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West Virginia Pumpkin Festival

Since 1986 West Virginia Pumpkin Park in Milton has celebrated the glory of autumn and  the harvest with the West Virginia

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Fly In Festival and WV State Flatpick Contest

WV State Flatpick Guitar Contest and Workshops is proudly partnered with Fly in Festival. The Fly In Festival is a bluegrass, old time, Americana, acoustic music festival. Some of the region's best bands and performers will be featured along with the officially sanctioned WV flatpick contest. The event offers airplane tours, sky diving exhibitions, camping, vendors, and food and drinks. The festival enjoys a venue on the beautiful Ohio River just north of Huntington, WV. The festival grounds will open the evening before the event for camping, jamming, and gathering. Some of the region's best Old Time, Bluegrass and Americana Bands will be performing, as-well-as Air Plane Tours, Sky Diving, and Camping. Tickets are $25/Day, $40/Weekend. Primitive Camping is $20/weekend, and a limited number of Full Hook-Up RV site are available for $35. Food and Drinks will be sold by the Fly In Cafe. Call 304-733-1240 for more information.

Pilot Club of Huntington 66th Annual Antiques Show and Sale

The show will have exquisite antiques, vintage modern finds and collectibles. Tickets are $6 at the door and good for all 3 days. For additional information or advance tickets, call 304-674-3655.

Rails & Ales Craft Beer Festival

The annual event will feature live music, food from local restaurants, artisan vendors, and specialty craft beer from West Virginia breweries and craft breweries across the US and from around the world. We’ll be updating our beer list as we get commitments from breweries. Check back often for the most up-to-date information! The festival will be held rain or shine and there will be no refunds. All attendees must have a ticket and must be 21 years or older. Small children can attend if they are carried by their parents at all times – no strollers will be allowed. We are excited to launch a smartphone app this year to help you navigate the festival and keep track of your favorite beers. Check back before the festival for the link to download.

Antique Tractor Pull

Antique Tractor Pulls

Old Central City Days

Festival will feature antiques, art, crafts, food, music, and more! Hours are Saturday 10AM - 5PM and Sunday 12PM - 5PM. Free parking behind The Wild Ramp accessible from 13th Street West or at the Old Central City Shopping Plaza.

Antique Tractor Pull

Antique Tractor Pulls

Hard Hats & Heroes

Fire Truck, Buses, Military, Police, Construction, and more! Kids are encouraged to touch their favorite vehicles, get behind the wheel, and meet the people who help to build, protect, and serve our community! Sensory friendly hour is from 10:30am - 11:30am. This is a RAIN OR SHINE event! Location: St. Mary’s Education Center Parking Lot 2853 5th Ave, Huntington, WV 25702

StinkFest! Ramp Festival

The Wild Ramp is pleased to announce the market's 4th Annual StinkFest will take place at its Old Central City location on Saturday April 21st from 10 am - 5 pm. Join us as we celebrate Ramp season! Feast on this iconic spring plant that is our market's namesake. Free and open to the public! Food vendors featuring ramp dish specialties, music, artisans, and activities for the kids. Meet "Stinky" our Wild Ramp mascot too! Don't miss out on your chance to celebrate the stink! The Wild Ramp will offer a local festival of ramp-infused food, music, kids activities, and more!

Huntington Holiday Express 2017

All aboard for a one-hour holiday train ride for kids. Santa will be on board giving out a gift for each passenger. Enjoy holiday music while having hot chocolate and cookies. The train board in Huntington and travels to Barboursville and back. Thursday, December 14: 4pm, 6pm, 8pm Friday, December 15: 4 pm, 6 pm, 8 pm Saturday, December 16: 10am, 1pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm Sunday, December 17: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm Prices: Adults $55 each; Children 12 and under: $45 each No refunds and no cancellations. $2 per ticket handling charge.

