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River Fest and Upper Kennebec Outdoor Expo 

Outdoor enthusiasts will be flocking to Skowhegan this weekend.It’s the fifth annual River Fest and Upper Kennebec Outdoor Expo.The event offers a variety of family-friendly entertainment, including free rafting trips, a rock climbing wall, youth fishing tournament, 5-k road race and more.Organizers say the event started to promote the river project, working to preserve and enhance the Kennebec River, but they say the event has grown.” It’s a huge economic impact to Skowhegan with the hotels and restaurants. People are coming from all over. Up north, coming here to see what’s going on and I think they’re just staying here. It’s a full weekend event like I said so they’re getting on the river, bringing their families. I know a lot of them stay the night in town.”For a list of all the activities and times visit www.skowsavings.com/riverfest.