Tuck Fest is a three-day festival that celebrates the outdoor lifestyle through competitions, exhibitions, demos and live music at the U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC). The festival features a variety of outdoor sport competitions that include trail running, kayaking, biking, climbing, stand-up paddleboarding, slacklining and adventure racing. The name "Tuck Fest" comes from the Tuckaseegee Ford and Trail, a historical landmark located at the USNWC.
Tuck Fest is rooted in the overall outdoor experience, giving guests of any age or skill level the opportunity to try something new. It's about getting outside and enjoying our natural surroundings by jumping in on a competition or simply enjoying the music and atmosphere. Featuring over 20 competitions in and around the river as well as live bands and participation from leaders in the outdoor industry, the festival invites athletes, spectators, and musicians to celebrate the active lifestyle.