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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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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.…

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Cartersville – June 27, 2020 – Batteaux Head to Maidens Landing while Bill Trout headed into the ditch!

With my dog Jake resting his nose on the nice cool air in the truck the whole way to Cartersville, we arrived just in time to for me to jump out with the camera and take a group shot!  I brought Bill Trout a biscuit for breakfast and left Jake in the truck a while…


JRBF-2019-Cartersville-Saturday-AM, June 22, 2019.

Cartersville was nice and cool this morning and had a beautiful pink sky as the sun rose up first thing. A group photo was taken a little after 8am. Andrew Shaw gave the Dewey Pole Award to Rob Campbell and his batteau crew. Andrew awarded a JRBF-Trail Atlas to Megan and Beth for all their…


JRBF-Cartersville-Friday-PM, June 21, 2019.

Cartersville was pleasant as we sat waiting on the boats to come in. Bill Trout enjoyed telling the batteau history to several new visitors to the JRBF for the first time. The Lady’s Slipper crew cooked a hot meal for sale and everyone said it was good. Some of the boat crews stayed up a…

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FOOD AT SITES UPDATED for Galt’s Mill, Bent Creek, Wingina, Howardsville, Slate River & Cartersville

Please note that the food available at three sites has been updated as follows: Revised 6-13-19, 7:00-a.m. Galt’s Mill Supper Sat. Night: Three food vendors: 1. Vitos – Burgers Menu & Ice Cream. 2. Food Truck – Philly Cheese Steak & Mexican Food. 3. Food Truck – Shaved Ice. Galt’s Mill Breakfast Sun. AM: Food…

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James River Batteau Festival – Maps to sites:

There is a new page with this information in the menu bar and also posted here: “Rucker Landing” – Amherst Public Boat Ramp Percival’s Island Galt’s Mill Bent Creek Wingina Howardsville Scottsville Slate River Cartersville Maiden’s Landing

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The 31st annual James River Batteau Festival came to an end for most of the batteau groups at Cartersville. Some groups decided to continue on to Maiden’s. The big rains in the mountains is causing the river to rise and based on the reports up-stream and predictions of high water, most of the batteaux are…


River Levels Projected to Rise at Cartersville by Saturday

Please review the following National Weather Service Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service from the National Weather Service website for the James River, saved at 1:10 Pm on Friday. The river is expected to rise greatly by Saturday in Cartersville. That might mean a very high situation on Saturday for the journey to Maidens. This situation may…