wristband go on sale June 4
at many area locations
MADISON, Ind. (June 2003) Advance sales of
wristbands for the 2003 Budweiser Madison Regatta supported by Belterra
Casino Resort went on sale June 4 at locations in the Madison area and
at the Madison Regatta headquarters on Vaughn Drive.
Admission wristbands are $15 each when purchased in advance. The price
increases to $20 starting June 29 through the end of racing on July
6. Children 10 and under are free. Wristbands are good for all three
days, July 4-6.
by Don Ward
Oh Boy O'Berto!-Miss Madison.
Wristbands may be purchased at the Madison Regatta office
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays or at the following locations: American
Rental, Fast Lane BP of Hanover, the Bottle Shop, Cork & Bottle,
CVS Pharmacy on the Madison hilltop, Fillin' Station Liquors, Kentucky
Souvenir Shop in Milton, Ky., Kroger, the Madison Area Convention and
Visitors Center, all Madison Bank & Trust branch locations, all
River Valley Financial Bank locations, Wal-Mart and The Wharf restaurant
on Vaughn Drive.
"The Regatta Committee is hard at work preparing for this year's
event and are excited to offer fans the fastest race boats on water
- unlimited hydroplanes - on the banks of the Ohio River on July 4,
5, and 6," said Ann Geyman, this year's president.
Thirty vintage hydroplanes are expected to take part in the Bob Snelling
Vintage Memorial Event on Friday, July 4. Other events throughout the
Regatta Festival include the American Legion Post 9 Fireworks Show,
around 9 p.m. Saturday, air shows on Saturday and Sunday performed by
Madison resident Cliff Robinson, and the Music on the River program
on Thursday through Saturday nights on the Regatta stage at Jefferson
and Vaughn streets. Music is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. nightly.
Returning this year for the music program are collectible, numbered
vintage race boat pins being sold for gate admission to the Thursday,
July 3, and Friday, July 4, music activities to those who do not have
a Regatta admission wristband. Buttons are optional and can be purchased
for attending the Saturday evening entertainment. Buttons will be $2
each, with three different boat designs available and they will be numbered.
Buttons can also be purchased Sunday, July 6. Because of the high demand
and a limited number of buttons for sale, the Regatta cannot guarantee
To order wristbands, send payment to the Madison Regatta, P.O. box 341,
Madison, IN 47250. Payments can be made with credit cards. Or call the
Regatta office at (812) 265-5000 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spectators may also purchase pit passes for $20 and souvenir race programs
for $3 each.
Your Regatta Tickets Now
The Madison Regatta's online purchasing section is down. To order tickets,
please call the Regatta office for ordering at (812) 265-5000 or email:
email@example.com. Fax orders to (812) 273-2703. Payment
methods include Mastercard, VISA, money orders or personal checks. If
you are faxing or emailing an order with a credit card, please include
your card number and expiration date.
Admission Wristbands: $15 through June 28; $20
thereafter and at the gates through the final heat on Sunday, July 6.
The Budweiser Madison Regatta supported by Belterra Casino Resort has
a first come, first served seating on the riverbank. Tarp Spaces,
RV Parking and VIP Tent Tickets are also available that offer an advantage
over the General Seating areas and will enhance your Regatta weekend
Other items for sale include Pit Passes ($20 each), Race Programs ($3)
and Regatta Membership ($25 each, which includes Admission Wristband)
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