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Oct 25

Guest Appreciation Festival

Live Music
Retail Sale
Vendor Event
  • Date & Time

    October 25, 11:00 AM – October 27, 2024, 8:00 PM

  • Location

    Nantahala Outdoor Center

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Come and join us at GAF 2024 for an exciting weekend full of fun and adventure! The event includes exciting races, kids’ activities, used boat sales starting online, and our Used Gear Marketplace and Artisan market.

You can also enjoy live music, delicious food, drinks, and riverside games in a family-friendly atmosphere. Don’t miss out on the exclusive bargains available on boats, gear, and artisan crafts.

NRC Slalom Race

Come join us for a fun fall citizen’s slalom race on the Nantahala River! The race is open to paddlers of all ages and the course difficulty will be novice – intermediate.

The slalom course will start just above the NOC Founder’s Bridge and end upstream of the highway bridge. The course will consist of 18-20 slalom gates and will run through the 2013 Worlds Hole. Racers are encouraged to use slalom-specific or plastic “half-slice” boats and have at least class 2 river running skills.

Signup by emailing nantahalaracingclub@gmail.com or same day registration will be available Saturday morning by the NRC Trailer.  A start list and information will be provided by email.

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