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Community Fun at Leavenworth Riverfest


Food, demonstration, music, fireworks to highlight event


July 23, 2008
The annual Leavenworth Riverfest kicks off Saturday at 11 a.m. with food, demonstrations, Western re-enactments, and much more.

The festival will last until dark and culminates in a Cassabella's Fireworks display.

Booths and demonstrations will be open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and include apple butter, jewelry, blacksmithing, painting, loom work, quilting, lace making, spinning, wood carving, recycling activities, moon walk, tubs-of-fun rides, Cave Country adventures, log home information and elephant ears.

Creative Comedy Clowns will roam the Riverside Park in Old Leavenworth from noon to 5 p.m. They will entertain with balloon animals and face painting.

Musical performances and entertainment acts are scheduled for the entire festival. Acts include Six Guns Entertainment, Joe & Dave, Otis Berry as Elvis, Blue Meridian, and Linda Smith & the Tunes.

Registration for the car show will begin at 10 a.m., and the judging will conclude at 3 p.m.

Following is a complete schedule:

•10 a.m. — Car show registration Begins

•11 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Activities and Story Time at Breeden Memorial Library

•11 a.m. to 7 p.m. — Booths open and demonstrations

•11 a.m. — Gospel music by Sara Wilson

•Noon to 5 p.m. — Creative Comedy Clowns doing balloon animals and face painting

•Noon— Music by Otis Berry as Elvis

•1 p.m. Six Guns Entertainment (re-enactment)

•1 p.m. — Acoustic folk/rock by Joe & Dave

•2:30 p.m. — C.A.R.E.S. Talent Contest by local grade school students

•3 p.m. — Car show judging ends

•3 p.m. — Six Guns Entertainment (re-enactment)

•4 p.m. — Car show awards given

•4:30 p.m. Jazz and blues by Blue Meridian

•7 p.m. Country and Classic Rock by Linda Smith & The Tunes

•Fireworks by Cassabella's Fireworks at dark

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