About Tuck Fest - Tuck Fest

About Tuck Fest

Tuck Fest is a three-day celebration of the outdoor lifestyle that attracts 40,000 people to the Whitewater Center every April. Its schedule includes dozens of races and competitions across Whitewater’s 1,300-acre facility; performances by award-winning bands and musicians; plus expos, vendors, and clinics all weekend long.   

Tuck Fest gets its name from the Tuckaseegee Ford and Trail, a historical trading route that passes through the Whitewater Center property. Now in its 11th year, Tuck Fest showcases the best of Whitewater, all in one weekend. 

New in 2024: Whitewater raised the stakes for three select competitions. Spectators cheered on not just amateur athletes, but also professionals competing for $35,000 in cash purses across Deep Water Solo, Boatercross, and Dirty Crit. 

Tuck Fest returns April 25-27, 2025, at the Whitewater Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. The event is free to attend, and a one-time race registration fee allows competitors to participate in up to 28 competitions scheduled throughout the weekend.