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West Virginia Trout Fest

The 15th Annual West Virginia Trout Fest will be held the first weekend in May, 2019 (May 3-5). The 3

Gandy Dancer Theatre – Dinner & Mountain Memories Christmas Show

After a fabulous plated dinner of Italian marinated chicken breast, hamburger steak, slaw, green beans, baked potato, dessert and beverage, sit back and celebrate the “Reason for the Season” at the Gandy Dancer Theatre! This incredible cast includes talented singers, beautiful costumed dancers, and the finest musicians around. Join us and make your own mountain memories !!! Arrive at 5:30pm ~ Dinner at 6:00pm ~ Show at 7:00pm Reservations required.

Gandy Dancer Theatre – Dinner & Mountain Memories Christmas Show

After a fabulous plated dinner of Italian marinated chicken breast, hamburger steak, slaw, green beans, baked potato, dessert and beverage, sit back and celebrate the “Reason for the Season” at the Gandy Dancer Theatre! This incredible cast includes talented singers, beautiful costumed dancers, and the finest musicians around. Join us and make your own mountain memories !!! Arrive at 5:30pm ~ Dinner at 6:00pm ~ Show at 7:00pm Reservations required.

Gandy Dancer Theatre – Dinner & Mountain Memories Christmas Show

After a fabulous plated dinner of Italian marinated chicken breast, hamburger steak, slaw, green beans, baked potato, dessert and beverage, sit back and celebrate the “Reason for the Season” at the Gandy Dancer Theatre! This incredible cast includes talented singers, beautiful costumed dancers, and the finest musicians around. Join us and make your own mountain memories !!! Arrive at 5:30pm ~ Dinner at 6:00pm ~ Show at 7:00pm Reservations required.

Gandy Dancer Theatre – Dinner & Mountain Memories Christmas Show

After a fabulous plated dinner of Italian marinated chicken breast, hamburger steak, slaw, green beans, baked potato, dessert and beverage, sit back and celebrate the “Reason for the Season” at the Gandy Dancer Theatre! This incredible cast includes talented singers, beautiful costumed dancers, and the finest musicians around. Join us and make your own mountain memories !!! Arrive at 5:30pm ~ Dinner at 6:00pm ~ Show at 7:00pm Reservations required.

Gandy Dancer Theatre – Dinner & Mountain Memories Christmas Show

After a fabulous plated dinner of Italian marinated chicken breast, hamburger steak, slaw, green beans, baked potato, dessert and beverage, sit back and celebrate the “Reason for the Season” at the Gandy Dancer Theatre! This incredible cast includes talented singers, beautiful costumed dancers, and the finest musicians around. Join us and make your own mountain memories !!! Arrive at 5:30pm ~ Dinner at 6:00pm ~ Show at 7:00pm Reservations Required.

Gandy Dancer Theatre – Dinner & Mountain Memories Christmas Show

After a fabulous plated dinner of Italian marinated chicken breast, hamburger steak, slaw, green beans, baked potato, dessert and beverage, sit back and celebrate the “Reason for the Season” at the Gandy Dancer Theatre! This incredible cast includes talented singers, beautiful costumed dancers, and the finest musicians around. Join us and make your own mountain memories !!! Arrive at 5:30pm ~ Dinner at 6:00pm ~ Show at 7:00pm Reservations Required.

Snowflake Express Train Rides with Santa

Christmas Cookies and hot cocoa, Santa and all his helpers from the North Pole and a train ride to see

Gandy Dancer Theatre – Dinner & Mountain Memories Christmas Show

After a fabulous plated dinner of Italian marinated chicken breast, hamburger steak, slaw, green beans, baked potato, dessert and beverage, sit back and celebrate the “Reason for the Season” at the Gandy Dancer Theatre! This incredible cast includes talented singers, beautiful costumed dancers, and the finest musicians around. Join us and make your own mountain memories !!! Arrive at 5:30pm ~ Dinner at 6:00pm ~ Show at 7:00pm

Beverly Old Fashioned Christmas

Old-time holiday cheer and gift opportunities at Beverly’s unique shops. Victorian Santa, tree lighting, and much more. Explore historic Beverly.

Gandy Dancer Theatre – Dinner & Mountain Memories Christmas Show

After a fabulous plated dinner of Italian marinated chicken breast, hamburger steak, slaw, green beans, baked potato, dessert and beverage, sit back and celebrate the “Reason for the Season” at the Gandy Dancer Theatre! This incredible cast includes talented singers, beautiful costumed dancers, and the finest musicians around. Join us and make your own mountain memories !!! Arrive at 5:30pm ~ Dinner at 6:00pm ~ Show at 7:00pm

Gandy Dancer Theatre – Dinner & Mountain Memories Christmas Show

After a fabulous plated dinner of Italian marinated chicken breast, hamburger steak, slaw, green beans, baked potato, dessert, and beverage, sit back and celebrate the “Reason for the Season” at the Gandy Dancer Theatre! This incredible cast includes talented singers, beautiful costumed dancers, and the finest musicians around. Join us and make your own mountain memories !!! Arrive at 5:30pm ~ Dinner at 6:00pm ~ Show at 7:00pm

