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Cowboy Bathtub Races
Saturday, October 2, 2021
3-4 p.m.
Location: Arkansas River at Douglas Street Bridge
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.
Brought to you by KWLS

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Funnel Cake Eating Contest
Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: Quantum Credit Union Food Court
Participate in the 11th 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. Any remaining open spots will be filled onsite starting at 11:30 p.m. the day of the event. Contestants will have ten minutes to eat as many funnel cakes as they can! Participants must be 18 years of age or older.
Brought to you by KGSO and KQAM

Riverfest Classic Car Show
Sunday, October 3, 2021
11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Location:  Douglas at Main
Sponsored by: Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Safelite Auto Glass, ICS Collision and Legacy Bank
Check out our display of classic and custom cars, the Admirals Collection and auto-related vendors in the heart of Downtown Wichita. Want to display your ride?
Brought to you by KEYN


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Sunday, October 3, 2021
Noon to 4 p.m.
Location:  Exploration Place
A new location for this event designed to see science at work, comes with a new exhibit to discover at Exploration Place! This is the place to explore, engage and experience the cool factors of science, technology, engineering and math. Come learn about and play with the gadgetry that fuels workforce creativity and innovation now and into the future.

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Cardboard Regatta
Sunday, October 3, 2021
1 p.m.: Team Check-In
1:15 -2:45 p.m.: Vessel Construction
3 p.m.: Launch
Location: Douglas Street Bridge
Sponsored by: Pratt Industries
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 for fastest time, best design and most spectacular sinking. Enter at wichitariverfest.com. $20 per team.
Brought to you by The Bull

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