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National Paddling Film Festival

This is an annual event to benefit American Whitewater.  Tickets are $20 in advance/$25 at the door.

See some of the best paddling photos and video made this year, and meet those who made it.  Speakers that lead adventurous lives will tell their stories. There are silent auctions for whitewater boats, paddles, and other equipment, distillery tours, bourbon tastings, home brew and chili competitions, rock-paper-scissors for big prizes (kayaks!), and much more.  See the details at the website:

Depending on water levels and weather, there may also be a paddling opportunity on Elkhorn Creek (Class II-III - Harder than the Pine, easier than the Nantahala).  Here's a description of Elkhorn Creek:

The Capital Plaza  is my recommendation for a place to stay. It's almost walking distance from the festival, has nice rooms, and the restaurant food is good (and reasonably priced). They also offer a 15% discount for NPFF guests (make sure to ASK for it). Rooms with a King or 2 doubles are $88/night with the discount. 

This is a fun event!  Frankfort and the surrounding vicinity offer plenty of history and interesting day trips - like Ruth-Ann's Chocolates and distillery tours. About 90+% of the worlds bourbon is made within an hour or so of this city. 

Adding a day to the trip is a possibilty if enough folks want to go exploring more.

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  • Kim S.

    Bummer. Can you find one in Michigan?

    1 · January 16, 2014

    • Roger S.

      There might be video showings in the area. But this is the NATIONAL Paddling Film Festival. If you check their website however, they do provide video packages for local fund-raisers. So that could be a possibility...

      January 27, 2014

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  • Roger S.
    Principal Scout, Whitewater Instructor
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