Weather cant stop Rockin' River Fest


OREGON – A little rain didn’t stop Rockin’ River Fest in Oregon on June 15.

“We are getting very good at adapting to Mother Nature, that’s for certain,” said Debbie Dickson, Rockin’ River Fest Executive Committee member. 

The Adventure Triathlon went off without a hitch, including the ability to put kayaks in the river for the third leg of the race. Despite some unpleasant temporary weather conditions, a lot of folks came out to support the event.

Families with small children took advantage of the “12 and under free” admission, and they all enjoyed a wide variety of games and activities. “Tipsy Hog” took first place in the Tug Across the Rock, stealing bragging rights from two time champions, E.D. Etnyre. 

“We welcomed lots of out of the area folks, many of them the “younger crowd” who really enjoyed the live music and adult beverages option,” Dickson said. “Introducing Oregon to a larger tourism base is one of the goals of this festival.”

There was a great variety of local food available to the crowd.

Dickson said the festival was very appreciative of the support of dozens of local businesses who contributed cash, goods, and “In Kind” services to make this years’ event successful, particularly our third time “Presenting Sponsor,” Martin & Company. 

“A big thanks is due to our volunteer crew who pitched in over four days of setup and tear down,” she said. “We are especially grateful for the generous loan of equipment, and for the enthusiastic spirit and volunteer labor, shared by the Autumn on Parade Committee. It is this combined effort that creates a ‘win-win’ for our community.”

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