We are excited to welcome the New River Rim to River Racers to town!!! We have lots of fun lined up for this weekend with the New River Gorge Festival, Rim to River Race, live music, yoga, and more!
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)
New River Gorge Festival at Ace Adventure Resort
The inaugural New River Gorge Festival is happening May 14th- 16th at ACE Adventure Resort in West Virginia. Lets 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! Meet friends new and old in the New River Gorge this spring and experience a weekend full of camping, vendors, live music, and outdoor adventures! WEEKEND FESTIVAL PASS INCLUDES:
CAMPING FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHT
ACCESS TO VENDOR MIDWAY & DEMOS
LIVE MUSIC FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHT
Live Music at Chimney Corner Cafe
Chimney Corner Cafe is rockin the entire weekend with LIVE MUSIC starting Friday at 6:00pm with The Kind Thieves Guitarist, Jonathon Archibald! Saturday, Jack Scott and the Railroad Bandits will be here from 4 til 8pm! And then last BUT NEVER LEAST Lo Jam!! Lo Jam will play from 3pm til 6pm on Sunday!!
What a GREAT WEEKEND OF MUSIC!! You do not want to miss!!
Friday, May 14
First Day of the season at The Burrito Bar at Breeze Hill
Come celebrate the opening weekend at the Burrito Bar at Breeze Hill overlooking the New River Gorge!
Friday 3-9 Saturday noon-9 and Sunday noon-9
Darrell Ramsey at the Pink Pig
Live music with Derrell Ramsey from 5:30pm-8pm at the Pink Pig
Justin Perry at Firecreek BBQ & Steaks
Saturday, May 15
Fayette Station Road Closure
PARK ALERT: Fayette Station Road will be closed to vehicle traffic from 6:00 am – 10:00 am on Saturday, May 15th. The closure will be from the Lansing Loop and Fayette Station Road intersection to the intersection of Fayette Station Road and Route 19- the course of a Rim to Rim 10K race. Anyone wanting to set a river shuttle at Fayette Station or Teays will need to do so by 6:00 am or after 10:00 am. Climbers can access Bridge Buttress by parking and walking down from Burnwood Day Use Area.
Rim to River Race
The 2021 New River Gorge Rim to Rim 10K will be 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 the adventure sports capital of West Virginia, Fayetteville. Hosted by Adventures on the Gorge, racers will have access to resort amenities and finish at the rim side pool with a catered brunch.
The course will begin on the south side of Fayette Station Road and finish at Adventures on the Gorge. Racers should prepare for a decent of 1300 ft and a climb of 1300 ft with the steepest point being a 20% incline. The finish line will bring racers to the rim of the gorge with an overlook photo opportunity. Racers are welcome to walk the course but must maintain a 20 minute mile pace to complete the event during the allotted closed road timeframe.
Fayette County Farmers Market
Wiseman Ave. Courthouse Parking Lot beside Court House
New River Yoga Backbending Workshop
Darrell Ramsey at the Pink Pig
Live music with Darrell Ramsey at the Pink Pig followed by music with Jeffery Joe.
First Annual Outdoor Gear Swap at the Freefolk Brewery
Spring Fling Star Watching Party at Babcock State Park Boley Lake
May 15, 8:00 – 10:00 pm:
WHERE: Boley Lake at Babcock State Park in Clifftop, WV.
Enjoy the wonders of the night sky while hanging out on the shores of the lake. Bring a blanket and red-filtered flashlight. Some star-watching tools will be available. RESERVATIONS required by May 7 (limit 25 participants): 304-465-2632 or [email protected]
Sunday, May 16
New Roots Community Farm is hosting an Edible Plant Walk with Mitchell Dech!
This event is limited to 40 and costs $10/person. Pay upon arrival. 50% of the funds raised go to our fundraising campaign to purchase the farm!
Please RSVP to [email protected] Schedule
9:00 am Meet at Red Barn and park in the designated area
9:15 am Mitchell’s Intro and walk begins
Power Yoga with New River Yoga at Adventures on the Gorge Pool Deck
Kanawha Falls Trash Pick-up
It’s time for Kerren Halls annual Make Is Shine Kanawha Falls trash clean! This trash pick up is off the road so it’s a great spot to bring the kids and teach them to give back to the Earth. It’s also a great place to put in your SUP board and paddle around or bring your kayak and huck the falls after the clean up. Bags, gloves, and refreshments will be provided! Please share and invite friends!
Aurora Ice at the Chamber of Commerce
Aurora Ice will be set up at The Fayette County Chamber of Commerce on Sunday, May 16th from 11:00AM-6:00PM.We have picnic tables and plenty of parking for you and your family!
Rhodo Wander Spring Fling NPS EVENT at Grandview
May 16, 2:00 – 3:30 pm:
WHERE: Grandview Visitor Center at New River Gorge National Park and Preserve in Grandview, WV.
Take a leisurely stroll around the side to see and photograph the beautiful blooms of Catawba Rhododendron. RESERVATIONS required by May 15 (limit 25 participants): 304-465-2632 or [email protected]