Happy LakeFest EVE Day! Handful of quick reminders:
1. Early Bird Boat Drop Off + Registration/Check-in open from 12 PM – 7 PM today.
Stop in the boat drop lane on Lakeside Ave. along Endicott Rock Park (there’s an overnight on-the-beach team watching boats), then pop over to Weirs Beach Lobster Pound/ Laconia Roadhouse to register or check-in for Raft-a-Palooza (TWO Guinness World Record attempts for just $20/boat, or $10 each if you’re registering 5+ boats). Those boat captains who registered by 7/4 for Raft-a-Palooza can pick up their free event t-shirt during Registration/Check-in.
2. No canoe? No kayak? No problem if you reserve your onsite rental online today by NOON.
Why not reserve your canoe or kayak (single or tandem) RIGHT NOW so you don’t forget? Click here to save your boat – it will be waiting for you on the beach!
3. Boat drop + check-in will reopen at 7 AM tomorrow (Sun. 8/3).
Plan to arrive early; you don’t want to miss our first Guinness World Record attempt for largest simultaneous launch (happening at 10:15ish)! The pre-registration numbers are there, but we need you to be on time, + really good listeners so we avoid mistakes that could cost our paddlers the record. 🙂
4. Online registration remains open through tomorrow morning!
Save time in line + register for Raft-a-Palooza before hitting the Registration area at Weirs Beach Lobster Pound; click here to register.
5. Remember there’s a full day of free fun at the on-land festival on Sun. 8/3!
Click here for a schedule of events + activities.
6. We’re rain or shine!
Good news – the forecast for LakeFest: Raft-a-Palooza is party cloudy, only a 10% chance of rain, winds at just 4 MPH + a high of 78 – we’ll take it!
7. Today’s M/S Mount Washington party cruise leaves the Weirs Beach dock at 12:30 PM!
Before we launch headlong into the fun + excitement of tomorrow’s LakeFest 2014: Raft-a-Palooza, we want to thank all of the paddlers and festival attendees who will come together to help protect NH’s lakes + waterways while having a boatload of fun! We’re also boundlessly grateful for the following individuals, foundations, organizations + companies who came together to make LakeFest: Raft-a-Palooza possible. Thank you for your steadfast commitment to keeping NH’s lakes + waterways pristine:
Weirs Beach Lobster Pound
TO THE WATER AREA SPONSORS
Bill & Kathy Green
The Common Man
The Common Man Inn
Half Moon Motel & Cottages
Public Service of New Hampshire
Speedy Printing & Copying // Bridge & Byron Printers
BOAT LANE SPONSORS
AB Aquatics, Inc.
E&R Laundry and Dry Cleaners
Goedecke Flooring & Design
Grappone Automotive Group
L.L.Bean West Lebanon, NH Store
Meredith Village Savings Bank
Normandeau Associates, Inc. – Environmental Consultants
Roche Realty Group, Inc.
BCM Environmental Land Law
Lake Winnipesaukee Watershed Association
New Hampshire Rivers Council
Boy Scouts of America
Laconia, New Hampshire
New Hampshire Marine Patrol
Outdoor Escapes New Hampshire Guide Service