Join us for the 45th Annual Apple Butter Festival! With no admission fee and activities for all ages, this is
Browse and buy handcrafted arts and crafts from some of the area's most talented artisans.
Join Taylor's Farm Market for bushels of family fun at the Summer Peach Festival, Saturday, July 28. At this free event, families can enjoy arts & crafts, future farmers carnival, West Virginia Wine Tasting, antique tractor display, Cider Press BBQ and, of course, homegrown peaches! This rain-or-shine event will take place at Taylors Farm Market in Inwood. Limited on-site parking is available with additional parking and shuttle provided.
2018 Artist Lineup: Delbert McClinton; Southern Hospitality; Eric Gales; Rick Estrin and the Nightcats; Monster Mike Welch & Mike Ledbetter; Rev Peyton’s Big Damn Band; Southern Avenue Paul DesLauriers Band; Ghost Town Blues Band; Mindi Abair & the Boneshakers; Eden Brent; Heather Newman; Miss Freddye; The Keeshea Pratt Band, IBC Band; Kevin “B.F.” Burt, IBC Solo Duo and Felix Slim. Tickets on sale now at HeritageMusicFest.com!
Join us for our popular pop-up street festivals on the second Saturday of the month from May until August. Street vendors, musicians, artists, and more fill 2nd Avenue for a laid back evening on the town. To see vendors visit us on Facebook.
The 3rd Annual WV Fire & Ice Event will be held on Friday, September 21, 2018 at the Logan County Airport. WV Fire & Ice is a craft beer tasting and chili cook off festival. Join us tor a fun evening of great food, cold drinks, and fine West Virginia entertainment.
Experience it ALL in Charleston, WV! FestivALL will celebrate it's 14th year with a variety of live music, visual art, theatre, dance and more in venues throughout downtown Charleston. This year's main events include: Lake Street Dive at the Mayor's Concert, the two day juried Capitol Street Art Fair and Children's Art Fair, Dance FestivALL featuring Jamal Story, Italian theatre at Compagnia TPO's Panda's Home, Carriage Trail Walk, Wine & Jazz Music Festival featuring Black Masala, B&B River Queen Cruises, Ice Cream & the Arts in Elk City and more! Visit www.festivallcharleston.com/events for over 10 days of fun in the capital city!
Kickstarter event on Sept. 14. The Mothman Festival is an annual gathering commemorating the visit of the mysterious entity known
Annual free festival that features Nashville entertainment, river events, parade, 5K run, pageants, and more.
A day of free fun at the Cockayne Farmstead. Learn about traditional trades and crafts of Appalachia from local artisans, shop their wares, explore the 1850's farmhouse, and there will be plenty of children's activities. For more information, call 304-845-1411.
Since 2002, the annual New River Birding & Nature Festival has taken place in and around the New River Gorge National River in the heart of the upland, hardwood forests that Cornell Lab of Ornithology, identified as a crucial stopover habitat for the continued survival of species such as Golden-winged, Blue-winged, and Swainson's Warbler, as well as the Scarlet Tanager. This bird and nature watching festival highlights more than 100 bird species on a variety of birding tours. A friendly birding vacation for everyone, the week long event features guided birding and nature excursions, world-class speakers, the finest collection of guides, tasty food, and a back-porch atmosphere unmatched by any other birding festival. Signature guided bird watching experiences include the opportunity to visit a wide range of habitats, world class instruction for those wanting to enhance their birding skills, and the best guide-to-guest ratio on the festival circuit. All skill levels are welcome. With options to suit many budgets, packages range from week-long with cabin accommodations to a single day without lodging. Each day offers a great field trip of your choice, three tasty meals, two knowledge and fun packed presentations, world-class experts you will call friends, and good times!
Entertainment, WV Artisans, Food Court, Car Show. $15 pre-entry fee or $20 fee day of show, Nicholas County Humane Society Pet Adoptions, Cabela's Kayak Raffle.
At only one-and-a-half square miles with a population of about 2,500, the tiny river town of Milton boasts an impressive
Take a beer adventure to remember at the 2018 Hops on the Mon Craft Beer and Food Festival! This is
Shinnston's annual Frontier Days Festival pays homage to the city's founding, as it originally began as a celebration of the city's centennial. The four-day event features carnival rides and food, musical entertainment, a professional wrestling show, two parades, and more.
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
Enjoy arts & crafts, music, games, car show, and great food at Hawks Nest State Park.
West Virginia Cares Festival is a new regional event celebrating all that we CARE about this great Mountain State. WE CARE about our people, our veterans, our culture, our environment, our history, our talent and our future. The two-day event features Appalachian music, dance, arts, crafts, foods, the hospitality of mountain folk and many other events.
