2023 Details Coming Soon!

The River Festivus is a community event that was created to celebrate life on the mighty Cumberland River in Burkesville, Kentucky. This annual multi-day event offers multiple ways to have fun.

To learn more about the River Festivus like and follow "River Festivus" on facebook. Also stay tuned to WKYR 107.9 and this website for updates. 

August 18 - August 19
Veterans Memorial Park
229 Upper River Street
Burkesville, KY 42717

Featured Events

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Details on this year's acts coming soon!

festivus river run

One of the feature events during River Festivus is the Mighty Cumberland River Run. This event offers you a chance to race your kayak, canoe, or stand up paddle board on the Cumberland River.

festivus float

If racing is not your style, join us for the Festivus Float. This event will take place after the 7 mile race gets underway. Invite your friends and make new ones as we float from Bakerton to Burkesville. Those who register will get custom River Festivus gear and are invited to a private event  for paddlers after the event.

festivus fishing contest

As part of River Festivus, a trout fishing contest will take place. Details coming soon!

festivus 5k

The Festivus 5K will feature an adventure up, down, and around Alpine Hill that overlooks the City of Burkesville and the Cumberland River Valley.

festivus crosscut

Use a crosscut saw that your grandfather or great grandfather might have used and cut a "cookie" off of a 12 inch diameter log.  The fastest time wins a beautiful medallion and bragging rites until next year.


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