4th Annual JWP RiverFest Attracts Thousands
By Kristin Forbis, Aug 1, 2022
The 4th annual John Wesley Powell River Festival was held over the weekend with entertainment co-presented by Uintah County Travel and Tourism, Evans Family Media and KLCY. Uintah County Travel and Tourism director Lesha Coltharp said the event was a huge success for the community. “The event is a great time for the community to celebrate the legacy of river rafting that was first started by John Wesley Powell 154 years ago,” shares Coltharp. “Uintah County is the birthplace of white water rafting. During the festival 3 river trips were given away for 2 adults and 2 kids to enjoy the scenic beauty that is the Green River. Also 10 bands played and thousands of kids tried paddling in the pond. We held a Dutch oven cook off with river guides, a smoke off with local competitors, a corn hole tournament, plinko, food trucks, art vendors from Uintah Basin visual arts and of course the Outlaws Lost Treasure Hunt.” The 3 days of festivities were enjoyed by thousands of people.