Mount Hope Jubilee

Friday, September 14th: Alumni Meet & Greet; Street Dance 6pm – 9pm Saturday, September 15th: 9:30am music begins, 10am parade, vendors throughout the day.

Fayetteville Farm Days

Join us for Fayetteville Farm Days from August 24th - 26th. Our main event will be Saturday, August 25 from 9am to 1pm at the Fayetteville Convention & Visitors Bureau. This event will feature many of our local farms in the area. Meet local farmers; enjoy farm demonstrations, crafts, and fun activities for the kids. The Fayetteville Farmers Market will also be going on from 7:30am -11:30am. New to this year, we will be hosting Fayette County farm tours.  Participating farms will be opening up for public tours on August 24 and Sunday, August 26th. Stay tuned for our farm tour schedule.  Head over to one of our amazing restaurants in town to enjoy a farm-to-fork meal. Participating Fayetteville restaurants will be running specials featuring farm fresh ingredients. We are looking for farmers to represent their local farms or for farmers willing to offer hands-on demos at the event. For more information, email or call 304-574-1500.

Fayetteville’s Wild Weekend

We want to invite you to come on an adventure with us and discover all of the nature that Fayetteville has to offer. We are celebrating what makes Fayetteville so wild with a nature festival from August 10th through the 12th. From educational programs designed specifically for youngsters and adults to guided hikes in the New River Gorge along with adventure activities. Fayetteville’s Wild Weekend will offer a variety of activities and workshops for all ages and interests. Come and celebrate the features, creatures, and culture that make Fayetteville the unique place that it is. Get up close and personal with the Snakes of West Virginia as Roy Moose kicks off our events Friday. Stay tuned for a full schedule of events from nature paddle boarding tours to salamander talks. Join us for our Foraging Workshop on Sunday. We will have a nature market and educational booths set up at the Fayetteville Convention and Visitors Bureau on August 11th from 9am to 1pm. If you would like information on booth space or on the event, email us at or call 304-574-1500.

John Ellison, Live at ACE Adventure Resort

International legend John Ellison, singer songwriter of the classic hit "(She's) Some Kind of Wonderful" is bringing it to the table at ACE Adventure Resort with his all natural, low sodium, no MSG and gluten free gourmet blend of seasonings. Ellison is scheduled to perform on the deck of The Lost Paddle at ACE, Saturday, July 7th at 8:00 pm to celebrate the holiday weekend and announce a partnership between ACE and Ellison's Some Kind of Wonderful Gourmet Seasoning. The show is free, family friendly and open to the public. Ellison, born in a shack built from driftwood on the bank of the Kanawha River in Fayette County and raised in the coalfields of southern West Virginia, pursued his musical dreams and became the songwriter of one of the most recorded and played songs in music history: "(She's) Some Kind of Wonderful" was released in 1967 and gained notoriety with its catchy tune and lyrics. Today Ellison continues to perform on stages around the world bringing people together with music, and now around the dinner table. In 2001, John started Some Kind of Wonderful Foods to produce his own recipes and gourmet seasoning. The seasoning is his own blend, all natural, gluten free, no MSG and low sodium. ACE's kitchen uses Ellison's gourmet seasonings on all their wings as well as a few other food items on The Lost Paddle menu. Try the sauceless wings - they are Some Kind of Wonderful. Ellison's soulful funk performance will be followed by the local folk pop rock band The Parachute Brigade.

Map Release Featuring The Art of Brian Zickafoose at The Station

Come witness the unveiling of Fayetteville's 2018 Official Visitor’s Adventure Map! Fayetteville has a new town map. We are excited to announce that award-winning artist, Brian Zickafoose, has teamed up with the Fayetteville Convention and Visitors Bureau to create the 2018 Official Visitor’s Adventure Map! Join us at The Station on Thursday, June 28 at 6pm to celebrate the release of our new Adventure Map with an artist reception. Brian Zickafoose has taken a bird's eye view to bring America's coolest small town to life. The map will showcase points of interest throughout town including lodging, restaurants, retail, and outfitting businesses. Please help us celebrate with all those who make our community so special and such an incredible destination for visitors. Come experience the art of Brian Zickafoose and get the first peek at our Adventure Map.

