River Fest, Skowhegan’s annual multi-day event, celebrating recreation and life on the Kennebec River, will be held Tuesday, Aug. 2, through Saturday, Aug. 6. River Fest also illustrates the potential of the Kennebec River Gorge as the future home of the Run of River Whitewater Recreation Area.

Activities will include a glow stick river run, a duck derby, raft rides, music, classic cars, a dunk tank, a beer garden, the annual Rotary Club lobster bake, and more.

The event will kick off with the annual Lions Club chicken barbecue Tuesday, Aug. 2, and will conclude Saturday evening, Aug. 6, with a fireworks display. On Thursday, Aug. 4, Moonlight Madness will close down Water Street as teams race beds on wheels and vendors line the street.

River Fest is sponsored by Skowhegan Savings Bank and organized by Main Street Skowhegan, the Skowhegan Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Skowhegan Run of River Committee.

For a full schedule or for information on becoming a sponsor or vendor, visit skowheganriverfest.com or contact Main Street Skowhegan at 612-2571 or [email protected] or Jason Gayne, executive director of Hospice Volunteers of Somerset County, at 474-7775 or [email protected].

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