I have to say that last year's Fest was one of the highlights of my fishing year. I don't get to fish for trout as often as I once did, so to be able to be fully immersed for a long weekend, well, doesn't get much better for me.
If you're in the Midwest and even a little Tenkara-curious, I'd highly recommend heading out to Coon Valley for at least one of the days of the Fest. The folks from Badger Tenkara host a top notch event, and the attendees (both anglers and vendors) couldn't be any more friendly.
Me, I'm just looking forward to a few cold Spotted Cows.
If you do go, maybe I'll buy you a round too...
A recap of 2015's Midwest Tenkara Fest can be found HERE