Wheeling Feeling Chili Cookoff
Since 2002, the Wheeling Feeling Chili Cookoff has been a summer staple at Heritage Port in Downtown Wheeling. The event — always held the first Saturday in June — features live music on the riverfront, classic car show, and plenty of food and drinks for the whole family to enjoy. Attendees can buy tasting tickets to sample the dozens of chilis and salsas prepared by the contestants. The Wheeling Feeling Chili Cookoff offers a beautiful venue and easy access from Interstate 70. Cooks can enter the following categories: red chili, chili verde, salsa, and homestyle. The event is an official International Chili Society (ICS) competition. The ICS is a nonprofit organization that sanctions chili cookoffs with judging and cooking rules/regulations. The events are worldwide and benefit charities and nonprofit organizations. All winners of ICS-sanctioned cookoffs qualify to compete for cash prizes and awards at the World’s Championship Chili Cookoff held each year in October. The ICS is the largest food contest/festival organization in the world.
A Handmade Christmas in Shepherdstown
You're invited to a free 100% handmade arts and crafts show in historic Shepherdstown, WV inside Town Run Tap House, featuring 17 local vendors. Shop for handmade gifts from soaps, lotion, jewelry, paintings, purses, knit items, and much more. The Tap House will have food, drink, and even a children's play area to entertain the kids while parents browse work from local artists. Door prizes! For our 3rd year, we are excited to expand this event to 2 weekends, with different amazing artists at each one: Saturday, Nov. 24th (Small Business Saturday) and Saturday, Dec. 15th! 10am to 4pm Current vendors include: (more to be added) Nov. 24th: Wild Rose Soap Co. (Organizer) Drakiln Glass (fused glass) Jackie Skavnicky (knit gifts) Gray Fox Farms (jams, jellies, infused honeys Native American jewelry, arts) Linda Steg (Christmas stockings) Dec. 15th: Wild Rose Soap Co. Shade's Farm Honey (raw honey and related gifts) Celebrate more of the town's Christmas in Shepherdstown, with horse drawn carriage rides, carolers, hot cocoa, and festivities throughout the town of Shepherdstown.
A Handmade Christmas in Shepherdstown
You're invited to a free 100% handmade arts and crafts show in historic Shepherdstown, WV inside Town Run Tap House, featuring 17 local vendors. Shop for handmade gifts from soaps, lotion, jewelry, paintings, purses, knit items, and much more. The Tap House will have food, drink, and even a children's play area to entertain the kids while parents browse work from local artists. Door prizes! For our 3rd year, we are excited to expand this event to 2 weekends, with different amazing artists at each one: Saturday, Nov. 24th (Small Business Saturday) and Saturday, Dec. 15th from 10am to 4pm.
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.
Rockin’ the River
Set on the beautiful riverside landing at The Barge Restaurant in Charleston, Rockin' The River is a day long event filled with live bands and DJs, awesome food and drinks, games, and more. Music Lineup: The Company Stores Ona Beggar's Clan Tim Browning and The Widowmakers more TBA!
Go to Hale Block Party
The Charleston Area Alliance will present Go to Hale, a FestivALL event, 10 a.m to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017 along Hale Street, between Virginia and Quarrier Streets and between Quarrier and Lee Streets. Complimenting the already popular Capitol Street Art Fair, Children's Art Fair and Kanawha County Public Library Street Fair, Go to Hale is a block party with live music, drinks and pop-up shops. Go to Hale is sponsored by Brewer Fire. Go to Hale will serve as the kick-off for the Downtown Open pop-up putt-putt golf course located on sidewalks and green spaces throughout downtown. Each of the course holes is sponsored by local businesses who have worked to finish and personalize the miniature golf platforms with décor and obstacles prior to the event.
Nippy Drinks ~ Funky Music ~ Crafty Foods. Gather together, beat the chill and have a ball. Festival featuring musical groups, craft beer, games and food provided by local vendors. This year's headliner is Five Dollar Shake from Roanoke, VA. Purchase tickets online at eventbrite.com.
Carnegie Hall’s Winter Gala
Introducing our first annual Winter Gala! We invite you to join us for dinner, drinks, and dancing. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Carnegie Hall at 304-645-7917 or visit them online at www.carnegiehallwv.com.
8th annual Little Princess Ball – North Bend State Park
Bring your little princess (ages 5 – 12) to North Bend State Park's 8th Annual Little Princess Ball. Celebrate with dinner, a father / daughter dance, arts and crafts, and much more! Dress your daughter in her favorite party dress and be prepared to make some special memories. Photos will be taken of fathers and daughters. Radio personality and DJ, Jack Horton from V96.9 in Parkersburg will be playing all your favorite hits. Stop by his booth and request your special song as you dance into the night. • There a special arts and crafts room open during the evening with games, activities, and arts and crafts for girls of all ages. • The North Bend Restaurant prepares a special menu for princesses and their fathers. • Take a break from the dance and make your own smoothie, choosing your favorite fruits to create a sweet treat! Back by popular demand! After the dance, come down to the lobby for a family friendly movie. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. Movie rated G – PG. The Little Princess Ball is fee based. A lodging package is available in addition to evening only attendance. Reservations are required. The web link below provides more detail.
Wine & All That Jazz
Grammy and Latin Grammy-nominated Latin fusion jam-band Locos Por Juana and the contemporary world-fusion group Tizer featuring Karen Briggs headline Charleston’s biggest yard party on the banks of the beautiful Kanawha River across from the capitol dome. Food and drink available, legal beverages available with ID. Schedule: 2:00pm Dugan Carter and Full Flavor 3:30pm Steve Himes Connection 5:00pm Bob Thompson Band 6:40pm Tizer featuring Karen Briggs 8:30pm Locos Por Juana
The Trillium Performing Arts Collective is hosting their second annual Summer Soiree on Saturday, June 11 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Greenbrier Convention and Visitors Bureau. Trillium has been encouraging artistic expression and creative opportunities in the Greenbrier Valley since 1982. The evening will feature a dinner catered by The Bakery on Court Street; local brews from the Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company, wine, and soft drinks; live music and a DJ; dancing; and a raffle, with various prizes donated by local businesses. Tickets are $60 each or $100 per pair, and may be purchased at the Trillium office, at the Greenbrier Convention and Visitors Bureau, or online at www.summersoiree2016.brownpapertickets.com. For more information, stop by the office at 867 Court Street North, or call (304) 645-3003.