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5 Weekend Getaways To Take In 2022

The colder months in Almost Heaven are some of the best times to explore quaint mountain towns and their charming

Road Trips from Pittsburgh: Mountaineer Country

The Mountaineer Country Region of West Virginia is a lively and beautiful area filled with scenic attractions, fine dining, ample

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

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

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

Valley Falls Center

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,

Hotel Morgan

Close to Home: Climate Change Impacts at WVBG

Most people know that the consequences of climate change include rising oceans, hungry polar bears, and massive wildfires, but do

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

Build Your Own Container Garden

Celebrate Earth Day at the WVBG by constructing your very own container garden to take home. Join gardeners Miranda Talkington

Campfire Stories

Join members of the West Virginia Storytelling Guild for a family friendly storytelling event at the WVBG. Please bring blankets

Being with Nature

Join Judith Clister 10:00-11:30 a.m. the first Sunday, May-December, for a time of contemplation/meditation with nature. Our hosts will be

Being with Nature

Join Judith Clister 10:00-11:30 a.m. the first Sunday, May-December, for a time of contemplation/meditation with nature. Our hosts will be

Being with Nature

Join Judith Clister 10:00-11:30 a.m. the first Sunday, May-December, for a time of contemplation/meditation with nature. Our hosts will be

A Tour of the Night Sky

WVU Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, D.J. Pisano, will be leading a tour of the night sky. The evening will start with

Animals of the Botanic Garden

Join WVU Master Gardener Candidate Zac Morton to learn about the many animals that make their home in the Botanic

Being with Nature

Join Judith Clister 10:00-11:30 a.m. the first Sunday, May-October, for a time of contemplation/meditation with nature. Our hosts will be

Being with Nature

Join Judith Clister 10:00-11:30 a.m. the first Sunday, May-October, for a time of contemplation/meditation with nature. Our hosts will be

Being with Nature

Join Judith Clister 10:00-11:30 a.m. the first Sunday, May-October, for a time of contemplation/meditation with nature. Our hosts will be

Appalachian Blacksmith Association Hammer-In

Come out an watch some of the best blacksmiths in north-central West Virginia apply their skills. There will be demonstrations

Adventure Fest

This festival began in 2000 when a group of friends decided to share the things that they are most passionate

Band of Brothers

Band of Brothers, performing classic rock, will take the stage at Pricketts Fort’s amphitheater in a FREE concert.

Christmas in October

The fort will feature a weekend of artisans and craftsmen from the region demonstrating and selling those unique gifts or one-of-a-kind

Colonial Kid’s Day

Bring the kids to the fort to experience a full day of fun and educational activities. Activities include games of

Colonial Kid’s Day

Bring the kids to the fort to experience a day of fun and educational activities. Activities include colonial games and a

Art Crawl

Indigo Visions presents Downtown Morgantown Art Crawl, an event to inspire the community. Featuring Local Music, Visual Art, Handmade Goods,

Candlelight Christmas Tour

See how the holidays were once celebrated during a candlelit tour of the fort and Job Prickett House.

Connector Arts & Craft Fair

Just in time for Christmas shopping, artists and crafters will display and sell their creations at the National Guard Armory.

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.

C & D Bunner Family Spooky Yard Haunt

We are truly a Family Yard Haunt. We have 32 different themed rooms/areas, plus a maze to walk through. Kids Day: October 6 from 1pm - 5pm and October 21 from 1pm - 3pm. All Ages welcome. The kids may wear their costumes these days. We ask that no face masks be worn or anything else on their face please! We will have a face painter available free of charge. The kids get to walk through the Haunt and collect candy and treats. There are no tricks. We will have treat bags to give to the kids this day. The first 50 kids in Saturday and Sunday will receive a T-shirt. Fright Night: October 13 and 27 from 7:30pm - 11:00pm. Please remember this is for ages 12 and up ONLY. These two nights are much darker. All ages welcome, but could be scary for young children; Admission Free; Donations Welcome. Please park at Mt. Nebo Church and walk up or park along side the road were the rope lights are located. We are not handicap accessible.

