Pigg River Ramble
The 14th annual Pigg River Ramble Weekend event welcomes outdoor enthusiasts of all ages for three days of awesome paddling on Franklin County's Pigg and Blackwater Rivers. The popular event draws fans from across the region. This year, camping is available at Waid Park (off Six Mile Post in Rocky Mount).
Ramblers can race against others or simply float for fun.
Pigg River Ramble Weekend kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 15 with "Blackwater Blackout" – the fun of a night-time float on the Blackwater River.
On Saturday, May 16 at 1p.m., the annual race kicks off with a competitive-style float down the Pigg River, with canoeists and kayakers from all over the east coast.
On Sunday, May 17 at 10 a.m., "Breakfast on the Blackwater" starts with a home-style breakfast and wraps up the weekend with one more float down the Blackwater River.
For more information and online registration, visit www.rambleweekend.com.