Riverfest Guide

Where do I get samples of the barbecue?
This is perhaps our most asked question. Unfortunately because of food safety regulations, the pro and backyard teams are not allowed to sell or give out food samples to the general public. There will be several vendors selling a variety of barbecue and other festival foods during Riverfest, so you can still get your barbecue fix.

How do I get there?
Riverfest is held at Ingalls Harbor in Decatur, AL. Ingalls Harbor is located on Highway 20 just past the historic downtown area. Get directions from Google maps.

Where do I park?
There is parking on-site at Ingalls Harbor. Parking attendants will help you when you arrive. We are expecting very large crowds on Friday and Saturday night this year.

Will there be things for kids to do?
There will be a kids area that will be open on Friday and Saturday from the morning through dusk. There will be several inflatables, face painting, Lowes Kids Kits, and games. Remember, kids 10 and under are free!

What can I bring into the park?
You are allowed to bring a chair, small umbrellas, and blankets. You are not allowed to bring in outside food or drinks.

Where can I stay?
The official Riverfest hotel is DoubleTree by Hilton! Be sure to ask for the special Riverfest pricing! For other hotel options, visit the Decatur-Morgan County CVB website.