May Events

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5/1 Freefolk Fire Festival

First Annual Freefolk Fire Festival! We’ll have our courtyard decked out in flowers, and we will be celebrating spring! Great beer! Live music! Dancing! Good food! Then, the Green Man and the Goddess of Spring will end the night by burning an effigy of old man winter.

5/1 Brunch and Bouquets at the Gaines Estate

Bessies Floral will guide you through making the perfect arrangement for a special mother figure in your life with their first Brunch and Bouquet event at The Gaines Estate.

5/1 Ramp it Up Festival at Ace Resort

The Second Annual Ramp It Up! Ramp Celebration in the Lost Paddle at ACE Adventure Resort celebrates a regional culinary delicacy and the coming of Spring in the West Virginia Mountains. Join us for a ramp focused dining experience including traditional ramp dishes and contemporary ramp explorations.

5/1 147th Derby Day at Maggie’s Pub

Who do you have as your favorite horse to win it all? Join us at Maggie’s, dress to the 9’s, wear your biggest Derby hat and enjoy some awesome free Hor d’oeuvres as we watch the greatest 2 minutes in sports history! Then stay after that for the DJ and dance party. 


May is National Bike Month and the Town of Fayetteville invites you to celebrate! Join Mayor Cruikshank and members of Fayetteville Town Council at the Fayetteville Town Park on May 5th at 5pm. Bring your bike or come out for a walk. You’ll have options to bike or walk the Fayetteville Fitness Trail (a paved 1-mile loop) or the Fayetteville Park Trail (approximately 1-mile wooded trail).

5/8 Busk Fest at Arrowhead Bike Farm

Join us at the Arrowhead Bike Farm for Busk Fest 2021! Busking is a time-honored tradition of performing music in the street for tips. This event is focused on highlighting those musicians who haven’t been able to perform in such a long time. In the spirit of busking, we will have West Virginian artists performing for tips throughout the Biergarten all day and into the night! Bring some cash to show these talented folks how much we appreciate them. May 8th 11 AM-9 PM!

5/5-9 Pop Up Kitchen: Polecats at the Freefolk Brewery

5/9 Mother’s Day Brunch at the Gaines Estate

There is no better person to celebrate other than mom! Join us at The Gaines Estate with your family to honor Mother’s Day with a scrumptious brunch. All of your brunch favorites will be featured including a breakfast charcuterie board and of course mimosas! Treat mom on this special day with a lovely afternoon at the stunning estate.

5/9 Free Mothers Day Yoga Meditation at New River Yoga

Free Mother Day Yoga class provided by New River Yoga, with Candace Evans. Special Guest Keith Molyneaux. Keith will play a selection of instruments to wisk you away for a sound bath relaxation session. It will be a meditative experience where those in attendance are “bathed” in sound waves. 

5/9 Mother’s day Paint & Sip at the Southside Junction Taphouse

Come out to The Southside Junction Tap House for a Mother’s Day paint and sip. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing- groups that come together will be seated together. Class is limited. We will be painting Peaceful Garden- all materials and step-by-step instruction provided, including a 16×20 inch canvas. $4 mimosas, craft beer and appetizers will be available for purchase. 

5/9 Mother’s Day Bridge Walk Special, mom goes for free, others pay $59(+tax)

5/14-16 New River Gorge Festival

The inaugural New River Gorge Festival is happening May 14th- 16th at ACE Adventure Resort in West Virginia. Let’s celebrate America’s newest National Park where we all love to paddle, hike, bike, and explore. This weekend is jam-packed with fun things to do including catching an outdoor film festival, shopping the vendor midway, dancing to your favorite music, and oh year, going on river trips! 

5/15 First Annual Outdoor Gear Swap at The Freefolk Brewery

5/ 15 New River Gorge Rim to Rim 5k Race

The Rim to Rim Race is a running road race from one side of the New River Gorge to the other. This bucket list event will provide runners with breathtaking views throughout the course in Fayetteville, the adventure sports capital of West Virginia. Hosted by Adventures on the Gorge, racers will have access to resort amenities and finish at the rim-side pool with a catered brunch.

5/16 Edible Plant Walk at New Roots Community Farm

New Roots Community Farm is hosting an Edible Plant Walk with Mitchell Dech!

5/26 Flower Moon Bridge Walk

5/29 Wonderland Mountain Challenge at Ace Adventure Resort

Join ACE Adventure Resort for the Wonderland Mountain Challenge, a demanding trail run through the beautiful mountains in West Virginia on Memorial Day weekend. Choose between a half-marathon, 10K run, or a 5-mile walk. These distinctive race routes will take racers through the New River Gorge past scenic rock outcrops, cascading streams and abandoned coal mines. After grabbing your medal at the finish line a burrito buffet awaits to tame the appetite you have developed. Cash prizes will be awarded to top finishers, plus you get bragging rights for tackling this amazing race on May 29th, 2021.

5/30 Memorial Day Candle Light Service at Huse Memorial Park

5/31 Memorial Day Bridge Walk Special $59(+tax)

Weekly Fun

Wednesday- Trivia Night at the Southside Junction Taphouse 7pm

Thursday- Group Ride Arrowhead Bike Farm 5pm-7pm

Open Mic Night at The Freefolk Brewery 6pm-8pm

Sunday-Women’s Group Ride at Arrowhead Bike Farm 5pm-7:30pm

Bike Month

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May is National Bike Month and the Town of Fayetteville invites you to celebrate! When you ride your bike this month, you have a chance to win prizes. Here’s how to participate:1. Ride on any of the local trails below.
2. Post a picture of you from your ride to social media.
3. Use the hashtag #FayettevilleBikeMonth2021Each time you post a picture from a different trail from the list, your name will be entered to win one of these prizes:- Basic bike tune-up from New River Bikes
– Bike rental, camping, and meal from Arrowhead Bike Farm
– Drawstring bag, water bottle, and bike bell from Active Southern West VirginiaWinners announced June 1st! Join the event or follow @Town of Fayetteville, WV to see winners.*Trails*
– Arrowhead Trails (all levels)- Fayetteville Town Park (fitness trail – beginner; park loop trail – intermediate)- Hawks Nest Rail Trail (beginner)- Needles Eye Park Trails (intermediate)- Wolf Creek Park Trails (all levels)

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