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Junk of the UNC: Build-a-boat workshop
June 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
One of the most entertaining events of the Ridgway RiverFest is the Junk of the Unc homemade watercraft competition. Fun for spectators, the Junk of the Unc is a fantastic experience for builders and racers. UWP encourages creative, adventurous spirits – young and old – to build your own unique floating craft to put on this year’s festival on Saturday, June 30. You could win one of four fantastic trophies, if you are the Fastest, Most Artistic, Best Reused Materials, or Best of Youth.
If you need inspiration to build your craft, come to the Junk of the Unc Build-A-Boat Workshop on Tuesday, June 5 from 6 to 8:30 p.m., when past competition winners will share their tips on producing the most float-worthy, eye-catching crafts. This fun workshop is especially designed for creative adventurers planning to participate in the “Junk of the Unc” homemade watercraft race on the Uncompahgre River during the Ridgway RiverFest. Non-racers interested in learning the ins and outs of creating a floatable vehicle are also welcome. This class is suitable for all construction skill levels, beginner to advanced. No experience is required, but builders are advised to have moderate to advanced river recreation skills to use their homemade watercrafts on the river.