By Sarah Richardson
The annual Ronceverte River Festival and Rubber Ducky Race will be held this weekend and will feature live music, a Main Street parade, activities for the kids, and a variety of fair foods and vendors.
Activities for the kids include the duck pond, a coloring contest, duck hunt, pony rides, and a petting zoo. There will also be inflatables, a bungee jump, and a climbing wall for those who are more adventurous. The Kent Family Magic Circus will be in town and will have shows on Friday, Jun. 9, at 9 p.m., and Saturday, Jun. 10, at 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 6 p.m., and 9 p.m. Described as a mixture of circus, theater, and vaudeville, with a sprinkle of sideshow, make sure to come out and see them for what may be their final year touring as a full troupe.
Live music acts this year are Kate Boytek, who will perform at 8 p.m. on Friday, and The Goodson Boys, who will perform Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Both shows are free to the public and will be held at the Island Park Amphitheater.
The 2023 Main Street Parade will have 10 prize categories: Antique/classic car, street rod, motorized miscellaneous, walking group/civic organization, fire truck, horse drawn/equestrian youth, horse drawn/equestrian adult, decorated bike adult, decorated bike youth, and best float. Parade line-up begins at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, and the parade starts down Main Street at 7 p.m.
The famous Rubber Ducky Race is on Saturday, Jun. 10, starting at 4 p.m. Race ticket sales end at 3 p.m. that same day. The festival ends on Saturday night with a fireworks display at 10 p.m.
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