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Preston County Buckwheat Festival

A four-day festival celebrating the famous buckwheat cakes with food vendors, a carnival, arts and crafts, a car show, food, livestock

Irish Road Bowling – Preston County Buckwheat Festival

Irish Road Bowling consists of a ball made of iron and steel that is heavy enough to pick up speed, yet small enough for any person to handle. Besides the basic rules and terms, all you do is hurl this 28 oz. sized "bowl" with an underhand motion over a 1 to 2 mile country road and see how far it goes! Scored like golf, the fewest number of shots from the start to the finish line wins. Irish Road Bowling is similar to fast pitch softball, except with a running start. It's also like bowling if you had enough room to run 10 or 15 yards. Irish Road Bowling is ideal for young athletes or seniors who are looking to enjoy a scenic walk on a country road, combined with an ancient and exciting, but not overly strenuous, sport! September 30, Preston County Buckwheat Festival, Kingwood, WV www.buckwheatfest.com Sunday 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 Pleasantdale and Greens Run Road, one of the best WVIRBA road courses in WV. Road Master Mark Wilt Cell: (304) 698-6817

Succulent Container Workshop

Create a one-of-a-kind succulent dish garden at Modern Homestead using a wide selection of plant materials. The workshop provides expert instruction and special potting soil mix. Containers and accents are available for purchase.

New Orleans Cozy Dinner

Join us for our monthly dinner based upon Trellis's family recipes from New Orleans. Each menu is thoughtfully planned with consideration of local seasonal ingredients. Limited seating. Starters Wedge Salad Romaine, Croutons, pecorino Romano and Garlic-Anchovy Dressing Country Gumbo (+$5) served with Rice Petit Crab Cakes (+$7) Pair served with Creole Meunière Sauce Entree CAJUN BLACKEN CHICKEN Breast dusted with Creole Seasonings served with Popcorn Rice and Farm Vegetables Vegetarian Entree: Basil Pesto with Wild Mushrooms Dessert Classic Bread Pudding topped with Rum Sauce $40.00 per person. $15 kids under 12. Vegetarian option available upon request. To make a reservation, call 304-864-4333 or OpenTable.com

4th of July Old Fashioned Day in the Park

All day activities including antique tractor and car displays, crafts & vendors, children's games, flea market, live entertainment, food & much, much more

Goat Gallop 5K Walk/Run

Enjoy historic Arthurdale dotted with 1930’s New Deal homes and run with the friendly goats! Visit an original homestead, pet the goats, and join us in celebrating homestead life. Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome. All ages welcome with parental permission. All paces welcome in the 5K, there will be an untimed 1-mile Kid’s Race that will start a few minutes after the 5K. Join us after the race for other family fun activities including playing with the goats, games for kids, and much more. Healthy snacks and refreshments to recharge your body will be provided. Visit the race website-goatgallop5k.wordpress.com for more information. Register online at https://runsignup.com/Race/WV/Arthurdale/goatgallop5k or stop by the office to register in person. Pre-registration is now open!

Arthurdale Heritage Goat Gallop 5K

Enjoy Arthurdale’s charming historic district dotted with original New Deal homes & gallop past the friendly goats! Visit the historic grounds, play with the goats, & join us in celebrating homestead life. Participants under 10 must have parental permission. Strollers & wheelchairs welcome. -Goat Gallop 5k Run / Walk - $20 if registered before June 1, $25 after June 1 and on race day. Pre-registration guarantees race t-shirt! - Kids Run- $3 registration fee.

11th Annual River City Festival of the Arts

Jazz, opera, instrumental & choral music, art, pottery & photography exhibits, living history portrayals, patriotic dinner, poetry and theater. Tickets available at the door. Program subject to change. Hours: 9am on 5/25/18; 10am on 5/26/18; 2:30pm on 5/27/18; Noon on 5/28/18

PADLZ Canoe & Kayak Rentals-Opening Weekend

Opening weekend 2018! Come join the fun out on the water! All ages and skill levels welcome! We at Padlz Canoe & Kayak Rentals pride ourselves in customer service providing fast, courteous and inexpensive rental services. We are a family-owned, family (and dog) friendly place! We offer sit on top kayak and canoe rentals on the Bruceton Mills Lake – the body of water located above the dam. All skill levels and ages welcome on this flat water, scenic, fishing section of the Big Sandy River.

The Handcrafted Cooperative

The Handcrafted Cooperative provides a seasonal handmade retail journey for a community of intentional shoppers in pursuit of well-made, unique items from the most talented independent makers in our area

Mary Poppins

The Morgantown High School Thespian Troupe #27 presents Mary Poppins at the Metropolitan Theatre. MHS students get in free with finger scan. Don’t miss this popular musical. April 19, 20 @ 7:00 pm April 21 @ 12:00 pm April 22 @ 2:00 pm

Tour the Historic Home of George Bird Evans

The Old Hemlock Foundation will open the historic home of George Bird Evans and his wife, Kay Evans, to public tours. The 1782 deeded property is on the National Register of Historic Places. The log home was built in circa 1815. The tours will tell about lives of George and Kay. This tale of love of mountains, art, music, fine writing and English Setters will share about George as an artist, author of mysteries and upland hunting, and breeding the Old Hemlock Line of English Setters. We have two public tours per year. All other visits are by appointment. There are approximately three miles of trails Old Hemlock. Visitors are welcome to use them just by dropping an email to [email protected] so we know you are on the property.

