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A haven for boaters, music lovers, and families, Cheat Fest is a great demonstration of public support for the Cheat River’s outstanding natural and recreational qualities. Along with two full days of live music, over 3,000 conservation-minded fest goers enjoy vendors offering paddling and outdoor gear, specialty items, and fantastic food. A juried semicircle of local artists also sell their goods in the Art Market. The “Massacre-ence” downriver race is held Friday evening and the Cheat Fest 5K foot race is held Saturday morning. Cheat Fest features a silent auction, and our vendors always help us make it a success by donating merchandise. Cheat Fest is turning 24 this year – help us make it the best fest yet! Please join us!

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