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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?

October 2018

2018 Hidden History Photo Contest Exhibit Moved

October 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019
Grist Mill Hidden History

The rich heritage of southern West Virginia is celebrated through the winning photographs in the 2018 Hidden History Photo Contest exhibit. These history-based photographs taken by West Virginia amateur adult and youth photographers are currently on display at the Bramwell Train Depot and Museum in Bramwell, West Virginia. First displayed at Tamarack in September as part of the annual Hidden History Weekend event, this traveling exhibit will rotate through several area communities. Let these photos inspire you to explore area…

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November 2018

The Grove WV ~ Entertainment Schedule

November 8, 2018 - January 18, 2019
The Grove at Secret Sandwich Society, 103 Keller Ave
Fayetteville, WV 25840 United States
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Upcoming Events at The Grove, WV NOV 9, 8PM Jake Dunn & The Blackbirds Return to The Grove/$5 at the door   NOV 10, Sat 8PM Box Era Returns to The Grove/$3 at the door.   NOV 15, Thu 7PM Lucy Isabel/No Cover!   NOV 16, Fri 8PM Peddlers Glory Returns To The Grove/$5 at the door   NOV 17, Sat 7PM Don’t Quit Your Day Job Comedy Show/ $5 cover at the door.   NOV 21, Wed 8PM Thanksgiving…

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Fayette County Park Winter Wonderland Activities

November 30 - December 31
Fayette County Park, 2000 Boardwine Rd
Fayetteville, WV 25840
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Fayette County Park Winter Wonderland Activities calendar

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December 2018

Fayette County Park 2018 Calendar of Events

December 1 - December 30
Fayette County Park, 2000 Boardwine Rd
Fayetteville, WV 25840
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Breakfast with Santa at Tamarack

December 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tamarack “The Best of WV”, Tamarack, 1 Tamarack Park, Beckley, WV 25801, USA
Beckley, WV 25801 United States
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December 8th & December 15th 10AM - 12PM Santa and Mrs. Claus are making a very special appearance at Tamarack. Join us for a delicious breakfast buffet with both Mr and Mrs. Claus. Tickets are $13 for adults, $11 for children. Limited Seats available, advanced tickets are required. Purchase tickets here

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Bridge Walk 2018 Special Walks

December 26 - December 31
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. October  8 Monday Columbus Day $49 October 20 Saturday Bridge Day Bridge Walk $87 October 22 Monday NRG Bridge 41st Birthday $41 November 11 Sunday Veterans Day $49 November 23 - 30 Fri.- Fri. Thanksgiving Walks $49 December 7 Friday Pearl Harbor Remembrance $49 December 26-31 Wed-Mon Christmas Walks $49 Schedule a tour for…

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Adventures on the Gorge – New Year’s Eve Party

December 31, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - January 1, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Adventures on the Gorge, Ames Heights Road, Lansing, WV 25862, USA
Lansing, WV 25862 United States
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FOOD, FUN AND A LIVE BAND ON THE RIM OF THE NEW RIVER GORGE. ADULTS ONLY; $39, $34 IF BOOKED BEFORE DECEMBER 26TH! RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED. ​HELP US WELCOME CHARLESTON'S OWN FOLK FUSION BAND, THE COMPANY STORES!

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January 2019

Youth Arts in the Parks 2019 Wildflower Art Contest Announced

January 8, 2019 - February 6, 2019

Nature can be a great inspiration! Local students can celebrate their creativity and interest in nature through the Youth Arts in the Parks 2019 Appalachian Spring Wildflower Art Contest. This contest and spring art exhibition allows students to serve as community leaders and raise awareness of Appalachia’s natural diversity and parks. Their works will inspire community connections to local ecology and outdoor stewardship. Some students will also have the opportunity to explore the business of art and its role in economic…

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NRHS ~ Fur Ball Fundraiser 2019

January 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Holiday Lodge Hotel & Conference Center, 340 Oyler Avenue, Oak Hill, WV 25901, USA
Oak Hill, WV 25901 United States
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Dinner, music, and dancing, as well as a live auction. All proceeds will benefit the animals cared for by the New River Humane Society of Fayette County, WV. Area businesses and organizations are being asked to sponsor the event and donate for the live auction. If you are interested in donating an auction item, or would prefer to make a monetary donation please contact Beth Powers or April Workman at 304-574-3682. Fur Ball tickets will be $50 per person and may be…

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May 2019

Wonderland Mountain Challenge 2019

May 25, 2019
ACE Adventure Resort, #1 Concho Rd
Oak Hill, 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…

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Mountain Music Festival 2019

May 30, 2019 - June 2, 2019
ACE Adventure Resort, #1 Concho Rd
Oak Hill, WV 25901 United States
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Tickets on sale soon!

