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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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May 2018

2018 Summer Hours NPS Visitor Centers in the Gorge

May 24 - September 3
New River Gorge National Park, Visitor Center Road, Lansing, WV 25862, USA
Lansing, WV 25862 United States
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Canyon Rim Visitor Center in Lansing: open daily 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; starting May 24 this facility will have extended hours on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm  ·         Thurmond Depot Visitor Center in Thurmond: opens May 25, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily

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August 2018

New River Gorgeous Trail Run

August 18
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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Lively Family Amphitheater Events

August 25
Main Street Oak Hill WV Oak Hill, WV United States + Google Map

2018 EVENT SCHEDULE  May 19 - 4-H Dog Show Registration, 1PM June 9 - Gaming Contest, 2PM June 16 - Movie: Trolls, Dusk June 22 - Movie: Hoosiers, Dusk June 23 - NRG Sports Festival & Car Show/Band/Craft Beer 4PM July 14 - Movie: Beauty & The Beast, Dusk July 28 - Movie: Wonder Woman, Dusk August 11 - Movie: Black Panther, Dusk August 25 - Movie: Harry Potter, Dusk August 31 to Sept. 2 - Oak Leaf Festival, TBA…

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Bridge Walk 2018 Special Walks

August 26
Bridge Walk, 57 County Route 85/9, Lansing, WV 25862, USA
Lansing, WV 25862 United States
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Bridge Walk 2018 Special Walks… Guided tours are offered daily except for:  Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, high winds, snow and/or ice preventing access to the catwalk. August 26 Sunday Sturgeon Moon $50, 7:30pm September 3 Monday Labor Day $49 September 9 Sunday Grandparents Day $49, Grandparents fee September 11 Tuesday Patriot Day $49 September 25 Tuesday Harvest Moon $59, 6:30pm September 26 Tuesday Bridge Walk Anniversary, $39 Schedule a tour for your birthday, anniversary, and/or reunion for $50. Tax Included.

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West Virginia Spartan Race Sprint 2018

August 26 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve, 2550 Jack Furst Dr.
Glen Jean, WV 25846 United States
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Summit Bechtel Reserve is widely known for its natural beauty, its unbeatable white-water rafting, and the fact that every four years, its 10,000+ acres of pristine land play host to the National Boy Scouts Jamboree. This year, SBR's rolling hills welcome a different kind of gathering: their first-ever Spartan Race.

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Oak Leaf Festival 2018

August 31 - September 2
Main Street Oak Hill WV Oak Hill, WV United States + Google Map

20th Annual Oak Leaf Festival Saturday, August 11 Oak Leaf Teen, Miss, Ms., and Mrs. Pageant – place to be announced (4:00 p.m.) Sunday, August 12 Oak Leaf Children’s Pageant – place to be announced (2:00 p.m.) Friday, August 31 Sweet Taste of Fayette County – Lewis House Main Street (5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.) Wine Tasting – Café One Ten (6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.) Parade of Lights (Dusk) Hillbilly Inflatables – City Parking Lot (6:00 p.m. – 10: p.m.)…

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Lively Family Amphitheater Events

August 31 - September 2
Main Street Oak Hill WV Oak Hill, WV United States + Google Map

2018 EVENT SCHEDULE  May 19 - 4-H Dog Show Registration, 1PM June 9 - Gaming Contest, 2PM June 16 - Movie: Trolls, Dusk June 22 - Movie: Hoosiers, Dusk June 23 - NRG Sports Festival & Car Show/Band/Craft Beer 4PM July 14 - Movie: Beauty & The Beast, Dusk July 28 - Movie: Wonder Woman, Dusk August 11 - Movie: Black Panther, Dusk August 25 - Movie: Harry Potter, Dusk August 31 to Sept. 2 - Oak Leaf Festival, TBA…

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Fayette County Park 2018 Calendar of Events

August 31 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fayette County Park, 2000 Boardwine Rd
Fayetteville, WV 25840
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September 2018

Fayette County Park 2018 Calendar of Events

September 3
Fayette County Park, 2000 Boardwine Rd
Fayetteville, WV 25840
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Bridge Walk 2018 Special Walks

September 3
Bridge Walk, 57 County Route 85/9, Lansing, WV 25862, USA
Lansing, WV 25862 United States
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Bridge Walk 2018 Special Walks… Guided tours are offered daily except for:  Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, high winds, snow and/or ice preventing access to the catwalk. September 3 Monday Labor Day $49 September 9 Sunday Grandparents Day $49, Grandparents fee September 11 Tuesday Patriot Day $49 September 25 Tuesday Harvest Moon $59, 6:30pm September 26 Tuesday Bridge Walk Anniversary, $39 Schedule a tour for your birthday, anniversary, and/or reunion for $50. Tax Included.