Peaches – fresh, baked pies and ice cream King and Queen Essay Contest Peach Fuzz and Blossom Contest Car and Antique Tractors Show Children’s Games Original Art Wooden Peach Auction Craft, Flea Market, Agriculture (Farm Produce) Live Entertainment: Bands, singers, magician, puppets and clowns
A celebration of West Virginia's Italian-American heritage, the festival will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19 on 4th Avenue between 8th and 10th streets.We will honor this rich heritage and the many Italian Americans that contribute to our local community to this day. Our celebration will focus on all things Italian—food, music, colors, FUN Returning to downtown Huntington in a flurry of red, white and green, the festival will be punctuated by the tastes of the area's Italian cuisine, live music, street performers and children's activities. For more information. please call (304) 523-6029.
Craft Vendors - Food - Entertainment Batman and Batgirl will be arriving in the Batmobile from 10 to 2pm. Kids can stop by and get their autographs and pictures taken. Car Show for all types of Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles.
Food and Craft; Fri Concert, 6pm - 8pm; Booths & Activities all day Saturday and Sunday; 5 K Run, 10 AM, (9:00 AM Registration), Saturday, September 24; Apple Butter making, Sunday, 9/25/2017; Car Show, Sunday, September 25; Lumberjack Competition, 1 PM Saturday, 9/24/2017; Chili Cookoff, Noon Sunday, 9/25/2017; Free Admission; Free Shuttle to Parking; Please No Pets
The 15th Annual West Virginia Trout Fest will be held the first weekend in May, 2019 (May 3-5). The 3
Preston County Buckwheat Festival, Kingwood, WV; www.buckwheatfest.com Oct. 1 at 1:00 p.m. The WVIRB Association “Northern Wing” sponsors a terrific tournament with the best prize anywhere, a Buckwheat Pancake Breakfast for the winners. Loft a corner on Pleasant Dale Road and Greens Run Road, one of the best WVIRBA road courses in WV. Contact: Road Master Mark Wilt at 304-698-6817.
A one-of-a-kind event with a select group of WV food trucks and some of WV's most entertaining musicians. Get ready to chow down, rock out, relax, and have fun.
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.
The West Virginia Three Rivers Festival officially opens on Thursday, May 25th with the start of the Grand Feature Parade followed by the Opening Ceremonies at Palatine Park in Downtown Fairmont. Following this are three days of fun-filled activities for the whole family. We welcome you and your family to enjoy the live entertainment, carnival, parade, the World Championship Pepperoni Roll Eating Contest and a gigantic fireworks display to finish it all off. Entertainment by Bear Hollow Woodcarvers, Extreme Illusions & Escapes, The Joseph Sisters and Rick K & the Allnighters. The full schedule of event can be found at http://wvthreeriversfestival.org
Come to the First Annual Clarksburg Country Club "Craft Beer & Wine Festival" featuring a Million-Dollar Shootout. Open to the public. Each ticket holder will get 4 craft beers or 2 glasses of wine, heavy hors d-oeuvers, plus a swing to qualify for the par 3 hole-in-one million dollar shootout. Big Timber Brewing Company and Live music with Nat Fredrick, David Zinn, and John Bonnett. Tickets $40.00 each. Call Clarksburg Country Club 304-624-6362, Ian Hogue 304-641-3895 or Joe Fenstermacher 304-677-1693 for more information or to purchase tickets. www.clarksburgcountryclub.com/events/.
First weekend in May, every year – Cheat Fest 2017 is May 5th and 6th, 2017. Gates open Friday night from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. The festival grounds in Albright, West Virginia will once again transform into a haven for boaters, music lovers, and families. Bands from all over Appalachia will entertain crowds with live music. Held rain or shine, Cheat Fest is always a good time! There will be activities for the whole family including kids' tents and parade, delicious food, art market, 5K, downriver race, vendors, live entertainment, workshops, silent auction and raffles. Kids under twelve are free! Kids of all ages can congregate at the ever-growing Kid’s Tent from noon ’till 5:00 p.m. on Saturday for a host of hands-on activities.
A four-day festival celebrating the famous buckwheat cakes with food vendors, a carnival, arts and crafts, a car show, food, livestock
The festival takes place in Masontown, WV on the legendary Marvin’s Mountaintop providing a picturesque setting for three-days of camping, dancing and relaxing with friends. Patrons will be treated to top-tier Americana, Bluegrass, Rock and Jam music with regional visual artists, craft vendors and family-friendly activities. Children 10 and under are free. And new for 2017 – kids ages 11-15 are $50. Join us for another incredible weekend of camping, rhythm, roots, family, and fun!
