Written by: Janette Marson
Best of the Lake Cumberland Events & Kentucky Festivals! For the best of boating in Kentucky, the Lake Cumberland Poker Run returns to Lake Cumberland September 10 – 11, 2021! From power boats to fun boats, all boats can participate. Considered one of the top 5 Poker Run’s in the entire country, the 2021 Lake Cumberland Poker Run is definitely not one to miss!
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.
In addition to our BIG September Poker Run, another perennial favorite that you won’t want to miss is the Lake Cumberland Thunder Run June 18 & 19, 2021 – A laid back poker run organized & produced by the Lake Cumberland Power Boat Club and hosted out of State Dock Marina (located inside the Lake Cumberland State Resort Park in Jamestown).
Come enjoy Poker Run 2021…one of the biggest Lake Cumberland boating events. Friday traditionally 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. Make your Lake Cumberland cabin, hotel, campground reservations in advance, things book up quick!