The Main Events at RiverFest!
Everyone who comes to the Ridgway RiverFest has a chance to get WET and enjoy the river. You can wade in the eddy and along the riverbanks or play on your watercraft in the middle of the river. For those who are more competitive, we have a few river races you can join.
Junk of the Unc
Thrills and spills await brave boaters as they maneuver their junk craft through whitewater rapids, and others’ junk, toward the 0.5 mile finish line. Winners must cross the line with most of their junk intact. Get tips and lots of information on what it takes to compete in this wacky race on the Junk of the Unc page.
Stand Up Paddle Board Race
This race debuted in 2015 and was a huge hit. A test of balance, this river race also starts at Rollans Park and ends at Dallas Creek in Ridgway State Park, 3 miles downstream.
Hard Shells Race
This hard shell watercraft race starts at Rollans Park and ends 3 miles downstream at Dallas Creek, Ridgway State Park.
The inflatables round out the river race series from Rollans Park to Ridgway State Park.
See the Race Schedule.
Racers register at the UWP Booth on the day of RiverFest, between 9 and 10 a.m. in Rollans Park, Ridgway, Colorado.
2017 REGISTRATION FEES:
$20 for 1 race
$30 for multiple races
$5 for each additional boat member
FREE for festival sponsors ($100 or higher sponsorship levels)
Watercraft, PFD, Helmet, Registration Fee
Get a FREE t-shirt when you turn in your race bib
$10 for each additional t-shirt (discounted from $15)