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Union First Market Bank



Bill Talley Ford Mechanicsville

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WalMart

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Virginia Building Solutions

Barbour Printing

Richmond Times Dispatch

Digital Wisdom

Tappahannock Farmers Market

The House and Home Magazine

B H Baird



Lowes Hardware Store





McDonald's



Thurston Springs

ProBuild Tappahannock

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Carrington Place

Colonial Farm Credit

Colonial Farm Credit

Lowery's restaurant

St. Timothy Catholic Church








Tappahannock Furniture


Clarke’s Auto Service

Southside Motel Tappahannock

Three Rivers Soil and Water Conservation District

Tappahannock Pharmacy








Join us for RivahFest 2015! - the Tappahannock Virginia community festival that will be held downtown Tappahannock on Prince Street all day.

RivahFest promises more wonderful hometown family fun for our community members and visitors from all over Virginia and from around the country! Enjoy seeing old friends, eating great food, listening to cool music, playing fun games, and browsing arts, crafts, antiques and merchant booths to your heart's content. To add to the family fun a whole area of Kid's activities will thrill and entertain the younger crowd.

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RivahFest Activities - Saturday, June 20

Arts, Crafts & Antiques is sponsored by:
Arts and Crafts
Opens 10 a.m..


Over 100 exhibits featuring handmade arts, crafts and antiques from around the country

Along Prince Street
and Courthouse Green

Children's Activities is sponsored by:
Children's Activities
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Slides and climbing wall; rides & games, puppet show, face painting and much more!

Duke Street and Water Lane
On St. Margaret's Campus

Boat Show
Maritime Activities

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Area marine vendors display boats of all makes and sizes. Marine information and boat safety informatiuon is also provided

Water Lane
Tastes of Tappahannock is sponsored by:
Essex County - Virginia
Tastes of
Tappahannock

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.



Crab cakes, oysters, steamed crabs, hamburgers, hot dogs, fish sandwiches, baked goods, lemonade and more offered by 20 local non-profit and commercial organizations.

There is a tented seating area located on Water Lane in front of Stage 2


Water Lane, from Prince Street to Virginia Street
Merchant's Market
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Merchant's Market - Local products, services, crafts and goodies and local businesses offer information on products and services.
Duke Street and on Cross Street, between Prince Street and Virginia Street
Farmers' Market is sponsored by:
EVB
Farmers' Market
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.



Vendors offering wide variety of produce, fruit, plants, meat, dairy, dips, cheese, flowers, bread and baked goods.


St John's Green at Cross Street and Virginia Street
Wine Garden
at St John's

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Select wines are offered for tasting and being served in the calm courtyard garden at St John's.
Intersection of Duke Street and Cross Street
Dunking Booth
10 a.m. - 5 p.m..

This is your opportunity to dunk one of your favorite persons! The Boss, The Supervisor or the Mayor - your pick!

Water Lane at Virginia Street
The Beer Garden is sponsored by: Al Pugh and Budweiser
.
Beer Garden
10 a.m. - 8 p.m.


Golden Beverages served in a restricted location - Budweiser Beers and Beverages

Corner of Prince Street and Water Lane


Carriages Rides
10 a.m. - 5 p.m..

This is wonderful opportunity to enjoy open carriage rides at this event offered by Oakley Farm Carriage service.

Earl Street & Water Lane

The Rubber Duck Race is sponsored by:
Garretts Marina Boat Storage and Garrets Marina Boat Sales
Rubber Duck Race
3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.


Three thousand ellow rubber ducks will brave the waters and padle for over $2,000 in cash prizes. You do NOT have to be present to win!

St Margaret's Campus on the Rivah!
RivahFest Virginia National Guard Fitness Contest
Teen Contest
Sponsored by
Virginia Army
National Guard

10am to 5 pm

Teen contest featuring a mini-athletic short course for National Guard Medals. This is a continuous event run throughout the day, no registration required. The Guard-Fit Challenge will feature a timed short course with six different exercises. Prize will be awarded for best performance of the day.



RivahFest Gospel Choirs

Gospel Choirs
11 am to 5 pm


Rivahfest Contemporary Gospel Concert¯ performing contemporary Christian music.

St. Margaret's School Campus at SMS Hall
RivahFest Idol Contest
RivahFest Idol


The RivahFest Idol Contest returns hosted by WRAR & WNNT. The $1,000 prize is sponsored by Bill Talley Ford of Mechanicsville.




Cornhole
Tournament

Starts at 10 a.m.


The Cornhole Tournament starts with 40 teams to countdown to cash prizes.

Captain's Grill and Patio at Lowery's Restaurant
The RivahFest Crab Race is sponsored by:
The Rotary Club of Tappahannock
Rotary Club
Crab Race

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Select your speediest crab, prime your water squirt pistol and win cash prizes.

Water Lane & Virginia Street


Living Statue
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


The Living Statue sits on a pedestal, dressed in a costume and wearing heavy theater makeup, and looks like a Duane Hanson sculpture.

Cross Street and Prince Street intersection
The Antique Cars Display is sponsored by:
Riverland Insurers and Thurston Spring Service
Antique Cars Show
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Some of the Antique Cars appearing at RivahFest by courtesy of the Northern Neck Region, Antique Automobile Club of America and antique cars - show organized by Peyton Guest

Water Lane, between Earl and Wright Street

Captain Thomas
Happy Hour
River Cruises
Boarding at 4:15 p.m.
5:00 p.m
.


Take a $5 cruise on the Rappahannock River and enjoy a unique sunset cruise experience.

Hoskins Creek
Bridge on Route 17/360

The Bus Shuttle Service for Visitor Parking is sponsored by:
The Town of Tappahannock
Bus Service
10 a.m. - 9 p.m.


Courthouse Exxon at corner
of Cross and Queen Streets

Continuous bus service runs from Tappahannock Elementary School parking lots & Tappahannock Towne Center parking area to RivahFest bus stop on corner of Cross Street and Queen Street/Rt. 17/360 next to Courthouse Exxon

The Music & Entertainment is sponsored by:
Essex Bank
Bon Secours
EVB
Hospice of Central Virginia
Marks & Harrison
Riverside Hospital
WalMart


Entertainment





Pat Russell Band


The North Tower Band









Main Stage

FULL BAND LINEUP DETAILS


 
 
11:00 am to 12:00 noon RivahFest Idol hosted by WRAR and WNNT


12:30 pm to 3:00 pm Pat Russell Band

The Pat Russell Band has a natural ability to captivate their audience. The warm and pure singing ability combined with his "down home" personality draws you in and keeps you entertained. Pat has surrounded himself with some of Central Virginia's most talented musicians.
3:00 pm
RivahFest Idol Winner repeats winning performance and receives the $1,000 prize
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm The North Tower Band - Part 1

The North Tower Band from Raleigh N.C. comprises Larry Dean, Jeff Hinson, Chuck Canady, Johnny Hopkins, Gerald Davis, and Steve Davis and for 35 years has been playing the best in Beach, Motown, Disco, Funk and Rock.
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm The North Tower Band - Part 2


Located at: Water Lane
and Prince Street
intersection

   
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