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Fayette County jumping for joy over upcoming Bridge Day celebration


On the third Saturday of October (Oct. 15), the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce along with a bevy of local organizations will welcome tens of thousands to the region to celebrate its annual Bridge Day at the New River Gorge Bridge.

The largest one-day festival in West Virginia, Bridge Day hosts a variety of adrenaline-seekers and spectators for a rare extreme sports display.
BASE jumpers, rappellers, highliners, vendors, 5K racers, Camp Royal bicycle stunts, and whitewater rafters provide entertainment for the thousands of onlookers who gather on the bridge. What started as a celebration of the completion of an engineering marvel, Bridge Day has evolved into a familiar tradition for West Virginia residents and visitors from around the country.

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