The Ronceverte River Festival  

River Festival

    The Ronceverte River Festival is held the second weekend in June every year. 2018 will be our 31st conscutive event. The festival features rides, vendors, live performances, and great fair food! The main event is The Great Rubber Ducky Race which happens on Saturday at 4 PM. A single ticket can win you one of many prizes awarded or the Grand Prize. Of course, more tickets means more chances to win! Events, games, live music and contests fill the weekend and the festival culminates with a Fireworks Display on Sunday night.

The River Festival is a community event, and for that we need community involvement. The more you can do, the better it can be. Help us make this year the best Festival ever.

Rubber Ducky Race Tickets are available at the following locations:
Ronceverte Service Station - Rudy's Corner Grill - Corner Market - Martin & Jones - Edgarton Cafe - Tri-county Produce - Ronceverte City Hall - Ronceverte Public Library - Factory Tire Outlet - Sportsman Tavern - Hersman's Afety - Tattered & Worn - Lost World - Simms Exxon -  McDaniel's Preowned - Magic Mart - Greenbrier Cut Flowers - The Loft - Flower Paradise - Ronceverte Feed Store - Seneca Jewelers - Greenbrier Medical Arts Pharmacy - Cornerstone IGA - Bank of Monroe - Beckley Automall - Caldwell Gas Station - Cook's Country Kitchen - Pickaway Gas Station - Main St. Exxon (Union) - The Barn Store


Ride tickets will be available for purchase at the River Festival.

Get Involved with the Ronceverte River Festival!

Sponsor An Event
Volunteer Your Time and Experience Become a Sponsor
We need your help to make the River Fesitval a success! If we can't have your time, we'll take your money!

Perform In The Amphitheatre
Perform in the Amphitheatre Apply to Become a Festival Vendor
Show off your talents on our open stage! Good Food and Great Items always welcome!

Compete For a Title! Strut Your Stuff in our Festival Parade!
12 Divisions spanning ages newborn to 21! Vehicles! Animals! Floats! Bands! Candy!

2018 Ronceverte River Festival Calendar Of Events

Events in RED are throughout Island Park. Events in BLUE are on Edgar Avenue. Events in GREEN are in the Amphitheatre.

This schedule is subject to change, so check back frequently. Full listing of musical performances HERE.

Thursday June 7th
5:15 PM Parade line-up starts
6-11 PM Vendors and carnival rides are open to the public. Why cook dinner?
6:45 PM The Grand Parade begins! Click on the banner above for more details.
7:30-9:30 PM Street Dancing On Edgar Avenue. Music provided by Dunn Jammin' DJs. Don't be a chicken!
9 PM Live music in the Amphitheatre featuring Thomas Taylor
Friday June 8th
11 AM-11 PM Vendors and carnival rides are open to the public. Beat the crowd and come down on Friday!
12-7 PM Various performances in the Amphitheatre TBA
7:30 PM Live music in the Amphitheatre featuring The Goodson Boys
Saturday June 9th
8 AM 5k Run. Sponsored by the GEHS Cross Country Team. Event details below. Click HERE for registration.
8 AM - 12 PM Fishing Derby. Ages 14 and under
10 AM Volleyball Tournament. Event details below.
10 AM Horseshoe Tournament. Event details below.
10 AM - 3 PM Car Show on Edgar Avenue. Event details below.
10 AM - 4 PM Ronceverte Public Library Strawberry Shortcake Sale.
11 AM-11 PM Vendors and carnival rides are open to the public. Spend the day in the park with an ALL DAY PASS.
11:30 AM Beauty and the Leash Pageant and Dog Show. Details below.Click HERE for the registration form.
12 PM Basketball Tournament. Sponsored by Ronceverte Lions Club. Event details below.
12 PM - 5 PM Ronceverte River Festival Food Drive. Win some money! Details below.
1:30 PM The Heart Of God Ministries for Hope In The Hills featuring the Heart Of God Ministires Band
4 PM The Ducky Legs Contest / The Great Rubber Ducky Race sponsored by McDaniel's Premium Pre-Owned
7 PM and 9 PM Live music in the Amphitheatre featuring American Pride - Everly Brothers and Statler Bothers Tributes
Sunday June 10th
9 AM - 3 PM Small Mouth Bass Tournament. Event details below.
11 AM-10 PM Vendors and carnival rides are open to the public. Spend the day in the park with an ALL DAY PASS.
12 PM - 5 PM Thunder on the River Mud Bog. Click HERE for details.
1 PM Irish Road Bowling. Event details below.
2 PM Cornhole Tournament. Event details below.
3  PM Bake-Off! Event details below.
3 PM Children's Games
4 PM Gospel Singing featuring Redemption Alive ( Gospel Harmony Boys cancelled due to illness)
7:30 PM Live music in the Amphitheatre featuring Deja Vu
10 PM Fireworks!

