River Fest is Skowhegan’s annual multi-day celebration of recreation and life on the Kennebec, Aug. 1-8.

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The 2021 River Fest schedule includes among other events:

  • A Fly Fishing Clinic|
  • Standup Paddle Boarding
  • Bed Races
  • Lions Club Chicken Barbecue Dinner
  • Moonlight Madness
  • Skowhegan Rotary Club Lobster Bake
  • Drivers and Duffers Golf Classic
  • Gorge Raft and/or Ducky Rides
  • Fireworks

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The event illustrates the potential of the Kennebec River Gorge as the future home of the Run of River Whitewater Recreation Area, which will include a whitewater park with wave features for paddling, surfing, tubing, and more. Plus, an estimated 50 miles of four-season trails, a riverfront promenade and pristine fishing waters with improved fish habitat.

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