Competitions and concerts highlight Tuck Fest

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Celebrate the outdoor lifestyle through competitions, exhibitions, demos, and live music at Tuck Fest, a three-day festival happening April 21-23 at the U.S. National Whitewater Center.

The event will feature over 20 competitions in and around the river including trail running, kayaking, biking, climbing, stand-up paddleboarding and adventure racing.

In its fourth year, the festival continues to grow and gives guests of all ages and skill levels the chance to try something new.

Registration is a one-time flat fee of $35 that grants access to all races and competitions (you may participate in as many Tuck Fest races and competitions as you’d like throughout the weekend). Race day registration will be available for $40.

There will also be plenty of live music. Headlining artists include Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass on Friday, The Hip Abduction and Anderson East on Saturday, and Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats on Sunday.

There is no fee for spectators coming to watch the events and bands. Parking will cost $5.

For more details, visit tuckfest.org.

Fun festival fact:  The name “Tuck Fest” comes from the Tuckaseegee Ford and Trail, a historical landmark located at the USNWC. The Ford is the first known crossing point along the Catawba River that was traveled by Native Americans and European settlers.


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