September 17, 2022

Silent Auction is OPEN for bidding!

LIVE Auction Items are available to view!

This year we are having a live auction raffle AND silent auction! You know what the cool thing is? ANYONE can bid on the silent auction now whether you can come to Riverfest or not! The silent auction will be entirely online starting now so check out the getaway trips, excursions and river themed prizes. All proceeds from the auction go towards reaching our mission to be the active force for a healthy Rappahannock River.

The Silent Auction ends at 5:45 PM, on Saturday Sept. 17th. You will be notified if you won any item you bid on. 

Tickets are available through Friday!

We invite you for an evening of live music, all you can eat crabs and BBQ, open bar, amazing prizes and celebration! Join us at Riverfest for a good party for a great cause, our Rappahannock River. Tickets are online through event.gives this year and people will be able to check in at Riverfest with the online ticket, the printed version of your ticket or the pdf ticket saved on your phone. Have any questions? Email Lis Heras at elisabeth.heras@riverfriends.org.

Child dangling crab
Child dangling crab


Where can I park?

The VRE G &H Lot  (FREE) or the Sophia Street Parking Garage ($2 Fee). We will have shuttles running to both locations continuously. 


** If you or a member of your party needs to be dropped off at the Riverfest site location due age, mobility, or another accessibility reason, please tell the parking attendant at the top of the city dock hill. They will allow you to drop off that member of your party and 1 guest to assist them. 

I can't find my ticket!

No worries! We will have staff and volunteers able to pull up any missing tickets at the entrance. We will also send out a link to all ticket holders the day of Riverfest so you can easily access it. 

I was given a Riverfest ticket from someone and when I go to receive it, event.gives says 'there's already an account with my email' but I don't have a password. What should I do?

When you go to log in, select ‘Email pin’ to the right of “Forgot password?” You will then be emailed a pin to create a password for the account associated with your email. You can then access your tickets at any time there and are able to bid on silent auction items! 

Can I bring my pet?

No. We know how much you love your furry friends, but for health and safety of the event, we ask you to not bring your pets. 

**ADA certified service animals are the only exception. ** SEE SERVICE DOG DEFINITION HERE

Can I bring my children?

Children are not encouraged to come to the event. if you choose to bring your child, they must have a ticket unless they are under 1 year old. 

How is FOR making Riverfest a "Green" Event?

This year, FOR is committed to eliminating the single use plastic typically used for Riverfest. Dishes, flatware, cups and more will all be compostable or reusable. Recycling stations will be available throughout. There will be an option to purchase a reusable beverage cup. Apex Organix Compost will be in attendance to assist with all composting!

Who do I contact for help?

Contact Lis Heras at  elisabeth.heras@riverfriends.org | 540-373-3448 x 152


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.

** Crabs are provided “All-You-Can-Eat” for this event by crab availability locally and regionally. Should “All-You-Can-Eat” Crabs  not be available for the event, an alternative will be available instead. **

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