29th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza

Do you like Chocolate? Do you like freshly baked, cooked, grilled, and melted chocolate? If so, then you will LOVE the 29th annual Chocolate Extravaganza held at Temple Shalom in Wheeling, WV. This event has a long history of being sweet, savory and downright delicious! For 29 years, Temple Shalom has hosted a myriad of different local and national Chocolatiers who come and make some of the most unique and yummy chocolate treats you can imagine! Upon entry you will make your way through each station where you will be given a sample from every unique vendor. Some of our returning chocolatiers include: Valley Cheese of Wheeling, WV, Sarris Candy of Canonsburg, PA, Ye Olde Alpha of Wheeling, WV, Mmm Popcorn of Wheeling and The Cheese Melt of Wheeling, WV–just to name a few. We also have a few vendors making their Extravaganza debut and they are Brew Keepers of Wheeling, WV, and Dairy Queen of Wheeling, WV.

Brewgrass Reunion 2018

Celebrating 50 years of West Virginia rafting, 40 years of Class VI, and 10 years of Adventures on the Gorge, we want to re-affirm our connections and histories with an annual event, Brewgrass Reunion- the finest brews, arts and bluegrass in West Virginia. AOTG invites everyone to the very first CRAFT BEER/BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL on the rim of the New River Gorge! Come sample over 30 diverse flavors of WV & national brews & get down to WV’s best Appalachian bluegrass. ***MUSIC IS FREE - 9 bands, 4 stages and family friendly*** ***Tasting Glass (GENERAL ADMISSION): $30 in advance/$35 at the door includes endless samples and a glass souvenir*** ***Sierra Nevada, Stone Brewing & WV Breweries TAP TAKEOVER @ Chetty’s, Smokey’s, Canyon Falls & Rendezvous*** See website for rafting prices and more: Here’s the lineup: June 8: Pre-Party @ Rendezvous ANDREW ADKINS & FRIENDS GROUNDHOG GRAVY June 9: Craft Beer/Bluegrass Festival BLACK KIND COAL LOST CANNON BLUEGRASS BAND POOR TATERS THE MASONS WILL JONES BAND NEIL ALLEN CURRY June 9: Party-After-Party THE WILD RUMPUS Call 1-888-406-4679 to reserve your Beer Tasting Glass*

FestivALL Fall: Hops & Heat

The East End Bazaar will host Hops & Heat October 20th, 2018 from 2:00 P – 6:00 P as a

Hops on the Mon

Take a beer adventure to remember at the 2018 Hops on the Mon Craft Beer and Food Festival! This is

Happy Retreat Craft Beer and Music Festival

Please join us on Saturday, September 9, 2017, for the second annual Happy Retreat Craft Beer and Music Festival, held on the historic grounds of Happy Retreat, former home of Charles Town founder Charles Washington, brother of George Washington and certified National Treasure by the National Trust of Historic Preservation. The event will feature music all day from touring bands as well as samples from multiple brewers of the best craft beer available in the State of West Virginia. Share this event with your friends and family and save the date for the second annual Happy Retreat Craft Beer and Music Festival! Ticket prices VIP – $40 in advance/$45 at the gate. VIP ticket holders will receive a souvenir 6.5 oz. glass General Admission – $20 in advance/$25 at the gate. General admission ticket holders will receive a souvenir 5 oz. mini tasting mug and 4 free tasting tickets. Additional tasting tickets may be purchased. Designated Driver/Underage — $15 either online or at the gate. Awesome Bands Jah Works Black Masala The Primate Fiasco The Woo Yeahs

Inaugural BB&T Malden Salt Fest

The Inaugural BB&T Malden Salt Fest will be held October 6th to 8th in Malden at J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works. There will be music, food, tours, a parade, dancing, crafts, demonstrations, and more! October 6th: Dinner at J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works for descendants of salt-works owners, workers, and slaves. Tickets will go on sale in September October 7th: The day kicks off at 10:00 a.m. with an old fashioned parade in downtown Malden which will end at J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works. The day will be full of assorted cultural activities such as lectures, films, music and dancing. There will be re-enacting of the salt making of the original settlers, oral history taking and tours. A variety of local foods, craft beer, cider and treats will be available for purchase. Live music into the evening. Free admission. October 8th: A service will be held at the African Zion Church in downtown Malden with gospel singing. The Spring Hill Cemetery will be open for tours of the grounds where the salt maker's and their descendants are buried. More information:

3rd Annual Kegs 4 K9s

Kegs 4 K9s is KCHA’s signature brew festival! Bring a lawn chair and hang out! Enjoy craft beer and traditional beer, unique merchandise and music! Order your ticket here. General Admission: $35 advance / $40 at the door; Three 16-ounce beers. VIP: $50 advance; One hour early access; VIP tent access; Three 16-ounce beers; Event t-shirt. Click the link to order tickets.nd

Girl Scout Cookie and Craft Beer Pairing

Enjoy delicious Girl Scout Cookies paired with craft beer for sensational flavour combinations. It’s also trivia night. Play Pub Trivia to win prizes.

Wheeling Arts & Culture Fest

Welcome to the 2017 Wheeling Arts & Culture Fest. The Arts Fest and the Upper Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival have combined efforts to bring comprehensive arts & culture programming to the festival! The festival will be on Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17 from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. at Wheeling Heritage Port. The Ohio County Library will continue to host additional literary and historical programming for the festival. The festival will include all of the great events from both festivals so if you are looking for the Artist Market or the Around the World Carnival, you will find it all. The admission-free event is open to everyone in the community and offers a variety of arts and cultural programs, including live music, visual arts, theatre, dance, literature, culinary demonstrations, historical arts, and much more.

