HARPERS FERRY, WV – Summer is fast approaching and those of us who love outdoor activities (and who doesn’t?) are looking forward to this year’s Harpers Ferry Outdoor Festival on June 18. The Harpers Ferry Outdoor Festival (HFOF) is an annual event that helps raise funds for river conservation and environmental awareness. The festival brings together not just festival-goers, but also activists and outdoor enthusiasts such as kayakers & canoeists, rafters, hikers, bikers, campers, anglers, climbers, bird watchers and anyone else who shares our love and concern for our natural environment. The festival promotes the healthy and peaceful enjoyment of everything the unique area of Harpers Ferry, WV has to offer.
The HFOF raises money and awareness by hosting a variety of events including the Festival, the Tim Gavin Down River Race, the Whitewater Film Extravaganza and Swap Meet, and one or more river cleanups. None of the money raised is used to promote any businesses- The Harpers Ferry Outdoor Festival, Inc. is a volunteer organization formed exclusively for charitable purposes.
Money raised through the event is used to support Friends of the Shenandoah River, Friends of the Cheat, Friends of the Blackwater, and the West Virginia Rivers Coalition. Admission to the festival is only $10, or free if you’re an overnight guest of the KOA or if you participate in the Tim Gavin Down River Race or the Amateur Raft Race.
The Festival Starts at Noon on June 18, 2011 at the Harpers Ferry KOA campground. There will be Live Music from Noon ’til 10pm. Check for performance listing and updates here. Plenty of good food will be there- have a bite to eat while you listen to live music! Vegetarian friendly food will be available as well as LOTS OF KID FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES! More info is available over at www.hfof.org. Order your HFOF calendar here, then mark your calendars for Saturday, June 18, 2011; see you there!