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!
First weekend in May, every year – Cheat Fest 2018 is May 4th and 5th, 2018. Gates open Friday night from 5:00pm to 10:30pm with music starting at 5:30pm, and Saturday from 11:30am to 11:00pm with music starting at noon.
Albright, West Virginia on the banks of the Cheat River.
From 5:00pm ’till 10:00pm on Friday, May 4th, and 11:30 ’till 11:00pm on Saturday, May 5th, 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.
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.
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