April 12-13, 2008
Hidalgo Falls on the Brazos River
Near Navasota, Texas
The seventh annual Hidalgo Falls River Festival will be held April
12-13, 2008 at the TRPA Hidalgo Falls property on the Brazos River near
Navasota. The festival, which is the year's major fund-raising event to
maintain and improve paddlers' access to the rapid, typically attracts
more than 200 paddlers and spectators. Dealer reps and outfitters will
have boats and gear available for demos on moving water. Based on
past years, many boaters will come as early as Friday to enjoy the nice
play levels on the river and to camp in the upstream and downstream
campgrounds. For a map of the property, click on the Hidalgo Falls website.
The festival admission fee is $25 for the entire weekend, $15 for
Sunday only; children under 14 are admitted free (with parent). Registration for the
TCRA downriver race on Saturday ($25) includes admission to the festival site, camping, opportunities to try out different boats and gear, and admission to the Whitewater Movie Festival and music performances on Saturday night by Brock Rodarte and Danny Schmidt. Volunteers who provide at least eight hours of help at the festival are admitted free (contact Patti Carothers firstname.lastname@example.org).
You can prepay your admission and race registration fee at the TRPA PayPal website. In the optional "Message to seller" box, be sure to specify "HF and the number of persons over 14 yrs." Be sure to print your confirmation and bring it to the event.
American Canoe Association members should bring their ACA number for a special gift.