Beer, Bacon, & Bourbon

Live Classic Rock - all day and "Nightrain" Guns N Roses Tribute Band to rock the night! Bands include Zeroking, Scarlet Revolt, Dark Horse and more... Bourbon Tasting Party starts at 5 PM - $10 to taste Classic and Rare Bourbons (pay at the door). At 10 PM – Live from Las Vegas…. UFC Mayweather VS McGregor fight Ms. Bourbon contest Lots of different bourbons and beers and plenty of bacon and bourbon themed foods. ALSO includes: Free Admission and Continuous Shuttles to Classic Car Show - Street Rods, Vintage Choppers, Muscle Cars and Crafts (across the street at Pipestem Resort State Park) Advance Tickets are $15 - Door Price is $20 Cash Only. Gates open at 10:30. Must be 21 or older to attend.

West Virginia Open Fiddle, Old-Time Banjo and Bluegrass Banjo Contest

The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College welcomes musicians and spectators from across the region to the College’s Outdoor Amphitheatre for the West Virginia Open Fiddle, Old-Time Banjo and Bluegrass Banjo Contest on Saturday, October 1, 2016. Registration for the contest begins at noon. The contest will start at 2 p.m. and run until all contestants have competed. There is no registration fee to compete. participants from any state or region are welcome to enter. Five cash prizes will be awarded in Fiddle, Old-time Banjo and Bluegrass Banjo categories, as well as a Best Senior Musician prize for those age 60 and older, and a Best Youth Musician prize for those age 15 and younger. Awards are $400 for first place, $200 for second place, $100 for third place, $50 for fourth place and $25 for fifth place. The event is sponsored by Smakula Fretted Instruments, Valley Supply and McNeer, Highland, McMunn & Varner LC, Elkins-Randolph County YMCA and several anonymous donors. The contest is part of the Mountain State Forest Festival Celebrating Appalachia – Banjos, Burgers and Beer Festival. For more information, visit, email or call the Augusta Heritage Center office at 304-637-1209.

WV Italian Heritage Festival Pasta Cookoff

This pre-WV Italian Heritage Festival event is open to amateur and professional cooks. Entertainment, hot pepper eating contest and other activities throughout the day. Sponsored by the West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival. For more info please call 304-622-7314 or visit their website at