Farmhouse Brewing to Host RIVERFest   

Have “One for the River” While Enjoying Family Fun 

There’s never been a better way for the whole family to enjoy Elizabeth River ecology than this year’s Elizabeth RIVERFest. 

Elizabeth River Project’s annual festival – the largest environmental festival in Hampton Roads, typically 1,200 attendees or more – will move to Farmhouse Brewing Co. in Virginia Beach on Sunday, June 23, from 11 am – 4 pm. Parents can try the local beer, wine and cider while they and their kids explore RIVERFest’s hands-on games, crafts and science exhibits, from the Scoop the Poop relay race to the Science Dome with live fish.

Each year, our free family festival goes on the road to reach new neighborhoods while delighting previous festival goers with new locales. The brewery’s historic farmhouse and organic farm, at 1805 Kempsville Road, are not directly on the river but they’re in the “watershed,” the area draining to the river when it rains. This gives educators a chance to emphasize that “even if you’re not on the river, you still impact its health,” says Casey Shaw, festival coordinator.

RIVERfest is a great way to get involved in cleaning up your home river while winning prizes and more. Enter a drawing to win a paddleboard when you sign up or re-recommit at the festival to the 7 simple steps of our free River Star Homes program ( And “have one for the river” while you’re there. When you join as a member of the Elizabeth River Project during the festival, your dues will include a ticket for a Farmhouse brew.


Marjorie Jackson, 757-399-7487,

Casey Shaw, 757-399-7487,