Born Old and Bourbon Barrel Frost Notch!

Join us on Saturday, April 1, 2017, for Born Old (Old Time, Traditional, Folk, Americana) live and in person in the tap room and a special one time only batch of Bourbon Barrel Frost Notch!

West Virginia Bites and Brews

Enjoy craft beer, delicious food, and great music at West Virginia Bites and Brews. Spark! Imagination and Science Center is hosting the 2nd Annual West Virginia Bites & Brews on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the WV National Guard Readiness Center at 90 Army Way in Morgantown. West Virginia Bites & Brews offers attendees samples of “bites” from local food trucks and mobile vendors as well tastes of several microbrews. There will be huge raffle baskets and amazing music from local band, Main Street Hustle. Cost is $40 per person for “bites and brews” and $30 for “bites only”. There is a $5 discount per ticket when purchased before April 1, 2017. Tickets are available at the Museum and online at

Beer Tasting at OI: Art and Ale

Beer Tasting at OI: Art and Ale 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 5, 2017 $30/$25.50 OI Members. Register online or call 304-242-7700. Oglebay Institute’s beer tasting events are must-attend social gatherings for craft beer enthusiasts in the Wheeling area. Discover new breweries. Try a variety of beer styles. Enjoy a buffet of foods that complements the featured beverages. Learn about the increasingly popular – and creative– craft beer industry. Events take place at the Stifel Fine Arts Center, a grand 100-year-old mansion that was once home to one of Wheeling’s most prominent families. More than just a beer tasting. . . During the events, you can also view the art exhibit on display in the gallery and explore the elegant mansion. You can purchase your favorite brews to take home, too. Most of all, unwind and have fun. Although events begin at 6:30 p.m., you can arrive early to meet the friendly staff. At some events, guided tours of the art exhibit are offered at 6 p.m. Explore one of Wheeling’s grand, historic properties and view interesting and thought-provoking art at OI’s popular beer tasting events.

Meet the Brewer

Blackwater Brewing Company, will be hosting a beer pairing dinner event at Timber's Pub & Fireside Grille. The event will showcase five of their brews, paired with dishes created from a variety of local selections and made in Timber's kitchen. $45 per ticket, only 30 tickets so buy them quickly. Tickets available here...

Big Timber Beer Pairing Dinner at Smoke on the Water!

Enjoy big timber beers expertly paired with five delicious courses from Smoke on the Water! Limited to 30 people-reservations required! Dinner starts at 5 p.m. Reserve your spot by calling Smoke on the Water at 304-636-9669.

Cabin Fever Craft Beer Festival

Cabin Fever Fest is North Central WV's annual in-door winter craft beer festival featuring regional brews from around the Mountain State along with music, games and food and merchandise vendors.

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.


Join Charleston Main Streets - West Side for our annual craft beer and music festival, OktoberWest 2016! This year we will have more beer selections, more food vendors, live music, and an entire restaurant bar dedicated to the WVU away game.

WVPB + NPR Generation Listen’s #WhyListen Music Party in Shepherdstown

Join us for #WhyListen, a first listen music party and music conversation, on Sunday, August 28 from 4-6pm at Town Run Brewing in Shepherdstown, WV. Listen to new music from West Virginia and beyond & chat about it with Larry Groce (NPR's Mountain Stage), Joni Deutsch (West Virginia Public Broadcasting's A Change of Tune), and Jordan Hudkins (Martinsburg native & Rozwell Kid rocker). Enjoy local craft brews, order from Town Run Brewing's delicious menu, and grab some free public radio / music swag! The August 28 event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. RSVP's are required on

Homerun and Hops Craft Beer Festival

Spend the afternoon at the ballpark enjoying local and regional craft beers, food and MORE! There will be 50-60 beers on tap from local and regional craft breweries and the WVU football game will be broadcast live! **This is a 21 AND OVER EVENT ONLY** Ticket sales begin on Friday, July 22 at Tickets purchased before Sept. 5 will receive the “Early Bird” rate of $25/ticket (includes (20) 5 oz. samples). Tickets purchased after Sept. 5 will be $30/ticket (includes a souvenir cup). Only 3,500 tickets are available. Additional sample tickets will be available on-site for $1.50/each.

Harvestfest at The Greenbrier

As the colors of fall set in across the Valley, a jubilee of activities abound at The Greebrier resort, from craft beer tastings and fall feasts to pumpkin carving and hay rides. Join the fun!

First Saturdays Concert Series with Rush Run Philharmonic

Come on out and enjoy music by Lobelia, WV group Rush Run Philharmonic. This eclectic group of musicians occupying the hills and hollers of southern West Virginia are named after the creek that bounds down one of those mountainsides. Music begins at 6 p.m. Thaibilly Kitchen, coming from Charleston, will be on hand all day serving up delicious, authentic and fusion Thai cuisine. You don't want to miss it!

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.

Brew-HaHa Weekend

The Fearless Fools will return to entertain with their hilarious improv comedy and we'll serve over 15 awesome craft beers (including selections from Sierra Nevada, Oskar Blues, Sam Adams and Lagunitas) along with a delicious 'pub fare' buffet for the perfect night out!

6 best craft beer & spirits events across WV

As West Virginia’s craft beer and spirits scene has grown, so have events to celebrate these handcrafted flavors. Some of

The Brew Skies Festival

Brew Skies is more than just a music festival. It’s a unique, family-friendly celebration of West Virginia’s increasingly expanding craft beer movement, local artisan, craft & food vendors, and a wide range of musical performances – both local and nationally known acts. Presented by Mountain State Brewing Co., join us on two dates: August 21st & 22nd for Brew Skies Festival 2015.