Wild and Wonderful Festivals: Cheat River Fesitval

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Cheat River Festival

West Virginia is known for being a mecca for outdoor adventure seekers. If you are a fun-loving adventure seeker, Cheat River Festivals, fondly known as "Cheat Fest," is the place for you.


Cheat River Festival will be held May 3-4, 2019. According to cheatfest.org, "Cheat Fest is the annual celebration hosted by Friends of the Cheat on the banks of the Cheat River. Boaters, music lovers, and families enjoy a day full of live music, dancing, art, vendors, and fun. For athletes, we hold a 5K foot race and a Down River Race through the Cheat Canyon." Many of the attendees decide to stay for an entire weekend at the campground accommodations. 


Tickets are available to preorder. Can't decide to preorder or wait until the event? Previously Cheat Fest has reached capacity in the past. If you do decide to wait until the event, day passes are available at the gate.

Food & Entertainment

Cheat Fest offers food for all diets from a variety of vendors. In the past, food offerings have included Thai, paninis, wraps, green juice, and BBQ. Festival-goers can look forward to more food options this year. Want to BYOB? No problem, bring a cooler and drink responsibly. Friends of the Cheat is focused on celebrating the beauty of West Virginia, this beauty includes the music created by Appalachians.