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