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Labor Day Weekend – What to Do?


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We are celebrating the end of summer by giving back to our awesome guests this Labor Day Weekend. We appreciate all the families, groups and die hard adventurers who always make ACE Adventure Resort a part of their summer plans. We dreamt up some awesome ways to show our love and appreciation for you all then packed it all into one weekend that you won’t want to miss. Weekend events planned for this Labor Day weekend include an outdoor movie showcase, brewery tour of West Virginia, clam bake on the beach, live music, a yard sale and some end of summer sales in our Outfitter Store. Make plans to have your holiday BBQ in the campground at ACE this weekend!

Group of rafters smiling


River Roots Film Showcase


Friday night we will be highlighting some amazing paddling videos from River Roots at our Outdoor Film Showcase. Led by professional kayaker Rush Sturges, River Roots was born from the sport of whitewater kayaking, where exploring and documenting rivers served as the foundation of their work. River Roots has grown into a dynamic content generator for leading brands around the world like National Geographic, Red Bull  and Mexico Tourism. We will be highlighting some of their recent whitewater films including Frontier, The Grand Inga Project and Chasing Niagara.


Chasing Niagara film that will be playing on Labor Day Weekend


West Virginia Craft Brewery Tour


Experience a tour of West Virginia’s breweries without ever leaving ACE Adventure Resort. Saturday, September 4th from noon to 8pm you can sample brews from each of our represented brewers and take home a commemorative tasting glass for only $25. Meet folks from each of the breweries and learn a little bit more about the story behind the beers. Scheduled to join us for this event is Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company, Bridge Brew Works, Weathered Ground Brewing, Parkersburg Brewing Company, The Freefolk Brewery, Big Timber Brewing, and Sophisticated Hound Brewing Company. Cheers!


Brewery tour on Labor Day Weekend


Clam Bake on the Beach


What goes great with craft beer? Great food! Saturday afternoon from 3-8pm we will be doing a clam bake on the beach. Featuring steamed mussels and clams, grilled lobster and shrimp, slow smoked brisket, roasted corn on the cobb, roasted fingerling potatoes, fruit carvings and charcuterie. We didn’t forget the dessert either including homemade apple pie, fruit cobblers and brownies. Dig in and fill your belly with this incredible meal for only $49.99 per person. Make your reservations today!


Clam bake on Labor Day Weekend


Live Music at The Lost Paddle


Dance on the deck of The Lost Paddle all afternoon and into the evening Saturday. Music is kicking off at 2pm and we have four bands slated to play while you eat and drink. Shawn Benfield is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist hailing from Southern WV and will be opening things up for us. Next on The Lost Paddle Stage is Kind Thieves’ band member Archibald Johnson for a solo set. Abby Bryant & The Echoes will be making their return to ACE after playing Mountain Music Festival this past June. The Settlement will be sure to keep the party going into the night with their funk fusion jams. All these shows are free so come out and dance with us!


The Settlement


ACE Yard Sale


Who loves a good yard sale? You never know what you will find but one person’s junk is another’s treasure! This year we are cleaning up and offloading some of our unwanted gear, boats, bikes, furniture and more. Come out Sunday from 10am-6pm and see what treasures you can find.


Yard Sale during Labor Day Weekend


Rafting in the New River Gorge National Park


Hit the New River Gorge  with us Labor Day weekend and experience the thrill of whitewater rafting. Tackle over 20 exciting rapids as you paddle through this ancient river canyon in the heart of West Virginia. Whether you are a first time rafter or seasoned river rat the New River Gorge has something for everyone. For only $183 you can book the Friday or Sunday rafting package (https://aceraft.com/event/awesome-customer-event-weekend/) with Saturday’s brewery tour and clam bake included!


Rafting group


Lets Celebrate the End of Summer


Get to the river and celebrate Labor Day with ACE Adventure Resort this year. This really is the perfect road trip vacation in the mountains of West Virginia. Sign up now for the weekend package or just grab individual passes for adventures, food or drinks. We really want to thank all of our awesome guests for letting us be your summertime vacation destination!


Show poster for Labor Day Weekend

Chris Colin author at aceraft.com
BY Chris Colin

Chris Colin is a raft guide, whitewater kayaker, active caver, and as Special Events Coordinator at ACE he manages, promotes, and executes special events like the Mountain Music Festival.