Tuck Fest - U.S. National Whitewater Center

Food and Beverage

A variety of options are available to grab something to eat or drink at Tuck Fest. In addition to our typical options including River’s Edge, Pump House Biergarten, and The Market, various pop-up locations will be available to grab a quick drink throughout the facility.

Please check out the Tuck Fest Map for Food and Beverage locations, and the USNWC calendar for Food and Beverage Hours of Operation.

River’s Edge

River’s Edge offers a wide selection of food, beer, and wine inside or on the patio overlooking the sights and sounds of the festival. Giving guests a view of rafters and kayakers paddling down the channels, River’s Edge is the ideal place to sit back, relax, and catch your breath during a full day at Tuck Fest.


Located on Belmont Abbey Island, the Pump House Biergarten offers as many as sixty craft beers on tap and a variety of made-to-order food options from the Biergarten Pavilion, the Pump House Press, Taqueria, and Land Yacht. Guests can sit down to enjoy a meal or a drink while overlooking the one of the paddling competitions going down on the Competition Channel.


Featuring several grab-and-go options for guests on the move at Tuck Fest, The Market is the ideal spot for refreshments between activities including sandwiches, salads, craft beer, smoothies, and more. The outdoor bar will feature a variety of craft beer selections throughout the festival.

Tuck Fest Food Truck

Grab a quick bite right next to the outdoor industry vendors and live music all festival long. Burgers, hot dogs, chips, and beer are all available near Vendor Village and just across the bridge from the River Jam stage.


Stop by the Trail Center after a day of mountain biking to grab a beer and a snack. The Trail Center offers a rotating variety of beers on tap which can be enjoyed at the bar overlooking our full-service bike shop.


While shopping for the latest outdoor gear and apparel at Outfitters, stop by the counter for a selection of one of our rotating craft beers or enjoy a cold brew coffee straight from the tap. A selection of snacks and nutritional products are also available to get you fueled up and ready to play outside.

The Kayak Center

Grab a quick snack or a cold drink at the Kayak Center before getting back out on the water. A rotating selection of draft and can beer as well as bottle water, soft drinks, and packaged snacks are available to festival goers right next to the whitewater channels.

Summit Coffee X Tuck Fest Collab

We’ve partnered with Summit Coffee and are proud to introduce a unique Tuck Fest-inspired blend of beans to keep you caffeinated throughout the weekend. Brewed and packaged coffee available. Save the environment and bring your own reusable cup.

Packaged coffee available in Outfitters. Specialty drinks and brewed coffee will be available at Registration/ Festival Info.

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