Back Creek Valley Homesteading Festival

A day of workshops on topics and skills of homesteading, self sufficiency, outdoor survival, bushcraft and preparedness. Also there will be vendors, food, pony rides, horse drawn carriage rides, live bluegrass music, kids activities and more. $5 for adults, kids under 12 get in free Held on the scenic grounds of the Lazy-A Campground: 15 minutes from Martinsburg and 40 minutes from Shepherdstown or Harpers Ferry, WV. Camp sites are available. Scenic mountain views, hot showers, lots of room for kids to play, and even a stream to splash in.

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.

West Virginia Mountain State Gospel Singers -June Convention

The West Virginia State Gospel Singing Convention strives to preserve the old-time camp meeting and singing traditions with the annual sings held in June, July, and September. The facility is in the farm section of Nicholas County with approximately 30 acres of beautifully kept grounds. It is a place where families can plan for a weekend of camping with good old fashioned fun or just come for a day and enjoy some of the best of Gospel singers from WV and several surrounding states. Tabenacle with inside seating - ALL SINGERS WELCOME- Campground: Tent, camper, motor home or bus....modern restrooms, showers, limited electric (light, fan & amp; ref. only), dump station, food service available during each singing session. No charge for camping (Donations accepted to help with utilities, ground maintenance, and sound equipment) Handicap friendly. Pets on leash. Tour busses welcome. Location: 791 Song Convention Road - Located approximately 2 miles East of the intersection of US-19 and WV-129, South of Summersville, WV.

May Day Festival

Since ancient times, people have celebrated the return of spring. Join us at the Tawney Farm's Gauley River Wild & Woolly Primitive Campground for a cure to cabin fever. Come experience springtime in Appalachia! Take part in workshops such as Wild Mushroom Foraging, Medicinal Herbs Identification and Foraging, Bird Watching, Wool Processing and Felting, and Outdoor Sketching and Painting; compete in farm games including the Hay Hoist, Tire Flip, Feed Bag Race, Egg Toss, Horseshoe and Corn Hole Tournaments; win great prizes, listen to live music, and a enjoy a traditional ramp feast including ramps, pinto beans, ham, cornbread, fried potatoes, cole slaw and dessert.

Mountain Music Festival

West Virginia’s best music festival at ACE Adventure Resort is gearing up for its 6th year! Featuring over 25 bands

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.

Appalachian String Band Music Festival

Traditional and neo-traditional musicians from around the world head to Clifftop every year for great music and dance competitions! This family-friendly event offers onsite camping for those who want to be right in the action. Youth programs and craft workshops take place during the event. Artists and craftspeople present their handicrafts and food trucks offer eclectic dining options. Prices for daily entrance, pre-camping and overnight camping during the festival available at

Deep Roots Mountain Revival 2017

The festival takes place in Masontown, WV on the legendary Marvin’s Mountaintop providing a picturesque setting for three-days of camping, dancing and relaxing with friends. Patrons will be treated to top-tier Americana, Bluegrass, Rock and Jam music with regional visual artists, craft vendors and family-friendly activities. Children 10 and under are free. And new for 2017 – kids ages 11-15 are $50. Join us for another incredible weekend of camping, rhythm, roots, family, and fun!

Back Home Appalachian Arts & Music Festival

The second annual FREE Back Home Appalachian Arts & Music Festival will feature entertainment by the Del McCoury Band, David Grisman, The Travelin' McCourys, The SteelDrivers, Billy Strings, The Last Waltz Live, The Grass Is Dead, David Gans, and many others. The festival will also feature West Virginia artisans and crafters. The Back Home Festival is sponsored by Visit Wetzel County.

4th Annual Wizards Masquerade Ball

Come out and enjoy our 4th Annual Wizards Masquerade Ball. $20 both days, $15 single day. Wear your favorite costume and enjoy 2 nights of music and camping!! Live music from #HaywhackerStringBand #Outaptient5, #Acarya #Plowhorse #CyberCats #Pussyfooters, Mark See,Anje Corienne Phelps Logan Moffitt @SixWonFour

Beech Fork State Park – WEEKEND ACTIVITIES

FRIDAY - June 10th 3:30pm Beginner Fishing Class Learn to tie knots, use lures, and all the basics of fishing. Meet at the Activities Room in Park Headquarters. 5:00 pm Scavenger Hunt See how many things you can find with this park themed scavenger hunt. Pick up at Park Headquarters. SATURDAY - June 11th 4:00pm Kids Fishing Tournament Kids 14 and under can bring their fishing poles and see who can catch the most fish in an hour. There are fish to catch and prizes to be won! 6:00 pm Hay Ride! Take a ride on a hay trailer through Beech Fork State Park. Meet in the parking lot by the camp store. Multiple trips will be taken throughout the evening. Parents should to ride with their children. 8:30 pm Campfire Join Brian the Naturalist at Campfire Circle to enjoy an evening with some magic tricks, spooky stories, jokes, and free marshmallow roasting. SUNDAY - June 12th 9:00am Birding Workshop Come learn the basics of bird watching with the Naturalist. Meet at Park Headquarters. Bring binoculars if you can. 10:30am Nature Walk Get in one last walk before the weekend is over. Perfect walk for photography enthusiasts. Meet in the parking lot by the camp store. Noon. Backyard Frisbee Golf Come tryout our homemade backyard Frisbee golf course in the backyard of Park Headquarters. Frisbees provided or bring or own. 2:00pm Bocce Ball Come behind Beech Fork State Park headquarters to learn and play this fun ancient Egyptian game with the Naturalist! MONDAY - June 13th 2:00pm Pedal Boat Race Meet at the Beech Fork State Park boat dock with a friend to see who can cross the lake and back the fastest!

North Bend State Park – June 20 – WV DAY!

9:30am – 11:30am – The Nature Center is Open – Come inside to enjoy arts and crafts and a chance to meet some of our wildlife friends. Take a look around and marvel at the mysteries of nature. 12:00pm – Wild About Wild Turkeys – Come talk turkey with the park naturalist and learn about these amazing and sometimes misunderstood birds of our forests. Great for all ages. We will meet at the Nature center. 2:00pm – Hibbs Cemetery Trail Hike – Learn some West Virginia flora and fauna as you hike the trail to the ancient Hibbs Cemetery. The trail has a constant grade and great views. Meet at the River Run Campground check in station. (Lasts about one hour. 3:30pm – Soda Pop Bottle Fish – Reuse items to create works of art. This craft uses old soda pop bottles, turning them into beautiful fish. Materials provided. Meet at the Nature Center. Craft time lasts about one hour. Find more daily activities on the link below. Visit North Bend - Take away memories.

North Bend State Park – June 18 – SOUTHERN RAILROAD TRAIL HIKE

Southern Railroad Trail Hike follows the old Southern Railroad Grade that now connects the River Run Campground at North Bend State Park to the dam. The hike is flat and easy to walk on. Meet at the River Run campground check in station. Hike will last about one hour. Find more activities during the week and weekend for families, friends, and youth on the web page below.

North Bend State Park – June 12 – WILD ABOUT TURKEYS

Come talk turkey with Park Naturalist, Ken Zebo and learn about these amazing and sometimes misunderstood birds of our forests. Great for all ages. Meet at the Nature center. Fee free. Find daily more activities throughout the weeks at the webpage link below.

Pipestem State Park – September 1 – LILLY MOUNTAINEERS

The award-winning Lilly Mountaineers are comprised of some of the finest artists you will find anywhere in the country. Brothers Daniel and Mark Lilly are the core members of the band. Having toured with national acts around the country and appearances on the Grand Ole Opry, the brothers carry on the tradition started by their father, the legendary Everett Lilly. Band members are Daniel Lilly, Mark Lilly, Rad Lewis, Steve Sparks, and Beth Sparks. Learn more about this legendary group at Lilly Mountaineers are live and on stage at 8:00 p.m. at the Pipestem Outdoor Amphitheater. Fee-based. Adults: $8; Children 6-12: $4; Children 5 and younger free.

Pipestem State Park – August 27 – RICK K & THE ALLNIGHTERS

One of the most exciting performers on the music scene today, native WVian, Rick K shares his enthusiasm and love of music with an ever-growing audience across the country. A distinctive vocal style and charismatic stage presence have earned Rick K and his band rave reviews at majors fairs, casinos, and clubs. Rick K's grandmother, an accomplished gospel and jazz pianist, and his father, a drummer, paved the way for this rock 'n' roll band's energized leader. An awesome night at the outdoor amphitheater! Show begins at 8:00 p.m. Advanced ticket sales: Fee-based. Adults: $8; Children 6-12: $4; Children 5 and younger free. Day of Show Ticket price: Fee-based. Adults: $10; Children 6-12: $5; Children 5 and younger free.


Antiques, street rods, classics, customs, muscle cards, pro-street, trucks, motorcycle, and special interest vehicles are all part of a great car show this weekend. The show is open to the public. There is no cost to attend the car show. Show registration begins at 8:00 a.m.; awards presented at 4:00 p.m. Dash plaques. To enter a vehicle in the show, there is a nominal entry fee. Contact Myron Anderson at A&R Productions, show producer - 304-425-3370 or 304-920-9020. For room reservations for Oldies Rock and Roll Car Show, call Pipestem.

Pipestem State Park – August 20 – PARACHUTE BRIGADE

A Folk/Pop Rock band from Beckley, W.Va., Parachute Brigade is a group of musicians and artists from various backgrounds coming together to enjoy music and life! Justin Puett - Eric Robbins - Jodie Cox-Puett - Brittany McGuire - Tim Basham. Great harmonies. Pure vocals and instrumentals. Find them on Fee based. Adults: $8; Children 6-12: $4; Children 5 and younger free. Concessions onsite.

Pipestem State Park – August 13 – BIL LEPP

BIL LEPP – Storyteller - Liar - Comedian - Humorist at the Amphitheater! Get ready to laugh yourself silly…Bil Lepp is a master storyteller and a champion liar. His humorous tales curls the lips on the grumpiest of people. Sure to tickle your funny bone. Laughter begins at 8:00 p.m. at Pipestem Outdoor Amphitheater. This program is FREE and open to the public.

Pipestem State Park – August 6 – TERROR OF THE TUG

Presented by McArts, Terror of the Tug is a play written by Jean Battlo and based on events in the life of Police Chief Sid Hatfield just after the Matewan Massacre, a notable event in the history of West Virginia and the history of labor relations in the United States. Fee based. Adults: $8; Children 6-12: $4; Children 5 and younger free.

Pipestem State Park – August 4 – GEOLOGY! ROCKS

Join Geologist Ken Ashton and learn about rocks, minerals and fossils during the evening presentation. FREE. It's outdoors at the amphitheater! As residents of the third rock from the sun, learn about earth geology. 8:00 p.m. (A geology hike is scheduled in the morning on August 5. Join us as we Rock on! ) Open to the public. There is no charge to attend the Geology Rocks! programs.

Pipestem State Park – July 30 – CARL ACUFF, JR.

Since 1992 the Carl Acuff Jr. Variety Show Band has become an American institution with a dynamite show, great costuming, music and comedy. The 2016 show contains all the things that have made Carl and the band so popular over these last 23 years. New and Old Country, Gospel, Comedy, Nostalgic Rock N Roll, Motown, Disco, Audience Participation, Impersonations and a salute to all of our men and women in uniform. The show is great family entertainment and great music! The Carl Acuff, Jr. Show is live and on stage at 8:00 p.m. at the Pipestem State Park Outdoor Amphitheater. Fee-based. Adults: $8; Children 6-12: $4; Children 5 and younger free.

Pipestem State Park – July 23 – CLINTON COLLINS

Clinton Collins, either as a solo artist or with his band, presents a unique blend of Americana music, along with original, creative songwriting. His musical journey guides us through places and to people that seem familiar and stories that resonate with us all. From the rural back roads to the places of the heart; melodies are filled with humor and observations about relationships, faith and everyday living. Clinton is a sought after artist who performs throughout the year at house concerts, coffeehouses, festivals and special events. Each show Clinton welcomes the audience into a comfortable and intimate setting where the audience becomes relaxed and uplifted before the evening is complete. Google Clinton Collins Music, listen and then plan on being at Pipestem State Park on July 23 for some to some great live music. Fee-based. Adults: $8; Children 6-12: $4; Children 5 and younger free.

