ArtSpring Gallery @ Cottrill's Opera House presents Paintings by Ruth Blackwell Rogers APRIL 5TH - MAY 17TH, 2019 "FOREST TYPES" https://www.artspringwv.com/upcoming-showsFind out more »
What would you do for an almost FREE two-night stay in an ACE Cozy Cabin? How about help with some trail maintenance? Just volunteer, and pay the cleaning deposit, and we’ll refund your cabin rental fees! We need your help and are offering a handsome reward. Simply donate some of your precious time and maybe break a sweat to help the ACE crew maintain its mountain biking and hiking trails, and we supply a cabin complete with cable TV, kitchenette and…Find out more »
The 2019 Major Taylor Mountain Summit is the best bicycle training camp in early spring. Enjoy five days of routes with plenty of climbing and beautiful vistas planned.Find out more »
This week-long workshop features three talented instructors. Judy Lilly will focus on covered bridge quilts. Log cabin quilts are taught by Kathy Saunders. Mary Zesiger's topic is more traditional quilt designs.Find out more »
Join us for a full day filled with West Virginia Craft Breweries, a food truck rodeo and live music. This event will also have special workshops on beer and food pairings, home brew and the importance of agriculture in the brewing process.
Breweries entered in this event will be judged by certified BJCP judges. Winners will earn the title of “Best Beer at the West Virginia Brew Festival” and take home the first-ever traveling trophy.
· $30 advanced (includes 8 – 4 oz. tastings)
· $50 VIP ticket, includes special parking early entrance to event and special tastings
· $15 designated driver ticket
· $20 under 21 ticket
*Add $5.00 to all tickets purchased at the gateFind out more »
Head out to the 33rd annual Great Greenbrier River Race taking place April 27th. This exciting triathlon combines running, kayaking and biking into one exciting race. Compete as a team, forge your way solo, or skip the race and participate as a spectator cheering on the competitors as they cross the finish line!Find out more »
Join local birder LeJay Graffious on an early morning bird walk. We will be birding by eye and ear to search in the bushes and boughs for our feathered friends. Bring binoculars if you have them. All ages. Free for WVBG and Audubon members, $15 for non-members.Find out more »
Indulge the mind and the senses at the Sixth Annual Chocolate Fest and Book Faire held in historic downtown Martinsburg on April 27. Experience a chocolate extravaganza held in downtown Martinsburg… taste some wonderful chocolate, indulge yourself in an array of chocolate creations throughout the businesses in downtown Martinsburg, explore the unique shops and speak with West Virginia authors. The festival features local and out of state authors signing their books within the businesses, and participating businesses each preparing a…Find out more »
Discover Nature Day will be returning for its eighth consecutive year at the Seneca Rocks Discovery Center on April 27. Discover Nature Day begins at 10 a.m. with the Garlic Mustard Challenge. Garlic mustard is an invasive species in the area. The challenge is to see how many garlic mustard plants teams can pull on the Discovery Center grounds. All volunteers will receive a thank you bag filled with cool prizes. Please be at the Center by 9:30 a.m. to…Find out more »
The Annual Ramps and Rail Festival is held every year in Elkins on the last weekend of April. The festival continues to grow each year! People can try out different ramp-themed foods and listen to live music, enjoy the craft vendors, and vote for their favorite vendors. Each year the festivities start at 10am and continue until 5pm. Food vendors concocted some delicious ramp-themed foods, like ramp burgers, ramperoni rolls, ramp chili and ramp risotto with shrimp. There will be about fifty different food and craft booths at the…Find out more »
A one-day chocolate extravaganza that invites the public to indulge themselves in an array of chocolate creations. For only $5 per person, registrants may sample tasty chocolate treats at each business.Find out more »
Experience a week in the life of the arts in Mercer County, West Virginia! Visit venues you've always wanted to explore, make new friends and discover & celebrate the vibrant creative scene our area is home to. This week is all about celebrating, showcasing and uniting the creative arts activity in Mercer County & beyond. Find a Full Schedule of Activities, links and details at ALLTOGETHERARTS.COMFind out more »
Spring rafting opening weekend has always been called “ice breaker weekend.” Join us as we celebrate this unique culture! The Fire and Ice Festival will showcase a variety of ice displays carved by professionals from all over the world, live music, fire performers, chefs and more! In a spectacular grand finale, a fire and ice tower will be set ablaze. The symbolic melting of the ice will become the highlight of the party and the start of 2019 season. The…Find out more »
Since 2002, the annual New River Birding & Nature Festival has taken place in and around the New River Gorge National River in the heart of the upland, hardwood forests that Cornell Lab of Ornithology, identified as a crucial stopover habitat for the continued survival of species such as Golden-winged, Blue-winged, and Swainson's Warbler, as well as the Scarlet Tanager. This bird and nature watching festival highlights more than 100 bird species on a variety of birding tours.
