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New River Gorge Area Events

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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November 2017

WINTER CABIN SALE at River Expeditions

November 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018
River Expeditions, 900 Broadway Ave
Oak Hill, WV 25901 United States
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SAVE 50% ON LUXURY CABIN RENTALS, PLUS GET THE 4TH CONSECUTIVE NIGHT FREE; NOVEMBER 1 - MARCH 31.

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January 2018

Winter Events at Adventures on the Gorge

January 1 - March 17
Adventures on the Gorge, Ames Heights Road, Lansing, WV 25862, USA
Lansing, WV 25862 United States
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January 19-20 Super VS Villains Mystery Dinner Date - Friday-Saturday, January 19-20, 2018 Time - 6:30 pm Cash Bar Opens - 7:00 pm Dinner Location - Smokey’s Cost - $39.95 Adults *Plus tax and gratuity Type of Service -Themed food stationed appetizers with superhero game of clue   January 26 Italian Wines and Food Pairing Date - Friday, January 26, 2018 Time - 7pm-9pm Location - Smokey’s Cost - $75 Adults only *Plus tax and gratuity Type of Service -…

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February 2018

Epic Escape Game NRG Valentine’s Special

February 1 - February 28
Epic Escape New River Gorge, 151 N Court St, Fayetteville, WV 25840, USA
Fayetteville, WV 25840 United States
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Love is real, real is love - John Lennon. But can your love endure 60 minutes of an escape game challenge??? Enter promo code "Love" for 15% savings for the month of February. Contact us for more information at email or 304-574-0137

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Winter Events at Adventures on the Gorge

February 23 - February 24
Adventures on the Gorge, Ames Heights Road, Lansing, WV 25862, USA
Lansing, WV 25862 United States
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February 23-24 Sierra Nevada, Smooth Ambler Date - Friday-Saturday, February 23-24, 2018 Time - 6:30 pm Cash Bar Opens - 7:00 pm Dinner Location - Smokey’s Cost - $39.95 Adults *Plus tax and gratuity Type of Service - Family Style Setting with Coursed Meal   March 9-10 Steampunk Murder Mystery Date - Friday-Saturday, March 9-10, 2018 Time - 6:30 pm Cash Bar Opens - 7:00 pm Dinner Location - Smokey’s Cost - $39.95 Adults *Plus tax and gratuity Type of…

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March 2018

Winter Events at Adventures on the Gorge

March 9 - March 10
Adventures on the Gorge, Ames Heights Road, Lansing, WV 25862, USA
Lansing, WV 25862 United States
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March 9-10 Steampunk Murder Mystery Date - Friday-Saturday, March 9-10, 2018 Time - 6:30 pm Cash Bar Opens - 7:00 pm Dinner Location - Smokey’s Cost - $39.95 Adults *Plus tax and gratuity Type of Service -Themed food stationed appetizers with Steampunk Murder Mystery game of clue   March 17 St. Patrick's Day Date - Saturday, March 17, 2018 Time - 12pm-9pm Location - Chetty’s Pub Cost - $8-$22 *Plus tax and gratuity Type of Service - Irish themed features…

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Winter Events at Adventures on the Gorge

March 17 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Adventures on the Gorge, Ames Heights Road, Lansing, WV 25862, USA
Lansing, WV 25862 United States
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March 17 St. Patrick's Day Date - Saturday, March 17, 2018 Time - 12pm-9pm Location - Chetty’s Pub Cost - $8-$22 *Plus tax and gratuity Type of Service - Irish themed features at Chetty’s Pub   CHETTY’S PUB: Beginning October 16 Monday:              4:00pm - 9:00pm Tuesday:              Closed Wednesday:      Closed Thursday:            Closed Friday:                  4:00pm - 9:00pm Saturday:             9:00am - 9:00pm Sunday:            9:00am - 9:00pm   Beginning October 23 Mondays- Wing Night Fridays- Trivia Night Saturdays-…

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April 2018

Annual New River Gorge Wildflower Weekend

April 27 - April 29
New River Gorge National Park, Visitor Center Road, Lansing, WV 25862, USA
Lansing, WV 25862 United States
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Celebrate Spring in Appalachia at the Eleventh Annual New River Gorge Wildflower Weekend  Join us for ranger-guided programs in local National and State Park sites! More 2018 info TBA. 

