The batteaux came into Scottsville Wednesday evening and were greeted by many local people. There were many nice vendors set up along the camp by the river. Musicians played string music under a new wooden open style awning near the canoe ramp. Children strolled along the walkway with their parents, some wanting to go in the water and play. Dr. Bill Trout and Philip de Vos from the VC&NS demonstrated a batteau going through a sluice with a nice display that Bill had built to run off batteries so he could show the children. The Tavern on the James was very busy and the food was great. Thursday the Batteaux head for Slate River.
The JRBF always looks forward to stopping in Scottsville. After a few days on the river, a nice friendly town to stop in and enjoy is a highlight of the trip. A local news agency posted this story about the Scottsville Festival Site. Click here to view article.