Nantahala River, NC. – 2017 –  Endless River Adventures, in partnership with our industry sponsors, is pleased to announce the 13th annual Nantahala Open. The date of this year’s event is Saturday, April 29th, 2017. The Nantahala Open will again be dedicated to Team River Runner.

The Nantahala Open has gained the reputation as a fun competition; open to all boaters no matter the experience or ability, consisting of categories for every skill level–and the prizes that go along with them! The competition takes place at Nantahala Falls from 10:00AM through 3:00PM.  Following the competition Endless River Adventures invites everyone to an Open House After Party and screening of the day’s footage at Endless River Adventures

The best part of the event is the support that manufacturers give to an event that is purely for fun.  This is not a “sponsored” event; the participants are typically Nantahala boaters and those who just enjoy a great day of fun on the river. The support that sponsors have given has always been over and above.  The event would not be successful without them.

The Endless River team will coordinate the event from the launching pad at Nantahala Falls, with video cameras arranged to film participants.  Categories always include such events as Best Freestyle through the Falls, Best Top Hole Move, Most Creative Eddy Catching, Best Self-Rescue, Best Carnage, Cutest Run, and our favorite category – best pool toy… and anything that comes to mind as the day unfolds!  In addition, there will be industry-wide support for the event in terms of prizes.  Industry sponsors make it possible to award great prizes for all categories.  Everyone comes out of the Nantahala Open a winner!

Schedule for the Day:

10AM – 3PM Set up at staging beach above Nantahala Falls. Come at the beginning of your run or finish up the day looking like a star!

4PM – 8PM – Music Food and Beer at Endless River Adventures. Bring your appetite as we will be selling delicious post-river food. And Oskar Blues Brew will be served!

8PM(ish) – 10PM – viewing of 2017 Nantahala Open Video and prizes!! Finishing off with a raffle for the Custom Liquid Logic Braap – donated by a generous anonymous sponsor, with proceeds going to Team River Runner.

In addition to the main event, there is a scheduled release on both the Cheoah and the Cascades/Upper Nantahala all weekend!!

April 29th will be here before you know it so start making plans now and help make the 9th annual Nantahala Open an event that reflects what we all do– have fun on the river!

For updates on event specifics, keep an eye on the Nantahala Open Facebook and Endless River Adventures Facebook.

For more information or questions about the event: 828-488-6199.