Pipestem State Park – July 16 – SUGAR RUN BAND

Sugar Run Band is at Pipestem's Amphitheater! "Pounding Out a Tune" is the bands newest CD. Unlike many bands that label themselves as old-time, bluegrass, country, gospel, etc., Sugar Run offers an eclectic mix of those and other styles of music from the rural South. Band members are Mike Johnson on five-string banjo, as also mandolin and Dobro; Bonnie Johnson on the upright acoustical bass fiddle; Geoff White on fiddle and also guitar and mandolin; Stanley Asbury on guitar; and Rachel Johnson on fiddle. Their website is Sugar Run is is live and on stage at 8:00 p.m. at the Pipestem Outdoor Amphitheater. Fee-based. Adults: $8; Children 6-12: $4; Children 5 and younger free.

Pipestem State Park – July 2 – Lou Maiuri – Let’s Squaredance!

It's Lou Maiuri - Let's Squaredance! with the Appalachian Country Cloggers. Time to circle up! It's an evening of squaredancing with caller Lou Maiuri. The outdoor amphitheater is the place to be at 8:00 p.m. this evening for squaredancing and some line dancing fun. If you know your left from your right, you can squaredance at any age or stage in life. Let's dance starting at 8:00 p.m. There is no charge to attend. Presentation is open to the public. Young to the young at heart welcome.

Pipestem State Park – June 18 – Chloe Forence

A vibrant, young vocalist, Chloe Florence performs a blend of country, modern, folk, and original music. Chloe's singing style is described as country meets coffee house with a powerful execution and depth of feeling. Born and raised in southern West Virginia, music is central to her daily life. Chloe is a natural. She has been a featured performer for Beckley's Fridays in the Park series, Beckley's Kid's Classic, and at the Oak Hill Amphitheater. Chloe has opened for some of Southern WV's most talented artists and is currently working on original songs for her first E.P. that will feature her band members and local musicians. Make welcome and come listen to live music by Chloe Florence Chloe Florence show begins at 8:00 p.m.. at the Pipestem Outdoor Amphitheater. Fee-based. Adults: $8; Children 6-12: $4; Children 5 and younger free.

Pipestem State Park – June 11 – Legally Blonde, Jr.

Legally Blonde, Jr. comes to life as presented by K.I.D.S. Youth from middle and high schools in the Summers County preform live on the stage at Pipestem State Park - Outdoor Amphitheater. Show begins at 8:00 p.m. Fee-based. Adults: $8; Children 6-12: $4; Children 5 and younger free.

Pipestem State Park – June 10-12 – WILDERNESS SURVIVAL

It's a weekend full of survival skills! Join expert Todd Longanacre of Forest Manna Outdoors, LLC as the instructor and trainer. Friday June 10 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. is the Critical C's and how to pack your Bug Out Bag - open to the public. No fee. Saturday, June 11 is full-on survival training and skill development. Limited to 25 participants these activities begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude around 9:00 p.m. There is $50 per person cost to cover materials, etc. Call to register at 304-466-1800. Sunday, June 12 is Birding and Wildlife Identification - Wilderness style beginning at 9:00 a.m. The birding event is fee free and open to anyone interested. Find full details for Wilderness Survival on Pipestem State Park events page. Additional daily activities are also posted.

Watoga State Park – July 30 – BIRDS OF PREY

Three Rivers Avian Center - Birds of Prey Program asks - "Who cooks for me, who cooks for you all?" What bird says this phrase? Come to this Birds of Prey Education Program featuring live birds of prey native to West Virginia. You'll learn about the habitat, diet and behavior of each bird presented, the most common causes of injury to each species and the laws protecting these special birds. A screech, horned and barn owl; a Bald eagle and other feathered friends are part of this special interpretative program. Open to the public and without charge to attend. 2:00 p.m. Meet Regis the Bald Eagle, Perry, the Peregrin Falcon, Hoolie, the Great Horned Owl and other feathered raptors. Free to attend. Great for family and all ages.

Watoga State Park – June 4 – NATIONAL TRAILS DAY

Walk the Honey Bee Trail - National Trails Day! Let's walk the Honey Bee Trail and celebrate National Trails Day! Meet in the Arboretum parking lot at Watoga State Park and begin our hike on the Northern loop of the Honey Bee Trail. We will start promptly at 10:00 am. Wear comfortable hiking shoes and appropriate clothing. Bring water and a snack. This will be a five mile hike. This hike can be used for the Watoga Nature Ranger activities, as a YPP activity, and for miles with a naturalist for the Chief's Challenge. Hike leader: Cheryle Boggs.

