Go thru Oak Hill and stay on Rt. 19. Go to the Fayetteville High School. You will turn right onto Laurel St....go straight...high school at end of street. That is the best shuttle...in my opinion. Lines are not nearly as long as at WalMart or Krogers. Pay $2 per person (one time) for the ride there and back. The shuttle takes you as far as you can go by vehicle. It drops you off...and picks you up at the same place. There are many vendors on both side of the road before you even get to the bridge itself. Yes, Porta Pottys too! I usually take a quick look at the vendors before the bridge, then I might buy something on my way back. That way I don't have to carry it with me. Cant say how long it takes to walk the bridge. Depends on you. It can be pretty crowded where the vendors are, then thins out at the start of the bridge. Then...in the middle of the bridge where the jumpers are...it is packed! Can barely move. But do try to get in the middle and see the jumpers as they jump..or are launched from the catapult. Crazy! I've never bothered to walk to the north side...it might not be quite as crowded and I don't think there are many vendors on that side either. When you are on the bridge, everyone is at the side, looking over, so when you see an opening grab it, watch for a bit, then keep moving closer...grabbing a spot as it becomes open to watch the parachuters. The event is from 9 to 3...so get there early. I try to get there by 10:30 which is a good time. I love going! I just love the atmosphere there! Have a great time! Bring your camera...but no dogs or backpacks. (although I have seen them, so...whatever) I bring a water bottle in my bag too.
Oh...reserve a room now if you haven't already. They book fast...its a huge weekend around here!