New River Gorge Festival

May 13th - 15th, 2022

Location: ACE Adventure Resort

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Weekend Pass

Includes concert admission Friday and Saturday at The Lost Paddle, camping Friday and Saturday night, & vendor access.

Weekend Pass

$53.75

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Daily Concert Passes

Concert tickets purchased per night only include access to the show. These tickets do not include camping or access to festival activities.

Friday Concert

$13.75

Saturday Concert

$13.75

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Shuttle Passes

Includes shuttle for paddlers and craft from the ACE campground to Cunard daily at 11am and a 3pm pickup at Fayette Station.

Per Day

$13.75

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The 2nd Annual New River Gorge Festival

The New River Gorge Festival is back May 13th- 15th at ACE Adventure Resort in West Virginia. Let’s celebrate one of Earth’s oldest rivers that we all love to paddle, hike, bike, and explore. Many rivers have their own events such as Gauley Fest, Cheat Fest, StoneyFest, and MooseFest, but somehow the New River got left out. Not anymore! Meet friends new and old in the New River Gorge this spring and experience a weekend full of outdoor fun, adventure films, live music, vendors, camping, and more!

Weekend Festival Passes Include:

  • Camping Friday & Saturday Night
  • Access To Adventure Zones
  • Access To Vendor Midway & Demos
  • Film Festival
  • Live Music Friday & Saturday Night

Event Schedule

Friday, May 13, 2022

10:00 am

Lower New River Shuttle Dropoff @ Cunard

3:00 pm

Lower New River Shuttle Pickup @ Fayette Station

3:00 pm

Guided Hike down Arbuckle Creek to Erskine Mines (3 Hours)

4:00 pm

FREE 1 Hour Mountain Bike Rental

4:00 pm

ACE Adventure Film Festival @ The Lost Paddle

8:00 pm

Live Music with The MFB @ The Lost Paddle

Saturday, May 14, 2022

10:00 am

Vendor's Midway opens.

10:30 am

Rolling Rodeo/Race Check-In Shuttle to Cunard (From Mountain

10:30 am

Lower New River Shuttle Dropoff @ Cunard

12:00 pm

Rolling Rodeo Cunard to Lower Railroad Rapids

2:00 pm

Gorge Race Check-In Shuttle to Cunard (From Mountaintop Camp

3:00 pm

Lower New River Shuttle Pickup @ Fayette Station

3:00 pm

Guided Hike (Nature Hike) (2 Hours)

3:30 pm

Group Mountain Bike Ride (2 Hours)

4:00 pm

Live Music with 18 Strings @ The Lost Paddle

4:00 pm

New River Gorge Race Start

4:00 pm

Live Music with 18 Strings @ The Lost Paddle

6:00 pm

Live Music: Abby Bryant & The Echoes - The Lost Paddle

8:00 pm

Live Music with TBD @ The Lost Paddle

10:00 pm

Live Music with Rumpke Mountain Boys @ The Lost Paddle

6:00 pm

Race Shuttle Pickup from Fayette Station

8:00 pm

Live Music with Songs From the Road Band @ The Lost Paddle

10:00 pm

Live Music with Rumpke Mountain Boys @ The Lost Paddle

Sunday, May 15, 2022

9:00 am

New River Conservancy River Clean Up

10:00 am

Lower New River Shuttle Dropoff @ Cunard

3:00 pm

Lower New River Shuttle Pickup @ Fayette Station

The Live Music Lineup

Friday, May 13th
The MFB

Saturday, May 14th
Rumpke Mountain Boys,
18 Strings,
Abby Bryant & The Echoes
Songs From The Road Band

NEW! Festival Adventure Zones

Saturday from 10am-6pm take part in kid friendly adventure zone activities during New River Gorge Festival. These Adventure Zones will be setup around the Vendor Midway and ACE Adventure Waterpark.
Admission is included with Festival Pass OR purchase a waterpark pass for the daily admission to Adventure Zone activities.

Check Out The Festival Adventure Zones

Aerial Park

Try out ACE’s newest adventure activity at New River Gorge Festival. Climb the tower to access dozens of exciting obstacles suspended up to 45 feet in the air. Visit the aerial park for your 30-minute sampler opportunity.

Stand Up Paddleboarding

Test your balance and try out stand up paddle boarding right here on ACE Lake. Our instructors will give you some tips and tricks to get you cruising across the lake in no time. Visit the Adventure Zone HQ to grab your SUP board.

