August 9-11 2019
PaddleQuest is a unique competition set in a world of fantasy held since 2002 in Stevens Point, WI. Paddle from place-to-place meeting characters, solving puzzles and completing challenges. PQ is run by volunteers called heroes that not only run the games but also act out a storyline that is directed each year by the actions of the participants. Our mission: Celebrate our local waterway in the spirit of stewardship and educate participants on the importance of clean waterways and overall reduction in trash.
Things To Do
Take a tour of one of the oldest breweries in the United States, Point Brewery, complete with a sample of soda, cider or beer at the end. Then, explore more of the local craft beverage makers in the Stevens Point Area known as the Central Wisconsin Craft Collective.
Catch live music with a view, with the Levitt AMP Stevens Point Music Series or the City Band concerts along the Wisconsin River, on Wednesday and Thursday evenings at Pfiffner Park. Find more live music here.
Wander through the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus and through downtown to see iconic murals up close. Don't miss the massive 50' x 150' mosaic mural and the colorful #GrabtheGlass mural.
Hit the trail to and explore the popular 27-mile Green Circle Trail. Overwhelmed by the total distance? Get started in the trail headquarters at the Schmeeckle Reserve, or head to the Stevens Point Sculpture Park to break up the trail.
They don't call it the City of Wonderful Water for nothing! Get out on the water from the backwaters of the Wisconsin River, the Tomorrow River or one of the lakes by kayak, canoe, paddleboard, or pontoon.
Sample the best local goods, available six days a week at the state's oldest farmers market in downtown Stevens Point.
Rainy day? No problem! Head indoors for mini-golf at Putt-N-Play to keep your putting game on point. Or, scope out one of the area's arts & culture hotspots, including a stop at the Q Gallery or the Museum of Natural History.
Want more? Browse more things to do in the Stevens Point Area here.
Local Foods & Where to Eat
Hungry in the Stevens Point Area? Here are the top food experiences you can't miss:
For local food, go straight to the source. Make a stop at Feltz Dairy Store, where after a scoop and some curds, you can also tour the robotic milking operation. To make it a meal, hit local favorites that work with local growers for farm to fork cuisine, including Father Fats, Muse, Emy J's, or PJ's Restaurant.
Get more tasty suggestions with the Stevens Point Area dining guide.
What To Bring
Comfortable walking shoes
Stevens Point Area Weather
Tips for Spectators
Spectators are encouraged and welcome to attend FREE of charge any and every day of the championship! Practice Rounds will be on Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21, Stroke Play rounds on Monday, July 22 and Tuesday, July 23, and Match Play rounds Wednesday, July 24-Saturday, July 27.
There will be bleachers set up at the practice areas for spectators to use. On the course, spectators are welcome to bring chairs to sit in if viewing from a specific hole is preferred or spectators are encouraged to walk the course.
There is no charge for parking.
Food and Beverage
Food and beverage are available at Lakeside Bar and Grill. Two liters of water per person is required for participation. For more information on required and suggested gear, can be found here.