James River Batteau Festival

2020 JRBF Information

34th Annual James River Batteau Festival – 2019 – Cartersville, Virginia. Photo by Holt Messerly

Welcome to the 2020 James River Batteau Festival Season.

With all the restrictions we all have been facing with the Corona Virus we are posting the latest JRBF information here. 

Lynchburg: Launch details to be announced.
There are no scheduled activities on Percival’s Island this year.

Galt’s Mill to Maiden’s Landing:
As of Tuesday May 26th there are no definite plans for any of the usual sites.
(The Calendar of Events on VACANALS.ORG and BATTEAU.ORG have been disabled temporarily.)
Maps to the sites of past years are online for reference and directions.

There are a number of Batteaux wanting to be out on the Rivah!
Discussions are ongoing regarding all details of this year’s festival.
Details will be posted here as they are available, and are subject to change.


While you are waiting around wondering about this year’s festival, please be sure to go back on this website and see prior postings and photos and that will give you hours and hours of photos to see.

The Virginia Canal’s & Navigations Society is the parent organization for the James River Batteau Festival. Please see the online store and buy river atlases and books. We accept paypal and credit cards. Our books are shipped by the US Post Office by a VC&NS Volunteer. Click here for the online store.