2018 National Paddling Film Festival

  • 16 Feb 2018
  • 17 Feb 2018
  • Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601


  • The name and email used to register will be on file at the door to receive your wrist band. Tickets not paid for in advance will be $25 at the door. Early registration tickets will be available online through February 11th, 2018.
  • Advanced online tickets were only available through February 11th, 2018. Regular online tickets and tickets at the door are $25.00.

Registration is closed



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


10:00 AM- 4:00 PM Bourbon Tour on the Hour
12:00 noon – Not-NPFF Race Check-in at Elkhorn / AW Acres
1:00 PM – Not-NPFF Race
5:00 PM – Films and Bourbon Tasting Start
5:45PM – Bourbon Tasting Ends
9:00 PM – Director Remarks, Raffles, Film Winners Announced
9:00 PM – Wrap-up Silent Auction Bidding
9:45 PM – Guest Host: Nick Troutman, Emily Jackson, and son Tucker
**Silent Auction Pick Up Time TBA**
11:00 PM – End of NPFF

It's time for the 2018 National Paddling Film Festival! Every year in February, a motley crew of dirtbag kayakers, open boaters, single bladers, SUPers, and rafters gather to watch paddling flicks, drink beer, eat food, bid on super bitchin' silent auction items, and catch up with old pals--this all takes place at a bourbon distillery in the heart of central Kentucky.

We throw this big party to highlight the best in paddlesport films and still images and to raise money for organizations dedicated to river conservation and access.

Grab your tickets online early and save some cabbage. Online tickets are $20. Tickets at the door are $25. Ticket includes admission for Friday night and Saturday night, as well as beer and a raffle ticket. Early registration tickets available at http://bwa.shuttlepod.org/event-2775825. Last day for early registration is February 11th, 2018. 

For more information about the festival, head over to our website:www.npff.org

A block of rooms have been reserved at Capital Plaza, which is close to the festival venue: http:// www.capitalplazaky.com/

Become a BWA member at http://bwa.shuttlepod.org/ page-392520


James Welch

NPFF Director


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