Another year of great family entertainment has come and gone. The additions make in recent years have shown us that our additions, are right on track and we are giving the public what they want! Between the addition of headlining bands, the excitement of the boat racing and the Unlimited Hydroplanes: this is what helps bring 30,000+ spectators to the shores of Lake Sammamish State Park. Our Regatta, the 4th the largest on the West Coast, brings together everything from the Vintage Unlimited Hydros in exhibition to a full line of Inboard hydroplanes and vintage restored hydros sharing the waters of Lake Sammamish from 10am – 6pm!! It was the excitement of having the Unlimiteds and the Grand Prix Hydros and the increased activity on the shore that continues to bring excitement to this early summer festival! We invite you to take this opportunity to benefit from the media and public exposure of sponsoring this years Tastin’ n Racin’… plus, while having a great time!!
2012 we will be celebrating our 16th anniversary!! We continually work on our show to make it the biggest and best. 2012 will continue with headlining bands on the Main Stage, the Hot Boat a show on Saturday, the Classic Car show on Sunday and of course the vintage Unlimited Hydroplanes and 8 other classes of exciting race boat! That means, there are two days full of non-stop action and something for everyone! So, don’t miss your chance to jump on board and take this opportunity to support this exciting Eastside tradition and enjoy the publicity and media attention a festival of this magnitude receives, for a price that is very reasonable. Tastin’ n Racin’ offers many levels of sponsorship opportunities for this great and growing festival. Everything from headlining title sponsor, sponsorship of an area (ie: Main Stage, Family Area) and associate sponsors. We even offer Class Sponsorship for the various classes racing in the Regatta. We are willing to tailor make a sponsorship that will fit your marketing needs and budget.
Sponsored and promoted by KZOK, the Seattle Times and associated papers to name a few (see media page), our promotion package is extensive. Examples of some of the media press are on the Media page of this site. If you live in the Seattle/Eastside area, you know about Tastin’ n Racin’. Over the years, we have enjoyed and endured a wide range of weather, everything from a perfect 75 degree sunshine, or rain and hail, and even 92 degree heat and sunshine. The variety of weather does not seem to shut us down, the crowds still come no matter what the weather is doing outside.
Below chart from Washington State Park entrance calculations.
Year Total Attendance Notes Saturday Sunday
1997 27,000 7,000 20,000
1998 42,000 Perfect weather 15,000 27,000
1999 38,000 13,000 25,000
2000 50,000 Perfect weather 20,000 30,000
2001 30,000 Hail, rain and stormy weather not available not available
2002 35,000 Rainy and overcast 12,000 23,000
2003 30,000 Very hot weather *** 11,000 19,000
2004 23,000 Very rainy weather *** 14,000 11,000
2005 36,100 Mild weather*** 18,100 18,000
2006 33,435 Mild Saturday, 76 deg Sunday 13,132 20,303
2007 45,455 Stormy, rainy Sat, Mild on Sunday 16,790 28,665
2008 31,688 Rainy and wet both days 13,408 18,280
2009 35,750 Overcast and cool 18,435 17,315
2010 59,519 Sunny 74 on Sat, mild on Sun. - very wet grounds 28,937 30,582