A friendly birding vacation for everyone, the week long event features guided birding and nature excursions, world-class speakers, the finest collection of guides, tasty food, and a back-porch atmosphere unmatched by any other birding festival. Signature guided bird watching experiences include the opportunity to visit a wide range of habitats, world class instruction for those wanting to enhance their birding skills, and the best guide-to-guest ratio on the festival circuit.
All skill levels are welcome.
With options to suit many budgets, packages range from week-long with cabin accommodations to a single day without lodging. Each day offers a great field trip of your choice, three tasty meals, two knowledge and fun packed presentations, world-class experts you will call friends, and good times!Find out more »
Enjoy Spring in the beautiful hills of Webster County, West Virginia by participating in this special 3-day weekend. Nature Tour takes place at Camp Caesar 4-H Camp on Rt.20 between Cowen and Webster Springs, West Virginia. Our guests will stay in the rustic log and cut-stone cabins surrounded by the beautiful hills of the Monongahela National Forest. The cost of this fun-filled weekend is $130.00 which includes 5 meals, 2 nights lodging, nightly program or entertainment, your choice of tours.…Find out more »
The 15th Annual West Virginia Trout Fest will be held the first weekend in May, 2019 (May 3-5). The 3 day event will include a trout rodeo, fish fry dinner, boxcar derby, hard cider tasting, crafts and vendors, fish fly demonstrations, a 5k & kids' run, church in the park, and more! WV Metro News Outdoors anchor, Chris Lawrence, will be the guest speaker at the fish fry dinner on Friday and also broadcasting his radio show live on Saturday…Find out more »
The Greenbrier Concours d'Elegance returns for its second year, May 3-5, 2019, and organizers are already working to make sure this year's Councours weekend builds and improves on that strong foundation with a bigger and better event. This year, we will honor Rolls-Royce and Bentley with a featured class, as Bentley celebrates its 100th anniversary. Make your plans now to be part of the Concours that will be the talk of the automotive community for years to come. Driving Events:…Find out more »
Explore our blossoming downtown on the First Friday of every month! Enjoy shopping, special deals, music, dining, community, art and family fun in The Mercer Street Grassroots District as well as The Historic District. Make plans to join us every month!Find out more »
The 4th Annual Great Train Raid brings the history of The Martinsburg Roundhouse and the Civil War to life with historic speakers, an authors forum, living historian displays, historical vendors, food vendors and more. The event is Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is $5 per adult and $3 per student, with children under 5 free. Access to the event is available by parking in the Capteron Train Station parking lot at…Find out more »
We are excited to announce West Virginia’s World War II living history weekend Saturday, May 4, in downtown Fayetteville West Virginia. This event is being hosted by the World War II Living History Foundation Inc, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing history to life and committed to historical accuracy to educate future generations. Watch history come to life with authentic recreations of Allied and Axis army encampments. Relive the stories of our veterans as we preserve the history of the greatest…Find out more »
WWII Re-enactment Festival in Fayetteville, WV. More info TBAFind out more »
The most whimsical day of the year in downtown Princeton! Don your faerie wings, grab some glitter and join the fun! The day begins at 11 a.m. with sidewalk chalk, face painting, costuming and joyous festivity. We will make our way to the parking lot next to Service Cleaners at 12:30 p.m. and begin marching at 1 p.m. down Mercer Street. Costumes, wings, puppets, glitter, and non-motorized floats are welcome and highly encouraged. Anyone is welcome to join the parade!…Find out more »
One Night in Memphis created and directed by John Mueller is the number one and official tribute to legendary Sun Records recording artists Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley performed live and starring former cast members of the Broadway smash, “Million Dollar Quartet.” Over 90 minutes of rockabilly, country, gospel and pure 1950’s rock and roll music. The San Francisco Examiner raves, “An Amazing Show!” It has an ever growing list of sold out shows and a great social media presence and fan base.Be a witness to and experience rock and roll royalty with the music and talent that has stood the test of time. True American music featuring acclaimed national talent guaranteed to get you rocking and rolling. There’s a whole lotta shakin’ going on!Find out more »
Dmitri Shostakovich: Festive Overture
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Double Piano Concerto in E-flat Major
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10
Lawrence Loh, conductor
Christina and Michelle Naughton, pianos
Pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton were hailed by the San Francisco Examiner for their “stellar musicianship, technical mastery, and awe-inspiring artistry.” The Philadelphia Inquirer characterized their playing as “paired to perfection.”Find out more »
Program: Dmitri Shostakovich: Festive Overture Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Double Piano Concerto in E-flat Major Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 Lawrence Loh, conductor Christina and Michelle Naughton, pianos Pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton were hailed by the San Francisco Examiner for their “stellar musicianship, technical mastery, and awe-inspiring artistry.” The Philadelphia Inquirer characterized their playing as “paired to perfection.”Find out more »
Austin Walkin’ Cane plays original & classic delta blues, featuring slide guitar and soulful vocals. His blues gumbo repertoire can conjure up the ghosts of highway 61 and the delta blues experience. Walkin’ Cane has toured Australia, Nepal, Colombia, France, Germany, England, Wales, and the US, from New Orleans, Louisiana to Juneau, Alaska with only a guitar & suitcase in hand. His latest album, One Heart Walkin’ was a 2015 Blues Music Award Nominee for “Best New Artist Album.” A…Find out more »
Enjoy the transcendent sonic experience of Infinite Third live in The Room Upstairs, a beautiful turn-of-the-century-ballroom turned small theater located in the Mercer Street Grassroots District of downtown Princeton. This event is the Grand Finale of All Together Arts Week - the 11th Annual!Find out more »
Join us in celebrating the many wonders of our world’s rainforests by creating a tiny, thriving ecosystem! Led by WVBG Outdoor Educator Stacy Clovis-Woofter, this make-and-take garden project will focus on how soil layers, plant choice, water and light requirements are all connected as well as offer young scientists lessons on nature’s water cycle. Open to children ages 4 and older with an accompanying adult. $15 for WVBG members; $20 for non-members.
* Please register by August 20.
* All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted.
* Free walks and presentations last approximately 1.5 hours. Donations are appreciated and can be made at the Lower Parking Lot Kiosk at any time.
* Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.
Enjoy live music while strolling through more than 40 downtown businesses and perusing artwork from local artists.Find out more »
Each year we celebrate the by-gone days of this 1700's village at North River Mills. Enjoy a relaxing day in this once-bustling, now quiet hamlet. Usual activities include: Old time music jam on the porch Folks clogging/buck or flat foot dancing Interpretive hay-less ride around the hamlet.Find out more »
Join Sweet and Sassy Bakery for the 3rd Annual Mother’s Day Tea Party! The party will take place on the Sweet and Sassy patio. Daughters will have an opportunity to make a small flower bouquet for mom, with the help of the East Pea Ridge Women’s Club and Design’s by DJ. From there, you will have the chance to enjoy tea, cookies, and sandwiches, all of which are provided by Sweet and Sassy. A Jerica Hibner Photography will be on…Find out more »
Join us for our 3rd Annual wine festival, Vineyard in the Village presented by Galaxy Distributing. The event will be held at the Nancy Cartmill Gardens, and on Main Street in downtown Barboursville. Ticket entry will include wine sampling featuring 100 wines provided by 36 suppliers and craft beer sampling provided by Oscar's Breakfast, Burgers, and Brews. Local food vendors will be on site, offering samples from their menu. We will feature local artisans that specialize in pottery, jewelry, portraits,…Find out more »
Join the Charleston Ballet for the third season of Breaking Boundaries of Dance, a showcase series of “up close and personal” studio performances with the Charleston Ballet and Friends. Patrons will enjoy contemporary works, classical favorites, innovative choreography and more – all from a seat right on the studio floor! The hour-long performance will include music of George Gershwin, Bollywood, Patsy Cline, Frédéric Chopin and others. Enjoy refreshments after the performance with the dancers. Tickets: Adult $15, Under 18 $10.…Find out more »
Riders can expect 3-4 stages of timed runs. These will be mostly downhill, but there may be flats or small uphills in the course. Riders will start at defined intervals. After each stage, there will be an uphill transfer riding section to get to the next timed segment. These will be ridden but not timed. At the end of the event, each rider’s times for each stage will be added together and scored for the lowest time.Find out more »
On Sunday, May 12, Mom rides free with a paid Coach (Adult or Senior) ticket. (Fare is free but ticket is required.) Discount cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers. Phone reservations only.Find out more »
