The annual Cheat River Festival is a celebration of new life, that which comes each Spring and the new life that can be found in the Cheat River watershed. Cheat Fest is Friends of the Cheat’s annual fundraiser which helps us advance our watershed projects and supports the organization’s administrative costs. Rain or shine, Cheat Fest is always a good time!

When

First weekend in May, every year – Cheat Fest 2017 is May 5th and 6th, 2017.  Gates open Friday night from 5:30pm to 10:30pm, and Saturday from 11:30am to 11:30pm.

Where
Albright, West Virginia on the banks of the Cheat River.

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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, bid on a great array of silent auction goods, buy from a variety of food and merchandise vendors, and above all, help support Friends of the Cheat.

CF_DancingGirlsAnother 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.

More Questions?  Peruse the website or check out our FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, contact the Festival Coordinator at Cheatfest@cheat.org