Beast Feast

Come hungry to Beast Feast, a food truck competition and festival hosted at the U.S. National Whitewater Center on Saturday, August 10. The festival will feature food trucks from the Charlotte area, each competing with the USNWC and the other trucks to determine a grand prize winner. The Amphibious Duathlon will kick off the festival, followed by food sampling and live music.

*To vote for your favorite food truck, click here.

Event details:

  • Date: Saturday, August 10
  • Location: U.S. National Whitewater Center
  • Price:
    • Live music: free and open to the public
    • Food truck sampling: $5 for four tickets

Event Schedule:

Food Truck Participants:

Click here to view the menus.











Amphibious Duathlon

Make your way to the finish line by land and water during the inaugural Amphibious challenge. This race features two 5K trail runs before and after a 2K flatwater paddle around Sadler Island in the Catawba River. Race details can be found here.

Amphibious Duathlon











Quadzilla Relay Race

This four-part relay race features three individual legs of stand-up paddleboarding, whitewater kayaking and mountain biking, followed by team rafting to the finish line. Race details can be found here.



Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band

Purveyors of original Funk since 2002, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band zoomed onto festival stages nationwide, fueled by a heavy mix of powerful original compositions, triumphant horns, laid back grooves and heavy backbeats. Having fun and feeling good is the philosophy of this Asheville, NC 5 piece band, and colorful costumes and interactive stage personalities are all part of the show. Proclaiming that their goal is to shake the world, one cheek at a time, when the Booty Band hits the stage, everybody dances!

The group has been together for a full decade, performing well over 150 shows and completing three to four national tours each year. With a new album in the works at Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville, NC (projected release date: Sept 2013), a remix album entitled Re-Doin’ It Hard released Sept 2012, and Summer tour in full swing, they are definitely artists to watch. Re-Doin‘ It Hard features some of the band’s favorite DJ‘s including Agent 23 (GFE and Secret Agent 23 Skidoo), DJ leSpam (Spam Allstars), and Lee “InstaFunk” Allen (Booty Band and Eymarel) adding their distinctive perpectives to select tracks from their new album.

Doin’ It Hard, their sophomore studio release, is a reflection of the Booty Band’s approach to music, touring, performing, and to life in general. Recorded at City of Progress Studios in Miami, FL under the cultivated ear of DJ leSpam, Doin’ It Hard is Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band – next-generation, redefined for a new decade. Doin’ It Hard is available in 12” vinyl, compact disc, and digital download.

Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band is (left to right): Lee Allen (drums), Al Al Ingram (bass, vocals), JP Miller (guitar, vocals), Mary Frances (keys, vocals), and Derrick Johnson (trombone).

Questions / Comments

  1. Jill Slater August 10, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Can you bring in your own picnic to the white water center?

    • USNWC August 10, 2013 at 7:28 pm

      Hey Jill, we do not allow outside food and beverage at the USNWC.

  2. Ck August 10, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    I see that the sampling ends at 6pm, will there still be food available after that?

    • USNWC August 10, 2013 at 5:58 pm

      Hey CK, we will still have food available to purchase on Belmont Abbey Island, as well as at the Market and the River’s Edge Bar & Grill.

  3. Crystal Denning August 10, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Hi are there beverages/beer for sale?

    • USNWC August 10, 2013 at 2:18 pm

      Hey Crystal, we will be selling beverages throughout the event at several different locations.

  4. JG August 10, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Can camper vans stay overnight?

    • USNWC August 10, 2013 at 2:25 pm

      Hi JG, we do not allow camper vans to stay overnight at the USNWC.

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