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Hudson River Whitewater Derby this weekend

Adirondack Adventure Festival also set

A paddler pushes down the Hudson River in 2012 during the Slalom Race of the Annual Hudson River Whitewater Derby in North River.

A paddler pushes down the Hudson River in 2012 during the Slalom Race of the Annual Hudson River Whitewater Derby in North River. Photo by Andy Flynn.

— •Craft Fair/Food Vendors: Riverfront Park. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

•Fly Fishing Demonstrations: Riverfront Park. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

•Not-So-Wild Downriver Race: Registration 8:30-10:30 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m. at 4479 State Route 28, North River. Race starts at Fishing & Canoe Access, 2.5 miles west of North Creek on Route 28 (where RR tracks cross highway) following the Slalom Races (about 2 p.m.). 

•Live Music: Lake George Saxophone Quartet. Izzy’s Deli on Main Street. 1-3 p.m.

•Awards Party: Basil & Wick’s, 4-7 p.m.

•Live Music: Lazy Sons. Main Street. 5-8 p.m.

•Roast Pork Dinner: North Creek United Methodist Church. 5-7 p.m. $10/Adults, $5/Children. Takeouts at 4 p.m.

•Summer Outdoor Recreation Seminar: With Steve Ovitt. Tannery Pond Community Center. 7-9 p.m.

Sunday, May 5

•Whitewater Derby/Downriver Race: Hudson River Pavilion North, North Creek, registration 9 a.m. at the Hudson River Pavilion next to the train station. Race starts 11 a.m. and ends in Riparius.

•Downriver Awards: Riparius, immediately following race

•Exhibits: Riverfront Park. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. North Country Wild Care, birds of prey; Warren County Fish Hatchery, trout exhibit; SUNY Adirondack Adventure Sports Program. Trout release at 3 p.m.

•Kids’ Fishing Tournament: Ski Bowl Park Pond. 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Awards at 1 p.m. Warren County Fish Hatchery to stock 250 rainbow trout.

•Free River Raft Rides: Register at Riverfront Park. Noon and 2 p.m. Meet at the North Pavilion.

•Craft Fair/Food Vendors: Riverfront Park. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

•Kids’ Games: Riverfront Park. 1-3 p.m.

•Fly Fishing Demonstration: Riverfront Park. 2 p.m.

•Live Music: Finger Diddle Band. Riverfront Park. 1-4 p.m.

For more information about the Adirondack Adventure Festival, call the Chamber office at 251-2612 or visit online at www.adirondackadventurefestival.com. 

 For more information about the Hudson River Whitewater Derby Races and registration, visit www.whitewaterderby.com.     

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