5 May Events You Won’t Want to Miss in West Virginia

As the colder temperatures part ways with Almost Heaven, vibrant flowers and plants rejuvenate the mountains for yet another beautiful

Festival Life in a Quaint West Virginia Town

Dry Creek Music and Arts Festival: June 23-24 Tucked away in Greenbrier County in southeastern West Virginia is White Sulphur

Don’t Miss this Summer’s Tour de Coal

Craving a day on the water? Cool off on the water with a one-of-a-kind float trip on the Coal River.

Soak in the Summer Days at These Almost Heaven Events

Nothing compares to the plethora of cultural experiences in West Virginia, and they shine bright like the summer sun. You

Strike Gold During Gold Rush 2023

The highly anticipated Gold Rush season will soon make its return to the Mountain State for the sixth year in


Rocktoberfest features the following line-up of bands: 1:00-2:30 – Electric Blue 3:00-3:50 – The Soda Pop Gypsies 4:00 – 4:45PM

Spooky Spots in West Virginia

There are an endless amount of adventures to be had in the Mountain State, and yes, even haunted ones too.

The Confluence Resort

Autumn Events in Almost Heaven

Fall in West Virginia is truly Almost Heaven. From scenic landscapes and fresh produce to local artisans and live music,

National Hunting and Fishing Days

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is hosting a National Hunting and Fishing Days Celebration on September 10-11, 2022.

2022 19th Annual Tour De Coal

The 19th annual Tour De Coal – The largest Flatwater event in the US will be held on June18, 2022.

Your Summer 2022 Bucket List

Celebrate summer with an exciting escape to the Mountain State! Beat the heat, relax and cool off in our Almost

The New River Gorge Rim to Rim Race

The New River Gorge Rim to Rim Race will be held on Saturday, May 14th, 2022. Racers should prepare for

Active SWV – Bridge Day 5K

Don’t miss your once-a-year opportunity to run across the New River Gorge Bridge on October 15th, 2022. Active SWV’s Bridge

Root to Table’s 4th Annual Open-Air Feast

Enjoy the abundant space of Almost Heaven West Virginia as our top chefs showcase their favorite dishes crafted over one

Stache Strong Fundraiser for Brain Cancer Research

Limited release collaboration with Homaide Brewing for a Stache Strong Fundraiser – $1 per pint sold will be donated for

Visit The Ramps & Rail Festival in Elkins, WV

Explorer Blog shared by: Elkins-Randolph County CVB Elkins, West Virginia is home to the annual Ramps & Rail Festival which

You Need To Be In Wardensville, WV For Earth Day: Here’s Why!

Are you searching for the perfect weekend getaway on the country roads of West Virginia AND want to celebrate this

Contemporary American Theater Festival

West Virginia Peach Festival

The West Virginia Peach Festival is an annual celebration in Romney, West Virginia. This will be our 9th year for

Summersville Arena & Conference Center

Aaron Lewis and the Stateliners at Clarksburg Amphitheater

Friday, June 1, 2022: The Clarksburg AMP is excited to present Aaron Lewis as their first concert of their Summer

Winter Blues Farmers Market

The annual Winters Blues Farmers Market will be held on Saturday, February 26 from 1 pm – 5 pm. During

West Virginia Sunflower Festival

Sunset Berry Farm, most famously known for the sweetest strawberries in West Virginia, is now also the location of one

Almost Heaven After Dark

As the glowing autumn moon shines down on West Virginia, the state comes alive with activities — both spooky and

Teton Gravity Research: “Stoke the Fire” Film Premiere

The West Virginia premiere of Teton Gravity Research: “Stoke the Fire” 2021 feature film will be FREE to the Charleston

5th Annual WV Fire & Ice

The Logan County Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the upcoming 5th Annual WV Fire & Ice Event scheduled for

Our State Fair of West Virginia Foodie Guide

The State Fair of West Virginia is home to more than carnival rides and unbeatable concerts–each year food options ranging

West Virginia Food Truck Festival

The Putnam County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Chamber of Commerce, and the Town of Eleanor, are hosting a one-of-a-kind event

West Virginia Book Festival

The West Virginia Book Festival returns this fall – October 22nd and 23rd at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center!

Mountaineer Brewfest

The Mountaineer Brewfest festival showcases West Virginia’s finest Craft and Micro Brewers via an organized tasting and is held annually

Fourth Annual Hops On The Mon

What do you get when you combine a first-class beer festival with live music, great food, friendly competition, and a

Ronnie Milsap in Concert

Hilton Garden Inn Clarksburg is providing a special group rate for attendees of the Ronnie Milsap concert on October 22,

Broadway Bound featuring The 3 Redneck Tenors

Hilton Garden Inn Clarksburg is providing a special group rate for attendees of Broadway Bound featuring The 3 Redneck Tenors.

STOMP Concert

Hilton Garden Inn Clarksburg is providing a special group rate for attendees of the STOMP concert on November 13, 2021.

Home for the Holidays with Landau E. Murphy Jr.

