Riverfest Events

Riverfest Half Marathon and 5K

Saturday, August 12

Half Marathon Start - 7:30am

5k Start - 8:30am

Presented by M2N Series, Register at www.riverfest5k.com. Half marathon $70 until 7/1. 5k $30 until 8/7. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Watertown Area YMCA. Call 920-262-8555 and ask for Kay Nord for more details.

Bean Bag Tournament

Saturday, August 12 at 10 am

Join in this fun, co-ed Bean Bag Tournament! For more information contact Dave McDonald at 920.253.7730.

Craft Fair

Saturday, August 12 - Sunday, August 13 from 9am - 5pm

This is a craft fair you do not want to miss! Artists and craftsman display their items in a natural setting on the Riverside Park island. If you would like to become an exhibitor, please complete the below form or email Dot Newberg at wttnriverfest@gmail.com.

Craft Fair Info
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Craft Fair Registration Form
Registration Form 2017.pdf
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Island Map for Craft Fair
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Tax Form 2016
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Classic Car Show

Sunday, August 13 from 9 am-4 pm

The Riverfest Auto Show features classic automobiles, trucks and motorcycles. If you would like to sponsor or show at the event, please complete the form below. For more information contact Jesse Domer at 920.219.2922 or email DomerJ@Watertown.k12.wi.us.

Auto Show Participant Registration
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Auto Show Judging and Awards
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Auto Show Sponsor Form
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Auto Show Sponsor Information
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Carp Classic

Saturday, August 12 from 9-11 am

Register on site. Call John Zastrow at 920.988.1170 with questions.

Horseshoe Tournament

Saturday, August 12 at 12:30 pm

Register on site. Contact Kerry Morris at 920.248.9726 for more information.

Kid's Casting Contest

Saturday, August 12 from 11 am-4 pm

Register on site. Call 920.261.7214 and ask for Tom Beyer with questions.

Raft Race

Saturday, August 12 at 9:30am

Registration 7:30-9:00am

Two person raft race on the Rock River from the Main Street bridge at Tivoli Island to Riverside Park. Life jackets are required for all participants. Trophies will be awarded! Register by the Tivoli Island bridge prior to race time. Call Shannon Milbrath at 920-285-3585 with questions. Cost is $40/team of two which includes raft, 2 oars and 2 t-shirts or $20/team if you bring your raft and oars from a previous year.


Race is hosted by the Watertown Aquatic Team.

Tennis Tournament

Saturday, August 12 at 9:30am (no 

The Mixed Doubles Riverfest Tennis Tournament will be held at Brandt-Quirk Park. Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced. It is double elimination, so two matches are guaranteed. Please complete the registration form below. For more infomation and to register, contact Dan Leija at dan_leija@yahoo.com

Tennis Tournament Registration Form
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Riverfest Raffle 2017 Tickets   NOW ON SALE!!!

Last year was the biggest in the 31 year history of the event! Let's make 2017 even bigger!

Various businesses are starting to receive their tickets and more will be distributed in the near future.


The revamped raffle prize list and the $2 ticket price will once again be used for the raffle.


More prizes than ever! 

Grand Prize $5,000

15 Prizes at $500 each

20 Prizes at $100 each

10 Prizes at $50 each


Over $15,000 in prizes will be announced at the drawing Sunday evening, August 14th, shortly after the final concert of the festival (8pm).


Support the 2017 Riverfest by purchasing raffle tickets from local businesses as well as the many individuals working on the sale effort!

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Auto Show Sunday, August 13 from 9am-4pm.

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