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All the best mountain fall fests

  BASE jumping, apple butter, lumberjackin’— it’s fall festival time in West Virginia. Here are some our best mountain fests:

Greek, Italian, Swiss… the best celebrations of WV’s patchwork heritage

West Virginia is a true melting pot of cultures— and we celebrate them all! From Greek and Italian to Scottish

2 festivals, 1 weekend: get the best of both

  Gauley River National Recreation Area is THE place to be in the fall! Especially the 1 weekend 2 festivals

“Best thing I did this summer”

Some inspiration for your next adventure from the GoToWV team, who set some serious #travelgoals this summer: Vicki Vaughan Every

The nation’s most epic whitewater event

Epic whitewater, gear giveaways and plenty of wild whitewater takes around the campfire— welcome to Gauley Fest, the largest paddling

August Insta-greats

As summer comes to a close, we’re reminiscing about all our wild, wonderful adventures. From the The State Fair of West Virginia

8 reasons to dress to the nines in WV

Sometimes it is just plain fun to go all out and dress up for a night on the town. Want

ZZ Top

See one of America’s best known rock bands live! Come dance along to favorites like “Sharp Dressed Man,” “Gimme All Your Lovin’” “and “Legs.”

8 events to make your pooch’s tail wag

This summer, you don’t have to leave Fido at home while you explore the Mountain State. These 8 pooch-friendly events

Best of August in WV

As another wild, wonderful season comes to a close, there’s no better way to soak up the last of that

12 must-do races in WV

Are you ready to take on the best trail running and mountain biking races in West Virginia? It’s no secret

Aaaand the East Coast’s darkest starry skies are in…

The East’s darkest skies? The Mountain State, of course! West Virginia’s sparse population, remoteness, and lack of huge cities all

This string fest brings in the best pickers from around the globe

If you’re looking for some of the best fiddlers and banjo pickers around, look no further than Fayette County at

Squeeze all you can from summer vacay! Weekend escape ideas

When your very own cities are packed with things to do, don’t vacation, STAYCATION! Whether you’re looking for history, an

Youth Rocketry & Astronomy Summer Camp

Morgan County Observatory Foundation is proud to announce the dates for our annual Astronomy/Rocketry kids summer camp this year will be held the weeks of August 1-5 and 8-12 from 9AM to 12:30PM. Camp is geared towards kids from 8-15 years old and includes building and launching model rockets, telescope building, solar viewing, fun hands on activities, movies, games and much more. Each day consists of morning & afternoon rocket launches, midday snack & movie break, along with other astronomy related activities. Kids learn how rockets work by building, launching, recovering and repairing their own model rockets throughout the week. Family nights at the observatory for stargazing and using the telescopes and other materials children make will also be available. Scholarships are available, simply request on applications. Parents are encouraged to call, email or see our website for more information and sign up soon as space is limited. Applications are available online, at Morgan County public Library (304) 258-3350, Portals, the Boy’s and Girl’s club and Community Garden Market

Your guide to the New River Gorge SUP Race

Grab a board and hit the waves— in a land-locked state. West Virginia’s lakes and rapids are perfect for the

Best of July in WV

Summer is just now heating up! Here is a sampling of some of the great events taking place in the

Happy birthday, WV! 11 ways to celebrate (here & afar)

Happy birthday, West Virginia! Our great state turns 153 this year on June 20. Here are 11 ways for mountain

6 wildest WV fair traditions

You haven’t seen wild till you’ve been to a fair in the Wild, Wonderful West Virginia. Our old-fashioned fairs in

7 reasons to take ‘em out to the ballgame

The Mountain State boasts 4 top-notch minor league baseball teams worth taking to the stands for. WV definitely has some unique

Best of June in WV

Here is just a sampling of some of the fun and exciting events this month in the Mountain State: 1.

