The 15th 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 20 with "Blackwater Blackout" – a fun 3 mile, night-time float down the Blackwater River.
On Saturday, May 21 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 22 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.
Registration begins April 2016. For more information, visit www.rambleweekend.com.