9 can't-miss events: your Bridge Day 2015 checklist
Bridge Day’s got all of the old favorites, plus exciting new events this year! Here’s a checklist of the Bridge Day 2015 must-see experiences, to make sure you don’t miss a thing:
1. Taste of Bridge Day
Taste the best food from around the region at Taste of Bridge Day the evening before the festival, and vote on your favorites! Enjoy all these decadent desserts and savory homestyle cuisine overlooking the rim of the gorge.
2. BASE Jumping Plank & Antenna
At 4 inches wide and extending 15 feet over the edge of the bridge, the plank adds to the excitement of BASE jumping. Even though you won’t be walking it, you’ll be holding your breath watching the BASE jumpers navigate this narrow exit.
The antenna lets the BASE jumpers get a little higher above the Bridge Day action, adding another 24 feet to the jump.
3. Scavenger Hunt
Snap photos throughout the festival and post them to social media to enter the Active Southern WV rim-to-rim scavenger hunt. It’s a fun way to explore the vendors and crafters along the bridge. Don’t forget to enter all the great giveaways!
4. XPOGO Stunt Show
With 3 shows at the south end of the Bridge at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., this is one show you won’t want to miss. The XPOGO athletes will wow and amaze you with the stunts and tricks they perform more than 10 feet in the air on pogo sticks.
5. Bridge Jam
This new event is bringing live bluegrass music to the Cascade Festival Grounds in downtown Fayetteville. Jam to the Southern sounds from internationally acclaimed musicians as well as local favorites.
6. Whiskey 7
The Whiskey 7 is the authentic lead plane from the 2nd attack on Normandy. It’s going to be on display at the Raleigh County Memorial Airport the Friday afternoon before Bridge Day from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. On Bridge Day you’ll see the plane in action, kicking off the All-Veteran Parachute Team aerial stunt show.
7. Down Under Tour
The Down Under Tour lets you spend half the day under the bridge and the other half up top. There are limited seats available, so book your tour today!
8. Fayetteville Chili & Cornbread Cook-Off
This annual tradition in the town of Fayetteville is a tasty way to relax and enjoy the small-town fun after Bridge Day. Vote for your favorite chili and cornbread to win the coveted "People's Choice Award."
9. "Iron Men of the Gorge" Documentary
Learn more about the historic bridge with a film about its making at the Historic Fayette Theater.
Which can’t-miss Bridge Day event are you looking forward to?