The trail that takes you right into the heart of mountain music

Real mountain music lives loud on West Virginia’s Route 219. Along this Mountain Music Trail, stop off at venues, festivals,

Best of May in WV

It’s finally May, and the Mountain State is celebrating in style with a whole bunch of outdoor events. The sun

Taste Almost Heaven’s Wildest Food

West Virginia’s favorite perennial peaks in April. You can taste delicious, oniony ramps across the state in community dinners, your

Brewing up in 2016: 10 new breweries & events to try

West Virginia’s craft beer business is booming! Here are 7 new breweries and 3 new events to watch for this

4 best spring wildflower events in the Mountain State

  Each spring, the ridgelines and shrouded forests in the Mountain State become a kaleidoscope of bursting blooms. There are

Get racin’ over the rolling hills

Running’s not just for pavement anymore. Hit the trails and experience the beauty of West Virginia woods and farmland on

This ol’ barn: I do’s with mountain magic

Looking for a truly magical venue for your big day? One where you can see the stars and feel the

Best reasons to visit WV in April

Spring is a great time to be in West Virginia— and you can see why from these April events! 1.

WV’s richest history lies deep underground

Take a fascinating tour through the earth in an authentic, restored, turn-of-the-century coal mine in Beckley. If you haven’t yet

Your inner foodie will flip for these 9 dine-around events

Attention foodies: the Mountain State is full of flavor, and ready for you to take a bite! These festivals, cook-offs

Cocoa-palooza! Taste your way through this chocolate town

During the Lewisburg Chocolate Festival, the charming little town transforms into a scene straight out of Willy Wonka. Every corner

4 falls you should take off the WV mountains

West Virginia is the Mountain State, and we’ve got more than enough great cliffs, crags and rocks for you to

5 shows that come back year after year

Live theater in the Mountain State ranges from classic tales to contemporary dramas. Several are so popular, they return year

Zoo Brew at the Good Zoo in Wheeling

Sample some of the best beer in the Mountain State and enjoy the animals at West Virginia's only zoo. The full day of family fun also raises money to support the zoo's animals.

Best of March in WV

Wondering what to do in the Mountain State in March? Here are 7 best bets: 1. Last Hurrah Snowshoe Mountain

Local WV secret: here’s where to reel in bass

Cheat Lake is quickly becoming one of the best bass fisheries in the state. Cheat Lake is great for all

Sleep under the stars! The East Coast’s finest stargazing

West Virginia has some of the clearest night skies east of the Mississippi and has been named the most under-the-radar

Discover your inner artist at these 7 WV art studios

Take home a piece of your own handiwork next time you go gallery hopping. Arts centers around the Mountain State

WV’s most historic music stage

Once a week, the uplifting chords of Larry Groce’s “Simple Song,” moving from major to minor, kick off another 2-hour

7 mountain arts events that transform the whole town

Immerse yourself in West Virginia’s rich creative talent with community-wide celebrations! Here are 7 mountain arts events that transform the

Hikers: can you complete the Chief’s Challenge?

In 2016, West Virginia State Parks Chief Sam England challenges you to hike or walk 100 miles in the state

How to move to that old-time mountain sound

Even if you don’t know which way to swing your partner or how to do-si-do, you can dance like a

7 jaw-dropping mountain wedding venues

Feel like shouting your love from the mountaintops? What better place to do it than the Mountain State? Whether the

The weird Alpine tradition you can also find in Appalachia

The Appalachian hills of West Virginia might not have too much in common with the rocky, soaring peaks of the

The world’s biggest water tasting event. (Yes, really!)

It’s kind of like the Oscars, but for water. Every February for the past 25 years, the little town of Berkeley

Win this winter race with just cardboard and creativity

  Think you have what it takes to build your own racing sled? All you need is a roll or

You’re welcome! 13 things WV brought the world

West Virginia has been a trailblazer from the very beginning. The state was formed on the eve of the Civil

Move over, Punxsutawney Phil. This critter’s got the scoop on mountain weather

  We all know the tradition of Groundhog Day. But did you know that West Virginians have their own groundhog

Zombie Run

Get ready to run for your life as zombies have been unleashed at ACE Adventure Resort this Halloween. Compete in a 5k run where you will encounter obstacles and the undead ready to eat your brains. Can you escape the feeding frenzy and finish the race or will you end up becoming a zombie yourself? Prizes for the top finishers who survive the course. Want to be undead? Sign up to be one of the zombies and let us give you a horrific makeover complete with blood bath. Prizes for the zombies who claim the most victims.