Chestnut Festival

The American Chestnut dominated the Appalachian Forests, boasting heights of over 100 feet and accounting for 1 in every 4 forest trees... Until a deadly blight discovered in 1904 in New York State put an abrupt end to this story, destroying nearly every American Chestnut in site. Mark the date on your calendar, Sunday 8 October 2017, Columbus Day Weekend, and plan to attend West Virginia’s newest Festival, held in Rowlesburg, WV, along the “big bend of the scenic Cheat River.” If the previous years are an indication of what to expect, then it will be a real treat for all of you nature lovers – come and celebrate the great Appalachian heritage of bygone years when 40% of our forests were covered with American Chestnut Trees, commonly known as the “Redwoods of the East.” The theme of the Chestnut Festival is, “Honoring the research scientists and the heritage of our former ‘giant’ hardwood tree, the Great American Chestnut Tree.” Research scientists are dedicated to restoring hybrid American Chestnut Trees to their former native habitat, which once dominated the hills of the 16 Appalachian States from Maine to Georgia. Park activities are planned for all ages and for all types of interest. They will take place in the Scenic Rowlesburg Park by the Cheat River, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Activities include, sampling and/or purchasing delicious chestnuts roasted on an open fire; chestnut vendors and other vendors selling their crafts and wares, including jarred chestnuts in honey; purchasing of various chestnut sapling trees for planting; networking with chestnut researchers. Food and beverages will be available at the Park Concession Stand.

Preston County Buckwheat Festival Irish Road Bowling

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.

McKee Sky Ranch All Brand Motorcycle Event

All Brands Motorcycle Event held at McKee Sky Ranch in Terra Alta, WV (Preston County). Activities include a swap meet, vintage bike display, dual sport ride, adventure ride, road ride, field meet, and AHRMA racing. See the website at www.mckeeskyranch.com and likes us on Facebook for details. Cost is $10.00 a day or all 4 days $30.00.

Aurora Project Community Sing Along

Rediscover the fun and fellowship of group singing! Join us for a community sing featuring folk songs, camp songs, traditional favorites, hymns and more. No talent or training necessary: just a love of old songs!

Deep Roots Mountain Revival 2017

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!

New Deal Festival

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.

Arthurdale Heritage Goat Gallop 5K

Gallop through history with homestead goats! Run, walk, or roll through Arthurdale's beautiful historic district dotted with original New Deal homesteads--and gallop past the homestead goats! Visit the historic grounds, run and play with our goats, and join us to celebrate the homestead life with the whole family. Join us after the races for other fun family activities including playing with the goats, games for kids, and much more. Healthy snacks and refreshments to recharge your body will be provided. Pre-registration rate--$20--available through June 3; registration is $25 after June 3 until race day. Pre-registration guarantees an event t-shirt.

Cheat River Festival

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.

Cabin Fever Craft Show

Celebrate Spring’s arrival with the Cabin Fever Craft Show featuring local artisans and their handmade goods. Visit historic Arthurdale’s Center Hall on Saturday March 25 to shake the winter blues and shop locally made treasures. From ceramics, sewing, and baskets to ironwork, knives, and leatherwork, everything is local and handmade. While you're here, explore the Arthurdale Craft Shop and browse the new inventory. Food will be available including local favorites, Sloppy Joes and potato soup. Follow the Facebook event to see updates and more from the visiting artists.

Frostburn 2017

Frostburn is a regional event that brings Burning Man’s desert to the winter tundra—-A music & arts festival, filled with music, art, fire, dancing, food & all manner of cold weather fun. To purchase tickets and for more information go to www.frostburn.org and we look forward to seeing you on the tundra! Directions: (From WV 7 East) Turn left onto Depot Way/East Street (0.2 miles) Continue onto Herring Way (1.7 miles) Turn Left onto Sunny Hill Road (no street sign, follow Frostburn sign) (1.2 miles) Slight Right onto Nuce Road (.2 miles) Turn Left onto Green RunLong Hollow Road (0.25 miles) Turn Right into site (0.2 miles) Turn Right and drive up to check in.

West Virginia Chestnut Festival

Enjoy an Appalachian Chestnut Festival in Rowlesburg, WV, “the little town on the scenic Cheat River!” Honoring the heritage of our Great American Chestnut Tree & the research scientists dedicated to restoring them back to their natural forest habitat. Start your day with a Continental Breakfast – 10:30 to noon – In the River City Café. Meet friends and Distinguished Guests, including Lisa Thomson, President and CEO, The American Chestnut Foundation. Szilagyi Creative Arts Center (10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) West Virginia Chapter Meeting, Chestnut Scientific Program, and Permanent Exhibits! Gala Chestnut Dinner Banquet with chestnut-flavored dishes ! 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m Vendors Welcome: Contact Ellie at [email protected] To reserve banquet dinner tickets: Contact Shirley at, [email protected], or (304) 329-1240. For information contact: Shirley at [email protected]

Buckwheat Festival

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

Cooper’s Rock Stump Jump

Hop some rocks and jump some stumps at the third annual Coopers Rock Stump Jump! 10K Trail Run. Celebrate the start of fall at Coopers Rock State Forest as trail runners tackle a beautiful and challenging 6.2-mile foot tour or our favorite local forest. Early bird registration until August 19th. Register online at coopersrock.org.