June 8 2024, 10:00am

Two Rivers Family Fishing Fair 2024

Two Rivers Family Fishing Fair 2024

Pere Marquette State Park

13112 Visitor Center Lane
Grafton, Illinois 62037

  • Admission: Free Event
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Phone: (618) 786-3323

For a day filled with fun and educational activities for the entire family check out the Two Rivers Family Fishing Fair! The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Pere Marquette State Park- near Grafton on Illinois Route 100. The Annual Fishing Fair will have food and drink, fishing fun, a dog show, and over 30 outdoor activities that families will enjoy!

Some favorites include a catch-and-release bluegill pond, where young anglers can have their photograph taken with their catch; the popular One-Cast station where everyone wins a prize; and the Bow-fishing Stations where children can shoot in a pool or at a 3D target.

This is a free event where families can explore the fun of fishing. Poles, bait and supplies are provided. Families can visit trout and bluegill ponds. More than 30 outdoor educational activities are available. Food and drinks are available on site, and there are free gifts and prizes for visitors. Featured activities include Fetch-n-Fish, dog shows, a 4,000-gallon aquarium, Twisted Cat Outdoors, and Camo the Clown. The Two Rivers Family Fishing Fair is sponsored by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District. Premier sponsors include the Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery, Farm & Home Supply, State Farm, and Walmart.
For more information, call 618-786-3323, ext. 1.

The event is hosted by Pere Marquette State Park (administered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources) and co-sponsored by Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge (administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service).


With nearly 8,000 acres of scenic beauty, Pere Marquette State Park is one of the most picturesque and beautiful locations on the Illinois River. As the largest state park in Illinois, visitors…
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