Watermelon Park Fest!
Tickets on sale now!

River and Roots Fest 2016, June 24-26 Tickets on sale now! To get the info. first, sign up for our Monthly Newsletter.

River and Roots Festival at Watermelon Park Campground Check it out!
New this year...Fiddle Camp!

Fiddle Music Camp - River and Roots 2016 - This year at River and Roots Festival we will be featuring a Fiddle Music Camp on Tuesday 6/21/16 thru Friday from 1 pm thru 4 pm each day, Friday will be 1-2 pm. This camp is for all ages and all levels. Students should come with a working fiddle and a way to record (most smart phones have a record app). Tuition is $100 for all 4 days and does not include the early arrival festival ticket (some day parking will be available for day tripers) Or call 540-955-1621 for questions. More info.

River and Roots Festival at Watermelon Park Campground

We are so excited about the 3rd annual River and Roots Festival at Watermelon Park Campground this year! Here is some of what is happening..

Check out all the Bands


Feed the Festival Farmers Market

Local Farmers Market Stock up for the Festival Friday afternoon at our on-site Farmers Market! We will be having four of the best local farmers selling you meats and vegetables for grilling. Do your weekend festival food shopping here folks, for the highest quality meats and veggies. Learn about your local farmers and be a part of the solution.

Tubing and River fun.

The Festival is held on the banks of the Shenandoah River.

2015 River and Roots award raises $3500 to support the Shenandoah River Keeper

River and Roots Festival is proud to announce the we were able to raise $3500 this year for the Shenandoah River Keeper. Next year the Friends of the Shenandoah will be the recipients of the River and Roots award after recieving the most patron support at this years Festival. Thanks to Jason Dengler at Wildwood Landscape and Tony Furioso for sponsoring the Recycling, Jon Lohman and the Virginia Folklife Program for sponsoring the White Top Mountain Band, and Chip Schutte for sponsoring the Guitar Week teacher All-Stars. And thanks to the Piedmont Environmental Council, and The Downstream Project.