Zoar Outdoor Events

Join us for one of our many events throughout the year! Check out the listings below for everything from paddling events where you can meet other boaters to festivals for the whole family.

Saturday, 05/26/2018

The Dryway Kick-Off Weekend

Saturday we are kicking off the Dryway releases in style with a little bash in the Dunbar Brook Picnic Area.  Class III/IV paddlers come enjoy the upper reaches of the Deerfield River on the first scheduled release of the summer.  We will have some boat demos and a free shuttle ride available from the Dunbar Brook Picnic Area up to the put-in at Monroe Bridge.  We will also be hosting a super fun head to head downriver race.  More details to come soon.

Friday, 06/29/2018


Our DemoFest is always one of our biggest events for the summer.  This is a great opportunity for relatively new paddlers and experienced paddlers alike to take advantage of free boat demos and free teasers of our instruction clinics.  

Saturday, 06/30/2018

AW Deerfield Riverfest

American Whitewater holds two large fundraising events per season and we are fortunate to have one of them right here on the Deerfield River.  The Deerfield RiverFest is a celebration of cooperative dam re-licensing legislature that provides recreational whitewater releases that satisfies the needs of all water users.  This is one of the biggest gatherings of whitewater paddlers in the NorthEast!  Come join the fun of live music, games, videos, and all the new toys from paddlesport vendor booths.

Saturday, 07/21/2018

Welcome to the World of Whitewater

Welcome to the World of Whitewater!  This event focuses on introducing new people to the sport of whitewater kayaking.  Already a paddler, send your friends to this weekend for excellent instruction.  Our goal is to decrease the barriers to get into the sport by offering discounted instruction clinics, free demo equipment and a chance to meet other fun outdoor people.  Our patient and fun loving instructors will help make learning a blast!  

Saturday, 09/15/2018

Women's Weekend

Run by women for women, this weekend of women's only clinics and river runs is the perfect getaway for those interested in connecting with other female paddlers.  Discounted clinic and river run rates are available for women only and our hearty soup social is open to all women paddlers out enjoying the river!