Logistics and Safety Chair Phil Stinchcomb suggests... Plan ahead to use a satellite parking lot and ride the shuttle buses to the festival site
The designated RivahFest lots are:
To the North of town approaching from Fredericksburg: Tappahannock Elementary School on the left as you enter town.
From the South and East approaching from Richmond and Saluda - the area near Roma’s Restaurant / Peebles in the Tappahannock Town Center.
All-day parking with free shuttle service between 10 am and 8 pm. Handicap-accessible shuttles will run from 10 am to 6 pm from all lots as well.
Only credentialed vendors and RivahFest staff with official permits will be allowed to park in the immediate vicinity of the event.
To provide for attendees’ safety and to facilitate traffic flow across the Downing Bridge and around the RivahFest area, the following streets will be closed as of 6 pm on Friday: Prince Street between Church Lane and the Rappahannock River, Water Lane between Queen and Wright Streets, and Virginia Street between Water Lane and Church Lane. Most streets will be reopened to traffic after 9 pm on Saturday, with the exception of the main stage area at Water and Prince Streets, which will take longer to disassemble and not be available to regular traffic until Monday.
Essex County - Tappahannock section
Parking - North end - from Fredericksburg
As you come through the first light (Airport Road), continue straight into Tappahannock, pass the Marina on your left, and look for a parking area to your left at the Tappahannock Elementary school. There will be shuttle bus to RivahFest from this school on a continuous service between 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Parking - South end - from Richmond / Tidewater
Follow Route 17 or 360 into Tappahannock, continue thru the commercial district, until you reach on your right the Tappahannock Town Center (Peebles, Advance Auto Parts, ABC, Roma's Restaurant, Bank of Essex). There will be shuttle bus to RivahFest from this shopping center on a continuous service between 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Located in the Tappahannock Town Center (Peebles, Advance Auto Parts, ABC, Roma's Restaurant, Bank of Essex) in the area immediately in the vicinity of Roma's Italian Restaurant. There will be shuttle bus to RivahFest from this shopping center on a continuous service between 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. If you have any questions about handicap access to RivahFest, please contact the Logistics chairman Phil Stinchcombe email@example.com