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Rivers, Trails and Ales Festival

UPDATE: AUGUST 10, 2012

The annual Rivers, Trails and Ales Festival put on by ReStore Marietta.

All information is available on the Armory lawn-- 9am to 9 pm Friday and Saturday. 9 am to 2 pm on Sunday

VIP passes are available for a discount on events, enter raffles, and get discounts throughout the week at downtown shops.

Select Downtown Restaurants featuring local Ohio micro brews.

10am each morning trail rides take off available for beginners, family and advanced.
2pm Sunday are homemade raft races

Weekends Schedule: (For full information stop by the Marietta Armory lawn)

FRIDAY:
All Day-- The Paddlers Dice Run (stop by Armory to register for $5 or free with VIP pass.)

10 am- trail groups meet at Armory
5:00 to 9:00 pm- Live events on Armory lawn; Inflatables for kids
-6:30 to 7:30 pm- Live Music by Qiet
-8pm- The Tortoise and the Hare Race World Championship
-9pm Live Fire Performance by the Burning Dawn.

DOWNTOWN FRIDAY:
6:00-9:00 pm- Josh Buskirk Live on Galley Patio
7pm- Tracy Ellen and Sean Johnson at The Boat House BBQ
9pm- South of the River Band at the Galley
10pm- Qiet at the Marietta Brewing Company

SATURDAY:
8am- Group meet-up at Armory for Lowell to Marietta paddle ($25/person, $40/person with rental. $5 boat lock fee) Reserve at 740-538-0801
9am- Event opens on Armory Lawn!;Marietta's Dragon Boat Team will offer rides
All Day-- The Paddlers Dice Run (stop by Armory to register for $5 or free with VIP pass.)
10am- Trail Groups meet at Armory
5:00 to 9:00 pm- Live events on Armory lawn; Inflatables for kids
5:30 pm- Appalachian Criminal
6:30 pm- Black Bourbon Devils
8:00 pm- Tortoise and the Hare finals
RAFFLE DRAWING

SUNDAY:

9am- 2pm- Event opens on Armory Lawn!
10am- trail groups meet
2pm- Mighty Muskingum Raft Race! All welcome! (To participate must have handmade raft to race down river, register by 1 pm)
2pm- First Annual RTA Fest Kayak and Canoe Turn-around Race ($10 entry fee)

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Rivers, Trails and Ales Festival

Armory Lawn: 200 Block of Front Street, Marietta

Festival organizers are working under the umbrella of ReStore to organize the second annual Rivers, Trails and Ales Festival, a down home celebration of paddling, road and mountain biking, fine local ales and music. It is again the second weekend in August, the 9th-12. It's a grassroots nonprofit festival dedicated to creating something new in Marietta that celebrates the community, outdoor recreation, and local business, while showcasing the terrain and environment that the Mid-Ohio Valley offers. The festival includes free organized bike rides (road and mountain biking), paddling events, a homemade raft race, kayak race, music and featured Ohio craft beers at downtown restaurants, and other activities!


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