Taste of Bridge Day
For 17 years, Oak Hill and Fayetteville, now merged as Canyon Rim Rotary Club, has organized the annual Taste Of Bridge
Active Southern WV Family Triathlon – Summersville Lake
Participants can compete as an individual or as a team. All members of the team need to complete each leg. Racers will have a 1.2 mile run, 2 mile bicycle ride, and a 1 mile paddle leaving and returning from the beach. There are hills to climb and gravel roads. Participants are to bring all their own equipment and the course is appropriate for ages 9 and up.
Gritty Chix Mud Run
Gritty Chix Mud Run is the largest mud run in West Virginia and a great weekend with the girls! Get
Princeton Rays’ Opening Day
Watch the Princeton Rays’ take on the Bristol Pirates for the 2017 home opener at H. P. Hunnicutt Field.
Bluefield Blue Jays Season Opener
Watch the Blue Jays as they battle the Burlington Royals in the first home game of the season at Bowen Field.
Nashville Bluegrass Band at Chuck Mathena Center
With two Grammy Award-winning albums and two Entertainer of the Year honors from the International Bluegrass Music Association and four time IBMA Vocal Group of the Year, the Nashville Bluegrass Band is no stranger to acclaim from critics and fans alike. The legendary band takes the stage at the Chuck Mathena Center on Friday, June 23 at 7pm. Tickets are on sale now and are $25.00. Purchase tickets online at www.chuckmathenacenter.org, by calling 304 425-5128 or come on by the Box Office at 2 Stafford Commons in Princeton. Enjoy the pre-show dinner at CMC catered by the Big Whiskey BBQ Company! The dinner is at 5pm. This is going to be a Lone Star BBQ Feast including smoked turkey and beef brisket, Big Whiskey’s famous Burnt End Baked beans, mac ‘n’ cheese, potato salad, a dinner roll, iced tea and banana pudding for dessert. Tickets for dinner are $20 and will sell out fast, so get yours right away!
Bramwell’s Spring Tour of Historic Homes
Go back in time and visit the town of Millionaires with a self-guided walking tour featuring rows of Victorian homes built during the height of the West Virginia coal industry. The homes date back to the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Quaint brick streets line the way, with delightful stores and restaurants on Bramwell’s Main Street.
Cole Chevy Mountain Festival
One of Mercer County's most popular events. For more than 30 years, the Mountain Festival has provided carnival rides, a lumberjack contest, petting zoo, traditional carnival food, vendors, entertainment, music and much more.
Girl Scout Cookie and Craft Beer Pairing
Enjoy delicious Girl Scout Cookies paired with craft beer for sensational flavour combinations. It’s also trivia night. Play Pub Trivia to win prizes.
Wings & Wheels Festival
Annual festival held at the Mercer County Airport. Plane rides for kids, vendors, raffles and a Car Show. Free Admission.
Pan for buried fossils and learn all about dinosaurs at Mercer County's premier RV Resort.
“A High Energy, all request, sing along, clap along, Rock n Roll, Comedy Piano show where the audience is just as much the show as the entertainers”. A family friendly show will be held in The Clover Club (upstairs at The RailYard). It will include a buffet dinner then a show. Tickets $30 Per Person. Children 12 are free admission and eat free. Dinner is at 6:00 p.m. The show starts at 7:00 p.m. A cash bar will be available. The second show will be held in The RailYard. The Show starts at 10:00 p.m. Admission is $10 per person. LIMITED SEATING FOR BOTH SHOWS! Please purchase tickets in advance for the first show at The RailYard. Call 304-800-4141. Admission will be taken for the second show at the door.
Cool Cruisin Nights
Come bring your favorite ride and cruise the “strip.” We welcome all makes and models to this family-friendly event. Every third Saturday night from May-October. See classic, muscle and custom cars as they cruise up and down Mercer Street in Downtown Princeton.
Russian National Ballet Theater Presents Cinderella
With Russia’s finest dancers, Prokofiev’s exuberant music, sumptuous costumes, lush scenery, and comical stepsisters, this performance is a treat for audiences of all ages. The classic fairy tale tells of the virtuous and mistreated servant girl who is magically transformed by her fairy godmother allowing her to attend the grand royal ball. She captures the heart of the handsome prince, but dashes off at the stroke of midnight, leaving only her glass slipper behind.
Featuring music by the Beach Nite Band, raffles, a silent auction and of course SHRIMP!
A Night for Three: Chamber Music for Violin-Cello-Piano Trio
3 world-renowned classical musicians here together from Boston, Bramwell, and South America. Call (276) 326-4248 for more information.
Camp Creek State Park’s Timbersports Competition & Ramp Feast
Camp Creek State Park and Forest host the Timbersports Competition & Ramp Feast held at the Camp Creek State Park Amphitheater. Schedule of events are as follows: 8:00 A.M.-10:00 A.M. Flower and bird walk with Bibbee Nature Club. 11:00 A.M.-3 P.M. Ramp Feast. Includes ramp casserole, brown beans, cornbread, slaw, drink and dessert. Cost $12.00. Timbersports Competition: 11 A.M.-12:30 P.M. and 1:30 P.M.-3 P.M. Admission is free. Call (304) 425-9481 for more information or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1353196324740906/ for more details.
