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. With a busy holiday weekend, we have a lot more folks in town. Many businesses in town are requiring masks and following CDC guidelines. A little kindness goes a long way as we move forward.
Happy 65th Anniversary Ben Franklin!
Congratulations to our Fire Chief John Vernon and Assistant Fire Chief Steve Harp
Recycling Services To Reopen
Road Closure Maple Ave.
Social Distancing Adventure Highlight: Biplane Rides with Wild Blue Adventure Company
It does not get much more distant than this adventure. Wild Blue offers flights in the World War II Stearman biplane. At Wild Blue Adventure Company you can enjoy the flight of your life. Whether you want a straight-and-level sightseeing tour or an aerobatic thrill ride, we can turn your dreams into reality. Visit the Flight Info section to check on available flights and prices.
Arrowhead Bike Farm Opens 7 Days A Week
Arrowhead Bike Farm is now open 7 days a week. They have onsite bike rentals, repair, camping and lots of trails. You can recharge at the Handle Bar with brats & beer.
Freefolk Brewery Goes Mobile
The Freefolk Brewery New paint on the Freefolk Beer Truck! Coming soon to a retailer near you! Ask your local beer garden to stock Freefolk beer
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
We are hosting a community art project at the Fayetteville Visitor Center. Help us spread the love by painting rocks with us. The rocks will be placed around the kiosk at the visitor center. We encourage you to create images that promote kindness and love. Feel free to write positive messages. We are hoping to create a rainbow of colors. We encourage all ages to participate. We will have a no contact rock drop off box on the visitor center porch. If you need access to paint and supplies shoot us a message and we can get you supplies to join in the fun. We will be collecting rocks all month long.
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.
Summer Fun In The Parks Advture 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.
Raw & Juicy Juice Bar New Menu Release
Stop by the Raw & Juicy Juice Bar to cool off and sample the new menu! The Juice Bar is OPEN for your Summer favorites. 🌞 Open Monday – Saturday until 4pm & Sunday until 2pm. Call your order ahead at 304-574-0202 to have it ready for pickup
Live Music with Lady D & Our House Grill & Pub Debuting New Menu
Stop by Our House Grill & Pub for their new menu launch and enjoy live music with Lady D at 8pm this Sunday.
Live Music with the Untrained Professionals at Wing Night
The Untrained Professionals will play Live outside of Chetty’s for Wing Night July 6th! Wing night is taking place at Smokey’s and the music will be outside infront of Chetty’s Pub.
New River Yoga Studio Classes
•Monday at 5:30pm Beginners Yoga with Shea Wells at the AOTG pool deck. Rain location the studio.
•Monday 7pm All Levels with Candace Evans at the AOTG pool deck. Rain location the studio.
•Tuesday 9-10am Yoga on the ATOG decks, (free for AOTG staff).
•Tuesday 5:30pm Gentle Beginners through Zoom with Geoffrey Heeter
“Zoom is a strange word to include in a post about the slow gentle movement coordinated with breathing in beginners yoga we do each Tuesday at 5:30, but these are strange times. Join us on zoom for a free class meeting ID 87245576765”. Geoff
•Wednesday 9am High Fitness with Sarah Edwards at AOTG decks. Rain could move this class to the studio, must sign up on MINDBODY.
•Wednesday 5pm Yoga for Athletes through Zoom with Janet.
•Thursday 5:30pm Humble Heart Yoga with Candace. This class is going to be held at Farm called CROW.
4340 Gatewood Road. Trust that you won’t be disappointed.
•Sunday 9-10am Yoga on the Gorge on the AOTG pool deck with rotating teachers. This week is Our Lovely Lila. Rain we will relocate somewhere around a covered area near pool.
Classes are $15 ( Industry rate $10)
Share Your Stories
We want to see your adventures in Fayetteville, share your adventures by tagging us at #visittheville.
Patriotic Photo Contest
With much consideration, the Town of Fayetteville voted to cancel all 4th of July festivities. This will include the events planned for Friday the 3rd and Saturday the 4th. It is disappointing not to hold the festivities, however, we felt after consulting with the Fayette County Health Department and other leaders in our community, we needed to do all we can to protect our citizens and visitors during this time. This was the best decision for all of us. We look forward to celebrating BIG next year~see you in 374 days, July 4th, 2021.
On a lighter note, we want to see your patriotic spirit! Post a photo to our Facebook or Instagram with #visittheville to participate in our 4th of July Photo Contest. Make sure to set the photo to public so we are able to see it. Photos must be posted by, July 4th. You can also email photos to [email protected] Winners in each category will be announced the following week and contacted regarding their prize. Participants may enter one or more of the following categories:
- Patriotic Pet How Patriotic is your pet? We love animals and can’t wait to see your creativity shine.
- Patriotic Person Get all decked out in your red, white, and blue, and let’s see your photos. You can participate solo or with someone in your social distancing circle. Bonus points for creativity.
River Chick Food Truck Set Up at Bridge Brew Works July 5
The food truck will be at Bridge Brew works July 5th.
Mountain Momma Food Truck Set Up at Bridge Brew Thursday – Saturday
Maggie’s Pub 4th
What a BLAZING hot day to help kick off the 4th of July Weekend! Head on down to Maggie’s and grab an ice cold cocktail including our drink special, the Orange Amaretto Sour! Disaronno, Sour Mix, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup and a few dashes of Orange Bitters makes it sour, sweet and straight up delicious! Start the holiday off with us tonight! CHEERS!
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.