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Sep 22

Guest Appreciation Festival

Live Music
Retail Sale
Vendor Event
  • Date & Time

    September 22, 10:00 AM – September 24, 2023, 6:00 PM

  • Location

    Nantahala Outdoor Center

Guest Appreciate Festival


GAF 2023 Details Coming Soon- Save the Date!

Snag great deals from the Outfitter’s Store, the Guest Used Gear Marketplace, and shop handmade crafts and goods from local artisans. Play riverside games or participate in a race, grab a cold beverage and burger, and dance the evening away with live music.


Event Highlights

  • Upper Cascades Releases 
  • Artisan & Vendor Marketplace
  • Guest / Used Gear Marketplace
  • Gear & Deals at the Outfitter’s Store
  • Rafting, Ziplining, Aerial Adventure Parks & more!
  • Live Music & Entertainment

Event Schedule- Coming Soon!

Stay Tuned for 2023 Festival Details!

Vendor Application & Information

Applications for 2023 GAF Vendors will take place in August. 

Each year at GAF, NOC allows guests to set up booths selling used sporting equipment. Local artisans and non-profit organizations are also invited to set up booths to sell handmade crafts or share their cause. These spaces fill up very quickly. Click on the link for either vendor or artisan application below to complete the form and reserve your spot!


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