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. \
Social Distancing Adventure Highlight: New River ATV Rides
With over 100 miles of trails ranging from beginner to expert, the most experienced guides in the business, and top of the line ATVs New River ATV can give riders of all skill levels the challenge and adventure of a lifetime. Take social distancing to the trail with ATV tours and Side by Side Tours
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 Performance This Weekend
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
Wild & Wonderful Paint Party
Paint the New River Gorge Bridge with us this Saturday July 25th at Mountain State Campground at 6:30pm at a BYOB Paint and Sip at the campground pavilion! This is a family friendly & outside socially distanced paint party for ages 8+! Spaces are limited so call Kelly at (304) 207-0317 to reserve your seat or sign up in the Campground General Store! Adults are $35 and kids 12 and under are $30 which includes all materials and step-by-step instruction! Open to locals and guests!
The 304 Specials
Its Friday and that means Friday specials at The 304 along with wing weekend. Specials inculde; the Sriracha slaw dog, Shrimp Cobb salad, crispy chicken sandwich, roasted sesame Teriyaki wings, battered mushrooms. Featured items.
Chimney Corner Cafe Debuting New Menu Items
The Chimney Corner Cafe will be debuting new menu items. Enjoy Asian pork sandwiches, a Buffalo chicken sandwich, Steak House Burgers, the Daytona Chicken Sandwich and Domestics will be 2 for $5 3-5pm.
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.
Lodging Highlight: Rifrafters Campground
At Rifrafters you can enjoy quiet time by the campfire in a wooded setting only two miles south of the New River Gorge Bridge in Fayetteville. Rifrafters offers RV and tent camping and rustic cabin rentals in a family-friendly atmosphere. There is plenty of space for the kids to ride their bikes or play on the playground. Dogs are welcome on a leash to explore the 44-acre campground. We have a pavilion for all your small gathering needs.
The campground is open April 1st to November 1st for tent and cabin camping and year-round for RV camping.
Good Samaritans Help Lost Cat
A local family lost their cat, Nikki on June 28th when she got out and did not return. Seems she had a few things to take care of on her bucket list, so she went on a grand adventure around Oak Hill. Unfortunately, she didn’t realize how hard it would be to find food and shelter and she ended up getting really sick and was found by a nice police officer who took her to Fayette Vet. Thank goodness Fayette Vet took really good care of her and the New River Humane Society agreed to take responsibility for her and doctor her back to health and then try to find her a home. By some kind of miracle her mom’s cousin saw her picture on Facebook, so today she went back to her real home and everyone is so relieved. Ty, a.k.a. Nikki wants to thank everyone involved in making her rescue possible. Happy Tails, Nikki.
Photo of The Week Photographed by Jared Musgraves
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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.