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River Revelry--A Biodiversity Bash

The best end-of-summer party on the planet!

Raft Race, BBQ Battle, Auctions, and FUN Converge at River Revelry 


River Revelry--A Biodiversity Bash has historically included about as many events as the Upper Coosa has endemic aquatic species (30, for the record). River Revelry 2014 carries on that tradition. This year River Revelry will serve as a "confluence" for multiple events that will converge on Heritage Park for what's sure to be a rip-roaring good time Saturday, Aug. 23, from 6-11 p.m.. The Blue Sky Outfitter Recycled Raft Race will float down the Oostanaula;  Throw in live music all night from Jerry on the Moon, silent and live auctions, boat rides on the river, beer from New Belgium Brewing Co., wine from Barefoot Wines & Bubbly and, of course, some of the best barbecue in the Coosa River Basin and you have the best end-of-summer party on the planet. Scroll down to learn more. Purchase your tickets now online! 


King and Queen of River Revelry

Vote for your favorite couple and help us crown the King and Queen of River Revelry!! 
sarah and amos

Barbecue Battle


The barbecue is the centerpiece of River Revelry as local restaurants and backyard barbecuers compete for the title of "Best Barbecue in the Coosa River Basin." $500 in cash awards will be distributed in restaurant and backyard barbecue divisions. There is no entry fee to compete; just donate your delectable barbecue for River Revelry patrons to enjoy. A panel of certified barbecue judges will designate the winners and patrons will vote on the People's Choice award. 


Interested in participating: E-mail Shira Kerce at or download a 2014 Entry Form here

Check back here periodically! Contestants will be added as we receive registration forms and confirmations.

Blue Sky Outfitter Recycled Raft Race

Raft Race

Last year, our raft race participants pulled out all the stops and anything that could float made its way down the Oostanaula much to the delight of River Revelers who enjoyed the "race" to the finish line at Heritage Park. Merchandise and gift certificates from Blue Sky Outfitter will be given to in the following categories: 2nd Loser (2nd place finisher), Best Engineered, Most Original, Most Colorful, Most Oddly Shaped, and Most Enthusiastuc. 

Cost: ABSOLUTELY FREE! JUST CREATE A VESSEL AND COME FLOAT!...and you and your crew get discounted River Revelry tickets! $40 for the captain and $30 for each crew member. Form your team and get started building your raft today. Register online NOW! or visit Blue Sky Outfitter in Rome or Cartersville.


New Belgium Brewing Company

New Belgium
New Belgium Brewing Company and Eagle Rock Distributing will once again provide the beer for River Revelry. The Ft. Collins, Colorado-based brewery specializes in Belgian-style brews, and is a leader in environmentally sustainable business practices. You'll be able to choose from several different brews at River Revelry, and you'll even have the opportunity to take home one of the company's specialty cruiser bicycles in the live auction.



Barefoot Wine & Bubbly

Barefoot Wine & Bubbly's passion is making the world a better place through wine and they're back again this year for a second time at River Revelry. The winemakers will provide a fabulous selection of wine for our patrons who prefer grapes to hops.


2014 River Revelry Host Committee

Luke Chaffin & Jeb Arp; Christie & Freddy Boyd; Brooke Brinson; Bill Bryan ;Joe & Cheryl Burch; Blair & Heather Carter; Mike & KJ Carvalho; Joe & Leanne Cook; Elizabeth Davis; Gary Harrell; Matt & Shira Kerce; Chad Johnfroe & Chris Lewis; Nina Lovel; Steven & Lindsey McDowell; Diane Minick; Mason & Ana Rountree; Mike & April Saine; Lillian Shaw; Stephen & Keri Smith; Amos & Sarah Tuck; David & Michelle Tucker; Bryan Mullins & Amy Weaver; Jill Wyse


2014 Moccasinshell Sponsors:


Marglan 2011



V3 Magazine
New Belgium













Blue Sky
Eagle Rocks






The Ridge









Ball Container Jerry on the Moon


 Logperch Sponsors:

Barefoot Wine











Rocksnail Sponsors:

Heritage First Bank

Venue Dog

Fast Printing

Rain Barrel


Dempsey Lord Smith


Hardy Realty

7 Visuals

State Mutual

carvalho & Associates









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