Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Riverfront Canal Cruises Unveils New Halloween Theme, “Camp Kanawha” and a FREE Pumpkin Patch October 25-26, 2019

Growing bigger and better over two fun days!

RICHMOND, VA – Riverfront Canal Cruises is doing Halloween bigger and better than ever by bringing you two nights of haunted boat tours on Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26, combined with a new daytime, family-friendly cruise option on Saturday.

“Camp Kanawha” is a special, two-night only, thrills-filled boat ride geared toward those 12 and older. The event, on the historic Kanawha Canal, features haunting tales from Richmond’s past along with frightening scenes of a summer camping trip gone wrong! This haunted campsite turned gruesome graveyard will be a nightmare come to life in our 20-minute tours. Canal boats leave every half hour (on the hour and the half hour) from 5-9 p.m., with the last boats departing at 8:30 p.m. both nights. Recommended ages for the Camp Kanawha Halloween cruises are 12 and up. Tickets for the evening Camp Kanawha cruises are $8, and we recommend that tickets are purchased online, in advance.

Children under the age of 12 will enjoy our family-friendly cruise option on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., suitable for all ages. Those attending the daytime cruises can also enjoy Shockoe Slip RVA’s Pumpkin Festival, featuring trolley hay rides, with pick-up and drop-off points at the Turning Basin, along with a pumpkin patch offering FREE pumpkins courtesy of Venture Richmond on a first-come, first-served basis (limited quantity available, only one pumpkin per person). Tickets may be purchased in advance on our website starting Tuesday, Sept. 17. Tickets for family-friendly rides, prior to 5 p.m. are $10 for Adults and $6 for Seniors and Kids (5-12 years old). Children 4 and under ride for free.

Boats depart from the canal’s Turning Basin at 14th and Dock Streets in downtown Richmond. All tickets may be purchased at

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Riverfront Canal Cruises, LLC, is a subsidiary of Venture Richmond, Inc.


Venture Richmond is a non-profit organization formed to engage business and community leaders in partnering with the City to enhance the vitality of the community, particularly Downtown, through economic development, marketing, promotion, advocacy and events. Venture Richmond provides enhanced services for both the Downtown and Riverfront including the Clean & Safe program, beautification and landscaping projects and management and maintenance of Brown’s Island, the Canal Walk and Belle Isle parking lot. Venture Richmond Events, LLC produces Friday Cheers, the 2nd Street Festival, the Richmond Folk Festival, and partners with Sports Backers to produce Dominion Energy Riverrock. Both Venture Richmond Events, LLC, and Riverfront Canal Cruises, LLC, are subsidiaries of Venture Richmond, Inc. For more information visit

Venture Richmond, 200 S. Third Street, Richmond, VA 23219.

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