When: Saturday August 13th, 2011, 1pm-7pm
What: Fun for the whole family! Raft Race, music showcase competition featuring local bands, food, beer, kids parade & activities, games, vendors, artists and more! Free to enter festival.
Why: Celebrate Western North Carolina's most under used asset---the French Broad River.
Who: RiverLink, 98.1 the River, and YOU!
To volunteer, please email or call Dave Russell at 828-252-8474 ext 11
Schedule of events:
11:00am “Anything that Floats” Raft Competition
Get your creative juices flowing. It's time to start thinking about the "Anything that Floats" boat parade! Pre-registration is required and is $20/boat or raft. The registration deadline is August 10th.
click here for registration info
1:15 pm Kid Parade
kids can decorate their bike, rollerskates, skateboard or walk (any non-motor means of transportation) and win prizes for most creative, funniest and cutest. Costumes and decorations encouraged! Meet at the main stage starting at 1:00.
3:00 pm Cornhole Tournament
$5 per team of 2 people with proceeds going to RiverLink. Sign up at the cornhole area the day of the event.
6:00 pm Music Showcase and Other Performances
Live music including headlining act The Josh Philips Folk Festival
All Day Fun for the whole family:
Asheville Hoops - Hula Hooping with Mel MacPink
Kayak Demos from Diamond Brand
Animals from the Western North Carolina Nature Center
Disc Golf by the WNC Disc Golf Association
Blue Daisy Café
Brioso Fresh Pasta
Ultimate Ice Cream
Parking: Parking will be available in the grassy lot next to Curve Studios on Riverside Drive. Free shuttles will be available to/from French Broad River Park beginning at 11:00am till 7:00pm from this location. Last shuttle to leave festival grounds at 7:00pm. Limited handicapped parking will be available at French Broad River Park. Public parking will not be allowed at French Broad River Park.
Thank you to our 2011 sponsors: