Each year on the third Saturday of October, West Virginia’s New River Gorge Bridge becomes a hot spot for jaw-dropping acts. BASE jumpers perform thrilling feats by jumping from the bridge to the New River Gorge as thousands of spectators cheer them on. Pulsating energy fills the air as several rappelling teams ascend and descend from a fixed rope.
The New River Gorge Bridge is the world’s 3rd longest single-arch bridge, and the longest of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. Situated 876 feet above the beautiful New River, this landmark bridge is renowned for being the site of Bridge Day, West Virginia’s biggest one-day festival, and one of North America’s top 100 festivals!
‘Bridge Day is one full day of excitement and entertainment – from BASE
jumping and rappelling to unique food and live music, this is one historic
festival you’re not going to want to miss.’
Bridge Day weekend kicks off with food and music. Check out the Taste of Bridge Day festival the day before. This foodie event showcases the area’s best restaurants and caterers, who will be offering samples of their delicious specialties. Bridge Jam delights audiences with a world-class lineup of musicians paired with local breweries – it takes place on the same weekend as Bridge Day. Whether you choose to perform daredevil stunts or sit back and enjoy them, there will be something for everyone.
Bridge Day takes place at the New River Gorge Bridge in Fayetteville, West Virginia.
Spectators will be allowed to walk the bridge and get the best views in the house as BASE jumpers fly into the gorge below and rappellers descend and ascend from the catwalk.
The most efficient way to get to the bridge is to take advantage of the shuttles. Just park your car and pay $3 for the shuttle, which will take you to the entrance of Bridge Day. Shuttles will be available at the Fayette Landing Shopping Center, Fayetteville Walmart, Fayetteville High School, Fayetteville Courthouse, Smales Branch Road, and Midland Trail High School.
The New River Gorge offers several vacation rentals and hotels. For all the hotel deals and Airbnbs head to the map below.
Fayetteville may be a small town, but it’s big fun. The town is peppered with historical attractions that history buffs will love. But what it’s really known for are the many outdoor activities that will get your heart pumping. The New River Gorge is a hub for outdoor excursions like mountain biking, whitewater rafting, hiking, and rock climbing. There are over 3,000 routes to choose from on more than 60 miles of cliff. This doesn’t even include all the opportunities available for bouldering!
In town, indulge in unique Appalachian-inspired cuisine. Watch the sunset in the New River Gorge, and after an exciting day out, head back into town for a local brew.
Bridge Day will take place on Saturday October 19, 2019 from 9AM to 3PM.
Rad Season is providing you with hotels and Airbnbs at the lowest prices available online. Book your stay for Bridge Day 2019 using the map below!
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