Events

Events
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NOCtoberfest

October 25, 2014

Celebrate the changing colors of the Smokies with costume contests, pumpkin decorating and, of course, the Great Pumpkin Pursuit. Learn More

Guest Appreciation Festival (GAF)

September 26 - 28, 2014

This weekend, NOC says "thank you!" to our guests with with blow-out sales, paddling events, live music, family activities and more! Learn More

World Kayak Pro-Am

August 23, 2014

This beginner-friendly freestyle event supports an inspirational non-profit: First Descents! Learn More

NOC’s Canoe Club Challenge #3

August 16 - 17, 2014

The largest citizen's whitewater event in the country, these races are fun for the whole family. Learn More

Paddle Grapple

August 2, 2014

Canoe, Kayak, Sup or Surfski in the inaugural Paddle Grapple - a multi-discipline 3 or 6 mile race on beautiful Fontana Fontana. Learn More

World Kayak Hometown Throwdown #3

July 20, 2014

This free community freestyle event encourages paddlers of all ability levels to strut their stuff and surf their hearts out. Learn More

NOC’s Canoe Club Challenge #2

July 19, 2014

The largest citizen's whitewater event in the country, these races are fun for the whole family. Learn More

Alzar School’s Camp Cup Challenge

July 14 - 15, 2014

The Alzar School brings campers together for two days of canoeing, group activities and community building on the Nantahala River. Learn More

NOC’s Sizzlin’ 4th of July

July 4 - 6, 2014

Celebrate an all-American 4th of July at the Nantahala River with rafting, kayaking, zip-lines, mountain biking, family activities and free live music. Learn More

NOC’s Canoe Club Challenge #1

June 29, 2014

The largest citizen's whitewater event in the country, these races are fun for the whole family. Learn More

World Kayak Hometown Throwdown #2

June 21, 2014

This free community freestyle event encourages paddlers of all ability levels to strut their stuff and surf their hearts out. Learn More

ACA Open Canoe Downriver Nationals

June 17 - 19, 2014

Open Canoe paddlers from around the nation compete in this classic downriver event on the Nantahala River. Learn More

Georgia Conservancy Day

May 31, 2014

NOC welcomes Georgia Conservancy members to a family-friendly adventure weekend that supports Georgia Conservancy. Learn More

Merrell Adventure Dash

May 24, 2014

Runners negotiate challenge obstacles in this 5K adventure race. Kids aged 12 and under race free with a participating adult. Learn More

NRC Slalom Series

May 11, 2014

This family-friendly slalom event hosted by Nantahala Racing Club is suitable for all ability levels. Fun and supportive, the NRC Slalom Series offers a great introduction to racing. Learn More

World Kayak Hometown Throwdown #1

April 26, 2014

This free community freestyle event encourages paddlers of all ability levels to strut their stuff and surf their hearts out. Learn More

NOC Spring Fling

April 25 - 26, 2014

Celebrate spring in the Smokies with free live music and gear demos, a community freestyle event and family-friendly activities. Learn More

Smoky Mountain Relay

April 25 - 26, 2014

Teams of 6 or 12 runners traverse 212 miles through the Smoky Mountains in this epic overnight relay. Learn More

Nantahala Hilly Half Marathon & 5K

April 5, 2014

Challenging climbs, winding single track, waterfalls and stunning mountain views make this a don't-miss trail race. Learn More

AT Founder’s Bridge Festival

April 4 - 5, 2014

Enjoy free gear repair, hiking-themed movies, lectures and games. Live music and bonfire round out the evening. Learn More

NRC Whitewater US Open

March 22 - 23, 2014

This national-level slalom and downriver race on the Nantahala River is suitable for intermediate to advanced paddlers. Learn More

NRC Glacier Breaker

March 8 - 9, 2014

This community whitewater event includes slalom and downriver races and is fun for all ages and ability levels. Learn More