Guyandotte Civil War Days

Guyandotte Civil War Days focuses its programs on this historic event in an effort to celebrate and promote the rich heritage of the area. The re-enactment of the Confederate raid on Saturday is the highlight of this event. The re-enactment is a true re-enactment based on known historical facts concerning the November 10,1861, skirmish.    The re-enactment of the Union Troops recapturing the town on Sunday will demonstrate the actual events of November 11, 1861. Re-enactments of known historic events and living history scenarios will be presented over the weekend. Be sure to check out the display cases at the Guyandotte Library for a display of Civil War facts and photographs.   During both days there will be many other scenarios of life during the war years, including exhibitions by military field surgeons. There will be a pavilion where you can meet local area authors. There will be multiple "Sutlers" when you can buy period clothing, merchandise and souvenirs.

The Pumpkin House

The C-K AutumnFest takes place the last weekend in October in the two quaint communities of Ceredo and Kenova. The centerpiece of the festival is the famous Pumpkin House, which has become one of the favorite tourist attractions of West Virginia, decorated with over 3,000 hand-carved pumpkins. Arts and crafts booths, an old-fashioned bake-off, local vendors and more.

Fall Festival

There's no better place and time to celebrate the coming of Fall than at Heritage Farm during our Fall Festival! We'll have wagon rides, cider, and lots of Farm fall fun in addition to our 7th Annual Cast Iron Cook-off!

2nd Annual Farm-to-Table Dinner at The Wild Ramp

We are extremely excited to share with everyone that once again, we will be lining 14th Street West with tables and chairs to enjoy a local feast with our friends and neighbors. The Wild Ramp’s Annual Farm to Table Dinner has been scheduled for Saturday, September 30th, 2017. Social hour begins at 5 pm and dinner will be served at 6 pm. There will be delicious local food, great music from Moonshine Crossing, and wonderful company in the heart of Old Central City once again as we bring everyone together for our annual dinner. Sponsors include Cabell Huntington Hospital.

Mountain Games

Mountain Games celebrates our Appalachian Heritage through life and work experiences of our ancestors, but in a fun competition style event. Events such as Dead Eye Shooting, Tomahawk Throwing and Steel Walker are just a few of the 10 competitions in the games. In addition there will be a Trail Run to start off the day as well as the Inaugural Storytelling Competition. For the kids there is a great Kids Zone for children 6 and younger to enjoy and participate in their own activities. This year's event features a Lumberjack Duel with STIHL Timber Sport Champions Arden and Matt Cogar battling head to head. This is an event you DO NOT want to miss. Go to www.ClaimYourHeritage.com for more details how you can get involved and register today!

Greek Festival

Mark your calendars for the Annual Greek Festival in Huntington! Once again, the festival looks to be a fun filled weekend of food, music, and dancing. Come out and experience a little taste of Greece. We look forward to seeing you! Check out www.stgeorgehwv.org/festival for a full list of events and food options! Directions: Exit #8 from I-64. Take Fifth (5th)Street toward Huntington. At Eleventh (11th) Avenue, turn right. Go two blocks. Church is at corner of Eleventh (11th) Avenue and Seventh (7th) St.

