October 4 – 5, 2014 sees the return of The Lincoln City Fall Kite Festival. The festival takes full advantage of the ocean breezes, that make flying a kite on the beaches of Lincoln City a pastime and provides the perfect setting to watch and talk to advanced kite flyers.
This year, aside from expert demonstrations, there will also be free kite making for the kids, and the featured “running of the bols” challenge – in which brave souls run into the wind dragging a doughnut shaped kite behind them. The fastest contestant wins the right to brag excessively!
The Fall Kite festival will also be featuring a Rok Battle theme including demonstrations and clinics. Rokkaku kite flyers participate in aerial combat with the goal of grounding the opponent’s kites.
2014 FALL KITE FESTIVAL EVENT SCHEDULE
OCTOBER 4-5, 2014 10am-4pm
10am: Opening Announcements.
10am-12noon: Performances by featured fliers.
10am-2pm: FREE Kids Kite Making Workshop: Calling all Kids! Make your own paper kite that actually flies!
11am – 12:30pm: Kite Making Workshop with PhantomStar Designs: $5 Tyvek Kite Kit.
12:30pm–12:50pm: You wanna Rok? Join the reining AKA Grand National Rokkaku Battle Individual Champion and learn the techniques of this dark-side-of-kiting battle. Bring your own Rok kite, or purchase a Battle-in-the-Bag kit at one of Lincoln City’s kite shops!
12noon – 1pm: Running of the BOLs: Bragging rights to those who can run the fastest into the wind while harnessed to a doughnut-shaped kite! Register on the field during the event.
1pm – 1:45 pm: Rok Battle! Watch the best of the best battling on the field. All experienced Rok warriors and those who attended the clinic are encouraged to participate.
2pm – 2:30pm: Kids Parade: After making their kites, the kids parade down to the beach to show-off their incredible creations!
2:30-4pm: Performances by featured fliers.
4pm: Festival close.
ALL DAY: Learn the fun AND safe way to enjoy the beach presented by the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary!
ALL DAY: Kids Passports: Kids will receive a FREE passport to the world of kites. Collect autographs from the featured fliers to win great prizes! Passports are available at the Event Tent.
ALL DAY: BIG Show Kites – including a pod of life-size Whale kites – adorn the Lincoln City sky!
ALL DAY: Raffle Prizes: Enter to win Lincoln City Signature Glass Floats, gift certificates, kite-related prizes and more! Raffle tickets are $1 each, or 6 for $5. Help us keep our beaches clean and receive a FREE raffle ticket by exchanging a full bag of beach debris at the Event Tent for your ticket.
Schedule is subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control, including weather. Times are approximate.
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