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GAF goes online

NOC’s Guest Appreciation Festival has been a staple in Western North Carolina since 1982, but due to COVID-19 this year’s festival will morph into a virtual appreciation event throughout the month of September, with no in-person festival the weekend of Sept. 25-27. 

GAF 2020 will run Sept. 1-30 and feature the annual used boat sale, deals on NOC Adventures, discounts on gear from the Outfitter’s Store both online and in-store, contests and giveaways and fundraising for American Whitewater. 

While no in-person festival will occur, recreational releases on the Cascades and Upper Nantahala are still scheduled as normal for Sept. 26 and 27, respectively. 

To stay on the inside track, join the #GAF2020 information list at

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