Join 'America's Largest Small-Town Independence Celebration.' A full day includes the Little Patriots Hour with superheroes, Firecracker 2-Miler Race, and Grand Parade. Free concerts include the Ladies for Liberty Andrews Sisters tribute), Parrots of the Caribbean (Jimmy Buffet tribute), and Dwight Icenhower (Elvis tribute). The free show is capped by the 10 p.m. fabulous fireworks.
The free show on the lawn of the Jackson County Courthouse begins with festival favorite Phil Dirt & The Dozers. Funnyman Bil Lepp is next on stage followed by Surf's Up, a tribute to The Beach Boys.
Christian rock award-winner Zach Williams is the headliner for the annual U-Turn concert. The free event is on the lawn of the Jackson County Courthouse in Ripley.
A free outdoor concert on the lawn of the Jackson County Courthouse features patriotic marches, Broadway tunes and movie hits.
Making their Ripley debut is The Kanawha Kordsmen. The group has been specializing in the barbershop-style music for more than 40 years. The Kordsmen represent the Greater Kanawha Valley Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. More than two dozen voices will join for a free outdoor concert on the lawn of the Jackson County Courthouse Square in Ripley.
"Gallows" is a new dramatized documentary about the last public execution in West Virginia. John F. Morgan was convicted in 1897 of using a hatchet to murder three family members. He was hanged in front of a crowd of 5,000 spectators in Ripley. The incident was described in a 1965 bluegrass song by Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs.
Glenville State College's Bluegrass Band will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 24 in the historic Alpine Theatre. Seating is limited to 120.
American author and humorist Mark Twain will be portrayed by Doug Riley of Tunnelton as part of the West Virginia Humanities Council's History Alive program. The pen name for Samuel Clemens, Twain is known for works such as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Ironically, he died April 21, 1910. The free performance is in the historic Alpine Theatre, 210 W. Main Street in downtown Ripley.
Celebrate the life of American author and humorist Samuel L. Clemens on the anniversary of his death in 1910. Doug Riley portrays "Mark Twain" in Ripley's historic Alpine Theatre, 210 W. Main Street in Ripley. The performance is through the WV Humanities Council's History Alive!
This 4th annual event is hosted by the Jackson County Public Library at the corner of Church & North streets in downtown Ripley. Activities include role play games, crafts, costume contests and Jedi Training Camp. Call 304-372-5343 for details.
Spend April Fool's Eve in the historic Alpine Theatre with champion liars James Froemel of Morgantown, Ian Nolte of Huntington and Jacob Hall of Charleston. Call 304-514-2609 for details.
Make a gift for someone special or perhaps a decorative item for the home. Choose from holiday baskets, wood carving, stained glass, wood turning, or dulcimer. Call 877-426-8056 for details.
Nine craft workshops are available at Cedar Lakes Conference Center, near Ripley. Topics are Fiddle, tin smithing, creative writing, bread making, wood turning, quilting, stained glass, watercolors, and basketry. Call 877-426-8056 to register.
Choose from eight topics at Cedar Lakes Conference, near Ripley. Basketry, primitive rug hooking, blacksmithing, quilting, stained glass, watercolors, dulcimer, and wood turning are offered.
Choose from 10 workshop topics at Cedar Lakes Conference Center, near Ripley. Topics are blacksmithing, photography, wood turning, quilting, stained glass, woodcarving, watercolors, basketry, nature printing and playing the fiddle. Call 877-426-8056 for details.
Choose from seven craft workshops at Cedar Lakes Conference Center, near Ripley. Basketry, dulcimer, quilting, wood turning, watercolors, stained glass, and creative writing are available. Call 877-426-8056 to register.
Choose from eight class workshops. Basketry, wood turning, photography, quilting, nature printing, watercolors, marquetry & parquetry are offered. Register at 877-426-8056.
Make a gift for someone special or a decorative item for your home. Workshop topics are painting, stained glass, wood turning, photography, and playing the bowed psaltery. Call 304-372-7860 for information.
Workshops in the craft house are stained glass, basketry, painting, wood turning, and dulcimer. Call 304-372-7860 for registration details.
