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1st Annual Gerry Goodie Memorial
Big Ol' River Show
June 7th- 9th

This 3-Day Show-N-Shine Event should be a fun opener for our 2024 Season!

A Fundraiser for San Joaquin County Sherriff's Boating Division in support of keeping our waterways safe for everyone!

Many of you have shown concern about the V-Drive Only Events so this is right up your alley to show off your liquid Hot Rods and Cruisers. Pretty much any boat is welcome! With 7 different classes, we're sure one of them will fit your boat. We will also have exhibition boats on display, some blown fuel boats to light the night sky, and several alcohol boats to do some cackling.

Music every day with Live Concerts on Friday & Saturday evenings and on the Deck on Sunday. Awards will be presented during the band breaks.

Classes

V-Drive Hydro - Shovel Nose & Pickle Fork

V-Drive - Flat bottom, Circle, Sprint

Keaton - Any & All

Jet Boats - Tunnels, V-Hulls, Flats, Sprints

Inboard/Outboard - Limited to 20'6"

Outboards - Any & All Limited to 20'6"

Day Cruisers - V-Drives, Jets, I/O's, Outboards, Lminited to 20'6"

Award for each BEST IN CLASS and a PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD for one lucky boat!

Schedule of Events

Friday, June 7th - Wimpy's Delta Poker Run

Test your luck by picking up 5 different cards at 5 participating Marinas in the upper Delta. There will be fuel at most of the stops and time to dock and enjoy a snack or beverage.

The run will leave Wimpy's at 1:00pm and return to Wimpy's no later than 5:00pm for Friday Night's Festivities. Special participant wristbands will be required to be dealt cards and be eligible for awards.

The award for BEST POKER HAND will be presented during the concert at approximately 6:00pm.

Saturday, June 8th - Big Ol' River Boat Show

Gates will open at 7:00am for all contestants' boats. Contestants will receive their entry package at Check-In. Packets will include wristbands, a cling decal to identify you, your boat, make, model, etc.

Parking & Docking Assignments will be provided on arrival and check-in. Staff have your specifications, however, inform the Gate Attendant whether your entry is Land or Water for better guidance. Parking at this event is going to be a challenge. Please be patient.

All boats must be in place at 9:00am. This will give contestants an hour to buff and polish before the gates open to the public at 10:00am.

Our special Guest Judges are coming from all over. Evaluation of entries should start around noon. We hand-picked judges according to each class of entries.

Sunday, June 9th - Sunday Funday!

An open day to hang out and cruise the Delta. Have an amazing breakfast at Wimpy's! Go visit some of the fantastic sloughs, rivers and confluences that end up in this area and disperse into what we call "The Delta". Even re-visit some of the cool spots you may have seen on the Poker Run. When you return to Wimpy's there will be music to enjoy and a chance to unwind from an exciting weekend.

Entry Fee $150

This fee covers:

  • Entry of your boat in the event (Either on your trailer or at the dock.)

  • Poker Run Participation

  • 3 Days of Live Music

  • Parking for 1 Truck and Trailer

  • 2 Passes for the entire weekend

  • Cling On Entry Description Decal

  • Additional Show Decals
  • Launch Ticket (Needed for New Hope, Walnut Grove & Wimpy's Only)
  • Contestant Swag Bag

Boats shown on trailer will be disconnected from tow vehicle. Trailer Show will stage in front of the Restaurant & Bar on the levee or down by the Launch Ramp or Stage. Additional Parking available at New Hope. Parking, Launching, Camping is offered at Walnut Grove Marina where many of the Keaton gang will set up.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I only want to enter the Poker Run on Friday?

  • That's $50 per hand. Launch, Parking, or Show Admission not included.

Can I just come to see what's happening?

  • Wimpy's has a $25.00 per person per day Gate Fee to the public to attend the Boat Show and Concert Venue as a combo.

What's the launch fee for non-contestants?

  • The fee at Wimpy's and New Hope is $20.00 per boat.

Can I camp?

  • Camping is available only for registered entries at this time. There are limited full hookups, but plenty of dry camping available.

Contact Us!

Call (916)296-2326 for all Questions, Concerns, and Camp Spot Availability.

Thanks everybody! Let's have a great event and support Gerry's dream!

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