Solar Music Fest

Come join us for our 5th Annual Solar powered Music Festival in Fayetteville, West Virginia: the only festival where you can sign up for a solar power co-op, enjoy a music festival fully powered by the sun, learn about environmental sustainability, and take a trip down the New River! Keeper of the Mountains Foundation started this music festival to bring people together, support musicians, and educate communities about energy alternatives. It is only together that we can move forward into a brighter future.

Fayetteville Lion’s Club 4th of July Celebration

Celebrate America’s birthday in America’s coolest small town.  We invite you and your family to join our community in celebration and to experience the magic of our small-town Independence Day Celebration.   The Fayetteville Lion's Club will host the 4th of July Celebration kicking off the festivities on the evening of the July 3rd with live music leading into a town-wide celebration on the 4th. This free event features fun activities for the whole family, vendors, food, live entertainment, and more. Enjoy ice cream and a day full of wholesome summer fun. Nothing says summer like a watermelon spitting contest or try your hand at our hula hooping contest, adults are welcome to join. Do you think you have the best cobbler? Enter our Cobbler baking contest. One of the highlights of the celebration is the Fayetteville Lion's Club 4th of July Parade where you will see an explosion of patriotism with decked out floats. Bring a blanket and stay all evening, relax on the courthouse lawn and enjoy some live music. The festivities will be capped off by a fireworks extravaganza at the Fayetteville Town Park at dusk on 4th.

Fayetteville’s Mad Hatter Tea Party

In celebration of the Mountain Music Festival Weekend Fayetteville is hosting a Mad Hatters Tea Party. Down the rabbit hole we go… You don’t want to be late for this very important date! Come join the Mad Hatter and his friends for a fun-filled afternoon of tea, delicious goodies, and yard games. Fun for all ages. You are welcome to come dressed as your favorite Alice in Wonderland character, dressed for high tea, or in your flip flops! Anything goes! We will host an 11am tea and a 1pm tea. Seating is limited. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased online or at the Fayetteville Convention & Visitors Center. To purchase tickets online:

Join us on the New River with a SUP! There are two separate sessions to choose from - Thursday May 3rd or Sunday May 6th. Meghan, owner and instructor of Mountain Surf Paddle Sports (MSPS) will go over safety, equipment, and special SUP techniques to help you gain confidence on the river. Meet at Dun Glen parking area near Thurmond on the New River. Thursday May 3rd at 5:30pm or Sunday May 6th at 12:00pm For ages 16 and over. Board, paddle, pfd, and helmet included in price! We will start out at Stone Cliff on the New River and go over different safety components to think about when on a river with paddle boards. We will also go over equipment you should have or leave at home. Next we will move to the eddy and practice river specific stroke. We will then move into the current and practice out newly learned skills. After some practice we will head down stream through two sections with ripples along a 2 mile stretch of river down to Dun Glen.

Mother’s Day Farm Brunch West Virginia Homegrown Farms

Bring Mom and join us for a buffet-style country brunch in an authentic outdoor farm setting at West Virginia Homegrown Farms. Comfortable attire and shoes are encouraged. Bring an appetite and an adventures palate and prepare to feast on local organic pork, chicken, and vegetables, an omelet station and more. Music provided by the talented Paul Nelson. There will be two seating times, 11am and 1pm. West Virginia Homegrown Farms is located in Hico West Virginia and we are proud to be serving the New River Gorge community. Our farm is forever growing, expanding, and evolving as we learn and grow. We practice green sustainable farming methods, we use no pesticides or growth hormones. We grow all natural high quality herbs and vegetables. We also supply high quality farm fresh eggs, pasture raised chickens, turkey, and sheep. Groups are offered a walking tour of the farm which includes the high tunnel, fields, and an opportunity to meet some of the farm animals. In the fall, the tour will include hay ride, corn maze, and u-pick pumpkin patch. Contact us to schedule a tour.

Fire & Ice Festival

It's time to shake off winter and welcome warmer weather. The first annual Fire & Ice Festival will do just that. Witness ice carving masterpieces, a demonstration, and then watch as fire and ice battle it out in the Ice Tower. Live music by Emmalea Deal and Treet. Chef Jon Stone will also be smoking his 1000th pig. (Dinner available for $25+tax).