Appalachian String Band Music Festival
Traditional and neo-traditional musicians from around the world head to Clifftop every year for great music and dance competitions! This family-friendly event offers onsite camping for those who want to be right in the action. Youth programs and craft workshops take place during the event. Artists and craftspeople present their handicrafts and food trucks offer eclectic dining options. Prices for daily entrance, pre-camping and overnight camping during the festival available at wvculture.org.
Crying Wolf Challenge Mountain Bike Race
The Crying Wolf Challenge is part of the West Virginia Mountain Bike Association Points Series. The City of Bluefield Parks and Recreation is proud to bring you the Crying Wolf Challenge @ City Park on May 13th 2017. The event is located in City Park on Stadium Drive. Registration and packet pickup will be located at SHELTER 1 in City Park from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Approved helmets required when riding/racing on the bike. Note that participants in the Just for Fun race will not receive a t-shirt. The first 50 participants to register will receive an event t-shirt. FEES: Just For Fun - FREE Youth and Junior - $8.00 All Other Categories - $25.00 License Required: WVMBA membership or $8 one day WVMBA membership per person will be charged at packet pickup! PRIZES: Pro/Expert Top Three Overall Men/Women will receive CASH. Sport Top Three Overall Men/Women will receive PLAQUE. Beginners Top Three Overall Men/Women will receive PLAQUE. WVMBA Class Top Three will receive a MEDAL. Just for Fun all will receive CERTIFICATES. The following classes will be recognized at WVMBA XC races: Pro / Expert Men Open (Pro/Ex) Women Open (Pro/Ex) Junior Veteran 35+ Masters 45+ Single Speed Sport: Men Open Women Open Junior Men Veteran 35+ Women Veteran 35+ Masters 45+ Grand Masters 55+ Clydesdale (200lbs +) Beginner: Men Open Women Open Youth 8-11 Youth 12-14 Just For Fun! ** non-series class All age classifications are based on racers age on December 31st of the current year.
Beer, Bacon, Bourbon & Bluegrass Festival
The name says it all! There will be Beer, Bacon, Bourbon, & Bluegrass… Live Music by Poor Taters, The Kind Thieves, and Virginia Ground as well as an afterparty with Matt Mullins & The Bringdowns! All tickets holders will get access to the bacon bar, a bourbon tasting and a commemorative shot glass.
Rhythm of the Dance
This dance and music extravaganza is a tour of Irish tradition. Combining ancient with contemporary, the show features a live band, three tenors, and over 20 dancers from the National Dance Company of Ireland.
Thanksgiving Buffet at The Resort at Glade Springs
The Resort at Glade Springs is cooking up southern West Virginia's most delicious Thanksgiving Dinner this year, and we invite everyone to come share it with us! Our annual Thanksgiving Buffet will be November 24, 2016, with seatings at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in our Bright Ballroom; space is limited. Call us at 304-763-0876 for reservations. $38 for adults, $14 for kids age 6-12 (plus tax and gratuity), and free for kids under age 6 dining with a paid adult. You can view our Thanksgiving menu as a pdf here: http://bit.ly/2eFP4Da.
Enjoy a Blue Suede Christmas at Chuck Mathena Center
Elvis is coming to the Chuck Mathena Center for the holidays! Scot Bruce, America’s premier Elvis tribute artist, will bring his show, Blue Suede Christmas, to the Chuck Mathena Center on Friday, December 9 at 7 p.m. With his uncanny resemblance to Elvis, you will definitely want to hear the renditions of his Christmas songs including “Santa Bring My Baby Back” and “Blue Christmas.” The voice. The guitar. The swiveling hips. It’s Elvis all the way! Tickets for Blue Suede Christmas at CMC are on sale now. Go online to www.ChuckMathenaCenter.org or call 304 425-5128. You can always visit the CMC Box Office at 2 Stafford Commons in Princeton Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. All tickets are $25. Groups of ten or more receive a 10% discount. Show tickets make really great Christmas gifts. Buy for your whole family and your Christmas will be not be blue!
Chinese New Year
Bid goodbye to the Monkey and say hello to the Rooster. The first day of the Chinese Year is traditionally the day of the new moon between between January 21 and February 20. This year, that will be January 28, and the dinner we present to mark it will be unforgettable, all year long. Take your taste buds to China as we celebrate the Year of the Rooster in our Winter Dining Series. $40/person. Call us to reserve your plate.
The McKameys Return to Chuck Mathena Center
The Chuck Mathena proudly announces the return of The McKameys on November 18, 2016 at 7 p.m. This show marks the ninth performance by the beloved gospel singing family at CMC. With 16 No. 1 singles, the group has been honored by Horizon Records for having the most No. 1 hits in the history of Southern Gospel music. The McKameys also hold the record for having the most No.1 songs on Singing News magazine's charts. Tickets are $18.00, with a 10% discount for groups of ten or more, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online at www.chuckmathenacenter.org, by calling 304-425-5128 or visiting the CMC Box Office at 2 Stafford Commons, Princeton, WV 9am-5pm Monday – Friday.
Adairs Run at The Chuck Mathena Center
Adairs Run is a country group based in Nashville, TN with a fiery edge. Their sound encompasses the roots of rock and roll all the way to melodies that tie into the heartfelt storytelling in today’s country music. This event is general admission only.