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West Virginia Peach Festival

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

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 mystical alike.

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

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

New River Gorge Festival

The inaugural New River Gorge Festival is happening May 14th- 16th at ACE Adventure Resort in West Virginia. Let’s celebrate one of Earth’s oldest

ACE Weekend

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

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,

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

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

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

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

The Best 3 Locations to Spend Your Spring Break in Almost Heaven

Looking for some adventure this spring break? Whether you’re looking for a relaxing trip to a small town or an

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

Warm Up With These 5 Cozy Drinks in Almost Heaven

When there’s a chill in the air, there’s nothing better than a cozy drink to warm you up. In West

Fall for kids and families in Almost Heaven

With leaves falling and pumpkins patches all around, fall is the perfect time for families to make memories in Almost

Fill your Glass with Almost Heaven Cider

Fall is cider season. Whether you prefer yours hot or cold – or an adult version – a cup of

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

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

Find Fall Flavors in Almost Heaven

Fall in West Virginia means pumpkins, apple butter, cider, farmers’ markets and farm-to-table dinners. The season brings fall harvest festivals

Plan Your Almost Heaven Fall To-Do List

Believe it or not, fall is right around the corner. The mountains of West Virginia will soon be changing color,

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

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

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.

5 Unique Stops Along the Mountain Music Trail

West Virginia is filled with hiking trails, ATV trails and river trails. A different type of trail goes along the

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

Top 5 Ways to Spend Your Summer Outside in WV

Summers in Almost Heaven make it difficult to want to stay inside.  Luckily, there are plenty of enjoyable outdoor options

A Unique Spirit & Incredible Creativity Make This Annual Event Special

This summer, experience all things art and culture at FestivALL, a city-wide event in West Virginia’s beautiful capital city, Charleston.

Discover Summertime in Almost Heaven at these incredible Events

The beauty of Almost Heaven in the summertime is unparalleled – with each day more beautiful than the next. Experiencing

Enjoy these Summer Music Festivals every week in Almost Heaven

Summer in Almost Heaven means warm weather, school’s out, and weekly music festivals begin. Starting after Memorial Day, West Virginia

FAMILY EXPLORER: Marion County has plenty of family fun to spring into

Leah Nestor, Family Explorer Marion County is right in the middle of everywhere. Whether you’re just passing through on an

Mark These Upcoming Almost Heaven Summer Events On Your Calendar

Summer in West Virginia is the perfect time to enjoy all the fairs, festivals and other events the Mountain State

Fresh Strawberries and Fond Memories Await at the West Virginia Strawberry Festival

Since 1936, the West Virginia Strawberry Festival has worked to honor strawberry growers from all over the Mountain State. At

Almost Heaven Craft Beer Festivals You Can’t Miss

If your ideal Saturday includes live music, local eats and craft beer, then these craft beer festivals are perfect for

The Third Annual West Virginia Food Truck Festival is just around the Corner

One day a year, food trucks from around West Virginia will gather in Putnam County for the West Virginia Food

Spending your Saint Patrick’s Day in Almost Heaven

This Saint Patrick’s Day, you can celebrate Irish heritage no matter where you are in the Mountain State. Put on

Factory Tours for Breweries, Wineries and Distilleries

West Virginia is home to incredible businesses – many of which open their doors to share their crafts with the

The Ultimate Guide to Winter in Almost Heaven

This winter, we did our research and curated the ultimate guide to winter in Almost Heaven. From sledding down the

A look at 2019 in West Virginia: Important dates and events you don’t want to miss

Mark your calendars for these 2019 events in Almost Heaven. Which ones will you be attending? FEBRUARY: Cabin Fever Craft

Travel every Almost Heaven region

Each region in Almost Heaven is home to beautiful sites. From gentle rolling farmland to deep gorges and canyons, the

This is your first step to planning a vacation to Almost Heaven

  You can almost hear the rushing waters of waterfalls, the birds chirping and the the pure, unspoiled sound of

Have you tried these unique West Virginia winter experiences?

