Fishing for Life presented its annual Fish Fair kids’ carnival and sportsman’s garage sale June 14-15 at the Anoka County Fairgrounds.
Between cloud-bursting downpours Saturday afternoon, kids practiced bow hunting, dropped a line in the trout pond, tied their own lures, pet live animals in the petting zoo and roasted plastic marshmallows and hot dogs in a faux fire pit.
Why, Bumpy the Fishing Hobo even paid a visit, tying long, skinny balloons into bouncing toy dogs and cats and posing for pictures with the kids.
Friday evening had families enjoying a fish fry and perusing items put up for sale in the sportsman’s garage sale.
Fishing for Life serves kids, families and community through fishing and outdoor programs and has presented Fish Fair at the Anoka County Fairgrounds for several years.
To learn more about Fishing for Life and to see the schedule for coming events, visit www.fishingforlife.org.
Sue Austreng is at [email protected]