2017 Legacy of Mary Ingles Encampment and Living History Event

Each September since 1989, the Mary Ingles Trail Associates have presented a historical encampment based on research of the life of Mary Draper Ingles. This year marks the 262nd anniversary of Mary Ingles' odyssey. In 1755, the Virginia frontier was embroiled in the turmoil of the French and Indian War, and it was also in 1755 that Mary was captured by, and escaped from, Shawnee Indians. Accompanied by a German woman captive taken only a few weeks earlier than Mary, the two women followed the rivers and traveled nearly 500 miles on foot through the wilderness to reach home. That journey took her through western Virginia. School Day - Friday We focus on education and hands-on activities on the school days. Each group of children will see at least five different demonstrations (approximately 15 minutes each, but may vary). Please allow at least three hours in your day to tour the camp and watch the demonstrators. Our reservations are filled on a first come-first served basis. We only take 400 people per school day! (200 at 9:30 a.m.; 200 at 11:00 a.m.) Homeschool, Public School, and Private School are all welcome Public Days - Saturday & Sunday Dramatic presentations and explorations into the lives of some of the people who influenced Mary’s life will be ongoing throughout the day. Visitors to the camp may also be able to interact with interpreters who have researched: Tommy Ingles and his Indian father, a Shawnee warrior who is upset with the English, a Cherokee liaison between Will Ingles & Johnny Draper and their wives' Shawnee captors, a Virginia farm-wife, a salt maker, a trader, and others. On Public Days, the living history encampment is open: Saturday 9:00 - 3:00 Sunday 12:00 - 3:00 (Our church services is at 10:00 and all are welcome to join us, but the camps will be closed until 12:00). There is no charge to attend programs. MITA accepts donations to continue the annual production of this interpretative event.

Barboursville Buckle Series

This is final rodeo in the buckle series of 2017 and the award ceremony for the best riders of the summer.

Italiano! Italian Festival

A celebration of West Virginia's Italian-American heritage, the festival will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19 on 4th Avenue between 8th and 10th streets.We will honor this rich heritage and the many Italian Americans that contribute to our local community to this day. Our celebration will focus on all things Italian—food, music, colors, FUN Returning to downtown Huntington in a flurry of red, white and green, the festival will be punctuated by the tastes of the area's Italian cuisine, live music, street performers and children's activities. For more information. please call (304) 523-6029.

Barboursville Buckle Series

This is the fourth of five rodeos at the Barboursville Park. Children 5 and up are free; Ages 6-16 are $5; and adults are $10.

Blenko Festival of Glass

A selection of classes are offered for all ages within the factory. During this event, visitors will have the rare opportunity to view our skilled artisans at work as well as be able to participate in a variety of classes related to the glass making process. From hot glass to crafts with wood, glass and glue for youngsters, special prices, tours, signing event and family activities. Family fun. Classes fill quickly. Complimentary annual commemorative medallions will be given to attendees. For a full schedule of events please visit www.blenko.com or to register please call 877-425-3656.

13th Annual West Virginia Hot Dog Festival

A full day of live entertainment, music, amusements, and contests for you, the family and the family dog! Our Tri-State area is home to an unusually large number of hot dog businesses, many decades-old, family-owned businesses that shine as beloved, true traditions! We invite you to come to Downtown Huntington as we collect a dozen of the area's top hot dog businesses, and put them in one location. We welcome you, your family, and the family dog to come to our annual WV Hot Dog Festival to enjoy contests and competitions, live music and entertainment all day, displays, prizes, demonstrations, crafts, shopping, car and truck shows, and to sample all of these wonderfully delicious hot dogs (as much as you can eat!) in one location for the entire day at Pullman Square! Come treat yourself (and your little dog too!) to our annual WV Hot Dog Festival! This year is the 13th Anniversary! For more information and a complete schedule of events, check out their website at www.wvhotdogfestival.com!

Cabell County Fair

Enjoying the Cabell County Fair each year has been a family tradition since 1983. Residents of the county may show their prize garden produce, livestock, and arts & crafts. The prime emphasis of the fair is to provide 4-H and FFA members the opportunity to exhibit their projects. Concerts, horse shows, carnival, pageants and much more guarantees fun for everyone!

Barboursville Buckle Series

This is the second of five rodeos at the Barboursville Park. Children 5 and up are free; Ages 6-16 are $5; and adults are $10.

DAWG Dazzle

93.7 the DAWG presents an evening of live music and a fireworks extravaganza at Harris Riverfront Park. Gates open at 5 p.m. Visit www.937thedawg.com for more information.

