Indian River Festival Set For May 3–6
By Space Coast Daily // April 9, 2012
May 3 – May 6, 2012
FREE UNLIMITED RIDES & SHOWS
ALL FREE With A Gate Admission of ONLY…
Thursday: $10 per person – Gates Open at 5 pm until 11 pm
THURSDAY IS SENIOR CITIZEN DAY:
All Seniors Over the Age of 60 will be admitted for $5. Must enter festival grounds between 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: $12 per person – Gates Opens at 5 pm until 12 midnight
Saturday: $12 per person – Gates Open at 12 noon until 12 midnight
Sunday: $10 per person – Gates Open at 12 noon until 8 pm
Closing times subject to change
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Indian River Festival 2012 FREE Entertainment Schedule
FREE UNLIMITED RIDES & FREE SHOWS WITH GATE ADMISSION of $10 (Thursday, Sunday or $12 Friday, Saturday)
THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012
- 6:00 pm: Miss/Mr. Indian River Festival, Presented by Sweet Pea Pageants in the main Pavilion. CLICK HERE to register.
- 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: SOUND TRAVLERS BAND on Miller Lite/Coors Lite Concert Stage
- 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm: FLIGHT RISK on the Miller Lite/Coors Lite Concert Stage
- 8:00 pm: TORRES FAMILY CIRCUS Family Circus sponsored by Kindred Hospital
FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2012
- 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm: Radio Flyerz on the Miller Lite/Coors Lite Concert Stage
- 7:15 pm: Larry the Bird Man and Rescue Parrots Show
- 7:45 pm: Torres Family Circus sponsored by Health First Health Plans
- 8:30 pm – 9:30pm: Grindstone on the Miller Lite/Coors Lite Concert Stage
- 9:30 pm: Extreme Motocross Stunt Show
- 10:00 pm – 12:00 am: Exit 69 on the Miller Lite/Coors Lite Concert Stage
SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2012
- 8:30 am: HOOK KIDS ON FISHING REGISTRATION at the Sand Point Pavilion
- 9:00 am: HOOK KIDS ON FISHING BEGINS on the Indian River
- 9:00 am: Kayak Fun Float sponsored by A Day Away Kayak Tours
- 10:00 am: SMALL SAILBOAT RACES in front of the Valicenti Pavilion. Titusville Sailing Club Club members and recent graduates of the Red Cross Sailing Class will demonstrate sailing technique and water safety.
- 12:00 noon – 2 pm: JUPITER GROOVE Miller Lite/Coors Lite Concert Stage
- 12:00 noon: Paws at the Point Pet Parade & Contests by C. B. Humane Society
- 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm: SURRENDER ME on the Miller Lite/Coors Lite Concert Stage
- 2:30 pm: Larry The Bird Man and Rescue Parrots Show at Circus Arena
- 3:00 pm: Hot Dog Eating Contest, Pie Eating Contest at Circus Arena
- 3:30, 5:00, 7:00 pm: Torres Family Circus sponsored by Health First Health Plans
- 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm: STEALING THE SKY on the Line Miller Lite/Coors Lite Concert Stage
- 8:00 pm: Bull Riding Bash at Coors Lite Arena next to Indian River Pavillion
- 9:30 pm – 12 pm: SUPERCATS on the Miller Lite/Coors Lite Concert Stage
SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2012
- 12:00 noon: Spring Series IV Sailboat Race (large sailboats). See large sailboats racing between the new Max Brewer Bridge and the Railroad Bridge, all along the shoreline of the Indian River Festival. Contact Rick McCrary for registration information at 321-591-4947.
