Adirondack Paddlefest is the Nation’s Largest On-Water Canoe, Kayak and Stand-Up-Paddle-board (SUP) Demo and Sale and features over 75 leading manufacturers of canoes, kayaks, SUPs and accessories.
Paddlefest is held on Old Forge Pond, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 16 through 18 and includes clinics, on-site test paddling, speakers, instruction, live music, food and fun for the whole family, in addition to over 1,000 canoes, kayaks and SUP’s on sale at great pre-season prices.
More than 20 major manufacturers of canoes, kayaks, and SUPs will be at Adirondack Paddlefest, including: We-no-nah, Current Designs, Dagger, Swift, Liquidlogic, Wilderness Systems, Mad River, Pyranha, Native, Wave Sport, Perception, Hurricane, BIC SUP and more.
A full slate of additional events has been planned in conjunction with Adirondack Paddlefest 2014.
New this year is the inaugural Adirondack Fishing Tournament to be held Saturday at Old Forge Pond, co-sponsored by Wilderness Systems Kayaks.
First place prize is a 2014 Wilderness Systems Ride 115X fishing kayak.
Also new this year is the BIC One Design Challenge SUP Race on Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
The 3rd Annual Adirondacks Paddlers Photo Contest Awards Ceremony will be held again at Paddlefest.
Sponsored by Adirondack Explorer, Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company, and VIEW, the contest is open to both amateur and professional photographers. Winners will be announced Saturday at View.
Returning to Adirondack Paddlefest is the acclaimed Reel Paddling Film Festival, which howcases the orld’s best paddling films o audiences around the world.
The winners and other shortlisted films are then toured to more than 100 cities around the world, screening for an audience of more than 30,000 outdoor adventure enthusiasts and their friends and families.
The Reel Paddling Film Festival will once again be held at View on Saturday, May 17. For tickets, contact View at (315) 369–6411.
According to John Nemjo, president of Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company, the key ingredient behind Adir-ondack Paddlefest’s success is that, unlike most of the larger paddlesports shows in the country that are held inside large indoor arenas, Paddlefest is held outside on a beautiful Adir-ondack lake.
“Paddlefest is truly unique; paddlers can choose from literally hundreds of different canoe, kayak and SUP models to test paddle in real world conditions. And we provide live on-water demonstrations by some of Paddlesports leading experts,” Nemjo said.
Admission to Adirondack Paddlefest 2014 is $5 per day with children 12 and under admitted free.
Or visitors can choose to test paddle all weekend for $20 and be admitted free to the show.
The $20 test paddle fee is applied to a canoe, kayak, or SUP purchase.
For more information on Adirondack Paddlefest 2014 visit www.adirondackpaddlefest.com or call (315)369–6672.