Its with great regret that we announce we have cancelled the South Branch Riverfest for 2021, due to the continuing COVID 19 pandemic. We will resume, better than ever, on Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend on May 28, 2022, at Brighton Park in Moorefield, WV.
In the meantime, enjoy the river and the beautiful South Branch Valley. The Hardy County Chamber of Commerce hopes each one of you stays safe and healthy we look forward to a coming back together in 2022! If you have questions, contact organizing committee chair, Amanda West here.
ABOUT SOUTH BRANCH RIVERFEST
Serious About Having Fun
The South Branch Riverfest started in 2019 as an event that focuses on South Branch of the Potomac River and features music, river recreation activities, kids' activities, local crafts and foods and more. Organized by the Hardy County Chamber of Commerce, it features all types of activity in the South Branch Valley, which encompasses Grant, Hardy and Hampshire counties of the beautiful Potomac Highlands of West Virginia.
South Branch Riverfest has something for everyone: hands on activities for children and adults, food, music, shopping, and most of all, an amazing atmosphere. We will resume the festival on May 29, 2021 - the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend. You'll find information on vendors, sponsorships, music and activities here.
From food to river activities to music and fun, Riverfest is Serious About Having Fun.
If you are interested in providing an activity or performing at Riverfest, contact us at or 304-530-1786.
Kids have fun at the Riverfest!
At the Kids Zone at Riverfest, we have rock wall climbing, crafts and art, face painting, and fun get-your-hands-wet-activities in the river such as river scuba. Bring the kids and let them have a ball!
RECREATION TALKS AND DEMONSTRATIONS
We put the river in Riverfest!
The focus of this event is the beautiful South Branch of the Potomac, and we have kayaking demonstrations, water safety, flyshing, river ecology and more for everyone to learn how they can participate in more recreation on our waterway.
MUSIC, FOOD, CRAFTS AND FUN
The Riverfest features everything local.: from food, to crafts to music. If you or someone you know is interested in vending or performing at the Riverfest in 2020, see our Vendors page for more information,
We will have music , talks, demonstrations and other activities all day. We will post our 2020 schedule here as it is developed.
Learn about water safety, how to electrofish, steer a kayak, what lives underwater in our rivers, and more at our fun and informative sessions held right by the river's edge.
Riverfest will feature live music from local area musicians which reflect the history and culture of our area, including bluegrass, country and rock.
KIDS FUN ZONE
The Kids Fun Zone provides hours of hands on activity for the young ones, including art projects, games, face painting, and rock climbing.
Handmade and locally made crafts, art, and other products will be featured from area vendors.
WATER FUN DEMONSTRATIONS
Kayaking, fly fishing, river water life, and river scuba will all be provided as demonstrations or hands on activities by West Virginia Department of Natural Resources and /or other partners.
FAMILY FUN FUN
The Hardy County Wellness Center will again be coordinating the Riverfest Fun Run this year, with categories for all ages from very young to seniors. Medals are awarded in all categories.