There seems to be some confusion about Paddlefest on another thread. Just to clarify, it is absolutely free to get in to the show.
There is a charge to get in to the Official 7 Rivers Expedition Premiere of $7 and $3 for kids. This includes the gear raffel, which has extensive gear offerings from the manufacturers.
Rasdoggy, there will be plenty of chances to hang out with other mtn buzz kayakers, as well as industry ambassadors and some pro paddlers. We usually start off the festivities on Friday night with some drunken fun at the Dam Brewery, and who knows what will happen after the premiere, but it will be a blast! I vaguely remember one night of lawn mower racing and shots... Hope to see you there!