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New River Birding & Nature Festival

April 30 - May 5
Hummingbird WV

Since 2002, the annual New River Birding & Nature Festival takes place in and around the New River Gorge National River in the heart of the upland, hardwood forests that Cornell Lab of Ornithology identified as a crucial stopover habitat for the continued survival of species such as Golden-winged, Blue-winged, and Swainson's Warbler, as well as the Scarlet Tanager. This bird and nature watching festival highlights more than 100 bird species on a variety of birding tours. A friendly birding vacation for…

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May 2018

Wonderland Mountain Challenge 2018

May 26
Ace Adventure Resort, Minden, WV 25901, USA
Minden, WV 25901 United States
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Join ACE for a demanding trail run through the beautiful mountains in West Virginia on Memorial Day weekend. Choose between a half-marathon, 10K run, or a 5 mile walk. These distinctive race routes will take racers through the New River Gorge past scenic rock outcrops, cascading streams and abandoned coal mines. After grabbing your medal at the finish line a burrito buffet awaits to tame the appetite you have developed. Cash prizes will be awarded to top finishers, plus you get bragging…

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Mountain Music Festival 2018

May 31 - June 2
Ace Adventure Resort, Minden, WV 25901, USA
Minden, WV 25901 United States
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Get ready for the 5th year of West Virginia’s best music festival at ACE Adventure Resort! Featuring over 25 bands including Umphrey's McGee, Big Something, Perpetual Groove, The Kind Thieves and more on a beautiful mountaintop stage. Plus food, vendors, visual artists, workshops, camping, and adventures in the New River Gorge. This is Appalachia’s destination music festival featuring outdoor adventure paired with your favorite music! www.MountainMusicFestWV.com

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June 2018

White Oak Rail Trail Expo 2018

June 2
White Oak Rail Trail, Oak Hill, WV, USA
Oak Hill, WV United States
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White Oak Rail Trail Expo

180 craft and food vendors, music and give-a-ways all along the White Oak Trail in Oak Hill.

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2018 Ansted Hometown Heritage Festival

June 15 - June 17

An annual festival held every 3rd weekend in June in Ansted WV! Activities include Coal Shoveling contest, Hometown 5-K Run, Flea Market, Kids Carnival, Heritage Demonstrations, Chain Saw Artist, Horse Shoe Pitching Contest, Memorabilia Displays, Arts & Crafts Vendor Booths, and more. Please click here for application, rules and regulations

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2018 New River Gorge Sports and Cars Fest

June 20 - June 24

2018 New River Gorge Sports Fest and Car Show Wednesday, June 20 7:00 P.M. Parade featuring car show participants, lined up newest to oldest. Starts in Fayetteville and will likely process down Route 16 ending at the Lively Amphitheater in Oak Hill Thursday, June 21 8:00 A.M. – Noon Junior Fishing Tournament at Fayette Park in Beckwith followed by cookout for participants 4:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. Car Show, Main Street Oak Hill 7:30 P.M. – when the fun stops:…

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Gritty Chix Mud Run 2018

June 23
Ace Adventure Resort, Minden, WV 25901, USA
Minden, WV 25901 United States
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The largest mud run in West Virginia! Have fun and test your own limits in the time and space you're comfortable with, while gettin' as Gritty as you wanna be on an un-timed 5k Tenacious Trail or 1 Moxie Mile fun run and mud obstacle course designed for excitement, fun, and laughter. Walk, sprint, skip, jog or dance through trails, over walls, through tubes, and mud pits with names like Commando Crawl, Over-Under Logs, Slickey Slide, and more! Wear anything you feel comfortable in. A bikini,…