- 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm: SOUND TRAVLER on the Band Miller Lite/Coors Lite Concert Stage
- 1:00 pm: CROSSWINDS DUCK RACE
- 2:00 pm: Bull Riding Bash on the Coors Lite Arena next to Pavillion
- 3:00 pm: Larry The Bird Man and Rescue Parrots Show
- 3:00 pm: Florida Fire Sprinkler Association live demonstration
- 1:30, 3:30, 4:30 pm: Family Circus sponsored by Health First Health Plans
- 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm: RUNNER on the at Miller Lite/Coors Lite Concert Stage
INDIAN RIVER FESTIVAL REDUCES TICKET PRICES: CLICK HERE TO READ THE STORY
In 2012 to help all families in these tough economic times, the Indian River Festival Commitee and the Titusville Chamber of Commerce have SLASHED FESTIVAL PRICES to make the festival incredibly affordable!
FREE UNLIMITED RIDES…all day and all night!
FREE BULL RIDING BASH
FREE DUCK RACE AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!
ALL FREE With A Gate Admission of ONLY…
Thursday: $10 per person
Friday: $12 per person
Saturday: $12 per person
Sunday: $10 per person
HELPING FAMILIES COPE WITH TOUGH ECONOMIC TIMES
In previous years at the Indian River Festival, there was always an admission charge of $5 PLUS a charge for an unlimited ride armband of up to $20 each…for a total cost of $25 per person.
IN 2012, everyone can enjoy the festival AND UNLIMITED RIDES for one low price of either ONLY $10 or $12 per person. Yes, that’s right! Only $10 just like the big State Fair in Cocoa.
So, tell all your friends and lets enjoy all the great state fair rides at the 2011 Indian River Festival for one low price. Come One – Come ALL!
DIRECTIONS: View Larger Map
TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – The 37th annual Indian River Festival is set for MAY 3-6, 2012. The Indian River Festival is a Brevard County, Florida celebration and tradition dating back to the 1970s. The festival grounds are located on a scenic 20 acres along the beautiful Indian River Lagoon, directly across from Kennedy Space Center atSandpoint Park.
CLICK HERE FOR SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
THE TITUSVILLE AREACHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRESENTS THE 37th ANNUAL INDIAN RIVER FESTIVAL FEATURING “THE STATE FAIR DEAL” – FREE UNLIMITED RIDES, FREE CONCERTS, FREE SHOWS AND SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE FOR ONE LOW PRICE!
More than 200 thrill rides, amusement games, exhibits, free shows and food stands will be included in 37TH ANNUAL INDIAN RIVER FESTIVAL in Brevard County, Florida. The festival will run for 4 fun-filled days, May 3-6 at the 20-acre Sand Point Park on U.S 1, just north of Garden Street in Historic Downtown Titusville.
The Indian River Festival which turns 37 years old this year is the longest running festival of its kind in Brevard County, Florida. The festival grounds are located on a scenic 20 acres along the beautiful Indian River Lagoon, directly across from Kennedy Space Center at Sandpoint Park.
The festival kicks off Thursday, May 3 with a Coca-Cola Grand Opening, offering free entertainment and free unlimited rides for only $10 admission. There will be a SWEET PEA BEAUTY PAGEANT starting at 6 pm in the Pavilion.
Presented by the Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce, this event showcases all that is Titusville.
The Indian River Festival attracts people from all over Central Florida who enjoy family-oriented entertainment, cultural enrichment opportunities, recreation activities and a sense of community spirit.
KAYAK FUN FLOAT
There will be all kinds of fun family activities including a Kayak Fun Float, organized by “A Day Away Kayak Tours”, so paddlers can explore the lagoon, local history, and water safety in a fun kayak adventure. The Kayak Fun Float will be held on Saturday, May 5th with the start and finish taking place from Parrish Park Beach (just east of the Marine Patrol building). Registration/Check-in begins at 9:00 am and the Kayaks will be in the water between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.
The complete paddle is approximately 4 miles, with 4 stops included. Everyone that completes the paddle and activities at each stop will be entered in a drawing to win a FREE KAYAK valued at $500. The drawing will be held on the main stage at the festival at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday (in between the acts currently listed on the website). The entire “Kayak Fun Float” and kayak giveaway event is being coordinated and sponsored by A Day Away Kayak Tours.
