Pelletier and Wyatt manned the hospitality tent, the only location where adults could purchase beer and wine and sit to enjoy the music.New this year was a chili cook-off competition. Five local restaurants signed up and the top honor went to Magrillas for their duck confit chili.
The other competing restaurants were Lilac City Grill, Fresh Vibes, 110 Grill and Happy Pappy’s.For the kids, a bouncy house had been set up and kids (and adults) could take a ride on the Roaming Railroad train.Vendor booths were set up along North Main Street,
including New England Blast, a local company offering free samples of their B-12 energy blast drinks. Owner Jeffrey Paquin said their product is not sold in stores.But we are online, and we have over 60 representatives waiting to deliver,” said Paquin. “We sell to a lot of bars and restaurants because we let them brand their version of our blast drink with their own name.”
Local politics were in swing at the booth manned by Jeremy Hutchinson. The young man says he is very passionate about Rochester and is running for City Council, where he would be the youngest member if he wins.Diane and John Foley, parents of slain journalist James Foley, were signing up runners and giving out information about the annual, and now world famous, James Foley Memorial run.
Source : http://www.fosters.com/news/20170716/riverfest-draws-crowd-to-downtown-rochester