The Two Rivers Family Fishing Fair is back for its 25th edition on Saturday at Pere Marquette State Park in Grafton. The free event features 25 outdoor education activities, a trout and bluegill pond, and free gifts and prizes for kids who register on site. The fair runs from 10am to 4pm and the Big Z will be broadcasting live.
Scott Isringhausen is the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Urban Fishing Coordinator for the southern part of Illinois and has been there since the start. He says like any event it starts with an idea this year is the 25th year.
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He says in the first year, they had about 100 kids. In recent years, the event draws more than 3,000 kids and adults when the weather is good. Stop by the Big Z booth tomorrow and watch the live broadcast of a special Saturday edition of The Outdoors Show from 11am to Noon. The show will be rebroadcast on Sunday at Noon.