This is a special family day in a place with a long history of fishing tradition. South Otselic was the home of the famous Gladding Fishing Line, which began in 1816 and was the world’s largest fishing line manufacturer. Since 1932 New York State has operated a large fish hatchery here.
The Otselic Valley Fishing & Heritage Association (OVF&HA), in partnership with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, will be hosting the sixth annual Fishing Heritage Day. This year’s event will kick off on Friday evening, May 16, with a fish dinner at the Georgetown Fire Hall, starting at 5 pm. On Saturday, May 17 the main event will take place at both the State Fish Hatchery and the Otselic Town Park in South Otselic, NY. One of this year’s special features include 3 sets of music performers scheduled throughout the day in the Town Park. Also, from 12pm-3pm the Zoomobile from Ross Park Zoo in Binghamton will showcase a selection of live animals by the Town Hall. The U.S. Postal Service will also be introducing the 2014 special stamp cancellation, featuring a design by local artist Betsy Jensen. As in previous years, there will be several non-profit organizations along with various arts, crafts and antiques for sale in the Town Park, while food and drink offerings will be made available by local nonprofit organizations.
WHAT: South Otselic Fishing Heritage Day
WHEN: Weekend of May 16-17
WHERE: South Otselic, NY