Hilton Garden Inn Clarksburg is providing a special group rate for attendees of the Home for the Holidays concert with

Come Home to Clarksburg: West Virginia Birthday Bash

Join the Clarksburg Visitor’s Buerau at the Harrison County Courthouse Plaza for West Virginia’s Birthday Bash. Performances will feature History

Mountain Streams Music & Arts Festival

Come hear 7 great acts including:  Rebel Union, Michael and Carrie Kline, Dakota Karper and Brendan Hearn, Ben Townsend, Chris

Women’s Canaan Valley WV Winter Weekend

Explorer Chick is not your average, beige, mundane travel company. Instead, we’re a force empowering women through the shared experience

Women’s West Virginia Wild Weekend

Explorer Chick is not your average, beige, mundane travel company. Instead, we’re a force empowering women through the shared experience

Allegheny Echoes

Come Home to Clarkburg

West Virginia native and winner of America’s Got Talent, Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. will be the featured artist at the

Arden Summer Arts Festival

Lights Out!

Evil spirits, terrifying monsters & unthinkable horrors await you at ACE Adventure Resort’s Nightmare in the Gorge Haunted Attraction. Hundreds

Gritty Chix Mud Run

Gritty Chix Mud Run is back to ACE Adventure Resort this summer and we are ready to jump back into

Mountain Music Festival

West Virginia’s best music festival is back at ACE Adventure Resort this summer June 3-5, 2021. We are super excited and gearing

ACE Adventure Waterpark DJ Dance Party

DANCING ON WATER! Play at ACE Adventure Waterpark the night for our first ACE Adventure Waterpark DJ Dance Party! ACE

Ramp It Up! Ramp Festival

The Second Annual Ramp It Up! Ramp Celebration in the Lost Paddle at ACE Adventure Resort celebrates a regional culinary delicacy

Thurmond Ghost Hunt- Fall Event

Join ACE Adventure Resort’s Thurmond Ghost Hunt and experience a paranormal investigation in the New River Gorge. We will visit

Adventure Waterpark DJ Dance Party- August

Play at ACE Adventure Waterpark through the night for the ACE Adventure Waterpark DJ Dance Party! ACE Adventure Waterpark will

ACE Weekend

ACE Adventure Resort is celebrating Labor Day weekend by giving back to our awesome guests. Get great deals on rafting

Jaws on the Lake

Are you afraid of sharks? Do you think about what is swimming around in the water with you? Now is

2021 Doddridge County Fair

Take a stroll through horticulture, arts, and crafts exhibits. Enjoy the variety of family-style entertainment at the EQT Main Stage,

Forest Therapy Walk

Charlie Yuill, a certified nature and forest therapy guide, invites you to participate in “Shinrin-yoku,” or “Forest Bathing” which refers

48th Annual Burlington Apple Harvest Festival

Burlington United Methodist Family Services, Inc. (Residential care, Foster care, Adoption, Recovery House and Community Based Services) Non-Profit Friday, October

Pollination Power

Pollinating insects (and sometimes bats and birds) play an important role in nature and agriculture. They also help our home

Friday Family walk

Join a WVBG Educator on the first Friday of each month from April to September for a short story followed

Photographing Nature’s Minature Marvels

The beauty of nature can be found everywhere, including the smallest scenes. However, the simple, intricate beauty and designs found

Botanic Garden Observations: Field Journaling

Learn to draw near and far with Kellie Cole, architect and field educator, at the WVBG. Look at nature up

Forest Therapy Walk

Join Charlie Yuill, a certified nature and forest therapy guide, invites you to participate in “Shinrin-yoku,” or “Forest Bathing” at

Forest Therapy Walk

Join Charlie Yuill, a certified nature and forest therapy guide, invites you to participate in “Shinrin-yoku,” or “Forest Bathing” at

Medicinal Plant Walk

Join Clinical Herbalist and WVU adjunct instructor Heather Wetzel and WVU professor Dr. Jim Anderson for an easy medicinal plant

Friday Family Walk

Join a WVBG Educator on the first Friday of each month from April to September for a short story followed

Be A Rock Artist: Rock Painting for Kids

Be a rock artist! Learn about the rock-painting trend. Paint rocks to keep or to drop in your community, spread

Friday Family Walk

Join a WVBG Educator on the first Friday of each month from April to September for a short story followed

Spring Bird Walk

Join local birder Derek Courtney as we bird by eye and ear in the many habitats of the WVBG. Bring

Evening Yoga in the Garden

Join the West Virginia Botanic Garden for an all-levels vinyasa flow class incorporating the inspirations of nature surrounding us as

Black Gold: Home Composting Basics

Small-scale composting is a great way to keep a variety of household wastes out of the landfill, but how to

Teaching Garden Workshop

Please join Laura VanHorn and AmeriCorps and VISTA members from North Elementary School as they share different methods of incorporating

Appalachian Outpost Grand Opening Summer Shindig

Celebrating the grand opening, the Appalachian Outpost is hosting a summer shindig in the Hatfield-McCoy Mountains. This free event will

Cast Pewter Ornament Workshop

In this workshop hosted by the West Virginia Botanic Garden, participants will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the

Salamander Walk

The Appalachian mountains are a global hotspot for salamander biodiversity and West Virginia alone has 35 species of salamanders. Join

Grow Ahead: Starting Seeds Indoors

Learn how to germinate seeds and raise seedlings indoors that you can later transplant into your spring garden at the

Williamson Spookfest

Williamson WV’s spookiest event of the year! Halloween festival that includes vendors, costume contest, candy, entertainment & more.

