Third Wednesday of June. Celebrate our past. The James River and Kanawah Canal were main thoroughfares of commerce. The Batteaus were used to move merchandise from inland Virginia to the port at Richmond. Each year hand-made replicas of the Batteaus with crews dressed in period garb come through Scottsville. A celebration with crafts, arts, music and food is provided while you visit the Batteaus and talk with the crews.