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A person in a striped shirt and wide-brimmed hat expertly guiding a punt with a pole on a busy river filled with various boats, embodying the adventurous spirit of The Scout Guide.

James River Batteau Festival

June 15 - June 22

A person in a striped shirt and wide-brimmed hat expertly guiding a punt with a pole on a busy river filled with various boats, embodying the adventurous spirit of The Scout Guide.

The James River Batteau Festival is an eight-day event featuring authentic replicas of the sleek, shallow-draft merchant boats upon which the Old Dominion rode to its first era of economic prosperity. Beginning on the waterfront of Lynchburg the festival moves along a 200-year-old route, stopping each day in the historic towns and communities along the way. Each evening is a celebration of the cultural heritage of this legendary river basin in music, song, dance and storytelling, plus lots of plain old-time Virginia socializing.

More info here.