By Rich Kremer | June 21, 2013


Listen Online

Last weekend more than a thousand people converged on the Chippewa River for a unique father’s day tradition that really doesn’t have anything to do with the holiday at all. Instead the celebration is hailed more as a spurning of winter, a first dip in the cool healing waters, a chance to meet up with friends and toast the summer.

Rich Kremer tells the tale of FATFAR – the Frenchtown Annual Tube Float And Regatta, billed as the world’s largest tubing and floating event.

Rich Kremer

Rich Kremer

Rich Kremer is a Wisconsin Public Radio reporter in Eau Claire with a passion for the hot ham sandwich with extra house mustard at Ray’s Place.
2018-01-19T17:51:44-06:00Tags: , |

Sign Up Form

Sign Up for Our Bi-Weekly Newsletter

Get your favorite Wisconsin Life stories, meet the crew, and go behind the scenes.

Our Favorite Collections

Storyteller Rodney Lambright II's comic series about the rich relationship between a single father, his young daughter and his retirement-age parents.
For the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, we discover how Wisconsinites experienced the war both at home and on the battlefield.
Ice, cold and winter are an integral part of what it means to live in Wisconsin. "Ice Week" explores the many ways that ice defines us.
Food plays a central part in many holiday traditions. This series honors the foods and meals that make the day.
Escape winter with a look at some of Wisconsin's favorite sports and games.
"Living the Wisconsin Life" is an online series exploring the little things that make living in Wisconsin fun, interesting and meaningful.