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3 Exciting weekend getaways this spring in Gaston County 2022

Mark your calendars and make your plans now to meet us in Gaston County for these three great events; Adventure Race and opening of the Boathouse in McAdenville, Tuck Fest at US National Whitewater Center and Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championships with Bike Fest at George Poston Park. A great time will be had by all who make their way for these fun filled, outdoor experiences in Gaston County.

Adventure Race

Adventure Race & Boathouse Opening


South Fork Sampler: Adventure Race

Human Powered Movement is thrilled to bring a brand-new Adventure Race to our backyard in Gaston County for participants of all skill levels on April 1 and 2. The South Fork Sampler will showcase the natural beauty and recreational options of the region while raising money for the Catawba Riverkeeper.

Starting and finishing at The Boathouse in McAdenville (formerly Catawba Riverkeeper’s Outfitter), this beginner friendly scavenger hunt style event will task individuals and teams to collect as many pre-determined checkpoints as possible in the shortest amount of time. The fastest will be crowned the winner of the inaugural South Fork Sampler!

Opening of the Boathouse

The Boathouse on the South Fork River opens for its second year, renting kayaks, stand up paddleboards, and canoes as well as offering tours of the river. The Boathouse is a center for authentic outdoor experiences on the banks of the South Fork River, the largest tributary of the Catawba River.


Tuck Fest at US National Whitewater Center

Tuck Fest

APRIL 29 - MAY 1

Tuck Fest is a multi-day festival that celebrates the outdoor lifestyle through competitions, exhibitions, demos, and live music at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. The festival features a variety of outdoor competitions that include trail running, kayaking, biking, climbing, stand-up paddleboarding, obstacles, and adventure racing. In six years, Tuck Fest has grown from 14,000 attendees in 2013 to over 48,000 attendees in 2019. Make your reservations now for the best and closest places to stay for this event.


Red Bull

MAY 20 -22