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https://friends-of-the-cheat.square.site 2021 Cheat River Festival - a month-long celebration of virtual and in-person activities!

Head to www.cheatfest.org for the event calendar and other ways to get involved. All proceeds benefit Friends of the Cheat and their work to restore, preserve, and promote the outstanding natural qualities of the Cheat River watershed.

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The annual Cheat River Festival (Cheat Fest) is a celebration of new life, tha

Head to www.cheatfest.org for the event calendar and other ways to get involved. All proceeds benefit Friends of the Cheat and their work to restore, preserve, and promote the outstanding natural qualities of the Cheat River watershed.

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The annual Cheat River Festival (Cheat Fest) is a celebration of new life, tha

Operating as usual

10/06/2021

This weekend at Friends of the Cheat Campground come groove with Fletcher's Grove and Groovin' with the Grove!

Daily music schedules for Groovin' with the Grove 4 coming up October 8th & 9th at Friends of the Cheat Campground. Get ...
09/30/2021

Daily music schedules for Groovin' with the Grove 4 coming up October 8th & 9th at Friends of the Cheat Campground. Get tickets at GroovinwithGrove.com

Experience Friends of the Cheat Campground in the Fall with 2 nights of music & camping at Groovin with the Grove 4 host...
09/13/2021

Experience Friends of the Cheat Campground in the Fall with 2 nights of music & camping at Groovin with the Grove 4 hosted by Fletcher's Grove! Groove with 3 sets from Fletcher's plus Cris Jacobs Band, Black Masala, and over a dozen regional artists. This is a family friendly event with kids under 16 FREE. Enjoy food & craft vendors, campfires, kids activities, and acoustic late night jams. Tickets and more info at GroovinwiththeGrove.com

Experience Friends of the Cheat Campground in the Fall with 2 nights of music & camping at Groovin with the Grove 4 hosted by Fletcher's Grove! Groove with 3 sets from Fletcher's plus Cris Jacobs Band, Black Masala, and over a dozen regional artists. This is a family friendly event with kids under 16 FREE. Enjoy food & craft vendors, campfires, kids activities, and acoustic late night jams. Tickets and more info at GroovinwiththeGrove.com

Music to Your Ears Productions is a proud sponsor of Cheat river Festival and they have a major hand in booking the even...
08/13/2021

Music to Your Ears Productions is a proud sponsor of Cheat river Festival and they have a major hand in booking the event every May. This Saturday they are hosting their final edition of Ragin' on the River at Friends of the Cheat Campground home of Cheat Fest. Bring the family out for a full day/night of live music from national acts Saxsquatch, Marbin, plus Morgantown's own The Greens, Tom Batchelor Band, Intoxicated Zen, and Rōlrgōstr. Gate admission is $40 no camping or $50 with camping included. $60 Premium camping is available with stage viewing from most of the campsites. Kids under 16 are FREE with a parent. NO DOGS or FIREWORKS please. The best part about Ragin' on the River is every ticket sold has a partial donation to Friends of the Cheat who restore, protect the Cheat River Watershed. Weather is gonna be nicer than any Cheat Fest ever so come on out and rage!!

Music to Your Ears Productions is a proud sponsor of Cheat river Festival and they have a major hand in booking the event every May. This Saturday they are hosting their final edition of Ragin' on the River at Friends of the Cheat Campground home of Cheat Fest. Bring the family out for a full day/night of live music from national acts Saxsquatch, Marbin, plus Morgantown's own The Greens, Tom Batchelor Band, Intoxicated Zen, and Rōlrgōstr. Gate admission is $40 no camping or $50 with camping included. $60 Premium camping is available with stage viewing from most of the campsites. Kids under 16 are FREE with a parent. NO DOGS or FIREWORKS please. The best part about Ragin' on the River is every ticket sold has a partial donation to Friends of the Cheat who restore, protect the Cheat River Watershed. Weather is gonna be nicer than any Cheat Fest ever so come on out and rage!!

