About The Harpers Ferry Outdoor Festival

The Harpers Ferry Outdoor Festival

and Tim Gavin Down River Race

Friday-Saturday June 23rd & 24th, 2018

Thank you to all who were able to make it out to the 19th Harpers Ferry Outdoor Festival last year! So many lovely faces, some new and some who have been coming for years. To all the musicians and performers who put out all the good vibes and made everyone dance despite the heat. To our wonderful vendors who shared their art, causes, and delicious foods. Thank You for your generous support and the love you continue to show for our beneficiaries. 
I would also like to thank everyone who was able to volunteer. I am always deeply humbled by the volunteers who come and give their time so freely to help make this event such an amazingly fun time. Allot of work goes into planning this event pre, post and during. It was a hot one and many were sunburnt but still gave it their all. We had less volunteers than is typical but the volunteers on staff this year gave extra, stayed past their shifts, and even came on Sunday to help cleanup. I am touched and my heart is full at the compassion in your heart to help raise awareness and money for such important water quality and conservation efforts.

It is a pleasure to continue hosting this event. I hope to see everyone in June for our 20th Anniversary!

Lisa Cullinane
HFOF President


Admission to the festival is only $30 for both nights and includes camping (or $15 on Friday and $20 on Saturday).

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The Harpers Ferry Outdoor Festival is a yearly event held to raise money for river and environmental conservation and to raise environmental awareness. The Festival is used to bring together participants, activists, and enthusiasts of the many outdoor activities in our area including kayakers & canoeist, rafters, hikers, bikers, campers, anglers, climbers, bird watchers and anyone else who shares our love and concern for our natural environment. We are here to promote the healthy and peaceful enjoyment of everything which our unique area has to offer.

We raise money and awareness by hosting a variety of events including the Festival, the Tim Gavin Down River Race, the Outdoor Film Festival and Swap Meet, and one or more river cleanups. Money raised through the events is donated to river and environmental conservation charities to support their ongoing conservation work and research. We do not raise money to promote any businesses.

Money raised through the event is used to help  The Friends of the Cheat, The Friends of the Blackwater, The Blue Ridge Watershed Coalition, and The West Virginia Rivers Coalition.

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