KY for KY’s Third Annual Totally Tubular Tube-a-Thon is On!
Grab all your friends and meet us at Still Waters Campground on Saturday, June 9th near Frankfort, KY for a legendary day and evening packed with Kentucky-bred live music, food, drinks, and fun on the water. The campground is perfectly situated along a horseshoe bend in the creek, allowing for lap after lap of awesome tubing action along a beautiful, mellow section of the Elkhorn. This recap of last year’s event should whet your appetite.
COME FOR THE DAY. STAY FOR THE NIGHT. BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY. IT’S GOING TO BE EPIC.
ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED BY FISH AND WILDLIFE TO HAVE A PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICE ON BOARD FOR THE FLOAT.
Pre-register by purchasing tickets here:
What and where is this thing?
The third annual Kentucky for Kentucky Totally Tubular Tube-a-Thon is set for this Saturday, June 9th, 2018 at Still Waters Campground. Campground is located at 249 Strohmeier Rd. in Frankfort, Kentucky. Still Waters Campground is located in the middle of a horseshoe bend on the beautiful Elkhorn Creek. It’s an easy five-minute walk from the put-in site to the take-out point and we will also be operating shuttles between both points. You can tube as many times as you like. Put-in and take-out will be clearly marked. Our course is along a gentle two-mile stretch of the creek with no rapids. Kid friendly, but we encourage independent swimmers only on the creek and life jackets for all ages!
Check-in starts at 10 AM! Family fun tube is from 10 AM – 1 PM. Last tube, the Twilight Tube, will be at 7 p.m. Kentucky tubing conditions are typically great this time of year. There will be signs for the Tube-a-Thon at the entrance and people there to assist with parking.
Grab a campsite or just stick around post-float for the full Tube-A-Thon Festival experience. Live music, the twilight glow float, and bonfire will kick off the epic evening! Food and drinks (including beer from West Sixth Brewing) will be available for purchase on-site — along with the freshest kick-ass Kentucky gear.
No tube? No Life Jacket? No problem! Choose the Tube-A-Thon Festival Pass + tube, +life-jacket, or + tube AND jacket ticket to reserve your very own kick-ass Kentucky for Kentucky tube and/or life jacket (yours to keep!). If you’ve got your own gear just choose the Tube-A-Thon festival pass only option and bring your own tube and life-jacket! Don’t forget to bring any essentials you might need for the Totally Tubular Tube-a-Thon—a personal flotation device, sunscreen, towel, water shoes, dry bag for keeping essentials safe, sunnies, drinking water, camping gear if you’re staying the night—and be prepared to have the time of your life!
I ordered a tube and/or lifejacket when I registered, when will I get that?
We will have tubes inflated and ready to go at check in! Tubes are then yours to keep. We will not be shipping tubes or life jackets – they will be available for pick up at the event.
For those bringing their own tubes, we will have air pumps at the event to blow up your tubes. But feel free to bring them aired up if you have the car space.
What else should I bring?
Don’t forget to bring your own tube if you chose the Tube-A-Thon festival pass only option. Also bring anything else you might need to have an awesome day on the water: sunscreen, shoes or sandals that can get wet, drinking water or other beverages, snacks, cash, dry clothes, chairs, a USCG approved life jacket is required for all participants, sunglasses, hat, and towel. We love pets, but please leave dogs at home.
Please pack everything out that you bring in and look out for your fellow Kentuckians. No glass, please. Let’s keep it clean!
Will there be anything to eat or drink?
Yes! We will have food trucks on-site with food and beverages available for purchase from roughly 12 to 9 PM. West 6th brewing will be on-site slinging those fresh cold local brews! Food truck line-up announcement is coming soon!
Can I bring adult libations?
Kentucky for Kentucky’s Totally Tubular Tube-a-Thon is an inclusive event for everyone, including families, and we encourage safety and good judgment at all times while on the water and in the campground. That said, feel free to bring your own refreshing beverages to enjoy while in the campground if you’re of legal drinking age. No glass containers!
What’s the water like?
Still Waters Campground is located in the middle of a horseshoe bend on the beautiful Elkhorn Creek. Keep an eye on conditions via this link from Canoe Kentucky: www.canoeky.com/water-conditions. It’s an easy five-minute walk from the put-in site to the take-out point and you can tube as many times as you like. Put in and take out will be clearly marked. Our course is along a gentle two-mile stretch of the creek with no rapids. Kid friendly, but we encourage independent swimmers only on the creek.
Can I camp?
You bet! Still Waters is a beautiful campground with RV and tent sites. Reserve a camping spot when purchasing tickets and bring any camping gear you’ll need and stay the night. There are showers and bathrooms at the campground. Got a camping question? Shoot an email to email@example.com
What if the weather doesn’t cooperate?
In the event of unsafe weather, we’ll send an update announcement with information by 9 AM Saturday, June 9th, via email and social media.
Are you looking for volunteers?
Yes! We are looking for volunteers to help with event set-up, during the event and with clean up afterward. Purchase a Volunteer ticket package and after your two hour shift the ticket price will be refunded.
Have a question we didn't answer?
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