Bands, Bites and Brews

Celebration of Lights

Local individuals, families and businesses have sponsored over 420 lighted holiday displays for your viewing enjoyment. These displays decorate the road around Morris Park located on Pleasant Valley Road in Fairmont. Many people and groups volunteer their time to help with the set up and daily operation of Celebration of Lights event. Each year, over 1,000 hours of volunteer time is dedicated to producing this event for the public. Please come enjoy the displays! The event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of South Fairmont.

David Allen Pretzel Memorial Rodeo

General Concessions, Food Vendors & Tack Vendor available on site. Camping on site and stall rentals available for a fee, first come first serve. Friday the gates open for trailers & campers at 3pm–Fun show begins at 6pm and a bon fire, DJ & hot dogs at 8:30pm. Saturday is the cattle penning jackpot starting at 10am–One on one penning jackpot at 12pm—Mutton bustin 1st round at 1pm (limit 1 ride per child)–Country roads barrels & poles at 3pm–Live music by Steve Smith Band after Barrels. On Sunday is Cowboy church at 9am; two (2) man sorting jackpot at 11am and Country roads barrels & poles at 2pm. For additional information and to register, call Joni at 304-288-1992.

Cozy June Dinner

Join us for our monthly dinner based upon new and classic cookbooks available at our shop. Each menu is thoughtfully planned with local seasonal ingredients when possible. Limited seating. Starters Homestead Salad Mixed Green Salad with Tomato, Cucumber and Balsamic Vinaigrette Entree HERITAGE PORK CHOP Served with Wild Rice Pilaf and Seasonal Vegetables Vegetarian Entree: Basil Pesto with Wild Mushrooms Dessert Panna Cotta topped with Salted Caramel $40.00 per person. $15 kids under 12. Vegetarian option available upon request. To make a reservation, call 304-864-4333 or OpenTable.com

Beginner’s Guide to Plant Identification

On this walk with Research Botanist Cindy Huebner, participants will be introduced to the basics of plant identification and learn to identify several plant species with a focus on trees and shrubs. Most appropriate for adults and older children. Free for WVBG members; $15 for non-members. Space is limited, register today! Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Programs will last approximately 1.5-2 hours unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Basket Weaving @ Pricketts Fort

Learn basic basket weaving skills and take your creation home with you! (For children ages 10 to 13.) Must pre-register.

Colonial Kids Day

The day focuses on 118th-century life through a child’s eyes. Bring the kids to the fort to experience a full day of fun and educational activities. Activities will include life in the militia, games of the colonial child, and a story in the Thomas Library. Children must be accompanied by an adult and regular admission applies.

Colonial Kids Day

The day focuses on 118th-century life through a child’s eyes. Bring the kids to the fort to experience a full day of fun and educational activities. Activities will include life in the militia, games of the colonial child, and a story in the Thomas Library. Children must be accompanied by an adult and regular admission applies. Also held July 25.

Colonial Kids Day @ Pricketts Fort

The day focuses on 118th-century life through a child’s eyes. Bring the kids to the fort to experience a full day of fun and educational activities. Activities will include life in the militia, games of the colonial child, and a story in the Thomas Library. Children must be accompanied by an adult and regular admission applies. Also held July 18 & 25

Colonial Kids Day @ Pricketts Fort

This day focuses on 18th-century life through a child’s eyes. Bring the kids to the fort to experience a full day of fun and educational activities. Activities will include life in the militia, games of the colonial child, and a story in the Thomas Library. Children must be accompanied by an adult and regular admission applies. Other dates include June 27 and July 11, 18 & 25

Bird Banding @ Pricketts Fort

One of West Virginia’s premier birders, Joey Herron, will take visitors through Pricketts Fort State Park and give an up-close look at how to band a bird.

