2017 FOLAR RiverFest – Celebrate our Appomattox River!

Saturday, April 29, 2017  10am – 3pm

Ferndale Appomattox Riverside Park , 24909 Ferndale Road, Petersburg 23803 

* Youth Fishing Workshops with VDGIF *

  * Kayak-Paddling Workshops with Ft. Lee *

* Climbing Wall and Obstacle Course with Ft. Lee* 

  *Canal Natural History Ride*

*Archaeological Demonstration with Ft. Lee *

 *Stroll the Trail and View Rare Native Flora*

*See & Learn about Fish, Reptiles, Amphibians, and Bugs*

Program Exhibitors include: Click here for: EVENT LIST & SITE MAP

Appomattox River Soil and Water Conservation District; Blacksmith, Grizzly Forge;
Buzzing Bee Honey; Chesapeake Bay Foundation; Chesterfield County Parks & Recreation and Department of Environmental Engineering; Dinwiddie Master Gardeners; FOLAR – Friends of the Lower Appomattox River; Francis Bland Randolph Chapter, N.S.D.A.R.; James River Association; Matoaca Village History; Petersburg Area Regional Tourism; Prince George Regional Heritage Center; Pocahontas Chapter-VA Master Naturalists; Virginia American Water; Thunder Eagle Wildlife Rescue; Virginia Canal & Navigation Society; Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Natural Heritage Program; Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries; Virginia Department of Forestry; Larry Holt, Historian/Author

   *Live Music by the Fort Lee Band and Mike Packer & Johnny Holt*


*El Mundo De Las Delicias – Latin American & Mexican

*Goatocado – Vegetarian

*Southern Exposure – Bistro Style, Coffee

*Woodhead’s Grill – Barbecue & Grill Sandwiches       

New in 2017 – Welcome Fort Lee Program Co-sponsor Activities and Families! 


This event is FREE and open to the public thanks to our sponsors.



Thank you to our In-Kind Sponsors: Petersburg Area Regional Tourism (PART) Container First Services, Harlan Construction, Walmart Petersburg Distribution Center, and Hopewell Recreation & Parks


Event proceeds benefit the Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR) River Conservation Programs and the Community.



Sponsors are an essential part of RiverFest!

Support from local businesses and organizations enables FOLAR to host this festival for the community.

NOTE: All sponsors receive  these benefits: **A booth or your company literature placed on sponsor display table if you’re unable to attend. **Listing in the program and on the website Event Page and Social Media. Promotion to Ft. Lee community.  **Special announcements mentioning sponsor name during the event. **

Sponsorship Options:

Presenting Sponsor $1,000 receives PREMIUM booth space and PROMINENT PA announcements and logo displays

Partner Sponsor $500 receives PROMINENT booth space and PA announcements and logo displays

Friend Sponsor $250 receives sponsor benefits

For More About Sponsorship Contact: Wendy Austin, austinwam@gmail.com or 804.543.0325

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Crafter – Vendor (Sales) Opportunities

Exhibitor-Nonprofit Opportunities