Adventure On! Freedom Festival

Adventure is waiting for you in Southern West Virginia! Join us for the Adventure On! Freedom Festival on September 10-12 at the Summit Bechtel Reserve. Celebrate with your loved ones after a year that has been like no other, and on a date that will be remembered forever. Get ready for a weekend of chart-topping live music, thrilling outdoor activities and scenic camping on over 10,000 acres in one of the nation’s largest Scout reserves. 

Did we mention this weekend is free? With the purchase of parking, you’ll gain free full weekend access to the festival. The general admission includes entry to exhibitors, the 9/11 remembrance concert, hiking trails, the sustainability treehouse and more! 


Festival Features

The rugged mountains of Southern West Virginia make the ideal landscape for an incredible Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) motorcycle race! The Mountaineer GNCC will take place on September 11 at 1 p.m. The course will be made up of a mix of tight and technical trails and will be a tough but exciting event. Hit some of the reserve’s trails yourself with the West Virginia Jeep Club. The Off-Road and Overland Experience will be happening during the festival on September 9-12. Other festival features include fishing, hiking and a one-of-a-kind immersive experience in the Scouts’ sustainability treehouse.   


The Adventure On! Festival will be highlighting West Virginia’s Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Days — the state’s largest outdoor hunting and fishing show. The family-friendly event will feature big buck and trophy fish displays, vendors and the Outdoor Youth Challenge (a youth expo and competition for children between the ages of 6-18). During the challenge, young people can experience activities and displays with real hands-on learning and instructional opportunities that will encourage them to gain important knowledge about wildlife, hunting, fishing, firearms safety and outdoor recreation. The youth challenge activities include wildlife identification, boating and water safety, knot tying, bow fishing, archery and more. 


Additional Activities 

Add a few extra activities to your weekend! From climbing at Boulder Cove to navigating your way through the Action Point Challenge Courses to hanging out on the water with a kayak rental, there are endless options to enjoy. Hoping to get all of the adventure, all weekend long? Purchase an All-Access Adventure Pass! The pass includes ziplining, shooting and archery, mountain bike rentals, canopy tour, rock climbing, canoe, kayak and SUP rentals, Harvey X-Zone access, and laser shot virtual shooting gallery



End your Adventure On! weekend with a remembrance concert featuring country music royalty, Lonestar on September 11 at 8 p.m. Common Ground, a West Virginia local band, will be playing a wide variety of genres including old and new country, bluegrass and classic and southern rock on Friday, September 10 starting at 7 p.m. 


Get ready for a one-of-a-kind weekend in the mountains of Southern West Virginia. Learn more about Adventure On! Freedom Festival and reserve your parking, lodging and additional activities now.