U.S. National Whitewater Center celebrates autumn with its Fall Festival on Saturday, October 5th, 2019.
The festival features cider sampling, the Build-Your-Own-Boat Competition, yoga and the Scrambler Obstacle Course.
It’s free to attend the festival, but there are charges for the boat competition, obstacle races and cider tasting.
There is a $6 parking charge.
- 9:00am – The Scrambler Obstacle Trail Race
- 9:30am – Slow Flow Yoga
- 9:30am – SUP Yoga
- 11:00am – Cider Sampling opens
- 12:00pm – Build Your Own Boat Competition
- 1:00pm – Chakra Flow Yoga
- 4:00pm – All Levels Flow Yoga
- 4:30pm – Cider Sampling closes
Teams of two will complete a series of obstacles together through the USNWC property during The Scrambler presented by Hydro Flask, choosing between the short distance (3-4 mile) or long distance (6-7 mile) options. Competitors must complete each obstacle before moving on to the next one. Looking to knock out this race in style? Bust out your best costumes, because prizes will be awarded to the best dressed team.
BUILD YOUR OWN BOAT:
If you’ve ever had nautical dreams of steering a finely crafted ship through challenging seas, here’s your chance. The Build Your Own Boat Competition puts hand crafted vessels to the test down our man-made whitewater channel featuring class II, III and IV rapids. Judging will be based on the crowd reaction, creativity and seaworthy-ness of each boat, with the winning team’s name joining the ranks of past champions on the coveted BYOB rock and blade trophy.
It costs $40 to register your boat. More details and a registration link here.
Join us at the South Ridge for yoga during Fall Festival. Practices are one hour in duration and are led by a certified yoga instructor. All skill levels are welcome. Please bring your own mat.
SUP Yoga will be held on the Catawba River at 9:30am. SUP Yoga has a limited capacity and requires registration. Anchor spots are on a first come, first serve basis. SUP Yoga has a fee of $25 unless you have a Day Pass or Annual Pass or are providing your own equipment (board, paddle, PFD, & anchor). Register online or call Guest Services at 704.391.3900 to reserve your spot.
Guests bringing their own board will be allowed to take the class at no cost but are not guaranteed a spot on the anchor system. Day-of registration will be available as capacity allows.
More information and details on Whitewater’s Yoga Series can be found here.
Nothing says Fall quite like cider. Sample ciders of your choice from featured breweries including Stem Ciders, Wild Blossom Cider, Bold Rock, Windy Hill Orchard, Red Clay Ciderworks, Appalachian Mountain Cidery, GoodRoad Ciderworks, Austin Eastciders, and Noble Cider. For $7, receive four 4oz. pours of the ciders of your choice. Cider Sampling is available from 11:00am – 4:30pm for all persons aged 21+ with a valid ID. Pre-register below, or in person during Fall Festival.