This Saturday is the final edition of Ragin' on the River Summer Concert series at Friends of the Cheat Campground. Get ...
08/11/2021
Cheat River Festival

This Saturday is the final edition of Ragin' on the River Summer Concert series at Friends of the Cheat Campground. Get your tickets now for a day of camping with music from Saxsquatch, Marbin, The Greens, Tom Batchelor Band, Intoxicated Zen, and Rōlrgōstr. Gates open at 10am. Tickets range from $30-$60 and are available at the link in the comments with no surcharge. Tickets increase $10 at the gate so buy now and save. Presented by Music to Your Ears Productions and sponsored by 123 Pleasant Street, BC Jerk Pit, and Chestnut Brew Works, LLC.

Friends of the Cheat's annual Fundraiser and Outreach event for river enthusiasts, families, musicians, and artists!

08/01/2021

We had a great time dancing to Black Masala at Ragin' on the River!! The final edition of the Summer Concert Series is Saturday August 14th at Friends of the Cheat Campground. Presented by Music to Your Ears Productions.

07/26/2021
Ragin' on the River Saturday August 14th featuring Saxsquatch, Marbin, & more

The final edition of Ragin' on the River Summer Concert Series is Saturday August 14th! Come spend a Summer night on the Cheat River with music from Saxsquatch, Marbin, The Greens, Tom Batchelor Band, Intoxicated Zen, and Rolrgostr. Presented by Music to Your Ears Productions. Get tickets and more info at RaginontheRiver.com

Ragin' on the River July is in the books! It was a wet one like Cheat River Festival, but it didn't stop anyone from rag...
07/21/2021

Ragin' on the River July is in the books! It was a wet one like Cheat River Festival, but it didn't stop anyone from ragin! The final edition of the Summer Concert Series is Saturday August 14th featuring Saxsquatch, Marbin, The Greens, Tom Batchelor Band, Intoxicated Zen, and Rōlrgōstr. Tickets are on sale now!
📸 by Music to Your Ears Productions

Ragin' on the River  Saturday July 17thGates 11amMusic 2pm-11pmAcoustic Pavillion Late Night Jam MidniteGate Prices: (sa...
07/16/2021

Ragin' on the River Saturday July 17th
Gates 11am
Music 2pm-11pm
Acoustic Pavillion Late Night Jam Midnite

Gate Prices: (save $10 with presales)
$40 GA
$50 with Camping
$70 Premium Camping

Presented by Music to Your Ears Productions

The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band headlines this Saturday's Ragin' on the River event at Friends of the Cheat Campgrou...
07/14/2021

The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band headlines this Saturday's Ragin' on the River event at Friends of the Cheat Campground presented by Music to Your Ears Productions.
Gates open 11am with music running from 2pm -11:15pm. Tickets are on sale now at Raginontheriver.com

The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band headlines this Saturday's Ragin' on the River event at Friends of the Cheat Campground presented by Music to Your Ears Productions.
Gates open 11am with music running from 2pm -11:15pm. Tickets are on sale now at Raginontheriver.com

Next Saturday July 17th is the 2nd edition of Ragin' on the River  Summer Concert Series at the Friends of the Cheat Cam...
07/12/2021

Next Saturday July 17th is the 2nd edition of Ragin' on the River Summer Concert Series at the Friends of the Cheat Campground in Albright, WV. Tickets are $30 GA or $40 GA with camping included. There also is a $60 Premium camping option with camping directly around the concert area. The July event is headlined by Indiana Country-Blues shredder The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band and DC Balken Brass dance party Black Masala. Plus regional music from The Kind Thieves, Meadow Run, John Inghram, and Ruby - Mountain Soul Music. Gates open 11am and music runs from 2-11pm followed by late night acoustic jam in the pavillion. Camping on Friday is permitted with a $20 per 4 person campsite donation to Friends of the Cheat. The event is BYOB and there are food & cold beverage vendors on site. Sponsored by 123 Pleasant Street , Chestnut Brew Works, LLC , and BC Jerk Pit. Presented by Music to Your Ears Productions.

Next Saturday July 17th is the 2nd edition of Ragin' on the River Summer Concert Series at the Friends of the Cheat Campground in Albright, WV. Tickets are $30 GA or $40 GA with camping included. There also is a $60 Premium camping option with camping directly around the concert area. The July event is headlined by Indiana Country-Blues shredder The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band and DC Balken Brass dance party Black Masala. Plus regional music from The Kind Thieves, Meadow Run, John Inghram, and Ruby - Mountain Soul Music. Gates open 11am and music runs from 2-11pm followed by late night acoustic jam in the pavillion. Camping on Friday is permitted with a $20 per 4 person campsite donation to Friends of the Cheat. The event is BYOB and there are food & cold beverage vendors on site. Sponsored by 123 Pleasant Street , Chestnut Brew Works, LLC , and BC Jerk Pit. Presented by Music to Your Ears Productions.

