Fayetteville’s Wild Weekend Nature Festival


We want to invite you to come on an adventure with us and discover all of the nature that Fayetteville has to offer. We are celebrating what makes Fayetteville so wild with a nature festival from August 9th through the 11th. From educational programs designed specifically for youngsters and adults to guided hikes in the New River Gorge along with adventure activities.  Fayetteville’s Wild Weekend will offer a variety of activities and workshops for all ages and interests. Come and celebrate the features, creatures, and culture that make Fayetteville the unique place that it is. Stay tuned for schedule updates as more events are finalized. Enjoy activities from nature paddle boarding tours to salamander talks. We will have a nature market and educational booths set up at the Fayetteville Convention and Visitors Bureau on August 10th from 9 am to 12:30 pm. If you would like information on booth space or on the event email us at info@visitfayettevillewv.com or call 304-574-1500.

Stay tuned as we add more events to the schedule:


1:00pm-3:00pm             Hands-on activities and nature booths. WV Department of Environmental Protection Youth Environmental Program, Watershed Improvement Branch, National Parks Service and Save Our Stream Program will be doing crafts, hands-on activities, and have a fun bug booth at the Fayetteville Visitors Center. The National Park Service will be set up with a nature track table.

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5:00pm-7:30pm             Long Point Evening Stroll at the Long Point trailhead parking area on Newton  Road, just off Gatewood Road in Fayetteville.  Join National Park Ranger Shari Quinn and take in spectacular views of the New River Gorge.

6:00pm-8:30pm        Shamanic Medicine | Kambô, Rapeh & Sananga New River Yoga Studio  (R$)

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6:00pm-7:00pm             Community Yoga Class ($)


8:30am-10:30am Mushroom Hike with Evan Davis Fern Creek Trailhead (R$10)

9:00am-11:00am             Shinrin Yoku/Forest Bathing with Amy & Shawn Butchers Branch Trail (R)

9:00am-12:30pm Nature Artisan & Farmers Market at the Fayetteville

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12:00pm-1:15pm  Herbal Preparations Workshop with Victoria Chesterfield at the Fayetteville Visitor Center (R $15)

5:00pm                            Snakes of West Virginia Presentation with Roy Moose

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6:00pm                        Shamanic Medicine | Kambô, Rapeh & Sananga New River Yoga Studio  (R$)


9:00am-10am                 Yoga with Kelsey Regan Adventures on the Gorge Pool Deck overlooking New River Gorge Bridge

9:00am-11:00am            Foraging Hike with Mitchel Dech Wolf Creek Nature Center (R$10)

5:00pm-7:00pm Second Sundays Hike ACE Adventure Gear Shop Kaymor Top with Levi Moore

5:30pm-6:45pm             Advanced Yoga with Junelia Larson (R$)

Thank you to our partners!

Lafayette Flats

The National Park Service

New River Yoga

West Virginia Division of Forestry

West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection

Active Southern West Virginia

West Virginia Rivers Coalition

West Virginia Public Lands

ACE Adventure Gear

For more information or to participate as a vendor or for an organization, email info@visitfayettevillewv.com or call 304-574-1500

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