New River Gorge Fest

RUBBIN RUBBERZ RAFT RACE: Monday, May 28th. We are super excited to bring you this unique raft race! This race will be held in the lower section of the NRG. The format of the race will be a head-to-head sprint race broken up into multiple elimination rounds. Each heat will be held in a different rapid. For example Heat 1 will be held in Upper Railroad rapid. The winner of each heat will move onto the next heat. Raft length will be 14 ft (give or take 1 foot in length. Each team will have 4 paddlers. A video with a better explanation will soon be posted. GET YOUR TEAM TOGETHER! ACE ADVENTURE USED GEAR SWAP: Memorial Day weekend. Bring in your used gear to sell! Reel Paddling Film Festival: Saturday, May 26th. Come join us at the Fayetteville Downtown Theater for a night of some of the best river and whitewater films! Freestyle Progression Session: Come paddle, learn a few things from the pros, and win free gear!

Fayetteville’s Nature Scavenger Hunt

In celebration of the New River Gorge Wildflower Weekend, Fayetteville is having a town-wide nature scavenger hunt April 26th -29th. For a cool new way to discover historic Fayetteville, look no further than your phone. To join us on this interactive scavenger hunt you will need to download the Klikaklu app. (free) This Scavenger Hunt will give residents, visitors, families and friends an opportunity to uncover clues that will lead them on an adventure discovering the nature that Fayetteville has to offer. We encourage everyone and all ages to participate, you can explore solo or compete as a team or family. All participants who complete the scavenger hunt can stop by the Fayetteville Convention & Visitors Bureau to claim a small prize.  Share your adventures during the hunt by tagging us #visittheville for a chance to be featured on our page.

Spring Music Festival

Enjoy an evening of both light and serious music about life's choices. This concert, titled "Chosen," features the 32-voice Chorale of Appalachian Bible College, Jubilate handbell choir, orchestra, and youth choir. Free admission. Anderson Hall is the first building on your right when entering campus from Robert C. Byrd Drive (WV-16).

Vintage in the Ville

Watch the whole town of Fayetteville transform into a pickers paradise for “Vintage in the Ville”. Join us as we welcome hundreds of visitors in search of amazing bargains and hidden treasures. Discover a forgotten treasure while enjoying Fayetteville’s small-town charm. Vendors will set up their tent shops on the streets down the center of town. The market will open on Friday at 8 am and will close at 6 pm. Enjoy shopping for unique finds, antiques, jewelry, vintage furniture, clothes, toys, artisans, and more! It reopens at 8 am Saturday until 6 pm. Make it a weekend and enjoy shopping in Fayetteville’s awesome antique stores and enjoy town-wide yard sales. For vendor information email us at

Wildflower Weekend – Fayetteville Nature Scavenger Hunt

Celebrate Spring in Appalachia at the Fifteenth Annual New River Gorge Wildflower Weekend! Celebrate the glories of Appalachian spring from the rim of the gorge to the river at the Fourteenth Annual New River Gorge Wildflower Weekend, April 27 to 29, 2018! Explore the area’s natural diversity at programs in New River Gorge National River, Babcock State Park, Hawks Nest State Park, Little Beaver State Park, Pipestem Resort State Park, and Tamarack. There will be events throughout the New River Gorge at our national and state park sites! Fayetteville will also be having a town-wide Nature Scavenger Hunt during the Wildflower Weekend. Stop by the Fayetteville Convention & Visitors Bureau to pick up a scavenger checklist. This will be a photo scavenger hunt you can participate in all weekend long. Take pictures all the items on the list and stop back by the Fayetteville Visitor Center for a small prize. All programs are free! Bring water and wear sturdy hiking shoes for guided walks. Snacks, binoculars, a hand lens, and a favorite field guide are also useful. For more information call 304-466-0417. For more information:

Fayetteville’s First Annual Egg Decorating Contest

The Fayetteville Convention & Visitors Center is egg-cited to announce its first Egg Decorating Contest. Kids of all ages are welcome to participate and we will also have a category for adults. The winning eggs in each category will be displayed at the Fayetteville Easter Egg Hunt and awards and prizes will be presented after the egg hunt on March 31st.

Adult Glow In The Dark Egg Hunt Fayetteville

Why should kids have all the fun? Join us for Fayetteville’s first “Adult Easter Egg Hunt”. You will not want to miss out on this “Eggciting” opportunity. We will have hundreds of eggs hidden all over. Many of the eggs will be filled with coupons to redeem “Eggcellent” prizes. Visitors are encouraged to join in on the fun. You must have a wristband to participate and be 18 or older to enter the hunt. To add to the challenge we will be hunting for the eggs in the dark. Join us for a fun glow in the dark egg hunt! Wristbands can be purchased at the CVB-$10 for 1 or 2 for $15. Prizes will be awarded (TBA).

