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Posted on: September 15, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Riverfest Regatta and Virtual Talent Show winners announced

Riverfest Cardboard Boat Regatta

CLARKSVILLE, Tennessee. – With the COVID-19 pandemic still having a widespread impact, Clarksville Parks & Recreation adapted the traditional three-day Riverfest celebration into nearly two weeks of in-person and virtual events.

The 13th annual Cardboard Boat Regatta took place on Saturday, Sept. 12 as part of the final day of the Riverfest celebration. 

Teams gathered at the McGregor Park boat dock to set sail. 11 teams were divided into three races with first place being awarded to the team with the best overall time within each of the four categories below. Other awards were given to teams based on boat design, boat aesthetics, team unity, costumes, and the infamous Titanic Award went to the team who sank the fastest. 

The awards went to the following teams:

  • Ship Shape Award- Usain Boat
  • Cardboard Queen- Freedom
  • Team Unity Award- Front Line Heroes
  • Team Attire Award- Island Girls
  • Titanic Award- Front Line Heroes

City/County Category

  • 1st- Otter Squad 6

Civic/Church Category

  • 1st Place- Still Float Worthy

Adult Open Category

  • 1st Place- Passing Wind
  • 2nd Place- The Mirthmobile
  • 3rd Place- Island Girls

Youth with Adult Category

  • 1st Place- Tick Tock Croc
  • 2nd Place- The Argo

Virtual Talent Show

Saturday, Sept. 12 also marked the end of the Riverfest Virtual Talent Competition. Three musical acts were selected from dozens of entries, and voting took place on September 1-12. The band IVEY, a pop/punk/reggae band out of Nashville, TN, was announced as the winner. They will perform before the headliner at Riverfest 2021. More information about the band can be found at

About Clarksville Parks & Recreation

Clarksville Parks & Recreation provides a variety of indoor/outdoor programs, facilities, nature activities, and entertainment events for people living in Clarksville, Montgomery County, and Fort Campbell. These free or reasonably priced, year-round experiences help residents enhance their health, wellness, and social engagement -- resulting in a stronger, better community.

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