The New Deal Festival is held annually on the second Saturday in July to celebrate the unique history of the nation’s first New Deal Subsistence Homestead Community of Arthurdale. The event is sponsored by Arthurdale Heritage, Inc., the non-profit organization that formed to “restore yesterday for tomorrow” with the mission of preserving the history of Arthurdale for generations to come. This quaint 1930s-40s style festival features artisan demonstrations, craft market, children’s activities, new exhibits in the New Deal Homestead Museum, tours of the Arthurdale Historic District, a visit from Eleanor Roosevelt, and much more. Arthurdale was founded in 1933 as the nation’s first New Deal Subsistence Homestead Community by President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s administration. The community provided jobs, education, and modern housing for impoverished, unemployed miners living in destitute coal camps in West Virginia. It also served as a laboratory for new educational, industrial, and farming techniques.
25th Annual Spring Mountain Festival features: free entertainment, enjoy food, crafts, free inflatables for kids, rock wall, mechanical bull, Horse Show, Golf Tournament, 5K Color Run, Corn Hole, Toothless Ruth, Josh Oldaker and more! Great fun- FREE admission! Festival is held at the Tri County Fairgrounds in Petersburg, WV. The Spring Mountain Festival parade will be on Saturday, April 29th at 3:00pm- note the time change to the afternoon! Applications for Craft, Flea and Food vendors are ready: call the chamber office for your application. Applications for Corn Hole Tournament, Gold Scramble and 5K Color Run can also be requested the same way. Entry forms will be available by calling the chamber office. Friday night is "Open Mike Night" and FREE Movie Night- showing is Rogue 0ne- A Star Wars Story! Check the chamber facebook page for complete schedule of events! Chamber phone is 304-257-2722
The name says it all! There will be Beer, Bacon, Bourbon, & Bluegrass… Live Music by Poor Taters, The Kind Thieves, and Virginia Ground as well as an afterparty with Matt Mullins & The Bringdowns! All tickets holders will get access to the bacon bar, a bourbon tasting and a commemorative shot glass.
Held on Labor Day weekend, Festival of the Rivers is a music festival featuring Grass-roots Appalachian music in celebration of our rivers and railroad culture. Blues, Roots, and Traditional musicians join us to showcase the influence Appalachian music has had on the world. For more information on Festival of the Rivers, visit their website at: cfm-fmh.org.
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
Wheeling Celtic Celebration features live, continuous Entertainment, Celtic Marketplace, Children's Activity Area, and Authentic Celtic Foods. Saturday Entertainment Schedule 11:15 - 12:15 Terry Griffith 12:30 - 1:30 Macdonald Pipe Band of Pittsburgh 1:45 - 2:30 Burke Conroy School of Irish Dance 2:45 - 3:30 Gallowglass 3:45 - 4:45 NaGaels 5:00 - 5:45 Gypsy Cowboys 6:00 - 7:30 Brigid's Cross 8:00 - 9:00 Mike Gallagher 9:30 - 11:00 Bastard Bearded Irishmen
Come and join paranormal enthusiasts from all over the world at the 16th Annual Mothman Festival, as the small town of Point Pleasant, transforms into one of the largest Paranormal Conventions in the east to celebrate the Mothman Legend. Disney has Mickey and we have Mothman. He's the most popular attraction roaming around at our festival. Make sure you get in on a little selfie time during your visit. Outstanding live entertainment in the Riverfront Park, Mothman Research Center and Museum tours, Mothman movies and documentaries, TNT bus tours, paranormal crafters, vendors, authors and investigators. Mothman eyewitnesses. Saturday night TNT hayrides into Mothman country. Face painting, Zip Lines, Horse drawn wagon rides. Cosplay characters, Ghostbusters, Men In Black, Big Foot and many more characters. Family fun at a festival you have never experienced before. The World's only Mothman Festival.
The award-winning 29th annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting welcomes more than one hundred waters from across the country and
The Salem Apple Butter Festival provides live demonstrations of old fashion apple butter making. You will see the process done
Fantastic foods, special children's area, grand parade, cultural events and queen's pageant. Three stages of on-going entertainment - all FREE of charge to the public! For more information, please call 304-622-7314 or visit their website at www.wvihf.com.
Faith based street festival with food, free movies, music, speakers, entertainment, and children's activities. For more information, please call 304-838-9966 or visit their website at www.jesusfestwv.org.
This great 3-day food festival has lots of wonderful blackberry dishes and other foods, arts & crafts, 5K run, fireworks, games and loads of free entertainment! Ample parking available. For more information, please call 304-622-3206 or visit their website at www.wvblackberry.com.
