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, 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 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.
All proceeds from the festival support American Whitewater's river conservation and access work throughout the nation.