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Tappahannock RivahFest

RivahFest Merchant's Market
Saturday, June 18 - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Farmers and small businesses are the lifeblood of Tappahannock and Essex County—that’s why RivahFest 2016 has designated special areas for each group to display their produce, products and services.

“Merchants Market will show RivahFest visitors what’s great about our community,” said area chair, Sharon James. “It’s a showcase for local growers, non-profit organizations, businesses and professionals.”

RivahFest 2004 Displays at the market include beautiful gemstones, home decor, handmade items, and much more from many of our local vendors, lawn care ideas from Arbor Care Complete Tree Service; even remodeling ideas for your home, plus vendors selling baked goods, herbs and plants, popcorn, various spices and mixes.

Merchant’s Market has a special section for businesses and non-profits that do not fall into the Arts and Antiques or Farmer’s Market categories. Shoppers will find sunrooms, banking, women’s clothing, “Pampered Chef” kitchenware, broadband Internet and massage therapy services on display. In addition, there will be informational tables from local political parties, “The Haven” Women’s Shelter and Habitat for Humanity.

“Merchant’s Market is an easy and inexpensive way to raise the visibility of your business and generate follow-up calls,” said Kristen Morris, RivahFest co-chair 2015, “It’s particularly suitable for those who offer personal-sales products like cosmetics, and services like real estate or insurance.”

Merchant's Market information and vendor applications are available by calling RivahFest Reservations at 804-445-2065 or go to the download page for applications.



Tractors/Combines (Rappahannock Tractor)
Mower/ATVs (Haynes & Miller Outdoors)
Three Rivers Soil & Water Conservation
Essex County 4-H
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
VA Department of Forestry
Greyhound Pets of America


Locally produced honey
Southern Living at Home
Peanut butter & nuts
Bicycle accessories, etc.
Sportsman magazines
Bake Sale Items
Mini Remote Control Cars


Free Blood Pressure Screening
Hair Wraps
Temporary Tattoos
Reading Tests for Preschools

Locate Merchant's Market on Cross Street

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