The Music and the Mountains Old Time Festival will showcase and celebrate Appalachian culture and craft. This community based, family friendly event will bring together local artisans and musicians to provide an opportunity for our local community and visitors to experience Appalachian craft demonstrations, old time music and dance traditions along with regional food. Friday night's concert will feature old time, traditional Appalachian music. Saturday afternoon events will include: local craft demonstrations, a display of regional archival photographs, old time children's games and activities, an open old time community jam, a cornbread contest and a soup bean dinner. Saturday night will offer beginner square dance lessons and a square dance bard and caller.
Take the best craft brewers in West Virginia and combine them with great food, live music and amazing vistas from the top of the mountains. It just doesn't get much better than that.
This event is 3 evenings, 1 full day, and a Sunday afternoon of fun, entertainment, and learning for all ages. Various events pit contestants to be the best at horseshoes, tug-of-war, greased pig chase, pet showing, karaoke, hay bale throwing, archery shooting, and running or walking the 5K. There is music, bingo, food, and a carnival every day but Sunday. For Sunday we're planning a community covered dish noon meal and gospel music which is an addition to our festival. Saturday is a day filled with children’s activities, car show/and fireworks interspersed with other events listed above. We also include the Fireman's Parade on Friday and will be holding "Incarcerate a Friend" at the newly renovated town jail on Saturday.
The Eleventh Annual Ramps and Rail Festival will be held on April 27, 2019. The festival continues to grow each year and the Depot hopes everyone will come out again this year! People taste different ramp cuisine and listen to live music, enjoy the craft vendors, and vote for their favorite vendors. Train rides are available throughout the day through the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad. Reservations for the train highly recommended 304-636-9477.
YES! Pioneers is back with new activities and events. Great homecoming style festival celebrating 51 wonderful years as the premiere festival in the region. Featuring bluegrass music, a fireman's parade, a grand parade, food concessions, old-fashioned games, and demonstrations.
Embark on an adventure of mind, body and soul. Wanderlust brings together the world’s leading yoga teachers, top musical acts, renowned speakers, exquisite chefs and thrilling performances weaving together an experience that surprises and delights. This is your opportunity to unplug from the ordinary and discover the extraordinary.
It's a festival. It's a race. It's group rides. It's a clinic. It's a tradition. The Space Race Rumpus takes place every June in Pocahontas County, WV, which has some of the most scenic roads and trails in the mid-Atlantic. The rides and races explore both the National Radio Astronomy Observatory's unique property and the surrounding area.
Kicking off Thursday evening, this four-day event is chock full with parades, vendors, carnival rides, free concerts at the amphitheater, and of course, fireworks and the Great Rubber Duck Race on the Greenbrier River.
Downtown White Sulphur Springs welcomes the beginning of summer by honoring the ubiquitous dandelion. Enjoy a weekend of events and activities -- parade, children’s play area, arts & crafts, 5K and fireworks.
The WV Strawberry Festival is a unique, traditional celebration to honor the strawberry harvest. Enthusiastic volunteers provide good, family style entertainment that offers exciting educational and cultural events for everyone. Children and adults alike will enjoy the fun and thrills of the carnival. Take a stroll through the arts and craft exhibits, quilt show, photography show, or the souvenir shop. Enjoy the variety of Main Street and Courthouse entertainment or stop by the band competition, car show, strawberry auction, or your favorite sporting event. You won't want to miss the huge block parties of entertainment on Main Street on Friday and Saturday nights. Come join us and you'll discover that there is no better way to begin your summer!
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.
Collectible & Rare Marbles Displays and Sales. Marble Making Exhibition. Food, Art & Crafts. Flea Market. Marble Playing Contest.
A celebration of West Virginia's Oil and Natural Gas Heritage. Professional Entertainment, Industry Exhibits, Antique Engines, Food, Car Show, and Crafts.
The heat is on! Learn all about the fire that fueled 19th Century Appalachian progress. Get up close with glass making, pottery firing, and engage your senses in a live Blacksmith shop! *WBW's also includes museum tours, wagon rides, petting zoo, food for purchase and other hands-on farm fun. email@example.com
The C-K AutumnFest takes place the last weekend in October in the two quaint communities of Ceredo and Kenova. The centerpiece of the festival is the famous Pumpkin House, which has become one of the favorite tourist attractions of West Virginia, decorated with over 3,000 hand-carved pumpkins. Arts and crafts booths, an old-fashioned bake-off, local vendors and more.
