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Shadefest Music Festival (Aug 9-11, Elkins, WV)

In 2015, a group of friends christened their favorite weekend as Shadefest, a multi-day music festival that prides itself on its grassroots beginning and familial atmosphere. The story continues at the beautiful Pegasus Farm in Elkins, WV. As our team prepares to launch the festival’s fourth official year, we invite you to join the experience that is our Shadefest family. This year, Shadefest has partnered with the Richmond SPCA in a charitable arrangement and will donate a portion of its proceeds to the organization. See you in the shade! https://www.facebook.com/events/180468825906009/

Treasure Mountain Trot 5k & Kids’ Mile

The first annual Treasure Mountain Trot 5k and Kids' Mile will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018 during the 50th Annual Treasure Mountain Festival. Mark your calendars and start training. Run, jog, or walk... get active! Registration and details coming soon. Sponsorship opportunities are available! Email: PenCoWV@sksrt.net. Brought to you by the Pendleton County Chamber of Commerce and the Pendleton County High School Track Team.

Flying into DC? Take a quick trip to the Eastern Panhandle in West Virginia

So, you’ve just flown into DC and are looking for something amazing to do. Well, look no further than the

Wild World of Animals: Starring Grant Kemmerer & Friends

The fantastic animal lineup encompassing arthropods, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals are the real rock stars of Wild World of Animals. Grant Kemmerer brings about 16 guests to each show ranging from leopard, monkey, wolf, and badger to the critically endangered red ruffed lemur. Included may also be some of the largest of their species such as the eagle owl, marine toad, and dictator scorpions; as well as a legless lizard, cobra, alligator, and a 100 year old alligator snapping turtle. Tickets go on sale, September 10. Call CMC Box Office for tickets.

Rail fest Model Train Show

Train enthusiasts will enjoy this one-of-a-kind train show from the days of the railroad. The show is a favorite of many children who love trains. Adult collectors will enjoy multiple rooms filled with trains and memorabilia.

Bramwell Ghost Tours

This charming ghost tour won’t scare you too bad, but it will definitely put you in a magical state of

Wynonna & The Big Noise at The Chuck Mathena Center

Country music star Wynonna takes the stage at The CMC. Tickets go on sale August 20. Call the CMC Box Office at 304.425.5128​

7 Bridges: The Ultimate Eagles Experience

7 Bridges : The Ultimate EAGLES Experience is a stunningly accurate tribute to the music of the Eagles. Using no backing tracks or harmonizers, 7 Bridges faithfully re-creates the experience of an Eagles concert from the band’s most prolific period. Every show features one brilliant hit single after another with some mighty Don Henley and Joe Walsh surprises sprinkled into the mix. 7 Bridges offers the perfect blend of songs to capture all levels of Eagles devotees

Everywhere your kids can take this little boat of their own…

Want to give the kids a big adventure? Take them duckying down whitewater waves in a little boat of their own.

The Chuck Mathena Center Presents: A Temptations Revue

Bringing the unforgettable songs of Motown to CMC is “A Temptations Revue” featuring former lead singer of the Temptations and Grammy Award winner Barrington “Bo” Henderson (1998-2003), one of the only Temptations lead singers to have received a Grammy. This dynamic and driving show spans more than a decade of Temptations classics, every one of these songs among the most recognizable and culture-defining songs in pop music history: “My Girl,” “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone,” “Get Ready,” “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg,” “Just My Imagination,” “I Wish It Would Rain” and so many more!

Camp Creek State Park Fall Festival

Enjoy the rich, fall colors while enjoying music and food at Camp Creek State Park. There will be a pig roast, apple butter, and corn meal making, Appalachian crafts and displays, and music. For more information call (304)425-9481

You’re flying into West Virginia—now where to go?

The Mountain State is served by several primary airports offering commercial services. Is this your first time flying into West

Hit the history trail: 4 West Virginia road trips with heart

Planning your summer road trip? These fascinating trails might pique your interest in West Virginia’s rich culture and history. Download

The ultimate West Virginia beer road trip

Venture your way through the Mountain State and have some incredible brews along the way! From IPAs to stouts, each

Road Trip: Sweetest small towns & main streets

From strolling down the streets of the state’s vibrant capital city to discovering the charming storefronts of a small mountain

Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad – Fall Foliage Trips

Our regular excursion is a 3-hour trip that goes southbound through the Trough to Sycamore Bridge and back. (It is approximately 35 miles round-trip.) There is no layover; passengers stay on-board. Fall foliage Trough Trips are offered every day October 1-28: Monday-Friday at 1pm; Saturdays and Sundays at 10am & 2:30pm, except Sunday, October 28, Trough Trip is at 1pm (final day of the season). Reservations highly recommended; required for Club Car service. Book online or by phone.

Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad – Green Spring Trip

Due to popular demand, we have added more Green Spring Specials in 2018! Previously, we offered this trip just once a year (the last Sunday in October, the last day of the season) for those railfans who enjoyed riding “rare mileage.” We found over the past two years that more families are enjoying this trip because it is shorter and more affordable. The trip to Green Spring is a 1 1/2 hour trip northbound. (It is approximately 25 miles round-trip.) Enjoy river views along the South Branch of the Potomac River as well as beautiful farmland and rock cuts (like Hanging Rock). There is no layover; passengers stay on-board.

Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad – Green Spring Trip

Due to popular demand, we have added more Green Spring Specials in 2018! Previously, we offered this trip just once a year (the last Sunday in October, the last day of the season) for those railfans who enjoyed riding “rare mileage.” We found over the past two years that more families are enjoying this trip because it is shorter and more affordable. The trip to Green Spring is a 1 1/2 hour trip northbound. (It is approximately 25 miles round-trip.) Enjoy river views along the South Branch of the Potomac River as well as beautiful farmland and rock cuts (like Hanging Rock). There is no layover; passengers stay on-board.

Potomac Scenic Eagle Railroad – Petersburg Trip

On the last Saturday of the month (May – September), we offer an 8-hour trip to Petersburg. This is a longer version of the Trough Trip; it goes further south, to the end of the line, through Moorefield and into Petersburg. (It is approximately 76 miles round-trip.) There is a layover in Petersburg, about 1 1/2 to 2 hours long. Passengers have time to enjoy the South Side Depot as well as shops and restaurants.

Turn your scenic train trip into a weekend excursion

Everyone loves a train ride, and West Virginia has quite a few of them—each one offering spectacular scenery and a

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

Wheeling Heritage Port Sternwheel Festival

Three days of summer fun great entertainment, food, live bands, kid's area, lots of parking, boats, fireworks and more A Must See Event !!! The feature attractions includes regional entertainment ranging from classic rock and roll to Dixieland jazz, children's activities and a spectacular fireworks display. Additionally, many food and craft vendors, and most importantly the Sternwheel Boats themselves, make this early fall event a truly unique experience.

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

Captain Flagg’s US Quartermaster City, 1864: Prospects of Peace

Experience this yuletide event from the war that determined the union of the states and the eventual freedom of four million enslaved people.

Fall Foliage Walk

Join our Natural Resources Specialist for a walk to view the fall colors and identify the trees beneath the leaves.

Fall Foliage Walk

Join our Natural Resources Specialist for a walk to view the fall colors and identify the trees beneath the leaves.

Roeder’s Tavern Cider Making

Learn the time-honored tradition of preserving harvest-time apples by making cider.

John Brown and the Night Sky of 1859

Learn about The Great Solar Storm of 1859, how people interpreted night sky phenomena, and how writers and poets would come to describe John Brown using astronomical imagery.

Reacting to the Raid: Local Militia and the US Marines

John Brown attacked Harpers Ferry on October 16, 1859 and was captured two days later by the US Marines. Volunteers of the USMC Historical Company relive the scene and the all-important reactions to the raid.

Lives in Limbo: Contraband Camp in the Shadow of John Brown’s Fort

Runaway slaves who came into Union lines were called contraband, or enemy property confiscated by the Union Army. Step back to the tense times when the lives of these freedom seekers were in limbo.

Archeology and the US Armory Grounds

See how excavations of the US Armory revealed a huge slice of the hidden history of Harpers Ferry.

Meet Your Park Archeologist

Learn about archeology at Harpers Ferry and a day in the life of an NPS archeologist.

Artifact Sneak Peek

Experience a behind the scenes tour of objects in our archeology collection that rarely see the light of day. Location: Lower Town, John Brown Museum, Allies for Freedom Room Time: 2:00 PM Fee Information: Free. Park entrance fees still apply.

Halloween Celebration

Like to get scared or to trick or treat? Come to the town of Cass Halloween Celebration! Join us for

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?