New River Birding & Nature Festival

Since 2002, the annual New River Birding & Nature Festival has taken place in and around the New River Gorge National River in the heart of the upland, hardwood forests that Cornell Lab of Ornithology, identified as a crucial stopover habitat for the continued survival of species such as Golden-winged, Blue-winged, and Swainson's Warbler, as well as the Scarlet Tanager. This bird and nature watching festival highlights more than 100 bird species on a variety of birding tours. A friendly birding vacation for everyone, the week long event features guided birding and nature excursions, world-class speakers, the finest collection of guides, tasty food, and a back-porch atmosphere unmatched by any other birding festival. Signature guided bird watching experiences include the opportunity to visit a wide range of habitats, world class instruction for those wanting to enhance their birding skills, and the best guide-to-guest ratio on the festival circuit. All skill levels are welcome. With options to suit many budgets, packages range from week-long with cabin accommodations to a single day without lodging. Each day offers a great field trip of your choice, three tasty meals, two knowledge and fun packed presentations, world-class experts you will call friends, and good times!

Live Music Saturday featuring Zoo of Trees

Local musicians Shawn Benfield (Guitar/Vocals) and Chris Huddle (Guitar/Backing Vocals) come together to perform all your acoustic favorites.

New River Gorge Sports and Car Festival

Oak Hill had a long tradition of hosting the sports festival in the 1960s – 1990s and we are pleased to be bringing this exciting event back to not just Oak Hill, but to various communities throughout the county. While the mission of the Chamber is to promote, support and encourage the business community, this event will be a true community event that will engage members of the entire family.

New River Gorgeous Trail Run

Join ACE Adventure Resort for the 18th Annual New River Gorge-ous Trail Run & Walk. Choose between three race options

Wonderland Mountain Challenge Trail Run

Join ACE for 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 the Wonderland Mountain Challenge on May 26th, 2018.

Mountain Music Festival

West Virginia’s best music festival at ACE Adventure Resort is gearing up for its 6th year! Featuring over 25 bands

Fayetteville Christmas Craft Show

Catch the spirit of the season at the Fayetteville Annual Christmas Craft Show in the heart of Fayetteville. This indoor craft event occurs the first Saturday in December presented by the Fayetteville Women’s club. The fair is open from 9:00am- 5:00 pm. Shop various handmade artisan items and other vendors. Enjoy raffles and fun, food is also available on site. The Craft Fair is held in the Fayette County Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building downtown Fayetteville. The show will feature over 50 vendors. *Donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted for the local food pantry. For vendor information, call: 304-574-2580

Fayetteville Arts Coalition Presents The Holiday Arts Sampler

Find the perfect gift as Fayetteville's best artists are featured in the Fayetteville Arts Coalitions Holiday Art Sampler. Meet local artists and shop for unique items made with love.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Historic Fayette Theater Presents: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever November 24, 25, December 1 & 2 at 7:30 pm; November 26 & Dec 3 at 2 p.m. Laughs abound in this bestselling Christmas classic by Barbara Robinson! The Best Christmas Pageant Ever follows the outrageous shenanigans of the Herdman siblings, or “the worst kids in the history of the world.” The siblings take over the annual Christmas pageant in a hilarious yet heartwarming tale involving the Three Wise Men, a ham, scared shepherds, and six rowdy kids. Ralph, Imogene, Leroy, Claude, Ollie, and Gladys Herdman are an awful bunch. They set fire to Fred Shoemaker’s toolshed, blackmailed Wanda Pierce to get her charm bracelet, and smacked Alice Wendelken across the head. And that’s just the start! When the Herdmans show up at church for the free snacks and suddenly take over the Christmas pageant, the other kids are shocked. It’s obvious that they’re up to no good.

Fayetteville’s Old Time Christmas Celebration

Nestled in the picturesque mountains of West Virginia you can step back in time and enjoy Fayetteville’s Old Time Christmas Celebration. Fayetteville gets all dolled up for the holidays celebrating with true small-town flair. Escape the hustle and bustle of the holidays and enjoy a getaway with your family. You can shop small and enjoy strolling around historic downtown Fayetteville as the storefronts come to life with Christmas displays all month long. The town square will be lit up like a Christmas storybook with lights strung and fresh greenery bringing the town square to life. The Festivities kick off December 1st with Fayetteville’s Annual Christmas Parade. Head over to see the light show at the Fayetteville County Park and participate in the Ugly Sweater Run. Fayetteville’s Christmas Craft Show is held Saturday, December 2nd with over 50 craft vendors. The Grove will be hosting The Fayetteville Arts Coalitions Holiday Sampler during that evening. Experience the town coming together for the Greening of The Town. Make cookies with Santa at The Station, enjoy hot cocoa from Koolbeanz or a Christmas treat from Sweet T’s Candy Land Bakery, lots of activities for the kids, carols, and a town-wide ugly sweater contest.

