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Benderdinker set for Saturday, April 27

Posted: April 24, 2013 - 12:05am  |  Updated: April 26, 2013 - 8:51am
Joanna Erion and Rocky took part in the inaugural Benderdinker last year. Organizers expect this year's festival, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27, to be much bigger.   File
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Joanna Erion and Rocky took part in the inaugural Benderdinker last year. Organizers expect this year's festival, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27, to be much bigger.

 


Saturday’s Benderdinker already is expected to more than double the participation of its inaugural year.


The two-hour noncompetitive kayak or canoe paddle on the Savannah River, accompanied by an all-day festival on land, will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at Riverside Park in Evans.


In addition to water events, Benderdinker includes a festival with music, food, craft vendors and activities for children.


Admission to the event is free, but those planning to go on the water will be charged $40 per vessel. All proceeds will go to three nonprofit organizations.


Local musicians will provide entertainment, and the festival will highlight locally-grown foods.


“We’ve got more stops on the water than last year; we’ve got different bands from last year,” said festival founder and organizer Kristina Williams. “We’ve also got a little more food variety than last year, more local foods, different craft vendors that are participating.”


Williams advises those planning to participate to come early and park as directed. A valet system will take boats to the water.


 

IF YOU GO

What: Benderdinker, a festival on water and land

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27

Where: Riverside Park, behind Riverside Elementary on Hardy McManus Road, Evans

Cost: $40 for paddlers; free to visitors, with food, drinks, other items for sale

More: www.benderdinker.com.

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