West Virginia Black Walnut Festival
Founded in 1954, the West Virginia Black Walnut Festival began as a gathering centered around bringing your walnuts to Spencer to have them weighed and sold to the nut company. 64 years later, the BWF is going strong with a carnival, crafts, live music, a car show, exhibits, a grand parade, good food and great times!
Harrison County Master Gardeners Spring Clinic & Garden Fair
Garden Workshops, Flea Market, Plant Sale, Ask a Master Gardener table, Family activities, Concessions, Local Vendors and Exhibits and Raffles
Native American Heritage Gathering
This annual two-day event features snakes and raptors, Living History presentations, Red River Drum, dancing and storytelling. There will be food and craft vendors and children’s activities. The North House Museum will open a related exhibit of Native American art and craft. Find us on the grounds of the North House Museum and New River Community and Technical College, also known as Academy Park. Elementary Schools are specially invited on Friday.
Jingle Bell Run
5K Timed & Untimed $30; 1 Mile Walk $25; Kids Run $15; Prices increase $5 Sept. 1 and Nov. 1; Jingle in Your Jammies $30 Bring your furry friend and participate in our NEW Dog Costume Contest. Dress up too for a chance to win your own unique prize. There will be exhibits and a silent auction in the auditorium. Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. Kids Kandy Kane Fun Run at 8:30 a.m. Arty Elf and Olaf Snowman will be there to greet the kids! 5K Race and Walk begin at 9:00 a.m. Awards Ceremony at 10:00 a.m. Register at www.jbr.org/charlestonwv. For more information contact Cathy Schrader at 304-205-1514 or email@example.com
5th Annual Shepherdstown “DogFest”
Shepherdstown WV will hold its fifth annual "DogFest" the weekend of April 29-30. Originally held during August, the event has been shifted to the spring the past two years to get away from the summer heat. This year's DogFest 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, downtown. All the activities will be free and everyone will be welcome. One of the main events will be a Saturday parade of rescue dogs that will showcase adoptable dogs from 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. DogFest coordinator Marianne Davis says this parade format offers a good opportunity to educate the public about the needs of different breeds and adoption and fostering options. Other highlights of the weekend will include a community dog show on Sunday afternoon open to all dogs owned by both visitors and residents. Both days will include blessings of the dogs; exhibits and demonstrations by trainers, rescue organizations, and others; and children's activities. Throughout the weekend, many restaurants and stores will let dog owners bring their dogs inside. Many will also be offering special dog-themed food, drinks, and items for sale. DogFest 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.
Monongalia County Fair
Enjoy a parade, indoor, and outdoor events such as a pageant, exhibits, car show, livestock, vendors and much more.
Tribute to the River
Come and join Mason County's river community for a tribute to the men and women who work on the river. Tow boat tours and rides. Line throw and Corn Hole contests. Maritime exhibits and children's games. Sternwheeler Parade. Fireworks Saturday night. Outstanding food and family entertainment on the Ohio River.
Eastern Panhandle Home Show
The Home Show offers the public an opportunity to view more than a hundred businesses under one roof, from home builders to re-modelers, banks, lenders, landscape companies and heating and air conditioning contractors, to ask questions and receive information from the the exhibitors. Visitors can also participate in a silent auction with a large variety of items from exhibitors and businesses. Admission is free for the two days.
Fort Warwick Archaeology Days
The Fort Warwick Archaeology Days project will involve a hands-on archaeological experience, interpretive exhibits, and site tours for students and adult participants at the site of William Warwick’s Fort in Green Bank, Pocahontas County, West Virginia on May 27, 2017. This fort was constructed in 1774 and became an important point of local defense during the Revolutionary War. The site also has a significant prehistoric Native American component. Archaeological excavations supervised by Drs. Stephen and Kim McBride have been ongoing at this site for over a decade and this is your opportunity to assist us in better understanding this site and expanding knowledge of West Virginia’s early history. Bob Sheets- 304-456-4815, firstname.lastname@example.org Steve McBride- 859-421-4220, email@example.com
Join FestivALL as they turn a city into a work of art. Enjoy a multitude of art and entertainment at a variety of venues during WV's premier arts celebration. FestivALL includes more than 130 events and 360 performances and exhibitions from music, theater, dance, visual art, humanities and more. Many events are free or low cost. Main events include Smoke on the Water Chili Cookoff, Mayor's Concert, Capitol Street Art Fair & Children's Art Fair, Wine & All That Jazz, Carriage Trail Walk and Dance Gala. Full schedule TBA.
Harvest Time At The Mill
Saturday, October 22nd The farmstead will open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (FREE admission) Farmstead Visitors Center – Exhibits and items for sale Blaker’s Mill will be grinding corn meal – Farmstead Staff Blacksmithing Demonstrations - Farmstead Staff Heritage Artist demonstration & selling Goat Milk Soap Making Demonstrations (11 am, 1 pm & 3 pm) Wagon rides pulled by Mammoth Mules (11 am – 3 pm)(FREE) (Sponsored by: Swisher Feed of Weston and Southern States of Weston) Candle Making and other hands on heritage activities for children (FREE) Food: Jaws BBQ Sunday, October 23rd The farmstead will open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (FREE admission) Farmstead Visitors Center – Exhibits and items for sale Blaker’s Mill will be grinding corn meal – Farmstead Staff Blacksmithing Demonstrations - Farmstead Staff Heritage Artist demonstration & selling Goat Milk Soap Making Demonstrations (1 pm) Candle Making and other hands on heritage activities for children (FREE) Food: Jaws BBQ
A craft showcase and reception featuring exhibits and demonstrations by Augusta Heritage Center students in arts, craft and folklore classes will take place from 6-7:15 p.m. Thursday, July 28 in The Joni and Buck Smith Arts Forum in Myles Center for the Arts at Davis & Elkins College. Admission is free.