Fayetteville’s Wild Weekend

We want to invite you to come on an adventure with us and discover all of the nature that Fayetteville has to offer. We are celebrating what makes Fayetteville so wild with a nature festival from August 10th through the 12th. From educational programs designed specifically for youngsters and adults to guided hikes in the New River Gorge along with adventure activities. Fayetteville’s Wild Weekend will offer a variety of activities and workshops for all ages and interests. Come and celebrate the features, creatures, and culture that make Fayetteville the unique place that it is. Get up close and personal with the Snakes of West Virginia as Roy Moose kicks off our events Friday. Stay tuned for a full schedule of events from nature paddle boarding tours to salamander talks. Join us for our Foraging Workshop on Sunday. We will have a nature market and educational booths set up at the Fayetteville Convention and Visitors Bureau on August 11th from 9am to 1pm. If you would like information on booth space or on the event, email us at or call 304-574-1500.

Native American Heritage Gathering

This annual two-day event features snakes and raptors, Living History presentations, Red River Drum, dancing and storytelling. There will be food and craft vendors and children’s activities. The North House Museum will open a related exhibit of Native American art and craft. Find us on the grounds of the North House Museum and New River Community and Technical College, also known as Academy Park. Elementary Schools are specially invited on Friday.

Mill Creek Adventure Day

Snakes, fish and birds of prey will be displayed as part of the 2nd annual Mill Creek Adventure Day from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13 on the lawn of the Jackson County Courthouse in Ripley. The free event is co-sponsored by the Friends of Mill Creek and Main Street Ripley.