07/01/2021

Ragin' on the River July 17th features The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, Black Masala, The Kind Thieves, John Inghram & Band, and Ruby - Mountain Soul Music. Tickets are on sale now for $30 GA. Camping options are also available. Presented by Music to Your Ears Productions.

Ragin' on the River is back July 17th with The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band!!! Plus DC's wildest Brass dance party Bl...
07/01/2021

Ragin' on the River is back July 17th with The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band!!! Plus DC's wildest Brass dance party Black Masala, West Virginia's own The Kind Thieves, Meadow Run, John Inghram, and Ruby - Mountain Soul Music. General Admission is only $30. Camping is an additional $10 per person or Premium camping is $20 per person. Enjoy the family friendly Cheat Fest type atmosphere in mid Summer. Craft and food vendors are on site. Service animals only PLEASE, and ABSOLUTELY NO FIREWORKS. Friday Camping is available for a $20 FOC donation per 4 person site. Tickets are on sale now at RaginontheRiver.com

Ragin' on the River is back July 17th with The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band!!! Plus DC's wildest Brass dance party Black Masala, West Virginia's own The Kind Thieves, Meadow Run, John Inghram, and Ruby - Mountain Soul Music. General Admission is only $30. Camping is an additional $10 per person or Premium camping is $20 per person. Enjoy the family friendly Cheat Fest type atmosphere in mid Summer. Craft and food vendors are on site. Service animals only PLEASE, and ABSOLUTELY NO FIREWORKS. Friday Camping is available for a $20 FOC donation per 4 person site. Tickets are on sale now at RaginontheRiver.com

Ragin' on the River  is a Summer time concert series held on the banks of the Cheat River in Albright, WV. The event fea...
06/11/2021

Ragin' on the River is a Summer time concert series held on the banks of the Cheat River in Albright, WV. The event features live music, food, arts & craft vendors, hiking, swimming, boating, and more presented by Music to Your Ears Productions.

The events will be held June 19, July 17, and Aug 14 at Friends of the Cheat Campground in Albright, WV. General admission and personal VIP/Premium Rage Cage private boxes are available with camping included in the price of admission. The event is family friendly, but BYOB + alcohol is permitted for 21&up. Main stage music runs from 2pm-11pm with an acoustic All Star Jam in the Pavilion at midnight.

Ragin' on the River is a Summer time concert series held on the banks of the Cheat River in Albright, WV. The event features live music, food, arts & craft vendors, hiking, swimming, boating, and more presented by Music to Your Ears Productions.

The events will be held June 19, July 17, and Aug 14 at Friends of the Cheat Campground in Albright, WV. General admission and personal VIP/Premium Rage Cage private boxes are available with camping included in the price of admission. The event is family friendly, but BYOB + alcohol is permitted for 21&up. Main stage music runs from 2pm-11pm with an acoustic All Star Jam in the Pavilion at midnight.

Last call for the 2021 Cheat River Festival Online Store! Grab this year’s t-shirt design in exclusive styles, official ...
05/30/2021

Last call for the 2021 Cheat River Festival Online Store! Grab this year’s t-shirt design in exclusive styles, official Cheat Fest designs from 2010 to 2020, and FOC’s new Hellbender-Zilla merch. Place your order by June 1st! https://friends-of-the-cheat.square.site

Last call for the 2021 Cheat River Festival Online Store! Grab this year’s t-shirt design in exclusive styles, official Cheat Fest designs from 2010 to 2020, and FOC’s new Hellbender-Zilla merch. Place your order by June 1st! https://friends-of-the-cheat.square.site

Cheat Fest membership donations benefit Friends of the Cheat directly by keeping our boots on the ground and our lights ...
05/28/2021
2021 Cheat Fest Membership Drive

Cheat Fest membership donations benefit Friends of the Cheat directly by keeping our boots on the ground and our lights on! They are integral to our annual budget.

