Ronceverte River Festival


The Ronceverte River Festival  

River Festival

The 2023 Ronceverte River Festival will be the second weekend in June. The festival features attractions, 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 $5,000. The more tickets you buy means more chances you have to win! Events, games, live music and contests fill the weekend and the festival culminates with a Fireworks Display on Saturday 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.

Events Schedule is listed at the bottom of the page


Get Involved with the Ronceverte River Festival!

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

2023 Ronceverte River Festival Calendar Of Events

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5:30 PM

Parade line-up begins

7:00 PM



Vendors open


Inflatables open


Duck Coloring Contest begins


Duck Pond opens

Petting Zoo and Pony Rides

Cardboard Boat Races

8:00 PM

Kate Boytek performs in the Amphitheatre

9:00 PM

The Kent Family Circus


(all circus times are approximate)



7:00 AM


8:30 AM

Fishing Derby Signup Begins   Click HERE for the Fishing Derby Rules

Sponsor: Liberty Tax Service

Car Show registration begins.

9:00 AM

Lion’s Club Breakfast

10:00 AM

Tahoe Farm Club Car Show


The Duck Pond opens


Duck Coloring Contest continues


Vendors open

Inflatables open

Cardboard Boat Races

103.1 The Bear Duck Ticket Give-Away Registration

Pet Parade

Sponsor: Seneca Trail Animal Hospital

10:30 AM

The Kent Family Circus

11:00 AM

Strawberry Shortcake Sale begins

Children’s Games sponsored by Peoples Bank

11:30 AM

3 on 3 Basketball Tournament sponsored by the Ronceverte Lions Club

12:00 PM

Irish Road Bowling

Sponsor: Bank of Monroe

2:00 PM


3:00 PM

Live broadcast with Radio Greenbrier

The Kent Family Circus

Rubber Ducky Race ticket sales end. No exceptions!

Lee Dean performs in the Amphitheatre

4:00 PM

The Great Rubber Ducky Race!

5:00 PM

Father’s Day Pageant

6:00 PM

Duck Hunt!


The Kent Family Circus

Coloring Contest ends and voting begins

7:30 PM

The Goodson Boys in the Amphitheatre

9:00 PM

The Kent Family Circus

10:00 PM



Come out and make the 2023 Ronceverte River Festival Parade the best parade ever!

Winners for the following categories will receive trophies.

Antique/Classic Car: Classic automobiles and trucks more than 20 years old.

Street Rod: Vehicles that have been modified. May be new or old cars and trucks.

Motorized Miscellaneous: This category is a catch-all. It will include ATVs, motorcycles, and new unmodified cars.

Walking Group/Civic Organization: All groups walking or riding an undecorated vehicle that represent a business, school, team, etc.

Fire Truck: We will award this trophy to the Fire Department with the prettiest truck.

Horse drawn/Equestrian Adult: This is for riders and carriages over the age of 12.

Horse drawn/Equestrian Youth: This will be for riders and carriages 12 and under.

Tractor/Farm Equipment: If it is used on a farm, it probably goes in this category.

Queens: This category is for all the ladies representing Pageants and Festivals throughout West Virginia. We appreciate what you do! (Ronceverte Queens may not compete)

Decorated Bike Adult: 15 and up

Decorated Bike Youth: Under 15

The Winners for the following category will receive CASH PRIZES.

Float: Entries in this category must be decorated trailers or flatbed trucks.

First Place Prize is $300

Second Place is $200

Third Place is $100