Ridgway RiverFest – celebrating our watershed

Saturday, August 28, 2021


The Ridgway RiverFest is a family-friendly celebration of the Uncompahgre River and our community with all-age river races, live music, local food and drink, kids’ activities, watershed educational and cultural programs.  The highlight of the day is the infamous “Junk of the Unc” race in which boaters maneuver their craft,  constructed from scrap materials not intended for river travel, through whitewater rapids and others’ junk, trying to keep it all intact for the 0.5 mile finish line.

In addition to be a great way to connect the community to the watershed, RiverFest is the main fundraiser of the Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership. Proceeds from this annual event allow our Ouray County nonprofit to help protect the economic, natural, and scenic values of the Upper Uncompahgre River Watershed.

More information available at ridgwayriverfest.org.

To plan your sponsorship or silent auction donation for the 13th annual Ridway RiverFest in 2021, please email Tanya at ridgwayriverfest@gmail.com. Thank you!