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Date: July 10, 2012
Contact: Jim Meisner Jr., DCR Public Relations Specialist, (804) 786-8442,

James River State Park to host summer festival Saturday, July 21

RICHMOND, VA - James River State Park, in Buckingham County, will host a summer festival featuring a canoe and kayak race Saturday, July 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Other activities include bateau rides, a kids fishing derby, food, music, a bounce house, a duck race, artisans, exhibitions, water-gun competitions, contests with prizes and more.

General admission is free, but the normal $3 parking fee applies. Some activities have an additional entry fee or charge.

The day is sponsored by Friends of James River State Park and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fishery K-9 Unit.

The summer festival will be canceled in the event of rain.

For more information contact James River State Park at 434-933-4355. The park is located at 104 Green Hill Drive, Gladstone, Va.

The award-winning Virginia State Parks are managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.

For more information about Virginia State Parks activities and amenities or to make a reservation for one of the more than 1,800 campsites or 300 climate-controlled cabins, call the Virginia State Parks Reservation Center at 800-933-PARK or visit

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