Films shown in the Keith Albee Theater. For individual film bios and more information, visit http://www.marshall.edu/muartistseries or call 304-696-3326. Oct. 27: 5:30 p.m.--The Lady In The Van 7:30 p.m.--A War Oct. 28: 5:30 p.m.--The Last Diamond 7:30 p.m.--Viva Oct. 29: 12:30 p.m.--A War 2:45 p.m.--Prescription Thugs 5:30 p.m.--The Last Diamond 7:30 p.m.--Mustang Oct. 30: 12:30 p.m.--The Lady In The Van 2:30 p.m.--Viva 5:30 p.m.--Mustang 7:30 p.m.--Prescription Thugs
Huntington's biggest convention for Anime, Cosplay and Gaming. Featuring a costume contest, voice/industry guests, videogames, panel discussions, pop culture/comic vendors, formal ball/rave, musical concert, and screenings of Japanese animation. Guests of all ages are welcome. Registration for the event is $45 for all three days at the door. A one day wristband for Friday is $30, badge for Saturday/Sunday for $40, and child badges will be available for a discounted price. For more information and a schedule of events for this action packed convention, visit: www.tsubasacon.org.
Since 1986 West Virginia Pumpkin Park in Milton has celebrated the glory of autumn and the harvest with the West Virginia
The Ohio River Festival of Books, September 26 – October 1, offers a week of literary presentations and programming to the public in local schools, library branches, and retirement communities. Our goal is to bring books to life and create a life-long commitment to literacy and learning in all ages. Our week long celebration culminates with an evening showcasing Curtis Sittenfeld, Friday, September 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Pullman Plaza Hotel. Sittenfeld is the author of the bestselling novels Sisterland, American Wife, Prep, and The Man of My Dreams, and her newest novel Eligible was voted the hottest romance of the summer. Followed by our all-day event Saturday, October 1, also at Pullman Plaza Hotel from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. We will feature authors Rajia Hassib, Carine McCandless, Sam Quinones, Cat Winters, and Ashley Wolff. There will also be a writers Discussion Panel Authors & Social Responsibility featuring authors Sarah Einstein, John Van Kirk, & Joseph Wyatt. An all-day writer’s workshop with Bram Stoker Award-winner Michael Knost and a performance of Alice in Wonderland by the Brightstar Theatre Troup and the region’s largest used book sale. Our closing program Saturday evening, is brought to us by New York native Chip Kidd, award-winning graphic designer and author of Judge This. Kidd will present at 7:30 p.m. in the Gallery of Marshall University’s new Visual Arts Center located at 927 3rd Ave. in Historic downtown Huntington.The Ohio River Festival of Books is free and open to the public, visit our website www.ohioriverbooks.org or call Cabell County Public Library at 304-528-5700.
ChiliFest is the West Virginia State Chili Championship sanctioned by the International Chili Society and sponsored by Chili Willi's and WSAZ. The winner of this "much heated" event qualifies to represent West Virginia at the ICS World's Chili Championship. Cooks come from far and wide to downtown Huntington with their pots, spices, secret ingredients and chili lore for this spirited competition. All chili sample tickets are $1 each or six for $5. For a full schedule of events and more information please visit chilifestwv.com.
Enjoy arts and crafts, music and great food at Hawks Nest State Park.
The Hometown Mountain Heritage Festival is the premier heritage festival in West Virginia. It is an annual festival held every 3rd weekend in June in Ansted WV! It is hosted by the AIM/Hometown Mountain Heritage Committee. Activities include Coal Shoveling contest, Hometown 5-K Run, Flea Market, Kids Carnival, Heritage Demonstrations, Chain Saw Artist, Horseshoe Pitching Contest, Memorabilia Displays, Arts & Crafts Vendor Booths, and more.
White Oak Rail Trail is lined with vendors, organizations, services, fundraisers, concessions, flea markets, yard sales, etc. Each year in
For any additional information, contact Rita Skeens at 304-389-8941 (call or text) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Natures air-conditioned city celebrates the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer with Lemonade Days. This festival is loaded with activities and all the southern charm you could want. From parades, to cook-offs, pie eating contests, inflatables, and on-going musical acts throughout the day, the whole family will have a great time. The festival begins at 9 a.m. and goes until 2 p.m.
Join the West Virginia Storytelling Guild for a storytelling festival in the park. Schools are invited to participate in special workshops and storytelling for students. Tickets are required for all events. Details will be posted at www.prickettsfort.org or www.wvstorytellers.org.
Enjoy the best of summer at the 8th annual Tomato Festival – featuring over 50 varieties of tomatoes to sample. There will also be a farmer’s market, tomato contest, music, artisans, food demonstrations, lunch and sweet treats presented by the Marion County Master Gardeners. Tomato growers can get in on the action by submitting tomatoes for judging. Cash prizes awarded. Contact Carol Haught for more information at email@example.com.