Gandy Dancer Theatre – Dinner & Mountain Memories Christmas Show

After a fabulous plated dinner of Italian marinated chicken breast, hamburger steak, slaw, green beans, baked potato, dessert and beverage, sit back and celebrate the “Reason for the Season” at the Gandy Dancer Theatre! This incredible cast includes talented singers, beautiful costumed dancers, and the finest musicians around. Join us and make your own mountain memories !!! Arrive at 5:30pm ~ Dinner at 6:00pm ~ Show at 7:00pm

The Elf Limited Train

Join Jinx the Elf on board the The Elf Limited, Santa’s Holiday Train voyage in Cass, W.V. For centuries, every

Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad – Fall Foliage Trips

Our regular excursion is a 3-hour trip that goes southbound through the Trough to Sycamore Bridge and back. (It is approximately 35 miles round-trip.) There is no layover; passengers stay on-board. Fall foliage Trough Trips are offered every day October 1-28: Monday-Friday at 1pm; Saturdays and Sundays at 10am & 2:30pm, except Sunday, October 28, Trough Trip is at 1pm (final day of the season). Reservations highly recommended; required for Club Car service. Book online or by phone.

June Star Party – Capon Springs

Join Greg Redfern, NASA Solar system ambassador, for Tuesday evenings' exploring the cosmos with a presentation and sky viewing. Tuesday, June 12th “James Webb Space Telescope” (Timed to be dark skies with a new moon)

Family Friendly Feast and Paint Party

Sunday Night Paint Party Image- Capon Fish Pond with Gazebo 7:15-9:15pm $20 to overnight guests, $49 for dinner & paint party only We will paint a Follow-Along painting that anyone can do. No experience required! Monday, May 21- Intro to Acrylic Painting: subject of your choice! *9:30 am – Noon This is for the absolute beginner or intermediate painters. (Advanced painters in other mediums are welcome to come and work on in their medium of choice. The instructor will offer advice if you want it.) The morning sessions will start with a demonstration by the Artist in Residence and then we will help you work on a painting of your choice. Everyone will choose their own subject matter. 2-6 pm Open Studio – Students are welcome to work on their paintings independently or take a break and enjoy the Resort activities. 6-8 pm Featured event: Chicken BBQ cookout on the golf course Tuesday May 22 – Intro to Paper Painting *9:30 am – Noon This is making art using only torn or cut pieces of paper. Beginners or Advanced students will enjoy this. The morning sessions will start with a demonstration by the Artist in Residence and then we will help you work on a painting of your choice. Everyone will choose a subject from a variety offered. 2-6 pm Open Studio – Students are welcome to work on their paintings independently or take a break and enjoy the Resort activities. 8-9 pm Featured event: Live Music: Wildflower Wednesday, May 23 – Choice of Acrylic or Paper Painting *9:30 am – Noon Beginners or Advanced students are welcome. We will do a quick demonstration of the painting styles and then help students work on the subjects of their choice. 2-6 pm Open Studio – Students are welcome to work on their paintings independently or take a break and enjoy the Resort activities. Featured event: 8-9:00pm Bingo: win fabulous prizes! Thursday – May 24 – Choice of Acrylic or Paper Painting *9:30 am – Noon Beginners or Advanced students are welcome. We will do a quick demonstration of the painting styles and then help students work on the subjects of their choice. 2-6 pm Open Studio – Students are welcome to work on their paintings independently or take a break and enjoy the Resort activities. 6-7:15pm Steak cookout on the golf course 7:30-9:30pm – Paint Party $20 to overnight guests, $49 for dinner & paint party only We will paint a Follow-Along painting that anyone can do. No experience required! Friday, May 25 – Week in Review *8:30 – 10 am Questions answered and help for anyone with specific issues they have with their art. *Supplies for morning programs $10-$15 per person depending on medium***

Annual Ramps and Rail Festival

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.

Gandy Dancer Dinner Theatre – Mountain Memories Christmas Show

Enjoy West Virginia's ONLY Branson-style dinner shows. Our featured two hours Premier Show offers a high energy, state of the art show with music from the 50's to today including Country, Gospel, Pop, Rock and Patriotic presentations all performed by top musicians and performers. Enjoy a plated meal of fried chicken, meatloaf, coleslaw, green beans, roasted potatoes, rolls, beverage and desserts served right to your table, then sit back and be entertained by the area’s finest musicians, dancers and performers.

Old Time Christmas at Welton Park- FREE

A beautiful setting of enchanting lights, horse drawn carriages, Dickens carolers, story time, hot cocoa and cookies- all Free at Welton Park- come celebrate the Christmas Season with us! Call the chamber office for more details or see our website! And don't forget the Snowflake Express Train Ride with Santa and Christmas Parade the same weekend- come enjoy the weekend with us!

Boy Scout Badge Weekend

Select weekends are set aside for boy scout troops to visit the Green Bank Observatory and complete activities to earn their astronomy merit badge. Scouts and Chaperones stay in our affordable bunkhouse ($10/person/night, $200/night minimum). Camping is also available in a designated area on the campus ($5/person/night, $150/night minimum). Meals are available in our cafeteria. Visit our website for more information.

Square Dance

Come join us for some good music, square dancing and a great time!

Green Spring Special – Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

Join us for a special excursion to Green Spring! This 1 1/2-hour round-trip goes northbound toward the West Virginia/Maryland state line to the town of Green Spring, West Virginia. Don't miss this opportunity, as it happens only once a year!

Cass Halloween Train

Come out in full costume to enjoy this family friendly ride this Halloween season! Live music and a hot dog roast will take place at Whittaker Station with fun and candy for all.

