It's this Sunday along the Wallkill river.

Homemade boats and the Wallkill River may sound like a bad idea, not for the folks behind the New Paltz Regatta.

The Regatta will feature a bunch of really creative designed homemade boats that will race down the Wallkill River from Sojourner Truth Park to the Route 299 bridge in New Paltz, according to the Daily Freeman.

Some of the boats from years past according to the Regatta’s chairperson, Theresa Fall, “We had an ‘Addams Family’ theme, New Paltz Rescue had an ambulance boat, one year was a classroom from a middle school that had oars and we’ve had pirate ships, it’s always interesting every year. Always something new and fun.”

Fall also said that, “It’s the largest free event of the year in New Paltz.”

The family friendly event kicks off at the Gilded Otter on Main st in New Paltz starting at noon with live music. Then around 1 p.m. the auto parade will start from Village Hall on Plattekill Avenue and make its way down Main Street and end at Sojourner Truth Park then the Regatta should get underway around 2 p.m.

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