NOC’s Guest Appreciation Festival is our way of saying “Thank You” to you! We have something for everyone. Snag the best in outdoor gear and apparel at stunningly low prices from our new and used gear sale with names including The North Face, Chaco, Dagger Kayaks, KEEN and more. Boaters, take advantage of our free shuttles for the Cascades and Upper Nantahala recreational releases. Discover a new craft from one of our vendors. Join in on the fun with our family-friendly riverside games and activities including giant jenga, face painting, and more! Or, dance the night away to live music on the banks of the Nantahala River. It’s a weekend of incredible sales, whitewater, outdoor fun and gratitude! See you there.
2020 Event Schedule: Coming Soon!
Paddling Film Festival
We are excited to bring you Paddling Film Festival, FREE of charge (one of the only free showings in the country!). The movie lineup will be announced in the Spring of 2020!
Each year at GAF, NOC allows guests to set up booths selling used sporting equipment. Local artisans and non-profit organizations are also invited to set up booths to sell handmade crafts or talk about their cause. These spaces fill up very quickly, click on the link for either vendor or artisan application below to complete the form and guarantee your spot!
Check back for 2020 Artisan and Vendor Registration.
Parking & Shuttle Information
With such great sales and fun events, we expect a crowd! We want everyone to come and go as they please so we are opening 2 shuttle lots with free shuttles ($10 with boat) all day through the weekend. We expect the heaviest crowds on Saturday morning and early afternoon. Please note: Every year a few GAF guests are ticketed or towed for parking in unauthorized locations along US 19/74 and Silvermine Rd. Local law enforcement will be out in force, so please make every effort to park safely.