The 2014 Six Mile Creek Whitewater and Bluegrass Festival will be held August 8-10 at Mile 3.4 of the Hope Access Road.
Here are the details from the Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1415787765367682/
Come experience the CHAOS of WAYYY too many people sprint racing through a narrow, whitewater canyon… guaranteed ear-to-ear grins! While you’re at it, come boogie on the shores of the river on Friday & Saturday nights to boot-stompin’ live music. AJ’s barbeque will feed you (bring cash). EVERYTHING (live music, raffle tickets, competition entry, festival entry, camping, parking) is FREE!!!!! However, a $$$ donation REALLY help pay the set-up costs, permit fees, and keep this festival going year after year!
DIRECTIONS: Drive 1 hour south of Anchorage on the Seward Highway towards the town of Hope. Main festival grounds are located at mile 3.4 of Hope Road. Look for festival signs.
PARKING: You can park off the shoulder of the road, but DO NOT park over the white lines or you will be towed. They are very series about towing, so please spread the word!!! Please be respectful and don’t park on anyone’s private property!
* Free camping!
* 21+ to drink (BYOB)
*** Please bring cash for a generous donation…
There will be food from AJ’s Bar-be-que Friday & Saturday, a raffle for some sweet prizes, and some fire-spinning once the sun goes down!
* Please pack in and pack out your own trash. If you have time to help clean up the festival grounds on Sunday, your help will not go unnoticed!
* If you want to volunteer, all you have to do is contribute somehow. I need volunteers to
- make a fire pit/collect firewood
- pick up trash and bring it to town on Sunday morning
- help break down the main stage on Sunday morning
- help pack up Sunday morning
- help direct people towards parking
- river safety/rescue racers by boat/throwbag
-etc etc etc
IF YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
FRIDAY, AUGUST 8th, 2014 at the main festival grounds:
- 10:00pm – 11:00pm : Backwoods Revolution
- 11:30pm – 1:30am : The Dirty Hands
SATURDAY, AUGUST 9th, 2014 at the main festival grounds:
- 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm : Wayward North
- 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm : The Destry J.W. Smith Band
- 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm : The Shoot Dangs
- 11:30 pm – 2:00 am : The Denali Cooks
11:00 am : competitor sign-up down at the main festival grounds tent/main stage area, racing bib hand-out
12:30 pm: racers and spectators leave main festival grounds at Boston Bar area and carpool/drive back north to the 1st canyon extreme race series site (about 1 mile north of the Seward Highway bridge over Canyon Creek, just before the Hope cut-off road… look for lots of parked cars off the side of the highway at 1:00pm.
1:00 pm : Downriver mass-start extreme race through the 3 biggest rapids of the 1st canyon (KAYAK, canoe, inflatable kayak)
1:30 pm: PACK RAFT mass-start extreme race through the 3 biggest rapids of the 1st canyon (pack rafts only)
2:00 pm: INFLATABLE POOL-TOY extreme mass-start race (inflatable pool-toy race…ride an alligator, shark, couch, whatever you want!… (normal whitewater gear is required (aka: drysuit, life jacket, helmet))… pack rafts don’t count as an inflatable pool-toy:^
2:30 pm: Backwards race! (ALL river craft!) You go forwards, you’re disqualified!
4:00 pm: everyone drives back to main festival area, awards ceremony, bonfire party, micro-brewed beer, AJ’s bar-be-que, FREE RAFFLE, & live music begins. AWARDS will be around 7:00pm!
Here’s a write-up from a few years back:
and a quick racing video:
and a video of some of the live music that will be happenin!:
DIRECTIONS to the racing area: *Competitors & spectators will leave the main festival grounds & drive up the road to the 1st canyon race area just off the Seward Highway about 1 mile north of the Canyon Creek bridge overpass on Saturday at 1:00p.m. sharp. * There are plenty of free camping spots along the Hope Road if the camping/parking is full at the main festival grounds.
* Cook Inlet Keepers
* Mooses Tooth Brewing Company
* World Kayak
* Susitna Sled & Kayak
* Alaska Raft & Kayak
* Chugach Outdoor Center
* American Whitewater
* Alaska Mountaineering and Hiking
* Bills Distributing
* Knik Canoe & Kayak Club
* Great Harvest Bread Company
******* Any questions please email or if you want to volunteer help please Timmy @ email@example.com or sign up at the festival grounds/beer garden*******