All-Day Trip to Petersburg – Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

Your journey begins at Wappocomo Station, situated next to a charming homestead and a sprawling view of the mountains. Enjoy the sounds of vintage diesels as they lead you through beautiful pastures and farms dating back to the 1700s. As you wind along the South Branch of the Potomac River, you’ll enter a visually-striking gorge known as The Trough. One of the most scenic spots along the South Branch, The Trough is home to American bald eagles. Train departs at 10 a.m.; takes 3 hours to get to Petersburg, where you'll have a layover of about 2 hours; then return to Romney at 6 p.m. Total trip is 8 hours.

Boy Scout Badge Weekend

Select weekends are set aside for boy scout troops to visit the Green Bank Observatory and complete activities to earn their astronomy merit badge. Scouts and Chaperones stay in our affordable bunkhouse ($10/person/night, $200/night minimum). Camping is also available in a designated area on the campus ($5/person/night, $150/night minimum). Meals are available in our cafeteria. Visit our website for more information.

Lantern Tours

Night-time tour of the Beverly historic district with fascinating and spooky, yet true stories along the away. Cost: $10. Tickets at the door each night.

South Side Depot – Fall Train Rides

Petersburg Fall Foliage Specials in Grant County, WV: These 1.5-hour round-trips depart the South Side Depot in Petersburg and go north to south Moorefield. A great express trip to see the fall foliage! October 2016: Saturdays: 7,14,21 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 3 p.m. Sundays: 8,15,22 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets: Adult – $20 Senior (60+) – $15 Child (4-12) – $10 To purchase tickets, please contact the South Side Depot (Grant County CVB) at (304) 257-9264.

Free Open House at Buffalo Gap Retreat, Capon Bridge

Enjoy the fall foliage while listening to music, doing yoga, getting a seated massage, sitting in a wood-burning sauna and so much more.

All-Day Trip to Petersburg – Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

Your journey begins at Wappocomo Station, situated next to a charming homestead and a sprawling view of the mountains. Enjoy the sounds of vintage diesels as they lead you through beautiful pastures and farms dating back to the 1700s. As you wind along the South Branch of the Potomac River, you’ll enter a visually-striking gorge known as The Trough. One of the most scenic spots along the South Branch, The Trough is home to American bald eagles. Train departs at 10 a.m.; takes 3 hours to get to Petersburg, where you'll have a layover of about 2 hours; then return to Romney at 6 p.m. Total trip is 8 hours.

Square Dance

Come join us for some good music, square dancing and a great time!

Autumn Harvest Festival & WV RoadKill Cook-off

Join in on the fun at this legendary festival in the mountains of Pocahontas County including music by local bands, great food vendors throughout the festival, as well as lots of fun! A $5 ticket gets you in to the tasting area where you can sample all the RoadKill delicacies. There will be dozens of crafters from all over the region with handmade arts and crafts. Food by local non-profits with some yummy goodies. Come spend the day in our Appalachian home!

Cranberry Shindig 30 Year Celebration

This traditional Appalachian festival features local artisans to demonstrate and sell their goods from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Demonstrations and goods including blacksmithing, spinning wheel, fly tying, wood turning, wood sculptures, dulcimer making and demonstrating, homemade soap, fudge, honey, maple syrup, and much more. We have limited space.

Square Dance

Come join us for some good music, square dancing, and a great time!

The Music and the Mountains Old Time Festival

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.

Boy Scout Electronics Badge Weekend

Select weekends are set aside for boy scout troops to visit the Green Bank Observatory and complete activities to earn their astronomy merit badge. Scouts and Chaperones stay in our affordable bunkhouse ($10/person/night, $200/night minimum). Camping is also available in a designated area on the campus ($5/person/night, $150/night minimum). Meals are available in our cafeteria. See: Most designated weekends are devoted to the Astronomy Merit badge. There is no charge for the Astronomy program. In 2017, we will host one weekend. As we will be soldering electronic kits as part of the program, there is a $5.00/scout charge to cover the cost of the materials. Our Electronics Badge weekend will be September 15-17, 2017 We begin activities promptly at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, but offer the bunkhouse on Friday night for groups who have a far distance to travel. Space is limited.

49th Annual Treasure Mountain Festival

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.

GBO Family Science Day Open House

FREE EVENT! Where else can you... build and launch a rocket, test your engineering skills, play with liquid nitrogen, do fun science experiments and see some of the biggest telescopes in the whole world ALL IN ONE DAY? Telescope Tours will be available as well as rare peeks into the control room of the world's largest fully-steerable telescope, the GBT!

