PORTLAND, Oregon - It's fun, it's free and it's this Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! The 2018 Milk Carton Boat Race returns to the Westmoreland Park Casting Pond this Sunday, June 24, at 11 a.m.
A Rose Festival tradition dating back to 1973, this event features large, hand-made, human-powered boats that float on recycled milk cartons and jugs. There are boats built for speed and showboats that are just on the water for style points. With boats of all shapes, sizes and styles, some struggle to stay afloat with just one rider, while one boat easily held eight Girl Scouts.
The Milk Carton Boat Race is produced by the Royal Rosarians and presented by the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council. Darigold will be providing free chocolate milk to attendees. Special thanks to the Sea Scouts of Cascade Pacific Council for helping with safety in and around the pond.
Media may be able to ride one of the large boats with the Dairy Princess Ambassadors on request.