2020 festival cancellation

It is with heavy hearts that the Board of Directors for the National Trout Festival announces the cancellation of this year's festival.

All options were weighed. It was a difficult decision to make, but the escalation of Coronavirus cases dictates this action.

"As much as we would like to carry on with Kalkaska's premier event, the health and safety of our community is our priority," said Diana Needham, Board President.

She continued, "The 2021 festival will incorporate celebrations of Kalkaska County's 150th birthday so we will be back, bigger and better!"

As a Board, it was decided to ask those chosen as the 2020 NTF King & Queen, along with the Grand Marshal, to act in those roles for the 2021 Festival. 

To honor these individuals, the National Trout Festival Facebook page will post their photos and biographies.

We thank everyone ahead of time for their support.