2020 Pee Dee Shad Roe-deo

Mark your calendar! We’ll be holding the Second Annual Pee Dee Shad Roe-deo presented by Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd on March 28, 2020. The event is held with the assistance of Pee Dee Land Trust.

The inaugural event in 2019 featured shad planked around an open fire, poached shad, and roe with scrambled chicken eggs. Fish House Punch, a favorite of our Founding Fathers, was a real hit. Desserts included George Washington’s favorite currant bread, following a recipe passed down by Mary Washington.

Dr. David Shields from USC, a food historian, spoke about the crucial role shad played in colonial times. Traditional methods of wood carving, blacksmithing, and weaving were demonstrated. A select silent auction included pottery created by Sasha Federer, night sky photography by Christopher Neal, and handcrafted items.

The proceeds from the Pee Dee Shad Roe-deo are used to build platform campsites along the SC Revolutionary Rivers Trail on Lynches Scenic River.


2019 Pee Dee Shad Roe-deo

Saturday March 23rd, 2019 – Pee Dee Shad Roe-deo

Don’t miss the inaugural Pee Dee Shad Roe-deo at Venters Landing in Johnsonville, featuring dishes made with fresh shad and roe, southern eats, local brews, live music, cooking demonstrations, and lively history lessons alongside the river. Tickets are $75 per person and include a commemorative fishing hook bracelet. All proceeds benefit Friends of the Revolutionary Rivers to build platform campsites along the SC Revolutionary Rivers National Recreation Trail. To purchase tickets or for more information, please call 843-664-0330.



2017 GoPaddleSC Paddle Fest

Sunday, July 30th 2017 paddlers turned out for the First Annual Paddle Fest held at Odell Venters Landing in Johnsonville, SC. Check out our photo gallery.


GoPaddle July 30th

To celebrate July as SC Paddle Month, the Friends of Revolutionary Rivers are hosting a fundraiser paddling event at Venters Landing in Johnsonville. There are opportunities to go on a swamp exploration, or just to casually paddle at the landing. Water games at the landing include water wars and water pong.