We want to highlight some of the positive things going down in town this week to bring a smile to your face. Thank you to all the essential folks and helpers who are serving on the front lines and supporting our community! We have lots of exciting things going down this weekend.
Fayetteville Mask Dance Off Challenge
Water Stone Outdoors has started the mask dance off challenge. We want to see your best masked dance moves. Share with us by tagging us at #visittheville or @visitfayettevillewv
Social Distancing Adventure Highlight: Guided Fishing Trip with Pro River Outfitters
Pro River Outfitters offers a variety of custom raft support guided fishing adventures on the rivers of southern West Virginia-the New, the Greenbrier, the Elk, and the Gauley. These fertile waters boast Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Musky, and several species of Trout. From the first timer to the most fanatical fisherman, they have something for all anglers. They customize your trip to best fit with your vacation itinerary. Owner, Bobby Bower has over 20 years experience as an expert angler and guide leading adventures in West Virginia.
Fayetteville Farmers Market This Saturday
The Fayette County Farmers Market will be set up in the Fayette Courthouse Parking lot for this Saturday from 8:30am to 12:30pm. Come stock up on a variety of fresh goodies from breads to veggies and meats.
Yoga On The Gorge Adventures On The Gorge
Historic Fayette Theater Virtual Performances
We Are Coming Back …. In A New & Exciting Different Way:
Throughout the nation, the arts world has responded to the limitations of the COVID 19 crisis with creative solutions to presenting performances. The Historic Fayette Theater has joined in this effort and is going to begin presenting innovative, on-line performances starting in July.
“We realized that we could not offer the theatre season we had planned,” stated HFT President, Jack Crosier. “While it would be possible to limit audience numbers and seat groups socially distant from other groups, it would not be possible to keep the actors socially distant backstage.” Crosier went on to say that while all on-stage concerts and theatre performances at the Historic Fayette Theatre would be cancelled for the year, the Theatre will begin presenting theatrical performances on-line.
The first play on Zoom that will be presented will be directed by HFT veteran Gene Worthington. The play, Virtual Complaint Department and Lemonade, is a comedy written specifically for the Zoom platform. “This is an opportunity for our community theatre group to participate in an activity they love and learn a whole new technology.” Worthington went on to say that video conferencing platforms have developed fresh and inventive ways to enjoy the performing arts. “Audiences and performers alike will have the chance to share in this new experience.” Worthington added.
Virtual Complaint Department and Lemonade will be performed this July, specific dates to be determined. Additional shows may include a Halloween and a Christmas performance. “Of course we are anxious to be able to perform on stage in front of live audience again,” stated Worthington, “But who knows? Maybe there will be a continued place for virtual performances in the future.” Worthington speculated about the possibility of bringing audiences to the computer who can’t travel far or don’t want to be out because of bad weather. “It could be a benefit for rural communities like ours.”
Tickets for on-line shows will be $5.00 and will be available on PayPal. At this time, the physical box office will not be open. For more information, contact the Historic Fayette Theater at (304) 574-4655 or check out their Facebook page
Summer Fun In The Parks Adventure Days
Tuesdays programming is aimed at younger kids at the Fayetteville Town Park and Wednesdays programming is aimed for tweens and teens at the Fayette County Park.
WHERE: Fayetteville’s Town Park & Fayette County Park
WHAT: Outdoor Activities for Kids
WHEN: Activities will be planned for each Tuesday for the rest of the Summer for younger kids at Fayetteville Town Park! Tweens and teens sessions on Wednesdays at Fayette County Park.
Charlie’s Pub Is Open
We are excited to see Charlie’s Pub back in action. Congrats Jay Stewart!
Lodging Highlight: New River Lofts
Located at 3224 Court Street, Fayetteville and part of PRO River Outfitters base camp, this four bedroom loft is the best value vacation rental in the New River Gorge area. It has a total of eight beds, four full and four twin bunks. Just 2.5 miles south of the historic Fayette County Courthouse on Route 16. The house has been completely renovated with new electrical, plumbing, kitchen, and bathrooms. The house is located in the heart of New River Country. which is one of the nations best areas for float fishing, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, and rock climbing.
Photo of The Week Photographed by Jay Young
Share Your Stories
We want to see your adventures in Fayetteville, share your adventures by tagging us at #visittheville.
Updated Restaurant & Retail List
We love our little slice of almost heaven and our community is what makes this place so special. Over the coming weeks and months, our favorite restaurants, shops, places to stay and places to play in our beloved town are going to see a decline in visitors. Our little town is dependent on tourism so we are especially going to take a hit. Our small businesses need us now more than ever. #Fayettevillewvstrong is a movement to support our town and community.
You can help in lots of ways: ordering food to go, shopping online, tipping well, buy a gift card, leave a positive review, or just spread the word about your favorite small business and the #fayettevillewvstrong campaign. We are an outdoorsy close-knit town and we will be utilizing our strengths. You will see more businesses utilizing outdoor spaces. Please be patient with us as we navigate new changes and try to keep each other safe.
Fayetteville Food Guide
Our friends at Lafayette Flats put together this handy food guide with some of the best eats in town.