Photos by Charlene Hoeflich and Brian Reed
Sternwheelers and pleasure boats filled the docking area near the riverfront amphitheater where music was ongoing during the annual weekend Sternwheel Riverfest with its call to “Rally by the River.”
The Blennerhassett excursion boat came and went on trips up and down the Ohio, there were contests for adults and children alike, and festival goers enjoyed a wide variety of food.
Lining the midway were vendors galore selling everything from handcrafted birdhouses — like the one being displayed here by Sheila Proffitt of Racine — to beautiful jewelry, from colorful blankets to old-fashioned bonnets, and sunglasses to sweatshirts.
There were carnival rides, too, like the merry-go-round which Area Hashman, 2, of Pomeroy enjoyed on his visit to Riverfest.