Ronceverte River Festival


The Ronceverte River Festival  

River Festival

The 2022 Ronceverte River Festival will be June 10th through June 12th, 2022. 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 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.

Event Schedule is listed at the bottom of the page, along with the 2022 Parade Categories and Prizes.

Tickets for the Great Rubber Ducky Race are now on sale. Tickets are $5 each. You can buy your ticket online in our store or at any of the following locations:


Ronceverte Service Station,, Corner Market, Tri County Produce, Darrell's Factory Tire Outlet, Ronceverte City Hall, FooFur's, Martin & Jones, People's Bank, Sportsman, River City Signs and Tee's, Ronceverte Public Library

 Monroe County:

MOCO Shirts, The Barn Store, The New Pickaway Store

Pocahontas County:

Buckeye Country Mart


Stop-In Shell, IGA, Greenbrier Medical Arts, City Bank in Kroger's, The Loft, Greenbrier Valley Outdoors


Tattered and Worn, Stop In  N219

 White Sulphur Springs:

Cross Creek Cafe, The Village Wine Shoppe


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!

2022 Ronceverte River Festival Calendar Of Events

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5:30 PM

Parade line-up begins

7:00 PM

Parade (click HERE for the categories and prizes)


Vendors open


Inflatables open


Duck Coloring Contest begins


Duck Pond opens

7:30 PM

Stockyard Parade performs in the Amphitheatre

8:00 PM

The Kent Family Circus


(all circus times are approximate)


7:00 AM

Sign up for the Fishing Derby begins. Fishing continues until 2 PM.

8:30 AM

Car Show registration begins

10:00 AM

The Tahoe Farm Club Car Show

Pet Parade

Rock Painting begins


The Duck Pond opens


Duck Coloring Contest continues


Vendors open

Inflatables open

Sensory Friendly Saturday starts at Jardin by the River

103.1 The Bear Duck Ticket Give-Away Registration

11:00 AM

Strawberry Shortcake Sale begins


Batman in the Amphitheatre CANCELLED


The Kent Family Circus

11:30 AM

3 on 3 Basketball Tournament sponsored by the Ronceverte Lions Club

12:00 PM

Dedication of the "Woody" Harman Cat-tail Sculpture

2:00 PM



3:00 PM

Live broadcast with Radio Greenbrier

103.1 The Bear Duck Ticket Give-Away Drawing

The Kent Family Circus

Rubber Ducky Race ticket sales end. No exceptions!

4:00 PM

The Great Rubber Ducky Race!

6:00 PM

Duck Hunt!


The Kent Family Circus

7:30 PM

The Thomas Taylor Band in the Amphitheatre


11:00 AM

Service in the Amphitheatre with Pastor Craig Terry from Greenbrier Baptist Church

12:00 PM

Gospel music with Milk & Honey

Lunch Platter Fundraiser with the Ronceverte Lions Club

1:00 PM

Pastor Sharon Howard from Elizabeth Chapel

Thunder On The River Mudbog

1:30 PM

Pastor Greg Scott and the Resurrection Choir

2:30 PM

Irish Road Bowling

3:00 PM

Children’s Games

Darth Vader at the River Festival

4:00 PM

Cat Head Biscuit in the Amphitheatre

6:00 PM

Coloring Contest ends and voting begins

6:30 PM

Father’s Day Pageant

7:00 PM

Unruly Elders perform in the Amphitheatre

10:00 PM



Winners for the following categories will receive trophies that may be customized with their name at a later date.

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, tractors, 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.


The Winners for the remaining categories will receive CASH PRIZES.

Decorated Bike Adult: This prize will go to a pedal powered entry which has been decorated and is ridden by someone over the age of 12. Prize is $50.

Decorated Bike Youth: This prize will go to a pedal powered entry which has been decorated and is ridden by someone 12 or younger. Prize is $50.

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

First Place Prize is $300, Second Place is $200, and Third Place is $100.

This schedule is far from complete and subject to change, so check back frequently.