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CONTACT: Laurie Barth
CELL PHONE: 847-721-5418


Labor Day weekend is sure to be “Wet and Wild” in Wauconda, IL

The 13th Annual Labor Day Cardboard Boat Races have become the traditional kick-off to the holiday weekend in Wauconda, IL. Races will begin at 12:00 noon. This is the beginning of a full day of festivities that includes the 15th Annual Street Dance that begins right after the races at 4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. So bring a change of clothes and be prepared to spend the whole day!

If you are entering a cardboard boat pre-registration is recommended. You can pick up the registration form and rules at Lindy’s Restaurant or on our website at Final registration and inspections begin at 9:00 a.m. on race day. New this year is a cardboard pick-up station located next to the maintenance garage at Lindy’s. This is where recyclable cardboard is being made available to whoever needs it – so help yourself.

There are three race divisions – Youth, Adult and Business. The rules are the same for all. In addition, all boats will be judged for Best Dressed, Team Spirit, Spectacular Sinking, and Best Design & Theme.

There will be prizes awarded to all who participate and the winner of the Business Division will have bragging rights to the coveted Cardboard Cup. Awards and prizes will be handed out at a ceremony immediately following the races.

We are looking for entries from all who want to experience the thrill of designing and building an unsinkable cardboard craft. This is a great teambuilding project that does not take a lot of time. We encourage all ages so get together your families, friends, clubs, organizations, and/or co-workers and show us what you can come up with to win the big prize!

There is a fee for this event of $30.00 per team if you pre-register before August 30th. Registrations on race day will increase to $40.00. This fee allows us to award prizes and make a donation to the Bangs Lake Advisory Committee who tirelessly volunteers their time to manage the Health and maintain the beauty and safety of our community’s Bangs Lake.


Return form with fee to: Lindy’s Landing – 115 Park St. – Wauconda, IL 60084
For information about this event visit or call 847-526-9789