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THE 3rd ANNUAL DR. R. J. SCHILLING/ NH TROUT UNLIMITED COMMUNITY FLY FISHING CELEBRATION & FESTIVAL OF LOCAL ARTISAN BEER IS COMING JUNE 29!

*Fly-Fishing Celebration & Tournament: 10-2PM

*Artisan Beer Festival: 3-7PM

WHERE: Directly across the river from Schilling Beer Co. on the Murro Green (accessed from Riverglen Dr.).

All proceeds donated to The Dr. R.J. Schilling Fund, Project Healing Waters and to
Trout Unlimited's Trout Camp for kids. A HUGE thank you to participating brewers, Abbott Rental & Party Store, Littleton Food Cooperative and others who have made this possible.

This local artisan beer festival features Schilling Beer Co. and special guest breweries who support the community-focused nature of fly-fishing, cold water conservation and giving back:

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Coös Brewing Company (Colebrook, NH)
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Deciduous Brewing Company (New Market, NH)
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Fox Farm Brewery (Salem, CT)
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Hobbs Tavern & Brewing Company (West Ossipee, NH)
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Iron Furnace Brewing (Franconia, NH)
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Kelsen Brewing Company (Derry, NH)
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Rek-Lis Brewing Company (Bethlehem, NH)
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Throwback Brewery (North Hampton, NH)
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Zero Gravity Craft Brewery (Burlington, VT)

Local food trucks including Genuine Jamaican from #LancasterNH will also be present.

No tickets required for festival entry. Beer tickets purchased on-site.


About Dr. R.J. Schilling


Dr. Richard J. Schilling (1928-2018) was a surgeon, oilman and philanthropist whose ultimate concern was putting others before himself. The festival originates from Dr. Schilling's bequest to introduce children and beginners the sport of fly fishing as a means of fostering personal relationships and developing mentor-ship opportunities, thereby providing dignity and confidence to children. Dr. Schilling (“Opa,” as so many called him) also believed in fly fishing as a means to instill an appreciation for habitat conservation leading to healthier communities.

NH TU's Trout Camp


New Hampshire Trout Unlimited and the Dr. Richard J. Schilling Fund share Opa’s belief that when people slow down and appreciate the great blessing of natural beauty that we enjoy in the North Country, including the natural treasure of the Ammonoosuc River, it makes our lives, our children and our communities healthier. The Trout Unlimited-Dr. R. J. Schilling Fly Fishing Celebration is dedicated to Opa’s ideals, and to instilling within others the confidence to take up the sport of fly fishing to the benefit of our children and wider community.

Funds Raised


Funds raised at the Celebration will benefit the Dr. Richard J. Schilling Fund, dedicated to furthering human dignity and elevating communities, and will be specifically earmarked to send children to NH TU’s Youth Trout Camp, held annually each summer in Pittsburg, NH. This camp enables youth to learn about fly fishing, trout habitat, and cold water conservation. Funds will also be used for Trout Camp equipment and supplies. We thank the Schilling family and our fellow sponsors for such generous support.

This year we have added another recipient of these funds: Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings.


“The Dr. Richard J. Schilling Fly Fishing Celebration honors our grandfather, Opa, who taught us compassion in life and patience in the stream. The Dr. Richard J. Schilling Fund is established to convey his passion for fly fishing to our community, and to get the kids into the stream. As Opa said: Get away from the rest of the world, slow down, and watch your fly drift.’”


- Jeffrey B. Cozzens, CEO & Co-Founder, Schilling Beer Co.