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Gauley Festival this Weekend Sept 19-21 ~~~ Summersville, WV

Posted: 09/15/2008
by Mark Singleton

No river in the country defines fall paddling quite as well as the Gauley. Located in the heart of wild and wonderful West Virginia, the Gauley is synonymous with fall boating. Thanks to the US Corps of Engineers drawdown of Summersville Lake, Gauley River flows are scheduled and predictable. The Gauley River and the community of Summersville are host to American Whitewater's largest festival of the year - Gauley Fest. Mark this weekend, September 19-21, in your calendar for a legendary weekend of paddling and comradeship. This year marks the 25th Anniversary of Gauley Fest. Originally started 1983 to celebrate the derailment of a hydro-electric project that would have dewatered the upper river, Gauley Fest today is one of the largest whitewater festivals in the world. Gauley Fest remains a celebration of American Whitewater stewardship success across the country.

 

Come out and play the largest game of Roshambo ever! American Whitewater, in partnership with it’s excellent industry partners, will have a ton of awesome gear and boats in the silent auction and membership raffles.

 

Also check out the Dagger Green Boat raffle. Dagger will be raffling off a custom Green boat to raise money for AW at Gauley Fest!  Come by the Dagger booth on Saturday to see the boat and buy your tickets for $5.00 each or 5 tickets for $20.00.  All proceeds will go to AW and a lucky winner will drive away with the boat that evening.

 

See you this weekend, September 19-21 on the Gauley.


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