Sunday, June 23, 2019
Ready, Set, RIVERFest!
Fun for All Ages!
Enter to WIN a Stand-Up Paddle Board & Become a Star when you make or renew your River Star pledge at the River Star Homes tent. Those that make the pledge and join over 5,100 River Star Homes with the Elizabeth River Project will receive a free yard flag and SWAG BAG.
Special RIVERFest Perks for Joining the Elizabeth River Project! Receive a free Farmhouse Brewing beer ticket redeemable during RIVERFest when you join the Elizabeth River Project as a dues-paying member to support environmental restoration & education! You'll even be entered to WIN a fly-fishing package.
Come by bike & reap your reward Park your bike at the free bike valet hosted by the Elizabeth River Trail and receive a free bike bell for reducing your carbon footprint (while supplies last).
Have "One for the River" Enjoy "One for the River," a special Back Bay Brewing Co. cider just for RIVERFest brewed with mixed berries from their on-site organic farm and orange and lime zest! Proceeds from "One for the River" benefit the Elizabeth River Project
Tour the Organic Farm Get a special behind-the-scenes tour of the 1.5 acre organic farm with Farmer John himself and have all of your questions answered by the man himself! Sign up at his produce sale tent as space is limited - tours will be at 11:30am and 1:30pm
Meet a Real Live Mermaid!
Mermaid Story Times with environmental themes courtesy of the Chesapeake Mermaid followed by one-on-one visits and photo opportunities!
"What's in Your River?" Science Dome Learn what's lingering beneath the surface of the Elizabeth River and view aquariums loaded with Elizabeth River critters and scientists on hand to answer your river questions.
Live Music! Tidewater's own Bob Zentz & Jeanne McDougall, Jim Newsom, and Gruv Deuce will take the stage throughout the day.
Local Food Trucks -Re-fuel with tasty treats from Bumbling Bee, The Coop, Thirsty Frog, and Kona Ice washed down with a local craft beer or cider from Back Bay's Farmhouse Brewing
Native Plant Sale from Southern Branch Nursery & Nancy's Natives - bring your garden to life and attract butterflies and songbirds with plants native to Coastal Virginia
Face Painting Get your river-theme face paint - will it be a dolphin or perhaps a crab? Suggested donation to the Elizabeth River Project.
Kids Crafts, Environmentally-Friendly Vendors & Exhibitors, and So Much More!