Full Moon Hike

Full Moon hikes at Cass Scenic Railroad are led hikes designed to encourage visitors to enjoy being outdoors in wintry and spring weather. Meet at the Visitor's Center at Cass, WV at 8:00p.m. There is no charge to participate. Hike guidelines include: • Fee free activity, but limited to 30 participants. • Preregistration is required. Use email link below or call. • Registration will be confirmed by hike leader. • Meet At The Visitor Center • Hike is approximately 3 miles total. • Walk begins from the Visitor Center to MM 79 On The Greenbrier River Trail and back. • Trail is crushed gravel and minimal grade change. • Dress for the weather. Boots or closed toes footwear, socks, layered outerwear is recommended. Oh! headwear and gloves could be handy. • Pack a water or snack. • Photography is permitted, but flash photography is not. We'll need to retain our night vision. • NO FLASHLIGHTS OR HEADLAMPS. Shining a bright flashlight will diminish your night vision for up to 30 minutes, limiting your view of the night sky and wildlife. You can bring a flashlight for the 'just in case' but refrain from shining – we'll let the moon and stars do that! • Participants should be believe they can complete three miles. You can do it! The Full Moon Hike group will remain together for the duration of the walk/hike. Safety first. • Children must be with a parent or guardian at all times. • Well behaved dogs are allowed. Dogs will rely on their human to keep them on leash and under control. • Due to limited participation (30), large groups (10 or more people) desiring to participate should contact the leader, email below. • Use Full Moon Hike miles as some of the miles hiking if you are enrolled in the WV State Park Hiking Program.

Watoga Art in the Park

Watoga Art in the Park – bringing together artists and the great outdoors. Watoga Art in the Park features a great fun- filled weekend for families set in one of West Virginia's most beautiful parks – Watoga State Park. The juried fine art and craft fair will feature some of the region's most impressive artists and craftspeople showcasing jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, painting and much more Find that perfect gift for a loved one or yourself. Along with showcasing fine art for purchase, there will be eight professional artists, instructing in 22 workshops throughout the two-day event to help you create your own work of art. Learn pastels, watercolors, or acrylics from accomplished artists, watch and participate in wood-fire pottery or blacksmithing, make your own mask and paint or decorate it, check out white oak basketry, as well as yoga and art therapy. Join in one or all three nature walks lead by a Watoga State Park Naturalist. Learn about birds and then return to paint what you observed, make a clay dish using some of the natural materials you'll find along your walk, or check out the hike where you learn to identify animal footprints. In the evening you can participate in an Owl Prowl and the even make owl houses to take home with you. There will be great music both days as well as a variety of foods. Kids Corner open all day. Check us out on the web for details and to submit your artwork for consideration. https://watogaartinthepark.com/

Community Appreciation Days with Firework Display

In case we don’t say it enough, Thank you! Thank you to the community that has helped make Snowshoe such a special place to live, work and play. To show our appreciation, residents of Pocahontas, Randolph and Webster Counties are invited to enjoy a FREE Summer Fun Pass valid for two whole days. We'll also be lighting up the sky with a fireworks display on September 2nd.

WV Enduro Series Championship

If you’re not familiar with Enduro bike racing, it’s time to check it out! This hybrid race combines cross country with downhill mountain biking for the ultimate adrenaline-fueled challenge.

Art in the Park

Arts and crafts are featured at Watoga! Juried artists will be at the picnic shelter area Saturday September 2 and Sunday, September 3, 2017. Overflow parking will be at the swimming pool area with shuttle service transporting guests as needs. Call the park office at 304-799- 4087 for activity, music and demonstration schedule and times. Overflow parking will be at the swimming pool area with shuttle service transporting guests as needed. Contact: Gail Hyer, 304-799-2228 (for vendor information)

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.

Summer Brew and Wine Fest

Enjoy the end of summer with local craft beer, West Virginia wine, and live music! Food provided by the Beverly Bistro. Visit historic Beverly. Small town. . .big history!

All-Day Trip to Petersburg – Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

Your journey begins at Wappocomo Station, situated next to a charming homestead and a sprawling view of the mountains. Enjoy the sounds of vintage diesels as they lead you through beautiful pastures and farms dating back to the 1700s. As you wind along the South Branch of the Potomac River, you’ll enter a visually-striking gorge known as The Trough. One of the most scenic spots along the South Branch, The Trough is home to American bald eagles. Train departs at 10 a.m.; takes 3 hours to get to Petersburg, where you'll have a layover of about 2 hours; then return to Romney at 6 p.m. Total trip is 8 hours.

Beats on the Basin: Qiet

Qiet is the culmination of this wild and wondrous world, infused with every culture on the planet and refined in the mountains of West Virginia.Their songs radiate an undeniable energy, passionate lyrics and humor dark as coal. A balance of high-energy chaos and perfect order, Qiet’s visceral performances will keep you dancing long after the concert is over. Combining the elegant excesses of 1920’s jazz with the unpredictably of pure punk rock, what results is not just a show -- it is an experience

Tall Tales and Trivia Around the Campfire at Fort Edwards, WV

Gather with us at 7:30 pm for a relaxing evening of Tall Tales and Trivia Game about the history of Hampshire County and nearby locations. FREE Everyone welcome.

Square Dance

Come out and join us for some good music, square dancing, and a great time!

Snowshoe Downhill Mountain Bike Race

Think you’ve got the guts to conquer the 1,500 foot vertical drop of Western Territory – and, more importantly, the skills to do it faster than the next guy or gal? This premier Snowshoe downhill race will test the best riders in the region on some of the toughest terrain around.

West Virginia Cares Festival – Pegasus Farm Campground

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.

Blues, Brews and BBQ’s Festival

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.

Augusta Folks Art for Kids “Exploring Art Through Times”

Augusta Folks Art for Kids “Exploring Art Through Times” will take place from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. Aug. 7-11 on the Davis & Elkins College campus. Instructed by artist Kylie Proudfoot-Payne children will explore visual art and heritage crafts through the creation of a variety of art projects. Students will paint, print, weave, bind, mold, sew, experiment, square dance and much more as they learn about how the heritage crafts are connected to the world today. They will have the opportunity to experience the wider Augusta program through coordination with other Augusta instructors. Registration is open at www.augustaheritagecenter.org. For additional information, call the Augusta Heritage Center at 304-637-1209.

