EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSBRIDGE DAY
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Bridge Day Festival This Weekend In Fayette County
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Also Contributing: Brad Rice
Reported: Oct. 18, 2012 10:46 AM EDT
Updated: Oct. 19, 2012 4:56 AM EDT
Fayetteville, Fayette , West Virginia
Things will really be jumping in Fayette County this weekend – the Annual New River Gorge Bridge Day Festival is Saturday.
If you want to really get into the spirit of things, check out the “Traveling West Virginia” piece tonight at 6 on Eyewitness News. Brad Rice interviews Burton Ervin, a 77-year-old man who was the first person to jump off the New River Gorge Bridge, way before it was legal.
Following are the Bridge Day activities that run from Friday through Sunday, with the main events, the BASE jumping, rappelling and highline, set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Here is the schedule:
Friday, Oct 19
• The Taste of Bridge Day ($) Hosted by Oak Hill and Fayetteville Rotary Clubs. Smokey's on the Gorge, Ames Heights Road, Route 19.
Saturday, Oct 20
• 5:30 a.m.
Vendors to various parking lots
Farmer's Market- in Fayetteville
• 8:30 a.m.
Shuttles begin at designated parking lots
• 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Annual New River Gorge Bridge Day Festival - BASE jumping, rappelling and highline, and more, Route 19, New River Gorge Bridge
• 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
25th Anniversary of the Fayette County National Bank Bridge Day Car Show
orge Gateway Center
• 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Leaving Rockwell - A Storytelling Play in One Act at the Historic Fayette Theater
• 2:30-5:30 p.m.
Music in Downtown Fayetteville Featuring The Boatmen
• 3-6 p.m.
Chili and Cornbread Cook-off in downtown Fayetteville
Sunday, Oct 21
• 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Enjoy the New River Gorge.
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