SAIL BOAT RACE, SUN FISH REGATTA & KID’S FISHING CONTEST
There will be a Sailboat Race and Sunfish Regatta, organized and sponsored by the Titusville Sailing Club, a Kid’s Fishing Contest, organized by Anglers for Conservation and a special Car Show on the Point, and organized by the Titusville Youth Foundation.
SAIL BOAT RACE SCHEDULE & CONTACT
Saturday 10:00 a.m.: Small boat races in front of the Valicenti Pavilion. Club members and recent graduates of the Red Cross Sailing Class will demonstrate sailing technique and water safety.
Sunday – 12:00 noon: Spring Series IV Race (large sailboats). See large sailboats racing between the new Max Brewer Bridge and the Railroad Bridge, all along the shoreline of the Indian River Festival. Participants in this race are welcome, contact Rick McCrary for registration information at 321-591-4947.
STRONG FAMILY ATTENDANCE
The festival provides children and families many memories that will last a lifetime. Charitable organizations in this area also benefit from participation.
Over 25,000 people are expected to enjoy this year’s festival which is North Brevard’s largest annual event of its kind. The demographics of the Indian River Festival feature a strong family attendance.
LIVE MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT
The schedule includes live musical entertainment performances; State Fair quality carnival games and rides, an open-air business showcase, arts and crafts artisans, ethnic foods, military displays and a Family Fun Zone.
STATE FAIR RIDES
With North American Midway Entertainment’s spectacular inventory of over 200 state-of-the-art rides, custom designed concessions and family orientated games, NAME provides the most magnificent midways in North America. NAME provides the highest quality of midway entertainment to over 21 million fairgoers annually in 20 states and four Canadian provinces, and produce the midway at over 145 events annually including 10 of the Top 50 Fairs in North America
Among this year’s highlights at the Indian River Fest will be great FREE live entertainment on the Miller Lite/Coors Lite Stage, FREE Torres Family Circus, FREE Little Miss and Mr. Indian River Festival, FREE Paws At The Point , FREE Bull Riding , FREE Crosswinds Duck Race, FREE Arts and Crafts fair, AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!
GREAT BREVARD DUCK RACE
The Great Brevard Duck Race is the major annual fundraiser for Crosswinds Youth Services, Inc., a nonprofit organization in Cocoa, Florida. For further information about Crosswinds click here. People make donations to Crosswinds by “adopting” ducks for the Race. Crosswinds is dedicated to assisting young people who have experienced great challenges, such as abuse and neglect, delinquency, and other serious crisis situations.
The Indian River Fest will be open at 6pm on weekdays and at 12pm on Saturdays & Sundays. This year’s Indian River Fest will feature FREE UNLIMITED RIDES and FREE SHOWS with festival admission throughout the 4 day run.
The festival admission will be $10 on Thursday and Sunday or $12 on Friday through Saturday. This year, thanks to Brevard County’s Savings Safari, the price of the gate and unlimited rides have been combined to save people money in these tough economic times. The gate price is now just $10 or $12 which includes FREE unlimited rides and FREE entertainment.
Families won’t want to miss Larry’s Amazing Bird Show. The FREE show features rescued parrots performing amazing tasks and entertaining crowds of all ages. The parrots have performed world-wide in front of hundreds of thousands of spectators.
New this year is the FREE Torres Family Circus presented by Brevard Physicians Network and Space Coast Medicine which takes place at the Circus Arena next to the pavilion. Get ready to be entertained by dancing dogs, acrobatic jugglers, high wire performers and the crowd favorite-GLOBE OF DEATH where two fast dueling motorcycles simultaneously race inside the 20ft enclosed metal globe.
BEER & WINE GARDEN
The Miller Lite & Coors Lite BEER and WINE GARDEN will be the site of many great musical entertainers during the Indian River Fest. With such a great variety of highly talented performers on the Space Coast, there will be over 14 performances in the beer garden ranging from country to good old-fashioned rock n’ roll. The community stage will feature all facets of local community entertainment.
