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Float Fest 2023

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Float Fest Logo laid over image of New River

Join Appalachian Mountain Brewery, Watauga Riverkeeper, and River & Earth Adventures for a float down the New River!

It’s time once again for the Riverkeeper’s Floatfest sponsored by Appalachian Mountain Brewery, and hosted by River & Earth Adventures. Proceeds benefit MountainTrue’s Watauga Riverkeeper and help protect clean water in the High Country.

This will be a family-friendly, experiential educational event and a fun day out on the water. but all participants are welcome all day at the River and Earth Adventures outpost for the festival. The riverside fest will have a barbecue with volleyball, cornhole, and other yard games and live music. MountainTrue staff and Riverkeepers will lead environmental education activities including kick-net sampling for macroinvertebrates, snorkel tours, and watershed modeling. There will also be Fly Fishing demos from Boone’s Fly Shop and High Country Guide Service. Opportunities for tubing the New River as well as a tie-up tube city scene will be available.

Appalachian Mountain Brewery will offer local craft beer, food, and live music. River & Earth Adventures will provide tubes and shuttles. The ticket price includes tubes and a shuttle at River and Earth Outpost.

Event: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tubing: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Live music: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Viewbucket and Snorkel Clinic: 11-11:30 a.m. and 2-2:30 p.m.
Fly Fishing Clinic: 12-12:30 p.m. with Boone’s Fly Shop

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Appalachian Mountain Brewery
163 Boone Creek Drive
Boone, NC 28607 United States
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