Brookfield, CT – With just three short weeks to go, WICed Fest fever is definitely infecting the Northeast! The weekend of June 20th – June 22nd will surely be a huge kickoff to the summer and a great official start to the wakeboarding season in the Northeast. For those of you who don’t know, The Marina at Cottonwood Cove is playing host to the sixth annual WICed Fest, which is once again calling Candlewood Lake home.
The sponsor lineup for this event is growing everyday with more and more people being added all the time. Of course, the event comes to you courtesy of AIXS Boardsports. The main board sponsors, Hyperlite and Liquid Force, will be providing board and binding demos all weekend. Malibu Boats and Centurion Boats will be there displaying their new lineups. You may even get a chance to ride behind one of these fine beasts! Inland Watersports will be present supporting the cause as well as Red Bull. In Good Health LLC and Brookfield Community Chiropractor will both have information booths set up. More sponsorships are in the works and we’re just itching to let you know about them but the best chance you have at learning about all the sponsors is to come on down and experience the mayhem that is the WICed Fest first hand!
The general schedule of the WICed Fest will remain relatively similar to the past few years – If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right? Friday will be a Meet & Greet kind of day with last minute touches taking place and everyone arriving. The culmination of that day will be the Liquid Force sponsored party at Down the Hatch, a local bar located on Candlewood Lake. Down the Hatch is located both by land and water, but, due to a parking crunch, is far more accessible by water.
Saturday morning will provide you will stellar riding conditions. Head out early and rip it up like a madman! During the day Saturday there will be a $12 BBQ put on by the folks at The Marina. Bands will be playing all day featuring the reggae of Guerillafinga, the rock of Dead 50’s, and the punk stylings of Victor’s Army. Product demos and information booths will also be up all day. Feel free to ride as much as you want, that’s what this event is all about! Later that night Malibu will be sponsoring the Malibu Luau. This party has been a staple of the last two WICed Fests and has always been remembered as one of the highlights of the weekend.
Demos and chilling will be the theme of the day on Sunday. Sunday is traditionally a more laid back day where everyone sits back with their friends – new and old – and reminisces over the funny, wacky, and unbelievable events of the weekend. This day is also a good day to try out that last board or binding and to make sure that all those new riding buddies you’ve made know how to get in touch with you. Buy yourself a WICed Fest T-shirt and start getting ready for next year!
As we tell you every year, you’ll do yourself a big favor by bringing your own boat! While there will be plenty of people there for pulls, getting a ride behind your boat and not having to wait as long is always a plus. If you need information about getting an inexpensive slip for the weekend, give Talbot a call at the The Marina and ask about a slip for the WICed Fest. His phone number is (203) 746-2947.
Our website is full of information regarding the WICed Fest. Do yourself a favor and check it out at www.WICedFest.com. On there we have the latest and most up to date information. You’ll also be able to get directions to the event, find local lodging (Best Inn & Suites has a special WICed Fest Deal), check out where you can grab some grub after riding, and check out pictures from last year’s WICed Fest.
So, get ready because the Northeast is about to get rocked by the biggest party this side of the Mason/Dixon line! WICed Fest 2003 is going to be one for the record books!
For more information on the event, or if you are interested in sponsoring the WICed Fest, please contact: