It's time to shake off winter and welcome warmer weather. The first annual Fire & Ice Festival will do just that. Witness ice carving masterpieces, a demonstration, and then watch as fire and ice battle it out in the Ice Tower. Live music by Emmalea Deal and Treet. Chef Jon Stone will also be smoking his 1000th pig. (Dinner available for $25+tax).
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!
For 17 years, Oak Hill and Fayetteville, now merged as Canyon Rim Rotary Club, has organized the annual Taste Of Bridge
Somewhere in the tropics between the Port of Indecision and Southwest of Disorder you'll find that murder meets mayhem and the intrigue begins! You'll be searching for much more than your long lost shaker of salt. $40/person. Call us to reserve your character!
Laissez les bon temps rouler! Celebrate Mardi Gras at our Creole-inspired Winter Dining Series event. From the bayous of Louisiana and the keys of the Caribbean this meal will make your mouth water and your brow sweat. Tasty, piquant, and always surprising, Creole cuisine is what spawned the flavors of the south. Come and get it at Smokey’s. $40/person. Call us to reserve your seat.
Bid goodbye to the Monkey and say hello to the Rooster. The first day of the Chinese Year is traditionally the day of the new moon between between January 21 and February 20. This year, that will be January 28, and the dinner we present to mark it will be unforgettable, all year long. Take your taste buds to China as we celebrate the Year of the Rooster in our Winter Dining Series. $40/person. Call us to reserve your plate.
Don your Renaissance duds and dive into character during this dinner with a show starring...you and your friends! Whether ’tis to gaze upon yon knights jousting or to partake ale and merriment, thy business is thine own... until thou findest thineself in the midst of a murder most foul. Knights! Protect the King and Queen! $40/person. Reservations required. Once you have reserved your spot, we'll assign you a character to portray for the mystery!
Ring it in right—right on the rim of the New River Gorge, that is! We’ll have all the food, revels and music you can stand. Live music by the Wild Rumpus. Please party responsibly: have a designated driver or rent a cabin! $55 for just dinner, or $70 for dinner, the party and champagne toast at midnight. Ticket includes dinner, after-party and champagne toast.
Hawk Gawk & Warbler Walk, fall birding weekend October 7-9, 2016 with educator-naturalist Dr. Bill Hilton Jr, and Warbler Guide co-author Tom Stephenson! Our exclusive Hawk Gawk & Warbler Walk fall birding weekend is limited to 12 guests. This up-close, hands-on, small-group weekend of feathered fun, brilliant trip leaders and awesome people with similar interests offers a unique opportunity to work closely with Warbler Guide co-author Tom Stephenson and educator-naturalist Dr. Bill Hilton Jr. to enhance your skills in raptor and fall warbler identification while having fun. We begin Friday at 6pm with dinner and a raptor presentation (the Hawk Talk), with former Hawk Mountain staff member Dr. Bill Hilton Jr. Saturday is spent with Bill putting our raptor identification skills into practice with breathtaking sightings and scenery. Beginning with a 6am breakfast rendezvous, then we'll be on our way to the witness migrating raptors (the Hawk Gawk), at Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory - field trip transportation is provided. Along the way, we'll stop at a unique market where you may buy lunch to be enjoyed in the field later, then we're off to a 20 to 30 minute hike (eight-tenths of a mile; moderate difficulty) up the mountain to the Hanging Rock Tower. Saturday evening, regroup and relax at 6pm with dinner and a warbler presentation (the Warbler Talk), with one of the foremost warbler experts Tom Stephenson. Come together again Sunday at 8am at Wolf Creek Park, fall warblers are the main feature (Warbler Walk) with Tom Stephenson as we explore to the Wetlands Boardwalk and Nature Trails at Wolf Creek Park (an easy walk on mostly level ground). Then we wrap up our Hawk Gawk & Warbler Walk weekend with brunch with Bill and Tom. $399/individual, and $700/couple. A major portion of each registration is a tax deductible donation to the 501C3 Fayette County Education Fund to provide youth environmental education. *Lodging is not provided ... see website for full details*