The 75th Annual Buckwheat Festival will be held Sept. 29-30 and October 1-2, 2016. Festival events include arts and crafts, a carnival, Buckwheat cakes and sausage, livestock, Irish Road Bowling and performing artists. Visit the Web site for the entire schedule and event updates: http://www.buckwheatfest.com/events.htm
EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE WEATHER CONDITIONS. The event may be at a later date, check back soon for determination. We will have the events, exhibitors and activities you have come to expect … pipe bands, professional entertainers, heavy athletics, living history presentations, Scottish goods vendors, Scottish country dancing, dancing competitions, piping competitions, sheep herding demonstrations, genealogy assistance … and much more. Friday night has a Ceilidh, a party with music, food and conversation. The main Festival is on Saturday all day at the Bridgeport City Park. On Saturday evening we have a concert with our professional entertainers.at the Bridgeport High School. On Sunday, there is a Kirkin of the Tartans, a short parade in downtown Clarksburg followed by a church service at the First Presbyterian Church. For more information contact: 304-534-3737; 304-677-6425; 304-677-1062; firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrate 20 years of Heritage Farm Museum & Villages signature festival as Appalachian artisans preserve interactive crafts of yesteryear! New and exciting experiences await as we unveil the Six Simple Machines Discovery Zone, Generation's murals, and the new state-of-the-art MakerSpace!
WHERE: PALATINE PARK, EVEREST DR FAIRMONT, WV 26554 COST: FREE CONTACT: BILL STALNAKER at 304-363-5377 Johnnie Johnson Blues Festival @ Palatine Park Fans come together to celebrate this hometown legend and the “Father of Rock & Roll” during the two day event. Saturday 10 am – 10 pm Sunday noon – 8 pm
This is the 12th year of North Mountain Art Festival. Previously in Hedgesville, WV Now in our 4th year at Orrs Farm Market. This is a juried fine Arts & Artisans show with Live Music, Fine Art, Handmade Crafts, Food and everything that Orr’s Farm Market has to offer. Festival hours are Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm. come out and experience fun for the entire family. This is a Free event for the public with live music and of some of the best artists in the area. See you there!
The 2016 Alpine Lake Resort Summer Music Festival will take place on Saturday, July 9th, 2016. Presale tickets are available at http://wvsummermusic.com/, and will be available for purchase at the front desk of Alpine Lake Resort beginning May 2, 2016. The 2016 Alpine Lake Resort Summer Music Festival Lineup: Terah Crawford Band (Noon – 1:30pm) The Terah Crawford Band is based in Deep Creek Lake Maryland. Terah is a Garrett County Native and combines her love for mountain music with the classics to create a musical style that comes straight from her heart. She is joined by guitarist and vocalist Scott Alexander, a talented song writer and solo artist with a unique voice that adds a stirring harmony to the group’s sound. Bill Crawford brings variety with the mandolin, banjo, and lead acoustic and electric guitar. Bill also writes many of The Terah Crawford Bands original songs with help from Crawford and Alexander. Bill writes and arranges his songs with Terah and Scott’s seamless harmonies in mind. In addition to their original, country and rock driven songs such as Saturday Night Sinner and Burn Us Another one, the TCB loves to play the music that has influenced them. You can hear their take on songs from The Band, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin and more. Inspired by the Western PA acoustic duo The Phisbins, Terah started the band in 2013. Taking a page out of The Phisbin’s play book, the group offers an ever growing song list to most every audience that they play for so that the crowd can drive the show and hear the songs they really want to enjoy! Since their formation the group has played many notable shows including the Little Yough Music Festival in the summer of 2014, Deep Creek 2014 International Canoe Championships in the fall of 2014 and CMT Empowering Education in the summer of 2015 where they opened for up and coming country star Annie Bosko. Joined in collaboration with many musicians since the bands formation, they are currently very glad to welcome Oakland, MD fiddle player Jeremie Hamilton to share their stage. Jeremie expertly intertwines his bold playing style with the band’s homegrown way of playing. He is a perfect fit into the group and the music that they play. Catch the Terah Crawford Band with Jeremie Hamilton around Deep Creek Lake and we promise, you’ll have a really good time! Surrender Dorothy (2pm-3:30pm) Surrender Dorothy, which officially formed and began playing in 2006, is a cover band from the Cumberland, Maryland area. Surrender Dorothy plays classic rock and top-forty music. Brother Short Band (4pm-5:30pm) The Brother Short Band has a far-reaching fan base sweeping the Eastern U.S. from Michigan to Florida and beyond. By aligning their purist approach with a signature sound, Vocalist & Guitarist Greg Short, Percussionist Bill Harding, and Bassist Lynn King have been instrumental in influencing and inspiring today’s live music scene. At the heart of their work are unique stylings of crowd favorites from classic rock, blues, country (old and new)–along with many original songs. Their hook is surefire, with a range of influences from Johnny Cash to Led Zepplin. The Hillbilly Gypsies (6pm-8:30pm) Hailing from the beautiful Mountain State of West Virginia, The Hillbilly Gypsies have been making and performing