Events

Brush Creek Extreme Slalom & Downriver Races

Brush Creek Race Results

Location: Brush Creek

Racer's Meeting: Brush Creek Parking Lot, Race follows.

Extreme Slalom & Downriver Races complete with waterfalls, slides, a great granite amphitheater for spectator viewing.

From Kernville:

  1. Head northeast on Kernville Rd toward Big Blue Rd/Blue Rd 0.5 mi
  2. Turn left at County Rd 521/Sierra Way 3.2 mi
  3. Continue onto M-99 Destination will be on the left 15.7 mi


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Kern River Festival Wild & Scenic Triathlon

Whitewater Sprint Triathlon Results

Location: Starts at Siphon Rd., across from Headquarters Campground, Time:

Racer's Meeting: River Kern Beach Parking Lot, 2.5 miles north of Kernville,

The Triathlon course is new this year and will include trail run, mountain bike and whitewater legs. Enter as an individual completing all three legs by yourself, or form a team of 2 to 3 members (men's, women's, or mixed) to complete different legs of the race. Allowable boats include recreational, slalom, downriver, or inflatable boats (IK) and standup paddle boards (SUP). View these Racer's Instructions & FAQ (PDF) for all the details. If you'd like to participate on a team and need a partner(s), please contact us and we'll try to match you.

Children's Sidewalk Art Contest

Location: Riverside Park, Time:

The Children’s Sidewalk Art Contest will take place Saturday afternoon at the south end of Riverside Park in Kernville. There is no entry fee and chalk will be provided or contestants can bring their own. Each contestant will have from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. to create their artwork. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the contest in the following age groups: Ages 4 & under, Ages 5 & 6, Ages 7 & 8, Ages 9 & 10, Ages 12 and over.

Hyside Mini-Me Raft Races

Mini-me Raft Race Results

Location: Kernville Bridge to the end of Riverside Park, Time:

Racer's Meeting: Riverside Park,

Requirements: Pfd, helmet, at least 1 female per mini-me. Min: 3 paddlers. Be prepared to paddle, run, swim, flip, carry, and whatever else we may scheme up!

Mini-Me rafts and paddles are once again being provided courtesy of Hyside Inflatables. Located in Kernville, CA. Makers of the highest quality rafts, catarafts, and inflatable kayaks for over 35 years.

This race is  held on the slalom kayak course from the Kernville Bridge to the end of Riverside Park. The course may be lengthened or shorten  due to water conditions.

Depending upon the number of entries, we will run head-to-head heats with the winner(s) advancing through rounds to a final championship race.

At minimum of 3 paddlers to a boat.  At least one must be female. You may have more paddlers.

All teams will be required to eddy out and perform certain skills on both sides of the river.  Be ready for anything!

Raffle

Location: Purchase tickets Saturday & Sunday. Drawing Sunday at Riverside Park following the Slalom

TWO Grand Prizes for the raffle this year: A Jackson Kayak Whitewater Boat of your choice (not Duo). Cost: $2.00 per ticket, 25 tickets for $40.00, and a Hyside Mini-Me raft -- retail value $2250.00. Cost $5.00 per ticket or 12 tickets for $50.00!

Check out the Sponsors Page for a list of this years donors.

Silent Auction

Location: Riverside Park, Time:

Come check-out the excellent deals available for outdoor clothing and sporting gear donated by top manufacturers. Find something you can’t live without? Make a bid! The top bidder takes home the goods! The proceeds from the Silent Auction go towards making the Kern River Festival happen every year!

Check out the Sponsors Page for a list of this years donors.

Kayak & SUP Downriver

Downriver Race Results

Location: Powerhouse Put-in, Time:

Racer's Meeting: Powerhouse Put-in,

T.J. Citizen Slalom & SUP Race

TJ Slalom Race Results

Location: Riverside Park, Time:

Racer's Meeting: Riverside Park,

An Olympic event, slalom kayaking is a timed race in which a paddler must negotiate a series of gates, without touching them, and some of those gates must be run while paddling upstream. The T.J. is run through a class II section at Riverside Park and is open to boaters of all levels and types of whitewater boats, with classes for Expert, Intermediate, Novice, Junior and Cadets.



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