This is a family-friendly event and RiverFest offers lots of fun for kids, too. Face-painters, art supplies, hoola hooping, craft booths and puppies from Brother Wolf. Kids can ride, skate, walk, run, and skip in costume in the Kids Parade, which starts at 1.
A variety of local food trucks will offer vegetarian and meat-loving options. This year food truck food court includes Gypsy Queen, The Lowdown, Melt Your Heart, Pho Ya Belly, as well as Ursa Minor Coffee and the Hop Ice Cream. We have beer from five sponsors this year — Highland Brewing Co. , New Belgium, Asheville Brewing Co., Pisgah and Sierra Nevada.
To ease parking woes, RiverLink will be offering shuttle service from a satellite parking are at 144 Riverside Drive, the property known as The RiverLink Sculpture and Performance Plaza. A map to this property is located here: http://theriverwhisperer.blogspot.com/2012/08/plaza.html.
Volunteers are still needed to make this a fun and successful event! In exchange for their time and hard work, volunteers receive a free t-shirt and a free drink per shift. If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact the RiverLink’s Director of Volunteer Services, Dave Russell, at email@example.com or 252-8474, ext. 11.