WVU Mountaineer Family Camp

Mountaineer families are one of a kind, so their camps should be too. The kids can bounce from one activity to the next while their WVU alumni parents partake in some adventuring of their own. Because, after all, the family that bikes, hikes, swims, eats and adventures together, selfies together.

Beats on the Basin: Deer Creek Boys

These Virginia natives are definitely a local favorite. Their energetic picking and hard hitting harmonies have earned them a respectable place in Bluegrass music and the festival scene, and we’re stoked to bring them back to the Mountain for your listening pleasure.

Wild West Durbin Rocket

It’s a Shoot ‘em Up Adventure in the mountains for young and old alike! Take this opportunity to ride steam driven Heisler No. 6 in Durbin with a cast of Western characters who take over the weekend.

5th Annual West Virginia Peach Festival

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

Augusta Folk Arts for Kids “Augusta Explorers”

Augusta Folk Arts for Kids “Augusta Explorers” will take place from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. July 31-Aug. 4 on the Davis & Elkins College campus. Artist Emily Prentice will instruct the class focusing on Appalachian culture and the great outdoors. Class activities will include nature walks, plant identification, weaving, party games, ghost stories, square dancing, printmaking, singing and much more. Augusta Explorers will earn merit badges as they take in all that Augusta has to offer. Registration is open at www.augustaheritagecenter.org. For additional information, call the Augusta Heritage Center at 304-637-1209.

Beats on the Basin: The Spanglers

This not-so-typical family band hails from Lewisburg, WV, in our neighboring Greenbrier County. Their sound is an innovative blend of Americana Roots music and interesting experimentation that’s sure to get your foot tapping and hips swaying.

All-Day Trip to Petersburg – Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

Your journey begins at Wappocomo Station, situated next to a charming homestead and a sprawling view of the mountains. Enjoy the sounds of vintage diesels as they lead you through beautiful pastures and farms dating back to the 1700s. As you wind along the South Branch of the Potomac River, you’ll enter a visually-striking gorge known as The Trough. One of the most scenic spots along the South Branch, The Trough is home to American bald eagles. Train departs at 10 a.m.; takes 3 hours to get to Petersburg, where you'll have a layover of about 2 hours; then return to Romney at 6 p.m. Total trip is 8 hours.

Beats on the Basin: The Get Right Band

The Get Right Band has been called “hip-shaking, earth-quaking pure funk fun,” while others have said they have “tight and diverse jams and a distinctive intellectual but accessible world view.” The band is widely recognized as an up-and-coming progressive musical force to be reckoned with and we’re pretty stoked to see what they’re all about.

Augusta Folk Arts for Kids “Art with Soul”

Augusta Folk Arts for Kids “Art with Soul” will take place from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. July 17-21 on the Davis & Elkins College campus. Artist and teacher Sarah Ferguson will lead an action packed week of creativity, arts and crafts, music, movement and adventure. Participants will learn about the essence of blues and swing music through a variety of experiences. Registration is open at www.augustaheritagecenter.org. For additional information, call the Augusta Heritage Center at 304-637-1209.

2017 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships

Some of the country’s best mountain bikers will meet one of the most epic courses in the East during this year’s championship ride at Snowshoe Mountain. Riders of all ages will take on Cheat Mountain in pursuit of adrenaline, bragging rights, various titles and that coveted stars-and-stripes jersey. See schedule on website.

Archery / Bow Shooting Match at Fort Edwards, WV

Bow hunting for game was common for all hunters of the 1750's, settlers and indians. Come practice your archery skills with instruction by a certified archery instructor. Open to anyone 8 years and older. FREE

Great Train Race

Take a trip to Spruce to watch steam and diesel vie for the position of "Most Powerful Mountain Climbing Train in WV!"

Bottles and Barrels Festival

You’re in luck. We couldn’t decide between grapes or hops, so we’re bringing both to the mountain for this boozy festival of fun. We’ll have finely crafted beers for the hop-heads, an array of local wines for the festive, and a Village full of talented musicians cranking out jams for all to enjoy.

Mountain Bike Camp Womens Weekend

Learn to ride like a girl as women riders of all ability levels come together for a weekend of personal progression and skill building. New to biking? No problem. Already killing it on gnarly roots and rocks? That’s cool, too. We’ll break into groups according to skill level for one-on-one-like professional coaching in a team environment. Make new friends, reconnect with old ones and sling some mud too!

Beverly Heritage Days / Battle of Rich Mountain Reenactment

Living history from Pioneer Days, Civil War and World War II; Craft demonstrations, Music, Food, and more. Historic periods dance. All-weekend event culminates in the Battle of Rich Mountain reenactment on Sunday. Experience centuries of history in historic Beverly. Small town. . .big history!

WVU Mountaineer Adventure Camp

Mountaineer Adventure Camp is four adrenaline-filled days of pure adventuring – WVU style. It’s all about filling your lungs, testing your limits and seeing just how much fun you can string together in the name of unbridled Mountaineer pride.

