October 24, 2020

This year we’re saving the river together while partying apart!

For all party pack orders, you will pick them up on Saturday, October 24 at the location you selected:

Fredericksburg Pick Up Time: Between 1 pm – 4 pm @ 110 Sophia St Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Culpeper Pick Up Time: Between 1 pm – 2 pm @ 101 Duke St Culpeper, VA 22701

Tappahannock Pick Up Time: Between 1 pm – 2 pm @ 531 N. Church Ln Tappahannock, VA 22560

For all questions, contact Carleigh Starkston at [email protected] or 540-212-9761

Wherever you are, everyone can participate in our online auction & raffle. Open from 10/21 to 10/24 you can bid on incredible experiences and buy raffle tickets for our Yeti Cooler with Cash, locally made art, spa & fitness packages and more. 

Watch our Riverfest Program now!

Or join us Saturday @ 4:30 pm on Facebook!

Friends of the Rappahannock Facebook Page

Friends of the Rappahannock YouTube Channel

this webpage!


Includes performances by Hazel Run and Bob Gramann, crab picking demonstrations, river history and trivia.

How does the online auction & raffle work?
  • To view items, place a bid and buy raffle tickets – visit https://charityauction.bid/riverfest
  • Raffle closes 10/24 at 7:30 pm
  • Auction closes at 10/24 at 9 pm
    • If an item gets a bid within 5 minutes of the closing time, that item automatically extends bidding for 5 min. Each new bid extends the bidding window another 5 minutes for no more than 20 minutes.
    • You will receive email notifications if you’ve been outbid on an auction item you’ve placed a bid
  • All participants must register on the auction website
    • While registering you must provide a credit card number
    • For auction bids, credit cards will not be charged unless you are the highest bidder
  • Winners of physical items must come to a FOR Office to pick up their item (in Culpeper, Fredericksburg or Tappahannock)
Who do I contact for help?

Contact Carleigh Starkston for help with your party pack order: [email protected] | 540-212-9761

Contact JoEllen Santulli for help with the online auction & raffle: [email protected] | 540-328-0009

What's in the party pack?

All party packs are cooked and include:

  • 7 steamed crabs/person
  • Shrimp boil 1 quart/person (includes seasoned shrimp, potatoes, and corn)
  • Crab hammers (one for every 2 people)
  • Paper towels
  • Butcher paper

Add-ons include:

  • Bottle of Vinegar (free)
  • Old Bay seasoning (free)
  • Bottles of wine provided by Rappahannock Cellars
    • White Wine: Stainless Steel Chardonnay – bright, crisp, fruit forward and a perfect accompaniment to crab
    • Red Wine: “Eighteen” a primary blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. “Eighteen” is medium bodied wine makers blend from the 2018 vintage
  • Riverfest t-shirts (light gray)
  • Stainless steel FOR wine tumblers
What does Riverfest support?

We’ve been hosting Riverfest for 30 years. It is our signature fundraiser and all the money raised directly supports our mission to be a voice and active force for a healthy and scenic Rappahannock River. 

Your generous support enables us to be a voice for the river through our advocacy program, reduce pollution through restoration projects, and educate the next generation of river stewards.







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