LEGACY SHOW: The Reno River Festival

LEGACY SHOW: The Reno River Festival

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Aired on June 8, 2010

This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel’n On and before re-branding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS. Let’s take you to Reno River Festival.

World Footprints traveled to Reno, NV to accept a First Place award from the North American Travel Journalists Association for their travel show. Today’s show is broadcast from the banks of the Truckee River during the Reno River Festival. Guests include Betsy McDonald who will share the history of the Reno River Festival and the Reno-Tahoe region. Drawing more than 50,000 people to Reno’s Riverwalk District and Wingfield Park, the Reno River Festival has become one of the region’s biggest events, officially marking the beginning of the event season in the Truckee Meadows. At the center of it all are the world’s top whitewater athletes competing at the Truckee River Whitewater Park. 

The festival is a unique two-day event of wet and wild fun, including live music, food, libations, a craft beer village, and lots of interactive summer and outdoor experiences. The Music Festival within the Reno River Festival features live music on two stages—Wingfield Park Amphitheater and Craft Beer & Seltzer Experience—for artists behind some of the biggest hits on the radio performing the music they wrote for major stars.

World Footprints will also visit the National Automobile Museum and review the Bill Harrah collection and the fascinating stories behind some of the cars. Finally, we’ll explore the underwater world of shipwrecks and treasure hunting with noted marine archaeologist Dr. E. Lee Spence and learn the story behind his discovery of the real identity of Rhett Butler.

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