2,000 CFS of Gratitude After the Float Fest

By Reaha Goyetche 1 year ago1 Comment

A super thank you to all of the heroes who made the Float Fest possible! (Photo credit: Jim Brett)

Coincidentally enough, 2,000 cubic feet per second was also the water level during the Float Fest this Saturday. From the smooth rigging and takeout to the rocking bands, we have so many people to thank!

It was all smiles at the Float Fest!


First, our intrepid captains.

Caffeine helped this captain stay on her A-game.


Rafts all rigged and awaiting their captains and passengers.


And of course, our sponsors!

Waterfall Sponsors

Rapid Sponsors


Riffle Sponsors


Volunteers and Board Members

We couldn’t have done any of this without our dedicated volunteers and board members–an enormous heartfelt thank you all of you! You got everyone outfitted in PFDs, set up tents, directed traffic, brought games, took out rafts, and much more!

Katya maintained order at the PFD check-out station.



Big Bs provided one tasty lunch and the big top tent! The Rev, Palisade Brewing Company, Ska Brewery, and our volunteer barkeeps kept the libations flowing.

The Big B’s lunches were a hit! (Photo credit: Jim Brett)

Thank you to everyone who donated to the Float Fest Silent Auction! We raised $3600 from the winning bids! Sam and Tara kindly brought and set up the tent housing the silent auction bidding wars. The donors were:

  • The Great Outdoors Company
  • Gunnison River Pro
  • J and Ray Outfitters
  • Shadescapes America
  • Black Canyon Anglers
  • Western Slope SUP
  • John Welfelt of Welfelt Fabrication
  • Earth Friendly Supply Company
  • Jane McGarry and Chuck Behrensmeyer
  • PJ’s Neighborhood Pub
  • Blue Heron Yoga
  • Azura Cellars
  • Mike and Barbara Galloway
  • Ellza Coyle
  • Indigo Autumn
  • Western Anglers
  • Nelle’s Café
  • Black Bridge Winery
  • Shish KaBikes
  • Jill Knutson Painting
  • NRS
  • RIGS
  • Big O Tires
  • Chaco



Our musicians, Eclectic Alchemy and Mojo.

It takes heroic chops to play the trombone like WSCC board member Dave Noe. (Photo Credit: Jim Brett)


Flash subbed in for Ross Deardorff of Eclectic Alchemy. Carrie handled the switch well. (Photo credit: Jim Brett)

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  • Sara Stevens says:

    Best river float yet! So well organized and so much fun. The River Park, trails, ramp and the river itself are all looking great.

    Many thanks for all of your hard work.

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