The West Virginia Strawberry Festival is a unique, traditional celebration to honor the strawberry harvest. Enthusiastic volunteers provide good, family style entertainment that offers exciting educational and cultural events for everyone. Children and adults alike will enjoy the fun and thrills of the carnival. Take a stroll through the arts and craft exhibits, quilt show, or the photography show. Enjoy the variety of Main Street and Courthouse entertainment or stop by the band competition, car show, strawberry auction, or your…Find out more »
This is the 32nd year of the American Lung Association's Greenbrier River Trail Bike Trek! Join us May 16-19, 2019 for a 3-day, 100-mile ride along the Greenbrier River Trail State Park. Cyclists with varying levels of experience are invited. All meals, lodging and transportation included, as well as sag service, medics and mechanics.Find out more »
Join Casey Rucker as you venture into the woods to listen and discover the beautiful birds of West Virginia.Find out more »
The 60th Armed Forces Day parade to honor and celebrate our Military Forces. "Land of the Free" is the parade theme this year. Veterans, Floats, Bands, & Dignitaries. Come help us honor our Military Forces.Find out more »
Enjoy a light walk down the Greenbrier River Trail State Park to take in the beauty of the full moon. Full Flower Moon Hike departs from the Cass Visitor Center at 8:30 p.m. This event is free and everyone is encouraged to attend.Find out more »
The Town of White Sulphur Springs honors the ubiquitous dandelion each year as it welcomes the beginning of summer with a weekend celebration chock full of events, activities and vendors. There's something for everyone at the WV Dandelion Festival including a parade, food vendors, arts & crafts, children's activities, a 5K and fireworks!Find out more »
ArtSpring Festival! MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND MAY 24, 25 & 26, 2019 TUCKER COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA Tucker County’s Annual Celebration of the ArtsFind out more »
Head to this annual Snowshoe Mountain Festival celebrating the best of wine, food & jazz across the region.Find out more »
Join ACE for a demanding trail run through the beautiful mountains in West Virginia on Memorial Day weekend. Choose between a half-marathon, 10K run, or a 5 mile walk. These distinctive race routes will take racers through the New River Gorge past scenic rock outcrops, cascading streams and abandoned coal mines. After grabbing your medal at the finish line a burrito buffet awaits to tame the appetite you have developed. Cash prizes will be awarded to top finishers, plus you get bragging rights for tackling the Wonderland Mountain Challenge on May 26th, 2018.Find out more »
Come out and have a great time at Alderson Strawberry Festival! Fun for the whole family with bands, shopping, music, food, and kids activities!Find out more »
This new festival, located in the state's eastern Potomac Highlands, celebrates the South Branch Valley’s natural beauty, outdoor recreation, and local foods and crafts. The South Branch Riverfest will feature food, wine and beer tastings, a variety of foods for purchase, locally grown and locally made foods, river recreation activities, craft items, music and information on a variety of topics. Located right on the South Branch of the Potomac River, we will have outdoor recreation and learning activities, such as kayaking…Find out more »
The Martinsburg Wine Fest will bring together amazing wineries, great music and amazing food that is sure to please the palate; all while surrounded by the beauty of the historic Boydville mansion. Those sampling wines will receive a free wine glass upon entry to the event. When: Saturday, May 25, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM and Sunday, May 26, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where: Boydville, The Inn at Martinsburg 601 S Queen St, Martinsburg, WV 25401Find out more »
Learn about the rock-painting trend. Paint rocks to keep or to drop in your community, spread inspiration, and see where they turn up! This program is being offered in conjunction with the Cheat Area Public Library . Wear clothes suitable for painting. Open to children of all ages with an accompanying adult.Find out more »
West Virginia’s best music festival at ACE Adventure Resort is gearing up for its 6th year! Featuring over 25 bands on a beautiful mountaintop. Plus food, vendors, visual artists, workshops, camping, and adventures in the New River Gorge. This is Appalachia’s destination music festival featuring outdoor adventure paired with your favorite music! Stay tuned for lineup.Find out more »
An extravaganza of West Virginia-grown, produced, and handmade products, held in Jawbone Park in Buckhannon. The event promises to be a family-friendly feast for the eyes and ears, while supporting the Buckhannon community. Music, entertainment, children’s activities, and demonstrations are featured each Friday. Locally grown and produced agricultural products, beautiful and functional handmade items, and other products will be for sale. Local artisans, musicians, dancers and other entertainers will be featured. This is a community-created and sponsored event.Find out more »