Bridge Day Weekend: Chili, Live Music and Extreme Sports

It’s no secret that Bridge Day is one of the most exciting events in Southern West Virginia. The New River Gorge Bridge closes to traffic and BASE jumpers launch themselves into the gorge. While watching the jumpers from the bridge and from the gorge below is pretty spectacular, there are a number of other events going on that weekend that are perfect for the whole family. Check out some of the exciting events below.

Taste of Bridge Day

Kickoff your adventure weekend with the Taste of Bridge Day. Held at Adventures on the Gorge, the Taste of Bridge Day showcases the area’s finest restaurants and caterers. Enjoy local food, beautiful artwork and live music at this can’t-miss event. 

Bridge Day 5K

Experience a breathtaking view of the New River Gorge and the surrounding area during the Bridge Day 5K. This race is limited to 400 participants, so sign-up today!

Bridge Day Chili Cook-Off & Craft Beer Festival

After the last Bridge Day BASE jumper leaps into the gorge, head into Fayetteville for the Bridge Day Chili Cook-Off & Craft Beer Festival. Taste test and help judge some of the best chili samples in the area. Enjoy awesome music from local band Black Garlic and don’t forget to bring your kids along – there are plenty of kid-friendly activities!

 Don’t forget to post your photos from Bridge Day and use hashtag #VisitWV for a chance for your photos to be featured on our website!