Fayetteville celebrates Independence day in a major way every year and 2021 brings more reason to celebrate than ever. Recently named one of the Smithsonian’s Best Small Towns, Fayetteville is the perfect small town to take in the magic of the 4th of July festivities.
Farm Sale New Roots Community Farm
Come out to New Roots Community Farm to shop for fresh local produce. Their offerings vary seasonally, but today you can shop for all your grilling veggie needs with peppers, green and yellow squash, Shishito peppers, and hot banana peppers. We also have curly kale, beets, cucumbers, snap peas, basil, and chard! On-farm sales are from 1pm-6pm every Thursday
Group Ride Arrowhead Bike Farm
Relaxed pace, informal group ride. Everyone is welcome and nobody gets left behind!
Kyle Tuttle at Our House Grill & Pub Cantrell’s Rafting
International Banjo Champion Kyle Tuttle is shredding his way through the jamgrass scene. Since moving to Nashville in 2012 Kyle has shared the stage with many epic performers, most notably as a member of the Jeff Austin Band for 3 years. Kyle has also worked closely with Jamgrass legends Larry Keel, Travelin’ McCourys, Leftover Salmon, Greensky Bluegrass, Billy Strings, and Railroad Earth. In addition to being seen around the jamgrass circuit, Kyle is a studio musician in Nashville, and recently produced the Chain Station album ‘Backroads
Red White & Beautiful Contest
It is known that we go a little extra in celebration of Independence day in Fayetteville and one way we love to celebrate is by getting fully decked out in red, white, and blue attire for the festivities. We would love for you to join in the fun with our Red White & Beautiful Contest. To enter the contest don your stars and stripes, red white, and blue or most patriotic costume, and tag us at @vistfayettevillewv on our Facebook and Instagram as you share your photos. We will be selecting winners for prizes from July 3rd-4th. If your furbabies like to get festive they are encouraged to enter the contest with you.
Fayetteville’s Heritage Festival
Celebrate America’s birthday in America’s coolest small town. We invite you and your family to join our community in celebration. Experience the magic of our small-town Independence Day Celebration with Fayetteville’s Heritage Festival. This event features fun activities for the whole family with a 4th of July Parade, inflatables and field games, fireworks, and music. One of the highlights of the celebration is the Best of Small Town 4th of July Parade where you will see an explosion of patriotism with decked-out floats. The festivities will be capped off by a fireworks extravaganza at the Fayetteville Town Park at dusk on 4th.
Polecat at The Freefolk Brewery
Navigating Around Town
Court Street will be blocked off between Wiseman and Maple Avenue, East Maple Ave will also be blocked off from Court St to Church St on Saturday, July 3, 2021 from 8am to 11pm for downtown festivities for the 4th of July Heritage Festival. Alternate routes will be available during this time but please approach this area with caution.
Where to Park
Need a parking space? There are plenty of spots at the old grade school playground entrance off High Street.
( Take a right off of Court St. Before the road closure on Wiseman Ave. Take a right on to High Street. Look for the parking sign) The Board of Education parking lot off Fayette Ave. can be utilized outside of business hours along with the Fayetteville Baptist Church lot and Church of God lot off Harvey Street.
Community Church Service Parking
The Service will be held on the middle field at the Fayetteville Town Park. Parking for the Service will be made available at Huse Memorial Cemetery and National Park Trailhead. There will be two designated Handicap lots. One will be located directly behind the middle field, accessed through the Cemetery and the other will be behind the basketball courts/ amphitheater, accessed through the second entrance to the park. You will not be able to access the park through the main entrance. Police officers will be on-site to provide assistance. All vehicles parked in these locations will be required to move no later than 2 pm.
Friday, July 2
Archibald Johnson at the Rendezvous River Lodge
Archibald Johnson (featuring members of The Kind Thieves) take the stage at the Rendezvous River Lodge at Adventures On The Gorge on Friday, July 2nd! Music starts at 8pm, FREE show
Saturday, July 3
Fayetteville 5k Fun Run/Walk
Registration 7:30am-8:15am Race at 8:30am
Join us on Independence Day weekend for this fun run/walk hosted by the Fayetteville Bicycle Pedestrian Action Committee, supported by the Town of Fayetteville, Active SWV, and Arrowhead Bike Farm. We will meet at the Fayetteville Town Park, Shelter 3 near the dog park, and follow the beginner-friendly trails behind the park, and the fitness loop. The course will be a mix of paved and dirt path. Pre-register online, and receive a t-shirt on race day. Day-of registration will be available between 7:30 am – 8:15 am prior to the race start. T-shirts are not guaranteed for day-of registrants. The run/walk will begin at 8:30 am.
Fayette County Farmers Market
Join us for a special extended farmers market from 8am-5pm on Saturday, July 3rd. in addition to lots of farm-fresh veggies, fresh meats, baked goods, eggs, and artisan items there will be live music, face painting, kids crafts, cornhole game, and 4th of July prizes for kids.
New River Yoga at Adventures on The Gorge Pool Desk
10am-2pm Charlie McCoy Park
You are welcome to come to watch the parade, but we also invite you to be a part of the parade! The more the merrier, we encourage you to join in the fun. There are prizes for best-decorated float, ATV, and walkers. Fill out the form below to enter.4th-of-July-PARADE-FormDownload
Vendors Downtown Fayetteville
Hulu Hoop Contest Downtown Fayetteville
Inflatables by Pary Palooza Charlie McCoy Town Park
ACE Big Air Blob Competition
4pm Ace Adventure Resort Lake
Gather at Wonderland Water Park at Ace Adventure Resort for the 11th 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. Cash Prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners!
The Best Small Town 4th of July Parade
5pm downtown Fayetteville Maple Ave.
Frog Jumping Contest
6pm downtown Fayetteville
7pm downtown Faytteville
Street Dance with The 2 Broke Band
6pm-9pm Downtown Fayetteville
Bob Keel at the Freefolk Brewery
6pm at the Freefolk Brewery
Folk-singer Bob Keel is coming to Freefolk Brewery to play his unique brand of original songs this July!
All ages. Minors must be accompanied by a guardian.Show starts at 6PM
Sunday July 4th
New River Yoga at Adventures on The Gorge Pool Desk
Community Church Service Charlie McCoy Park (if it rains the service will be held at the First Church of God)
10am-9pm Charlie McCoy Park (Fayetteville Town Park)
Inflatables by Party Palooza
2pm-9pm Charlie McCoy Park
Duffy Boy Blkue Grass Band
3pm-5pm Charlie McCoy Park
The 2 Broke Band
Fourth of July Fireworks at Dusk at the Charlie McCoy Park
There is something special about gathering with your community and watching fireworks together that brings families coming back year after year. The Town of Fayetteville Fire Department puts on an awesome show! The Duffy Boyd Blue Grass band will kick things off at the park with live music from 3 pm to 5 pm followed by the Two Broke Band from 6 pm to 9 pm. There will be lots of fun for the kids with inflatables by Party Palooza. Fireworks will be at dusk visible from the town park.
Monday July 5
The Monday Market at The Gaines Estate
Conveniently open to the public on the first Monday evening of the month, The Market will feature Fayetteville’s finest food trucks, produce vendors, artisans and vendors of all kinds. Did we mention LIVE MUSIC from a local artist every month!The Market will be located in the Walnut Grove in the back yard of Gaines Estate. *If interested in being a vendor, please message us or email firstname.lastname@example.org