Augusta Folk Arts for Kids “Exploring Cajun Culture”

Augusta Folk Arts for Kids “Exploring Cajun Culture” will take place from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. July 10-14 on the Davis & Elkins College campus. Instructed by musician Megan Brown, students will learn history and French vocabulary, build masks and Mardi Gras hats, dye and paque eggs, make Acadian flags, learn some dance moves and even get a chance to cook up a Cajun dish. Registration is open at www.augustaheritagecenter.org. For additional information, call the Augusta Heritage Center at 304-637-1209.

Full Moon Hike

Full Moon hikes at Cass Scenic Railroad are led hikes designed to encourage visitors to enjoy being outdoors in wintry and spring weather. Meet at the Visitor's Center at Cass, WV at 9:00p.m. There is no charge to participate. Hike guidelines include: • Fee free activity, but limited to 30 participants. • Preregistration is required. Use email link below or call. • Registration will be confirmed by hike leader. • Meet At The Visitor Center • Hike is approximately 3 miles total. • Walk begins from the Visitor Center to MM 79 On The Greenbrier River Trail and back. • Trail is crushed gravel and minimal grade change. • Dress for the weather. Boots or closed toes footwear, socks, layered outerwear is recommended. Oh! headwear and gloves could be handy. • Pack a water or snack. • Photography is permitted, but flash photography is not. We'll need to retain our night vision. • NO FLASHLIGHTS OR HEADLAMPS. Shining a bright flashlight will diminish your night vision for up to 30 minutes, limiting your view of the night sky and wildlife. You can bring a flashlight for the 'just in case' but refrain from shining – we'll let the moon and stars do that! • Participants should be believe they can complete three miles. You can do it! The Full Moon Hike group will remain together for the duration of the walk/hike. Safety first. • Children must be with a parent or guardian at all times. • Well behaved dogs are allowed. Dogs will rely on their human to keep them on leash and under control. • Due to limited participation (30), large groups (10 or more people) desiring to participate should contact the leader, email below. • Use Full Moon Hike miles as some of the miles hiking if you are enrolled in the WV State Park Hiking Program.

Beats on the Basin: The Gin Blossoms

Ever wanted to go to sleep and wake up back in 1995? Yeah, we have too, and we figured what better way to do that than by hosting the one and only 1990s favorite pop rock sensations, the Gin Blossoms. Go ahead and crimp your hair and break out the JNCO jeans. This is sure to be an epic blast from the past.

Imperial Woman: Celebrating Pearl S. Buck

Davis & Elkins College will host “Imperial Woman Celebrating Pearl S. Buck” with events for all ages throughout the day Saturday, July 8 at historic Graceland Inn and other locations on campus. Activities and times are: 11 a.m., tours of Graceland, free; 11a.m. - 2 p.m., lunch on the veranda soup and sandwich buffet, $12, tickets at door, Graceland; 2-3 p.m., tours of Pearl S. Buck Room and library collections, free, Booth Library/Liberal Arts Hall; 2-3:30 p.m., children’s activities: kite-making, readings and more, free, Graceland front lawn; 3 p.m., ice cream social, free, library bridge; 4 p.m., presentation: My Mother’s House in Hillsboro, W.Va. by Phyllis Lubin-Tyler, free with dinner ticket or donation to Birthplace Fund, Graceland; 5:15 p.m., dinner events begin, beverages and hors d’oeuvres, included in dinner ticket; 6 p.m., formal four-course dinner with Pearl Buck’s Oriental Cookbook recipes, tickets required, $35 per person, beverages extra, Graceland; 7:30 p.m., A Visit with Pearl S. Buck with Karen Vuranch, free for dinner ticket holders only, Graceland. For reservations and additional information, call 304-637-1600 or visit www.gracelandinn.com.

The 51st Annual Pioneer Days

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.

4th of July in Petersburg

"A Tribute to Elvis" by William Stiles at the Landes Arts Center. Sponsored by the City of Petersburg. Tickets available at: City of Petersburg Office Judy's Drug Store Grant County Parks and Recreation Office Tickets: $12.00 Tuesday, Jul 4, 2017 Where: Petersburg City Park and Tri-County Fairgrounds Tuesday at City Park enjoy a car show, flag ceremony, Inflatables for kids, Pony Rides, Horseshoe Contest and Free Swim starting at 1pm at the City Pool. See our website for a full lineup of activities and entertainment for the 4th of July! www.visitgrantcounty.com

“A Tribute to Elvis”-William Stiles

"Just close your eyes and you will think you are listening to Elvis!!" A young man with the looks and moves of the 1960's Elvis!! A Semi-Finalist of the World Championship "Tribute To Elvis Contest!!" A proud owner of 11 authentic reproductions of Elvis jumpsuits & stage costumes!!

WVU Mountaineer Family Camp

Mountaineer families are one of a kind, so their camps should be too. The kids can bounce from one activity to the next while their WVU alumni parents partake in some adventuring of their own. Because, after all, the family that bikes, hikes, swims, eats and adventures together, selfies together.

Beats on the Basin: The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers

The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers draw freely from old-time, bluegrass, country, jazz, rockabilly and swing styles to create their tight, high-energy string band music. Well-crafted original songs with emotional depth, masterful picking, and resonant vocal harmonies combine to forge new territories and a fresh take on Appalachian Americana music.

Community Appreciation Days

In case we don’t say it enough, Thank you! Thank you to the community that has helped make Snowshoe such a special place to live, work and play. To show our appreciation, residents of Pocahontas, Randolph and Webster Counties are invited to enjoy a FREE Summer Fun Pass valid for two whole days.

