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
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