Ronceverte River Festival


The Ronceverte River Festival  

River Festival

The 2024 Ronceverte River Festival will be June 14 and 15. 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

Tickets for the 2024 Rubber Ducky Race can now only be purchased at the event in the park. Sales end at 3PM Saturday. 

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!
14 Divisions for All Ages! Vehicles! Animals! Floats! Bands! Candy!

2024 Ronceverte River Festival Calendar Of Events


5:30 PM Parade line-up begins
7:00 PM The Grand Parade with Grand Marshal Barbara Morgan
7:30 PM Vendors, Inflatables, Duck Pond, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides open
Duck Coloring Contest begins
8:00 PM Caden Glover performs in the amphitheatre
8:45 PM Miller Holler Band performs in the amphitheatre


7:00 AM Fishing Derby begins
8:00 AM Ducky Dash Fun Run registration begins
8:30 AM Car Show registration begins
9:00 AM The Ducky Dash Fun Run CANCELLED
Lions Club Breakfast begins
10:00 AM Tahoe Farm Club Car Show
Pet Parade
Vendors, Inflatables, Duck Pond, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides open
Duck Coloring Contest begins
103.1 The Bear Give-Away registration
11:00 AM Children's Games
Strawberry Shortcake Sale begins
11:30 AM Anything With Wheels (no motors) Parade
3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
12:00 PM Irish Road Bowling
12:30 PM Skyler Magic Show
2:00 PM Lee Dean performs in the amphitheatre
Live broadcast with Radio Greenbrier
3:00 PM Duck Ticket sales end
Skyler Magic Show
4:00 PM The Great Rubber Ducky Race
5:30 PM Skyler Magic Show
6:00 PM Duck Hunt
Coloring Contest ends and voting begins
6:30 PM Shawn Benfield performs in the amphitheatre
7:15 PM The Weekend Warriors perform in the amphitheatre
8:00 PM Coloring Contest voting ends
8:45 PM Andy Griggs performs in the amphitheatre

Come out and make the 2024 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)

The Winners for the following category will receive CASH PRIZES.

Decorated Bike: Winner will receive $25

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