The Batteau “Fine Creek Mill” was parked by Ferndale Park beside the Appomattox River near Matoaca. The rain was getting stronger as the day went on, however, the Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR) made the best of the situation. FOLAR had food vendors and many different river groups set up beside the pond behind the pavilion building. They even had a nice buggy with seats pulled by an ATV giving rides down the 1.5 mile towpath. The canal had a good amount of water in it. The bridge leading from the park across the canal to the tow-path was named after Nancy Trout! A musical group made up of men from the area played civil war style music which was very very nice!
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VC&NS - Upcoming EventsMar26Sun20171:00 PM JRBF-Spring Meeting – Sunday Mar... @ Tavern by the JamesJRBF-Spring Meeting – Sunday Mar... @ Tavern by the JamesMar 26 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PMThe James River Batteau Festival will be holding a spring meeting on Sunday March 26th at 1:00 PM at the Tavern by the James in Scottsville.Jun10Sat201710:00 AM Amherst County Batteau Day – Jun... @ Riveredge ParkAmherst County Batteau Day – Jun... @ Riveredge ParkJun 10 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PMThe Amherst County Batteau Day is scheduled for June 10, 2017 at the Riveredge Park in Madison Heights, VA. The new “Rucker’s Landing” (Batteau Boat Ramp inside Riveredge Park) will be dedicated with the new name approved by the Amherst … Continue reading →Jun17Sat201711:00 AM JRBF – Start – Saturday June 17,... @ Lynchburg - Percival's IslandJRBF – Start – Saturday June 17,... @ Lynchburg - Percival's IslandJun 17 @ 11:00 AMThe Launch of the 32nd annual James River Batteau Festival in 2017 will be from Percival’s Island at 11:00 AM. View Percival’s Island – James River Batteau Festival in a larger map4:00 PM JRBF – Saturday June 17, 2017 @ Galt's MillJRBF – Saturday June 17, 2017 @ Galt's MillJun 17 @ 4:00 PM – 10:00 PMThe James River Batteau Festival campsite at Galt’s Mill for 2017 is scheduled to be the same as prior years. View Galt’s Mill site – James River Batteau Festival in a larger mapJun18Sun2017Jun19Mon2017Jun20Tue20174:00 PM JRBF – Tuesday June 20, 2017 @ HowardsvilleJRBF – Tuesday June 20, 2017 @ HowardsvilleJun 20 @ 4:00 PM – 10:00 PMThe James River Batteau Festival campsite for Tuesday June 20, 2017 will be at Howardsville. Please note that this site is owned by Mr. Jimmy Crews and he has given us permission to use this site for the JRBF. Please … Continue reading →Jun21Wed20174:00 PM JRBF – Wednesday June 21, 2017 @ ScottsvilleJRBF – Wednesday June 21, 2017 @ ScottsvilleJun 21 @ 4:00 PM – 10:00 PMThe James River Batteau Festival campsite for Wednesday June 21, 2017 will be at Scottsville. Camping is available behind the old School, same as in prior years. View Scottsville Site – James River Batteau Festival in a larger map Local … Continue reading →Jun22Thu20174:00 PM JRBF – Thursday June 22, 2017 @ Slate RiverJRBF – Thursday June 22, 2017 @ Slate RiverJun 22 @ 4:00 PM – 10:00 PMThe James River Batteau Festival campsite for Thursday June 22, 2017 will be at the site on the up-river side of the Slate River confluence with the James River. This site was new in 2016. Please do NOT go to the … Continue reading →Jun23Fri20174:00 PM JRBF – Friday June 23, 2017 @ CartersvilleJRBF – Friday June 23, 2017 @ CartersvilleJun 23 @ 4:00 PM – 10:00 PMThe James River Batteau Festival campsite for Friday June 23, 2017 will be at Cartersville. View Cartersville Site – James River Batteau Festival in a larger mapJun24Sat20174:00 PM JRBF – Saturday June 24, 2017 @ Maiden's LandingJRBF – Saturday June 24, 2017 @ Maiden's LandingJun 24 @ 4:00 PM – 10:00 PMThe James River Batteau Festival will end on Saturday June 24, 2017 at Maiden’s Landing. View Maiden’s Landing Site – James River Batteau Festival in a larger map
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