River Festival Event Details

Events are listed in alphebetical order, not by time or date.

Full listing of musical performances HERE

5k Run:

Greenbrier East High School Cross Country Team is sponsoring this years 5k Run/Walk at the Ronceverte River Festival on June 9th, 2018. With 9 age divisions, everyone can join in. Trophies will be awarded to the top overall male and female runners, and medals will be awarded to the top male and female in each age division. Everyone under the age of 12 gets a participation ribbon. Registration begins at 7AM on Saturday and the Run starts at 8AM. The first 150 entries get a free t-shirt to commemorate the occasion.

 Click here for more details and registration

Judging begins at 3 PM Sunday. Divisions will be determined by how many entries we get. Ideally I'd like to see Cakes, Pies, Cookies, and Other, but if we don't have enough entries divisions will be combined. There will be no entry fee. After judging, the remaining baked goods will be sold in single servings to our hungry patrons. The proceeds from sales will be used to create cash prizes for our winners. There will be no preregistration for this event, so just show up with your entry. 

Basketball Tournament:

Sponsored by Ronceverte Lions Club. 3 on 3 basketball at the courts by American Heritage Music Hall starting at noon.  There will be 2 divisions: Middle School and High School. This is a single elimination tournament. You lose and you're out. Registration starts at the courts at 11:30 AM, or you may register beforehand at the Information booth.

Beauty and the Leash

The Ronceverte River Festival Queens will be hosting a Puppy Pageant and Dog Show on Saturday June 9th. Registration begins at 11 AM. Categories for competing will include “Prettiest Pooch”, “Best Trick”, Waggiest Tail”, and “Owner Look-alike”. The Greenbrier Humane Society will be having a pet adoption event to coincide with our pageant from 11 to 1. Click HERE for the registration form.

Car Show 2018:

The Ronceverte River Festival Car Show has been moved to Edgar Avenue in Ronceverte. From 10AM to 3PM Saturday June 9th, join us for a display of mechanical artistry as owners compete for bragging rights and prizes. Registration for entry into the event is being accepted at NAPA Auto Parts in Ronceverte by Tractor Supply. You can register ahead of time or roll in and register before 10AM. Trophies to be awarded include: Best Ford, Best GM, Best Mopar, Best Motorcycle, and Best Truck. NAPA Auto Parts has also provided us with a free-standing toolbox to be raffled off the day of the Car Show. For more information or to register stop by NAPA or call 703-623-7305.

Cornhole Tournament:

Fisherman's Bass Tournament:

Fishing starts at 9 AM. Registration can take place any time before that. On Sunday we will start taking registration at 8, but we will accept it in person at the Festival the 3 days we are there before Sunday, or by phone or email. Entry fee is $10.00, payable before the tournament starts. Fishing ends at 3 PM. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded for total weight. There will also be a prize for the single largest fish. All winners will get trophies. First prize is $150.00. Second is $100.00. Third is $75.00. Biggest fish is $75.00. Valid WV fishing licenses are required. You must fish from the Greenbrier River, but you do not have to fish right by the park.

Horseshoe Tournament:
This will be a sanctioned yournament.

Irish Road Bowling:
1 PM Sunday. Starts at the intersection of Edgar Ave and Taylor Street. Teams are limited to no less than 3 and no more than 5 players. Observers are welcome. Registration is $10 per team. If your ball becomes lost, replacements will be available, but they are $10 each. Yes, you can bring your own balls, but they must match ours. If you don't know what Irish Road Bowling is, go HERE. It's fun. Put together a team and join us.
Volleyball Tournament:
The Volleyball Tournament will be taking place on the Little League ball field. 2 people per team, and the team must be coed. The Tournament will follow Beach Volleyball Rules.
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