IT’S ALL IN A NAME and that’s why the New Martinsville Records and Regatta Challenge Board of Directors made the decision to rebrand their community event. With the knowledge that the new name needed to describe not just the long-standing tradition of powerboat racing and record-setting but also acknowledge the other family fun activities that surround and enhance the three-day fall festival, the Regatta Board created a contest to find a more definitive identity.
After sifting through more than 25 entries from fans, the Board of Directors unveiled their new name during the Wetzel County Area Chamber of Commerce annual banquet. Now the event is officially RegattaFest.
“RegattaFest reflects the broader scope of the event while retaining the core of nationally sanctioned powerboat record runs and races,” explained Brian Rogers Board member. “We felt it was important to keep the word regatta in the name as it is something that people have recognized and respected in the area for almost 80 years, but we also needed to express that there are plenty of land-based activities and live entertainment as well. The 2016 edition of RegattaFest will include the traditional powerboat races, record runs, music, entertainment, concessions, and activities just for kids.”
Mark your calendars and make plans to explore what RegattaFest has to offer the last weekend in September, the twenty third through the twenty-fifth, on the Ohio River and along Main Street in New Martinsville, West Virginia. For up to date event information visit our web site: www.newmartinsvillereordschallenge.org or our facebook page: www.facebook.com/datattheracesinnewmartinsville