Fall Finale

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:

  • 4:00pm – BYOB mandatory check-in, boat drop off, float test, and style judging begins
  • 5:00pm – Dirty Dozen Obstacle Trail Race Packet Pick-up begins
  • 6:58pm (projected sunset) – Whitewater Film Series – Mountainfilm on Tour
  • 7:00pm – Dirty Dozen Obstacle Trail Race Packet Pick-up ends
  • 8:00pm – BYOB mandatory check-in, boat drop off, float test, and style judging ends

Saturday, October 8, 2016:

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

  • 12:00pm – 4:00pm-  Mountain Khakis Warehouse Sale

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

Questions / Comments

  1. Doug September 23, 2016 at 10:07 am

    Is the band lineup correct?

    • usnwcadmin September 23, 2016 at 10:53 am

      Hi Doug, yes the band lineup is correct.

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