Wichita Festivals, Inc. released the newest Riverfest events as well as the unveiling of a Riverfest website specially made for cell phones at a press conference on Monday, April 6.
One of the newest events to grace the Riverfest schedule in 2009 is Plunge presented by Aeroflex. This event will take place on a 1.5-mile stretch of the Arkansas River and will feature four heats of four teams each, competing against the clock to complete a number of water and land challenge zones. The team that completes the course in the shortest amount of time is declared the winner. Cash prizes of more than $4,000 will be awarded to the top five teams.
To sign up for this event and all of the Festival’s participatory events, including the Bank of America River Run, Dodgeball, Riverfest Flea Market, Car Show, Golf Tournament or the Sundown Parade, visit the website on the link below
Registration for the Bank of America River Run and Via Christi Walkfest begins today! You can register for the Via Christi Walkfest at Via Christi Flower & Gift Shops and the Preferred Medical Associates locations at 8444 W. 21st St., 308 E. Central and 1900 N. Amidon, Suite 100.
The Festival is also proud to bring Riverfest Bull Riding: 8 Seconds of Fun and the Kids’ Cowboy Camp to this year’s lineup. These events will take place on May 8-9 and features Professional Bull Rider (PBR) Jesse Schellhamer as well as bull riders from across the Midwest at the rodeo event. The Kids’ Cowboy Camp will include activities such as clogging, square dancing, roping and horseshoe pitching. All of these events will take place at Old Cowtown, 1865 Museum Blvd.
Attendees can also enjoy a variety of other new events with their Festival button. Look for the Riverfest Movie Night featuring Amazing Grace; Senseney Music Battle of the Corporate Bands; Guitar Hero® World Tour and the First Annual Funnel Cake Eating Contest. Fun mobile marketing events will test your strength and agility at the U.S. Army Strength in Action Tour; taste test at the The Other While Meat Pork Tour and get your milk mustache photo taken at the got milk? Drink Well Live Well Tour.
Several former festival events will return to the schedule. They include the very popular Budweiser Wild and Wacky Cruisers at 81 Speedway; The Eagle Virtual Medallion Hunt and the Egg Toss, part of the Block Party.
Another highlight for this year’s Festival is the arrival of the myriverfest.mobi site. With your cell phone, you can view this site which provides you information about Riverfest. From the price point of a funnel cake to the time of the Country Concert, this site gives you all of the information you will need about the Festival while you are on-the-go.
WFI has also gone blogging! Admiral Windwagon Smith has started posting blogs to wichitariverfest.blogspot.com and will post from now, up-to and throughout the Festival with the ins-and-outs of all things Riverfest.