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Trek Fest Begins

Posted: Friday, June 25th, 2010 at 6:27 am

What began as a town festival known as “RiverFest” in Riverside, has now turned into one of the nations largest celebrations for Star Trek fans. The 26th Annual Trek Fest is the Riverside Area Community Club’s largest and only fundraiser for the city annually.  The festival begins tonight in Riverside.  Many events are planned for the two day event, beginning with the beer garden, food booths and carnival rides opening at five this evening.   President of the R-A-C-C Carol Riggan says on Saturday morning after the parade, they will attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Record for the “Largest gathering of people dressed as Star Trek characters.”  Riggan says the old record is five hundred seven characters at an event in Germany.  There is no charge to attend the event.  To register in the parade, or to see a full schedule of events, go online at