Dirt Days Festival

4-Day trail-riding festival featuring 500+ Miles of Trail Riding in Two States, Live Music, Parade, Great Food, Mud Pit, Dirt

Community Coalition for Social Justice – Main Street Morgantown 15th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Celebration: West Virginia Civil Rights Leaders

The Community Coalition for Social Justice invites everyone to explore the theme of “West Virginia Civil Rights Leaders” on Monday,

March Events You Won’t Want to Miss

It’s official, spring is right around the corner. Indulge in some springtime cheer and check out these unique events from

Kick Off The New Year in Almost Heaven

The New Year is a time of new beginnings and fresh starts. In Almost Heaven, you can celebrate that chapter

FESTIVALS EXPLORER: 7 Fishes – A Tradition, Book, Festival and Now a Feature Film

Robert Tinnell, Festival Explorer West Virginia-native Robert Tinnell is a writer/director/producer with experience in a variety of media. He most

Grab Your Calendar, Fun Awaits This December in Almost Heaven

Celebrate the winter season this year in Almost Heaven. In the wintertime, West Virginia comes alive with festive and one-of-a-kind

Turn Game Day into a West Virginia Weekend Getaway

College football season is in full swing throughout the Mountain State. Whether you’re a Mountaineer or a member of the

A Taste of Almost Heaven: Thanksgiving Edition

Try something new for your family holiday gathering this year. Wow your company this Thanksgiving with delicious Appalachian-inspired cuisine. Sides

This special tradition brings the entire community of Huntington together once every year

On November 14, 1970, a flight carrying the Marshall University football team, staff, boosters and flight crew tragically crashed just

Don’t Miss These November Events in Almost Heaven

As fall slowly turns to winter, West Virginia turns its eye toward holiday events and activities. Mark down these must-see

Experience the Best of Autumn in Almost Heaven

Pumpkin patches. Warm fuzzy sweaters. Autumn views. Its fall in Almost Heaven and favorite fall adventures and beautiful fall views

5 October Events to Look Forward to Every Year

Fall is a special time in Almost Heaven and celebrated accordingly. Experience the best of October at these events. 1.

There’s One Day A Year You Can Jump From the New River Gorge Bridge

Oct. 19  |  New River Gorge Bridge Thousands of people will gather Saturday, Oct. 19 on the New River Gorge

Make Memories with Your Kiddos this Fall

Nothing says fall quite like apple picking, pumpkin painting and fun festivals. Make the most of this special season with

Test Your Speed and Stamina at These Almost Heaven Marathons and Races

Experience the rolling hills and wonderful waters of Almost Heaven in a new way this fall – by racing over

It’s Going Down (Hill Mountain Biking) at Snowshoe this fall

Mountain Bikers near and far will gather at Snowshoe Mountain Resort this fall to experience a World Cup event. The

Mark down these fall events in Almost Heaven

Fall is a great time of year to get out and explore all the local events, fairs and festivals in

The Ultimate Spectator Guide to the Exhilarating Spartan Race in West Virginia

The Spartan Race is one of the most highly anticipated events each summer in Almost Heaven. Held at the Summit

Your Guide to the 2022 State Fair of West Virginia

Fairs and festivals are part of what make the summer season in Almost Heaven so memorable and one of the

Everything you need to know about the Spartan Race

On Aug. 24-25 the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Raleigh County will host its third Spartan Race, an obstacle race that

An Incredible Lineup of Summertime Events Await in Almost Heaven

The summer season is the perfect time of year to experience the state’s one-of-a-kind events. From beer festivals to the

The 15th Annual MountainFest Motorcycle Rally

Stunt bike shows. Outdoor and indoor concerts. A parade of motorcycles. And even ax throwing. These are just a few

Welcome to West Virginia, Scouts!

For the first time since 1967, the World Scout Jamboree will be held in the United States. And it’ll be

Celebrate the 4th of July in Almost Heaven

Summer’s celebration of independence sparks images of barbecues, swimming pools and fireworks. And communities around the state take part in

Almost Heaven is Home to Can’t Miss Fairs & Festivals in the Summertime

A warm breeze and a sunny sky in Almost Heaven mark the start of the state’s fair and festival season.

Don’t Miss These One-of-a-kind Events At FestivALL

Each summer in Almost Heaven, FestivALL is a highlight of the season. Throughout the 15 days of FestivALL, festival-goers can