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Whitewater Release Schedule 2018

September 7 - October 21

Army Corp of Engineers Gauley River Release Schedule: Dates Fri Sat Sun Mon Target Flow Sep 7-10 7:00-1:00 6:00-2:00 6:00-2:00 7:00-1:00 2800 cfs Sep 14-17 7:00-1:00 6:00-3:00 6:00-3:00 7:00-2:00 2800 cfs Sep 21-24 7:00-1:00 6:00-2:00 6:00-2:00 7:00-1:00 2800 cfs Sep 28 - Oct 1 7:00-1:00 6:00-2:00 6:00-2:00 7:00-1:00 2800 cfs Oct 5-7 7:00-1:00 6:00-2:00 6:00-2:00 -- 2800 cfs Oct 13-14 -- 6:00-2:00 6:00-2:00 -- 2800 cfs Oct 20-21 -- 6:00-2:00 6:00-2:00 -- 2800 cfs Gauley Fest is scheduled for Sep 13th-16th. An…

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Bridge Walk 2018 Special Walks

September 9
Bridge Walk, 57 County Route 85/9, Lansing, WV 25862, USA
Lansing, WV 25862 United States
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Bridge Walk 2018 Special Walks… Guided tours are offered daily except for:  Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, high winds, snow and/or ice preventing access to the catwalk. September 3 Monday Labor Day $49 September 9 Sunday Grandparents Day $49, Grandparents fee September 11 Tuesday Patriot Day $49 September 25 Tuesday Harvest Moon $59, 6:30pm September 26 Tuesday Bridge Walk Anniversary, $39 Schedule a tour for your birthday, anniversary, and/or reunion for $50. Tax Included.

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Bridge Walk 2018 Special Walks

September 11
Bridge Walk, 57 County Route 85/9, Lansing, WV 25862, USA
Lansing, WV 25862 United States
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Bridge Walk 2018 Special Walks… Guided tours are offered daily except for:  Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, high winds, snow and/or ice preventing access to the catwalk. September 3 Monday Labor Day $49 September 9 Sunday Grandparents Day $49, Grandparents fee September 11 Tuesday Patriot Day $49 September 25 Tuesday Harvest Moon $59, 6:30pm September 26 Tuesday Bridge Walk Anniversary, $39 Schedule a tour for your birthday, anniversary, and/or reunion for $50. Tax Included.

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Mount Hope Jubilee

September 14 - September 15
Mount Hope, WV Mount Hope, WV 25880 United States + Google Map

Friday, September 14th - Alumni Meet & Greet; Street Dance 6 pm - 9 pm Saturday, September 15th - 9:30 am music begins, 10am parade, vendors throughout the day.

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Kirkwood Winery 27th Grape Stomp Festival

September 15 - September 16
Kirkwood Winery, 45 Winery Ln
Summersville, WV 26651 United States
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Join us for the 27th Annual Kirkwood Winery Grape Stomp Festival on Saturday and Sunday, September 15th and 16th, 2018! Under 12 - Free Admission 12 to 20 - $5.00 21 & Over - $15.00 Advanced Tickets $20.00 Day of Event at Gate FREE GLASS & WINE TASTING WITH ADMISSION (21 & OVER ONLY) Tickets can be purchased at First Community Bank in Summersville, United Bank in Summersville or by calling Kirkwood Winery 1-888-498-9463 Performances include: WILL JONES - LONG POINT STRING BAND - SAMMY MURPHY - BAND…

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The Gauley Originals: A 50 Year Anniversary

September 16 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Adventures on the Gorge, Ames Heights Road, Lansing, WV 25862, USA
Lansing, WV 25862 United States
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A Discussion Panel with John Sweet and other members of the 1968 rapid-naming expedition. Featuring Charlie Walbridge as moderator. Dinner and meet-and-greet included $25. In 1968, John Sweet (Sweet's Falls) and a number of his compatriots set out on the then obscure, now world-famous Gauley River in decked canoes and kayaks. The river had seen one previous successful descent, but the soon-to-be storied rapids still lacked names. What followed has become the stuff of whitewater legend. But how much of…

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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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Gauley Bridge Town Celebration

September 22 - September 23

September 22 & 23, 2018 in the Town of Gauley Bridge, WV 25085

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Lively Family Amphitheater Events

September 22
Main Street Oak Hill WV Oak Hill, WV United States + Google Map

2018 EVENT SCHEDULE  May 19 - 4-H Dog Show Registration, 1PM June 9 - Gaming Contest, 2PM June 16 - Movie: Trolls, Dusk June 22 - Movie: Hoosiers, Dusk June 23 - NRG Sports Festival & Car Show/Band/Craft Beer 4PM July 14 - Movie: Beauty & The Beast, Dusk July 28 - Movie: Wonder Woman, Dusk August 11 - Movie: Black Panther, Dusk August 25 - Movie: Harry Potter, Dusk August 31 to Sept. 2 - Oak Leaf Festival, TBA…

