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JRBF-2021-Maiden’s Landing – June 26, 2021 – 36th annual James River Batteau Festival ends quietly at Maiden’s Landing.

The 36th annual James River Batteau Festival ended on a nice day at Maiden’s Landing in Powhatan, Virginia. The new batteau built by Andrew Shaw and his friends came poling in looking great and was the first to arrive. Bill Trout was up on the bank overlooking the bridge and boat ramp area. He was…

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JRBF-2021-Cartersville – June 25-26, 2021.

The Cartersville site of the 36th annual James River Batteau Festival was quiet when I set up my tent on Thursday so I could attend a dinner with the Lady’s Slipper at Betty’s house on Church Street. The ladies had a very nice spread of food under an ez-up tent and had chairs spread across…

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36th Annual James River Batteau Festival – Start at Percival’s Island – June 19th, 2021.

The 36th annual James River Batteau Festival began with the loud boom of the cannon aboard the batteau Lizzie Langley beside Percival’s Island. The boats looked great, the weather was beautiful and everyone was in great spirits. Jeff Taylor announced the batteaux as they began their 8 day journey to Maiden’s Landing, near Richmond, VA.…

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JRBF History Tent Set up at Galt’s Mill – Friday June 18, 2021

The new “Batteau History” tent as Bill Trout calls it was set up today in Galt’s Mill with the special assistance of Former JRBF Chairman, David Haney and Hudson Funderburk, (Son of Nathan Funderburk). First the tent was set up and then the new fly was placed over the tent’s front pole and then four…

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Batteaux to launch from Percival’s Island Saturday.

From JRBF Chairman Andrew Shaw: With social distancing restrictions lifted, Lynchburg is now allowing our traditional Percival’s launch.   Batteaux are encouraged to stop at Percival’s Island, as traditionally done in the past, to prepare for the official launch, signaled by the cannon blast from the Lizzie Langley at 11:00am.   Jeff Taylor will announce…

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JRBF 2021 Food Vendors

Food Vendors that are planning to be at the 2021 JRBF: GALT’S MILL: El Cabritos Food Truck: Menu posted by food truck. No Breakfast BENT CREEK: VITO’S Pizza: Pizza & Subs No Breakfast WINGINA Mexican Food Truck: Menu posted by food truck. No Breakfast HOWARDSVILLE: Masonic Lodge Group at Camp-Kitchen: Spaghetti Breakfast cooked on site.…