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Deerfield Fest Canceled for 2020

Posted: 04/24/2020
by Evan Stafford

One thing that unites boaters is our passion for rivers, and the sometimes overflowing passion with which we celebrate our whitewater rivers at spring and summer festivals across the country. Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus we've had to make the tough decision to cancel American Whitewater's first festival of the 2020 season, Deerfield Fest in Charlemont, Massachusetts, June 26-28. 

This weekend of whitewater paddling, music, fun and games can't be replaced, but we're cooking up some informative and entertaining ways we'll still be able to celebrate the Deerfield River this June. We'll have details on that soon. Keep in mind that as much as Deerfield Fest is a heck of a good time, it's also about engaging our community and strengthening our membership. We're going to continue working hard to make sure the over 100 days of whitewater releases on the Deerfield continue, and we'll continue our work on a number of other local issues too. What we need from you is your continued support and engagement if you're in a position where you can give it. If you normally renew your membership at Deerfield, please consider renewing it again this year at this special Deerfield Fest Membership link. We'll put your name in a hat for some fun prizes and get you the beta on upcoming Deerfield news. 


Bob Nasdor