May 18, 2011 7:52 PM by Elaine Sheridan

Travel Channel show taping in Canon City

The Travel Channel is taping an episode of "Bert the Conqueror" in Canon City this weekend.

The show's star, Bert Kreischer, travels the country looking for thrills and challenges American towns have to offer. Sometimes it is at theme parks and other times in people's backyards.

In Canon, Kreischer is taking on the rapids at the Cañon City Whitewater and Recreation Park during the "Raft Rodeo."

"A raft rodeo is crazy," said Will Colon,owner of Raft Masters rafting company. "It is where rafters go into the rapids and try crazy tricks. Lots of rafting carnage happens there with rafts shooting up and the air and boats flipping over. It is a lot of fun to watch."

Kriescher will be in a boat with Colon during the raft rodeo, which is expected to start at 4pm. Kreischer will be at the park at 3pm to talk to fans. The event is in conjunction with the Canon City "Brew Ha Ha" craft brew fair that will include bands and standup comedians at nearby Veterans Park.



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