West Virginia Black Walnut Festival

Founded in 1954, the West Virginia Black Walnut Festival began as a gathering centered around bringing your walnuts to Spencer to have them weighed and sold to the nut company. 64 years later, the BWF is going strong with a carnival, crafts, live music, a car show, exhibits, a grand parade, good food and great times!

Mountain views & a show: The best amphitheaters in West Virginia

From waterfront views to dramatic views of the New River Gorge, each amphitheater in West Virginia is different, yet equally

Destination fun: golf & gaming in Charles Town

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life in Charles Town. Just one hour away from both DC and Baltimore,

A Handmade Christmas in Shepherdstown

You're invited to a free 100% handmade arts and crafts show in historic Shepherdstown, WV inside Town Run Tap House, featuring 17 local vendors. Shop for handmade gifts from soaps, lotion, jewelry, paintings, purses, knit items, and much more. The Tap House will have food, drink, and even a children's play area to entertain the kids while parents browse work from local artists. Door prizes! For our 3rd year, we are excited to expand this event to 2 weekends, with different amazing artists at each one: Saturday, Nov. 24th (Small Business Saturday) and Saturday, Dec. 15th! 10am to 4pm Current vendors include: (more to be added) Nov. 24th: Wild Rose Soap Co. (Organizer) Drakiln Glass (fused glass) Jackie Skavnicky (knit gifts) Gray Fox Farms (jams, jellies, infused honeys Native American jewelry, arts) Linda Steg (Christmas stockings) Dec. 15th: Wild Rose Soap Co. Shade's Farm Honey (raw honey and related gifts) Celebrate more of the town's Christmas in Shepherdstown, with horse drawn carriage rides, carolers, hot cocoa, and festivities throughout the town of Shepherdstown.

You must try these 8 giant burgers in West Virginia

What makes a hamburger special to you? Is it the chargrilled, juicy beef? Is it the way you dress a

5 incredible motorcycles rides in West Virginia

There’s nothing quite like riding over the mountains and through the valleys of West Virginia. Whether you want a curve-hugging,

These 27 places know EVERYTHING about West Virginia

Have you consulted a local convention and visitor’s bureau when planning your trip? These organizations are staffed by friendly and

Chapmanville Apple Butter Festival

Apple Butter Festival will be held September 27, 28 and 29, 2018. There will be arts & crafts, food, carnival rides, live music, and of course homemade apple butter! For more information, call Miranda Robinette at 304-855-4582

3rd Annual West Virginia Fire & Ice

The 3rd Annual WV Fire & Ice Event will be held on Friday, September 21, 2018 at the Logan County Airport. WV Fire & Ice is a craft beer tasting and chili cook off festival. Join us tor a fun evening of great food, cold drinks, and fine West Virginia entertainment.

4 hidden trout hotspots

Follow the locals down to these hidden trout-teeming hotspots in the Mountain State: 1. Second Creek – Monroe County This

Relax during these 6 easy adventures in West Virginia

Everyone knows that West Virginia is the prime place for hard-hitting adventures like whitewater rafting the Gauley River’s class V+

Devils Den Bike Fest

The Hatfield McCoy Convention and Visitor's Bureau in partnership with the Hatfield McCoy Recreational Trails and Mountain State Harley Davidson invite you to join us for the 2nd annual Devil's Den Bike Fest from September 21st thru September 22, 2018. The two day event challenges motorcyclists to ride the winding, twisting history ­ packed roads that were once home to "Devil Anse" Hatfield and site’s made famous by the Coal Wars. Riders have the chance to compete for over $2,000 worth of cash and prizes. In addition to the music and food that were popular at last year’s event we will be adding a Poker Run.

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

You must try these 12 AMAZING pies in West Virginia

  The pepperoni roll may well be West Virginia’s state food, but we also have some desserts that have reached

Valley Fusion Festival

New art, New music and new friendships. Music by local & nationally touring bands, Live Art Gallery, Fire Spinning & Flow Art, Kid-Friendly activities/ Food & Drink & Artisan Craft Vendors

Afternoon Tea at Fort Edwards

Afternoon Tea in 18th century style. Free event – RSVP MaryAnne Lister at mamlister@verizon.net  

11th Annual Capon Bridge Founders Day Festival

History Presentations & Demonstrations, Animal Park, Kids Land, Hay Rides, Lumberjack Competition, 5K Run, Car Show Apple Butter Making, Chili Cook-off Competition

Hampshire Family Frontier Day – Fort Edwards

Experiencing the lifestyle of Joseph Edwards and the other settlers of mid-eighteenth century Hampshire County at Fort Edwards Historic Site.