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June 2019

White Oak Rail Trail

June 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
White Oak Rail Trail, Oak Hill, WV, USA
Oak Hill, WV United States
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White Oak Rail Trail Expo

White Oak Rail Trail is lined with vendors, organizations, services, fund raisers, concessions, flea markets, yard sales, etc. Each year in June. Live local entertainment. A great way to spend the day with family and get some exercise walking the trail as well!

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2019 Ansted Hometown Heritage Festival

June 13, 2019 - June 16, 2019
Ansted, WV WV United States + Google Map

The Hometown Mountain Heritage Festival is the premier heritage festival in West Virginia. It is an annual festival held every 3rd weekend in June in Ansted WV! It is hosted by the AIM/Hometown Mountain Heritage Committee. Activities include Coal Shoveling contest, Hometown 5-K Run, Flea Market, Kids Carnival, Heritage Demonstrations, Chain Saw Artist, Horse show Pitching Contest, Memorabilia Displays, Arts & Crafts Vendor Booths, and more.

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New River Gorge Sports and Car Festival

June 13, 2019 - June 16, 2019
Town of Oak Hill, Oak Hill, WV, USA
Oak Hill, WV United States
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For more information please email the Chamber of Commerce office or call 304.465.5617.

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Gritty Chix Mud Run 2019

June 22, 2019
ACE Adventure Resort, #1 Concho Rd
Oak Hill, 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 untimed 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…

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July 2019

ACE 4th of July Celebration & Big Air Blob Competition!

July 6, 2019
ACE Adventure Resort, #1 Concho Rd
Oak Hill, WV 25901 United States
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Gather at the Wonderland Waterpark for the Annual Big Air Blob Competition. Fireworks won't be the only thing rocketing skyward on Independence Day. Don't know what the blob is? It is a giant airbag in which one person sits on the end of, this person is referred to as the Blobbie. The Blobber jumps off a tower onto the airbag sending the blobbie launching skyward.

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Thurmond Train Day 2019

July 20, 2019
New River Gorge National Park, Visitor Center Road, Lansing, WV 25862, USA
Lansing, WV 25862 United States
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Discover what life was like in one of the New River Gorge's most renowned towns! Explore the historic railroad town of Thurmond and learn safety tips for rail crossings and along the railroad tracks. The National Park Service, the Thurmond Performance Team, and Operation Lifesaver are partnering to sponsor the third annual Thurmond Train Day for visitors of all ages to come and go as you please.

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August 2019

Captain Thurmond’s New River Gorge Challenge & Triathlon

August 3, 2019 - August 4, 2019
Town of Fayetteville, Fayetteville, WV, USA
Fayetteville, WV United States
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Captain Thurmond’s Challenge is an extreme triathlon consisting of 28.5 miles of the most challenging mountain biking, whitewater and trail running the New River Gorge area has to offer! The 2019 dates are TBA with the starting line in quaint downtown Fayetteville, WV. This race is part of the New River Gorge Challenge Weekend so pack up the friends and family and head on out for a weekend of racing for every level! Participants may register to compete as part of…

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New River Gorgeous Trail Run

August 17, 2019
ACE Adventure Resort, #1 Concho Rd
Oak Hill, WV 25901 United States
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Join ACE Adventure Resort for the 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.

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Annual Oak Leaf Festival 2019

August 30, 2019 - September 1, 2019
White Oak Rail Trail, Oak Hill, WV, USA
Oak Hill, WV United States
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Enjoy the celebration of Fall with vendors, crafts, quilts, music and more!

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October 2019

Nightmare on the Gorge at ACE Adventure Resort

October 11, 2019 - October 12, 2019
ACE Adventure Resort, #1 Concho Rd
Oak Hill, WV 25901 United States
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October 11,12,18,19,25, 27 - Nightmare in the Gorge...More info TBA

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Nightmare on the Gorge at ACE Adventure Resort

October 18, 2019 - October 19, 2019
ACE Adventure Resort, #1 Concho Rd
Oak Hill, WV 25901 United States
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October 11,12,18,19,25, 27 - Nightmare in the Gorge...More info TBA

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40th Official Bridge Day ~ Ruby Anniversary!!

October 19, 2019 @ 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! Back again for 2019, 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…

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Nightmare on the Gorge at ACE Adventure Resort

October 25, 2019 - October 27, 2019
ACE Adventure Resort, #1 Concho Rd
Oak Hill, WV 25901 United States
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October 11,12,18,19,25, 27 - Nightmare in the Gorge...More info TBA

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