North Bend State Park – June 4 – KAYAK BASICS

Outdoor Weekend - Kayak Basics is a 2 hour excursion designed to introduce and improve basic flat water skills and enjoying the natural environment North Bend State Park has to offer from a different perspective. This quest includes safety information, balance and basic paddle strokes and all the required equipment. The program is at 6:00 p.m. The cost is $30 and includes all equipment and instruction. Meet at the Cokeley Campground Bathhouse. Registration in advance at the lodge front desk in person or by phone for this class/activity/program. Registration is open until June 5. North Bend State Park Rangers and Guides provide instruction on some of today's more popular outdoor recreation pursuits. During these weekends we are offering these lessons in an affordable group lesson format. Along with skill development we will also be offering environmental appreciation/education sessions. This is an Outdoors in Parks recommended activity. A Mountain Biking Basics is also available.

Beech Fork State Park – CAMPERTIME!

It's CamperTime! at Beech Fork State Park. Setzer's World of Camping and Burdette Camping Center will have several camper units at the park today for folks to see and learn about RVs. Check out interiors, new options on RVs and campers, learn how to winterize your camper, tips for RV travel, and register to win a two night stay in a camper at Beech Fork State Park. There's no better way to learn RV and camper options than to attend CamperTime events at Beech Fork State Park.

Beech Fork State Park / Birds of Prey

"Who cooks for me, who cooks for you all?" What bird says this phrase? Come to this Birds of Prey Education Program featuring live birds native to West Virginia to learn about owls, hawks and eagles. You'll learn about the habitat, diet and behavior of each bird presented, the most common causes of injury to each species and the laws protecting these special birds. No fee to attend. Open to the public. 7:00 p.m. Presented by Three Rivers Avian Center. Meet Regis the Bald Eagle, Perry, the Peregrin Falcom, Hoolie, the Great Horned Owl and other feathered raptors. All welcome.

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.

Music in the Mountains Bluegrass Festival

37th Annual Music in the Mountains Bluegrass Festival June 21-June 24, 2017. This is an outdoor festival. A Pavilion is available at the rear of the concert area. Bring your own chairs - Chairs may be set out on a first come first served basis. By mail: Adams Bluegrass, LLC PO Box 98 Dahlonega, GA 30533 e-mail: By phone: 706-864-7203 Office 706-265-0655 Cell

North Bend State Park – (5/13-14) – 22nd annual BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

For over 20 years, the Bluegrass Festival at North Bend State Park is a fun filled weekend of pickin’, grinin’, pluckin’, and singin’ with and by great bluegrass bands from the wild, wonderful state of West Virginia and from the surrounding region. During the festival, shop the displays of local WV artisans and find a special souvenir to take home. Visit other attractions and businesses while you're in the area. Performing bands will have merchandise for sale. Take home a CD of your favorite band! Throughout the festival enjoy snacks, grilled hot dogs and hamburgers, pulled pork sandwiches, and drinks from the North Bend Outdoor Grill. Lodge, cabin and camping packages include bluegrass festival admission. Bands include: Friday-May 13, 2016–Remington Ryde (6p), Idletymes (7p), The Hillbilly Gypsies (8p), Johnny Staats and the Delivery Boys (9p) Saturday– May 14, 2016– Glenville State College Bluegrass Band (1p), The Moron Brothers (2p), Buck and Company (3p), – Idletymes (4p), The Sheppard Brothers (5p), Remington Ryde (6p), The Moron Brothers (7p), Johnny Staats and the Delivery Boys (8p), The Hillbilly Gypsies (9p) Master of Ceremonies: Butch Sheppard; sound by GBS Productions. Day of fee for festival music is $10 per person for Friday; $25 per person for Saturday. Advanced weekend tickets (Friday and Saturday shows) before May 6, $30 - call for for advanced tickets at this reduced rate.

Tomlinson Run State Park – (3/6) – MEET TOMLINSON RUN

Curious about activities and facilities at Tomlinson Run State Park? Visit with park staff from Noon until 2:00. Camping season is near. The camper cabins and yurts at Tomlinson Run are unique. Learn about the 2016 activities planned. Find this activity and more in 2016 at the link below.