Bridgeport Farmers Market, First Regular Season Market

Shop local farmers, producers and artisans. Brunch served daily. Local musicians every week. Every Sunday, May thru October 14, 10am - 2pm at Charles Pointe. Exit 124 off I-79.

Arthurdale Heritage Goat Gallop 5K

Enjoy Arthurdale’s charming historic district dotted with original New Deal homes & gallop past the friendly goats! Visit the historic grounds, play with the goats, & join us in celebrating homestead life. Participants under 10 must have parental permission. Strollers & wheelchairs welcome. -Goat Gallop 5k Run / Walk - $20 if registered before June 1, $25 after June 1 and on race day. Pre-registration guarantees race t-shirt! - Kids Run- $3 registration fee.

Children’s Dulcimer Class

Your child can experience the joy of music and heritage as Judy Werner teaches the basics of playing a lap dulcimer. (For ages 6 to 14.) Registration required.

Accordion Concert

Back by popular demand, Kevin Solecki will be performing during the 8th annual accordion concert. In addition to local talent, the evening will also feature the Fairmont Senior High School Madrigals. Concessions provided by the Knights of Columbus.

Bluegrass Saturday @ Sagebrush Round-Up

The Sagebrush Round-Up is the host of a weekly country music show featuring local and regional talent. Except for tonight when it is all things bluegrass! They also house the Country Music Hall of Fame for West Virginia. Come early and try a home cooked dinner.

Country Music @ Sagebrush Round-Up

The Sagebrush Round-Up is the host of a weekly country music show featuring local and regional talent. They also house the Country Music Hall of Fame for West Virginia. Come early and try a home cooked dinner.

Country Music @ Sagebrush Round-Up

The Sagebrush Round-Up is the host of a weekly country music show featuring local and regional talent. They also house the Country Music Hall of Fame for West Virginia. Come early and try a home cooked dinner.

Country Music @ Sagebrush Round-Up

The Sagebrush Round-Up is the host of a weekly country music show featuring local and regional talent. They also house the Country Music Hall of Fame for West Virginia. Come early and try a home cooked dinner.

Country Music @ Sagebrush Round-Up

The Sagebrush Round-Up is the host of a weekly country music show featuring local and regional talent. They also house the Country Music Hall of Fame for West Virginia. Come early and try a home cooked dinner.

Colonial Dance Class

Bring the kids and enjoy an afternoon of 18th Century educational culture. This class will teach your child to dance like our early American ancestors with live music and instruction. Must be accompanied by an adult.

Country Music @ Sagebrush Round-Up

The Sagebrush Round-Up is the host of a weekly country music show that features local and regional talent. It also houses the Country Music Hall of Fame for West Virginia. Come early and try a home cooked dinner.

Amazing Eggs

How much do you know about birds’ eggs? Some birds lay eggs the size of jellybeans, and some lay eggs the size of softballs. Eggshells can be a variety of colors. This presentation, featuring a live bird of prey from the Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia and a take home craft, will discuss some of the amazing things about eggs. Appropriate for all ages. $5 for WVBG members, $15 for non-members. Space is limited, register today! Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Walks and presentations will last 1.5-2hrs and are free of charge unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Country Music @ Sagebrush Round-Up

The Sagebrush Round-Up is the host of a family-friendly weekly country music show and houses the Country Music Hall of Fame for West Virginia. Come early and try a home cooked dinner.

Cabin Fever Craft Beer Festival

Cabin Fever Craft Beer Festival is North Central WV’s annual indoor winter event featuring brews from around the Mountain State. It takes place every February in Morgantown at Mylan Park. Cabin Fever exclusively offers only beer brewed in WV and is a great way to sample the best offerings from the newest small batch breweries from all over the state. The unique fest also hosts local food and merchant vendors with a distinct focus on Appalachian culture.