1st Annual Juneteenth Celebration

Juneteenth, or Freedom Day, is a holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, and more generally the emancipation of African slaves throughout the Confederate South on June 19. The word Juneteenth derives from a combination of “June” and “nineteenth. The Juneteenth event is a free outdoor event for the public presented by the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs (HHOMA). This Juneteenth celebration features headliner Step Afrika! This electrifying dance company from Washington, DC promotes an appreciation for stepping as a contemporary dance genre and its use as an educational, motivational and healthy tool for young people. Juneteenth also features live entertainment from Unity in the Community Choir, MLK Male Chorus, Mrs. Jean English from Harlem Heights, spoken word by Ms. Crystal Good & Mrs. Janet Williams, Live DJ Woody Woods from 98.7 the Beat, games and much more. This event is free and open to the public.

Barboursville Buckle Series

This is the second of five rodeos at the Barboursville Park. Children 5 and under are free; Ages 6-16 are $5; and adults are $10.

Jewel City JAMboree

JCJAM3 is a multi-genre music festival held at David Harris Riverfront Park along the beautiful Ohio River. Music, food, friendship and a celebration of our local heritage will take place May 26-27, 2017. From Bluegrass and Old Time to Americana, the Blues, Rock and Western Cowboy Swing with a little of all in between, makes this one of the most unique festivals of the season. JCJAM3 is a 100% not for profit show staffed entirely by volunteers. For a full lineup, tickets, and more information please visit www.jcjam3.com.

Art in the Park

Forty artists exhibit and sell artwork including oil, acrylic, pastels, and watercolor paintings; woodcarving, pottery, photography, and other fine art. Chat with the artists and have pieces commissioned. Bring your favorite person, pet, or photo and match it with your favorite artist. For more information, please visit www.tristatearts.webs.com.

Barboursville Buckle Series

H&H Ranch and Rodeo is bringing the show on the road for the first rodeo since 1999 to be held at the Barboursville Park. This is a 5 month Buckle Series on the national circuit where riders will compete for cash and the buckle. The Barboursville Buckle Series is sponsored by Cabell Huntington Hospital and events included will be bull riding, team roping, steer riding, barrel racing, calf roping, steer wrestling, cowgirl break away, and mutton busting. A pig roast will be set up and food available for purchasing at each event as well as beverages of all sorts. Admission is free for children 5 and under. $5 for ages 6-16 and $10 for adults. This event will happen rain or shine and you are going to want to come early to get a great spot! Parking will be available at the soccer field and tractor rides available for getting to the ring. Hope to see everyone there for this exciting event!

The 45th Annual Dogwood Arts & Crafts Festival

The Dogwood Arts & Crafts festival is one of the largest arts and crafts show in the Tri-state area featuring over 90 vendors with hand-crafted items such as jewelry, food products, woodwork, art, soaps and lotions, yard art, pottery and much more.

Stink Fest

Come celebrate Ramp season! Feast on this iconic spring plant that is the market's namesake! Food vendors featuring ramp dish specialties, music, artisans, and activities for the kids. Meet "Stinky" our Wild Ramp mascot too! Don't miss out on your chance to celebrate the stink! The Wild Ramp's premiere annual ramp festival, Stink Fest, will take place at its Old Central City location on Saturday April 22th from 10 am - 4 pm. This festival is family friendly, free, and open to the public

“The Murderer Who Came to Dinner”- a Murder Mystery Masquerade

Test your detective skills during an evening of murder and mystery at The Murderer Who Came to Dinner'- a Murder Mystery Masquerade Saturday, April 8 from 7-10 p.m. at Marshall University's Don Morris Room, with entertainment by Murder and Merriment. Your ticket includes an elegant dinner catered by Sodexo America LLS and a chance to guess "Who done it?" during the interactive murder mystery for a grand prize trip for two aboard the Valley Gem Sternwheeler! Guests will also have the opportunity to bid on silent auction items from local businesses including ACE adventure, Cass Scenic Railroad, Marshall Artists Series, and many more! Purchase your tickets today at Eventbrite.com. Single admission tickets are $45, couple admission $75, and group admission for a table of 8 for $225. For more information, contact Mikaela Keener at [email protected]

Big Band Holidays with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with Big Band Holidays, a compilation of holiday classics performed live by the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Visit http://www.marshall.edu/muartistseries or call (304)696-3326 for more information.

