Bridge Day 2019 Fayetteville Fun Guide


We are here to help you get the most out of your Bridge Day experience with a weekend of fun lined up. Stay in the heart of all the action in Fayetteville!


The first step to a successful Bridge Day is finding somewhere to stay and Fayetteville is the center of the fun. As Bridge Day nears lodging books up fast so now is the time to secure your lodging. If you are staying in town there is a Bridge Day shuttle stop right in front of the Fayette County Court House in the center of town and at the Fayetteville High School.


What to Wear

We encourage visitors to dress in layers. Fall can be cool and damp, but the fun continues no matter the weather. Warm layers and comfy shoes make for an enjoyable experience. Backpacks are not permitted.



Taste of Bridge Day at Adventures on the Gorge

For 17 years the Canyon Rim Rotary Club, has organized the annual Taste Of Bridge Day festival. This is a family-friendly event that showcases the area’s finest restaurants and caterers, who offer samples of their menu specialties. The event allows thousands of visitors to enjoy wonderful food, local artwork, and live music.

5:00 TO 9:00 PM

Adventures on the Gorge, 219 Chestnutburg RD, Lansing WV 25862

The Hustle Souls at The Grove


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Active Southern WV Bridge Day 5K Run

The only running race across West Virginia’s New River Gorge Bridge with a limit of 400 racers. Sponsored by West Virginia University Institute of Technology, Unicare, and Raleigh General Hospital.

This is a running only event, point to point, and requires security procedures. In it’s 4th year, the Active SWV Bridge Day 5K RUN is a spectacular race 1,000 above the New River spanning a 3,033 foot bridge.

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The race finishes in downtown Historic Fayetteville and allows for time to visit the hundreds of vendors and base jumpers parachuting from the bridge span.

40th Bridge Day Ruby Anniversary

9am-3pm on the New River Gorge Bridge


Bridge Day is West Virginia’s largest single-day festival and one of the largest extreme sports events in the world. Held annually every third Saturday in October on the New River Gorge Bridge in Fayette County, West Virginia, this is the only day each year thousands of spectators can walk across the bridge and watch as serious BASE jumpers get their chance to fly 876 feet into the Gorge below and rappellers ascend and descend from the catwalk. Come and enjoy the view from the bridge, one of the best overlooks in the New River Gorge!

Fayette County Farmers Market

312 N Court Street in the Fayetteville Visitor Center & Station Parking Lot


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Come Stop by the Fayette County Farmers Market to stock up on delicious fresh goodies. The market will be hosting additional vendors for more shopping fun.

Bridge Day Chili Cook-off & Craft Beer Festival


Downtown in front of Fayette County Court House

Things are heating up in Fayetteville with the 11th Annual Bridge Day Chili Cook-off! Have fun at Bridge Day, then come to Historic Downtown Fayetteville, stop by to taste and to help judge some of the best chili samples from around the region from mild to wild! Admission and parking are FREE, but there is a charge for chili tasting tickets and beer tickets.

Enjoy incredible live music with Black Garlic, delicious chili, activities for the kids and more! Help us Crown this year’s Chili King or Queen with the Peoples choice vote, bead your favorite chef!

Sarah Shook and the Disarmers w/ Fabulous Brothers Steele at The Grove


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Stay tuned as we update more events!

Stay in the heart of all the Bridge Day action.

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