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10th Annual Funnel Cake Eating Contest: Listen to The Big Talker 1480 KQAM and Sports Radio 1410 KGSO for your chance to sign up on-air starting May 31. remaining open spots will be filled onsite starting at 2:30 p.m.


Human Foosball: Click Here to Register Online or Download Form Here


Mp3 Experiment: Click here to register online

Riverfest Cornhole Tournament: Click Here to Register Online

Riverfest Decorated Bicycle Contest & Parade: Click Here to Register Online or Download Form Here

Riverfest Kickball Tournament: Click Here for the Kickball Tournament Bracket

Riverfest Wing Eating Contest: Sign-up onsite

10th Annual Funnel Cake Eating Contest
3:00 – 3:30 p.m., Sat., June 8
Location: Food Court Stage
Brought to you by: 1480 KQAM & Sports Radio 1410 KGSO
Participate in the 10th Annual Riverfest Funnel Cake Eating Contest for your chance to earn bragging rights and a
prize courtesy of The Big Talker 1480 KQAM and Sports Radio 1410 KGSO. Listen for chances to sign up on-air
starting May 31. Any remaining open spots will be filled on-site starting at 2:30 p.m. Contestants will have ten
minutes to eat as many funnel cakes as they can! Participants must be 18 years of age or older.

Cardboard Regatta

1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Sun., June 2
Location: Douglas Street Bridge
Sponsored by: Bombardier & Pratt Industries  Brought to you by: 102.1 The Bull
Build a river-worthy vessel in 90 minutes or less with cardboard, duct tape, pool noodles and a box cutter. No team size limit, but at least one team member (ages 12 or older) must ride in the vessel. Awards will be presented for fastest time, best design and most spectacular sinking. $20 per team.

Heavy Metal Karaoke
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Location: RedGuard Stage
Do you have what it takes to belt out our favorite rock classic from the big stage? See who survives this night of hard rockin’ dreamers and wannabes, hosted by local metalhead karaoke hostess extraordinaire, Marta McKim.
Brought to you by T95 and 104.5 The Fox

Human Foosball Tournament
11:00 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sat., June 8
Location: Ackerman’s Backyard
Presented by: Wiesen Roofing
Just like foosball game tables, only participants are the life-size players. This game is just as much fun to watch as it to play! Six-member teams will compete for prizes.

Kayak Races
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Sat., June 8
Location: Boats & Bikes at River Vista
Brought to you by: Sports Radio 1410 KGSO
It’s a race to the finish line! Vie for a chance to win cash and prizes. Entry fee $5. 

Project PopCon
11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sat., June 1 & Sun., June 2
Location: Bob Brown Expo Hall
Presented by: Midwest E-Sports, Air Capital Comic and The Anime Festival
Wichita’s own pop culture convention. Project PopCon is a collaboration of Air Capital Comic Con, Anime Fest Wichita and Midwest eSports.
Brought to you by KWCH and Alt 107.3, B98-FM, Channel 963, and The Bull

Riverfest Beard & Mustache Contest
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sun., June 2
Location: Food Court Stage
Presented by: Wichita Beard & Mustache Club
Facial hair enthusiasts will face off in this 4th Annual Riverfest event. Women and kids, don’t think you are left out! There are creative categories that allow you to create fine, fake facial hair.

Riverfest Decorated Bicycle Contest & Parade
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m., Sat., June 8
Location: Kennedy Plaza
Brought to you by: BOB-FM, Flight 100.5 and The Blast
Bicycle Decoration Station: Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Calling all bikes, trikes, scooters, wagons, wheelchairs, strollers and penny-fartherings to get guzzy’d up in the hopes of winning compliments and prizes! Let your imagination run wild and decorate your bike in advance or come rolling up to the Decoration Station where local artists will help you show off your style.

Riverfest Kickball Tournament
11:00 a.m., Sat., June 8
Location: Westside Athletic Field, 571 N. McLean Blvd.
Presented by: Wichita Kickball League
Teams and spectators alike are sure to have fun in this fast-paced, high-energy game. Teams of 15 players will compete in this 4th Annual Riverfest Kickball Tournament. $150 fee per team.

Riverfest Kids Fishing Derby
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Cox Kids Corner
Sponsored by: Cabela’s
Kids five years-old to 12 years-old will experience the thrill and satisfaction of catching a fish. Bait and fishing poles will be provided. Limited to 25 contestants.

Riverfest Paddleboat Races
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Wed., June 5
Location: Boats & Bikes at River Vista
Rev up your pedal power for some friendly competition during the Paddleboat Races as 2-person teams compete for prizes and glory!

Riverfest Pickleball Tournament
Mixed Doubles – Tues., June 4 at 9 a.m. – Chicken N Pickle
Men’s Doubles – Wed., June 5 at 9 a.m. – Chicken N Pickle
Women’s Doubles – Thurs., June 6 at 9 a.m. – Chicken N Pickle
Finals – Sat., June 8 at 11 a.m. – RedGuard Stage Area at Riverfest
Presented by: Chicken N Pickle
The fast-paced, high-energy game is drawing record numbers to the courts. Enjoy watching or grab a racket and head to Chicken N Pickle to enter the tournament.

Riverfest Sandcastle Competition
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Sun., June 2
Location: William & Main Street
Teams will have two hours to build a sandcastle that reflects, resembles or looks something like a building, structure or iconic thing located in Wichita.

Riverfest Wing Eating Contest
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Sun., June 2
Location: Food Court Stage
Sponsored by: Pizza Hut
Enter the wing eating contest for a chance to win great prizes – including cash! Open to the first 12 qualified participants who sign up on site.

Stock Tank Races
2:00 p.m., Sat., June 1
Location: Arkansas River at Douglas Street Bridge
Brought to you by: KWLS FM
This zany event is one you won't want to miss as teams race the Arkansas River in stock tanks! Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers as well as Best Decorated tank and costumes.

Young Lions Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course
Noon to 4 p.m.
Location: English & Main Streets
Presented by: ShapeUpUS
One mile and ten obstacles make up this epic ninja warrior-style course event for youth ages 5-17. Run, jump, crawl, climb and swing through the fun and challenging obstacles. Be sure to visit the Health and Wellness Expo adjacent to the course for a variety of hands-on activities for all ages.


June 1, 2019

A Riverfest tradition, River Run features a terrific route adjacent to the Arkansas River, a high-energy finish line, bib tag timing and music at the RedGuard Stage. Get your game face on and challenge family and friends as you go for the gold! All registrants receive a Riverfest button and commemorative T-shirt. Finishers of every race receive a medallion and complimentary finish line breakfast. An awards ceremony will take place on the RedGuard Stage following completion of the 5K race.

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