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Second Annual Chattooga River Fest Saturday, June 10th in Trion

This year’s event, hosted by the Chattooga River Group, is set to be even bigger and better.

Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union presents the Second Annual Chattooga River Fest Saturday, June 10th in Trion, GA. This year’s event, hosted by the Chattooga River Group, is set to be even bigger and better.


FISHING TOURNAMENT Online tournament. Sign up through our website: find it on Facebook at Chattooga River Kayak Fishing Tournament. Cash prizes. Fish from Trion to Chattoogaville.  Prizes awarded at Awards Ceremony at 6p.


FREE KAYAK PADDLE Launch from Trion at 10a. Drop kayaks using the first drive on right past the RR tracks on Allgood Street. Park at Town Hall. We will shuttle kayaks and paddles from a private take-out point 5.43 miles down river. You MUST register to paddle with us. Same day registration starts at 9a. Mass start at 10a. Pre-register on our website on the festival page:


FISH COOK-OFF Anyone interested, please contact us by Wednesday, June 7th.706.857.4033 Must have at least 3 participants to conduct contest. We will award the winning participant a nice chef’s apron set.


CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT Team competition…limit 12 teams. Double-elimination means you get to play at least two matches. Cash prizes—$150, $75, $50.Pre-register on our website on the festival page: fees, t-shirt and gate admission) Same-day registration at festival at 12p. Warm-up is at 1p, and competition begins at 2p. Prizes awarded at Awards Ceremony at 6p.


LIVE MUSIC stage sponsors: Atrium Health, Dry Valley Baptist Church, Georgia Power, Guffin & Eleam, North Georgia EMC and Southeast 1st National Bank., Full schedule:

12p- Daniel Buckner

1p- Parker Thomas

2p- Zach Waller Band

3p- Chip Rowland

5p- Champagne Jam Session open to all musicians

6p- Awards Ceremony

7p- The Mules

9p- Atlanta Rhythm Section


RAFFLES The Chattooga River Group will be raffling off a Sun Dolphin Boss 10 SS sit-on angler kayak with a CRG kayak kushion, sponsored by Atrium Health EMS and a set of cornhole boards by artist Billy Smith. Tickets for each are $2 or three for $5 and can be bought at the festival. Drawing is at 6p during the Awards Ceremony. You do not have to be present to win.




FOOD TRUCKS & TENTS (9a-10p) NOTE: If you plan to come to grab some food only, you will still need to pay gate admission. ID’s required for beer tent.
FREE KidZone, including the Trion Splash Pad, inflatable obstacle course, games and treats sponsored by local nonprofits and churches.

MERCH The Chattooga River Group will have festival t-shirts, hats and kayak kushions at their merch tent, sponsored by American Roofing, Bryant & Sons, Mohawk, Try-Con Tufters, and the Town of Trion, . If you’re interested in purchasing now, please contact us at 706.857.4033

CANNED FOOD DRIVE The Community Resource Center will be holding a canned food drive. Help them fill up the boat!! Bring your donations to the West Gate by taking Marsh Avenue to the drop-off point.


ADMISSION, HOURS & RULES: Gates open at 9a. Admission is $5. Children 12 and under are free with adult. Bring a lawn chair and plan to stay all day. Get stamped at exits if you plan to return. No pets or coolers are allowed. Festival ends at 11p, after ARS’s last song.


PARKING: Free general parking is available at Mount Vernon Mills, the track field, and shuttle service is available from the triangle, the high school and Walmart, as needed, after 2p.

Handicapped parking ONLY on Park Avenue from Allgood St to the Main Gate.

DROP-OFF for volunteers, general audience over 12, and canned food drive items is at the West Gate in the circle. Take Marsh Avenue to West Gate for drop-off.


VOLUNTEERS We are looking for more people to help. If you’re interested, please  contact us at 706.857.4033

For more information, please visit our website: 

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