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Festival of the Rivers

Held on Labor Day weekend, Festival of the Rivers is a music festival featuring Grass-roots Appalachian music in celebration of our rivers and railroad culture. Blues, Roots, and Traditional musicians join us to showcase the influence Appalachian music has had on the world. For more information on Festival of the Rivers, visit their website at: cfm-fmh.org.

Vandalia Gathering

Enjoy traditional Appalachian music concerts and competitions, dancing, arts and crafts, foods and liars contest at this popular Memorial Day weekend event. Youth activities focus on culture and heritage; impromptu jam sessions dot the capitol grounds. The annual West Virginia Quilt Exhibition opens this weekend in the Great Hall of the Culture Center.

The Music and the Mountains Old Time Festival

The Music and the Mountains Old Time Festival will showcase and celebrate Appalachian culture and craft. This community based, family friendly event will bring together local artisans and musicians to provide an opportunity for our local community and visitors to experience Appalachian craft demonstrations, old time music and dance traditions along with regional food. Friday night's concert will feature old time, traditional Appalachian music. Saturday afternoon events will include: local craft demonstrations, a display of regional archival photographs, old time children's games and activities, an open old time community jam, a cornbread contest and a soup bean dinner. Saturday night will offer beginner square dance lessons and a square dance bard and caller.

West Virginia Cares Festival – Pegasus Farm Campground

West Virginia Cares Festival is a new regional event celebrating all that we CARE about this great Mountain State. WE CARE about our people, our veterans, our culture, our environment, our history, our talent and our future. The two-day event features Appalachian music, dance, arts, crafts, foods, the hospitality of mountain folk and many other events.

The Allegheny Echoes Summer Workshops

Allegheny Echoes is the concept of a group of West Virginia musicians and writers who wish to promote, support, preserve, and teach their own art without distracting influences. Their goal is to provide an accurate representation of West Virginia art that is not packaged and altered to appeal to a specific market. There is a strong emphasis placed on West Virginia tradition with an overall look toward the embracing Appalachian culture. The Summer Workshops offer a chance for students of all ages and abilities to come together to learn, appreciate, and enjoy our West Virginia ways.

Black King Coal at The Irish Pub

Black King Coal will be on hand to play their Appalachian soul and blues at 9 p.m. No cover.

Weekly Session at Sam’s Uptown Lounge

An open jam session for string band musicians and their friends who are open to all styles of music than can be shared through Appalachian roots music.

Weekly Sessions at Sam’s Uptown Lounge

An open jam session for string band musicians and their friends who are open to all styles of music than can be shared through Appalachian roots music.

Weekly Sessions at Sam’s Uptown Lounge

An open jam session for string band musicians and their friends who are open to all styles of music than can be shared through Appalachian roots music.

Weekly Sessions at Sam’s Uptown Cafe Lounge

An open jam session for string band musicians and their friends who are open to all styles of music than can be shared through Appalachian roots music.

Mercer County Heritage Festival

Step into the past and relive the days of Appalachian History. The Heritage Festival features Civil War storytellers, farm animals, re-enactors such as Gen. Robert E. Lee and wife, Abraham Lincoln and wife, Booker T. Washington, Mark Twain, Ostenaco (Cherokee Warrior), craftsmen, vendors, food, Native American presenters , African American presenters, blacksmithing, spinning wheel, weaving, crafts, barn dance, railroad and coal mining displays, Appalachian music, flatfooting, Ladie's tea, and much more! Friday is educational day for schools. Veteran's commemoration on Saturday and Sunday with door prizes for veterans. Civil War Era church service on Sunday morning. Small admission fee.

Back Roads & BBQ @ the Hamilton Round Barn

The West Augusta Historical Society hosts a monthly concert at the Hamilton Round Barn in Mannington. The feature band is Back Roads. Dinners and snacks available for purchase.

2016 Kindred Spirits Festival

Head for the Hills you people from Baltimore, DC, and Pittsburgh. Good neighbors, all are welcomed! Not your average agricultural Mini Distillery producing Fine Spirits from locally grown corn, barley, rye, peaches, pears and grapes. WE CELEBRATE SUCCESS! Free Spirits tasting, Music, Food, come for spell or stay awhile. It's all good.

Sounds of Railroading Concert

Three hours of celebration through music of railroading. The show features a headline performance by Emily Miller and Jesse Milnes, along with guests Roy Harper and Johnny Bellar, Jimmy Costa, and William Sherman Holestine and Gary Wayne Jordan.

Jamie Lester, Eli Pollard, Francisco Amaya, Michael Doig Group Show & Artist Appreciation Party

This group show highlights the work four accomplished contemporary West Virginia artists. Mediums include sculpture, water color, print making, and oil painting. The opening also coincides with an Artist Appreciation party open to the public with two performances, catered by Whitegrass Cafe, and sponsored by Big Timber!

East End Bazaar – Opening Day

Free and open to the public, come out for arts, crafts, music and more!

Hops & Heat

Join us at the inaugural Hops & Heat craft beer fest and chili cook-off for some art, chili, & cheers. Over 30 craft beers from 11 Appalachian breweries will be on hand with 14 chili cooks and Bazaar artisans and food vendors!