Christmas Village, Way Back Weekends

Special Friday & Saturday evening Way Back Weekend | December 2, 3, 9, 10; Hours: 5-9 PM | “Christmas Village” - Celebrate the most wonderful time of year as the village will be transformed by community Christmas spirit! Holiday Market, live music, and Santa Claus will bring plenty of joy for the entire family!

Way Back Weekend- Christmas Village

Celebrate the most wonderful time of year, as the village brings you West Virginia’s best artisans in woodworking, spinning, soap making, and so much more. Plenty of song, laughter, and joy for the entire family! *WBW's events include: museum tours, wagon rides, petting zoo, food for purchase and other hands-on farm fun!

Marshall vs. Mid Tennessee Football

The Marshall Thundering Herd take on Middle Tennessee at Joan C. Edwards Stadium! Kick off at 7 p.m. - Visit www.herdzone.com for tickets and additional information.

RENT at the Keith Albee

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, friends in Manhattan’s East Village struggle to build the lives of their dreams. Pennilessness, social tension, and political unrest, among other hardships, challenge the group physically and emotionally. Facing the problems head on, they make personal self-discoveries and find what really matters most in life. On Broadway, Rent gained critical acclaim and won a Tony Award for Best Musical among other awards. The success of the show led to several national tours and numerous foreign productions. In 2005, it was adapted into a motion picture featuring most of the original cast members. Visit http://www.marshall.edu/muartistseries or call (304)696-3326 for more information. Tickets available at http://www.ticketmaster.com

NEEDTOBREATHE Tour De Compadres

Grammy-nominated Christian rock band NEEDTOBREATHE, along with special guest Mat Kearney, will be in Huntington on November 6 as part of their “Tour De Compadres 2016. NEEDTOBREATHE is a GRAMMY-nominated, American Rock ‘n’ Roll Band from South Carolina, effortlessly woven from the musical traditions of their upbringing in the Deep South of the United States. Comprised of brothers Bear Rinehart (vocals, guitar) and Bo Rinehart (guitar, vocals), Seth Bolt (bass, vocals), and Josh Lovelace (keys, vocals), the band signed to Atlantic/Lava/Word Records and quickly achieved cross-genre success via five studio albums and innumerable headline tours. Co-produced by NEEDTOBREATHE and recorded at their very own Plantation Studios in Charleston, SC, “H A R D L O V E” follows the band’s blockbuster album “Rivers In the Wasteland,” which made a stunning chart debut upon its 2014 release, topping Billboard’s “Top Rock Albums” and “Top Alternative Albums” charts while also entering the overall SoundScan/Billboard 200 at #3. What’s more, the album’s stunning “Multiplied” earned NEEDTOBREATHE their first ever GRAMMY® Award nomination. The album’s breakout single, “Brother (Feat. Gavin DeGraw),” proved to be the highest charting single of their career. The RIAA-certified Gold hit song became a Top 10 rock smash, Top 20 CHR/Hot AC favorite, as well as NEEDTOBREATHE’s first-ever entry on Billboard’s “Hot 100.” Tickets are $31 and $46 and available at ticketmaster.com and the Big Sandy Box Office.

Hot Fuel, Way Back Weekend presented by State Electric Supply Co.

The heat is on! Learn all about the fire that fueled 19th-century Appalachian progress. Get up close with glass making and pottery firing, and engage your senses in a live blacksmith shop! Tickets are $15 adult and $10 child (2 and under, free) or purchase an Annual Saturday pass, which will give you entry into every Saturday, including Way Back Weekends, valid for one year after purchase date. Individual passes are $30 each, and family passes, which cover two adults and any child under 18 in the home, are $75. Visit bit.ly/2cKYIEC to purchase!

