Best of the Lake Cumberland Events & Kentucky Festivals! For the best of boating in Kentucky, the Lake Cumberland Poker Run is running for the 14th year September 11 – 13, 2020! From power boats to fun boats, all boats can participate. Last year more than 120 boats competed!
A Poker Run is an organized event where participants must visit five to seven checkpoints, drawing a playing card at each one. The object is to have the best poker hand at the end of the run.
The Lake Cumberland Poker Run has become one of the nation’s most popular speedboat attractions. For the competitors and viewers, it has the best “straight-shot” boating opportunities among all Kentucky lakes.
Most of the speedboat action occurs on Friday and Saturday, but the competitors and other boaters typically end up staying through Sunday to enjoy the Lake Cumberland area attractions.
A perennial favorite that you won’t want to miss is the Lake Cumberland World’s Largest Raft Up on August 1, 2020 – where thousands of boats come together. Lake Cumberland Raft Up participants call it the “Gauntlet”. For additional information on these Lake Cumberland events, call the Lake Cumberland State Dock Marina at 270-343-2525.
Come enjoy one of the biggest Lake Cumberland boating events. Friday, September 11th kicks off a weekend of fun, music, and fast boats. Lake Cumberland has a great mix of cabins, hotels and accommodations to help you relax and have a great time.