Oct 5, 2017 - Things to Do

Join 10,000 other people in saying goodbye to summer at the Whitewater Center’s Fall Finale this weekend

It is officially fall and the temperatures have (sort of) dropped, which means it’s time to send your USNWC summer off with a bang at this weekend’s Fall Finale.

The event has seen 2,000+ save it to their calendar on Facebook, and the Center expects up to 10,000 people to visit throughout the three-day weekend, with the most visiting Saturday.


“We’re expecting attendance throughout Saturday to reach around 7,500, which is when we expect the largest number of people here for Fall Finale,” the Center told the Agenda on Tuesday.

Activities kick off all over the grounds this Saturday morning at 8 a.m. and include a BYOB (Build Your Own Boat) Competition, Dirty Dozen Obstacle Adventure Race, outdoor yoga and a cider sampling.

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Five activities you can’t miss:

BYOB (Build Your Own Boat) Competition, Friday and Saturday: Begins at 4 p.m. Friday afternoon, for the mandatory check-in, boat drop off, float test and style judging. The window for entry closes at 8 p.m.

Races, in four heats, begin in the main channel at noon tomorrow and awards will be handed out at 3:45 p.m.

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Cider sampling – Saturday, 4 to 8 p.m.: Appalachian Mountain Brewery, Bold Rock Hard Cider, Bull City Ciderworks, Good Road Ciderworks, Noble Cider, Red Clay Ciderworks and Windy Hill Orchard & Cider Mill will all be on-site for this four-hour tasting. Sampling cards that will get you four 4-ounce pours) will be available for sale at the Center for $6 each.

Final installment of River Jam – Saturday: On Saturday, The National Reserve will take the stage at 4 p.m., followed by the Eric Gales Band at 6 p.m. and Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors at 8 p.m.

Whitewater Film Series – Friday, 7 p.m.: The doubleheader has Kadoma, about the legendary kayaker of the same name that took on Africa’s wildest rivers, and Locked In, which tells the story of the first professional kayakers to descend the Beriman River in Papua New Guinea, beginning at 7 p.m. Run time is 1 hour and 38 minutes.

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Mountain Khakis Warehouse Sale – Saturday, 8 a.m.: Items will be 85% off, which means that the most you’ll pay is $40 for a jacket or sweater. Bring your own bag and don’t look for returns, exchanges, or refunds. Details.

See the rest of the weekend’s schedule here.

What you need to know:

Dates: Friday, October 7 to Sunday, October 9
Times: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday
Weather:  85 and sunny Friday, 83 and mostly cloudy Saturday, 80 and rainy Sunday
 US National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway
Free. Dogs and kids welcome.
Parking: $5, and will likely be crowded, so get there early and don’t wrestle with Uber


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