Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Rockin' RiverFest is Aug 1st, a FREE day-long festival sponsored by Asheville Radio Group and RiverLink at French Broad River Park featuring the ever popular raft competition, music competition featuring local bands, kids parade, live performances, local food and beverages, corn hole, frisbee golf, kayak demonstrations and much more! There's something fun for everyone!

WIN BIG! Raft Competition Prizes include:
Grand Prize: Diamond Brand boat
2nd Place: $100 Diamond Brand gift certificate
3rd Place: $50 Diamond Brand gift certificate

Celebrity Judges will be selecting Grand Prize, 2nd and 3rd place winners for the raft competition based upon creativity and ingenuity.
For more details on the raft competition, visit

Rockin' RiverFest Event Schedule:
10am - Raft competition begins with launching at Hominy Creek Park
11:00 Rockin RiverFest opens & Kids' Parade Registration begins
Ongoing - local food & beer; kayak demos with Diamond Brand; aerial dance lessons with Asheville Aerial Arts; frisbee golf; cornhole competition and kids' activity area including WNC Nature Center live animals, facepainting, hula hoops with MelMacPink and interactive RiverLink art project.
11:30 – Kids' Parade/Intro
Noon –
The Secret B-Sides kicks off Music Competition
12:30pm Belly Dancing with
Baraka Mundi World Spirit Student Troupe Dancers
Jason Ross Martin
1:30pm Musicians' Workshop Demo and RiverLink presentation
2:30pm Asheville Aerial Arts aerial dance performance
3:30pm MelMacPink Hula Hoop
Brushfire Stankgrass
4:30pm Announce winners of competitions - raft, music & cornhole
5pm Festival closes
6-8pm After Party at Wild Wings on Biltmore Ave

Enjoy Tasty Treats:
Anna's Sweets
Blue Daisy Cafe
Luella's BBQ
Rolling Stone Pizza
Ultimate Ice Cream
Wild Wings

Rockin' RiverFest Parking:
Parking for the public will be available at Karen Cragnolin Park (former Edaco Junkyard) on Amboy Rd with shuttles provided to French Broad River Park courtesy of Buncombe County Department Recreation & Parks and EcoTrips. Shuttles will begin at 10:45am and run continuously till 5:30pm. Dogs are not permitted on shuttles. Carpooling is encouraged. Please contact with questions about volunteering, raft competition and festival.

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