Shenandoah Riverside Festival - June 15 and 16 in Berryville, Virginia
- By Sarah Silvas
- Published on May 07, 2012
The Shenandoah Riverside Festival will be back for the third year in a row this June 15 and 16 at Watermelon Park in Berryville, VA. The beautiful, tree-lined grounds of Watermelon Park visually wow you while the temperate weather and cool waters keep you comfortable all weekend long.
Free camping is the way to go at this festival - both tents and RVs are allowed although an additional $15.00 is required for RV electric and water fees. Pre-sale tickets are available for $40.00 and will be $55.00 at the door. With kids under 13 entering for free, this festival is certainly one of the most affordable (and family-friendly) of the summer.
What’s even better is that the proceeds from this annual event benefit Earth Korps and cleaning up the Shenandoah River. Funds from the last two events totaled over $15,000, making it possible for Earth Korps to extract over 47,000 pounds of trash from the river. The environmentally friendly initiatives don’t stop there - all weekend there will be environmental education workshops along with arts and crafts to keep you busy and fill your brain with knowledge.
Talented musicians will fill the air with lovely melodies for a half-day on Friday, then a full-day on Saturday. This year's performers include Iron Horse on Friday, the “Queen of Bluegrass” Rhonda Vincent, and Holy Ghost Tent Revival on Saturday, among many others. Check out the full lineup and schedule below.
One activity not to pass on is a leisurely float down the river. Watermelon Park is offering 20 percent off all tube rentals to festival ticket holders. Head over to their website to make your arrangements today.
Make sure to check out Headstash’s 2012 Festival Guide for all your summer festy info.
Shenandoah Riverside Festival Schedule:
Friday, June 15
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Dry Mill Road
5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Jake and The Burtones
6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Steal the Prize
7:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Yarn
9:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Iron Horse
Saturday, June 16
11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Lonesome
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Circa Blue
1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Allen Thompson
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Love Cannon
3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Acoustic Burgoo
5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. The Shakedown
6:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Driftin Westward
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Rhonda Vincent
10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Holy Ghost Revival Tent
Source: Shenandoah Riverside Festival