Weekend Update New Years Edition



Beer, Burger, Bourbon, and Blues Night at the Freefolk Brewery



Beer, Burger, Bourbon, and Blues Night is BACK! Join us on Thursday’s for a delicious meal and yummy spirits to wash it down with! It’s $20 for a burger (meat or black bean beet patty available) and fries, one Freefolk draft beer, and a pour of Smooth Ambler bourbon! We’ll have blues music going! It should be an awesome evening so come join us!

Red Barn Paint & Sip Wild Wonderful Paint Parties at The Freefolk Brewery


Come on out for a fun evening at Freefolk Brewery in Fayetteville on Thursday December 30th at 6pm painting a lovely winter red barn scene! Class will last approximately 2-2.5 hours and includes step-by-step instruction. Class price is $35/person and food & beverages will be available for purchase! Join us for a fun evening painting & sipping over a great playlist at Freefolk Brewery making memories and creating your own masterpiece on a 16×20 inch canvas! *

Live Music Shawn Benfield at the Southside Junction Tap House


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Fireside Friday’s at the Freefolk Brewery

❄️ Every Friday during the winter season we will be doing  Fireside Friday’s  at Freefolk! Come hang out with us outside by the fire pits, while sipping on some yummy beer made right here!    We will have s’mores kits available for purchase that you can roast over the fire! (Traditional milk chocolate and mixed candy kits available!)  Feel free to bring extra blankets or your favorite chair and dress warm! Our patio is a truly magical place to be on a fall evening and we hope you’ll join us 

New Year’s Eve Events

New Year’s Eve with the Company Stores

The Gaines Estate


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A Very Red Audio NYE with Bane Star

Southside Junction Tap House


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Join us for a very Punk Rock NYE party at the Tap House! Headlining: Red Audio with opener Bane Star! $15 at the door includes Champagne Toast at midnight! Music starts at 10pm. You don’t want to miss this!!

Blinging in the New Year 2022 at Maggie’s Pub


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We have almost made it through another crazy year and we still haven’t gotten to do much or dress up often this year so we thought we would be all fancy for New Year. So dress to the 9’s and join us blinging in the New Year! There will be music, Hor d’oeuvres, fancy drink specials, free champagne toast at midnight, prizes for best dressed and fun to be had all around. It’s time to break out your best and glamorous outfits and get classy with us! CHEERS! 

New Years with Dinosaur Burps at Charlie’s Pub

Ring in the New year with Dinosaur Burps at Charlie’s Pub


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New Year’s Eve Party w/ Magnolia Boulevard + Andrew Adkins & 1863

7pm at the Lost Paddle Ace Adventure Resort

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Ring in 2022 with us at ACE Adventure Resort in the beautiful New River Gorge. Featuring live music from Magnolia Boulevard with Andrew Adkins and 1863 on the indoor stage. Appetizers and dinner options will be available and a champagne toast is included with your ticket purchase. Purchase your tickets in advance and save $5 off the door charge.


New River Yoga at New River Yoga Studio


First Day Hike Endless Wall Trail GATP


Start the year off on the right foot by keeping that New Year’s resolution! Make your first hike of the year with retired state park ranger Pat and learn the 10 essentials to carry when hiking. Meet at the Fern Creek parking area at 9:00 AM, January 1 to hike the Endless Wall Trail.

New Year’s Day Events

Polar Swim at Fayette Station

1pm Fayette Station Beach New River National Park

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Enjoy the thrill of the chill! It’s bold to be cold! Join us as we dive into the New Year with a Polar Swim! The Fayette Station Polar Swim is an annual New Year’s Day tradition where locals gather to bring in the new year. All are welcome to join in at your own risk. Meet us at 12:45pm at Fayette Station to participate in the plunge at 1:00pm. Participants must sign a liability waiver to participate. Space is limited to 50 participants and participants must preregister. We encourage participants to carpool and use the upper lot at Fayette Station. Do not cross over the railroad tracks.

Polar Plunge Ace Adventure Resort

12pm Ace Lake

Are you looking for a great way to start off the New Year? What better way to start 2022 than taking a plunge into our Waterpark and donate to charity while you’re at it! ACE Adventure Resort is hosting a Polar Bear Plunge where all proceeds go towards the New River Humane Society. Stick around Saturday and support the New River Humane society by taking an icy plunge into ACE Lake. Our Polar Plunge is happening New Years Day @ high noon. $10 donation to the New River Humane Society gets you a spot in the lineup to take the plunge!

First Day Hike Hawks Nest Rail Trail

11am Hawks Nest Rail Trail

Join Community Captains Jill, Jacki, and Jack!
This easy 2.25 (4.5 total) mile hike down to the New River from Ansted follows the Mill creek. This scenic trail includes a foundation from an old mill, waterfalls, mines and more. The trail head is on Hawks Nest Rd ( turn by the Walgreens and go under route 60 )
See the best of the Southern West Virginia’s parks when you join one of our hikes. Hikes go at a leisurely pace, and are led by Community Captains. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather and wear sturdy closed toe shoes. You are welcome to bring walking sticks/hiking poles for assistance, and are encouraged to bring your own water and sunscreen. The length of each hike may vary. Please contact us, or find our Facebook event page for each hike for more details.


New River Yoga at New River Yoga Studio


Women’s Group Bike Ride at Arrowhead Bike Farm

2pm Arrowhead Bike Farm

We are excited to announce our Weekly Women’s Group Ride will be on Sundays! Sundays at 11 AM, 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 11 AM. 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! 

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