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 BYOB (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. Take part in the Dirty Dozen Obstacle Adventure Race through the USNWC trail system, Aqua Rock Deep Water Solo Climbing Competition, or a yoga practice under the trees, before enjoying the sights and sounds of one of our final musical performances of the year.

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


Friday, October 6, 2017:

Saturday, October 7, 2017:

Festival Map

Cider Sampling Information

  • Cider sampling cards will be available for purchase online below and onsite at the USNWC on October 7th
    • Sample tickets purchased online will be distributed on October 7th 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 pm – 8:00 pm


  • Cidery List: Coming Soon

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 (served between 5:30pm-7:30pm), private cash bar, indoor and outdoor seating, restrooms, and exclusive viewing area.

  • Price: $45 per person
  • Terrace Access tickets are on-sale until midnight of Thursday, October 5, 2017
  • Menu: Coming Soon

Questions / Comments

  1. Ted October 8, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    Weather is going to clear! Can the music be delayed or move Samantha to the end of the night?!

    • usnwcadmin October 8, 2016 at 4:32 pm

      Hi Ted, unfortunately we have had to cancel music due to severe weather. We apologize for the inconvenience.

  2. Greg October 8, 2016 at 11:10 am

    If we bought tickets for the cider sampling, can we get a refund because it was cancelled?

    • usnwcadmin October 8, 2016 at 11:23 am

      Hi Greg, yes you will be automatically refunded you sampling ticket purchase and it should appear in your account in 3-5 days. Please contact Guest Services at 704-391-3900 with any inquiries related to this matter. Thank you for your understanding.

  3. Brittany October 8, 2016 at 10:16 am

    Is the cider sampling moved to Sunday?

    • usnwcadmin October 8, 2016 at 11:23 am

      Hi Brittany, unfortunately cider sampling has been cancelled and will not take place on Sunday. We apologize for the inconvenience.

  4. Melissa October 8, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Is the Terrace going to be tented? And is it guaranteed that Yonder is going to play?

    • usnwcadmin October 8, 2016 at 10:16 am

      Hi Melissa, the terrace is not tented but there is indoor access if you would like to go inside. As of now, the YMSB show is still on as scheduled for 8PM tonight; please monitor USNWC social media channels for future weather updates.

  5. Mike October 6, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Will the run and BYOB go on rain or shine on Sat? Looks like will be getting some rain from Matthew…

    • Jimmy Lawler October 6, 2016 at 12:29 pm

      Hey Mike,
      We are keeping a close eye on the storm. Fall Finale is still on as scheduled at this time. If we are forced to alter any elements, we will update the webpage and inform all participants via email.

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