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Spring Festival Registration

2017 SPRING FESTIVAL REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

A vacation to revitalize your mind and body. All you have to do is show up.

Options range from week-long cabin accommodations to single day no lodging. Each day offers a fascinating field trip of your choice, three great meals, two knowledge and fun packed presentations, world-class experts and fellow participants you will call friends!

Within 48 hours of submitting your registration you will receive Confirmation by email to the address you provide.
A deposit (30% of your total package) is required to hold your reservation, you may submit via postal mail or PayPal. Payments can be made at anytime and are refundable up to 60 days prior to the Festival (-$50 processing fee). Write checks payable to New River Birding & Nature Festival, and mail to Geoff Heeter, c/o Fayette County Chamber of Commerce, 310 Oyler Avenue, Oak Hill, WV 25901. *Extended - the total balance is due by April 17!

Free t'shirt with our new 2017 design, for each individual in your party when your reservation is paid in full within an hour of registration!

Easy Peasy Reservations
We've done our best to make planning your visit simple and convenient with Easy Peasy Reservations... you select the number of people in your party, and enter your contact information. Hit Submit. That's it. We've pre-selected daily Gold Standard trips and lodging at Country Road Cabins: 2017 Closed

Hotel lodging is now available in weeklong and half-week packages; click on the duration of your stay: 2017 Closed

Dinner in The Meadows: Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 6pm. Start the week together again, or for the first time, around a catered dinner in The Meadows at Opossum Creek Retreat, featuring food, drinks, and great company! For a contribution of $100 per person to the Fayette County Education Fund; space is limited to 20 people ($50/person is tax deductible). - FULL

Short-cuts: Weeklong Packages. Sunday-Wednesday Packages. Wednesday-Sunday Packages. Single Day(s) Packages. Student Scholarships. FUNdraiser events


Weeklong Packages

With Lodging choices at Opossum Creek Retreat, Country Road Cabins, Hemlock Haven Cabins and [Adventures on the Gorge Cabins FULL], or the hotel Holiday Lodge.
Includes lodging Sunday to Sunday; field trips Monday through Saturday; presentations Monday through Saturday; three meals each day Monday through Saturday.

Opossum Creek Retreat - FULL El Gordo package is available. See below.
1 person: $2,325 or 2 people: $2,975

Weeklong at Country Road Cabins or Hemlock Haven Cabins - 2017 Closed
1 person: $2,125 or 2 people: $2,775

Treehouse Cabin at Country Road Cabins (RESERVED)
Up to 2 people: $2,775

El Gordo (up to 4 people) at Opossum Creek Retreat - 2017 Closed
Located in the midst of all the happenings at The Meadows, the El Gordo package for four provides seven nights lodging, three meals each day, daily field trips PLUS 1 All-Day trip and 1 Premium trip per person, and presentations Monday - Saturday. Contact Us for larger group options.
$4000 for up to 4 people

Hotel Lodging - 2017 Closed
1 person: $1,435 or 2 people: $2,107

No Lodging - 2017 Closed
Includes field trips Monday through Saturday; presentations Monday through Saturday; three meals each day Monday through Saturday.

Weeklong No Lodging - 2017 Closed
1 person: $1,275
or 2 people: $1,625

 


Sunday-Wednesday Packages

With Lodging choices at Country Road Cabins, Hemlock Haven Cabins and [Adventures on the Gorge Cabins FULL], or the hotel Holiday Lodge.
Includes lodging Sunday to Thursday; field trips Monday through Wednesday; presentations Monday through Wednesday; three meals each day Monday through Wednesday.

Sunday-Wednesday at Country Road Cabins or Hemlock Haven Cabins - 2017 Closed
1 person: $1,325 or 2 people: $1,675

Hotel Lodging - 2017 Closed
1 person: $963 or 2 people: $1,488

No Lodging
Includes field trips Monday through Wednesday; presentations Monday through Wednesday; three meals each day Monday through Wednesday.

Monday-Wednesday No Lodging - 2017 Closed
1 person: $675
or 2 people: $1,200

 


Wednesday-Sunday Packages

With Lodging choices at Country Road Cabins, Hemlock Haven Cabins and [Adventures on the Gorge Cabins FULL], or the hotel Holiday Lodge.
Includes lodging Wednesday to Sunday; dinner Wednesday; presentations Wednesday through Saturday; field trips Thursday through Saturday; three meals each day Thursday through Saturday.

Wednesday-Sunday at Country Road Cabins or Hemlock Haven Cabins - 2017 Closed
1 person: $1,375 or 2 people: $1,725

Hotel Lodging - 2017 Closed
1 person: $1,088 or 2 people: $1,713

No Lodging - 2017 Closed
Includes Wednesday dinner and presentation; field trips Thursday through Saturday; presentations Wednesday through Saturday; three meals each day Thursday through Saturday.

Wednesday-Saturday No Lodging - 2017 Closed
1 person: $800
or 2 people: $1,425

 


Single Day Packages

You may register for more than one day. Lodging is not included in Single Day Packages; click here for list of local lodging options compiled by the New River Gorge Visitors Bureau.

No Lodging - 2017 Closed
Includes the field trip of your choice, dinner and presentation the night before your field trip(s), three meals and presentations the day of your field trip(s).

Single Day(s) No Lodging - 2017 Closed
1 person: $225/day
or 2 people: $400/day

 

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Student Environmental Education Scholarships

Available to students for a Single-Day Package during our Spring Festival, to be immersed in environmental education under the instruction of the expert guides at the Festival. The $225 scholarships are awarded by the Fayette County Education Fund and made possible through NRBNF participation and donations. For scholarship information and application requests, please Contact Us or learn more about Who We Support

Click here to read about our 2015 student trip

 


Usually within 48 hours of submitting your registration you will receive Confirmation by email to the address you provide. A deposit, 30% of your total package, will be requested to hold your reservation and may be sent via postal mail or PayPal. Payments can be made at anytime (via check or PayPal) and are refundable up to 60 days prior to the Festival (minus a $50 processing fee). Write checks payable to "New River Birding & Nature Festival" and mail to Geoff Heeter, Fayette County Chamber of Commerce, 310 Oyler Avenue, Oak Hill, WV 25901. The total balance is due by March 15.
Free t'shirt with our new 2017 design, for each individual in your party when your reservation is paid in full within an hour of registration!

Recommended from here: Lodging, Area Info, What to Pack and Who We Support

 


FUNdraiser Events & Opportunities

Over the years, friends of the NRBNF have helped support the Fayette County Education Fund through all of our antics! These are some ideas we've come up with (we're still laughing about the 2014 shave-a-thon); pick your favorite, and go in on your own or with a friend. Disclaimer: by no means do these options spare you from our antics ;) Click here to go to FUNdraisers

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