Join in West Virginia’s 156th Birthday Celebration

Happy Birthday, West Virginia! West Virginia officially became a state on June 20, 1863 and what better way to celebrate the state’s 156th birthday than with a special challenge? In honor of our great state, you’re invited to participate in the West Virginia Week Challenge.

Governor Justice is asking all who love West Virginia to spend the week letting the world see the West Virginia we know. From Friday, June 14 through Thursday, June 20, you’re invited to participate in the West Virginia Week Challenge. It’s a seven-day social challenge designed to drive engagement and inspire travel to West Virginia. Best of all, it’s easy to participate!



WV Day 2019

How to Participate

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Daily Giveaways

Throughout the campaign, we will be giving away West Virginia activity passes and vacations every single day for seven days straight. We’ll even have several grand vacation packages for folks who participate in the campaign all week long. *

Complete the entry form at the link below each day to be entered to win the prizes for that day. Participants with seven entries – one each day – will be entered into the grand prize drawing.

Have questions on how to enter? Read details here.

* Terms and conditions apply

Grand Prizes

Blennerhassett Hotel Package

Mountaineer Country Grand Prize

Hatfield McCoy CVB Grand Prize

Northern Panhandle Grand Prize

Canaan Valley Grand Prize

Mountain Lakes Grand Prize – Summersville area

Mountain Lakes Grand Prize Getaway – Buckhannon area

Visit Southern WV Grand Prize

Glen Ferris Inn Getaway

Metro Valley Grand Prize

Daily Giveaways

Stay & Zip Package at Pipestem Resort State Park

Train Tickets at Durbin & Greenbrier Railroad

Mountain Stage Tickets

Harman’s Cabins Luxury Getaway

Snowshoe Mountain Getaway

Capon Springs Getaway

Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad Tickets

ACE Adventure Resort Rafting Passes

State Fair Tickets

Adventures on the Gorge Rafting Passes

River Expeditions Rafting Adventure

ATV Passes from HMT

River Riders Rafting Trip


The Country Inn Getaway

The Guest House Inn/Otter & Oak

Wheeling Getaway

Oglebay Experience Package

Heritage Farm

WV Adventures

Marion County Getaway

Barn With Inn

Bluefield Inn

Blackwater Falls Dining

Blackwater Falls Stay & Sled

The Bakers Hill Inn Getaway



Business and Community Partners

West Virginia is fortunate to have strong business and community partners across the state. Explore the list of businesses who have joined the West Virginia Week Challenge below. Be sure to follow along with their social media accounts to see their daily #AlmostHeaven posts!

Are you a business looking to participate? Click here to sign up and download your Challenge Toolkit to get started.

See how #AlmostHeaven is celebrating West Virginia's Birthday