My favorite Rose Festival affiliated event returns in 2011: the Milk Carton Boat Race!
Race day is June 12th (11am), at the Westmoreland Park casting pond.
After a seven year hiatus the race I obsessed about as a kid returned in 2009. If you’re going as a spectator I recommend you read my reviews of the 2009 and 2010 events so you’ll know what to expect (e.g. no beer garden?!). The basics: Bring a blanket (or lawn chairs) and a picnic lunch and enjoy the spectacle!
If you want to participate there are two categories of boat you can choose from:
Racing class: designed for speed and consists of narrower and lighter frames
Showboat class: design is primary goal – does not race
There are four classes of racing boats: children, adults, family/multi-rider, and corporate. Deadline to register is June 8th at 11:59pm! Visit the event website for more information. Follow @MilkCartonBoat on Twitter for the latest news.
Friend of the blog Mike Vogel raced last year!
Photo courtesy Heather from Mile73.com.
La Société des Monstres Célèbres says
Only one week away!!!!!!!