2018 Ridgway RiverFest Schedule Announced
Pictured: 2018 Ridgway RiverFest Emcee John Clark (also Ridgway's Mayor) stands on an unusual island in the Uncompahgre River with a flock of rubber duckies.
Due to this year's drought, the river has historically low flows, which means some river activities aren't possible but festival events like the Junk of the Unc will go on, along with new events like an Inflatables race (everyone bring an inner tube!) and a rubber ducky race.
2018 Ridgway RiverFest Schedule
Saturday, June 30
9-10:15 a.m. River race registration
10:00 a.m. Silent Auction bidding begins
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Watershed Education demonstrations including River Bug Science, Renewable Energy display, Fly Fishing instruction, etc.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids Eddy activities: snow cones by Voyager Youth Program, watershed coloring & drawing project, face painting, and more
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Food by Full Tilt Saloon and Guru’s Nepalese Restaurant
Beer by Colorado Boy & Margaritas by Glenda the Blenda
10:30 a.m. River race safety briefing
11:00 a.m. Safety Rope Bag toss contest
11:30 a.m. Mass Inflatables Race- All ages welcome to compete on inner tubes, kayaks, air mattresses and other crafts
12:30-1:30 p.m. Ute cultural presentation by Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk & Native American flute performance by Norman Lopez
2 p.m. Junk of the Unc homemade river-craft race
2:30 p.m. Rubber Ducky Race
3-6 p.m. Live Music by Sugar & the Mint
4:30 p.m. River Race Awards Ceremony
5:00 p.m. Silent Auction bidding closes & winners pick up items
6:00 p.m. Music and Festival end