The West Virginia State Water Festival is a 9 day event in the Historic town of Hinton. Events include but are not limited to: pretty baby contest, dog show, car show, quilt show, arts and crafts events, fishing contest, charity walk, fireman's parade, grand parade, Little Miss Mermaid event, Coronation of the Queen, rubber ducky race, street dance and more! For more information on the Water Festival visit their website at: wvstatewaterfestival.wix.com
Shepherdstown WV will hold its fourth annual "Dog Fest" the weekend of May 14-15. The Dog Fest will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. both days. It will include a wide variety of activities for dogs, their owners, dog lovers, and the general public. Most of the activities will be located on King Street in front of the Town Hall, in the heart of the downtown. All the activities will be free and everyone will be welcome. The main event Saturday will be a parade of rescue dogs that will showcase adoptable dogs from a dozen different breed-specific rescue organizations and local all-breed shelters. As each dog goes on parade, a representative of the sponsoring organization will provide commentary on the animal. The goal is not only to help find homes for these dogs but also to educate the public about the needs of different breeds and adoption and fostering options. Other highlights of Saturday's schedule will include a community dog show open to dogs owned by both visitors and residents. Sunday will feature three sheepdog demonstrations with Border Collies. This will be a good opportunity to learn how these highly intelligent dogs herd large numbers of sheep with instinct and training. Both days will include blessings of the dogs; exhibits and demonstrations by trainers, rescue organizations, and others; and children's activities. There will also be a silent auction of goods and gift certificates donated by Shepherdstown businesses. Throughout the weekend, many restaurants and stores and will let dog owners bring their dogs inside. Many will also be offering special dog-themed food, drinks, and items for sale. The Dog fest is sponsored by the Shepherdstown Visitors Center; watch the Center's website at www.shepherdstown.info for schedule details. For more information, contact Ms. Davis at 304-876-2786 or SVC@shepherdstown.info.