Chocolate Lovers’ Day

A one-day chocolate extravaganza that invites the public to indulge themselves in an array of chocolate creations. For only $5

Community Coalition for Social Justice & Main Street Morgantown 12th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Celebration: “Growing Up Martin”

The Community Coalition for Social Justice and Main Street Morgantown are sponsoring this annual event on January 15th at 2:00 p.m. at the Metropolitan Theatre, 369 High Street, Morgantown. Because we anticipate that many events recognizing the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's assassination in 1968 will focus on his career and adult life, we will focus on the experiences of his boyhood that made him the man he became. There will be music in the lobby before the event. Mayor Bill Kawecki will welcome the audience. The Flying Colors, Morgantown Community Orchestra, Mylan Park Elementary School Choir, and Morgantown Children's Choir will perform, and the winners of the NAACP-Greater St. Paul AME Church Multimedia Essay Contest will share their essays. Janis-Rozena Peri will sing one of Dr. King's favorite songs, "If I Can Help Someone," and Jeremy Thomas will be reading a story about Dr. King as a boy. Look for posters by art students from St. Francis Central Catholic School in downtown businesses to promote the event. CCSJ will also have social justice-themed bumper stickers and buttons for sale. The League of Women Voters and Morgantown Human Rights Commission will have information tables in the lobby, and the League will have information available about the new West Virginia voter i.d. law that will then be in effect. Admission is free, but CCSJ asks that those attending bring donations for the Scott's Run Settlement House Backpack Feeding Program that provides food for area school children over the weekend, which now serves 839 children at nine schools in Monongalia County, Sample foods needed are individual servings of graham crackers, animal crackers, cereal boxes, fruit snacks, Jell-O, ravioli soup, and applesauce. A link to a complete list and more information is available at srsh-org.doodlekit.com/home/backpack_snack_program. CCSJ provides this event with financial support from the City of Morgantown and Rachel Wood of Virtus Wealth Solutions.

Bridgeport Farmer’s Market

The mission of the Bridgeport Farmers Market is to create and sustain a community of local vendors & supportive customers in order to cultivate the local economy and provide fresh, healthy food to the people of North Central West Virginia. We believe that farmers markets provide a positive environment for conscientious consumers to make a direct connection to their food sources. In addition to a diverse group of local farmers it is the further mission of the Bridgeport Farmers Market to bring together a talented group of West Virginia artisans, musicians, authors, and chefs. This is the last indoor market. West Virginia currently ranks #14 in the U.S. for its support of local food producers. The rich culinary traditions of this state paired with a blossoming network of small farms combine to create many forward thinking ventures and positive opportunities in our local communities.

Bridgeport Farmer’s Market

The mission of the Bridgeport Farmers Market is to create and sustain a community of local vendors & supportive customers in order to cultivate the local economy and provide fresh, healthy food to the people of North Central West Virginia. We believe that farmers markets provide a positive environment for conscientious consumers to make a direct connection to their food sources. In addition to a diverse group of local farmers it is the further mission of the Bridgeport Farmers Market to bring together a talented group of West Virginia artisans, musicians, authors, and chefs. West Virginia currently ranks #14 in the U.S. for its support of local food producers. The rich culinary traditions of this state paired with a blossoming network of small farms combine to create many forward thinking ventures and positive opportunities in our local communities.

Bridgeport Farmer’s Market

The mission of the Bridgeport Farmers Market is to create and sustain a community of local vendors & supportive customers in order to cultivate the local economy and provide fresh, healthy food to the people of North Central West Virginia. We believe that farmers markets provide a positive environment for conscientious consumers to make a direct connection to their food sources. In addition to a diverse group of local farmers it is the further mission of the Bridgeport Farmers Market to bring together a talented group of West Virginia artisans, musicians, authors, and chefs. West Virginia currently ranks #14 in the U.S. for its support of local food producers. The rich culinary traditions of this state paired with a blossoming network of small farms combine to create many forward thinking ventures and positive opportunities in our local communities.

