Fishing for Life presents Fish Fair at fairgrounds

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.

 

Rods, reels, lures and loads of fishing equipment added to the June 14-15 Fish Fair activities at the Anoka County Fairgrounds.Photo by Sue Austreng After fashioning a balloon animal for the boys, Bumpy the Fishing Hobo poses for a portrait with brothers Peter and Eric Hanauska.Photo by Sue Austreng Mary Unverzagt and her baby brother Leo gather around a faux campfire as Sydney Dawson stoops to join them.Photo by Sue Austreng Bethani Sackor peers down the scope and times her shot, aiming a toy gun at plastic bottles and cans revolving on a platform ahead of her.Photo by Sue Austreng
 Elijah Zepeda gets a close look at a family of ducklings nestled in a pen full of farm animals including a mini fainting goat and a half-dozen pot belly pigs.Photo by Sue Austreng Adam Xiong reaches his line toward a school of fish swimming in the fish pond, hoping to snag a trout and earn some bragging rights during the June 14-15 Fish Fair.Photo by Sue Austreng Lily Balloy takes aim at balloons mounted on targets as she learns some fine tips about bow hunting during the June 14-15 Fish Fair event at the Anoka County Fairgrounds.
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Adam Xiong reaches his line toward a school of fish swimming in the fish pond, hoping to snag a trout and earn some bragging rights during the June 14-15 Fish Fair.Photo by Sue Austreng

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