Spectator Information

Rowbust would like to welcome everyone to the Fanshawe Dragon Boat Festival!

 Festival participants, spectators, and vendors are all welcome in the  Day-Use Area in Fanshawe Conservation Area!

Plan for an exciting day of races! You’ll be outside so bring your lawn chair and dress for the weather. Races will take place rain or shine with the only exception being lightning & thunder.

On Festival Day, Saturday, June 8, 2024, there will be no charge to enter Fanshawe Conservation Area.  There is ample parking at the RACE SITE and you won’t need to take a bus!

There will be lots to see and do at this year’s festival.  Cheer on your favourite teams as they race on beautiful Fanshawe Lake.  Visit the Vendor Village to grab a bite to eat from the on-site food vendors then do some shopping and check out all the cool merchandise for sale at the Festival.

Lots of activities are happening throughout the day – there’s something for everyone!

2024 Festival Program

Times are approximate and subject to change

6:30 am        Team Registration opens @ Lakeview Pavilion.

7:15 am         Captains’ & Sterns’ meeting. [Lakeview Pavilion area]

7:40 am         Opening ceremony & ENERGIZED warm up! [Lakeview Pavilion area]

8:30 am         Paddles UP!  Racing Begins.

11:10 am       BCS Flower Ceremony – On Water

2:00 pm       Division Awards throughout the afternoon [Lakeview Pavilion area]

*** Rowbust will be holding a 50/50 draw!! Tickets are 3 for $5.00 (CASH ONLY). License number: TBA. Visit us in the vendor area.