Each year, on the third Saturday of October, West Virginia’s New River Gorge Bridge becomes a hot spot for jaw-dropping acts. Rappellers and BASE jumpers perform trilling 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 teams ascend or descend from a fixed rope. The event is open to experienced rapellers, but everyone is welcome to walk the high line.
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 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 bridge jumping to bridge jamming, food and live music, this is one historic festival you’re not going to want to miss.’
The Bridge Jam delights audience’s ears with a world-class lineup of musicians, best paired with awesome breweries and 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. Check out the Taste of Bridge Day Festival the day before, showcases the area’s best restaurants and caterers, who will be offering samples of their delicious specialties.
Bridge Day takes place at the New River Gorge Bridge in Fayetteville, West Virginia.
Tickets cost $25, and reservations are required. Spectators will be allowed to walk the bridge and get the best views of 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 the $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 Wal-Mart, Fayetteville High School, Fayetteville Court House, Smales Branch Road, and the Midland Trail High School.
Fayetteville offers several vacation rentals and hotels, but for Bridge Day, check out those located in or around the New River Gorge. For all the hotel deals and Airbnb’s head to the map below.
Fayetteville may be a small town, but it’s big in fun. The town is peppered with historical attractions that history buffs will love. But what it’s really known for are the many climbing and outdoor activities that will get your heart pumping. For outdoor excursions, look no further than the New River Gorge, a hub for mountain biking, whitewater rafting, BASE jumping, and insane 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 Appalachian cuisine and feast on lamb, prime ribs, blue marlin, barbecued ribs, smoked meats, and so much more. Watch the sun go down behind the New River Gorge, and by nightfall, this is when the fun really starts. After an exciting day out, head back into town where you can choose from rustic sports pubs and charming bars. If you enjoy watching live bands, you’re going to love the nightlife at Fayetteville.
Bridge Day will take place on Saturday October 19, 2018 from 9AM to 3PM.
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