2020 Calendar of Events

We are pleased to announce our 2020 Calendar of Events. Whether you are looking for family fun, fireworks, Woodstock, Fire & Ice or anything in between, we’ve got you covered!
 
Not only are we bringing back guest favorites but we are excited to announce several new additions to the line up!  Mark your calendars and plan your trips.  You won’t be disappointed!

March 2020

Taste of Ireland – March 14

Join us at Chetty’s Pub as we celebrate the season opening with a Taste of Ireland.  We will be serving Irish food and drinks in addition to our new Chetty’s menu.  Live Celtic music and entertainment.   Menu and more details here.

The 4 Elements Gala – March 21 (cancelled)

This year we are celebrating The Four Elements: Fire, Air, Earth, & Water, which are present all around, bringing balance into our lives.  Silent auction, cash bar, live music with Matt Mullins and the Bringdowns, and many more fun things to do and see!  More info here.

April 2020

Advanced Swiftwater Rescue 3-Day Certification Course – April 6 – 8 (cancelled)

A 3-day course to expand the knowledge and techniques of swiftwater rescue.  Head instructor, Mike Sharp has over 40 years of river experience as a whitewater rafting guide and swiftwater safety instructor.  Mike has trained with America Canoe Association (Level 5 Advanced Instructor) and Rescue 3 International in Technical Rope Rescue, Boat Operator and Safety and Rescue.  More info here.   

Easter Egg Hunt – April 11 (cancelled)
Join us for an Easter Egg Hunt for kids ages 12 and under.  All eggs will contain prizes ranging from toys, candy to a season pass for TimberTrek Adventure Park.  More info here.
 
Easter Brunch – April 12 (cancelled)

Join us for Easter Sunday Brunch. Brunch will be from 11 am – 4 pm.  Reservations are not required.  Menu and more details here.  

Babcock Gristmill Grinder – April 18

The half marathon trail run consists of a figure-8 loop course. It begins with a short road section at the beginning before turning left and jumping onto a single track trail named “Triple Creek.” This single-track trail leads runners into a wilderness area crossing.  You guessed it- three creeks. Climbing to a high point on the rim at the intersection with the Wilderness Trail you can see across the Glade Creek Canyon.  More info here.

Fire and Ice Festival – April 25 (cancelled)

For forty years of rafting, opening weekend of spring season has always been called “the ice breaker.” Join us as we celebrate this unique culture. The Fire and Ice Festival will showcase a variety of ice displays carved by professionals from all over the world, live music, food and more! In a spectacular grand finale, a Fire and Ice Tower will be set ablaze in the evening. The symbolic melting of the ice will become the highlight of the party and the start of 2020 season.  Menu and more details here

May 2020

Advanced Swiftwater Rescue 3-Day Certification Course – May 4 – 6

A 3-day course to expand the knowledge and techniques of swiftwater rescue. Head instructor, Mike Sharp has over 40 years of river experience as a whitewater rafting guide and swiftwater safety instructor.   Mike has trained with American Canoe Association (Level 5 Advanced Instructor) and Rescue 3 International in Technical Rope Rescue, Boat Operator and Safety and Rescue.  More info here. 

Myrtle Beach Bike Week – May 8 – 17 (cancelled)

Come see us at Myrtle Beach Bike Week, Barefoot Landing, Myrtle Beach, SC.  Look for the big orange Adventures on the Gorge raft and bikes under our tent!  More info here.

Mother’s Day Buffet – May 10 (cancelled)

There’s nothing like the bond between a mother and child…except the bond between a mother and a Mother’s Day buffet. When your mother is finished rafting or ziplining for free, bring her to Smokey’s for this special meal.  Menu and more details here.

Rim to Rim Race – May 16 (cancelled)

Registration is open for the first ever New River Gorge Rim to Rim Race on Fayette Station Road, May 16th 2020! This unique course takes you from the south side of Fayette Station Road down 1300 feet and back up to the north side rim overlook at Adventures on the Gorge Resort. A delicious breakfast brunch will be served with spectacular views of the New River Gorge.  More info here.

Southern WV Bike Rally – May 21 – 25 (cancelled)

1st Annual Southern WV Bike Rally hosted by Monkey’s Uncle, Adventures on the Gorge and New River Gorge Harley Davidson.  Kick Off and Welcome Party at Rendezvous Thursday, May 21 6 pm – 11 pm.  More info here.

Memorial Day Great American BBQ – May 24 (cancelled)

Join us as we celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with a Great American BBQ.  Menu and more info here.

June 2020

Brewgrass Reunion – June 13 (cancelled)

Brewgrass Reunion, a craft beer festival right on the rim of the New River Gorge, WV.  We want to celebrate the anniversary of West Virginia Whitewater Rafting and we want to do it right.  After you raft one of the oldest rivers in the world, the New River, come sample over 80 diverse flavors of WV & national brews/ciders in our Biergarten from 4pm – 8pm and enjoy some classic Appalachian Bluegrass. Menu, band line-up and more info here

West Virginia Day Festival – June 20 (cancelled)

Join us as we celebrate West Virginia’s Birthday with a Taste of West Virginia’s foods, brews, and artisans.  Menu and more info here.

Father’s Day Dinner – June 21
 Join us at Smokey’s for a Father’s Day Dinner that Dad will be talking about for days!  Menu and more info here.

July 2020

4th of July Jubilee – July 3

Celebrate the 4th of July with us at Adventures on the Gorge with our fireworks display, Americana Cookout, and live music.  More info here.

August 2020

Woodstock Day – August 15

Celebrate the Anniversary of Woodstock with us at Adventures on the Gorge with live music at Rendezvous Lodge.  Peace, Love and Hippies!  Need we say more! More info here.  

September 2020

Labor Day Luau – September 6

Celebrate the Labor Day with us with a Labor Day Luau Party!  Menu and more info here.  

Gauley Opening Day  – September 11
It’s Gauley Opening Day!  It’s kinda a big deal around here.  More info here.
 
Gauley Fest – September 19

American Whitewater’s Biggest Public Outreach Event!  All proceeds from 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.  More info here.

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October 2020

Oktoberfest – October 10

Rendezvous presents Oktoberfest! Join us for a celebration of German foods, Lagers, Stouts, and more!  Menu and more info here.

Taste of Bridge Day – October 16

For 17 years, Oak Hill and Fayetteville, now merged as Canyon Rim Rotary Club, has organized the annual Taste Of Bridge Day festival. This is a family friendly event that showcases the area’s finest restaurants and caterers, who offer samples of their menu specialties. The event allows thousands of visitors to enjoy wonderful food, local artwork, and live music.  Menu and more info here.

Bridge Day – October 17
From the rush of leaping off the 876-foot New River Gorge Bridge to the smell of funnel cake wafting across the vast span, the people of Fayetteville—joined by BASE jumpers from across the world—have been celebrating the “birthday” of the New River Gorge Bridge for the past 40 years.  More info and package details here.
 
Fall Festival – October 31
Join us as we celebrate Fall and Halloween.  Trunk or Treat,  SpookTrekular, campfires and more for the kids!  Halloween Costume party with drink specials and music for the adults at Rendezvous!   More info here.
 

December 2020

New Year’s Eve Party – December 31

Ring in the new year with us at Smokey’s.  Live music, champagne toast, and more!  More info here. 

 
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