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New River Gorge Festival  is happening May 13th to the 15th at ACE Adventure Resort in Oak Hill, WV. Featuring three days of family fun celebrating outdoor adventure and the New River Gorge National Park . There is something for everyone at this awesome outdoor festival. Take part adventure zones, grab some tasty food, jam to live music and shop along vendor lane featuring a mix of outdoor gear, jewelry, crafts, clothing & more! Saturday is also the inaugural New River Gorge Downriver Race & Rolling Rodeo. Plus we are highlighting exciting outdoor adventure films at the first ever, ACE Adventure Film Festival. New River Conservancy will also be leading a river cleanup on Sunday. Get tickets now and let’s get down in the New River Gorge National Park!

Adventure Zones

Experience Adventure Zones on Saturday during New River Gorge Festival from 10am-6pm. This is you chance to get a taste of the many adventure activities offered by ACE Adventure Resort. Get a 30 minute sampler on our aerial park, go rock climbing and rappelling, try out stand up paddle boarding or learn to roll a whitewater kayak. These activities and more will all be offered at our Adventure Zone HQ on vendor lane. Visit our booth to sign up to take part in these exciting activities included with festival admission or when you purchase a waterpark pass for this day.

New River Rolling Rodeo & Gorge Race

Are you the fastest paddler in the New River Gorge? Or maybe you love surfing every wave on the river and seeing how many tricks you can throw in each rapid? This May ACE Adventure Resort presents the New River Gorge Race & Rolling Rodeo Competition. Happening during New River Gorge Festival on May 14th this is your chance to compete with friends and legendry paddlers in West Virginia. Find out how you can sign up to participate here.

ACE Adventure Film Festival

The first ever, ACE Adventure Film Festival will take place Friday, during New River Gorge Festival. The goal is to highlight short videos and films that celebrate this region of West Virginia and the outdoor pursuits we love so much. Right now we are encouraging filmmakers to submit their outdoor adventure films here showcasing kayaking, climbing, mountain biking and other high adventure sports. Then on Friday during the festival we will show the selected films with the people’s choice filmmaker taking home a $250 gift certificate to ACE Adventure Gear in Fayetteville, WV.

River Cleanup with New River Conservancy

Stick around Sunday and join us for a river cleanup with the New River Conservancy. We will be rafting a class III section of the New River while working to clean up trash. It’s ever important that we come together to help restore our favorite playground to the pristine condition it should be in. Every piece of trash removed is one less on the river after all! But wait, there’s more! We will be on the hunt for babydoll heads too. The person who finds the most babydoll heads along the river will take home a special prize from ACE Adventure Resort. Want to Participate? Space is limited, contact Dave Bassage at [email protected]

Get Tickets Now

Grab your friends and make plans to campout with us in the New River Gorge this May 13th – 15th. Tickets are only $50 and include camping both Friday and Saturday nights, live music, adventure zone activities and admission to the ACE Adventure Film Festival. There is a ton of stuff to do this weekend at ACE and we can’t wait to share our love for this amazing part of wild and wonderful West Virginia with you.

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.

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