Fayetteville Fall Foraging Workshop & Hike

West Virginia and the Appalachian Mountains are a forager’s paradise. Join us for Fayetteville’s first Foraging event with our Fall Foraging Workshop & Hike on Saturday September 30th at Arrowhead Bike Farm. Fall is the perfect time to learn about the skills involved in foraging for wild food. Discover the delicacies that can be found in the woods. Roots, tubers, and shoots, greens, buds, and flowers are among the various plant structures that are available for harvesting. Follow a local legend the “Berry Man” Mitchel Dech as he leads our foraging hike. This event will be hands on exploring the trails of Arrowhead and the surrounding property to discover, discuss, and learn about edible plants in their habitats. Come prepared with comfortable shoes for moderate 2-mile hike. After the hike gather back on the deck for lunch on the bike farm. Enjoy some locally foraged snacks and tea. Interested in spending an afternoon with a great group of foragers? When: Saturday September 30th Time: 8:30 am to 1:00pm Where: Arrowhead Bike Farm Investment: $30; Lunch Included This event will take place rain or shine, and it will moderate hiking. Space for this event is limited in order to maximize the learning environment, and registration with payment in advance is required. To register, email

Taste of Bridge Day

For 17 years, Oak Hill and Fayetteville, now merged as Canyon Rim Rotary Club, has organized the annual Taste Of Bridge

Bridge Day

Bridge Day is West Virginia’s largest single-day festival and one of the largest extreme sports events in the world. Held

Thurmond Family Triathlon

Beginner friendly family triathlon held in the heart of the New River gorge. Make memories with your family as you bike, paddle, and run.

Oak Leaf Festival

Enjoy the celebration of fall with vendors, crafts, quilts, live bands, and pageantry, and more!

Captain Thurmond’s Challenge

A multi-sport off road race including mountain biking, kayaking, and trail running. Leaving from downtown Fayetteville, WV and leading you

Thurmond Train Day

Discover what life was like in one of the New River Gorge’s most renowned towns! Explore the historic railroad town

Fayetteville’s Merchant Mix & Match

Looking for something fun to do? Come check out Fayetteville’s Merchant Mix and Match! The Fayetteville Merchants are hosting this event from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the last Thursday of every month. Come take a stroll around downtown Fayetteville as your favorite locally owned shops and restaurants pair up for this fun event. You will find restaurants giving out free samples in your favorite shops and shops set up at restaurants. Enjoy live music and fun activities throughout town during the event. This event will give you a chance to see what makes Fayetteville so unique. Stop by the Fayetteville Convention & Visitors Bureau for information and join us for a kids craft hosted by the Fayetteville Arts Coalition. Join in on some Karaoke fun while sampling fresh juice from the Raw & Juicy Bar.

2017 Bridge Day Chili Cook-off – 9th Annual

Things are heating up in Fayetteville with the 9th Annual Bridge Day Chili Cook-off! Have fun at Bridge Day, then come to Historic Downtown Fayetteville, stop by to taste and to help judge the some of the best chili samples from around the region from mild to wild! Admission and parking are FREE, but there is a charge for chili tasting tickets. Bring the kids along, we will have kids activities. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: Live Music beginning at 2:30 p.m. Black Garlic Chili Tasting: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Awards Ceremony: 5:15 pm Dining and Shopping: All Day! FREE ADMISSION and PARKING *Fee for Tasting Tickets. *Sold in $5.00 Packs Only. * Tickets Sales Begin at 3:00 p.m. Need More Information? Contact the Fayetteville Convention and Visitors Bureau at 304-574-1500 or email

Fayettevilles Merchant Mix & Match

Enjoy a stroll around Historic Downtown Fayetteville as our locally owned shops and restaurants pair up together for this special event! Restaurants will be teaming up with shops giving out free samples. There will be live music, karaoke, activities, displays, special offers, and lots of fun things going on throughout the event. There will also be artists and performers set up throughout town.