Way Back Weekend- Hot Fuel

The heat is on! Learn all about the fire that fueled 19th Century Appalachian progress. Get up close with glass making, pottery firing, and engage your senses in a live Blacksmith shop! *WBW's also includes museum tours, wagon rides, petting zoo, food for purchase and other hands-on farm fun. [email protected]

Marshall vs. Charlotte Football

The Marshall Thundering Herd take on Charlotte at Joan C. Edwards Stadium! Kick off at 5:30 p.m. - Visit www.herdzone.com for tickets and additional information.

Gavin DeGraw and Andy Grammer

Multi-platinum selling, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw and acclaimed, Billboard chart topping recording artist Andy Grammer have announced their co-headlining 2016 North American tour. Fans can expect to hear DeGraw perform songs throughout his acclaimed 10-plus year career, and on the return, multi-platinum selling artist Andy Grammer will dazzle crowds with his naturally upbeat and positive songs off his recent deluxe edition of Magazines or Novels. Visit http://www.marshall.edu/muartistseries or call 304-696-3326 for more information. Tickets avalable at http://www.ticketmaster.com.

Lewis Black

Receiving critical acclaim as a stand-up, actor and author, Lewis Black has performed for audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. In 2012, he performed eight sell-out shows at Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway. Author of thee best-selling books, Lewis Black's work has garnered critical praise as well commercial success and his books spent numerous weeks on the New York Times best sellers list. He continues to tour heavily, playing countless dates each year and providing a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. Visit http://www.marshall.edu/muartistseries or call 304-696-3326 for more information. Tickets available at http://www.ticketmaster.com or304-696-6656.

Way Back Weekend- Cast Iron CookOff

Bring the appetite as smoky scents of cast iron cooking will fill the Farm! Area Chefs faceoff in this regional competition and you experience how our Appalachian ancestors used an open fire to turn raw foods into the finest cuisine. *WBW's include event listed, museum tours, wagon rides, petting zoo, food for purchase and other hands-on farm fun!

Tsubasacon 2016

Huntington's biggest convention for Anime, Cosplay and Gaming. Featuring a costume contest, voice/industry guests, videogames, panel discussions, pop culture/comic vendors, formal ball/rave, musical concert, and screenings of Japanese animation. Guests of all ages are welcome. Registration for the event is $45 for all three days at the door. A one day wristband for Friday is $30, badge for Saturday/Sunday for $40, and child badges will be available for a discounted price. For more information and a schedule of events for this action packed convention, visit: www.tsubasacon.org.

Ohio River Festival of Books

The Ohio River Festival of Books, September 26 – October 1, offers a week of literary presentations and programming to the public in local schools, library branches, and retirement communities. Our goal is to bring books to life and create a life-long commitment to literacy and learning in all ages. Our week long celebration culminates with an evening showcasing Curtis Sittenfeld, Friday, September 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Pullman Plaza Hotel. Sittenfeld is the author of the bestselling novels Sisterland, American Wife, Prep, and The Man of My Dreams, and her newest novel Eligible was voted the hottest romance of the summer. Followed by our all-day event Saturday, October 1, also at Pullman Plaza Hotel from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. We will feature authors Rajia Hassib, Carine McCandless, Sam Quinones, Cat Winters, and Ashley Wolff. There will also be a writers Discussion Panel Authors & Social Responsibility featuring authors Sarah Einstein, John Van Kirk, & Joseph Wyatt. An all-day writer’s workshop with Bram Stoker Award-winner Michael Knost and a performance of Alice in Wonderland by the Brightstar Theatre Troup and the region’s largest used book sale. Our closing program Saturday evening, is brought to us by New York native Chip Kidd, award-winning graphic designer and author of Judge This. Kidd will present at 7:30 p.m. in the Gallery of Marshall University’s new Visual Arts Center located at 927 3rd Ave. in Historic downtown Huntington.The Ohio River Festival of Books is free and open to the public, visit our website www.ohioriverbooks.org or call Cabell County Public Library at 304-528-5700.

