Event was held October 5, 2019.

River Rat Beer & Music Festival

The Galipolis DRP is proud to present the first ever River Rat Beer and Music Festival. The festival takes place in the scenic and historic Gallipolis City park, which overlooks the mighty Ohio River.

Live Music

Enjoy live music from bands like:

  • Ghost of Paul Revere
  • Ona
  • Arlo McKinley and the Lonesome Sound
  • Justin Wells
  • Sierra Ferrell
  • Maggie
  • Angela Perley
  • Hebdo
  • Chris and Jenn Shouse
  • Niles Elliott
  • Devin Henry

Beer from Local Breweries

Taste beer from local beweries, such as:

  • Maple Lawn Brewery
  • Jackie-O’s
  • Sixth Sense Brewing Company
  • Little Fish Brewing Company

Here Ye, Here Ye!

The festival takes place in the scenic and historic Gallipolis City park, which overlooks the mighty Ohio River. Attendees of the festival will experience a day full of talent as breweries, musical artists, and artisans from the surrounding area are showcased during the event. Attendees 21 years of age and older will have the opportunity to purchase beer from the breweries present at the festival. Food trucks will be present at this event offering a variety of unique dishes. Attendees under the age of 21, and those who would prefer not to drink, will still get to enjoy music from various artists and browse the crafts of talented artisans.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
There are no minimum age requirements to enter the event. However, if you are interested in purchasing beer during the event you will need to have your ID to be able to do so.
Do I have to purchase tickets for my children?
Children ages 10 and under are allowed into the event for free. Please bring paperwork to verify your child’s age. Anyone over the age of 10 is required to have a ticket.
What are my parking options for the event?
There are a number of public parking locations in Downtown Gallipolis that will be available during the event. We do not have event exclusive parking and many prime parking spots will go quickly, we highly recommend arriving early to get a prime parking spot.
What are my transportation options for getting to and from the event?
Transportation from the event to hotels/camp grounds will be provided (subject to change based on external factors).
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Feel free to contact us by sending an email to info@riverratfestival.com
What's the refund policy?
Refunds are not allowed under any circumstances.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You need your ticket to enter the event. However, the ticket does not need to be printed. You can display the confirmation email on your phone or use the Eventbrite app as a way to present your tickets at the gate. Printed tickets are acceptable as well.
Where do the proceeds from the event go?
All proceeds from the event will go to the DRP (Downtown Revitilization Project). The DRP is a non-profit organization that seeks to breathe new life into downtown Gallipolis and facilitate continued growth in the downtown area. Proceeds from the event will help the DRP fund future businesses and organize other events like this.