RiverFest on the Deschutes
Saturday & Sunday, May 24 & 25, 2014
“CELEBRATING WILD FISH & WHITE WATER ON THE LOWER DESCHUTES RIVER”
We invite you and your family to visit Maupin on the Lower Deschutes River for 2 days of terrific live music, great food, fun, family-friendly activities on Saturday & Sunday, May 24th and 25th from 10am – 6pm at the Oasis Riverview Campground. Free Admission.
Saturday at RiverFest
The day begins with a 5k/10k Walk/Run along the Deschutes River from 9:00am – 10:00am. Talented and popular regional bands will play all day long, featuring music that the whole family will enjoy. A variety of food & beverage vendors will satisfy any hunger, and your eyes can feast on the artwork of art vendors. You can take a mini raft trip on the Deschutes, and then cast some single & double-handed fly rods at our casting pond. Professional casting instructors will assist you and inspire you, too! Other outdoor recreational gear & equipment will be displayed and available for purchase.
Youngsters can enjoy our inflatable bouncy house and kids/teens/adults can challenge our climbing wall. Wildlife displays and environmental education groups will share their knowledge with people of all ages. There are also participatory art activities for children.
Admission to RiverFest is free and every guest receives a Free Raffle Ticket. Prize drawings are held every two hours for valuable prizes. Winners who are present get to choose their prize; those not present are mailed a prize, so you don’t have to be present to win!
Sunday at RiverFest
We have a busy Sunday with a Half Marathon beginning at 9:00am with registration from 8:00am – 8:45am. The Half Marathon begins at Maupin City Park and goes down river 6.55mi to the turn around and return to City Park. All running will be done on the river side of the road for traffic/runner safety.
Maupin Community Church will also be doing their Church Service at RiverFest from 9:00am – 11:00am, with lots of singing and some teaching too.
The SOLV River Clean-up, an annual part of RiverFest begins at 9:00am with an orientation at the Imperial River Company Lodge on the banks of the Deschutes in Maupin. Last year we cleaned up the Sherars Falls Area. Equipment and supplies provided free of charge. Leadership provided by All Star Rafting, the Bureau of Land Management and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. Following the clean-up, a free BBQ luncheon will be served to all volunteers at the Imperial River Company Lodge.