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Dragon Boat Race at Lake Lure

In our Area: Lake Lure | Chimney Rock | Asheville | Biltmore | Blue Ridge Parkway |
Dragon Races | Olympiad

Four Seasons Owner Pat paddles on the last row, helping her team to win a gold medal!

The annual Dagon Boat Race and festival at beautiful Lake Lure, North Carolina will be on June 14, 2014. You can walk to the festivities from Four Seasons Cottages & Cabins!

Move over kayaks because the dragon boats are coming back to town. The Lure of the Dragons Boat Races and Festival in Lake Lure challenge the typical mindset of paddling in Western North Carolina. Teams of 11 rowers sit side-by-side on a 30-foot dragon boat - literally adorned with dragon head, tail and scales - and paddle at racing speeds to the cadence of a pounding drummer seated in the rear.

Pat with her gold medal and Chamber paddle for helping to sponsor the race.
The inaugural festival in 2007 saw 18 teams, 198 paddlers, over 2000 spectators. To date, the festival has raised more than $25,000 for local children’s charities and attracted teams from across North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio and Georgia. The festival that accompanies the dragon boat races offers family fun while showcasing a combination of Asian and Southern culture. Click here to see last year’s festival highlights. With teams in six different divisions each vying for first place, spectators vigorously cheer on the bounty of boats. Divisions include Masters (50-years-old and older), Youth (Ages 12-18), Premier, Community, Corporate, and Breast Cancer Survivor.  

Four Seasons Cottages & Cabins
Lake Lure, North Carolina
For Reservations:
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Call 828-625-8714 or Toll Free 1-888-625-8714 (8 AM—10 PM EST)
Pat Cook, Owner