Mountain Biking

Grab a bike and hit the trails. This one-hour mountain bike rental gives you a chance to see what this sport is all about while exploring ACE’s expansive trail system. If you bring your own bike there are over 35 miles of trails right here at the resort plus over 100 miles of trails in the National Park, which you can access right from ACE. Visit the Adventure Zone HQ to grab a bike and trail map.

Learn To Whitewater Kayak

Want to learn how to whitewater kayak? This jump-start clinic will give you a great foundation of equipment knowledge, boat control and paddle strokes. Plus we will dive into the Eskimo kayak roll. These sessions are limited and will last two hours each. They will start at 10AM, 12PM, 2PM and 4PM. Visit the Adventure Zone HQ on the vendor midway at New River Gorge Festival to sign up for your spot.

Games And Low Ropes Challenge

Cut loose, have some fun and play some games with us. Each game and activity will build on each other to push the group’s comfort zone. We offer a wide variety of elements, so each participant can choose their own “challenge by choice.” These sessions will last approximately 45 minutes each and will start every hour on the hour. Visit the Adventure Zone HQ to get on the next game session

Fishing

Cast a line into one of the private lakes at ACE Adventure Resort for a chance to land a big fish. Bring your fishing pole or use one of ours. Learn about fishing and get some tips and tricks from ACE’s fishing guides. Visit the Adventure Zone HQ to find out where you can fish.

Guided Hikes

Explore ACE’s trail system with one of our hiking and adventure guides. This intermediate 3.5-mile hike will take roughly two and a half hours to complete. We will lead you along mountain paths to breathtaking views of the New River Gorge. You will get to peek into old mine entrances and see remains from the gorge’s past. Plus we will explore the cascading waterfalls along Arbuckle Creek. Hikes will depart at 11AM and 3PM and are limited to 15 people each. Visit the Adventure Zone HQ on the vendor midway at New River Gorge Festival to sign up for your spot.

Scavenger Hunt

Who loves a good scavenger hunt? Grab your list of clues and items to be found from the Adventure Zone HQ located on the Vendor Midway at New River Gorge Festival. Find all the items on your list for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to ACE Adventure Gear.

Tie Dye Station

Make your own tie dye t-shirt. We have the shirts and all the supplies for you to make your own tie-dye creation. Find the tie-dye station near the Adventure Zone HQ on the Vendor Midway.

Rock Climbing And Rappelling

Experience rock climbing and rappelling in the New River Gorge. Utilizing ACE’s private climbing sites right here in our backyard we will get you on rope and climbing during this 3-hour adventure. Climbing trips will depart at 10AM and 2PM and are limited to 10 people for each group. Visit the Adventure Zone HQ on the vendor midway at New River Gorge Festival to sign up for your spot.

New River Gorge Rolling Rodeo And Gorge Race

Saturday, May 14, 2022
Rodeo starts at Noon, Gorge Race starts at 4PM

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.

River Cleanup With The New River Conservancy

Sunday, May 15, 2022
9AM-5PM

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! Plus what’s not to like about spending a few hours on a fine spring day to root through the woods and rocks to clean them of garbage?

Email [email protected] to secure your spot

Win A $250 Gift Certificate To ACE Adventure Gear!

The first ever ACE Adventure Film Festival will take place Friday, May 13, 2022 as part of the New River Gorge Festival. We encourage filmmakers to submit their outdoor adventure films showcasing kayaking, climbing, mountain biking and other high adventure sports. Films also highlighting the New River Gorge are also accepted into the festival. Upon being selected as a finalist we will show your film during the event. Attendees will be able to vote on their favorite film and the winner will pickup a $250 gift certificate to ACE Adventure Gear in Fayetteville, WV. Submit your films and be come join the party.

While you’re here…

When you’re not grooving to live music or enjoying film festivals, explore the great outdoors with a variety of adventure activities. From zipping through the Gorge to rafting now of the oldest rivers in the world, you’ll never get bored exploring the wild and wonderful West Virginia. Spend your night camping under the stars or relaxing in one of our spacious hot tubs after an adventure fill day!

Plus, checkout our wide range of on property lodging options. ACE offers Cabin Tents for those seeking an affordable yet rustic experience and a full range of log cabins and log homes for those who prefer a little luxury we’ve got covered. Lodging books out quickly each summer, don’t miss out!

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