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Lakeside... June 10, 11 & 12

 
 

The History

The Worthington Windsurfing Regatta and Unvarnished Music Festival began in 1999. The festival consisted of a windsurfing competition during the day and live, free "unvarnished" music in the evening on the shore of Lake Okabena. The intent was to introduce a unique water sport focusing on our lake and to introduce the community to an unvarnished style of music. 

The festival has been a big success, bringing surfers from throughout the world. We have had the honor of hosting 3 US National Windsurfing Championships in our 16 years of doing the festival, however, the Regatta saw struggles on the music side. In order for the festival to sustain itself, the board of directors re-wrote the bylaws a few years ago to enable a different style of music. We removed the "unvarnished" requirement, enabling us to bring in different music. The intent was to bring in broader-based music (and hopefully bring more people into town) to purchase our beverages and possibly even spend the night or two. With the new music format, the Regatta has seen consecutive record crowds and overwhelming responses. 

A reminder the festival is free to the public. All operating revenue comes from sponsors, registrations, food vendor fees, and beverage sales, so remember to celebrate - and shop - local! 

About the Event

Worthington Windsurfing Regatta & Music Festival -- The best windsurfing and music in the midwest! We've reserved a spot for you on the beautiful shores of Lake Okabena in Worthington, along Sailboard Beach, as we invite you to enjoy another year of the Worthington Windsurfing Regatta & Music Festival. 

If you enjoy windsurfing and/or music, this event is a cannot-miss annual item on your calendar. Each year the Regatta strives to promote the windsurfing industry, racing, and recreational sailing for national and international participants. Of course, the music festival is for people to enjoy music. The festival is free to the public. All operating revenue comes from sponsors, registrations, food vendor fees, and beverage sales, so remember to celebrate - and shop - local! 

You'll have a front-row seat to the windsurfing races, experience tasty eats, and of course, stay for the music. 

WEEKEND AGENDA

FRIDAY, June 10

  • 11 am - food vendors open 

  • 4 pm - beer tent open

  • 6:30 pm - opening ceremonies, National Anthem & flag raising

  • 7 pm - Maiden Dixie

  • 9 pm - Easton Corbin

SATURDAY, June 11

  • 9 am - Yoga 

  • 9 am - 12 pm Bloody Mary Bar

  • 9 am - Skipper's meeting, racing to follow

  • 11 am - 2 pm Children's Activities

  • 11 am - Food vendors open

  • 2 pm - Midnight Beer tent open

  • 2pm - Crailsheim Band Concert 

  • 4 pm Legacy of the Loud 

  • 6 pm Chair Auction,                         Raffle drawing follows 

  • 7 pm Brad Morgan

  • 9 pm Viva Knievel

SUNDAY, June 12

  • 9:30 am - Skipper's meeting, racing to follow

  • 11 am - Community church service 

  • 11 am - Food vendors open

 
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