Beats on the Basin: JJ Lawhorn

J.J. Lawhorn is a singer songwriter whose Country music ambitions have taken him from Virginia to Nashville. His unquestionable southern boy swagger along with his adept ability to express himself through song constructs a live music experience that’s perfect for our little Island in the sky.

All-Day Trip to Petersburg – Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

Your journey begins at Wappocomo Station, situated next to a charming homestead and a sprawling view of the mountains. Enjoy the sounds of vintage diesels as they lead you through beautiful pastures and farms dating back to the 1700s. As you wind along the South Branch of the Potomac River, you’ll enter a visually-striking gorge known as The Trough. One of the most scenic spots along the South Branch, The Trough is home to American bald eagles. Train departs at 10 a.m.; takes 3 hours to get to Petersburg, where you'll have a layover of about 2 hours; then return to Romney at 6 p.m. Total trip is 8 hours.

GNCC Motorcycle & ATV Racing Series

The toughest, most spectacular and most unique race on the whole GNCC tour, the race is set in the upscale ski village at Snowshoe, West Virginia’s largest ski resort. The soil of Snowshoe is a black loamy dirt that is absolutely incredible in the dry spots, then sticky and nasty when it's wet. Couple that with the rocks, roots, and everything else and it's no wonder why Snowshoe is so tough. In the tradition of the old Blackwater, which was known as “America's Toughest Race,” the Snowshoe GNCC is the ultimate test for a cross-country racer. Luckily, the course also features a few miles of open ski slopes which offer a much-needed rest. The surroundings are not only several steps above the typical GNCC course, they’re also plusher than many luxury resorts. The array of hotels, shops and restaurants provide plenty of entertainment off the race track, and the facility also hosts an amazing golf course and some of the best mountain bike trails in the country. But once the riders are on the course, everything beautiful disappears. A few miles of the course make up simply the roughest, toughest section of GNCC track you’ll see all year. Deep mud bogs, massive tree roots and hills going both up, and down, are enough to stop almost everyone, and if not for the help of the ever determined Howard's Hole “mud fleas” (GNCC fans) some sections may not be passable at all.

Little Levels Heritage Fair

The Little Levels Heritage Fair honors the achievements of members of the Little Levels community and celebrates the birthday of Pearl S. Buck. The event showcases local musicians, artisans, and local vendors. Living History ~ Traditional Music Arts & Crafts ~ Grand Parade Old Fashioned Pig Roast Pearl S. Buck Birthday Celebration

Father’s Day Trough Trip – Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

Enjoy a 3-hour round-trip from Romney to Sycamore Bridge. Travel along along the South Branch of the Potomac River through the Trough, a steep narrow gorge where American bald eagles nest.

Father’s Day Picnic at Whittaker

Show dad how much you care with a great scenic train ride and a cookout lunch at beautiful Whittaker Station!

The Allegheny Echoes Summer Workshops

Allegheny Echoes is the concept of a group of West Virginia musicians and writers who wish to promote, support, preserve, and teach their own art without distracting influences. Their goal is to provide an accurate representation of West Virginia art that is not packaged and altered to appeal to a specific market. There is a strong emphasis placed on West Virginia tradition with an overall look toward the embracing Appalachian culture. The Summer Workshops offer a chance for students of all ages and abilities to come together to learn, appreciate, and enjoy our West Virginia ways.

Beats on the Basin: The Floorboards

The Floorboards are an Appalachian roots rock ensemble hailing from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Known for marrying rock and roll and country roots with the sights and sounds of Southern Mountain towns, the Floorboards have quickly become a staple in the roots music scene and are branching out with purpose.

