Amazing Motocross Stunts At Indian River Festival This Weekend

By  //  April 30, 2012

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"Mad" Mike Jones will be performing extreme motocross stunts at the Indian River Festival this weekend. (Image for

BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE , FLORIDA – Some of the highest and longest leaps a motorcycle can make will be seen at the 2012 INDIAN RIVER FESTIVAL this week – as motocross performers leave the Space Coast Seafood Festival site in Viera and move the short distance up the coast to Titusville. 

“Mad” Mike Jones entertained the crowds this weekend with death-defying stunts at Space Coast Stadium –  and he’ll be leading the performance again this weekend as the Indian River Festival comes to Sandpoint Park.

The Indian River Festival opens this Thursday – and once again there will be SINGLE LOW ADMISSION of just $10 or $12 giving UNLIMITED RIDES on the midway. 

Organizers of this spring’s fun-packed 37th annual Indian River Festival have revealed to Space Coast that prices have once again been reduced for this week’s popular May-time event –  in order to make it more affordable for Brevard families during these tough economic times.

Single Low Admission With Unlimited Rides

The Indian River Festival at Sandpoint Park features free unlimited rides on the Midway with single low admission of either $10 or $12. (Image for

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 – making it a total potential cost of $25 per person.

But for this year’s event from May 3- 6, everyone can enjoy the festival AND UNLIMITED RIDES for one low price of  ONLY $10 or $12 per person, depending on what day they visit.

The Indian River Festival is a Brevard County celebration and tradition dating back to the 1970s.  The festival grounds are located at Sandpoint Park, on a lovely 20-acre site along the beautiful Indian River Lagoon directly across from Kennedy Space Center.

The festival kicks off Thursday, May 3 with a Coca-Cola Grand Opening, offering free entertainment and free unlimited rides for only $10 admission.

Big Crowds 

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.

The festival provides children and families many memories that will last a lifetime. Charitable organizations in this area also benefit from participation.

More than 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.

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.

Circus Fun For The Family 

New to the Indian River Festival this year is the Torres Family Circus presented by Space Coast Medicine and Brevard Physicians Network. (Image for

The North American Midway Entertainment’s spectacular inventory of more than 200 state-of-the-art rides, custom-designed concessions and family orientated games,  NAME provides the most magnificent midways in North America and the highest quality midway entertainment to more than  21 million fair-goers annually in 20 states and four Canadian provinces. The company produces the midway at more than 145 events annually – including 10 of the Top 50 Fairs in North  America.

Great Food At Great Value 

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.

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 6.

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.