New River Gorge – Bridge Day Festival
Check out Bridge Day!
Here is the Official Website
About.com describes the event by saying:
About the New River Gorge Bridge Day Festival:
“Bridge Day, held annually on the third Saturday in October at the New River Gorge Bridge in Fayette County, West Virginia, is the largest BASE jumping
event in the world and West Virginia’s largest single-day event. For
six hours during the festival, the New River Gorge Bridge is the
launching point for BASE jumps, rappelling teams and high line rides.
popular extreme sports event draws hundreds of BASE jumpers from around
the world and as many as 200,000 spectators. And, Bridge Day is the
only day of the year that pedestrians are permitted to walk onto the
bridge. Other options for spectators include viewing the events of the
day from the bottom of the New River Gorge, either by signing up in
advance for a special Bridge Day van service or by booking a whitewater rafting trip with one of the many local outfitters.”