Country Roads Festival

Enjoy arts & crafts, music, games, car show, and great food at Hawks Nest State Park.

Oak Leaf Festival 2017

Enjoy the celebration of fall with vendors, crafts, quilts, live bands, kids activities, pageantry and more!

Ansted Hometown Festival

The Hometown Mountain Heritage Festival is the premier heritage festival in West Virginia. It is an annual festival held every

Gritty Chix Mud Run

Gritty Chix Mud Run is the largest mud run in West Virginia and a great weekend with the girls! Get

Captain Thurmond Challenge Triathlon

Captain Thurmond’s Challenge is an extreme triathlon consisting of 28.5 miles of the most challenging mountain biking, whitewater and trail running the New River Gorge area has to offer! This year, the CTC will be held on August, 5th, 2017 with the starting line in quaint downtown Fayetteville, WV. This race is part of the New River Gorge Challenge Weekend so pack up the friends and family and head on out for a weekend of racing for every level! In addition to the Captain Thurmond’s Challenge on Saturday, August 5th, a charity 5K will also be held in town that morning with proceeds supporting the New River Gorge Learning Co-Op. There is also an awesome FAMILY-FRIENDLY triathlon held Sunday, August 6th in the town of Thurmond, WV, just a short drive from Fayetteville.

Thurmond Triathlon

Bring the entire family and come make memories in the heart of the New River Gorge. This beginner friendly triathlon starts at the historic Thurmond Train Depot, where participants will make their way across the bridge over the scenic New River and bike 2 miles to Stonecliff Beach. From there, the race moves to the New River for a 1.5 mile span of easy paddling on calm waters ( ducky boats are available with pre-registration). In the last leg of the race, racers will run from the Dun Glen Day Use Area and make their way back into Thurmond, running a 2-mile loop of the town.

Appalachian String Band Music Festival

Traditional and neo-traditional musicians from around the world head to Clifftop every year for great music and dance competitions! This family-friendly event offers onsite camping for those who want to be right in the action. Youth programs and craft workshops take place during the event. Artists and craftspeople present their handicrafts and food trucks offer eclectic dining options. Prices for daily entrance, pre-camping and overnight camping during the festival available at

Spartan Race: West Virginia Beast, Super, and Sprint Weekend

Spartan Race will be crowning the 2017 Spartan U.S. Championship Series winners AND first-ever age group champions here at the Summit Bechtel Reserve on August 26 and 27, 2017. The Spartan U.S. Championship Series will crown both individual race winners and an overall series champion based on cumulative points earned across the five race series and award more than $100,000 in cash and prizes. The Emmy-nominated series will once again be televised on NBCSN. As the final race in the Spartan U.S. Championship Series, The Ascent presented by Wild, Wonderful West Virginia will bring the most competitive field of athletes to test themselves on the most challenging course of the series. The Reebok Spartan Race: It's an event of pure primitive craziness that you'll never forget!

Spartan Race West Virginia Trifecta Weekend

The world's leading obstacle race series comes to West Virginia! All four Spartan Races will be offered over the course of the weekend; Beast, Super, Sprint, and Kids Races.