Please consider beginning or renewing your membership through this year's Cheat Fest Membership Drive - OR - fast track your way to a 2022 Cheat Fest VIP experience by subscribing. Every Cheat Fest membership drive donor will receive the exclusive "Official Member"sticker!

https://cheatfest.org/2020-cheat-fest-membership-drive/

Cheat Fest membership donations benefit Friends of the Cheat directly by keeping our boots on the ground and our lights on! They are integral to our annual budget. Please consider renewing your mem…

Head up to High Ground Brewing this Saturday for their 2 Year Anniversary Shindig!  Bar-B-Qued Beast will be there at no...
05/12/2021

Head up to High Ground Brewing this Saturday for their 2 Year Anniversary Shindig! Bar-B-Qued Beast will be there at noon - live music starts at 4pm. We're excited to try the Boof Stroke Session IPA - a portion of the sales will benefit FOC! We'll see you there!

Head up to High Ground Brewing this Saturday for their 2 Year Anniversary Shindig! Bar-B-Qued Beast will be there at noon - live music starts at 4pm. We're excited to try the Boof Stroke Session IPA - a portion of the sales will benefit FOC! We'll see you there!

Thanks to everyone who made the 2021 Cheat Fest Silent Auction such a great success - we exceeded our goal of $6,000!!  ...
05/09/2021

Thanks to everyone who made the 2021 Cheat Fest Silent Auction such a great success - we exceeded our goal of $6,000!! Thanks for your generosity - many items went well beyond their retail value. And Olaf has a new home. ❤️ Huge thanks to our Silent Auction coordinator, Lisa Maraffa!

The 2021 Cheat Fest Online Silent Auction closes tonight at 8:00pm - Set an alarm to check your bids!!  Huge thanks to a...
05/08/2021
2021 Cheat River Festival Silent Auction

The 2021 Cheat Fest Online Silent Auction closes tonight at 8:00pm - Set an alarm to check your bids!! Huge thanks to all the businesses, artists, and community members who donated items to this year’s auction - and to everyone bidding!

Silent auction '2021 Cheat River Festival Silent Auction' hosted online at 32auctions.

Coming up next during Cheat Fest Month: Gritstone Vertical Challenge - Cheat Fest Virtual 5k Race registrations are OPEN...
05/07/2021
Week 2 of Cheat Fest Month 🎉

Coming up next during Cheat Fest Month: Gritstone Vertical Challenge - Cheat Fest Virtual 5k Race registrations are OPEN - Kid's Tent Art Day - Guided Nature Hike - FOC Cheat River Interpretive Float - follow the link below for all the details!!

Get yourself over to Black Bear Evansdale today for a "Cheat FEAST-ival" enchilada - which looks 'ah-mazing'!!!Big thank...
05/07/2021

Get yourself over to Black Bear Evansdale today for a "Cheat FEAST-ival" enchilada - which looks 'ah-mazing'!!!

Big thanks to Black Bear for supporting FOC and Cheat Fest Month!

The "Cheat FEAST-ival" enchilada
In the absence of the annual Cheat Festival, we have created this amazing enchilada. In a flour tortilla we have twisted up cilantro rice, our Sriracha refried beans, grilled bell peppers, roasted potatoes and super juicy braised chicken thighs. This one is topped with a roasted poblano queso, chorizo from holiday Italian sausage co. Cleveland oh. and a tangy salsa verde encore. Served with house-fried chips, a % of the sale of these will be donated to Friends of the Cheat Everybody wins!

The Cheat River Festival Silent Auction is a mainstay of our annual fundraiser, where you'll find items of all sorts: be...
05/03/2021
2021 Cheat River Festival Silent Auction

The Cheat River Festival Silent Auction is a mainstay of our annual fundraiser, where you'll find items of all sorts: beautiful pieces donated by the juried artists of our Art Market, new and gently used paddling gear, handmade items from local crafters, recreational equipment of all sorts - and so much more! Browse the items and see what catches your eye! Have fun and happy bidding!

https://www.32auctions.com/CheatFest2021

Silent auction '2021 Cheat River Festival Silent Auction' hosted online at 32auctions.

Here is  the ticket information for Ragin' on the River folks! If you have any questions please direct them to the Ragin...
05/03/2021
Ragin' on the River - June

Here is the ticket information for Ragin' on the River folks! If you have any questions please direct them to the Ragin' on the River page, not Cheat Fest. You can also email any questions to Adam Payne at [email protected].

