RiverDays attended by thousands

New Richmond’s 22nd annual RiverDays summer festival was a resounding success.

“We were once again thrilled with our annual end of summer RiverDays festival,” said New Richmond mayor Ramona Carr. “Everyone had a wonderful time – the hard work by the event organizers paid off in a big way.”

Though very difficult to obtain an official count, organizers have estimated that more than 10,000 people came to the river town to enjoy this year’s three-day festival that was held along historic Front Street and the shoreline of the Ohio River Aug. 16-18.

According to RiverDays planning committee member Donna Hammons, the festival offered something for everyone.

“Everything was smooth sailing,” she said. “The vendors were happy and some even put a deposit down for next year. The fireworks were spectacular, as was the music. And of course, the cardboard boat races were a great success and very well-attended.”

Indeed, thousands of people attended the 16th annual Cardboard Boat Race Regatta.