These iconic hikes in West Virginia are must-sees

If you’re passionate about hiking, then West Virginia is the perfect place for you. West Virginia’s mountainous landscape is an

Dinner Theatre at Elkhorn Inn

October 19-21, the Elkhorn Inn in Landgraff, WV is hosting a unique and special "Mark Twain-Stonewall Jackson Dinner Theater Weekend," with Chef Dan Dinners and Breakfasts. Free, public performances by Doug Riley will bring Mark Twain and Stonewall Jackson to life all weekend! Mr. Riley is known statewide for his performances as Twain and Jackson for the West Virginia Humanities Council's "History Alive!" program, and his performances are sure to entertain. This will be a great weekend of fine food, literature, history and fun! The Weekend Package (for two people) includes 2 nights lodging, dinners, breakfasts, and all performances, and is $550 + tax. Dinners may be booked separately at $60 per person + 15% gratuity and tax. Please call the Elkhorn Inn at 304-862-2031 for reservations. How often do you get to dine with Mark Twain and Stonewall?!

Family Service Upper Ohio Valley presents “A Family Christmas”

There is nothing like getting into the Christmas spirit with friends and family than attending a holiday musical performance by Ron Retzer Trio and the 1170 Band in the historic Capitol Theatre.

46th Burlington Old-Fashioned Apple Harvest Festival

This two-day event features Old Fashioned Apple Butter Making, Grand Feature Parade, Arts & Crafts, Artisan Village, Flea Market, Fiddle Contest, Free On-Stage Entertainment, Various Food Vendors.

Rip through these 4 roarin’ raceways!

West Virginia’s rural hills and hollows combine with our bold “go-for-it” attitude to make motocross (MX) a top-rated sport. The

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

WV Peach Festival

The WV Peach Festival is an annual celebration in the town of Romney, WV. The festival is in it’s 7th

5 mom and pop shops in West Virginia you must visit

You’ll never believe what you can find at some of the state’s oldest and most unique “mom and pop shops.”

Mountain State Forest Festival

The Mountain State Forest Festival is one of the largest and oldest festivals in West Virginia originating in 1930. The

Elkins Community Christmas Tree Lighting

The City Christmas Tree lighting ceremony takes place at 5pm on Saturday at the Phil Gainer Community Center. Also, stop by and checkout the Christmas Bazaar!

Elkins Community Christmas Bazaar

Come welcome in the holiday season on the first Saturday in December at the Phil Gainer Community Center. This year’s

Elkins- Randolph County Children’s Christmas Parade

The annual Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade is becoming one of the largest “small town” parades in Randolph and surrounding counties. We would like to invite you to join this popular event! If you would like to participate in the parade, please contact the Chamber office. Directly following the parade, Santa Claus & Mrs. Claus will be at the YMCA to take “wish lists” and distribute treats to the children.

Elkins Downtown Trick or Treat

More than 1,000 ghosts and goblins are expected in downtown Elkins for the annual Elkins Main Street trick-or-treat event. Elkins Main Street is inviting children between the ages of 3 and 12 to participate in the Halloween fun. Between 5pm and 6 pm., more than 25 businesses, including merchants, restaurants, offices and banks, are expected to participate in the fun, offering treats to youngsters dressed in their favorite Halloween costumes.

Jackson Mill Jubilee

A celebration of Appalachian Heritage, Educational Demonstrations, featuring Indigenous and Bluegrass music concerts, Native American Style Dancing, Chainsaw Carvings, Gristmill demos, Homestead Activities, Photography, Needle Arts and Quilt Show, Antique Tractors and Engines, Carriage Rides, Civil War Encampment, Top quality Artisans, a Zip Line for the active ones, and Kid’s Land for the younger festival participants. Foods – BBQ (Chicken, Beef, & Pork), Homemade Donuts and Ice Cream, Deep Fried Pickles, and more. Fun for the entire family. Hours: Fri. Noon-9 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

10 iconic overlooks in West Virginia that will WOW you

What makes a view scenic? Is it the layers of purple mountains blending into the horizon? Acres of rolling green

