"Is this as big an event as is sounds? Seems like it should be pretty fun."
To answer that question because it seems no one did, paddle fest is fun, partying, sleeping where ever you fall down at night and lots of BV boating. But so your not dissapointed when you show up, it is not huge, not Gore, no crowds and concerts, unless this year will be different, I have only gone twice but both time were chill weekends in BV with slightly more boaters then any other weekend, its fun you get to drink a beer with some pro's you have seen on the TV, maybe watch someone run the shit on lake creek!!
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