A pair of coxed four racing boats head to the start of Saturday’s Riverfest Regatta on the Androscoggin River. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

A coxed four rowing boat heads to the start of Saturday’s Riverfest Regatta on the Androscoggin River. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

People walk across the trestle between Bonney Park in Auburn and Simard-Payne Memorial Park on Saturday, while others watch the Riverfest Regatta taking place below on the Androscoggin River. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Members of the Community Rowing Association from Portland pull in unison Saturday as they head up the Androscoggin River during the Riverfest Regatta. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

The Yarmouth Rowing Club team pulls on their oars Saturday morning as they head up the Androscoggin River during the Riverfest Regatta. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

A two-person shell heads to the finish Saturday as others get into place for the next race during the Riverfest Regatta on the Androscoggin River. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

A 4 person shell is carried onto the dock Saturday morning at the Riverfest Regatta on the Androscoggin River. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Racing shells move into position Saturday morning at the start of the Riverfest Regatta on the Androscoggin River. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

People crowd around the beer garden Saturday afternoon at Simard-Payne Memorial Park during the first Lewiston-Auburn Riverfest. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Rowers make their way up and down the course on the Androscoggin River on Saturday morning during the Riverfest Regatta. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Lily Kinder, left, and Hannah Fitts pull on their oars as they race neck and neck Saturday toward the finish during the Riverfest Regatta on the Androscoggin River. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Lily Kinder, left, and Hannah Fitts pull on their oars as they race neck and neck Saturday toward the finish during the Riverfest Regatta on the Androscoggin River. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Rowers line up at the start for the first race of the Riverfest Regatta on Saturday morning after taking off from the temporary dock at Simard-Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston, right. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

The Andrew McBean band plays for the crowd Saturday at Simard-Payne Memorial Park during the Lewiston-Auburn Riverfest. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Racers load and unload their shells at the temporary dock at Simard-Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston during Saturday morning’s Riverfest Regatta. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Racers move to the start line prior to one of Saturday’s races on the Androscoggin River during the inaugural Riverfest Regatta. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Racers move to the start line prior to one of Saturday’s races on the Androscoggin River during the inaugural Riverfest Regatta. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Bates rowing team member Robert Sobolewski carries his shell away from the water Saturday after his race during the Riverfest Regatta. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

The Taiko Maine Dojo drumming group keeps the beat Saturday morning at the Riverfest Regatta. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Mats Terwiesch of Riverside Boat Club, foreground, catches up to Bates’ Robert Sobolewski as they head toward the finish line of Saturday’s Riverfest Regatta. It was the first of a dozen races. Terwiesch won the race with the fastest time. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Bates rowing team member Robert Sobolewski grimaces Saturday as he pulls hard on his oars heading into the final leg of the Riverfest Regatta on the Androscoggin River. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

People socialize and grab some food Saturday afternoon at Simard-Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston during Lewiston-Auburn Riverfest. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

People find take cover in some shade while they listen Saturday afternoon to a band play at Simard-Payne Memorial Park during the first annual Lewiston-Auburn Riverfest. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

A coxed four racing shell heads up the Androscoggin River during Saturday’s Riverfest Regatta. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

The walking trestle between Bonney Park in Auburn and Simard-Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston is the perfect vantage point to view Saturday’s Riverfest Regatta. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal


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