their own brand of old time bluegrass and original mountain music for over a decade! Formed in 2001 from a chance meeting at the now infamous Wednesday night old time jam in Morgantown, WV; The Hillbilly Gypsies have been pickin’ n’ grinnin’ and entertaining their loyal fans ever since. The band is best known for their high-energy live performances and have become a crowd favorite at major festivals, fairs and concert venues all across the mid-Atlantic region and abroad. They perform in the old fashioned style, playing around a single vintage ribbon microphone. This “Old Timey” approach adds an authentic high-energy barn party atmosphere to their show. Watching the whole band work around the mic is like taking a trip back in time. It’ll sure make you want to get up and dance! ...and don’t let the flash of their lively stage performance and choreography fool ya, these folks are all highly skilled musicians and seasoned entertainers! Their lightning fast award-winning picking skills and musical arrangements mixed with natural comedic wit and high lonesome mountain vocal harmonies are sure to catch your ear right away. Combine that with a knack for original songwriting and a strong passion for old time and traditional music and this makes for an all-around authentic and exciting musical experience that you won’t soon forget. One listen and you’ll know that you are getting the real deal! The Gypsies are more than a band; they are a tight knit family, mindful of tradition but bold explorers of new and authentic styles of acoustic music and entertainment!
Enjoy BBQ from the best commercial and backyard BBQ chefs in the Kanawha Valley! The public will be able to purchase 10 tasting tickets for $10 and the opportunity to vote for their favorite backyard BBQ. A panel of judges will do a blind judging of the Best Pulled Pork, Best Ribs, Best Sauce, and Wildcard for any entrants who wish to compete. Commercial BBQ vendors and Proud Eagle beverage distributor will be present for those who wish to purchase their products. Commercial BBQ vendors at the event include: Big Joe’s Blues BBQ Dem 2 Brothers and a Grill Mountain Que Rollin Smoke BBQ If great BBQ isn’t enough to entice you, we will also enjoy great music from local bands throughout the afternoon! The lineup includes: 12:00 – 1:15 PM Josh Pantry Christian 1:30 – 2:45 PM Knockin’ Spirits 3:00 – 4:15 PM Your Lucky Stars 4:30 – 5:45 PM GrooveHeavy Between sets, Big Jer and His Rockin’ Mandolin will be performing. Art from children who have entered The Charley West BBQ Fest Youth Art Contest will also be on display during the event. Winners of this competition will be announced. Stay tuned for more information on how to enter the Charley West BBQ Fest competition as a professional or backyard participant. For all you backyard smokers and grillers, this is your chance to prove you’re the best! For all you BBQ lovers, this is your chance to sample the best!
This is the 49th annual Treasure Mountain Festival. Pendleton County is a hidden treasure and you are sure to find many hidden treasures during this family friendly event. Come bring your family and friends and enjoy this wonderful mountain community.
The 4th Annual West Virginia Day Festival will be held at the Holly Gray Park in Braxton County just miles from the Flatwoods exit and nestled in the beautiful mountains of North central WV. Admission ADULTS $10 Kids 12 & under FREE Gates Open at 9 am Events kick off at Noon Motorsports, Car Show, Family Fun and more! Check back soon for details
Appearance of Lord Ramachandra; Fast till sunset on Friday.
Registrations begins at 8 a.m., 5K race begins at 9 a.m., and a 5k Race/Walk with dog at 10 a.m. There will be over 60 vendors including food trucks, various food vendors, and miscellaneous pet and family oriented activities. Registration is $25 per entrant. Early registration before April 1, 2016 is $20 each. Family discount is 4 persons @ $65 and groups of 30 or more can register @ $15 each. Please contact 304-672-7387 or email email@example.com with any questions.
Come to Grant County, WV to enjoy the 2nd annual WV Maple Festival. The South Side Depot in Petersburg, WV houses the Grant County Tourist Information Center, CVB and Chamber office and is the "hub" for Grant, Hardy and Pendleton counties during the WV Maple Festival. Stop by for a map to participating sugar camps, enjoy a WV Food tasting, maple products, WV made crafts and of course Maple Donuts! On Saturday enjoy a Buckwheat Pancake and Sausage Meal with Maple Syrup at Landes Ruritan Building just a few miles south of Petersburg on Rt. 220 and entertainment at the South Side Depot from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.! *Stop by the South Side Depot to get a map to visit a participating maple camp! Location of South Side Depot- 126 South Main St. Petersburg, WV 26847. Across the bridge and on the left just after the railroad tracks! Phone: 304-257-9264 or 304-257-9226. * Maple Camps • Food Samples • Maple Products *Maple Donuts • Locally Made Products * Presentation about Maple Syrup • Special Entertainment *Maple Pancake Meal @ Landes Ruritan Center: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. * Call for Details (304)257-9266 and (304)257-9264
Faith based street festival with food, free movies, music, speakers, entertainment, and children's activities. For more info please call 304-838-9966 or visit their website at www.jesusfestwv.org
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 www.wvihf.com
Bring a big appetite to this festival. Celebrating the rich Italian culture in southern West Virginia, the festival dishes up some of the best meatballs, spaghetti and cannolis in the land.
