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Crazy Cardboard Regatta

Be prepared to laugh until you cry during The BC's wackiest summer festival, the Crazy Cardboard Regatta. The regatta is a people powered boat race on the lake at Voice of America MetroPark held annually in mid July, where the boats are made entirely out of cardboard!

Watch as these handcrafted boats either sink or swim during the race to the regatta finish line. Your family is sure to get some giggles going while looking on over the lake as the cardboard captains panic paddle to victory and dry ground. 

This hilarious boat race is filled with cardboard boats crafted by families, groups of friends, scout groups, and Butler County businesses and organizations. The boats are crafted strictly out of cardboard, tape, and glue. Crazy Cardboard RegattaNo boat is allowed to utilize the helpful buoyancy of wood, Styrofoam, or rubber inflatable devices and must be made from water-soluble substances. These watercraft creations require a level of engineering aptitude and more than a bit of luck.

A few featured cardboard creations will boast creative colors and themed designs while others will be focused on speed and buoyancy. Crazy Cardboard Regatta boats will have the chance to win various themed awards including People's Choice, speed, style, flair, and of course, and award for the best sinking ship!

The regatta will feature live music and a variety of other family friendly activities for the whole family. Come out, root on your favorite boat, and enjoy the wackiest summer festival in The BC, the Crazy Cardboard Regatta.

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