2015 River Blast
It’s going to be a blast down on the Kentucky River for the 2015 River Blast, presented by Kentucky American Water, takes place at Fort Boonesborough State Park Saturday August 1st from Noon – 10 p.m. Organized by the Kentucky River Water Trail Alliance and benefiting Bluegrass Tomorrow and the Kentucky Riverkeeper organization, River Blast will include the “blast” component Fireworks, presented by the Kentucky Department of Adventure Tourism at 10 p.m., “Water Fire” a bonfire on the Boonesborough Beach beginning at 6 p.m., live entertainment all day.
The “Race Between the Locks” offers the public a chance to get on the river to canoe or kayak with a 6-mile “fun paddle” to Clays Ferry (beginning at Noon) or for advanced paddlers a 21-mile race to Valley View (begins at 8 a.m.) Prices are $50 per person for the fun paddle, $75 for the advanced race, includes refreshments, water, t-shirt, prizes, food, and canoes (if you don’t have your own boat).
A car show (antiques, hot rods & more), festival foods and concessions including a beer garden, river and water exhibits, arts & crafts vendors, kids activities, and fun for the whole family are also planned.
For more information visit www.tourwinchester.com