Check out all of the things going on in town this weekend in Fayetteville. The National Park Service hosts their Hidden History Weekend.
New River Gorge National Park Hidden History Weekend
Join us for the 13th Annual Hidden History Weekend: September 24-26, 2021
Discover more of Southern West Virginia’s hidden history at the 13th Annual Hidden History Weekend, September 24 – 26, 2021. Explore heritage sites, history highlight videos and exhibits, and even challenge yourself to discover more history on your own through self-guided tours and a photo challenge during this FREE event at New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, the National Coal Heritage Area, and the West Virginia State Parks of Babcock, Hawks Nest, and Pipestem Resort.
Here is the complete program schedule for 2021 Hidden History Weekend. All programs are FREE. An adult must accompany children to programs. The wearing of face masks and safe social distancing will be practiced during all public programs regardless of vaccination. Bring water, plus wear a mask and sturdy walking shoes for guided walks. * Be sure to check back for any last-minute schedule additions or event changes.
Lords of Lester at The Freefolk Brewery
Lords of Lester bring their six-piece acoustic ensemble to the Freefolk Stage. Jamie Lester on vocals and mandolin, David Lawson on clarinet, Michael Reynolds on stand-up bass, Francisco Amaya on guitar, Will Pentz on guitar, and Emily Carlson on vocals.
Wine & Whisky Rendezvous River Lodge
Join us on Friday, September 24th for an evening with Fayetteville’s easy listening acoustic duo, Whiskey & Wine. Music starts at 8pm, FREE show.
Fayette County Farmers Market
Come score delicious fresh goodies in downtown Fayetteville at our weekly farmers’ market. Find the market off Wiseman Ave. in the Courthouse Parking lot beside the courthouse.
New River Yoga at Adventures on The Gorge Pool Desk
Cunard Southside Trail- Red Ash Bike & Hike
Meet at the Brooklyn parking lot for a bike ride (bikes provided) to Red Ash. Hidden History Weekend will involve a bike ride on the Southside Trail out to Red Ash Island. The group will bike with a ranger and Community Captain on the Southside trail to learn about the once-thriving communities of Red Ash and Rush Run. Pedal on an old railroad grade and stop along the way to hike out to a cemetery and coke ovens. Mountain biking doesn’t have to be a high adventure sport. We offer introductory mountain bike rides perfect for first-timers or beginners, but fun for all. Before you ride, one of our hike leaders will review the basics with you. You’ll get a chance to get comfortable on your bike before hitting the trail. Active SWV often has bikes available for your use at no charge. Please contact us in advance to make a reservation to attend this hike and if you want to reserve a bike. Please email Info@activeswv.comParticipants will be asked to sign an online waiver once a year found here.
https://redcap.wvctsi.org/redcap/surveys/?s=K7WDLY3DW7Mountain biking doesn’t have to be a high adventure sport. We offer introductory mountain bike rides perfect for first-timers or beginners, but fun for all. Before you ride, one of our certified bike instructors will review the basics with you. You’ll get a chance to get comfortable on your bike before hitting the trail. Active SWV often has bikes available for your use at no charge. Please contact us in advance to see check bike availability.Participants will be asked to sign an online waiver found here once a year.
https://redcap.wvctsi.org/redcap/surveys/?s=K7WDLY3DW7Directions: To reach the trailhead from Route 19, follow Route 16 south through the town of Fayetteville. Take a left on Gateway Road (sign indicates Kaymoor and Cunard). Follow Gatewood Road for 4.6 miles and turn left at the sign for Cunard. Go 1.8 miles and turn left at both of the signs indicating Cunard River Access Road. Follow this road to the river access point, where parking is available. The first mile from the Cunard River Access is open to motorized vehicles. A parking area at Brooklyn marks the end of the maintained road.
Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/8PFphVP2W7if5doWA
COVID guidelines will be in place along with prescreening for COVID symptoms.
Tom Batchelor & Friends at The Freefolk Brewery
Tom Batchelor and Friends return to The Freefolk Brewery Stage! Don’t miss this hoedown
New River Yoga at Adventures on The Gorge Pool Desk
Brunch & Live Music at the Southside Junction Tap House
Enjoy brunch at the Southside Junction Tap House from 12 pm-3pm along with $3 mimosas. There will be live music Brunch tunes 2pm-4pm .$3 Mimosas, and Brunch Specials!
Appalachian Tradition: Hands-on Quilting Canyon Rim Visitor Center Hidden History Weekend
Appalachian Tradition: Hands-on Quilting
2:30 to 4:30 pm. Meet at New River Gorge National Park and Preserve’s Canyon Rim Visitor Center picnic shelter, Lansing. Discover one of Appalachia’s oldest traditions by exploring the history and techniques of quilting. Come and go as you please and try your hand at basic stitching to help create a lasting piece of art. Program participants must wear a face mask and practice safe social distancing.
Lodging Highlight : Cozy Red Cabin
Cute red cozy cottage size house w all amenities including central air conditioning. Close to all recreation and sight seeing of Fayetteville, the New River National River and Gauley River National Recreation Area, and skiing at Winterplace. Private, wooded four acres in a residential neighborhood, three miles from downtown Fayetteville.