We want to highlight some of the positive things going down in town this week to bring a smile to your face. We have lots of exciting things going down this week.
Fayetteville Bike Month Challenge
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)
Virtual New River Nature & Birding Festival
Brunch & Bouquets at the Gaines Estate
Saturday, May 1 10am-11am
Join us Saturday, May 1 from 10 am-11 am for our first Brunch & Bouquets event. During the event, we will help you create the perfect arrangement for the special Mother figure in your life! The event will be held at The Gaines Estate in Fayetteville. Space is limited. The ticket price is $50 and includes materials to create your arrangement, a demonstration on flower arranging plus brunch snacks and beverages. Social distancing guidelines will be followed and mask are required to participate
JOB FAIR ADVENTURES ON THE GORGE
SATURDAY, MAY 1ST 10AM-2PM
147TH DERBY DAY AT MAGGIE’S PUB
SATURDAY MAY 1, 4PM
It’s that time of year again! 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. Hope to see everyone for the 147th race at the amazing Churchill Downs! CHEERS!
Freefolk Fire Festival
SATURDAY MAY 11PM-9PM AT THE FREEFOLK BREWERY
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.
THE SECOND ANNUAL RAMP IT UP RAMP FESTIVAL AT ACE RESORT
SATURDAY MAY 1 2PM-9PM
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. Menu items to include Wood-Fired Ramp & Potato Pizza, Ramp O’roni Rolls, Ramp Quiche, Ramp Meatloaf & more.New for 2021, ACE will feature Guest Chefs – The event will be open for staff to create their own ramp recipes-ACE will provide the ingredients and the kitchen space while ACE Staff members, many who have been cooking with ramps for decades, show off their cooking skills.
Unapologetically Appalachian Opening Reception
TOMORROW AT 4 PM – 8 PM
Opening reception for the upcoming exhibition Unapologetically Appalachian showcases the works of different Appalachian artists.“Unapologetically Appalachian” sheds light on the diversity and skill that is influenced and created by Appalachian artists. Contemporary artists are taking back Appalachia as we know it.Join us at the Love Hope Center for the Arts Gallery for drinks, snacks, and art!Masks are required to enter the facility
Nolan Taylor with special guest James Reed at OUr House Grill & Pub
SATURDAY MAY 1 5 PM – 8 PM
Community Cleanup in partnership with the New River Humane Society
Sunday May 2 10am-12pm
Join us for a Community Cleanup on Sunday, May 2nd from 10am-12noon cleaning up Fayette County Park Road. This road goes by the Fayette County 4-H Park and the New River Humane Society. Help us clean it up and make it more beautiful! Trash bags & gloves will be provided. Details on where to park to come!
Women’s Group Ride at the Bike Farm
SUNDAY AT 5 PM – 7:30 PM
We are excited to announce our Weekly Women’s Group Ride will be on Sundays!Sundays at 5 pm, Erin Larsen and Sarah Coffey will be leading a beginner to intermediate ride for women who are looking to ride with other women, explore the Arrowhead Trails with a group, and have a good time!Meet at the Bike Farm at 5:00. The length of the ride will depend on the group but will range from 6-8 miles.
Come join the awesome community of women riders in the NRG!
Fayetteville Bike/Walk with the Mayor
TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2021 AT 5 PM
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).This is a great chance to get active AND get to know your local representatives in an informal setting.For other ways to celebrate Bike Month with Fayetteville, check out our Bike Month Challenge event here, taking place all month long. Participate and earn a chance to win prizes!
https://fb.me/e/1j27fz71qThis event is made possible by the Town of Fayetteville, Active Southern West Virginia, and the Fayetteville Bicycle Pedestrian Action Committee.
Fayette County Earth Day Celebration
Month Long Celebrations
Join us for a county-wide Earth Day celebration, celebrating all month long. There will be an Earth Day photo scavenger hunt with photo-op stops in communities spread across the county through the month of April. Participants will have a chance to score prizes from Fayette County businesses for participating in the hunt. Click the link below to download a checklist for all the stops. In addition to the county-wide scavenger hunt, there will be fun ways to celebrate Earth Day throughout the month of April with tree plantings, activities, clean-ups, and more going on throughout Fayette County.