2017 National Scout Jamboree Visitor Days

Day visitors have access to the Summit Center during the Jamboree. The Summit Center is the hub of Jamboree activity and is home to the stadium shows, the military exhibits, conservation trail, Disabilities Awareness Area, Sustainability Treehouse, merit badges, and a wide variety of other exhibits and displays. Observers and participants can see all the above listed items and visit the main retail store, purchase retail food items, and experience Brownsea Island. In addition those who purchase a participant pass can experience other elements of the Summit Center, including Boulder Cove, Challenge Course, Skate Board Plaza, Mountain Biking, Shooting Sports, Climbing, Zip-lining, and BMX riding. Visitor access to activities is based on availability. Activities may be closed at times due to adverse weather conditions. Day visitors do not have access to the base camps or activity areas. Questions Website: Email: Call: 972-580-2489 Visitor hours will be as follows: Friday, July 21st: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday, July 22nd: 9:00 am – End of Show Sunday, July 23rd: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Monday, July 24th: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Tuesday, July 25th: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Wednesday, July 26th: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Thursday, July 27th: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (note the early closing time) Tickets: Notes: Under 6 years old free admission Ages 6-10 pay the youth fee One day passes specifically for Sunday, July 23rd will be ½ the normal one day pass because of the shortened hours of operations. There are no other discounts regardless of the type of pass selected. Scouts/Venturers in full uniform receive coupon for Trading Post discount under both plans (10% on any single purchase up to $40) Single day, Two Day & Three Day Pass purchasers must purchase the Saturday, July 22nd Show Day Pass separately Notice: No refunds will be provided on the basis of inaccuracy in product selection or quantity; weather; change of schedule; change, suspension, or cancellation of activities; failure to arrive at the venue; failure of on-site transportation; substitution or cancellation of entertainers close of venue; overbooking; wait times; or acts of God. For your convenience and security, please: No backpacks No Coolers No picnic baskets Visitors are encouraged to bring water bottles and/or small daypacks. Visitor Logistics Shuttle transportation to the Summit Center from the visitor lot is provided with your pass. Visitor shuttles run regularly all day during the Jamboree. All visitors will be required to return to their cars when visitation hours end each day. Upon arrival, all visitors will see a Youth Protection presentation. For everyone’s security, all bags may be screened or checked. The last shuttle to the Summit Center will depart from the visitor lot two hours before the posted closing hour. On, Saturday, July 22, 2017, the last shuttle to the Summit Center will be 6pm. We can’t wait for you to visit the 2017 National Scout Jamboree. You will have the experience of a lifetime and a taste of everything the Jamboree has to offer! Admission: $12.50 - $140.00

The Bridge Jam

Bridge Jam is the perfect complement to your Bridge Day experience. Round out your weekend with this two-day music festival held on the Cascade Festival Grounds at the former Gaines Estate (225 W. Maple Ave.) just two blocks from downtown Fayetteville. The festival includes live music, a variety of craft beers, food trucks, food choices from Fayetteville’s well known restaurants and more. Live music will run throughout the day, making it the perfect location before or after a visit to the historic Bridge Day festival. Festival grounds will open Friday evening at 8:00 p.m. with music running from 8:30 p.m. to midnight, then again on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. with music running from 12:30 p.m. to midnight. Tent camping and RV spots can be reserved on the grounds both Friday and Saturday nights.

Explorer Chick

We’re planning a convergence of Explorer Chicks from all over the country to gather for an unforgettable weekend! It’s an unique experience coming to the Midwest this Summer. Your ticket will get you a weekend of mountaintop camping, a welcome dinner, entry to Explorer Chick Base Camp where we’ll have demos, keynote speakers, yoga classes, and an outdoor marketplace. Every night, you’ll wind down around a raging bonfire with hundreds of your newest friends! But we’re not stopping there! Heck no! This is all going down in the New River Gorge, home to some of the best adventures in the Midwest!

Mountaineer Strong Race

Join us in Almost Heaven--West Virginia--and flex those mountaineer muscles. For the inaugural Mountaineer Strong, racers will whitewater raft with a guide on Class III-V rapids down the New River, mountain bike on amazing trails in the New River Gorge, and trek through the beautiful ACE Adventure Resort property. This Appalachian state, covered with rugged mountains and river valleys, has long been known for its epic outdoor pursuits. Once you finish this race, we hope you’ll have a deeper understanding of WV’s state motto: Montani Semper Liberi (“Mountaineers are always free”).

Murder in Margaritaville Mystery Dinner

Somewhere in the tropics between the Port of Indecision and Southwest of Disorder you'll find that murder meets mayhem and the intrigue begins! You'll be searching for much more than your long lost shaker of salt. $40/person. Call us to reserve your character!

Creole Revels- Winter Dining Series

Laissez les bon temps rouler! Celebrate Mardi Gras at our Creole-inspired Winter Dining Series event. From the bayous of Louisiana and the keys of the Caribbean this meal will make your mouth water and your brow sweat. Tasty, piquant, and always surprising, Creole cuisine is what spawned the flavors of the south. Come and get it at Smokey’s. $40/person. Call us to reserve your seat.

Chinese New Year

Bid goodbye to the Monkey and say hello to the Rooster. The first day of the Chinese Year is traditionally the day of the new moon between between January 21 and February 20. This year, that will be January 28, and the dinner we present to mark it will be unforgettable, all year long. Take your taste buds to China as we celebrate the Year of the Rooster in our Winter Dining Series. $40/person. Call us to reserve your plate.

