Gauley Fest 2019

Arts and Entertainment

August 14, 2019

From: Gauley Fest

The festival support american Whitewater's river conservation and access works throughout the nation. Started in 1983 to celebrate the derailment of a hydro-electric project that would have disrupted the flows on the Gauley River, Gauley Fest has grown to become the largest paddling festival in the world.

The festival is a showcase for american Whitewater and the top whitewater vendors in the boating community. The festival will feature live entertainment, a whitewater marketplace, raffle, and a silent auction where you can pick up some awesome outdoor gear. Come out and join us for a weekend of great paddling, exciting camaraderie, live entertainment, killer boat raffles, and the infamous silent auction.

Schedule and Musical Acts
Thursday September 19,2019:
10:00 am Vendor And Volunteer Registration Opens
12:00 pm Festival Campground Opens
12:00 am Quiet Hours Begin (family campsites located behind cabins near main entrance)

Friday September 20,2019:
6:00 am Gauley River Release
8:00 am Vendor And Volunteer Registration Opens
5:00 pm Festival Marketplace Opens
7:00 pm No more vehicle access to the inner festival grounds permitted for the night (visitors and campers must walk from parking area)
9:00 pm DJ Dance Party featuring TerrEnce Young
12:00 am Quiet Hours Begin (family campsites located behind cabins near main entrance)

Saturday September 21,2019:
6:00 am Gauley River Release
8:00 am Volunteer Registration Opens
8:00 am 4-H Breakfast at the Dining Hall Opens
2:00 pm Festival Marketplace Opens
5:00 pm AW Silent Auction Opens
6:00 - 7:00 pm Live Music: River Funk
6:00 pm No more vehicle access to the inner festival grounds permitted for the night (visitors and campers must walk from parking area)
7:15 pm Festival Announcements
7:30 - 8:30 pm Live Music: River Funk
9:15 - 10:15 pm Live Music: Groundhog Gravy
10:00 pm AW Membership Drive Closes
10:00 pm Silent Auction Closes
10:15 pm Raffle Drawings
11:00 pm Live Music: Groundhog Gravy
12:00 am Quiet Hours Begin (family campsites located behind cabins near main entrance)

Sunday September 22,2019:
6:00 am Gauley River Release
8:00 am 4-H Breakfast at Dining Hall Opens
9:00 am Festival Breakdown and Cleanup Begin (please pitch in and fill a trash bag to help show the community we care)
11:00 am Camping and Vehicle Parking On Site Ends

Date: Sep 19-22,2019

Location: Nicholas County Veterans Memorial Park, 19 Memorial Park Drive, Summersville, West Virginia 26651

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