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Since 1983 the National Paddling Film Festival has been raising money and river conservation awareness for both the paddling community and non-profits such as American Whitewater. Hosted by the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky this 2 day event has drawn entries from all over the country.
These two days are packed with Silent Auctions, Raffle Drawings, Food, Fun, Sponsor Booths, Homebrew “Brew Off” competition, Bourbon Tastings, Distillery Tours, Film Viewing, Guest Speaker and of course paddling!
This year’s event is Friday Feb 21st and Saturday Feb 22….the schedule of events is below.

Friday Night:
5:00 pm Door Open, Beer Starts Flowing and Films start
7:00 pm Brew off beer deadline
8:00 pm Welcome and Guest Host Introduction
8:15 pm Presentation
9:15 pm Films continue
10:45pm Wrap up and after party at the Brick Alley

10 am-2pm Bourbon Tours on the hour at Buffalo Trace Distillery
11:30 am Not-NPFF Race check-in
1:00 PM Not-NPFF Race starts
3pm-4pm More Bourbon Tasting
3:30 pm Films Start
6:30 pm Chili Cook-off Deadline
9:00 pm Wrap up and silent auction
10:45 pm Awards Ceremony
11:00 pm After party at Brick Alley

Tickets are available in advance through the American Whitewater website for $20.00 through midnight Feb 20th. Or you can buy them at the door for $25.00. Children under 12 are free.
For more information check out the website

I’ll be posting a Post Event write up later…