Thursday, June 13, 2013

Burley Regatta 2013

Come to Burley for three days of the fastest inboard circle boat racing in the USA! Every year at the end of June, the beautiful Snake River becomes the race track for expensive, loud and very fast flat bottom powerboats. This year's Regatta takes place June 21-23, 2013.

Events Include:

  • K Racing Runabouts

  • Super Stocks

  • Pro Stocks

  • Crackerboxes

  • Sportsman E

  • Comp Jets

  • Grand Nationals

  • 1 Litre Hydroplanes

  • 2.5 Litre Hydroplanes. 

There will also be Amateur Flatbottom (Nostalgia 95) classes and Jet boat (River Racer jet) classes for those interested in trying their hand at the racing experience.

Burley Regatta Tickets

Adult Single Day Pass: $25

Adult Weekend Pass: $45

Friday Fan Appreciation Day: $5

Kids 12 and under are free.

K Boat Racing from last year's Burley Regatta.[/caption]

Buy tickets in advance online and save $5 by using Promo code - promo3 - at checkout.

2013 Regatta Race Schedule Highlights

Friday June 21

8:30 a.m. ~ Meet & Greet at Smith’s Food & Drug, 937 E. Main St.

8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. ~ Pre-registration at Smith's Food & Drug

11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. ~ Testing and tuning at the race site.

3 p.m. ~ Qualifying Heats #1- 1 Liters & #2 - 2.5 Liters. Final Heat #3 - 1 Liters & #4 – 2.5 Liters

5 p.m. ~ Flatbottom Grand Prix Shootout

6-10 p.m. ~ Friday Night Fish Fry hosted by the City of Rupert.  Fish Fry, Pizza & Beer Garden. Proceeds benefit the Historic Wilson Theater Restoration project. Racers are encouraged & invited to show off their boats for a chance to win prizes totaling $1,000.

Saturday June 22

11 a.m. ~ Qualifying Heats

12 p.m. ~ National Anthem

12:05 - 6 p.m. ~ Heat races and finals

Sunday June 23

6 p.m. (approximately) ~ Awards Banquet after the conclusion of the racing. Held at Morey's Steakhouse, 219 E 3rd St. All-you-can-eat BBQ dinner served for $10 per person. Public welcome.

Idaho Bed and Breakfast Lodging

When traveling in Idaho, find great lodging options with the Idaho Bed and Breakfast Association. We have member Inns all over the state.

For additional information on Idaho call 1-800-VISIT-ID[/caption]

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Weiser Fiddle Festival 2013

This celebration of fiddle music always takes place the third full week in June. This year, things will kick off on Sunday June 16th and run through Saturday night.

The hub of the Festival activity is Bluegrass Village City Park, located between East 3rd and East 4th Streets, next to the Courthouse, in Weiser, ID. The park is filled to capacity with fine craft and merchandise vendors. The food court, called “Fiddle Vittles Road,”  can satisfy the appetite of nearly anyone!

The Weiser Old Time Fiddle Festival

Vendors will be serving BBQ, Mexican food, Chinese and Japanese fare, Buffalo Burgers, Prime Rib Sandwiches, Brats, Polish Sausage, Curly Fries, Baked Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, Teriyaki, Burgers, Hot Dogs, Fresh Squeezed Lemonade, Indian Fry Bread…you better arrive hungry!

Enjoy lots of shade and an old-fashioned atmosphere as you enjoy the continuous entertainment on stage. Live music begins around noon on Tuesday and goes until around 9:30 each evening through Saturday. Bluegrass Music will be featured more heavily on Friday and Saturday’s line-up.

Coming to the Fiddle Festival with your children? A highlight for the youngsters is the carnival, running Wednesday through Saturday and located at Memorial Park, a few blocks directly north of City Park. Discount tickets are available through Tuesday of Fiddle Week for All-You-Can-Ride wristbands (a significant savings over purchase at carnival box office).

One of Idaho’s largest and finest parades begins at noon Saturday.  Don’t miss it - the number of entrants has more than doubled in the last two years! The Battle of the Bluegrass Bands takes place on Saturday afternoon right after the parade.  All this and much more awaits you at the Old Time Fiddle Festival.

Lodging in North Central Idaho

Wherever in Idaho your travels bring you, we have member bed and breakfasts available to provide excellent lodging. While in the Land of Rivers, check out our many B&B inns.

For additional information on Idaho call 1-800-VISIT-ID