DELICIOUS INTERNATIONAL & FAIR FOOD
The variety of food is also a tremendous attraction to this world renowned Indian River Festival. The vast menu of delicious international and great fair foods that await guests ranges from German bratwurst, smoked turkey legs to Hot Roasted Corn to Italian sausage. Great desserts like strawberry shortcake, cotton candy, deep fried OREO cookies, and everyone’s festival favorite “funnel cakes” will also be served. Last year over 9,123 funnel cakes were eaten.
EAST COAST EXTREME MOTOCROSS STUNT SHOW
Some more of the exciting FREE shows are the EAST COAST EXTREME MOTOCROSS STUNT SHOW during the Festival. On Friday, April 8, the dare-devil motocross stunt riders of EAST COAST EXTREME will take to the air in a spectacular display of aerial big air jumps and awe-inspiring acrobatic moves.
HOT DOG EATING CONTEST
On Saturday at 3pm, local restaurants sponsor the HOT DOG EATING CONTEST and Pie Eating Contest at the community stage. In appreciation of all Brevard County, City and Government workers, admission into the Indian River Festival will be only $9 per person with valid ID on Sunday, May 6th.
Local and regional businesses are also a big part of the Indian River Fest. Over 40 businesses will be part of the BUSINESS SHOWCASE which takes place just inside the U.S 1 entrance to the festival. Businesses interested in becoming a showcase vendor should call 321-615-8111 or:
CLICK HERE to download the Business Showcase Application
SAVINGS SAFARI sponsors FREE UNLIMITED RIDES
SAVINGS SAFARI sponsors the FREE UNLIMITED RIDES each day of the festival. Thanks to Savings Safari, Brevard’s #1 Media Source, all festival goers will enjoy this great savings. In years past at the festival there has been a gate charge of $5 PLUS a charge for the unlimited rides of up to $18. So the 2011 price is about 50% cheaper thanks to SAVINGS SAFARI!
This festival provides children and families many memories that will last a lifetime. Charitable organizations in this area also benefit from participation in the event and the access to our large audience.
Ten’s of thousands of people are expected to enjoy this year’s festival. The demographics of the Indian River Festival feature a strong family attendance.
Typical demographics are: 60 percent married with a household income of $75,000 or more; 11 percent are under age 18; 25 percent are age 18 to 24; 23 percent are 25 to 34; 29 percent are 35 to 50; 12 percent are over 50.
The Indian River Festival venue covers 20 acres of waterfront and park land that provides for a comprehensive lineup of entertainment and attractions.
The schedule includes live entertainment performance; State Fair quality carnival games and rides, an open-air market with arts, crafts and ethnic foods, military displays and a Family Fun Zone.
Among this year’s highlights will be great entertainment, Little Miss and Mr. Indian River Festival, the Paws In the Park, Bull Riding the Crosswinds Duck Race, Arts and Crafts fair, AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!
Located on the sunny shores of the Indian River, you will find the Pavilion Stage, along with food vendors of every kind dispersed throughout the spacious festival grounds. The Indian River Festival is presented by the Titusville Area chamber of commerce and managed by Brevard Productions, Inc.
THE 2011 INDIAN RIVER FEST BY THE NUMBERS
Here’s a look at the Indian River Festival by the numbers during its 4 day run from MAY 3–6, 2012 at the beautiful riverfront Sand Point Park next to Historic downtown Titusville:
- Games of skill: 12
- Mechanical thrill rides: 24
- Ears of roasted corn: 3,400
- Sausages: Polish and Italian sold: 12,342
- 243 lb. of Barbeque
- Sticks of cotton candy to be eaten: 9,345
- Funnel cakes to be eaten: 14,352
- Total attendance in 35 years of the Indian River Festival: Approximately 824,234
- Little Rubber Ducks in the Crosswinds Duck Race: Too many to count but A LOT!
WHAT: 37th Annual 2012 INDIAN RIVER FESTIVAL
WHEN: MAY 3–6, 2012
WHERE: SAND POINT PARK; TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA
CONTACT: BrevardProductions@gmail.com; Call 321-615-8111