Bridgeport Farmer’s Market

The Bridgeport Farmers Market is open every Sunday from mid-May thru mid-October, 10am to 2pm. The Market is open rain or shine. The Market is located in the Charles Pointe Development off I-79 Exit 124. The Outdoor Market is now closed until May 2018 when we’ll be celebrating our 10th Anniversary Season. The Winter Market is open the 2nd Sunday of each month from November to April, 11am to 2pm, inside the Bridgeport Conference Center. For Winter 2018 the Market will remain on the 2nd Sunday of each month.

Bridgeport Farmer’s Market November

It's November market fans! Time to make your Thanksgiving dinner shopping list. The first Winter Market of the season will be held on November 19th inside the Bridgeport Conference Center, 11am to 2pm. Everything you need to prepare your Thanksgiving feast will be available along with unique Christmas gifts handcrafted by West Virginia artisans. Shop local with us and know where your food comes from! #bfmwv

“Northern Lights”

The West Virginia University Symphony Orchestra performs side-by-side with the WVSO for Brahms’ “Academic Overture”  and the WVSO performs “Symphony No. 5” by Sibelius. Erik Ralske, principal horn of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra will be featured on Strauss’s “Horn Concerto No. 2”

“Verdi’s Requiem”

Join the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra for a performance of  Verdi’s Requiem spectacular choral work, which will feature the West Virginia Symphony Chorus, Fairmont Community Choir, WVU Chamber Singers, and West Virginia University Chorus. Guest Soloists: Raquel Gonzalez, Soprano; Eric Barry, Tenor; Stacey Rishoi, Mezzo-Soprano; Wei Wu, Bass Guest Conductor: Adam Flatt

Annual Christmas Light Up and Community Christmas Parade

On December 1, 2017, join us for the annual Christmas Light Up activities: Christmas tree lighting at 6:30 p.m. on the garden plaza of the International Mother's Day Shrine, followed by Christmas caroling inside the National Historic Landmark structure where Mother's Day began. Caroling will be followed by a reception in the downstairs lecture room. Come back on Saturday, Dec. 2 for the annual Community Christmas Parade and Gigantic Toy Giveaway in downtown Grafton. Hope you can kick off the 2017 Christmas season with a whistle stop in Grafton, WV. See you there!

Aurora Project Community Sing Along

Rediscover the fun and fellowship of group singing! Join us for a community sing featuring folk songs, camp songs, traditional favorites, hymns and more. No talent or training necessary: just a love of old songs!

Container Water Gardening

Join us in celebrating the many wonders of our world’s rainforests by creating a tiny, thriving ecosystem! Led by WVBG Outdoor Educator Stacy Clovis-Woofter, this make-and-take garden project will focus on how soil layers, plant choice, water and light requirements are all connected as well as offer young scientists lessons on nature’s water cycle. Open to children ages 4 and older with an accompanying adult. $15 for WVBG members; $20 for non-members. * Please register by August 20. * All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. * Free walks and presentations last approximately 1.5 hours. Donations are appreciated and can be made at the Lower Parking Lot Kiosk at any time. * Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Container Gardening for Kids: Spectacular Sand Buckets with Succulents

Bring the beach back home and join us for gardening fun, as we create colorful succulent gardens in sand bucket containers! Led by WVBG Outdoor Educator Stacy Clovis-Woofter, this make-and-take garden project offers budding gardeners opportunities to learn more about what these sun-loving plants need to thrive. Open to children ages 4 and older with an accompanying adult. $15 for WVBG members; $20 for non-members. * Please register by August 6. * All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. * Free walks and presentations last approximately 1.5 hours. Donations are appreciated and can be made at the Lower Parking Lot Kiosk at any time. * Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Adam Trent-The Next Generation of Magic

“Seeing is dis-believing,” raves The New York Times, Direct from Broadway, Adam Trent, the breakout star of The Illusionists, brings his signature brand of magic and illusion to this 90-minute spectacle. Produced by the same creative team behind The Illusionists brand, Adam Trent’s production is an immersive entertainment extravaganza of magic, comedy and music perfect for the entire family. Don’t miss the next generation of magic!

