Gauley 2022 - September 16-18

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American Whitewater's Biggest Public Outreach Event is back on the schedule for 2022!

All proceeds from the festival support American Whitewater's river conservation and access work throughout the nation. 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. The festival will feature live entertainment, 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.

Stay tuned for news and announcements about the 2022 Festival!

Vendor booth space registration is live!:

We can't wait to get Gauley Fest rolling again!

Join AW and support river stewardship nationwide!