Gauley Fest 2018

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Date(s) - 09/13/18 - 09/16/18
All Day

Gauley Fest


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Join American Whitewater and 5000+ of your river loving friends at the 35th Annual Gauley Festival as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of American Scenic Rivers!

All proceeds from the festival support American Whitewater’s river conservation and access works throughout the nation. Started in 1983 to celebrate the derailment of a hydro-electric project that would have disrupted the flows on the Gauley River, Gauley Fest has grown to become the largest paddling festival in the world.

The festival is a showcase for American Whitewater and the top whitewater vendors in the boating community. The festival will feature live entertainment, a whitewater marketplace, raffle, and a silent auction where you can pick up some awesome outdoor gear. Come out and join us for a weekend of great paddling, exciting camaraderie, live entertainment, killer boat raffles, and the infamous silent auction.

Sponsorship, vendor, volunteer and attendance information can be found on our website at or stay tuned and check updates on our official FaceBook event page here as time gets closer…