Irish Road Bowling – Tygart Lake State Park, Grafton, WV

Irish Road Bowling consists of a ball made of iron and steel that is heavy enough to pick up speed, yet small enough for any person to handle. Besides the basic rules and terms, all you do is hurl this 28 oz. sized "bowl" with an underhand motion over a 1 to 2 mile country road and see how far it goes! Scored like golf, the fewest number of shots from the start to the finish line wins. Irish Road Bowling is similar to fast pitch softball, except with a running start. It's also like bowling if you had enough room to run 10 or 15 yards. Irish Road Bowling is ideal for young athletes or seniors who are looking to enjoy a scenic walk on a country road, combined with an ancient and exciting, but not overly strenuous, sport! November 3 Tygart Lake State Park, Grafton, WV www.tygartlake.com Saturday 1:30 p.m. At Tygart Lake State Park, we discovered a beautiful road course through the woods along 10-mile long, 1750-acre Tygart Lake. Close to the start line, in Tygart Lodge, dine overlooking the lake. For lodge reservations, (304) 265-6144 Road bowling contact: Jacob Jackson

Irish Road Bowling

Irish Road Bowling consists of a ball made of iron and steel that is heavy enough to pick up speed, yet small enough for any person to handle. Besides the basic rules and terms, all you do is hurl this 28 oz. sized "bowl" with an underhand motion over a 1 to 2 mile country road and see how far it goes! Scored like golf, the fewest number of shots from the start to the finish line wins. Irish Road Bowling is similar to fast pitch softball, except with a running start. It's also like bowling if you had enough room to run 10 or 15 yards. Irish Road Bowling is ideal for young athletes or seniors who are looking to enjoy a scenic walk on a country road, combined with an ancient and exciting, but not overly strenuous, sport! October 27 Chief Logan State Park, Logan, WV www.chiefloganstatepark.com Saturday 11:30 a.m. Registration begins 10:30 a.m. Irish road bowling was an old sport before the American Civil War, and Irish emigrant soldiers for both the North and South rolled small cannonballs down country roads between battles. Come and throw cannonballs with us in the morning, then join Civil War re-enactors in the afternoon at Chief Logan's all-day Civil War Days extravaganza. The WVIRBA adds an ancient sport, Irish Road Bowling, to the rich sports tradition of Logan, West Virginia's City of Champions. At 4,000-acre Chief Logan State Park with its outdoor amphitheater and wildlife center, you can loft a bowl beneath the statue of Logan, famous Chief of the Cuyoga -Mingos, or in the footsteps of Aracoma, legendary Princess of the Shawnees. Lodging at Chief Logan Lodge 304 855 6100. For info Terry Mullins 304 855 8591, tmullins@chiefloganreccenter.org, or Chief Logan State Park 304 792 7125.

Irish Road Bowling – Holly River State Park Fall Challenge

Irish Road Bowling consists of a ball made of iron and steel that is heavy enough to pick up speed, yet small enough for any person to handle. Besides the basic rules and terms, all you do is hurl this 28 oz. sized "bowl" with an underhand motion over a 1 to 2 mile country road and see how far it goes! Scored like golf, the fewest number of shots from the start to the finish line wins. Irish Road Bowling is similar to fast pitch softball, except with a running start. It's also like bowling if you had enough room to run 10 or 15 yards. Irish Road Bowling is ideal for young athletes or seniors who are looking to enjoy a scenic walk on a country road, combined with an ancient and exciting, but not overly strenuous, sport! October 6 Holly River State Park Fall Challenge (& Pig Roast), Hacker Valley, WV www.hollyriver.com Saturday 1:30 p.m. In a deep valley, one of the tour’s most beautiful roads, October colors, a trout stream, rhododendron thickets, a bridge to loft over, a massive stone pavilion for the medieval feast afterward. For info, Holly River State Park (304) 493-6353, hollyriversp@wv.gov

Irish Road Bowling – Preston County Buckwheat Festival

Irish Road Bowling consists of a ball made of iron and steel that is heavy enough to pick up speed, yet small enough for any person to handle. Besides the basic rules and terms, all you do is hurl this 28 oz. sized "bowl" with an underhand motion over a 1 to 2 mile country road and see how far it goes! Scored like golf, the fewest number of shots from the start to the finish line wins. Irish Road Bowling is similar to fast pitch softball, except with a running start. It's also like bowling if you had enough room to run 10 or 15 yards. Irish Road Bowling is ideal for young athletes or seniors who are looking to enjoy a scenic walk on a country road, combined with an ancient and exciting, but not overly strenuous, sport! September 30, Preston County Buckwheat Festival, Kingwood, WV www.buckwheatfest.com Sunday 1:00 p.m. The WVIRB Association “Northern Wing” sponsors a terrific tournament with the best prize anywhere, a Buckwheat Pancake Breakfast for the winners. Loft a corner on Pleasantdale and Greens Run Road, one of the best WVIRBA road courses in WV. Road Master Mark Wilt Cell: (304) 698-6817

