2022 Paddle to the  Pork

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2022 Paddle to the Pork

Where local music, local food, local vendors and local brews come together for one of the coolest festivals on the French Broad River! '

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Headwaters Outfitters Campground 1017 Green Road Brevard, NC 28712

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About this event

Hosted by the Pretty Little Goat Stringband, the Paddle to the Pork Music Festival is all about celebrating life on the river. Whether you drive in, or paddle in, this is an authentic Western North Carolina event you don’t want to miss. This year, the Goats are welcoming special guest Dave Desmelik to the stage.

Doors Open at Noon. Music Starts at 1pm. Local Vendors will be on site, along with the Beer Tent. Pre-Order your Pig Pickin Plate for a special BBQ lunch featuring Headwaters’ very own Chef Tina! ***Plates must be purchased in advanced along with ticket purchase

Want to paddle-in to the festival? Park your car early at the Headwaters Campground (festival grounds) at 8:30 and be shuttled to the put-in. Enjoy a 3 hour canoe or kayak trip on the first 8 miles of the Historic French Broad River and paddle right to the festival. ***Must Register in advance along with ticket purchase

Don’t want to paddle? We have a general parking area, where you can park and walk into festival, or you can drive in the music venue and setup an area. **Please see rules below.


  1. Camp Chair or Blanket
  2. Bug Spray
  3. Sunscreen
  4. Water
  5. Bubbles, Frisbees, Festival Fun
  6. Photo ID for Beer Tent
  7. Cash for Beer Tent (it will be the quickest way!)


  1. No outside alcohol allowed on site
  2. No pop up tents or shade attachments from vehicles allowed in center of field. If you wish to setup tents or shade structures please let us know when you arrive. We will park you in a place where you will not block others.
  3. No Dogs Please! We love them too, but music, kids, cars is enough action for one place :) Thank you for understanding
  4. Kids under 12 ticket-entry only FREE.
  5. Kids under 18 are not allowed down by river without adult supervision
  6. Vehicles are not allowed to leave main venue area early. If you plan to leave early, you must park in general parking area and walk into venue.

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