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12th Annual River Fest Singer/ Songwriter Contest

March 9 @ 8:00 am - March 24 @ 8:00 pm

The 12th Annual RiverFest will be held throughout March 2024. RiverFest offers two guided Plant Hikes along the Santa Fe River, a ‘Springs Hop” paddle, and culminates in the annual Song Contest on Sunday March 24th at Rum 138, 2070 Southwest County Road 138, Fort White, Florida. RiverFest event details are available at

RiverFest month begins on March 9th with a guided Plant Hike by Dr. Colette Jacono at a new location, the Santa Fe River Preserve’s South Tract. A second guided Plant Hike will be held March 16th at Little Awesome Preserve. Plus, a Florida Naturalist Guide led ‘Springs Hop’ paddle will be hosted on March 23rd.

Tickets for the RiverFest Song Contest on March 24th are $10 for adults, and free for children under 12. The Plant Hikes are $25 per person. Tickets can be purchased online at Tickets for the Springs Hop Paddle are $60 (includes boat and shuttle) and can be purchased by calling Adventure Outpost at (386) 497-4214 or email

RiverFest aims to raise awareness and funds for educational programs geared at protecting the Santa Fe River, a world-renowned spring-fed waterway that supports a rich biodiversity of plants and animals, as well as provides recreational and economic benefits to the community. The river is facing threats from over-pumping, pollution, and development, which affect its water quality and quantity.

All proceeds from these events go to support the educational programs and projects of Our Santa Fe River, Inc. For more information about the RiverFest, visit website or Facebook page at


March 9 @ 8:00 am
March 24 @ 8:00 pm


Rum 138
2070 SW County Road 138
Ft. White, FL 32038
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