James River Batteaux at Wingina on the James River. 4PM to 10PM. This year there will be no official public launch party at Percivals Island in Lynchburg and no festival activities in Scottsville. The Batteau crews will make their journey from Lynchburg to Richmond stopping at their traditional stops. Minimal facilities will be available for participants. Visit our website for additional information. The Batteau Festival is an eight day flat boat journey from Lynchburg to near Richmond in the tradition of the Batteau which once carried goods and passengers in Early America. Batteaux crew will be attired in period costume. The batteaux will pull into the Game Commission landing at the James River Bridge on Route 56 in Wingina. 434-420-4428.