Irish Road Bowling – Wheeling Hibernians Ohio Valley Championship

Irish Road Bowling consists of a ball made of iron and steel that is heavy enough to pick up speed, yet small enough for any person to handle. Besides the basic rules and terms, all you do is hurl this 28 oz. sized "bowl" with an underhand motion over a 1 to 2 mile country road and see how far it goes! Scored like golf, the fewest number of shots from the start to the finish line wins. Irish Road Bowling is similar to fast pitch softball, except with a running start. It's also like bowling if you had enough room to run 10 or 15 yards. Irish Road Bowling is ideal for young athletes or seniors who are looking to enjoy a scenic walk on a country road, combined with an ancient and exciting, but not overly strenuous, sport! September 15 Wheeling Hibernians Ohio Valley Championship, Wheeling, WV http://aohwheeling.shutterfly.com Saturday 1:00 p.m. The Wheeling Hibernians IRB Tournament benefits local charities and is the northern-most event on the WVIRBA Tour circuit. Centrally located in the Ohio River Valley, this tournament will be an easy drive from Pittsburgh or Columbus, Boggs Hill Road. Craig O'Leary (304) 242-6196, oleary@redp.org In September 2017, 839 bowlers made this WVIRBA event the largest Irish road bowling team tournament in the world. Entry fee includes a big barbecue afterwards, live music. Let's go for 1000 in 2018!

Irish Road Bowling

Come join the fun of this annual competition for a weekend rich in history and plenty of entertainment all situated amidst the enchanting natural surroundings of Shepherdstown, WV. Throw cannonballs on historic Trough Road, where in 1862 Confederate and Union troops fought, as the Confederate army retreated from Antietam. Irish Road Bowling consists of a ball made of iron and steel that is heavy enough to pick up speed, yet small enough for any person to handle. Besides the basic rules and terms, all you do is hurl this 28 oz. sized "bowl" with an underhand motion over a 1 to 2 mile country road and see how far it goes! Scored like golf, the fewest number of shots from the start to the finish line wins. Irish Road Bowling is similar to fast pitch softball, except with a running start. It's also like bowling if you had enough room to run 10 or 15 yards. Irish Road Bowling is ideal for young athletes or seniors who are looking to enjoy a scenic walk on a country road, combined with an ancient and exciting, but not overly strenuous, sport! Road Bowling begins at 1:30 p.m. Visit http://www.battleofshepherdstown.org. To be a part of history, contact Road Master Mary Wolfe at (304) 258-4958, or e-mail mwolfe4@frontier.com.

Gentle Hikes for All Ages in Almost Heaven

With a nickname like the Mountain State, you might think hiking is a tough chore in West Virginia. But West

Christmas on the Frontier

Join us on the first Saturday in December to learn about Colonial and Early American Christmas traditions! The fort will be open from 10:00 am-3:00 pm to the public.

Christmas Fantasy Light Show

Drive-thru around Krodel Park and view the unique, animated light displays. New additions each year.

Antique Tractor Pull

Antique Tractor Pulls.

17th Annual Mothman Festival

Kickstarter event on Sept. 14. The Mothman Festival is an annual gathering commemorating the visit of the mysterious entity known

Antique Tractor Pull

Antique Tractor Pulls

There’s a 400-million-year-old ocean beneath West Virginia

Did you know there’s a 400-million-year-old ocean beneath West Virginia? It’s called the Iapetus Ocean, and it lies underneath the

