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April Events at Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center Feature Food, Fun, Fishing
ATHENS—There’s no better example of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department motto “Life’s Better Outside” than April events at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center.
Outdoor Fools Day April 6 will be followed by the Athens Big Green Egg Fest on April 13. Up to five rainbow trout per angler can be harvested free at TFFC during both events. No license is required to fish at TFFC. Those wishing to harvest fish should bring a cooler or stringer since none are available at TFFC.
Improving your outdoor skills is the focus of Outdoor Fools Day. The event showcases outdoor recreation opportunities in East Texas while teaching some of the skills needed to enjoy them, such as camping, fishing, outdoor cooking, birding and more.
The Big Green Egg Fest is all about learning how to cook on the ceramic smokers and sampling dishes prepared by several dozen volunteer chefs. At the end of the day, guests can take home one of the once-used Eggs at a substantial discount.
Openings are still available for cooks, so if you’ve been thinking about becoming an Egghead, now’s your chance. You can sign up to cook, taste or buy an Egg at http://www.athenseggfest.wordpress.com. The site also includes recipes from last year’s event to tempt your taste buds.
Both Outdoor Fools Day and the Big Green Egg Fest will run from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. While all Outdoor Fools Day activities are free with paid admission, an additional fee is charged for tasting at the Big Green Egg Fest. Those who preregister online can taste for $5; the fee on-site is $10. All proceeds benefit the Friends of TFFC.
The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center is located at 5550 F.M. 2495 in Athens, about 75 miles southeast of Dallas. Admission is $5.50 for adults, $4.50 for seniors, and $3.50 for children age 4 through age 12. For more information visit http://tpwd.texas.gov/tffc or call (903) 676-2277. A TFFC app is also available for both Apple and Android devices from their respective app stores.
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