Paddle Battle to be held at Fairfield Bay

The inaugural Paddle Battle at the Bay will be held 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Fairfield Bay Marina, located at 4350 Hwy. 330 South.

Imagine spending a Saturday on beautiful Greers Ferry Lake with a little competition and a lot of fun thrown in. The inaugural Paddle Battle begins at the Fairfield Bay Marina and is open to racers of all skill levels.

The one-and-a-half-, three- and five-mile paddling races will include kayaks, canoes or stand-up paddle boards competing in three divisions: youth (13-17), adult (18-49) and senior (50 and over). There will also be a kayak sprint and paddle boat tug-of-war for children under 12 and a family fun run.

It is a full day of racing, eating, and enjoying a wonderful day at the Bay. There will be local exhibitors, kayak demos, stand-up paddle boarding demonstrations, kids kayaking, live music, good food and lots of family-friendly fun. There is something for everyone at this one-of-a-kind paddling festival.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. The fee for the races is $25 before Saturday, Sept. 19, and $35 after.

Kayaks will also be available to rent and medals will be awarded to all first-place place winners in each category for each class and distance.

“Paddling is the hottest thing on the water, and we’re excited to bring it up a notch with the first Paddle Battle. If you have a paddle, you can battle! Something for everyone who loves to paddle – whether you’re racing or just out having fun,” said Sheryl Paxton, manager of the Fairfield Bay Mariana. “This family event has activities to engage and delight all ages.”

For more information, call 501.884.6030 or visit