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Bon Temps Fest on Wylie 2022

August 19, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - August 21, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

Bon Temps Fest on Wylie 2022

Join Anchored Soul, the City of Belmont & Gaston County Travel & Tourism for our 3rd annual “Bon Temps Fest on Wylie” in Belmont, NC!

Whether you’re a live music lover, a vendor event shopper, a beer and wine sipper, a foodie, a seasoned paddler, or a fun-lovin’ paddle newbie, we have something for you.

Two different tickets for Racers or everyone else!

1 - Enjoy the Fest on Land

Not Racing but ready to spectate and enjoy the music, drinks, food & shopping, this ticket is for you!

Prices – $5-10 per ticket

2 - Ready to Race?

Race + Fest Ticket Access

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Good Luck & Enjoy!

3 Days of Events!

Friday Night (Aug 19) – Live music, beverage & food vendors, yoga and so much more.

Saturday (Aug 20)) – Live music, beverage & food vendors, yoga and a Paddle Battle on Lake Wylie to energize the crowd.

Sunday (Aug 21)- Come enjoy a lazy river style paddle on the South Fork River!  

Proceeds to Great Causes

The proceeds from Saturday’s event benefit various local non-profit organizations including, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Gaston, Jaycees of Gaston County, Catawba Riverkeeper, Carolina Waterfowl Rescue & The Tucker Mcgirt Foundation. Beginner paddlers can participate in a 1-mile fun race and the intermediate and advanced paddler can take it up a notch in the 3.5-, 7-, or 14-mile distance courses. There’s also a Guppies race and a SUP Pup Cup race for your human babies and fur babies, respectively.

No Equipment, No Problem!

Anchored Soul will be available to assist with all your equipment needs.

Never paddleboarded before and would like to try it out? Contact Heidi Schmidt Cole, American Canoe Association certified SUP Instructor and owner of Anchored Soul, to schedule a lesson.


August 19, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
August 21, 2022 @ 7:00 pm


Gaston County Wildlife Club
3127 South Point Road
Belmont, NC 28012 United States
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Heidi Schmidt Cole