9 best live, local music venues in WV

From bluegrass to rock’n’roll, gospel and country, you can get your fill of real mountain music here in the Mountain

Iconic quilt patterns and where to find them

West Virginia honors its long-shared quilting tradition with distinct Appalachian style. Quilting roots In days gone by, quilts played a

Appalachia’s own “Iron Chef”

The Cast Iron Cook-Off is the Appalachian region’s premier gourmet culinary competition, and this year it’s getting a fresh new

This month only: sample every luxury in the country’s 1st spa town

By January, after all the holiday hustle and bustle, you may be in need of a little “me” time. Good

Inside the WV communities that get “live local” right

Living local is nothing new to West Virginia. Since colonial and frontier times, West Virginia has been marked by self-sufficiency

Simplify with a small-town holiday in the hills

  Rediscover the simple wonders of the season in the West Virginia hills. Step into the quaint charm of small-town

7 most unique old-time holiday events in WV

If the commercial bustle of modern America threatens to be a bit much for you this holiday season, never fear—

Safe & Seasonal: Holiday Light Displays in Almost Heaven

Everyone is looking for the perfect way to enjoy the season while staying socially distanced. Look no further than these

Eat Wild! 6 WV places to try unique game dishes

Our state has no shortage of local, wild food– foragers know all about our ramps, berries, and mushrooms. But what

Spooky (but not too spooky!) Halloween fun for the kiddos

Halloween is a popular holiday for adults and kids alike, but some events can get a little spooky for the

West Virginia’s Oktoberfest Oktober-Bests

What better time of year to get out and discover real mountain flavor in West Virginia? Round up your friends

These daredevils parachute off a bridge— and you can watch!

It’s no wonder Bridge Day is the largest extreme sports event of its kind in the entire world. Who wouldn’t

Harvest in the hills: Celebrating WV’s fall foods

The rains and heat of summer have done their work, and the fruits and vegetables are at their peak of

Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center

Best of September in WV

Ahh, fall in West Virginia. The temperatures of summer drop, the leaves begin to change and it seems as if

12 Appalachian foods so amazing they have their own festival— and what to taste there

Savor the flavors of Appalachia, from farm-fresh ingredients prepared with an international twist to down-home cooking like grandma used to

11 things You don’t want to miss at the State Fair of WV

The 10 most fun days of summer are nearing: the State Fair of West Virginia in Lewisburg begins Aug. 9

6 best craft beer & spirits events across WV

As West Virginia’s craft beer and spirits scene has grown, so have events to celebrate these handcrafted flavors. Some of

WV theater performances the kids will love (and you will, too)

Live theater in West Virginia offers a wide variety of performances that are whimsical, funny and tell classic tales of

Green Bank Observatory

Come enjoy the Green Bank Science Center, featuring hands-on exhibits and displays that introduce you to the science of radio

Kazaam’s Family Entertainment Center

Located Across The Street From Red Lobster. Admission Is Always Free. Giant Soft Play Center With Tubes And Slides, State-of-the-art

City Of St. Marys

Annual Events: Onion Festival, Elks Youth Fair, and Alumni Week in May, West Virginia Bass Festival in June, The Farmers

City of Hurricane Convention and Visitor’s Bureau

The Hurricane Convention and Visitor’s Bureau offers visitors and residents alike information surrounding the City of Hurricane’s events, attractions, and

City Of Dunbar

The City of Dunbar would like to invite everyone to visit our city. We are located between Charleston and Nitro

Chief Logan Lodge & Conference Center

Newest State Park Lodge with full service restaurant and conference center, indoor pool |amp; hot tub,  75 upscale guest rooms

Chestnut Ridge Country Inn

We are a country Bed |amp; Breakfast, in a restored 1890 farmhouse, in the heart of Pocahontas County with 4

Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park

The only way to experience the enchantment of historic Blennerhassett Island is via a 20-minute sternwheeler ride. From Point Park

Benedict Haid Farm B&B

Three bedroom 1840’s hand-hewn log house with hot tub, 4 fireplaces, huge deck, fully furnished, gas heat and air conditioning.

Beckley Events

Specializes in the revitalization of the downtown Beckley area. Also organizes events for the downtown area.

Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce

Chamber of Commerce.

Cedar Lakes Conference Center

City of Spencer

Alban Arts Center

Buffalo Gap Retreat

McCreery Conference and Event Center

Rustic Church at Modern Homestead

Ohio Valley Speedway

Tyler County Speedway

The Rite

Sage Soul Productions

The Venetian Estate