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Bridge Walk 2018 Special Walks

September 25
Bridge Walk, 57 County Route 85/9, Lansing, WV 25862, USA
Lansing, WV 25862 United States
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Bridge Walk 2018 Special Walks… Guided tours are offered daily except for:  Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, high winds, snow and/or ice preventing access to the catwalk. September 3 Monday Labor Day $49 September 9 Sunday Grandparents Day $49, Grandparents fee September 11 Tuesday Patriot Day $49 September 25 Tuesday Harvest Moon $59, 6:30pm September 26 Tuesday Bridge Walk Anniversary, $39 Schedule a tour for your birthday, anniversary, and/or reunion for $50. Tax Included.

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Bridge Walk 2018 Special Walks

September 26
Bridge Walk, 57 County Route 85/9, Lansing, WV 25862, USA
Lansing, WV 25862 United States
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Bridge Walk 2018 Special Walks… Guided tours are offered daily except for:  Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, high winds, snow and/or ice preventing access to the catwalk. September 3 Monday Labor Day $49 September 9 Sunday Grandparents Day $49, Grandparents fee September 11 Tuesday Patriot Day $49 September 25 Tuesday Harvest Moon $59, 6:30pm September 26 Tuesday Bridge Walk Anniversary, $39 Schedule a tour for your birthday, anniversary, and/or reunion for $50. Tax Included.

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Adventure Grass Music Festival

September 27 - September 29
ACE Adventure Resort, #1 Concho Rd
Oak Hill, WV 25901 United States
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Party on the mountaintop with The Infamous Stringdusters, Leftover Salmon, Keller Williams, Larry Keel, The Travelin' McCourys, Zach Deputy and more. Come join us for 3 days of world class whitewater rafting, zip lining, waterparks, hiking and good old fashion getting DOWN! Tickets are on sale now!

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Gauley Bridge Town Celebration

September 28 - September 30

Come out and enjoy a weekend of fun by celebrating 40 years of incorporation with the Town of Gauley Bridge! Friday - BINGO, Family Friendly Movie, and Corn Hole Saturday - VEndors, Car Show, Music, Kayak, Raffle, Games, Walk a Thon and Fireworks Sunday - Kayak Race and Gospel Sing

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City of Montgomery Annual Fall Celebration

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
City of Montgomery, 706 3rd Avenue
Montgomery, WV 25136 United States
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The City of Montgomery would like to invite you to participate in our Annual Fall Celebration on Saturday, September 29, 2018. The event will take place on Third Avenue in downtown Montgomery between the hours of 10 am and 8:00 pm. If you are interested in participating in the annual festival, please download and complete an entry form. Forms should be mailed to 706 Third Avenue, Montgomery, WV 25136. Please note on the entry form if you will need electricity for…

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October 2018

Nightmare on the Gorge at ACE Adventure Resort

October 12 - October 27
Ace Adventure Resort, Minden, WV 25901, USA
Minden, WV 25901 United States
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Nightmare in the Gorge Haunted House - Fridays & Saturdays in October beginning October 12th Explore southern West Virginia’s scariest haunted house attraction, Nightmare in the Gorge, at ACE Adventure Resort in Oak Hill, WV. The Mad Butcher and his friends are coming back to the New River Gorge this fall for more terrifying thrills inside the Warehouse of Terror. New for 2018 the Devil’s Mine Shaft will take you deep into the depths of your darkest fears. Experience BOTH haunted attractions for…

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Babcock Sticks & Stones 15K

October 13
Babcock State Park, Route 41, 15 minutes east of the U.S. 19 and Route 60 intersection WV United States + Google Map

Join us for another amazing trail run at Babcock! A point to point course, incredible single track with waterfalls, cliffs, rhodo tunnels, bridges, the Gristmill and beautiful fall colors finishing at the overlook for Mann's Creek Gorge. It's almost heaven - http://sticksandstonesrun.com/

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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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Lively Family Amphitheater Events

October 27
Main Street Oak Hill WV Oak Hill, WV United States + Google Map

2018 EVENT SCHEDULE  May 19 - 4-H Dog Show Registration, 1PM June 9 - Gaming Contest, 2PM June 16 - Movie: Trolls, Dusk June 22 - Movie: Hoosiers, Dusk June 23 - NRG Sports Festival & Car Show/Band/Craft Beer 4PM July 14 - Movie: Beauty & The Beast, Dusk July 28 - Movie: Wonder Woman, Dusk August 11 - Movie: Black Panther, Dusk August 25 - Movie: Harry Potter, Dusk August 31 to Sept. 2 - Oak Leaf Festival, TBA…

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