Ten craft workshops are offered. Topics are basketry, quilting, fly fishing, wood turning, creative writing, watercolors, woodcarving, blacksmithing, stained glass and playing the bowed psaltery. Call 877-426-8056 for details.
Artisans are offering workshops about basketry, quilting, stained glass, woodcarving, watercolors, wood turning, blacksmithing and playing the dulcimer. Call 877-426-8056 for details.
This week-long workshop features three talented instructors. Judy Lilly will focus on covered bridge quilts. Log cabin quilts are taught
Learn from master fiddle player Dave Bing. The workshop is for intermediate and advanced players. Call 304-372-7860 for information.
Six craft options are available for this weekend getaway. Choose from basketry, beading, painting, wood turning, penny rugs or playing the ukulele. Call 304-372-7860 for details.
Master potter Bill van Gilder of Maryland is leading the 39th annual Potter’s Gathering at Cedar Lakes Conference Center, near
A informative weekend getaway is planned at Cedar Lakes Conference Center in Ripley. Learn basketry, wood turning, stained glass, wool felting and psaltery playing from professional instructors. Call 304-372-7860 for information.
Have a “sweet” time during Ripley’s 12th annual Chocolate Festival. It begins with a 10 a.m. parade through downtown Ripley
A tradition since West Virginia's Centennial of 1963, this event is known as "The Granddaddy of Art & Craft Fairs." The 4-day Fair features more than 100 artisans, music, food and culture in five villages that made early Appalachia special: Celtic, Italian, German, Swiss, and The Americas.
Storyteller Susanna "Granny Sue" Holstein and guitarist Jeff Seager share the origins of Christmas carols. Many were brought to America from 'the old country.'
More than 35,000 West Virginians served combat duty in Vietnam. Five of them are featured in this 1-hour documentary produced by WV Public Television. Admission is free. Donations are accepted for the Jackson County Hunting Heroes program.
Storyteller Granny Sue leads the "Do You Believe?" ghost walk, a 1-mile stroll through downtown Ripley. The lantern tour features tales of local history such as WV's last public hanging and the tragic death of the town's namesake, Harry Ripley. Walks begin at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. from the Jackson County Courthouse. Call 304-514-2609 to register.
"And Then There Were None" is on stage in Ripley's historic Alpine Theatre. The 3-act murder mystery is presented by The Jackson County Players. A 2 p.m. Sunday matinee also is available.
Ripley's 10 a.m. parade from the high school to the Jackson County Courthouse features the 400-member Military Honor March and two large parade balloons. The 11 a.m. ceremony on the courthouse lawn includes patriotic selections by West Virginia's Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr.
West Virginia's "Ambassador of Music" Dick McVey is leading this session in the historic Alpine Theatre. He is a 30-year veteran on the Nashville scene as an entertainer, producer and publicist. The event is hosted by the Jackson County School of Music. Contact Laurie Shultis on Facebook for information.
Several workshops geared for beginners are available near Ripley. Learn fiber stools with Dallas Skeen, dulcimer with Martha Turley, wool felting with Debbie Martzel, photography with Ron Gaskins, blacksmithing with Cody Fields, and stained glass with Troy Knight.
The art of pastel painting is taught by Vivian Ripley and blacksmithing with Cody Fields are offered near Ripley.
A variety of seven workshops are available near Ripley. Learn stained glass with Troy Knight, salt risin' bread with Mary Beth Lind, tinsmithing with Jeff Leister, creative writing with Colleen Anderson, basketry with Debbie Martzel, woodturning with Byron Young, or watercolors with Jerre Watkins.
Five craft workshops are available near Ripley. Learn rug hooking with Diane Kelly, photography with Ron Gaskins, rug hookingwith Byron Young, dulcimer playing with Heidi Muller, and water colors with Jerre Watkins.
A lineup of eight craft workshops is offered at the center near Ripley. Topics are landscape quilting with Judy Lilly, water colors with Jerre Watkins, basketry with Gail Hutchinson, photography with Ron Gaskins, woodcarving with Bob Barris, woodturning with Byron Young, nature printing with John Doughty and playing the bowed psaltery with Tish Westman.
