• Competitions, concerts highlight Tuck Fest

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    Experience the outdoor lifestyle through competitions, exhibitions, demos and live music at Tuck Fest, a four-day festival happening Thursday through Sunday at the U.S. National Whitewater Center.

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    The event will feature more than 30 competitions in and around the river, including trail running, kayaking, biking, climbing, stand-up paddleboarding and adventure racing.

    There is no fee for spectators coming to watch the events and bands or participate in clinics and land-based yoga. Parking will cost $6.

    If you do want to take part in any of the competitions, registration is a one-time flat fee of $40 that allows you to participate in as many Tuck Fest races and competitions as you’d like throughout the weekend except for the invitation-only Deep Water Solo Competition. Race day registration will be available for $45.

    Headlining artists include Fantastic Negrito on Thursday, The Marcus King Band and J. Roddy Walston and The Business on Friday, Caamp and Tyler Childers on Saturday, and Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors and The Milk Carton Kids on Sunday.

    For more details, click here.

    Fun festival fact:  The name “Tuck Fest” comes from the Tuckaseegee Ford and Trail, a historical landmark located at the USNWC. The Ford is the first known crossing point along the Catawba River that was traveled by Native Americans and European settlers.

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