RiverFest is a two-day event occurring along the Androscoggin River in Simard Payne Park in Lewiston, Maine. 

Featuring a kickball tournament, cornhole tournament, Regatta, food trucks, an artisan fair, beer garden, and a night of family-friendly activities, and a movie with Summer Fun and Films, this festival is free and open to the public. 

Registration is required for the Kickball Tournament, Cornhole Tournament, Regatta, and to be a vendor at the artisan fair. More information is below.

Schedule of Activities

Friday, July 19th

(all activities in Simard-Payne Park)

Uplift LA Kickball Tournament

Beer Garden
Food Trucks (Jeff’s Jamaican & Rollin’ In The Dough)
Canoe Rentals
Guided Boat Tours – 12 pm

Afternoon (starting at 3 pm)
Shop Local Summer Fair
Canoe Rentals
Uplift LA Kickball Tournament Championship Game
Cornhole Tournament
Guided Paddle Tours of the River and Canals
Whoopie Pie Eating Contest with Nutty Netties Cafe

Evening (starting at 5 pm)
Happy Hour Specials – Beer Garden
Cornhole Tournament
Guided Paddle Tours of the River and Canals – 5:30 pm
Family Activities and Movie with Summer Fun and Films – 6 pm
Pinky D’s Food Truck
Halo Sips Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

Saturday, July 20th

Morning (starting at 9am)
RiverFest Regatta Start Line @ Simard-Payne Park
Coffee, juice, water, and pastries for sale

11 AM Beer Garden Opens

Uplift LA Kickball Tournament

Hosted by the region’s rising professionals, the tournament features two fields of play throughout Friday. Teams of 10-12 will compete for a $100 team prize and bragging rights, and celebrate with an awards ceremony and social hour at the end of the tournament. Registration includes T-Shirt and $5 towards lunch at the food trucks.

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Cornhole Tournament

Hosted by Uplift LA, this tournament is perfect whether you’re a seasoned cornhole player or new to the game. Compete for a chance to win prizes while having fun, meeting new people, and connecting to community. $20 for a 2-person team, registration is required. Tournament play begins at 3:00 PM

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RiverFest Regatta

A full-day regatta that is supported by local rowing clubs, and draws nationally within the rowing community. This event’s safety, registration, and execution is managed by Lewiston Rowing. Friday afternoon offers early registration packet pick up, boat drop-off and storage, and practice rows on the race course. Races begin at 8 AM Saturday and run throughout the day.

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Beer Garden

The Valley Beverage  Beer Garden will open by 11:00 AM both Friday and Saturday, overlooking the river and activities. The garden is large enough to offer casual seating, lawn games, and various pop-up shade tents. The garden has beer, wine, and cold drinks available. Friday and Saturday will feature coffee, juices, and prepared breakfast foods beginning at 8:30 AM on Saturday.

Boat Rentals

Webb & Sons Paddling Rentals will be offering canoes and kayaks for 30 and 60 minute sessions, launching from the Lewiston dock in Simard Payne Park. Life Vests and equipment are included, and this is a great way to see the cities’ skyline and canals.

Jonathan LaBonte, Auburn Transportation Director, avid paddler, and river history buff will offer guided tours of the River and Canals, Two, 60-minute tours will be leaving the dock at 12 PM and 5:30 PM. Bring your boat or borrow one!

Summer Fun and Films Activities

Activities start at 6 PM Party Palooga twining balloons, Face painting by Nora, Halo Sips – Fresh Squeezed Lemonade, Fun time Kidz bounce house, Celebration Photo Booth, free popcorn and water, and a special menu from  Pinky D’s. Pre-movie entertainment includes music by Pallo Entertainment and a special live performance by Maine’s Got Talent Winner, JoAnna Hughes.

Featured Movie: Under the Boardwalk, rated PG

Food Trucks

Our Food Truck lineup for Friday, July 19th

Coffee and Juices available in the morning at the Valley Beverage Tent

Rolling in the Dough and  Jeff’s Jamaican from 11:30 – 3 PM 

Pinky D’s from 5 PM to 8 PM