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Clarksville’s Riverfest Regatta is this Saturday, September 7th at the McGregor Park Boat Ramp

Clarksville's Riverfest 2013Clarksville, TN – The Riverfest Regatta begins Saturday, September 7th, 2013 at 10:00am at McGregor Park Boat Ramp. The Regatta is sponsored by U.S. Bank.

This year marks the 7th year for the annual Riverfest Regatta, where participants build their own boats made of cardboard or plastic bottles and race them on the Cumberland River. The heats are timed with the fastest time being declared the winner in the respective classes. The course is 100 yards long.

Check in for participants starts at 9:00am.

The Clarksville Riverfest Regatta
The Clarksville Riverfest Regatta


  • Adult Open
  • Youth w/ Adult (Parent or guardian must accompany participants 12-17 years of age in boat.
  • Business & Industry
  • Church/Civic Organization


All boats/teams will be pre-judged prior to the racing competition. All awards will be announced and presented at the conclusion of the regatta.

  • Ship Shape Award: most creative boat design
  • “Cardboard Queen” Award: the prettiest boat in the regatta
  • Team unity Award: most spirited and most organized team (Looks don’t matter here!)
  • Team Attire Award: most creative team costumes
  • The Titanic Award: awarded to the most spectacular sinking of your vessel, all components of your boat must be recovered to qualify.
  • Plus: First, second, and third place in all Divisions if your boat makes it across the finish line!!

This is one event you dont want to miss! Everyone is invited to watch as groups attempt to paddle their cardboard or plastic bottle boats to the finish line on the Cumberland River at 10:00am Saturday, September 6th, at McGregor Park’s courtesy boat dock.

For information please contact the Clarksville Parks and Recreation at 931.645.7476 or visit www.clarksvilleriverfest.com .


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