Started in 1985, the Mountain Color Arts Show has grown to showcase local talent, as well as talent from the surrounding counties and states. This is a FREE event to all spectators. The viewing hours are: Sun: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.; Mon-Fri:5 p.m. - 8 p.m.; Sat: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. There will also be a Heritage Display during the Saturday hours, where artists and crafters will be demonstrating their talents. For information on how to entry guidelines and show dates, visit www.richwoodchamberofcommerce.org/InformationalLinks/Mountain%20Color%20Art%20Festival.html.
July 8, 2018 will bring the 33rd Anniversary of Richwood's Scenic Mountain Triathlon! Come join in a weekend of fun and excitement as we play host to West Virginia's oldest triathlon. Started in 1985, this event has become a favorite of triathletes and spectators alike. The entire race is held in the Monongahela National Forest (under special use permit). The race starts with a 1/2 mile swim in chilly Summit Lake, followed by a 17.1 mile bike ride over 3 Kennison Mountain (elevation of 3,988 feet) to the Cranberry Mountain Nature Center. The race concludes with a 6.2 mile run down to the Cranberry Glades and back to the Cranberry Mountain Nature Center to the finish line. Other activities include a Saturday packet pick-up and social from 3 p.m. - 7p.m. at the Chamber Office in Richwood and a post-race cookout at the finish line at the Nature Center on Sunday. Awards are given for numerous age groups, sexes and teams. Each athlete receives a free t-shirt and eats for free at the cookout. (Spectators are encouraged to eat for a small donation.) This is a spectator-friendly race with lots of food and fun for everyone.
The “granddaddy of all Appalachian ramp feeds,” Richwood’s “Feast of the Ramson,” will be held Saturday, April 21. The 2018 version is the 80th anniversary of the very first public ramp feed held in this, the “ramp capital of the world.” In addition to a traditional menu of ham, bacon, potatoes, brown beans, and cornbread, the pleasing aroma of sassafras tea will challenge the somewhat pungent, distinctive odor of the delicious piece de resistance of this meal. Ramps, a wild mountain herb known for “smelling bad,” grows abundantly in the woody areas surrounding Richwood. The odor remains on the breath of the partaker for many hours after indulging. To ramp lovers, this smell is equal to the finest perfume. In addition to the meal which will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cherry River Elementary School, a huge Arts and Crafts Show will begin at 10 a.m. and run through 4:00 p.m. in the heart of Richwood at the Richwood Fire Station, City Hall and Richwood Public Library. Special free entertainment will be performed in both locations throughout the day. Tickets for the express service line may be purchased in advance prior to April 20 through the Richwood Area Chamber of Commerce, 38 Edgewood Avenue, Richwood, WV 26261. Include appropriate payment and a self-addressed stamped envelope. Cost is $13.00 for adults and $6.00 for children. At the door cost is $15.00 and $7.00. For more information, visit www.richwoodchamberofcommerce.org, or phone 304-846-6790.
Come join in a weekend of fun and excitement as we play host to West Virginia's oldest triathlon. Since 1985 this event has become a favorite of triathletes and spectators alike. The entire race is held in the Monongahela National Forest (under special use permit). The race starts with a .5 mile swim in chilly Summit Lake. Next is a 17.1 mile bike ride over 3 Kennison Mountain (elevation of 3,988 feet) to the Cranberry Mountain Nature Center. The race concludes with a 6.2 mile run down to the Cranberry Glades and back to the Cranberry Mountain Nature Center to the finish line. Triathletes also have a Saturday packet pick-up and social from 3-7:00 p.m. at the Chamber Office in Richwood. On Sunday there will be a post-race cookout at the finish line at the Nature Center. While the cookout is free for the athletes we welcome spectators to join us for a small donation. (Packets can also be picked up the morning of the race.) This is a spectator-friendly race with lots of food and fun for everyone. Each athlete receives a free t-shirt and awards are given for numerous age groups, genders and teams. The event is organized by the Richwood Area Chamber of Commerce and various sponsors. To register for this event, go to our website www.richwoodchamberofcommerce.org/ScenicMountainTriathlon/ScenicMountainTriathlon.html or visit www.tristateracer.com and lookup "Scenic Mountain Triathlon".
The Richwood Area Chamber of Commerce will hold it's Fall Banquet Thursday, Nov. 9, in the Richwood Alumni Hall. Our guest speaker will be Chelsea Ruby, Tourism Director. Contact the Richwood Chamber at 846-6790 to purchase tickets in advance. Reception at 6:15 followed by dinner at 6:45. Tickets in advance: $20. At the door: $25. Dinner is buffet style with: Caramelized Pork Loin with a side of Autumn Fruit Chutney Autumn Vegetable Lasagna Roasted Harvest Vegetables House salad Homemade Focaccia bread Homemade Pumpkin Pie Autumn Infused Water, Sweet Tea and coffee. Pay online at: paypal.me/RichwoodChamber (There will be a $1 fee charged by Pay Pal
Browse the storefronts along Richwood's Historic Main Street at our annual Hometown Holiday Marketplace on Saturday, December 9th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. It will be a full day of shopping the store fronts filled with artisans and crafter's selling unique handmade items – along with music, food, and Santa Claus!
The Feast of the Ramson celebrates its 79th year in 2017 with a ramp dinner, entertainment and a huge craft show. Please check our web site for details, brochure, crafters application, etc. Hours: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.