Buffalo Trace Distillery
Frankfort, Kentucky
February 19-20, 2016
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NPFF Activities

Silent Auction
Bid on many donated paddling and non-paddling items. The bidding gets frantic near the close of the auction, Saturday. Click Auction Preview to see some of the items received so far. Pay for your wins by check or cash at the close of the auction. Credit cards are accepted, but we must add a 3% convenience fee.
Raffle Drawings
Drawings held for some donated swag. Keep your ticket stub handy.



Chili cookoff on Saturday. Meat, Veggie, and Most Unusual categories, plus Chili King/Queen crowning.

Other than that, we will be having a food vendors selling food each night.
Sponsor Booths
Visit different sponsor booths. American Whitewater, Canoe Kenturcky/Jackson Kayaks, J&H, NRS, and Alpacka Rafts had setups in 2015.

Visit the bar right off the viewing room upstairs for a limited selection of beer. Must be 21 or older.


Bourbon Tasting
Buffalo Trace does a bourbon tasting upstairs off the bar area on Saturday 2-4pm.

Other Activities

Not-NPFF Downriver Race and Club Championship
The seventh annual Not-NPFF Downriver Race and Club Championship will be held Saturday on Elkhorn Creek. You don't have to compete to go down river - but dress warmly. The Not-NPFF race is not associated with NPFF, and no liability is assumed by NPFF or its volunteers. Hence, the Not-NPFF name.

Race sign-up: TBD.

Elkhorn Creek Information
Distillery Tours
See how bourbon is made, and get a taste! Tour the Buffalo Trace distillery at the venue site. See their web site for more information. Also, several other distilleries on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail are nearby.


City of Frankfort
See what to do and where to stay and eat in Frankfort. VisitFrankfort.com



Places to Stay
A block of rooms is usually reserved at the Capital Plaza up until 2 weeks prior to the evenr or until they are all booked - mention NPFF when making reservations. An alternative would be the Hampton Inn.

Need a place to park your RV? Elkhorn Campground and Still Waters Campground are nearby. Tent camping facilities are not available this time of year due to lack of water and bathroom facilities. American Whitewater (Elkhorn) Acres is not zoned for camping and American Whitewater has a no camping policy.

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NPFF was started by, and continues to be run by volunteer members of the Bluegrass Wildwater Association - A Central Kentucky Whitewater Kayak and Canoe Club. Started in 1976 and now boasting over 200 members, this very active club focuses on whitewater safety, river stewardship, and just having fun on and off the water. NPFF is the primary club fund raiser for donations to worthy river conservation and access organizations. Visit our web site at http://www.bluegrasswildwater.org

NPFF Committee

John Mello
Still Image Coordinator:
Justin Bollender/Brandy Jones
Motion Entry Coordinator:
Barry Grimes
Vendor Relations Coordinator:
Bethany Overfield
Don Perkins
Collie Rulo
Brandon Jett
Volunteer Coordinator:
John Mello/Hanley Loller
Silent Auction Coordinator:
Don Perkins
Ali Blair
Judge Coordinator:
David Leachman
Projection and Sound:
Jerome Gallt
BWA Volunteers:

Become an NPFF Benfactor, Donor, or Sponsor
Contact us at NPFF.Sponsors@bluegrasswildwater.org for more information.

NPFF Benefactors

American Whitewater
Columbia Sportswear
Madawaska Kanu Centre

NPFF Major Donors

Endless River Adventures
Canoe Kentucky

NPFF Significant Donors


Snap Dragon
Ali Blair Massage Therapy
Whitewater Warehouse FOAMIE FRIENDS Clay Warren, DMD, Danville

NPFF Sponsors

Elkhorn Fresh Farm, Peaks Mill, KY
Hair Razors Salon,
509 E Maxwell


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