February 14, 2014 - February 18, 2014 - CONFIRMED!
From 57th Annual Whiskey Flat Days Website:
Kernville (Whiskey Flat) welcomes you! It began as a place for those seeking their fortunes in the Big Blue Gold Mine in the Southern Sierra Nevada on the Kern River in 1860. Alcohol was not allowed at the mine site, so an industrious fellow threw a plank across a couple of whiskey barrels down on the flat south of the mine and so named it Whiskey Flat. A few years later in 1864 the name was changed by the people of the growing town to the less wild and woolly name of Kernville (named after the artist Edward M. Kern who had accompanied Captain Joseph Walker in the expedition in 1843). Families were moving in and it was no longer fitting to have the name associated with "demon rum," as the ladies of the town called it.
Present day Kernville has flourished and caters to large tourist industries centered on white water rafting, tubing, mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, camping, and other outdoor activities. Fishing is extremely popular and the golden trout is highly sought after for catch and release fishing by fly fishermen.