National Paddling Film Festival

Friday and Saturday, February 16th & 17th, 2018 Submit Your Film or Picture Today!

Get Tickets

Festival tickets are $25 at the door. Cash or check only. Children under 12, free. Advanced tickets on sale now!

Silent Auction

Bid on many donated paddling and non-paddling items. The bidding gets frantic near the close of the auction, Saturday.

Preview the auction items.

Visit the Sponsor Booths

Visit different sponsor booths. American Whitewater, Canoe Kenturcky/Jackson Kayaks, J&H, NRS, and Alpacka Rafts had setups in 2015.

Chili Cook Off

Chili cookoff on Saturday. Meat, Veggie, and Most Unusual categories, plus Chili King/Queen crowning.

Other than that, we will be having a food vendors selling food each night.

Friday

5:00 PM – Doors Open/Beer Starts Flowing/Films Start
8:00 PM – Guest Speaker
9:00 PM – Films Continue
11:00 PM – End of Day 1

Saturday

10:00 AM- 2:00 PM Bourbon Tour on the Hour
12:00 noon – Not-NPFF Race check-in at Elkhorn / AW Acres
1:00 PM – Not-NPFF Race start
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Bourbon Tasting
5:00 PM – Films Start
8:00 PM – Chili Cookoff Served
9:00 PM – Director remarks, Raffles, Film Winners Announced
9:00 PM – Wrap-up Silent Auction bidding
9:20 PM – 11:00 PM Pick-up Silent Auction items
9:45 PM – Guest Host
11:00 PM – End of 2016 NPFF

The Annual Not-NPFF Race - The Jess Cup

The annual Not-NPFF Downriver Race and Club Championship will be held Saturday on Elkhorn Creek. Race begins at noon and check-in is at Elkhorn / AW Acres. You don’t have to compete to go down river – but dress warmly. The Not-NPFF race is not associated with NPFF, and no liability is assumed by NPFF or its volunteers. Hence, the Not-NPFF name.

Join the NPFF Festival @ The Buffalo Trace Distillery, Frankfort Kentucky

Directions

Elmer T. Lee Clubhouse
Buffalo Trace Distillery
113 Great Buffalo Trace
Frankfort, KY

From Louisville:

On I-64 Eastbound, take Exit 53B, US 127 North, go about 5 miles. You will cross the KY River and see the Capital Plaza Hotel, turn left (still 127 North, also Wilkinson Blvd.). The distillery will be on the left in one mile.

From Lexington:

On I-64 Westbound, take exit 58, go North on US 60 until it becomes US 127/421. Go straight, follow signs to Civic Center/Downtown and do not make any turns until you see the distillery on your right, about 5.5 miles.

SMOKING NOTE: While smoking is allowed on the porch at the clubhouse, due to the flamable nature of Buffalo Trace products, smoking between the parking lot and the clubhouse, or in most places on Buffalo Trace property, is not permitted.

Giving Back to Rivers. Giving Back to Community.

For 35 years the National Paddling Film Festival has been hosting an annual competition to determine the best in paddle sport videos and images and to support American Whitewater and river conservation. Since 1981 we've raised $158,000 in donations. Contact us to become a donor or sponsor.

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