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

43rd Annual Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival

Come join your friends at one of the top judged festivals in America, the 43rd Annual Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival on September 28-30th, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. each day, at our NEW LOCATION, Jefferson County WV Fairgrounds. We have something for everyone to see and do at our festival. Approximately 200 quality juried artists and craftsperson’s from 24 states will be demonstrating their wonderful created work at the festival. There will be activities for the children such as: a children's tent where children can make a craft, face painting and scavenger hunt. For those that enjoy bluegrass music we have several great bands performing on Saturday and Sunday. For more information on the bands and to get the schedule, visit our website at www.MHACFestival.org. Wine and beer tastings from the areas foremost West Virginia wineries and WV craft beers. Patrons must be 21 years of age or older to taste/purchase beer and wine, so be prepared to show valid identification. Quality arts and crafts, finest West Virginia wines; live bluegrass music; activities for children; and outstanding food, all in the spacious indoor and outdoor beauty of Wild and Wonderful West Virginia approximately one-hour northwest of Washington, DC. There is no better way to spend a September weekend! General Admission is $7 at the gate or $6 in advance. Parking, arts/crafts demonstrations, wine tasting, live bluegrass music, and children's crafts, with face painting are included in the price of admission; so, bring the entire family! For further information, please call 304-725-2055. For advanced reduced tickets, visit our website www.MHACFestival.org. Watch for the Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival signs and follow them to Jefferson County WV Fairgrounds in the heart of Jefferson County near Harpers Ferry and Charles Town/Ranson.

Gandy Dancer Theatre – Dinner & Mountain Memories Christmas Show

After a fabulous plated dinner of Italian marinated chicken breast, hamburger steak, slaw, green beans, baked potato, dessert and beverage, sit back and celebrate the “Reason for the Season” at the Gandy Dancer Theatre! This incredible cast includes talented singers, beautiful costumed dancers, and the finest musicians around. Join us and make your own mountain memories !!! Arrive at 5:30pm ~ Dinner at 6:00pm ~ Show at 7:00pm Reservations required.

Gandy Dancer Theatre – Dinner & Mountain Memories Christmas Show

After a fabulous plated dinner of Italian marinated chicken breast, hamburger steak, slaw, green beans, baked potato, dessert and beverage, sit back and celebrate the “Reason for the Season” at the Gandy Dancer Theatre! This incredible cast includes talented singers, beautiful costumed dancers, and the finest musicians around. Join us and make your own mountain memories !!! Arrive at 5:30pm ~ Dinner at 6:00pm ~ Show at 7:00pm Reservations required.

Gandy Dancer Theatre – Lunch & Mountain Memories Christmas Matinee

After a fabulous plated dinner of Italian marinated chicken breast, hamburger steak, slaw, green beans, baked potato, dessert and beverage, sit back and celebrate the “Reason for the Season” at the Gandy Dancer Theatre! This incredible cast includes talented singers, beautiful costumed dancers, and the finest musicians around. Join us and make your own mountain memories !!! Arrive at 11:30am ~ Lunch at 12:00 noon ~ Show from 1-3pm Reservations required.

Gandy Dancer Theatre – Dinner & Mountain Memories Christmas Show

After a fabulous plated dinner of Italian marinated chicken breast, hamburger steak, slaw, green beans, baked potato, dessert and beverage, sit back and celebrate the “Reason for the Season” at the Gandy Dancer Theatre! This incredible cast includes talented singers, beautiful costumed dancers, and the finest musicians around. Join us and make your own mountain memories !!! Arrive at 5:30pm ~ Dinner at 6:00pm ~ Show at 7:00pm Reservations required.

Gandy Dancer Theatre – Dinner & Mountain Memories Christmas Show

After a fabulous plated dinner of Italian marinated chicken breast, hamburger steak, slaw, green beans, baked potato, dessert and beverage, sit back and celebrate the “Reason for the Season” at the Gandy Dancer Theatre! This incredible cast includes talented singers, beautiful costumed dancers, and the finest musicians around. Join us and make your own mountain memories !!! Arrive at 5:30pm ~ Dinner at 6:00pm ~ Show at 7:00pm Reservations required.

Gandy Dancer Theatre – Dinner & Mountain Memories Christmas Show

After a fabulous plated dinner of Italian marinated chicken breast, hamburger steak, slaw, green beans, baked potato, dessert and beverage, sit back and celebrate the “Reason for the Season” at the Gandy Dancer Theatre! This incredible cast includes talented singers, beautiful costumed dancers, and the finest musicians around. Join us and make your own mountain memories !!! Arrive at 5:30pm ~ Dinner at 6:00pm ~ Show at 7:00pm Reservations Required.

