Defend and Protect: Arming America’s Soldiers

Special exhibits and programs highlight the establishment and technology of the Harpers Ferry Armory.


September 30th from 4 PM – 9 PM. All proceeds will go directly back into Charleston’s West Side for programs, public art, and other community and economic revitalization projects. In its tenth year, OktoberWest is West Virginia’s largest traditional German Octoberfest and among the largest craft beer festivals in the state. It’s all about the craft brews, local foods, and live tunes! Ticket Info (On Sale August 1st): General Admission – $35 (Includes six 12 oz. beer tickets and access to the OktoberWest concert series) Nondrinker – $20 (Designated drivers or attendees 13-20. Includes access to the OktoberWest concert series) Children’s Ticket – $10 (Children 12 and under. Includes access to the American Billiards Kids’ Zone and OktoberWest concert series)

Winter Wonder Weekend – North Bend State Park

It's full steam ahead to North Bend State Park and Winter Wonder Weekend 2017! Your stop is just the ticket for winter activities like sleigh riding (weather permitting), winter hikes, tours of the local area, programs, crafts and entertainment. Bill Beatty of Wellsburg, WV, is returning to provide an entertaining and informative program Friday evening that you won’t want to miss. The presentation will be followed by an ice cream social by the fireplace and performance by Stepping Stone Band. Saturday activities will include hikes, crafts, bingo, and door prizes along with more entertaining speakers and refreshments. Courtesy of Cal and Sharon Malcom, the weekend will include a display of “Railways in Ritchie County”, a miniature circus with operating model trains, including trains representing the narrow-gauge trains that operated in Ritchie County. Whether you long for bygone days of hearing that lonesome whistle blow or are passionate about trains and their history in the North Bend area, by making North Bend State Park your whistle-stop, you will find Winter Wonder Weekend to loaded with entertaining and informative experiences for all ages! Oh! and if there is Snow! Winter Wonder Weekend becomes an extra special weekend! Winter Wonder Express The link provides pricing and all activities planned.