You gotta regatta!
The Cardboard Boat Regatta has become one of the Little Miami’s biggest events and this year’s event will be one you don’t want to miss.
Get your work staff, church group, classmates and teammates, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, friends and family and build a boat. People only have to be eight years old or older as of August 19, 2023 to participate. With some effort and a lot of cardboard, duck tape and contact cement you build a boat for you to “sail” in across the waters of Oeder’s Lake. You and your crew will compete IN YOUR BOAT in races against others. Yes, these are boats that you race in on the water. Heat after heat will be run until we have our winner.
Each year we run a Hero’s Race open only to veterans, police, fire and emergency personnel. Each year’s winner claims the trophy and bragging rights and needs to come back the following year to defend their title.
Crash and Sink Derby
For many, the highlight of the day is the derby finale! Anything that’s still floating (or even close to floating) is put back in the water for a winner-take-all / last-one-to-sink contest. Kids and adults splash and swim boat to boat as they try to sink everyone else. In the end, everyone ends up in the water!
What else is there to do?
Food vendors and bounce houses for the kids. Other kid’s crafts are provided by some of our sponsors.