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Homegrown Music and Arts Festival

A celebration of the region’s best musicians, artisans and local talent. Enjoy live music and unique games all across the mountain all weekend long.

28th Anniversary WV Black Heritage Festival

This wonderful street festival is a celebration of black heritage that takes place during the annual remembrance of the Emancipation Proclamation. Great food, games, entertainment and cultural events. For more information, please call 304-641-9963 or visit their website at www.wvbhf.com.

Berkeley County Youth Fair

Experience a traditional county fair, mixing agricultural interests and exhilarating carnival elements, at the 71st annual Berkeley County Youth Fair, in Martinsburg, August 4-11. Each day is packed with activities and events, so each day creates new experiences and memories. Fair-goers will delight in activities like bull riding, corn hole, a doughnut eating contest, tractor/truck pull, a Figure 8 Derby, a concert and more before ending the evening dashing between the dizzyingly fun carnival rides and games. Be sure to load up on delicious fair food, from grilled hamburgers to funnel cake, snow cones, cotton candy and more.

Riverfest

Riverfest has been around for nearly a quarter of a century, and it gets better every year! Enjoy free admission and entertainment. Shop for crafts and visit food vendors. This is an annual 4 day event, along the renovated riverfront, with Live Music on stage. Newly added this year is a Beer Garden with domestic and craft beers, carnival and games (carnival fee for rides and game trailers), lots of craft and food vendors, and fireworks Saturday night. Family friendly activities all 4 days!!

Harvest Fest / Tales in the Tavern

Family games, 18th century ghost tales, cider making.

Spooktacular! Journey Through the Wizarding World!

Journey through the Wizarding World! Inspired by the great books/movies of Harry Potter, we will be turning the Clay Center into our very own Wizarding World. There will be wand making and wizard games and MORE along with our classic pumpkin decorating and trick-or-treat trail! For this event we encourage all to dress up in their finest wizarding costume (however it is not necessary). o Pumpkin Transformation (12:00-4:00) o Bag Enchanting (11:00-4:00) o Training Grounds (11:00-4:00) o The Wizard Cup Tournament (1:00 & 3:00) o Wand Making (11:00-4:00) o Tales with Beedle the Bard (12:00 & 2:00) o Wizard Family Crests (12:00-4:00) o Wizard’s Walkway (Trick or Treat Trail)

Burnsville Harvest Festival

There will be stage entertainment through out the day, including a Karaoke contest, local musicians and featured band will be Back in the Day. We will have games and amusements for the kids, food and craft vendors, a Corn Hole tournament, and more Hours: 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.

FreeFall Festival

The mountain comes alive this Labor Day weekend with free concerts, demos, brew fests, games and so much more. We’ll be celebrating the outdoor lifestyle all weekend long with this epic send off to summer.

MothMan Geo Trail

The World's Only Mothman Museum presents the first ever Mothman Geo Trail. A series of 12 caches all relating to the Mothman legend. Activities all day! Giveaways, games, and an introduction to caching seminar for those who have never been geocaching. If you haven't geocached, you can get a little education on it and some help from experienced cachers. Friday evening Welcome Party at the Riverfront Park. Saturday morning Meet and Greet at the Mothman Statue. Mothman Geo Trail contest starts at noon. Saturday evening awards in the Riverfront Park. Register at www.mothmangeotrail.eventbrite.com.

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!

2017 Marx Toy & Train Collectors Show

With over 80 vendors participating – this Annual gathering offers numerous Marx favorites such as: Johnny West figures, playsets and dollhouses made of all materials, trains and accessories of all sizes, vehicles, games, and so much more! There are presentations and speakers that offer insight to rare and exciting items. We hold a get together for all vendors to come together socially and swap stories; and an auction of unique pieces takes place on-site. This is a great opportunity for new collectors to add to their assortment and build great relationships with fellow enthusiasts! Friday, June 23: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Marx Toy & Train Collectors Show 11:00 AM: Speaker – TBA (GAME ROOM) 12:00 NOON : Commemorative Group Photo Session (Immediately following 11 AM speaker) 1:00 PM: Speaker – TBA (GAME ROOM) 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Toy & Train CUSTOM’s Contest (GAME ROOM) see website or call for more information. 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM: Marx Pizza Social at the Museum – A great chance to kick back and have an evening of fun with fellow Marx Collectors Saturday, June 24: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Marx Toy & Train Collectors Show 12:00 PM: SHOW & TELL – Unusual or Rare Marx Discussion (Bring along your favorite Marx Toy or Train to show off to fellow collectors! Some rather interesting items have been showing up at these sessions!) (GAME ROOM) 3:00 PM – 5:00: PM Pack-up tables/Final Tours of the Museum 5:00 PM: Official Closing of the Marx Show at the Museum

Capon Springs & Farms – Grandparents and Grandkids Interactive Sessions

Designed for grandparents and grandkids, these fun interactive sessions bring the kid out in all of us. Come immerse yourself in the freedom of outdoor play at Capon, where you CAN go back to your childhood and re-experience those happy carefree moments again.

2017 Symphony Sunday: Be Our Guest!

The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra returns with Charleston’s favorite Symphony event of the year, 2017 Symphony Sunday “Be Our Guest.” For its 35th year, this free outdoor festival features some of the community’s most beloved music, food, games and artisans ending with a WV Symphony concert and fireworks finale looking over the West Virginia State Capitol from the University of Charleston lawn. Sunday activities take place on the beautiful lawn at the University of Charleston, and end with a spectacular fireworks display. MAIN STAGE LINE-UP 1-1:45 p.m. Kanawha Valley Community Band 1:55-2:40 p.m. Arts in Action - Urban Stage Dance Groups 2:50-3:35 p.m. Brass Band of the Tri-State 3:45-4:30 p.m. Kanawha Kordsmen 4:40-5:50 p.m. WV Youth Symphony Groups 6-6:45 p.m. Charleston Metro Band 6:50-7:30 p.m. Kanawha Valley Pipes and Drums 8:00 p.m. WV Symphony Orchestra CHILDREN’S COSTUME LAWN PARADE (starts at 3 p.m. at the Main Stage) ARTISAN TENT (2 – 7 p.m.) 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Drum Circle 3:00 -- 3:45 p.m. THE Brass 5 Quintet 3:50 -- 4:30 p.m. Japanese Culture presentation “Country Roads” 4:45—5:30 p.m. Lady D 5:45 -- 6:30 p.m. Celtic Jam Session BOOK NOOK (1 – 6 p.m.) FOOD VENDORS (1 – 9:30 p.m.) Billy Bob’s Funnel Cakes - Funnel cakes, fried Oreos, and fried pickles Bridge Road Bistro Carver Career Center Ellen’s Homemade Ice Cream Gino’s Pizza MaryRose’s Spicy Bowl – Indian cuisine Nona’s Wood Fired Pizza Philippine cuisine St. George’s Orthodox Church – Greek cuisine West Virginia Symphony League: Popcorn, hot dogs, roasted corn

CharCon Bonus Round: Roleplaying and SciFi Weekend

CharCon brings you bonus gaming with a weekend full of Role Playing! Pathfinder, Sparks, Confluence, Shadowrun and more. Not a roleplayer, but always wanted to try it out? This is your chance! Plus there will be many other things going on (sure to be some board and card games). Maybe even a Nero event! The event officially takes place on Saturday and Sunday, but there is plenty of space for folks to plan on playing games on Friday night as well. Book your room at the awesome Days Inn in Flatwoods for the full weekend experience!

Easter Carnival at the Capitol

Governor Jim Justice and First Lady Cathy Justice invite you to the annual Easter Carnival on the North Plaza of the State Capitol. There will be games, face painting, food vendors, door prizes at noon and photos with the Easter Bunny. It's free and open to the public.

3rd Annual Mini Con

Super heroes and friends will be in Ripley for this event. Games, crafts, contests and quests will be part of the festivities. Costumes are encouraged.

Egg-cellent Easter Extravaganza

Most people know the rhyme by Beatrix Potter: “Here comes Peter Cottontail, Hoppin’ down the bunny trail, Hippity, hoppity, hippity, hoppity, Easter’s on its way…” This year, we have decided that everyone one should have a chance to “hop down a bunny trail.” Join us for games and activities scattered around the park in a path that the bunny just might have taken once upon a time. Due to mixed reviews from our event last year, there will be no formal egg hunt, but it is not entirely out of the question that the bunny could have dropped some here or there. This event is not a race, but meant to be more of a walk with occasional challenges where participants could sometimes earn candy or a small toy. Feel free to bring a basket and a camera as we have it on good authority that the Bunny might make an appearance. Stop by any time during the event to participate. Being “on-time” is not required. https://www.facebook.com/events/267312993698361/

Winter Warmer

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.

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.

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.

Sissonville Branch Library Holiday Open House

The holidays are approaching so join us for Sissonville Branch Library's holiday open house! We will have music, games, snacks and even a visit from a very jolly old fellow.

Williamson Halloween Bash & Fireworks Display

Come enjoy Halloween in a safe & family-friendly atmosphere at the Williamson Field House. Games, prizes and treat bags for the children from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. At 8:30 p.m., it will be time for a Spectacular Halloween Themed Fireworks display produced by WV Pyrotechnician complete with haunted music by Hall Sound and UFO Attack. Come see the 100 foot fireball! You don't want to miss this show!!!

Rising Star Fiction Convention

A celebration of science fiction, fantasy, anime, gaming and more. Activities include an anime room with classic and current programming, vendor panels and workshops.

Apple Butter Festival-Berkeley Springs

Annually since 1974, the Apple Butter Festival fills the park and streets of downtown Berkeley Springs on Saturday and Sunday of Columbus Day weekend in October. The traditional harvest festival is kicked off by a nostalgic hometown parade on Saturday morning followed by two days worth of family-friendly games and contests, music, country food, fine arts and local crafts. Undisputed star of the festival is the spicy apple butter stirred in giant copper kettles in the middle of the square. With no admission fee and activities for all ages, this is the perfect day or weekend experience for everyone from grandma to the kids.

WV Black Heritage Festival

This wonderful street festival is a celebration of black heritage that takes place during the annual remembrance of the Emancipation Proclomation. Great good, games, entertainment, and cultural events. For more info please visit their website at www.wvbhf.com or call 304-641-9963.

WV Hot Dog Festival

The 2016 West Virginia Hot Dog Festival will be held from 8am to 6pm on Saturday, July 30, at Pullman Square and 3rd Avenue in downtown Huntington. The 12th Annual Festival will offer hot dogs from a dozen of the top hot dog businesses traditional Huntington and West Virginia. The WVHDF will have a classic & custom car and truck show, kids activities, demonstrations, exhibitions, along with retail and craft shopping. Don't forget about the ever-popular WV Hot Dog Festival Wiener Dog Races! Families love the "all-breed" exhibition races, the dog costume contest, hot dog eating and root beer chugging contests, "bun fun" games, and much more!

4th Annual Princess Tea

Come join your favorite princesses for a day of fun, games, refreshments, and cookies!! Party or Sunday dress attire is encouraged for everyone, you can even arrive dressed as your favorite princess! This year your little princess will visit with each of our princesses, visit the "Sparkle Station", and enjoy a special surprise guest! Please bring your own camera to capture each greeting and smile from your little one. Play games with the princesses, and watch as your child parades down our indoor "Main Street" with all the princesses! Refreshments and snacks will be available! Admission: $20.00/Child Ages 12 and under; $5.00 for Each Accompanying Adult *This event is being held at the Training Center located through the North Wagon Gate entrance on 8th Street. *There will be no tickets sold at the door, so be sure to reserve your tickets NOW! *Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.