Deerfield Fest August 6th: All Together Now
After a 2-year hiatus, the northeast whitewater boating community will come together on August 6th at Deerfield Fest, a celebration of nearly 40 years of whitewater boating on the Deerfield River in Massachusetts. This year’s festival will be held at Berkshire East Mountain on August 6th and features paddling outfitters and industry partners, music by Lakeside Drive, AW’s Silent Auction, food and refreshments. Deerfield Fest commemorates the historic 1994 Settlement Agreement that requires scheduled boating releases on the Fife Brook and Dryway sections of the Deerfield. The event supports American Whitewater’s river stewardship work in the northeast including the federal licensing of 50 hydropower dams in the region where AW is working to restore flows and river access. Please join us at Berkshire East on August 6th.
By Bob Nasdor