Potomac Eagle Rail Fest

SPEND FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND AT POTOMAC EAGLE RAIL FEST On Saturday and Sunday, June 17-18, 2017, Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad will host Potomac Eagle Rail Fest. The festival will run 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days with several railroad-related activities for all ages at Wappocomo Station, 1 ½ miles north of Romney, West Virginia on WV28. In addition to the regularly-scheduled 3-hour Trough Trips at 1 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, there will be 45-minute express trips with Lehigh Valley 126 steam engine. These trips will be offered at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. both days. Tickets are $20 for adults and seniors, $10 for children, and will be available for purchase during the festival. Lehigh Valley Coal Company #126, a.k.a. “Sadie," is an 0-6-0T saddle tank engine, built by Vulcan Iron Works for the Lehigh Valley Coal Company and put into service May 1931. It burns coal 1500-3000 degrees to heat the 1250 gallons of water stored in the saddle tank into steam. The steam flows down to the piston cylinders and turns the actuating rods which turn the wheels. The Gramling Locomotive Works travel to scenic railroads and museums across the country with their steam engines. Several free activities and exhibits will be offered throughout the weekend as well. There will be speeders on display. A speeder is a maintenance of way motorized vehicle formerly used on railroads by track inspectors and work crews to move quickly to and from work sites. Although it is slow compared to a train or car, it is called speeder because it is faster than a human-powered vehicle such as a handcar. Hocking Valley Scenic Railway will have a handcar on display as well. Operation Lifesaver will have a booth about railroad safety with activity books and engineer hats for kids. Operation Lifesaver is a nonprofit public safety education and awareness organization dedicated to reducing collisions, fatalities and injuries at highway-rail crossings and trespassing on or near railroad tracks. Operation Lifesaver's network of authorized volunteer speakers and trained instructors offer free rail safety education programs in all fifty states. They speak to school groups, driver education classes, community audiences, professional drivers, law enforcement officers, and emergency responders. Their programs are co-sponsored by federal, state and local government agencies, highway safety organizations and America's railroads. Operation Lifesaver promotes the three E's—education, enforcement and engineering—to keep people safe around the tracks and railway crossings within our communities. The West Virginia Railroad Museum will be at Rail Fest to promote the essence and spirit of West Virginia's railroad heritage. The purpose of the West Virginia Railroad Museum, Inc. is to be a cultural resource dedicated to educating visitors and the community about West Virginia's railroad history. Their mission is accomplished through the collection, preservation and interpretation of significant locomotives, rolling stock, artifacts, photographs and memorabilia directly related to railroads and railroading in West Virginia. In addition to static exhibits, select pieces of equipment in the collection are restored and operated throughout the year to demonstrate steam, gasoline, and diesel technology and provide visitors with a first-hand experience of our railroad history through the sights, sounds, and sensations of a train ride. WVRM is located in the historic Darden Mill on the former Western Maryland Railway yard in Elkins, West Virginia. Accompanying the WVRM is Ed Griesel, who will present hobo history to guests. He is one of many WVRM members who possess an array of talents. Despite his never having “lived the life of the hobo”, he is a bonafide member of the hobo “society” and is keeping the history of the hobo alive as are few others. “Old Ed,” the moniker given him by a very special hobo friend, speaks to groups of all ages but his favorite audiences are young people. He keeps his audiences, whether young or old, engaged by asking questions. The Community Model Railroad Club of Frostburg, Maryland will have a 4’ x 8’ layout on display, Christmas train set raffle, and various items for sale. They will hand out free catalogs and their Christmas Open House schedule. On Saturday, June 17, the Queen City Antique Automobile Club of America will host a car show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dash plaques and trophies will be given out. The car show is in memory of Harry “Buddy” Hartman, who was an avid car club member and railroad fan. On Sunday, June 18, the West Virginia Raptor Rehabilitation Center will host a bald eagle presentation from Noon to 2 p.m. The WVRRC rehabilitate and release injured and orphaned birds of prey and to provide environmental education programs to the public for the benefit of all living things. The WVRRC’s permanent residents assist their volunteer presenters in fun and informative programs about the value of raptors in the environment and the important work being done at the Center. Their presentation will include a juvenile bald eagle. For more information or reservations, visit potomaceagle.info, follow Potomac Eagle on Facebook, or call 304-424-0736.

2017 Kindred Spirits Fest

Look for local fine artists, and new music groups showing their works and performances with a lineup of entertainment from blue grass to southern rock.

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.

CCC Reunion and History

A day to pay tribute to the incredible work and legacy left by the Civilian Conservation Corp. Call for details.

Space Race Rumpus

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.

WANDERLUST Yoga Festival

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.

Snowshoe Foundation Golf Tournament

The annual Snowshoe Foundation Golf Tournament tees off at the beautiful Raven Golf Club where scenic vistas meet challenging holes. The best part: even if you don’t win the game, you’ll contribute to improving quality of life in the region by supporting health, human services, education, recreation, the arts, culture and environmental programs.

“Ride the Rails to Ridgedale”

Tour the Home of George W. Washington along the South Branch of the Potomac River Board the POTOMAC EAGLE TRAIN at Wappacomo Station, Romney, WV at 12:30 pm. Re-enactors + Entertainment on the train + Box Lunches + Encampment Ticket Price: $35.00 Tickets Available at: Anderson’s Corner Information: call 304-822-4285; or email: [email protected], or 304-788-0903

Ladies for Liberty

The Ladies for Liberty revive the great music of the 1940's and Word War II era in the style of the Andrews Sisters. Through their own rendition of vocals, costumes, hairstyles and the spirit of patriotism reminiscent of the 1940's, that period is remembered and celebrated by the Ladies of Liberty as “When America was at its finest.” The Ladies have performed for a number of national and international air shows, World War II reunions, dinner theaters, variety shows, hangar parties, aircraft museums military functions and Ceremonies, parades, television appearances, radio broadcasts, and any other events having a patriotic flavor. The Ladies for Liberty are very popular for their precision-timed, acappella rendition of the National Anthem that has become their trademark at open-air shows across the country.

All-Day Trip to Petersburg – Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

Your journey begins at Wappocomo Station, situated next to a charming homestead and a sprawling view of the mountains. Enjoy the sounds of vintage diesels as they lead you through beautiful pastures and farms dating back to the 1700s. As you wind along the South Branch of the Potomac River, you’ll enter a visually-striking gorge known as The Trough. One of the most scenic spots along the South Branch, The Trough is home to American bald eagles. Train departs at 10 a.m.; takes 3 hours to get to Petersburg, where you'll have a layover of about 2 hours; then return to Romney at 6 p.m. Total trip is 8 hours.

Cemetery Preservation Workshop

Explore the historic Beverly cemetery and learn about how to clean and care for old gravestones. Pre-registration preferred. Historic Beverly. Small town. . . big history!

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, [email protected] Steve McBride- 859-421-4220, [email protected]

Memorial Day Celebration

Here comes the sun! Join us as we greet another season of mountain adventuring with great specials, parties and the smooth sounds of the Morgan Wade Band.