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The 43rd Annual FloatFest --- June 26, 27 & 28, 2020
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The 43rd Annual
June 26, 27 & 28, 2020
OZARK NATIONAL SCENIC RIVERWAYS
After careful consideration, the 43rd Annual FloatFest will be held as scheduled.
By design, FloatFest has always been conducted 100% in the great outdoors
amid the fresh air and the open spaces
of a group campground where
safe "social-distancing" and all WHO and CDC guidelines are easily managed.
With respect to protecting each other during the COVID crisis, we ask FloatFesters to comply with all guidelines.
Provided you are committed to following guidelines, you are cordially invited to join us this year
for a galloping good time on the banks of the beautiful Current River.
Childhood living is easy to do in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways,
and not even a global pandemic could drag us away
from this most extraordinary place on earth.
This year we honor the herds of "Wild Horses"
who roam around the rivers and graze the hollows of the ONSR.
Get ready folks ... the bugler is about to "Start Me Up" and play the Call To The Post
as all FloatFesters straddle their mounts and place their bets during
WILD HORSES - A Day at the Races.
Being an educational event, FloatFest will harness your knowledge of the history, culture, landmarks and ecosystem of our treasured ONSR ...
all the while having you jockey for a chance to enter the Winner's Circle
and earn a
to next year's annual FloatFest.
So if you're chewing at the bit to get away from this crazy world of worries
and you've already had your "19th Nervous Breakdown,"
register today for the 43rd Annual FloatFest.
for Registration and Payment Information.
Scroll down for complete program details.
Here's how the program will work:
WILD HORSES - A Day at the Races - will be comprised of three races
conducted on famous tracks (gravel bars) along the free-flowing Current River.
Each race will feature a field of six WILD HORSES competing for FloatFest's Triple Crown.
Charlie The Unicorn
Prior to leaving the Pulltite Paddock (Group Site #3), six individual FloatFesters
will be matched with one of our six steeds.
Then, as FloatFest winds its way down
the glorious Current River,
the first of three races will take place.
Prior to the start of each race, all FloatFesters (including the horses themselves) will have a chance to wager bets on which horse they believe will win that race.
Every FloatFester will start the day with 10 tokens.
After each race, anyone who bet on the winning horse
will DOUBLE the amount of tokens they bet on that horse.
This process of betting will take place for all three races.
Also, "Before They Make Me Run" (prior to every race), each of the six WILD HORSES
will have an opportunity to answer a unique trivia question about our beloved ONSR.
A correct answer enables that horse to move up
from the starting gate, thus providing an advantage for that horse prior to the beginning of the race.
After each horse answers their unique trivia question,
they will be placed into position, await the bell and then ... they're OFF.
The race track announcer will role three dice ... when a horse's number appears on a die after each role, that horse gets to advance one-length down the track.
Horses will continue to advance down the track as the race announcer proceeds
to roll the
and calls out each horse's number.
The first horse to cross the finish line will be declared the winner.
nyone who bet on that horse to win that race will earn
double the number of tokens they originally bet.
The FloatFester who earns the most tokens by the end of FloatFest will be named the CHAMPION of WILD HORSES - A Day At The Races -
and will win
to next year's 44th Annual FloatFest.
In stride with this year's theme and given the health concerns we're navigating,
we encourage all FloatFesters to purchase this protective facemask ...
especially notable as the Stones were destined to perform in St. Louis
on the Saturday night of FloatFest, and they would have undoubtedly played this year's FloatFest Theme Song.
To ORDER your Rolling Stones facemask ... click
ALSO ... to receive your mask in time for FloatFest,
please order ASAP
For those of you who want and deserve a well-needed break
from "Gimme Shelter"-In-Place protocols,
get yourself some "Satisfaction" and "Let's Spend The Night Together"
around the campfire at the 43rd Annual FloatFest.
We will all be "Waiting On A Friend" on the banks of the beautiful Current River.
And should anyone need more inspiration to get away (safely)
from all this "Doom And Gloom,",
simply scroll down
because in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways "Time Is On My Side."
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