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Jun
1
Sat
2019
Rassawek Spring Jubilee – June 1st and 2nd, Rassawek Vineyards @ Rassawek Vineyards
Jun 1 @ 11:00 AM – Jun 2 @ 5:00 PM

JUNE 1 • 10 am – 6 pm & JUNE 2 • 11 am – 5 pm
RAIN OR SHINE

TICKET INFORMATION

The Rassawek Spring Jubilee celebrates the local, the handmade and the homegrown. We spotlight those people and their passion for craftsmanship and creativity, which contribute to strong communities, pride of place and heritage, and a vibrant culture where we live, work and play. 

Come and celebrate our 9th Anniversary. The Rassawek Spring Jubilee is a non-profit event, we collaborate with the community of Goochland and beyond to share our passion to keep trade skills alive by onsite build demonstrations, and educating the public with demonstrations from local artists and craftsmen. This event contributes to our local community by supporting local programs.

Jun
7
Fri
2019
JRBF-CLEANUP-SITE-Wingina-Friday, June 7th, 2019 @ Wingina
Jun 7 @ 12:00 PM

There will be a site cleanup at the Wingina site of the James River Batteau Festival on Friday, June 7th, 2019.

THE TIME IS IN THE AFTERNOON, EXACT TIME TO BE DETERMINED.

Please come out with weedeaters and other appropriate gear to help clean up this site in preparation for the Batteau Festival. Thank you!

 

Jun
8
Sat
2019
JRBF-SITE CLEANUP-Slate River-Saturday, June 8th, 2019. @ Slate River
Jun 8 @ 8:00 AM

There will be a cleanup day at the Slate River site of the James River Batteau Festival on Saturday, June 8th, 2019 at 8:00 am.

Please bring weedeaters and other appropriate gear to help clean up this site in preparation for the Batteau Festival. Thank you!

Please do NOT go to the old Solite Plant campsite as that area is closed off now.

If you are traveling from Rt. 15, continue past the old Solite plant entrance a little further just after you cross the Slate River. The entrance to the new site will be on the right.

Please use caution driving on this site and observe all designated markings as to what areas are available for JRBF use.

 

Amherst Co Batteau Day 2019 @ River Edge Park
Jun 8 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Third Annual
Amherst County Batteau Day

Riveredge Park in Madison Heights
on Saturday, June 8, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 A Family Fun Day on the
Amherst Bank of The James River!

Amherst County will celebrate Amherst County Batteau Day, which honors Benjamin and Anthony Rucker, the inventors of the James River Batteau over two centuries ago. This free event has been organized by Amherst County Recreation and Parks, Amherst County Museum & Historical Society, Amherst County Chamber of Commerce, Rucker Family Society, Virginia Canals and Navigations Society, Amherst County Public Safety, Amherst County Sheriff’s Department, High Peak Sportswear, James River Association, The Design Group, James River Adventures, and the Batteaumen of The James River Batteau Festival.

The celebration will include the participation of living history interpreters.

Amherst County is the birthplace of the James River Batteau. Last year the Park’s landing was named “Rucker’s Landing” in honor of the inventors of the Batteau.

The schedule of events for the day is as follows:

     To be announced.

Riveredge Park in Madison Heights is located at the base of 150 Rocky Hill Road, on the James River, downstream from the John Lynch Bridge. Boat and fishing access will not be available on Batteau Day.

Parking will be in the Park or by Shuttle. A Bus Shuttle will run from 10:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. from: to be announced.

For additional information call the Museum 434-946-9068 or Recreation and Parks 434-946-9371.

Jun
9
Sun
2019
JRBF-SITE CLEANUP-Cartersville-Sunday, June 9th, 2019 @ Cartersville
Jun 9 all-day

There will be a site cleanup day at Cartersville in preparation for the James River Batteau Festival on Sunday, June 9th, 2019.

THE TIME IS TO BE DETERMINED.

Please bring weedeaters and other appropriate equipment for cleaning up the site. Thank you!

 

Jun
15
Sat
2019
JRBF – Start – Saturday June 15, 2019 @ Lynchburg - Percival's Island
Jun 15 @ 11:00 AM

The Launch of the 34th annual  James River Batteau Festival in 2019 will be from Percival’s Island at 11:00 AM.

View Percival’s Island – James River Batteau Festival in a larger map

JRBF – Saturday June 15, 2019 @ Galt's Mill
Jun 15 @ 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The James River Batteau Festival campsite at Galt’s Mill for 2019 is scheduled to be the same as prior years.

View Galt’s Mill site – James River Batteau Festival in a larger map

Jun
16
Sun
2019
JRBF – Sunday June 16, 2019 @ Bent Creek
Jun 16 @ 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The James River Batteau Festival campsite for Sunday June 16, 2019 will be at Bent Creek.

View Bent Creek Site – James River Batteau Festival in a larger map

Jun
17
Mon
2019
JRBF – Monday June 17, 2019 @ Wingina
Jun 17 @ 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The James River Batteau Festival campsite for Monday June 17, 2019 will be at Wingina.

View Wingina Site – James River Batteau Festival in a larger map

Jun
18
Tue
2019
JRBF – Tuesday June 18, 2019 @ Howardsville
Jun 18 @ 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The James River Batteau Festival campsite for Tuesday June 18, 2019 will be at Howardsville.

Please be respectful of this property and do not leave trash! Please observe the quite hours of 10:00 PM. Thank you.

View Howardsville Site – James River Batteau Festival in a larger map

 

Jun
19
Wed
2019
JRBF – Wednesday June 19, 2019 @ Scottsville
Jun 19 @ 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

The James River Batteau Festival campsite for Wednesday June 19, 2019 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 outfitter for canoe and kayak rentals:

James River Rafting and Reeling

 

Jun
20
Thu
2019
JRBF – Thursday June 20, 2019 @ Slate River
Jun 20 @ 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The James River Batteau Festival  campsite for Thursday June 20, 2019 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 old Solite Plant campsite as that area is closed off now.

If you are traveling from Rt. 15, continue past the old Solite plant entrance a little further just after you cross the Slate River. The entrance to the new site will be on the right.

Please use caution driving on this site and observe all designated markings as to what areas are available for JRBF use.

Jun
21
Fri
2019
JRBF – Friday June 21, 2019 @ Cartersville
Jun 21 @ 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The James River Batteau Festival campsite for Friday June 21, 2019 will be at Cartersville.

View Cartersville Site – James River Batteau Festival in a larger map

Jun
22
Sat
2019
JRBF – Saturday June 22, 2019 @ Maiden's Landing
Jun 22 @ 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The James River Batteau Festival will end on Saturday June 22, 2019 at Maiden’s Landing.

View Maiden’s Landing Site – James River Batteau Festival in a larger map

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