Blackwater Falls State Park (4/22-24) BECOMING AN OUTDOOR WOMAN (BOW)

Becoming an Outdoors Woman is a three day, two night event dedicated to instruction about and interpretation of the outdoors and outdoor activities. Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) offers hands-on, outdoor workshops held in a safe, supportive atmosphere with patient, enthusiastic instructors. No experience or special equipment is necessary. BOW is for adult women of all ages and fitness levels. Preregistration is required. Participants stay at Blackwater Falls lodge or cabins, enjoy five meals, all workshop, classes and activities, and other workshop features. You'll find the registration form link on the web address below. An invitation letter, pricing and complete course description is on the registration link.

Pipestem Resort State Park – (3/4) – MEET PIPESTEM – Bird Walk

Bird Walk – Meet in the lobby at McKeever Lodge for a walk to find some of our feathered friends. There will be a limited number of binoculars to use so bring your own if you have them. All skill levels welcome. Bird walk lasts about an hour. More activities posted to the website.

Watoga State Park – (3/5) – MEET WATOGA

Whether March comes in like a lion or lamb, Watoga State Park is springing forward into 2016. Bring your favorite old time picture of Watoga or one you took on a day you've visited the park to post to the "braggin' board". We'll be adding photos the entire year and inviting you to start the 'memories happen here' montage. Watoga is close to the heart for many folks and families over the years. Come share your favorite memories and help us to create new ones! You're invited to visit and meet park staff to learn about upcoming events and activities in 2016 at Watoga. From 2:00 - 4:00p at the administration building, you'll find hot cocoa and conversation. Learn more about Watoga at the park website link below.

Tygart Lake State Park – (3/5) – MEET TYGART

Whether March comes in like a lion or lamb, West Virginia State Parks and Forests are springing forward into 2016. From 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Meet Tygart - at the Nature Center / Park Office area. 2:00 p.m. Drop in and learn about exciting new projects, events, programs and upcoming activities at Tygart Lake State Park. Hosted by park superintendent, naturalist and Tygart Lake Foundation members. Register for prizes. Learn about the volunteer program at Tygart Lake. Registration is an opportunity to win one of two hiking sticks and a dog friendly gift basket. 3:00 - 3:45 p.m. Bark in the Park Hike Join Us as we hike the "Lake Trail" for an easy Dog Friendly Hike for our two legged and four legged park guests. All dogs must remain on a leash. Owners are completely responsible for their dogs behaviors and actions. Proof of rabies vaccination is required. Hike leader is Nichole Streets. (Tygart Lake Lodge just added pet-friendly rooms!) 4:00 p.m. Prize drawings.

Twin Falls State Park – (3/5) – MEET TWIN FALLS

Whether March comes in like a lion or lamb, West Virginia State Parks and Forests are springing forward into 2016. Hot cider, hayrides, corn hole and craft time are planned Saturday afternoon at Twin Falls State Park in Wyoming county – lodge lobby from 1:00-4:00 p.m. invites you to visit and enter to win prizes. Hayrides from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. will depart from Twin Falls Lodge. Play corn hole from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. in the Magnolia Room or enjoy craft time for children in the Monarch Lobby and a 4:00p.m. movie about parks is planned. Activities are free and open to the public. When you visit, check out the court yard - fabulous for weddings or gatherings.

Moncove Lake State Park – (3/5) – MEET MONCOVE

Whether March comes in like a lion or lamb, West Virginia State Parks and Forests are springing forward into 2016. Enjoy a 'Saturday at Moncove Lake' with family and friends from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Superintendent Holly Morris and staff will have coffee, hot chocolate and cookies at park headquarters. Yard games! Ladder golf and bocce ball. Time to be outdoors and active. Springtime is approaching. "Meet Moncove" is open to the public and fee free. Talk with the superintendent about rental of the primitive camp area for group use. It's a great opportunity for scout and youth events. Learn about best times to observe hawk migration in the area as well as fishing opportunity at Moncove Lake.

