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Festivals & Events

Paddling festivals are a great way for participants at all levels to be together and share the sport that they love. This page will be your guide to the different festivals throughout the year.

Gauley Fest by American Whitewater
Each year American Whitewater hosts their largest fundraiser known as Gauley Fest. Started in 1983 and held on the third weekend in September,...

The Cheat River Festival
The Cheat River Festival, otherwise known as Cheat Fest, is put on by the Friends of the Cheat, FOC, each year in May each year. The Cheat River Canyon is a West Virginia whitewater kayaking, a West Virginia Whitewater Rafting, and a West Virginia Whitewater Canoeing playground.

The Joy of Canoe and Kayak Festivals
This article outlines the reasons why every paddler should consider going to canoe and kayak festivals.

A Calendar of Paddling Festivals Around The United States
This document contains a calendar of paddling festivals around the United States. Start filling up your weekend schedule from now.

NAWF: North Alabama Whitewater Festival
The North Alabama Whitewater Festival is an annual event which helps support American Whitewater. The NAWF is held each March and features competitions, games, live bands, raffles, contests, food, camping, and a great time.

Adventure Times Kayak Expo
Need Some Warmth? The Adventure Times Kayak Expo at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, FL is the perfect event to "wet" your kayaking appetite. It will feature: paddling classes & instruction, rolling cliniques, demonstrations, factory reps, and plenty of boat demo opportunities.

The National Paddling Film Festival
Every paddler loves watching the breathtaking videos that are made about our sport. Here is information all about the 2008 National Paddling Film Festival's event to honor the best paddling videos of 2007.

American River Festival
The 2008 American River Festival has been scheduled. Check out this website for all the latest information.

New York River Festivals
Find out all you need to know about the River Festivals that are held in New York. This link includes information for the Moose River Festival, the Black River Festival, and the Salmon River Festival.

Reno River Festival
The Reno River Festival has picked its 2008 date. This link will take you right to their site.

The Cheat River Festival
The Cheat River in West Virginia is a favorite among traditionalist whitewater paddlers. The 2008 Cheat River Festival put on by the "Friends of the Cheat" has been scheduled.

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