Held on the expansive grounds of the historic Boydville Mansion, the annual Wine and Art Festival offers guests the best West Virginia wines, all-day live music, vendors and entertainment for a relaxing and fun experience. Guests will be able to sample state wines, ranging from very sweet to very dry-even honey and fruit wines, in a complimentary glass. After tasting, select a bottle of your favorite to enjoy in the shade of the lush trees adorning the property as you listen to the eclectic variety of bands, including jazz, blues, folk and rock.
The first West Virginia FILMmakers Festival was held in the spring of 2001 at the Landmark Studio for the Arts in historic Sutton, West Virginia. Co-founded by Kevin Carpenter and Steve Fesenmaier to showcase West Virginia’s best filmmakers. Films are now shown primarily at the Elk Theatre, a Historic 1930s one-screen theater on Main Street in downtown Sutton. Filmmaking seminars, other festival activities, and after-parties with live music are held at the Landmark Studio for the Arts. Hosted every October, the festival has become the singular celebration of West Virginia Filmmakers. The festival is characterized by enlightening films, networking opportunities, live music, and great parties. The West Virginia FILMmakers Festival is a wonderful venue for meeting filmmakers, actors, and industry contacts, while experiencing the latest produced films reflecting trends, techniques, and technology. This three-day festival takes place every year on the first weekend of October with screening taking place in Historic Downtown Sutton, WV at the Elk Theatre. All access passes can be purchased before the festival at the official website listed below for $25. Passes at the door are $30 or $10 per screening. See event website for all details.
The Seventh Annual Berkeley Springs Fall Birding Festival will be held in and around Berkeley Springs the weekend of September 19-20. Most of the festival's events will be free and everyone is invited to attend any or all of them. No pre-registration is required. The festival is timed to coincide with the annual fall bird migration. It will include Saturday and Sunday morning bird walks, a Saturday evening program at the Ice House in downtown Berkeley Springs, and a "Beginning Birding" workshop Saturday afternoon. The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is the lead festival sponsor. This year's featured Saturday evening speakers will be Smithsonian Institution forensic ornithologist Marcy Heacker, and Steve Huy, a noted owl and raptor expert. For full details see the Potomac Valley Audubon website at www.potomacaudubon.org or contact the Nature Niche store at 168 North Washington Street in Berkeley Springs (304-258-0992 or firstname.lastname@example.org). The first event will be a Saturday morning bird walk that will start at 8:00 a.m. at the scenic Panorama Overlook on Route 9 west of Berkeley Springs and move on to favorite riparian sites near the junction of the Cacapon and Potomac rivers. The walk will be led by local birding experts Jon Boone and Janet Ardam. At 10:00 a.m., participants will gather at the Ice House for coffee and pastries and an on-site demonstration of backyard birding strategies and gear. Saturday's "Beginning Birding" workshop will be held at 2:00 p.m. at the Cacapon State Park Nature Center. It will be intended for beginners of all ages. Marci Heacker will show what features all birds share, and Park Naturalist Renee Fincham will lead a short trail walk to demonstrate how birds are viewed, identified and enjoyed. Saturday evening's program will feature two presentations. At 7:00 p.m., Marcy Heacker will give a talk entitled "Feathers 101; The Basic Anatomy and Function of Feathers." At 8:00 p.m., Steve Huy will present "Birding With A Purpose," which will include an overview of Huy's early interest in bird migrations and raptors and a discussion of his current involvement with Project SNOWstorm, which tracks the movements of Snowy Owls. The festival will wrap up the morning of Sunday, September 22, with an 8:30 a.m. bird walk at Sleepy Creek Retreat, a mountainside property off Route 522 south of Berkeley Springs. The property offers sweeping views and a rich variety of habitats. It will provide good opportunities to see migrating raptors, blue jays and warblers. Jon Boone and Janet Ardam will lead this walk as well. To help cover festival expenses, a $10 ticket will be sold for the Saturday evening program. Advance tickets will be available at the Nature Niche store and the Saturday daytime events. Tickets will also be available at the door.