Kanawha State Forest – (3/5) – MEET KANAWHA

Whether March comes in like a lion or lamb, West Virginia State Parks and Forests are springing forward into 2016. Enjoy a 'Saturday in the Park' with family and friends at the nature and history exhibits in Kanawha State Forest's heated nature center (adjacent to the swimming pool) today from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Learn about 2016 events sponsored by the Kanawha Trail Club and The Kanawha State Forest Foundation. March 5 Activities: Naturalist Sara Miller will be leading a birding hike at 10:00 a.m. Kanawha Trail Club will lead a hike at 2:00 p.m. Games and warming fires (if cold enough) will be available in the yard. Refreshments will be available in the nature center. Open to the public. Fee-free.

Camp Creek State Park – (3/5) – MEET CAMP CREEK

Whether March comes in like a lion or lamb, Camp Creek State Park is springing forward into 2016. You're invited to visit and meet park staff to learn about upcoming events and activities in 2016 at Camp Creek. From 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Early Moon Shelter, you'll find hot cocoa or coffee, and conversation. Learn about Camp Creek's Pack In Pack Out camping; book picnic shelters for 2016; sign up for the state park VIPP visitation program; learn about events here at Camp Creek; enjoy the spring horizon. It's almost camping season - check out our camping sites. Camp Creek State Park rents sites year-round, so if the weather is good, come camp.

Bluestone State Park – (3/5) – MEET BLUESTONE

Whether March comes in like a lion or lamb, West Virginia State Parks and Forests are springing forward into 2016. Saturday afternoon is a "tree-mendous" time of year to learn about trees at Bluestone State Park. Meet Ben Leedom for a twig, bark, and bud talk - that's right tree identification without the leaves. Cabin #1 will be open if you'd like to see a Bluestone Cabin interior. Leedom serves as the cabin open house "tree-mendous" host from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Enjoy a cup of coffee or hot chocolate a the park office from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Open to the public. Fee free. Office host is Priscilla McGraw. Check out the "March In Parks" cabin deal on Bluestone State park "Deals" tab.

Chief Logan State Park – (4/16) – WILDFLOWER HIKE

33nd annual Sue Browning Wildflower Hike at Chief Logan State Park is free to participate and open to the public. Join us at 8:00 a.m. to register for the annual wildflower hike and continental breakfast at The Museum at the Park. Guided hikes begin at 9:00 a.m. Lunch at 12:30 for hikers. Sponsored by Chief Logan State Park, Woman's Club of Omar (GFWC-WV) and the WV Division of Culture and History/Museum at the Park. This is a wonderful location to see spring wildflowers. Please preregister, call Jill Stone. This hike is a guided hike and individuals in WV State Park Hiking Program and/or enrolled in the 2016 Chief's Challenge can take advantage of the miles earned.

Little Beaver State Park – (3/4) – MEET LITTLE BEAVER – Fish Hike

Whether March comes in like a lion or lamb, Little Beaver State Park is springing forward into 2016. Starting at 2:00 from the park office, join Assistant Superintendent Monty Ball for a Fish Hike. It's one mile around Little Beaver Lake for an interpretative walk with a focus on fish! Did you know there is ice fishing at Little Beaver? We'll look a trout in the eye! Meet some anglers. Hear some great stories - some maybe too good to be true, but then again? And enjoy an afternoon walk around Little Beaver Lake. This hike is an opportunity for folks that have never fished at Little Beaver to learn about the lake, access and stocking programs by WVDNR. Visitors to the park that visit the park office may register to win park items. Don't forget! Camping season starts April 1 at Little Beaver State Park campground

Holly River State Park – (3/4) – MEET HOLLY RIVER

Whether March comes in like a lion or lamb, West Virginia State Parks and Forests are springing forward into 2016. Meet Superintendent Ben McCune at the park office anytime between 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. to learn about summer events and to answer any questions about cabin rentals and camping. Cabins reopen for the 2016 season on the first Friday in April. Find more Meet Parks activities for March 4-6, 2016 at

Beech Fork State Park – (3/4) – MEET BEECH FORK

Whether March comes in like a lion or lamb, West Virginia State Parks and Forests are springing forward into 2016. It's time for a Friday evening into that good night at Beech Fork State Park. Meet Superintendent Dillard Price and staff at 5:00 (park headquarters building, for an evening hike to take in the sights and sounds of spring emerging at Beech Fork State Park. Open to the public. Fee free. Contact: Dillard Price, 304-528-5794


Culturefest World Music & Arts Festival is a weekend-long immersion in the creative arts on a magical mountaintop in WV. Culturefest events include but are not limited to: world music, dance, performance art, workshops, artisan vendors, drum circles, Kids' Village, healing arts, camping, community art projects, parade, after hours cabaret, good vibes and beautiful mountain scenery.

