The Dragon Boat Festival in Starbuck on Lake Minnewaska will kick off with 5:30 p.m. team practices on Friday, August 10th. There will also be a free will dinner for the public at that time. Saturday’s schedule includes a 9 a.m. parade of teams, cash and carry vendors operating from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 9:30 races begin (with contests going on during races in the tennis court), food courts and kid’s inflatables will also begin in the morning. A winners ceremony will follow the last race. There will also be music and food in the beer tent and city park.