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Gauley Fest 2023

September 14 @ 1:00 pm - September 17 @ 1:00 pm

Save the date… American Whitewater’s Biggest Public Outreach Event is back in Summersville, West Virginia September 14th – 17th! This year we will be celebrating Gauley Fest’s 40th Anniversary with an 80’s theme Saturday night!
Gauley Fest features live entertainment, onsite camping, a whitewater marketplace, a 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.
Started in 1983 to celebrate the derailment of a hydroelectric 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.
All proceeds from the festival support American Whitewater’s river conservation and access work throughout the nation.


September 14 @ 1:00 pm
September 17 @ 1:00 pm


Nicholas County Veterans Memorial Park
19 Memorial Park Drive
Summersville, WV 26651 United States
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Nicholas County Veterans Memorial Park
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