Kettle River Paddle Festival #10
will be held on the weekend of
April 30-May 1, 2016
2016 Kettle River Paddle Festival Events
*all paddle fest events are on river time, please check back for updates*
Friday, April 29, 2016
9:00- 4:00 Paddle festival set up for sponsors and event planners.
4:00 Pre-event river inspection, followed by final safety meeting.
5:00 - 8:00 Robinson Park Paddlers Social
Saturday, April 30
9:00-6:00 Robinson Park in Sandstone Minnesota hosts the Kettle River Paddle Festival. Boat demos and paddling clinics on the beautiful Kettle River.
1:00-3:00 Race registration in Robinson Park.
9:00 - 11:00 Make your own paddle Lee Dybvig will share tips on making usable wooden canoe paddles.
3:30 Pre-race meeting for all paddlers at the Banning State Park
4:00 the "Kettle River Run" paddlers race from Banning State Park to Robinson Quarry. Fastest Boat down the river wins big prizes. See the video
5:30-7:30 Dinner and social
7:30 Announcement of the "Kettle River Run" winner, beverages with fellow paddlers and some great door prizes from our generous sponsors.
Sunday, May 1
9:00- 11:00 join the flat water Group Float (pending )
9:00-1:00 Boat "SWAP and FLOAT" in the parking lot of Robinson Park.
10:00- 3:00 Mohawk canoe demos and paddling clinics on the beautiful Kettle River.
12:00 the Kettle River Rodeo watch paddlers do their stunts and tricks. River level will determine what wave will be used for the competition. Watch the action from the cliffs of Banning State Park, plenty of free seats for everyone.
See the video from last year's rodeo.
3:00 Final river run and park clean-up, help keep the Kettle River and Robinson Park looking beautiful.
**Vehicle registration is required for Banning State Park
Water sport activities imply many hazards which could result in serious injury or death. All participants in these activities must assume responsibility for themselves, their safety and their actions. PFDs required by MN state law, helmets and cold water clothing strongly encouraged.