Fall Finale

Due to inclement weather anticipated on Saturday from Hurricane Matthew, please see updated weekend schedule below:

Wrap up another great USNWC summer and River Jam Concert Series with us at Fall Finale. This year’s festival features Cider Sampling and the always entertaining and exciting B.Y.O.B. (Build Your Own Boat) Competition, where participants create their own river-worthy vessels and put them to the test with a trip down the whitewater competition channel. Start your day off by taking part in the Dirty Dozen Obstacle Trail Race through the USNWC trail system before enjoying the sights and sounds of our final musical performances of the year.

For more information, please visit the Festival & Concert FAQs.


Friday, October 7, 2016

Saturday, October 8, 2016:

  • 8:00am – Mountain Khakis Warehouse Sale begins
  • 8:00am – Outfitters Garage Sale begins (located on Camp Deck by Adventure Pavilion)
  • 3:30pm – Terrace Access opens CANCELLED
  • 4:00pm – BYOB mandatory check-in, boat drop off, float test, and style judging begins
  • 4:00pm – Samantha Fish CANCELLED
  • 5:00pm – Cider sampling begins CANCELLED
  • 6:00pm – Mountain Khakis Warehouse Sale ends
  • 6:00pm – Billy Strings CANCELLED
  • 8:00pm – BYOB mandatory check-in, boat drop off, float test, and style judging ends
  • 8:00pm – Yonder Mountain String Band CANCELLED
  • Post Music – Terrace Access closes

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

  • 7:30am- Dirty Dozen Obstacle Trail Race– 12K begins
  • 9:00am – Outfitters Garage Sale begins
  • 9:30am – SUP Yoga
  • 10:00am –  Mountain Khakis Warehouse Sale begins
  • 10:00am – Dirty Dozen Obstacle Trail Race– 5K begins
  • 11:30am – Summer Yoga
  • 12:00pm – BYOB Competition begins
  • 12:00pm – BYOB: Heat #1
  • 1:00pm – BYOB: Heat #2
  • 2:00pm – BYOB: Heat #3
  • 3:00pm – BYOB: Heat #4
  • 3:45pm – BYOB Awards
  • 4:00pm – Mountain Khakis Warehouse Sale ends
  • 5:00pm – Outfitters Garage Sale ends

Festival Map


Cider Sampling Information

  • Cider sampling cards will be available for purchase online below and onsite at the USNWC on October 8th
    • Sample tickets purchased online will be distributed on October 8th at the USNWC
  • $6 for one sample card (Four 4 oz. samples)
  • Sample cards may be purchased in any $6 increment
  • Sample cards have no cash value and may not be returned or exchanged once purchased
  • All sampling participants must be at least 21 years of age
  • Sampling will be available from 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.


SUP Yoga

SUP Yoga offers guests the chance to take their yoga practice to the water atop stand-up paddle boards. Practice will be led by local certified instructor on the flatwater of the Catawba River. There is no charge for SUP Yoga if participants bring their own equipment (SUP board, PFD, and paddle). If equipment is needed, it will be provided by the USNWC with the purchase of a Quick Sport, Cool Sport, or All Sport Pass on a first come, first serve basis. Please check in at the Kayak Center to reserve your spot 30 minutes prior to the start of the practice.

Terrace Access

Join us at The Terrace for a premiere view of the music and the Build Your Own Boat competition during Fall Finale. The Terrace Access opens at 3:30pm and goes to the end of music, offering a catered meal, private cash bar, indoor restrooms, and exclusive viewing deck for ticket holders.

  • Price: $45 per person
  • Menu

Questions / Comments

  1. Melissa October 8, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    Ok, please tell me that you are willingly going to refund me for the 5 Terrace tickets I bought. I’m not ok with spending $45/each for a meal.

    • usnwcadmin October 8, 2016 at 4:30 pm

      Hi Melissa, yes all Terrace Access tickets will be refunded automatically; they should credit back to your account with 3-5 days. We apologize for the inconvenience.

  2. Micayla October 8, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    I happen to be in charlotte due to the storm in savannah and I really want to see the live music at this event! How would I purchase tickets?

    • usnwcadmin October 8, 2016 at 4:31 pm

      Hi Micayla, unfortunately we have just had to cancel the music due to severe weather.

  3. PROVOST October 8, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Will u be open the weekend of 14th, 15th,16th?

    • usnwcadmin October 8, 2016 at 4:31 pm

      Hello, yes we are open next weekend. Please check the Calendar for hours of operation.

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