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Choose from Three Options
- $99 for an all-access, three-day pass to Pasco Paddlepalooza and Stilt Beer Festival with camping for one ($150 value)
- $189 for an all-access, three-day pass to Pasco Paddlepalooza and Stilt Beer Festival with camping for two ($250 value)
- $69 for a one-day general admission pass for two ($130 value)
On Saturday, April 26 from 1 to 5:30 p.m., Stilt House Craft Beer Festival offers festival-goers the chance to taste an unlimited amount of Florida’s finest craft brews, while listening to live music and checking out local artisans and craft vendors. In addition to sampling all styles of beers, guests also can learn more about the brewing process.
Pasco Paddlepalooza—held April 25–27—treats spectators to three paddling races and admission and tastings at the Stilt House Craft Beer Festival. Those who purchase the all-access pass are not only treated to a beer tasting, but can also compete in one race of their choice: the Durney Key Challenge, Battle in the Bayou Dragon Boat Race, and the Salt Springs Alliance Classic. More info can also be seen on the Facebook page.
Camp sites are located across the water from the Gill Dawg Event Center at Water Front Park.
For one weekend every April, Port Richey transforms into Pasco Paddlepalooza, a man-powered boat festival comprising three races. The festival's crown jewel is the Durney Key Challenge: a 2.3-mile race that challenges paddlers to slalom around turn-of-the-century stilt houses that stud the open water. The Salt Springs Alliance Classic and Battle in the Bayou focus on more straightforward feats: open-water kayaking and dragon boating, respectively. Though it sounds like a race between two beautiful dragons in boats, dragon boating is executed by humans rowing traditional Chinese boats, traveling in two side-by-side columns.
But there's plenty to do on land, too. The festival also encompasses a craft beer festival, and abuts well-maintained campgrounds, where visitors commune comfortably with the outdoors, much like homeowners who leave their windows open for the neighborhood squirrels.