Trek Fest beams down this weekend
RIVERSIDE—On Friday, June 28, and Saturday, June 29, Riverside will be full of Starfleet officers, Tribbles, and maybe a few Klingons.
Activities for Trek Fest will begin Friday evening with Bob Black and the Bandjoy Band playing at the main stage of Hall Park, said Riverside Area Community Club (RACC) President Paul McCracken. Insectoid will begin playing at 9 p.m. until 1 a.m.
Other events taking place Friday evening include the kids parade featuring “I Mudd” which is the theme for Trek Fest this year, at 6:30 p.m. on River Street and a pet show at the main stage of Hall Park at 7 p.m
Beginning at 7:30 p.m. the demolition derby will take place at the southeast corner of Hall Park, McCracken said.
Saturday everything begins with the parade at 10 a.m.
“The parade is our biggest thing,” McCracken said.
Lineup will begin at 9 a.m. behind the bank. There will be prizes awarded in four categories, which are best Trek, best youth, best patriotic, and best overall theme, the Trek Fest Web site said.
After the parade, several events will take place in Hall Park. The sci-fi swap meet will begin at 11 a.m. At 11:15 the band “Tom and the Tribbles” will play folk tunes and bluegrass music on the main stage. The costume contest will be held at 1 p.m. on the main stage of Hall Park.
“There will be a volleyball and adult kickball tournament at Hall Park on Saturday, too,” McCracken said.
Also, taking place on Saturday will be the Bill Riley talent show at 2:30 p.m. in Hall Park and the golf cart rodeo at 3 p.m.
There will two bands playing Saturday night beginning at 6:30 p.m. Close Call will be first and then Faraday’s Law will begin playing at 9 p.m.
Another thing that takes place at Trek Fest is the fireworks show on Saturday evening.
“I think we’ve only missed the fireworks one year,” McCracken said.
Stumptown Shooters will shoot the fireworks off at 10 p.m. at Hall Park.
McCracken hopes this years Trek Fest is well attended, even if the weather isn’t cooperative.
“It’s always too hot or too wet,” he said. “I just hope we have people come out and enjoy themselves.”