The first annual Tuck Fest is a three-day outdoor festival at the U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC) that features live music, games and races on our 400-acre facility. With seven live bands and over 20 activities and races throughout the weekend, the festival aims to draw families, individuals and adventure enthusiasts of all ages to celebrate the active outdoor lifestyle. The celebration also recognizes the Tuckaseegee Ford and Tuckaseegee Trail, a historical landmark located at the Center.
Friday, April 19th
Saturday, April 20th
Sunday, April 21st
Ongoing Festival Events
Kindermourn’s 9th Annual Hope Floats Duck Race
The U.S. National Whitewater Center is proud to host KinderMourn’s 9th Annual Hope Floats Duck Race from 2-5 p.m. on April 21. Over 15,000 sunglass-wearing rubber ducks will be dropped into the Competition Channel at the USNWC to race at 3:30 p.m. Members of the community will adopt these ducks for $5 each, offering financial support for a worthy cause.
These yellow rubber duckies can teach us amazing things about the power of hope. For grieving children and bereaved parents in the Charlotte area, these adorable ducks offer the assurance that no one is turned away from KinderMourn because of an inability to pay for counseling services they receive after the devastating death of a loved one.
For more information or to adopt a duck, please visit KinderMourn.
The Cornhole Tournament will take place on Belmont Abbey Island at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 20. Pre-registration is recommended ($30 per team) as day-of registration will only be offered if space is available. First place winners will receive a pair of 2013 AllSport Season Passes; second place will receive two pairs of sunglasses by Smith Optics; third place will receive two AllSport Day Passes. Click here (pdf) for USNWC Cornhole rules.
We are offering a limited number of VIP passes that allow guests to experience Tuck Fest from a VIP section that provides an incredible view of the facility, one meal and access to a private bar (drinks included).
Saturday, April 20th (purchase):
Additional Festival Info:
Volunteering: Interested in volunteering? Contact Adam Bratton at email@example.com