5th Annual Paddle Fest offered new classes, races and fun

More than 100 outdoor enthusiasts and paddlers and kayakers of all skill levels enjoyed a day of tours, races and classes at Spartanburg Water’s 5th annual Paddle Fest.

The free event moved to May for cooler temperatures this year and had many participants that were coming to their first Paddle Fest.

Paddle Fest offered tour-guided and self-guided educational paddle tours, kayak/canoe/stand-up paddle races, beginner paddle classes and a paddle demo area. Product vendors and nonprofits set up booths at Paddle Fest to offer custom paddles .

Paddle Fest is held at Lake Blalock Park, located at 1925 Sandy Ford Road in Chesnee. Our 2017 Paddle Fest date will be announced in late winter.