Friday, June 3, 2016

Trek Fest 2016: "Fifty Years of Star Trek" -- June 24-25, 2016! Check Out This Year's Schedule!

The Riverside Area Community Club has announced the full itinerary of this month's Trek Fest XXXII, over in nearby Riverside, IA. Trek Fest is an annual celebration of the official future birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk. In past years, they have pulled in actors from the original Star Trek television series, but most years it's an excuse to have a lot of fun with a bit of a small town science fiction flavor.

This year's TrekFest schedule is pretty similar to last year's events.

Saturday's parade will feature three Grand Marshalls: Robert Schneider Sr. (Riverside's Mayor during the first Trek Fest), Robert Schneider Jr. (Riverside Councilman), and Allen Schneider (Riverside's current Mayor) -- AKA "Three Generations of Service to Riverside!"

Here are the highlights:

Friday, June 24, 2016
5:00 PM -- Food Booth & Beer Gardens!

5:00 PM -- Carnival Rides!

6:30 PM -- Kids Parade! (Registration starts at 6:15 PM)

7:00 PM -- Pet Show! Big & Small Pets Welcome!

7:00 PM -- Trek Trivia Contest!! at the Railroad Park Pavilion

8:30 PM -- Movie in the Park! "Big Hero 6" at Hall Park

9:00 PM -- Sky-Watching with the Cedar Amateur Astronomers, Inc.

Saturday, June 25, 2016
8:00 AM -- 5 K Race!

8:00 AM -- 1 Mile Fun Run!

9:00 AM -- Volleyball Tournament!

10:00 AM -- Parade with the theme "Fifty Years of Star Trek"!

11:00 AM -- Sci-Fi Swap Meet!

11:00 AM -- Business Exhibition Booths!

11:00 AM -- Carnival Rides!

11:00 AM -- Kid's Face Painting!

12:00 PM -- Tom and the Tribbles! (Folk, Old Time, Bluegrass, Patriotic, & Pop Music)

12:00 PM -- Scholarship Awards!

12:00 PM -- Enterprise Mission! (Star Trek Scavenger Hunt)

12:00 PM -- Federation Games!

12:00 PM -- Videothon!

1:00 PM -- Costume Contest!

1:00 PM -- Skip Slaughter Weight Lifting Contest!

1:00 PM -- Bingo!

2:30 PM -- Kids Tractor Pull!

2:30 PM Bill Riley Talent Show!

3:00 PM -- Golf Cart Rodeo!

5:00 PM -- Demolition Derby! It's $10 for Adults to attend; $5 for children aged 6-12; and free for kids who are 5 & under.

8:00 PM -- Rider Company Band!

10:00 PM -- Stumptown Shooters Fireworks!

I found this year's schedule on the Riverside Area Community Club's Facebook page, as well as the 2016 Trek Fest Facebook event page. Their webpage has not yet been updated to include their schedule.

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