Camp Creek State Park Fall Festival

Enjoy the rich, fall colors of southern West Virginia, while enjoying music and food at one of Mercer County's three state parks. The park features plenty of walking trails, camp sites, picnic areas, playgrounds and other amenities.


One of WVs premiere spring wildflower walks! Multiple hike and leaders. Register at 8:30 a.m. at the swimming pool area. Adults $5; Students under 16, $2. Hot dogs, soft drinks, and cookies for sale. Door prizes, raffle. Hikes are from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. A variety of walks, including Wildflowers, Medicinal/Edible Plants, Trees, Beginning and Advanced Birding, Photography, etc. (Be sure to bring a camera & binoculars!) Walks are assisted or led by volunteers and employees of the Department of Natural Resources, Handlan Chapter Brooks Bird Club, Mary Ingles Trail Blazers, and the West Virginia Native Plant Society. Learn more at the forest webpage link below.

Pipestem State Park – Kids To Parks – 5/21 – POND WALK

Meet Naturalist Julie McQuade at the Pipestem Nature Center to take a stroll around an old farm pond. We will take a dip, with a net, and see what type of critters are out and about. (1/2 hour – 1 hour). Meet at 11:30 a.m. Fee free. Outdoor exploration activity.

Cabwaylingo State Forest – 4/30 – MAKE IT SHINE

It's time to Make It Shine at Cabwaylingo State Forest. Join us at 10:00 a.m. at the Crum Morgan Shelter to help spring clean the stream and areas at the forest. Wear work clothes and boots. Volunteers will sign a volunteer work agreement upon arrival. All ages of families, and individuals, all working together for the betterment of Cabwaylingo State Forest has proven to make this event not only productive, but enjoyable for all participants. The 2016 WV Make It Shine Statewide Cleanup is sponsored by the Department of Environmental Protection and the Division of Highways. If you are interested in participating in the Cabwaylingo State Forest Spring Steam Cleanup please complete and return the registration form. Preregistered volunteers working on April 30 may camp for free on April 29 and 30. Free camping requires preregistration for Make It Shine Day. Cabwaylingo Spring Stream Cleanup Preregistration Form is linked on the park website.

Pickin’ in Parsons Bluegrass Festival

Pickin' in Parsons Bluegrass Festival. August 2 - 6, 2016 featuring 25 bands over five days. Doyle Lawson, Balsam Range, Ronnie Reno, The Boxcars, The Gibson Brothers, IIIrd Tyme Out, The Grascals, LRB, The Spinney Brothers, Junior Sisk, Leroy Troy, and many, many more. Full Service & non service Camping available. 304-478-3515 Advance tickets go off sale July 4th, So Hurry!!

Peck Fest 2015 Country Music Concerts Sept 4 & 5 Point Pleasant, WV

PECK FEST 2015 COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL! Peck Fest is Featuring Rodney Adkins, Joe Diffie, Trailer Choir, Jeff Dane, Tom Dixon, Black Mountain Shine, Mike Short Jr. ,Whiskey Rose, and Double Barrel Bring your own chairs! Be comfy and enjoy great country music! - - - - - PRE SALE PRICES - - - - - All SUPPORT Acts will do a Meet N Greet during the day Saturday where you will get to meet and get autographs as well as Pics! Limited Meet N Greets available for Headliners through Radio Stations and other contests. Stay Tuned! ALL TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE this is a RAIN or SHINE event! Bring your chair or blanket get comfy and enjoy a full day of great Country Music! Country Music Concert featuring a great mix of National Recording Acts as well as the best Regional Acts! Friday Scheduled Lineup Headliner: Rodney Atkins (Big Hits: Take a Back Road, If your Going Through Hell) Supporting Acts: Trailer Choir, Tom Dixon, Black Mountain Shine, Saturday Scheduled Lineup Headliner: Joe Diffie (Third Rock from the Sun, Prop me Up beside the Jukebox) Supporting Acts: Trailer Choir, Jeff Dane, Whiskey Rose, Mike Short Jr, and Double Barrel