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Join the fun as Bandera Business Association holds its 21st annual RIVERFEST on the banks of the beautiful Medina River. Wear your swim suit and bring your tube, don't miss the opportunity of floating in one of the cleanest, clearest rivers in Texas. RiverFest is Bandera's way of CELEBRATING SUMMER!!

COME CHILL ON THE RIVER! . Try your hand at the River Rodeo! That's right, this is the Cowboy Capital of the World, we have to have a rodeo! Enter the tube roping or the bronc riding. Think you can stay on 8 seconds? You haven't ridden a steed like Firestone or Goodyear. Not too good at rodeo sports? That's okay - enter the kayak races. We'll even provide the kayak! Bring Fido, we have a great water fetching contest for your dog too! See? Something for the whole family!

Bring all the kids' cause there will be plenty for them to do. Lots of children's activities, in the water or out! Try their hand at fishing or maybe a paddleboat ride! Enter the Watermelon Eating contest or slide down the Giant Slip and Slide. Yep, this is the Ultimate Riverside Picnic!!!

All this activity will sure to make you hungry so mosey on over to the food booths where you will find the best picnic fare on the river! Plenty to choose from and lots of entertainment while you eat too!

One of the featured events for the 2018 Riverfest is our search for the best singer in Bandera and surrounding area. That's right, we are looking for the new "Bandera Idol". Get your vocal cords ready and select your music, competition will be fun!

If relaxing is your thing, you will love RiverFest; plenty of shade and some great music. Hang around the Medina River Watering Hole for a cold beer, great food and featured singers. Browse through our excellent selection of Arts and Craft Booths, each selected from a juried show for their skill and craftsmanship, or venture into the information and exhibit area. Stroll through our Open Car Show. Wow, cars from all over! You won't believe your eyes! Just down the way will be even more fun in the Riverfest LSBBQ Society Cook-off. Teams of cookers will be doing their best riverside bar-b-cueing techniques to win the coveted prize as Best Cook Team. If all this isn't enough, get ready for the "GREAT HILL COUNTRY ANYTHING THAT FLOATS REGATTA"! Don't miss this infamous river parade that will keep you laughing as the creative entries make their way down the Medina River competing for the FIRST prize. There will be prizes for Best Western, Best Non Profit, best Family entry and the Admirals Award for best over all.

Come on to Riverfest - the best picnic on the Medina River!