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Mix it up!

You can come to the New River Gorge for some adventure. And then you can come for some adventure and a big celebration. We have them all year long. The only question is this:

Which ones will you come to?

Seasonal Events

Since we have 4 distinct seasons here in the gorge, we feel the need to celebrate. A lot. Our events aren’t always tied to a season, but the weather around here is so distinctly awesome, they might as well be.

Spring is renewal, getting outside, and doing what we love best: enjoying the gorge. Summer is an invitation for everyone to come up and enjoy (and we’re within a day’s drive of 50% of the population). Fall doesn’t get much better than the New River Gorge. When the leaves turn, it’s time to celebrate again. Maybe that’s why we host West Virginia’s biggest one day festival.

Bridge Day

Bridge Day is the largest extreme sports event in the world. It’s amazing. Trust us.

Bridge Day is held on the third Saturday in October every year in Fayetteville, West Virginia. Hundreds of BASE jumpers and nearly 100,000 spectators are expected to attend this year’s Bridge Day. The New River Gorge Bridge is 876′ tall and the world’s second longest single arch bridge.

Who wouldn’t want to see someone jump off it?

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January 2017

NRG 100 Mile Challenge Continues in 2017

January 1 - December 31

All can take part in this on-going hiking challenge in local national parks. Celebrate parks and health in the National Parks of Southern West Virginia with the continuation of the New River Gorge National River 100 Mile Challenge. This program started in 2016 as a way to celebrate the 100thanniversary of the National Park Service, but it has grown into something more! The program’s success is inspiring more and more people to get out and explore parks. This challenge is…

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June 2017

Canyon Rim Visitor Center – Temporary Closures

June 14 - September 30
Canyon Rim Visitor Center, Lansing, WV 25862, USA
Lansing, WV 25862 United States
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Improvements Coming to Boardwalk and Viewing Decks at Canyon Rim Visitor Center -  Temporary Closures in Place This Summer   Lansing, WV – The National Park Service (NPS) has received funds to replace the boardwalk system at Canyon Rim Visitor Center in New River Gorge National River. The boardwalk and associated viewing decks are relatively easily accessible from the parking lot and offer scenic views of the iconic New River Gorge Bridge, as well as views into the river gorge…

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September 2017

2017 Hidden History Photo Contest Exhibit Opens at Tamarack

September 1 - September 29
Tamarack “The Best of WV”, Tamarack, 1 Tamarack Park, Beckley, WV 25801, USA
Beckley, WV 25801 United States
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See the exhibit of the winning entries to the 2017 Hidden History Photo Contest now at Tamarack. With forty-seven heritage-based images on display, this annual contest provides an opportunity for West Virginia amateur adult and youth photographers to capture hidden and not-so-hidden elements of southern West Virginia’s heritage. “This contest gives participants a chance to share their love of history through the lens of a camera,” says Jodi French-Burr, National Park Service Park Ranger and co-coordinator of this contest. “The…

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2017 Hidden History Weekend

September 22 - September 24
New River Gorge National Park, Visitor Center Road, Lansing, WV 25862, USA
Lansing, WV 25862 United States
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2017 Hidden History Weekend is just around the corner, so mark your calendars. This year's celebration of southern West Virginia heritage features guided hikes, town tours, living history performances, music, and more. Explore the region with the new African American Driving Tour too. See this year's event schedule at   History is made every day. Enjoy this celebration of heritage in our parks and communities!

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Country Roads Festival

September 23 - September 24
Hawk’s Nest State Park, Ansted, WV 25812, USA
Ansted, WV 25812 United States
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Enjoy arts & crafts, music and great food at Hawks Nest State Park.

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October 2017

Nightmare on the Gorge @ ACE Adventure Resort

October 13 - October 27
Ace Adventure Resort, Minden, WV 25901, USA
Minden, WV 25901 United States
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The Mad Butcher is coming back to the New River Gorge this fall. Dare to explore old abandoned buildings and dark corners of an adventure resort hidden in the woods. Campers and hikers have seen things here that will make your bones turn cold. Be careful not to stir the shadows, or creatures lurking in them. You never know who or what’s watching… maybe what’s left of those people who never checked out… maybe the thing that keeps them here.…

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14th Annual Video Boater Challenge

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Historic Fayette Theater, 115 South Court Street, Fayetteville, WV 25840, USA
Fayetteville, WV 25840 United States
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Historic Fayette Theatre

The world's greatest Video Boaters will gather at the Historic Fayette Theater to present their best footage to a rowdy audience of river and outdoor enthusiasts. Comedy, carnage, and kayaking, the VBC is the premier whitewater film festival that celebrates the art of Videoboating. Be there!!!

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Bridge Jam 2017

October 20 - October 21
Cascade Festival Grounds on the Gaines Estate, 225 West Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, WV 25840, USA
Fayetteville, WV 25840 United States
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Bridge Jam is the perfect complement to your Bridge Day® experience. Round out your weekend with this two-day music festival held on the Cascade Festival Grounds at the former Gaines Estate (225 W. Maple Ave.) in downtown Fayetteville and feel good knowing a portion of the proceeds help local charities. Festival grounds will open Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. with music running from 7:00 PM to MIDNIGHT, then again on Saturday at 1:30 pm with music running from 2:30 PM to MIDNIGHT. Enjoy great country, bluegrass…

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Taste of Bridge Day

October 20 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Adventures on the Gorge, Ames Heights Road, Lansing, WV 25862, USA
Lansing, WV 25862 United States
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The Taste of Bridge Day is free to attend with food samples ranging from $1.00 to a maximum of $7.00. All tickets are sold in increments of $10. Tickets can be purchased in advance through the Bridge Jam website, at the Fayetteville United Bank location, the Fayette County Chamber office or at the gate the night of the event.

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38th Annual Official Bridge Day

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fayette County Chamber of Commerce, 310 Oyler Ave, Oak Hill, WV 25901, USA
Oak Hill, WV 25901 United States
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Every year on the third Saturday in October the New River Gorge Bridge closes to traffic and opens to attitude! BASE jumpers, rappellers, vendors and spectators share the excitement, the spectacle, the experience of Bridge Day! Come be a part of it. Big Bridge, Big Adventure, Bridge Day!

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2017 Destination Oak Hill Movie Night Showings

October 28

2017 Movie Night Showings! May 20     BFG (Big Friendly Giant) May 27     Finding Dory June 3       Kid Quest Fun Day & Beauty & The Beast June 9th    Air Force Rhythm in Blue Jazz Band June 10     Star Wars Rogue One June 17     Space Jam June 24     Alice in Wonderland July 1         National Treasure July 8         Captain America July 15       Sing July 22       Charleston Metro…

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Lively Amphitheater Pumpkin Festival

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lively Family Amphitheatre, Oak Hill, WV, USA
Oak Hill, WV United States
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October 28th from 7pm - 9pm Lighting of the Lewis Pumpkin House at dark Trick or Treat at 7pm Halloween Movie at 8pm The Lively Family Amphitheater would like to invite you to our annual Pumpkin Festival again this year. The festivities will be from 7-9pm on Saturday, October 28th.We are asking all local businesses/organizations to come out and participate in the celebration!  We will have the lighting of the Lewis Pumpkin House at dark, Trick or Treat at 7pm, and a Halloween Movie…

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