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DATE CHANGE    10th annual Kettle Fest©

Due to High Water Levels the Organizers of the Kettle River Paddle Festival
have made the decision to postpone the event till the weekend of May 28-29

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The Kettle Fest has a full weekend of paddling activities for whitewater and flat water paddlers.  Challenge yourself on white-water rapids or enjoy some easy paddling on the Kettle River's upper or lower sections.
  The river is designated as "Wild and Scenic" and is a beautiful float from the head waters down to the St. Croix.

The Kettle River Paddling Festival - #10 - 2016

River Festival highlights include the
"Kettle River Run" a down river kayak, canoe, and raft race and a Whitewater Rodeo. 

Other events of the Kettle River Paddle Fest © include a paddle making demopaddler party and gear swap.

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"Great event, a laid back and action packed weekend."       



Big thanks to all of the
Paddle Festival Sponsors

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Whitewater festival activities are centered at Robinson Park, in Sandstone, MN.
The Kettle River Paddle Fest is open to the public, vehicle registration is required for Banning State Park.



Whitewater Festival, paddling festival, kayak festival, canoe festival, paddling expo, water sports expo, river rendezvous - call it what you want.  Whitewater, flat water, river race, kayak rodeo, the Kettle River Paddle Fest offers a little of everything in the friendly small town of Sandstone, Minnesota


The Kettle River Paddle Festival is a grassroots organized, home-grow river festival of whitewater paddling fun.

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