Knight of Murder Mystery Dinner

Don your Renaissance duds and dive into character during this dinner with a show and your friends! Whether ’tis to gaze upon yon knights jousting or to partake ale and merriment, thy business is thine own... until thou findest thineself in the midst of a murder most foul. Knights! Protect the King and Queen! $40/person. Reservations required. Once you have reserved your spot, we'll assign you a character to portray for the mystery!

New Year’s Eve at Smokey’s on the Gorge

Ring it in right—right on the rim of the New River Gorge, that is! We’ll have all the food, revels and music you can stand. Live music by the Wild Rumpus. Please party responsibly: have a designated driver or rent a cabin! $55 for just dinner, or $70 for dinner, the party and champagne toast at midnight. Ticket includes dinner, after-party and champagne toast.

“Biketoberfest” @ The Arrowhead Bike Farm

A fun filled day of Traditional Bavarian food, Music and Bike Rides - and of course, Oktoberfest Beer (and other craft beers).

Country Roads Festival

Enjoy arts and crafts, music and great food at Hawks Nest State Park.

Hometown Mountain Heritage Festival

The Hometown Mountain Heritage Festival is the premier heritage festival in West Virginia. It is an annual festival held every 3rd weekend in June in Ansted WV! It is hosted by the AIM/Hometown Mountain Heritage Committee. Activities include Coal Shoveling contest, Hometown 5-K Run, Flea Market, Kids Carnival, Heritage Demonstrations, Chain Saw Artist, Horseshoe Pitching Contest, Memorabilia Displays, Arts & Crafts Vendor Booths, and more.

White Oak Rail Trail Expo

White Oak Rail Trail is lined with vendors, organizations, services, fundraisers, concessions, flea markets, yard sales, etc. Each year in

Visit the Ville Art Walk

Added additional tags. (SS) 8/8/16

Hawk Gawk & Warbler Walk

Hawk Gawk & Warbler Walk, fall birding weekend October 7-9, 2016 with educator-naturalist Dr. Bill Hilton Jr, and Warbler Guide co-author Tom Stephenson! Our exclusive Hawk Gawk & Warbler Walk fall birding weekend is limited to 12 guests. This up-close, hands-on, small-group weekend of feathered fun, brilliant trip leaders and awesome people with similar interests offers a unique opportunity to work closely with Warbler Guide co-author Tom Stephenson and educator-naturalist Dr. Bill Hilton Jr. to enhance your skills in raptor and fall warbler identification while having fun. We begin Friday at 6pm with dinner and a raptor presentation (the Hawk Talk), with former Hawk Mountain staff member Dr. Bill Hilton Jr. Saturday is spent with Bill putting our raptor identification skills into practice with breathtaking sightings and scenery. Beginning with a 6am breakfast rendezvous, then we'll be on our way to the witness migrating raptors (the Hawk Gawk), at Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory - field trip transportation is provided. Along the way, we'll stop at a unique market where you may buy lunch to be enjoyed in the field later, then we're off to a 20 to 30 minute hike (eight-tenths of a mile; moderate difficulty) up the mountain to the Hanging Rock Tower. Saturday evening, regroup and relax at 6pm with dinner and a warbler presentation (the Warbler Talk), with one of the foremost warbler experts Tom Stephenson. Come together again Sunday at 8am at Wolf Creek Park, fall warblers are the main feature (Warbler Walk) with Tom Stephenson as we explore to the Wetlands Boardwalk and Nature Trails at Wolf Creek Park (an easy walk on mostly level ground). Then we wrap up our Hawk Gawk & Warbler Walk weekend with brunch with Bill and Tom. $399/individual, and $700/couple. A major portion of each registration is a tax deductible donation to the 501C3 Fayette County Education Fund to provide youth environmental education. *Lodging is not provided ... see website for full details*

8th Annual Bridge Day Chili Cook-off

After attending Bridge Day, come to Historic Downtown Fayetteville to taste and help judge various chili samples from around the region. Admission and parking are FREE, but there is a charge for chili tasting tickets. 2016 Bridge Day (c) Chili Cook-off - 8th Annual SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Live Music beginning at 2:30 p.m. Duffy Boyd's Bluegrass Band Chili Tasting: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Awards Ceremony: 5:15 pm Dining & Shopping: All Day! FREE ADMISSION & PARKING * Fee for Tasting Tickets. * Sold in $5.00 Packs Only. * Tickets Sales Begin at 3:00 p.m. Need More Information? Contact the Fayetteville Convention and Visitors Bureau at 304-574-1500