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July 2018

Big Air Blob Competition

July 7
Ace Adventure Resort, Minden, WV 25901, USA
Minden, WV 25901 United States
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Gather at Wonderland Water Park for the 8th Annual Big Air Blob Competition. Fireworks won’t be the only thing rocketing skyward on Independence Day. Teams of two will compete for the most outrageous blob of the day. Judges will score up to 10 points per blob based on form, height or just sheer craziness. Prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners! When you check-in be sure to ask for details at the ACE Welcome Center. IT’S FREE TO THOSE PLAYING AT THE WATER PARK ON JULY 7th! https://aceraft.com/event/big-air-blob-competition-2/

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Thurmond Train Day 2018

July 21
Thurmond, WV, Thurmond, WV, USA
Thurmond, WV United States
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August 2018

Captain Thurmond’s Challenge (Triathlon)

August 4 - August 5
Thurmond, WV, Thurmond, WV, USA
Thurmond, WV United States
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A multi-sport off road race including mountain biking, kayaking, and trail running. Leaving from down town Fayetteville, WV and leading you on an amazing loop through the New River Gorge utilizing all the great outdoor opportunities that the area has to offer.

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New River Gorgeous Trail Run

August 5
Ace Adventure Resort, Minden, WV 25901, USA
Minden, WV 25901 United States
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Join ACE Adventure Resort for the 17th Annual New River Gorge-ous Trail Run & Walk. Choose between three race options including a half-marathon, 8.5 mile run, or a 5 mile walk. All the courses wander through deep hardwood forests and offer spectacular views of the New River and the historic town of Thurmond. And yes, prizes are awarded. https://aceraft.com/event/new-river-gorgeous-trail-run-2/

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Captain Thurmond’s Family Triathlon

August 5
Thurmond, WV, Thurmond, WV, USA
Thurmond, WV United States
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Beginner friendly family triathlon held in the heart of the New River gorge. Make memories with your family as you bike, paddle, and run.

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September 2018

20th Annual Oak Leaf Festival

September 1 - September 3
Main Street Oak Hill WV Oak Hill, WV United States + Google Map

Enjoy the celebration of Fall with vendors, crafts, quilts, music and more! www.oakleaffestival.com

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Hank Williams Tribute & Beer Festival

September 22
Lively Family Amphitheatre, Oak Hill, WV, USA
Oak Hill, WV United States
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Entertainment: 5-6PM Taylor Willis: 6-8PM John Lilly Craft beers, Car Cruise in

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Country Roads Festival 2018

September 22 - September 23
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 2018

Nightmare on the Gorge at ACE Adventure Resort

October 12 - October 13
Ace Adventure Resort, Minden, WV 25901, USA
Minden, WV 25901 United States
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October 12/13, 19/20, 26/27, 2018 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…

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Nightmare on the Gorge at ACE Adventure Resort

October 19 - October 20
Ace Adventure Resort, Minden, WV 25901, USA
Minden, WV 25901 United States
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October 12/13, 19/20, 26/27, 2018 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…

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39th Annual Official Bridge Day

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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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Into the Gorge Tours 2018

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Back again for 2018, there are spaces available to ride a shuttle bus into the New River Gorge to watch the BASE jumpers and rappelling. Tickets are $25/person and reservations are a must. To reserve a seat call the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce at 304-465-5617.

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Nightmare on the Gorge at ACE Adventure Resort

October 26 - October 27
Ace Adventure Resort, Minden, WV 25901, USA
Minden, WV 25901 United States
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October 12/13, 19/20, 26/27, 2018 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…

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Lively Amphitheater Pumpkin Festival

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lively Family Amphitheatre, Oak Hill, WV, USA
Oak Hill, WV United States
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October 27th from 7pm - 9pm Lighting of the Lewis Pumpkin House at dark Trick or Treat at TBA Halloween Movie at TBA 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 27th.

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