Winter in the Mountain Sate is the perfect time to venture out and experience new things! From incredible light displays

Your Guide to Snowshoe Mountain Resort

This winter, experience both a luxurious and adventurous getaway at Snowshoe Mountain Resort. At Snowshoe, there is always something exciting

Experience winter sports, exotic animals & a world-renowned holiday light show at this unique park

Since 1985, the Oglebay Winter Festival of Lights has been a staple of the holiday season in West Virginia. The

This unique WV event is one you probably haven’t heard of

One of the Mountain State’s most unique festivals during the holiday season is the Feast of the Seven Fishes Festival

These 11 Winter Events Are Must-Sees in West Virginia

The winter season in the Mountain State is an amazing time of year when you can experience new and exciting

Who is the Mysterious Mothman?

“Couples See Man-Sized Bird … Creature … Something.” This was the headline on the front page of the November 16,

Did you know about West Virginia’s deep Italian heritage?

The West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival is one of the largest and most widely known annual events in the state.

Fall 101 in West Virginia

Fall in the Mountain State is a magical time of year. Leaf peeping, apple cider, pumpkin carving, corn mazes, bonfires,

West Virginia’s capital city turns into a work of art during this festival

This fall is the perfect opportunity to visit and explore Charleston, the Mountain State’s capital city. During this time, one

FESTIVAL EXPLORER: 8 Ways to Experience a Wild and WonderFall Season in Greater Morgantown

Susan Riddle and the GMCVB team, Festival Explorers It’s that time of year again when family, friends and visitors journey

5 Farm Activities that are Perfect for Fall in West Virginia

Fall is a magical time in the Mountain State. As the leaves begin to change and the air becomes crisp,

The world’s tastiest apple was born right here in West Virginia

Every third weekend in September a special festival is held in the Mountain State, the Clay County Golden Delicious Festival.

FESTIVAL EXPLORER: FestivALL Fall Events Highlight the Best of West Virginia

Mallory Richards, Festival Explorer FestivALL Fall brings the essence of autumn to life throughout the rolling hills and valley of

These Are The Best Pancakes in West Virginia

A stack of big, fluffy pancakes is the perfect way to start your morning. But here in the Mountain State,

This Fall Festival Has Been A Tradition For 77 Years!

Fall is right around the corner, and what better way to kick off the most magical season in the Mountain

Fill Your Heart with Fall: Fests for the Season

This fall immerse yourself in all things West Virginia by attending some of the states most exciting and unique festivals.

Mark down these 12 MUST-DO West Virginia Fall events

West Virginia is the perfect place for a fall getaway. With so much to do in the Mountain State, it

These 6 little-known West Virginia facts are going to blow your mind

West Virginia is known for its scenic beauty and its one-of-a-kind adventures, but the Mountain State has so much more

There’s nothing sweeter than local West Virginia honey

There is no shortage of local honey here in West Virginia! Not only is honey a sweet treat, it also

Your guide to the perfect West Virginia hot dog

You haven’t had the full West Virginia experience until you’ve sunk your teeth into a traditional West Virginian hot dog.

These West Virginia mac & cheese dishes are the cheesiest

It is only fitting that this American classic has a day of its own. Celebrated on July 14, national macaroni

This WV town has one of the biggest 4th of July celebrations

You could say that Independence Day is Ripley’s favorite holiday. Ripley’s 4th of July celebration dates back to the late

155 ways to enjoy summer in West Virginia

West Virginia turns 155 years young on June 20! And while you’re spending the birthday exploring the beautiful state, here

West Virginia Wine & jazz – can you name a better duo?

