Watermelon Park Fest!
River and Roots Festival!

River and Roots Fest 2014, June 27-28 Will be held at Watermelon Park Campground in Berryville Va.
The River and Roots festival is a celebration of the wonderful gifts the Shenandoah River has given us. It has influenced our recreation and culture for many generations. It is our hope that we can highlight the many ways in which everyone can enjoy the river and our rural heritage while helping to ensure it is alive and well for many generations to come....

Tickets on sale now

River and Roots Fest 2014, June 27-28 RV sites weekend tickets and day tickets on sale now at Earlybird prices. Gate prices will start June 1st or sooner if item sells out. CLICK HERE TO BUY.

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. Join Zach Lester (Tree and Leaf Farm), Buddy Dunlop (Capon Crossing Farm) Forrest Prichard (Smith Meadows) and Molly Kroiz (Georges Mill Farm) as they talk about what they do, sell their delicious meats and vegetables, and share a story or a tune, or even show you how to make cheese. 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. More info on our Workshops Page.

Capon Crossing Farm

Tree and Leaf

Smith Meadows

Georges Mill Farm

Friday 1-4 pm Dance Tent

Tubes, Canoes, and Kayaks for rent.

The camp store will be renting tubes ect. all week long at this years festival, or you can bring your're own. Find out about tube rentals here.

River Programs

"River and Roots Educational Boat Float" Saturday June 28th Join Joshua Bearman on the river for an educational float from the put in at Lockes Landing, down to Watermelon Park. Josh will be stopping to look at wildlife, and land use, anddiscussing watershed dynamics, etc. There will also be a water testing station down by the rapids, with chemical tests, as well as the much more fun kick-seining for macro invertebrates.   Participants can bring their own tube or canoe, or rent them from the park store. Participants should have a festival ticket but there is no extra charge to join. All participants should meet at Lockes Landing on Saturday June 28th at noon with their canoe, tube, or kayak. More info on our Workshops Page.

Saturday Noon- 2 pm starting at Lockes Landing and returning to the park.

Food Workshops

Georges Mill Farm Cheesemaking Demonstration Join Molly Kroiz of Georges Mill Farm for a demonstration of cheesemaking. She will show you how to make mozzarella cheese- an easy cheese for beginners that you can make in your own kitchen! Georges Mill Farm is a small historic, family farm in Lovettsville, VA. Molly & Sam Kroiz make artisanal goat cheeses with milk from their herd of alpine dairy goats, host farm dinners, and teach cheesemaking classes. Their cheeses can be found in their farm store, at the Leesburg Farmers Market, and in several local restaurants. More info on our Workshops Page.

Friday 1-2 pm Dance Tent

Music Workshops

Piedmont/ragtime guitar styles Mary Flower In this workshop Mary will honor the masters who played this great feel good, fingerpicking guitar style. She might demonstrate a little Rev. Gary Davis, Mississippi John Hurt and a little of her own music. These players had a "band in the hand" approach, where the right hand simultaneously picked the melody, rhythm and alternating bass. Mary is an experienced teacher and touring musician who has nine CDs and 7 instructional DVDs to her name. Twice a Blues Music Award nominee and a finalist at the International Fingerpicking Competition, find out more at: www.maryflower.com There are few musicians in the genre bringing as much creative spark and low-key mojo to this century-old music. More info on our Workshops Page.

Saturday 1-2 pm Dance Tent

Jen Stone Yoga

Yoga We are excited that Jen Stone will be sharing her Yoga with us this year. The Picture below is of Jen giving a Yoga class at Watermelon Park Fest 2013. Jen Stone Yoga page

Saturday 3-4 pm by the river near the concert area