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67th Rio Vista Bass Derby Festival has Something for Everyone

Rio Vista, CA –Rio Vista will be celebrating the 67th Anniversary of the Bass Derby on October 10th thru 12th. The West Coast’s oldest Derby continues to keep things interesting for the anglers by adding new categories and occasionally changing the format  The West Coast’s oldest Derby continues to keep things interesting for the anglers by adding new categories and occasionally changing the format. The event, which spans three full days and has attracted over 20,000 attendees, includes a wide array of recreational activities and contests for both the young, and young at heart.
The focus of the Celebration will be the Fishing Contest, where 900 plus fishermen will cast their reels into the Rio Vista Delta for a chance to win prizes at this three day event. The downtown area will have a carnival, parade, variety of local entertainment, car show, and an array of food and arts & crafts vendors for your enjoyment. The pole barn entertainment will start Friday at 5:00 pm. With music from Afterglow, Delta Divas, Delta Tones, Delta Harmony and will end the evening with Solid Gold. The Saturday’s lineup will include starting at 11:30 am. Little Motel, Livin Daylites, Mobility, Derek Abel Band and the Primates.
Come early Saturday morning to catch a bargain at the Bass Festival Rummage Sale or join us for the annual Lions Club Pancake Breakfast. Most of all, don’t forget to bring your jacket and stay for the Saturday night Fireworks display! Wake up Sunday morning to enjoy a spectacular parade! Stay for the events for the rest of the day, that include Karaoke by Sunset Entertainment.
Tickets for the Adult Fishing Derby is $40.00, Kid’s Fishing Derby $5.00, and this year’s raffle will be $5 for a chance to win Cash Prizes of a $1000, $500 or $250. Tickets are on sale at the Chamber. Festival T-shirts and hats will also be available for sale. For tickets or more information, contact the Rio Vista Chamber of Commerce at 707 374-2700, or visit www.bassfestival.com.

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