There is no better place to enjoy the combo of wine & jazz than at the Wine & Jazz Music

Your Guide to Summer in West Virginia

Summer in West Virginia is that special time of year when everything looks and feels perfect! The trees are lush

Something for ALL this FestivALL

With 10 days full of activities, planning is key to make sure you don’t miss out on one of West

Everything old is new again: New turns for old places

West Virginia’s rich history is captured in lovingly restored churches, train stations, schools and homes that have been converted to

4 must-dos at the West Virginia Vandalia Gathering

The Vandalia Gathering is West Virginia’s signature festival that celebrates traditional dance, music, and crafts. Families and friends will be

The unofficial start to summer in West Virginia

Summer is just around the corner! And West Virginia is the place to be. This season is truly a magical

5 farm workshops to learn traditional trades

If you’re a farm kid at heart but never had the opportunity to learn the traditional arts and skills associated

Pepperoni rolls and craft beer are the perfect pair at this West Virginia festival

Pepperoni rolls? Check. Beer? Check. Proceeds go to a good cause? Check. On June 20, stop by the Rolls on

33 Things To Do On Route 33

Take a drive through scenic, rolling hills on Route 33 in Upshur, Lewis and Randolph counties to experience 33 unique

A little bit of Branson in the heart of West Virginia

Why travel all the way to Branson, Missouri, when you can enjoy award-winning dinner theater right here in West Virginia?

When it’s above 90 degrees, “Nature’s Air-Conditioned City” serves lemonade

Is there anything better than a glass of ice cold lemonade on a warm summer day? That’s why Bluefield is the

Celebrate 50 years of whitewater rafting in West Virginia

Every year, thousands of people from all over the world journey to the New and Gauley rivers to ride some

How to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in West Virginia

Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of the Mexican army defeating the French forces of Napoleon III on May 5,

12 months, 12 festivals & events in West Virginia

Throughout the year, the Mountain State is home to some of the most unique and fun festivals and events. From

BYOB- Bring your own banjo to these down-home mountain music fests

What’s more fun than a jam session beneath the trees? Grab your instrument of choice and get to pickin’ at

This huge, four-day-long festival in West Virginia has a little bit of everything

For more than half a century the Mountain State Art and Craft Fair has been as closely stitched into West

These 20 events are West Virginia must-sees

Parents hear it every year as school winds down for the summer: “I want something to do!” Fortunately, there’s always

Spring is better in the mountains of West Virginia

The best season of the year has just arrived and what does that mean? Flowers are blooming, trees are turning

What’s a “panhandle”? Explore West Virginia’s most northern and eastern arms

Out of all 50 states, West Virginia has the most distinct shape, with two panhandles extending to the north and

THIS festival is the sweetest spot in West Virginia

The town of Ripley has held a festival every March since 2008 to celebrate one of the most important things

Motorcycles in the Mountains

West Virginia’s twisting mountain roads were made for two-wheeling fun. The annual MountainFest Motorcycle Rally welcomes over 50,000 motorcycle riders

Celebrate Mardi Gras in West Virginia

  You don’t need to travel to New Orleans to toss festive beads and feast on king cake. Celebrate Mardi

These 5 West Virginia ‘cupcakeries’ will satisfy your sweet tooth

Cupcakes. Cupcakes are everywhere! This latest foodie trend was born out of convenience — unlike a cake, you don’t have

This WV town has one of the nation’s largest light shows

Welcome to the Ohio River city of Wheeling. With a modest population 28,000, it’s also the site of one of

The must-try beer from every WV brewery

West Virginia’s growing craft beer scene is creating a ton of delicious, must-try beers from all over the state. Here’s

The perfect fall day in West Virginia

Apple cider. Pumpkin carving. Corn mazes. Bonfires. Fall is one of the best times of the year, and there’s no

You can find pumpkin-flavored everything at WV’s largest pumpkin festival

At only one-and-a-half square miles with a population of about 2,500, the tiny river town of Milton boasts an impressive

West Virginia’s oldest movie theater is still going strong

West Virginia is home to dozens of grand old theaters harboring a century’s worth of memories dating back to the

Town guide: Buckhannon

Fresh meals, outdoor attractions, and lively festivals define this Upshur County city. Dining At C.J. Maggie’s, indulgence is the main