Feather Fest 2013 - September 27-29

posted August 26, 2013
by Megan Hooker

article photo 3

The 22nd annual Feather River Festival (CA) will be held during scheduled releases on the Feather River September 27-29, 2013. The fund-raiser event for American Whitewater will be hosted once again by local paddling club Chico Paddleheads. The benefit event will be held at "Indian Jim School" campground located two miles upstream from the small town of Tobin and one mile upstream from Tobin Vista. Free camping and ample parking will be available.
 
This year's Feather Fest will continue the tradition of a film festival on Friday night, featuring winners from the National Paddling Film Festival and the latest films from local paddling film makers. In the past, we have had the honor of showing films from Rush Sturgess, Ben Stookesberry, Shasta Boys and others.
 
Saturday's festivities will include a free Class II slalom course appropriate for all skill levels, ages and for a variety of craft; and a downriver race on the Tobin stretch. That evening there will be a benefit party with live music, food and beverages, complete with raffle prizes, race prizes and silent auction items.
 
The Rock Creek/Tobin releases will occur between Saturday morning through noon on Sunday. The Rock Creek reach is a Class III run appropriate for rafts, IKs, and kayaks and the Indian Jim campground is the perfect take-out. Below the campground is the Class V Tobin reach followed by the Class IV "Lowbin" reach. There are also flatwater and Class I/II sections available all weekend.
 
Bring the whole family to enjoy, celebrate, and support the work American Whitewater has done to ensure regular, recreational whitewater releases on this amazing, classic California river!