Ken Jordan and I are planning to go to Tuck Fest. We were there last year and it was a lot of fun.
Event: Tuck Fest is a three day festival that celebrates the outdoor lifestyle through competitions, exhibitions, demos and live music held at the National Whitewater Center. (The name has nothing to do with the Tuckasegee River. When you go to the web site, you will see the origin of the name.)http://tuckfest.org/about/
This is a true festival with music and various events that are appropriate for multiple age levels and interests. One fee of $35 allows you to participate in Festival events.
Dates: April 21-23, 2017
Location: White Water Center - Charlotte, North Carolina
Appropriate for: all levels of kayakers. There are beginner, intermediate and advanced channels on this man made course. There are also various classes taught by "friends".
There are mountain bike trails to ride and lots of hiking. The Center provides a way to practice kayak skills in warm water (and you don't have to carry your boat back to the top!).
Considerations: There is no camping at the site. When you go the web site, you will see the 2 available places, which are (unfortunately), a ways away. We are recommending we share some hotel rooms. They are close to the Center and with 4 people will be reasonably priced. Fairfield Inn and Hampton are the two that have a relationship with the Center (those chains usually have breakfast too). Let us know if you are interested in a room share.
What to do next: Go to the web site to review information about the Festival. Watch the video while you are on the site. Register on-line.
Let one of us know if you are planning to go. We will be looking for you at the site.
Laurie and Ken
Please contact Ken Jordan or Lori Levknecht for more information.