Four week-long craft workshops are offered near Ripley. Learn water colors with Debbie Lester, stained glass with Troy Knight, woodworking with Byron Young, basketry with Debbie Martzel,
Five craft workshops are available. Topics are water colors with Debbie Lester, nature printing with John Doughty, woodcarving with Bob Barris, woodworking with Byron Young, and quilting with Judy Lilly.
Artist Vivian Ripley is leading a week-long workshop on water color techniques.
Heritage crafts in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountain Ranges. Blacksmithing, Stained Glass, Chair Weaving, The Art of Wool Felting, Photography classes offered in a relaxed get away weekend package.
Week-long workshops at beautiful Cedar Lakes Conference Center feature fly fishing, wool art needle felting, blacksmith knife making, woodturning and twig furniture. Call Marsha Humphrey at 304-372-7860 for details.
Alpine Theatre is a 120-seat venue that has been the site of entertainment since the 1930s. Part of the WV Historic Theater Trail, the 80th anniversary celebration includes a special showing of Disney's 1937 classic, "Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs." The show will have 1937 ticket and concession prices and special guests. It is located across from the Jackson County Courthouse at 210 W. Main Street in Ripley.
Super heroes and friends will be in Ripley for this event. Games, crafts, contests and quests will be part of the festivities. Costumes are encouraged.
Weekend workshops on making jewelry, dulcimer playing and fiber weaving are planned. On May 12-14, artist Vivian Ripley offers an acrylic workshop. Contact Marsha Humphrey at email@example.com or 304-372-7860 for details.
Week-long craft workshops are scheduled for stained glass, creative writing, quilting, watercolors, flyfishing and woodworking. For information, call 304-372-7860 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Road Scholar is coming to Cedar Lakes Conference Center in Ripley. Workshop topics include basketry, quilting, stained glass, woodcarving, and woodturning. Contact Marsha Humphrey at 304-372-7860 for information.
The intimate setting of the historic Alpine Theatre is the setting for this concert featuring: P.D. Bird & Friends, Scott Thompson, Ryan Willard and Luke White. Call 304-372-1637 for details.
A season of more than 20 Saturday night racing events is scheduled at I-77 Speedway. The dirt track is located just off Interstate 77, Exit 132 Ripley/Fairplain.
Rhythm in Blue is a 15-piece orchestra of the United States Air Force. The band is presenting a free concert in the 700-seat Ripley High Auditorium.
The 43rd annual show features basket quilts, demonstrations and market area.
Ripley will host the 10th annual WV Chocolate Festival on Saturday, April 8. The chocolate parade in downtown Ripley begins at 11 a.m. Vendors will offer everything chocolate at Ripley Elementary from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Afternoon entertainment will be provided by the bluegrass group The Cossin Brothers and the country sounds of Corey Hager.
Santa has a full day planned in Ripley. It begins with "Race to the Chimney," a 5K race and 1.5 mile fun walk at 10 a.m. to benefit "America's Largest Small Town Independence Day Celebration." The town's annual Christmas parade will follow at 11 a.m. After the parade, the kids may visit with Santa in the historic Alpine Theatre. Main Street Ripley will have it's annual Frosty Snowball Drop with specials from Ripley merchants. Free showings of the popular holiday comedy "Elf" are scheduled in the Alpine Theatre at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
The famous Clydesdale horses will be leading the Veterans Day Parade at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11 in Ripley. The Military Honor March, which includes poster-sized photos of veterans from the Civil War through the current era, is a highlight of the parade. The parade will be followed by a ceremony led by local veteran's organizations at 11 a.m. Former P.O.W. Jessica Lynch is the guest speaker. A patriotic concert will follow from courthouse gazebo.
Take a creepy 1-mile stroll through historic downtown Ripley on the 3rd annual ghost walk. Storyteller Granny Sue and the Jackson County Players theatrical troupe share local legends including the untimely death of the town's namesake, Harry Ripley, and West Virginia's last public hanging in 1897. Walks begin at the Jackson County Courthouse at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21 and Saturday, Oct. 22.
America's Largest Small Town Independence Day Celebration features concerts, gospel sing, carnival, 2-mile race, grand parade and fireworks,