Great Trout Fest! Crowd enjoys perfect day

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Fun for all at Festival–Perfect weather was the call for this year’s fest. The pageant pre-show warmed up the crowd.

by Barry Drue

The 11th annual Lake Trout Festival brought smiles to hundreds at the L’Anse Waterfront on Saturday, June 11, 2016. Just how many hundreds is up for debate, but by all accounts, it was a great crowd and a great event. The weather was perfect—sunny with a southwest breeze. “It was an awesome day,” said Tracey Barrett, director of the Baraga County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. “I’m guessing there were 500-600 people. How do you tell? We went through 500 boxes of popcorn! “Some people think we had, over the course of the day, 1,000 people at the festival,” Barrett added. The free event filled the L’Anse waterfront and a block of Broad Street with entertainment and activities lasting from the American Legion’s pancake breakfast in the morning to the fish tournament awards presentation in the evening. To read more, subscribe to the L’Anse Sentinel online, or buy a print copy at our local retailers.