September 24, 2016
Having Fun Supporting Local Charities
2016 Sunset Beach Paddle Fest charities include Brunswick County Homeless Coalition, Paws-Ability & Sunset Beach Turtle Watch Program.
This year’s Island-Beach theme will have everyone saying Aloha. Wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt so everyone will know that you are a native!
Preview Randy McQuay Trio, The Paddle Fest Headline Performer
Kayak & Paddleboard enthusiasts will enjoy the line-up of competitive and casual water activities. This year’s race includes a 9.5 mile Elite kayak and SUP race, 5.5 mile open SUP/Kayak race and a 1.9 mile fun paddle.
We’ve got a great lineup of top local performers for this year’s Paddle Fest that will keep your toes tapping.
This year’s performers included Randy McQuay Trio and Ashton Stanley.
Activities & Contests
This year’s Paddle Fest will offer fantastic events and activities for the whole family, including kid games, pie baking competition, pet costume contest & much more.
We are pleased to offer the fine collection of handcrafted beers by Blind Squirrel Brewery.
We have a great array of food and drinks available at this year’s Paddle Fest, including some collaborations with local restaurants and local microbrewers will offer their best beer.
Come and shop with us and explore an amazing assortment of local vendors offering handmade crafts and unique products.
8:00 am – Kayak & SUP Fishing Tournament Begins
9:00 am – Vendor Booths Open
10:00 am – Children’s Treasure Hunt
10:30 am – Children’s Games Begin
11:00 am – Food & Beer Sales Begin
11:00 am – Pie Baking Contest Judging Begins
11:00 am – Dog Costume Contest Begins
12:00 noon – Ashton Stanley performs, Dog Costume and Pie Baking Contest Results Announced
12:15 pm – Limbo Contest Begins
1:00 pm – Limbo Contest Results Announced; 9.5-Mile Elite Kayak Race Begins
1:15 pm – 9.5 mile Elite SUP Race Begins
1:30 pm – 5.5 mile Open Kayak Race Begins
1:45 pm – 5.5 mile Open SUP Race Begins
3:00 pm – 1.9 Mile Fun Paddle Begins; Randy McQuay Trio Performs
3:30 pm – Gilligan’s Island Look-Alike Contest Begins
4:00 pm – Paddle Race, Fishing Tournament, and Gilligan’s Island Look-Alike Contest Results Announced
5:00 pm – End of Paddle Fest