Go to the website of the Kentucky Derby Festival by clicking on Kentucky Derby Festival and then to the events section where you will find Great Steamboat Race. All of the details on purchasing tickets, etc., are there, but you have to do some "wading" to get to the information!

Yes, the "race" will involve the BELLE of LOUISVILLE, AMERICAN QUEEN and BELLE of CINCINNATI. Go to WDRB 41 Louisville - News, Weather, Sports Community - Home and type in GREAT STEAMBOAT RACE 2012 into the site search box for a listing of all the steamboat race events which include a monkey fist toss, calliope contest, line throwing, bourbon barrel retrieval, etc.