Gandy Dancer Theatre – Lunch & Mountain Memories Christmas Matinee

After a fabulous plated dinner of Italian marinated chicken breast, hamburger steak, slaw, green beans, baked potato, dessert and beverage, sit back and celebrate the “Reason for the Season” at the Gandy Dancer Theatre! This incredible cast includes talented singers, beautiful costumed dancers, and the finest musicians around. Join us and make your own mountain memories !!! Arrive at 11:30am ~ Lunch at 12:00 noon ~ Show from 1-3pm

Gandy Dancer Theatre – Dinner & Mountain Memories Christmas Show

After a fabulous plated dinner of Italian marinated chicken breast, hamburger steak, slaw, green beans, baked potato, dessert and beverage, sit back and celebrate the “Reason for the Season” at the Gandy Dancer Theatre! This incredible cast includes talented singers, beautiful costumed dancers, and the finest musicians around. Join us and make your own mountain memories !!! Arrive at 5:30pm ~ Dinner at 6:00pm ~ Show at 7:00pm Reservations Required.

Gandy Dancer Theatre – Dinner & Christmas with Elvis Show

Back again this year with a full night of entertainment is Robert Keefer. This amazing impersonator will be sure to make you feel like you’re reliving the true days of the ‘The King.’ Come join us for an Elvis style Christmas evening. Arrive at 5:30pm ~ dinner at 6pm ~ show from 7-9pm Please call for reservations.

Gandy Dancer Theatre – Dinner & Mountain Memories Christmas Show

After a fabulous plated dinner of Italian marinated chicken breast, hamburger steak, slaw, green beans, baked potato, dessert and beverage, sit back and celebrate the “Reason for the Season” at the Gandy Dancer Theatre! This incredible cast includes talented singers, beautiful costumed dancers, and the finest musicians around. Join us and make your own mountain memories !!! Arrive at 5:30pm ~ Dinner at 6:00pm ~ Show at 7:00pm

Gandy Dancer Theatre – Lunch & Mountain Memories Christmas Matinee

After a fabulous plated dinner of Italian marinated chicken breast, hamburger steak, slaw, green beans, baked potato, dessert and beverage, sit back and celebrate the “Reason for the Season” at the Gandy Dancer Theatre! This incredible cast includes talented singers, beautiful costumed dancers, and the finest musicians around. Join us and make your own mountain memories !!! Arrive at 11:30am ~ Lunch at 12:00noon ~ Show at 1:00pm

Gandy Dancer Theatre – Dinner & Mountain Memories Christmas Show

After a fabulous plated dinner of Italian marinated chicken breast, hamburger steak, slaw, green beans, baked potato, dessert and beverage, sit back and celebrate the “Reason for the Season” at the Gandy Dancer Theatre! This incredible cast includes talented singers, beautiful costumed dancers, and the finest musicians around. Join us and make your own mountain memories !!! Arrive at 5:30pm ~ Dinner at 6:00pm ~ Show at 7:00pm

Gandy Dancer Theatre – Dinner & Mountain Memories Christmas Show

After a fabulous plated dinner of Italian marinated chicken breast, hamburger steak, slaw, green beans, baked potato, dessert, and beverage, sit back and celebrate the “Reason for the Season” at the Gandy Dancer Theatre! This incredible cast includes talented singers, beautiful costumed dancers, and the finest musicians around. Join us and make your own mountain memories !!! Arrive at 5:30pm ~ Dinner at 6:00pm ~ Show at 7:00pm

Gandy Dancer Theatre – Dinner & Mountain Memories Christmas Show

After a fabulous plated dinner of Italian marinated chicken breast, hamburger steak, slaw, green beans, baked potato, dessert and beverage, sit back and celebrate the “Reason for the Season” at the Gandy Dancer Theatre! This incredible cast includes talented singers, beautiful costumed dancers, and the finest musicians around. Join us and make your own mountain memories !!! Arrive at 5:30pm ~ Dinner at 6:00pm ~ Show at 7:00pm

Gandy Dancer Theatre – Murder Mystery Dinner

"Beg, Borrow, Steal or Kill" Enjoy the comedy antics of our cast as the Mayor tries to find a bride for his son. Sounds easy but it never is. Cheer for your choice and maybe get the chance to be a part of the show. Arrive at 5:30pm ~ Dinner & Performance 6:00pm

Gandy Dancer Theatre- Murder Mystery Dinner

"Beg, Borrow, Steal or Kill" Enjoy the comedy antics of our cast as the Mayor tries to find a bride for his son. Sounds easy but it never is. Cheer for your choice and maybe get the chance to be a part of the show. Arrive at 5:30pm ~ Dinner & Performance 6:00pm