Another street was closed in Fort Wayne Wednesday, not because of construction, but because of the annual Three Rivers Festival Bed Races.
All it took was an air horn and it was officially off to the races.
16 teams competed for the 2018 Three Rivers Festival Bed Races title.
Not everyone was there for the fastest time.
Some competed for the most creative bed.
Regardless, thousands lined Main Street in Downtown to see these beds race each other. That being said, some had other things they paid attention to.
“Because I never really paid attention to the races,” said Tristen Blaker, a child who has been to the races for the last several years. “All I did was pay attention to the candy, but now I’m going to pay attention to the race this time.”
At the end of the day, the bed races are all for a good cause.
“We did the rescue mission, and they of course need beds for men, women and children who don’t have them in our community,” said Craig Patterson, the managing partner for the Beckman-Lawson law firm. “So we decided to donate this year to the Rescue Mission.”
Beckman-Lawson raised more than $16,000 for the Rescue Mission. The law firm also had a team competing in the races, but it did not take home the title.
So who was Fort Wayne’s fastest bed?
That would be Cox Chiropractic after a tight final heat against DeBrand Chocolates.
The Three Rivers Festival continues all this week with more events and fireworks wrapping things up.