Tickets for Ragin' on the River - June in Albright from ShowClix. Rage cages are 7ft x 5 ft and 10ft x 5 ft You are permitted to rage in your cage. We reuse each cage so please do not damage purposely. PRICE - $100 per 2 person rage cage - $40 each additional person up to 8 total (plus

05/02/2021
Meadow Run - Virtual Cheat Fest 2021

Husband & wife duo Meadow Run perform at the spot where they were married on the banks of the Cheat River for the Virtual Cheat Fest 2021.

Video by Adam Payne Music to Your Ears Productions.
Audio by Evan Devine & Paul Valette of 123 Pleasant Street.

05/02/2021

The "Appalachian Soul Man" Aristotle Jones performs a West Virginia themed set for the 2021 Virtual Cheat Fest live from FOC Campground.

Video by Adam Payne of Music to Your Ears Productions
Audio by Evan Devine & Paul Valette of 123 Pleasant Street.

05/02/2021
Stewed Mulligan - Virtual Cheat Fest 2021

Stewed Mulligan assembled at the Friends of the Cheat Campground for a mainstage set at the Virtual Cheat Fest 2021.

Video by Adam Payne of Music to Your Ears Productions
Audio by Evan Devine and Paul Valetter of 123 Pleasant Street

05/01/2021

Hey Folks our virtual videos are too 🔥 for the streaming service to handle! We are currently uploading directly to Facebook and the individual sets will be available at about 8:45pm. Grab some snacks and a cold one and tune back in one hour. Sorry for inconvenience,, but it'll be worth the wait! Happy Cheat Fest.

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Albright, WV

General information

Mark your calendars for CHEAT FEST FROM HOME: April 27 - May 3! Join us at cheatfest.org! Questions? Check out our web page at Cheatfest.org

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Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 11:30am - 11:30pm

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The annual Cheat River Festival (Cheat Fest) 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! The festival has recently been expanded to two days for the public. Gates open 5:00pm on Friday, May 1 with music from 5:30pm to 10:00pm. Gates will open again on Saturday, May 2 from 11:30am with music from noon to 11:00pm. This year the festival grounds in Albright, West Virginia will once again transform into a haven for boaters, music lovers, and families. Friday and Saturday, bands from all over Appalachia will entertain crowds with live music, while outdoor enthusiasts, engaged citizens, and families 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 a variety of food and merchandise from vendors, learn and interact in workshops and activities for all ages, and above all, help support Friends of the Cheat. On Friday, Fest Goers can experience the Downriver Race - one of the largest mass start whitewater races in the country through 10 miles of the Cheat River Canyon. Watch from the bank or register as a racer at our website listed below. On Saturday, runners can support the development of a rail-trail on the Cheat River one stride at a time in the Cheat Fest 5K. Presale tickets: Friday & Saturday Package: $30 Kids under 12 are free! Cheat Fest has sold out in the past. We strive for quality over quantity since the festival naturally maintains a grassroots, family-friendly, reunion vibe due to limited space. So, be sure to get your ticket ahead of time to secure your experience. For more information on purchasing tickets, camping, or registering for the Downriver Race, the 5K, the vendor market, the Art Market, or the Non-profit tent, please visit cheatfest.org. Whether it is your first Cheat Fest or your 26th, we really hope to see you there in support and unity in the name of our wild and wonderful river.

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Bernie hanging at CheatFest thru the years.
I figured Bernie would've showed up at Cheat Fest by now. Y'all are slackin.
2013
Wooo cheat fest
Missing all of you in person but having Libby Eddy in my living room and no raincoat and boots ain't too shabby right now. Are you here yet???
Check out this surprise addition to the Silent Auction..............
Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum) spotted along the banks of Muddy Creek a few days ago.
New items are coming in everyday! Check out this awesome folding side table!
Dear 2019 Cheat Fest Vendors, Y'all are the nicest bunch of folks And made my job easy. I heard people say how nice and how friendly you were/are. The festival experience rocked. How to thank y'all is not easy...... So I'll just say I made a lot of new friends, And renewed our old friendships. Friends are a blessing to have. Thanks to each of you, And your families, helpers. Really really nice folks one and all. Sincerely, Jimmy Vendor Coordinator