Cheatfest - May 5-7 2023. Class 2,3,4
Cheatfest is the annual fundraiser put on by the nonprofit group Friends of the Cheat to help finance their conservation and ecological restoration of the Cheat river system which is the largest undammed river system in the east. With multiple tributaries and sections paddlers can find everything from class 2-4.
The Fest has great folk, singer-songwriter and bluegrass musical acts gracing the stage Friday and Saturday nights; bring your lawn chair and cooler. Food trucks will keep you sated and a beer truck keep you libated (is that a word?) There are educational workshops and vendors for lots of arts and and crafts but mostly whitewater gear. Good deals are had every year.
From 5:30pm ’till 10:00pm on Friday, May 5th, and 11:30am ’till 11:30pm on Saturday, May 6th, the festival grounds in Albright, West Virginia will once again transform into a haven for boaters, music lovers, and families. Bands from all over Appalachia will entertain crowds with live music, while Fest goers browse the Art Market, learn about other non-profit organizations that share the FOC vision, buy from a variety of food and merchandise vendors, and above all, help support Friends of the Cheat.
Another reason to love Cheat Fest: kids under twelve are free! Kids of all ages can congregate at the ever-growing Kid’s Tent from noon ’till 5:00pm on Saturday for a host of hands-on activities.
There is no sponsor for this trip (let Elroy know if you’re game) probably b/c of the swift water rescue clinic on the same dates @ the East Race. As WW Fleet chair I will field registrations and connect those who want to go so that you can drive/camp and enjoy the fest together.
The 2023 poster is epic: 854096BC-194C-4C7B-B603-45BF6140D0E5.jpeg
Background image provided by Karl Zemlin www.zemlinphoto.com
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