Marshall University vs. Louisville Football

The Marshall Thundering Herd take on Louisville at Joan C. Edwards Stadium! Kick off at 8pm. - Visit www.herdzone.com for tickets and additional information.

Patriot Day Ceremony

The Greater Huntington Parks and Recreation Department will be remembering the innocent victims and pay tribute to the valiant Firefighters, Police Officers, Emergency Personnel, and ordinary Citizzens who risked their lives so others may live. The World Trade Center Artifact Memorial will be unveiled in Spring Hill Cemetery during this ceremony. For more information please visit ghprd.org.

KISS Freedom to Rock Tour

KISS is regarded as one of the most influential rock and roll bands of all-time. The band holds honors as one of America's top gold record champions, selling over 100 million albums worldwide in their 40 year career. KISS' career milestones are staggering, boasting decades of record-breaking tours around the globe. Notable moments include appearances at Super Bowl XXXIII, the 2002 Winter Olympics, the 2005 Rockin' The Corps concert for U.S. troops Iraq and Afghanistan, and performing on 2009's American Idol finale to 30 million viewers. The KISS legacy continues to grow, generation after generation, transcending age, race and creed. The unparalleled devotion and loyalty of the KISS Army to the "Hottest Band in the World" is a striking testament to the band's unbreakable bond with its fans. The KISS “Freedom To Rock” Tour will bring epic rock to 25+ cities it hasn’t been to in over 10+ years and four brand new cities as well. KISS specifically wanted to take the “Freedom To Rock” Tour to its fans in markets that haven’t had the chance to see them in some time or ever at all. This 35+ city tour will rock those markets and allow fans across the country to see America’s favorite rock band of all time, KISS. Opening for KISS will be THE DEAD DAISIES. More information and tickets avaialable at Kissonline.com and www.bigsandyarena.com.

ChiliFest

ChiliFest is the West Virginia State Chili Championship sanctioned by the International Chili Society and sponsored by Chili Willi's and WSAZ. The winner of this "much heated" event qualifies to represent West Virginia at the ICS World's Chili Championship. Cooks come from far and wide to downtown Huntington with their pots, spices, secret ingredients and chili lore for this spirited competition. All chili sample tickets are $1 each or six for $5. For a full schedule of events and more information please visit chilifestwv.com.

Stories of Appalachia, Way Back Weekend

Join us Saturday, August 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 .pm. for an August Way Back Weekend, Stories of Appalachia! Meet famous storytellers Bil Lepp and Darci Tucker, relive a Hatfield & McCoy feud reenactment, and enjoy an old fashioned book arts demonstration by 8 different artisans! Explore Heritage Farm's award-winning museums and interactive exhibits, including the Six Simple Machines Discovery Zone and state-of-the art MakerSpace. Tickets are $15/adult and $10/child (2 and under, free), or purchase a 2016 Way Back Weekend season pass, which will give you entry into every Saturday, including Way Back Weekends, through December 2016. Individual passes are $30 each, and family passes, which cover two adults and any child under 18 in the home, are $75. Visit bit.ly/1r5VMJf to purchase or call 304-522-1244 for details. ‪

WV Hot Dog Festival

The 2016 West Virginia Hot Dog Festival will be held from 8am to 6pm on Saturday, July 30, at Pullman Square and 3rd Avenue in downtown Huntington. The 12th Annual Festival will offer hot dogs from a dozen of the top hot dog businesses traditional Huntington and West Virginia. The WVHDF will have a classic & custom car and truck show, kids activities, demonstrations, exhibitions, along with retail and craft shopping. Don't forget about the ever-popular WV Hot Dog Festival Wiener Dog Races! Families love the "all-breed" exhibition races, the dog costume contest, hot dog eating and root beer chugging contests, "bun fun" games, and much more!