Always…Patsy Cline

Always…Patsy Cline shares a story of respect, support, friendship, and talent that goes beyond what most fans get to experience with their idols. A musical by Ted Swindley Production of West Virginia Public Theatre, it focuses on Louise Seger’s fond memories of Cline and her love of her friend’s music.

Beech Bark Disease: A Long Established Forest Disease in West Virginia Reaches Monongalia County

Beech bark disease was first reported in WV in the early 1980s and has since spread throughout the higher elevations in eastern part of the state. In April 2016, BBD was discovered for the first time at the West Virginia Botanic Garden. During this presentation, Dr. Matt Kasson, WVU Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology, will discuss the history of the disease and potential factors influencing its progression. Most appropriate for adults. Free. * Please register by August 3. * All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. * Free walks and presentations last approximately 1.5 hours. Donations are appreciated and can be made at the Lower Parking Lot Kiosk at any time. * Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Container Gardening for Kids: Create a Habitat! Butterfly Window Boxes

Learn to create a habitat that provides a welcoming home or resting spot for various West Virginia butterfly species, all in a window box garden! Led by WVBG Outdoor Educator Stacy Clovis-Woofter, this make-and-take garden project offers budding naturalists opportunities to observe, connect, and learn more about butterflies and habitat creation. Open to children ages 4 and older with an accompanying adult. $15 for WVBG members; $20 for non-members.

Barbour County Fair Irish Road Bowling

August 26 Barbour County Fair, historic Philippi, WV www.barbourcountyfair.com Saturday 1:30 p.m. First land battle of the Civil War, largest covered bridge in WV, Point Pleasant Road starts high on the ridge-top, great views, then a long downhill curve to the fairgrounds. 

Coopers Rock State Forest Irish Road Bowling

Located near Cheat Lake, Lakeview Golf Resort and with an overlook into Cheat River Gorge, this 12,713 acre forest with cliffs and 11 rustic picnic shelters is ideal for Irish Road Bowling. See www.coopersrockstateforest.com. Contact Coopers Rock (304) 594-9024. For the WVIRBA Clifton Colebank (304) 698-9065.

CCC Craft Beer & Wine Festival

Come to the First Annual Clarksburg Country Club "Craft Beer & Wine Festival" featuring a Million-Dollar Shootout. Open to the public. Each ticket holder will get 4 craft beers or 2 glasses of wine, heavy hors d-oeuvers, plus a swing to qualify for the par 3 hole-in-one million dollar shootout. Big Timber Brewing Company and Live music with Nat Fredrick, David Zinn, and John Bonnett. Tickets $40.00 each. Call Clarksburg Country Club 304-624-6362, Ian Hogue 304-641-3895 or Joe Fenstermacher 304-677-1693 for more information or to purchase tickets. www.clarksburgcountryclub.com/events/.

Bocce Tournament-West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival

Put your four-person team together and come out to the park. Teams are encouraged to wear a team shirt or "uniform". The Bocce court is covered and restrooms are right beside the court! Lunch is provided at the shelter on the property. Registration required.

Cheat River Festival

First weekend in May, every year – Cheat Fest 2017 is May 5th and 6th, 2017. Gates open Friday night from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. The festival grounds in Albright, West Virginia will once again transform into a haven for boaters, music lovers, and families. Bands from all over Appalachia will entertain crowds with live music. Held rain or shine, Cheat Fest is always a good time! There will be activities for the whole family including kids' tents and parade, delicious food, art market, 5K, downriver race, vendors, live entertainment, workshops, silent auction and raffles. Kids under twelve are free! Kids of all ages can congregate at the ever-growing Kid’s Tent from noon ’till 5:00 p.m. on Saturday for a host of hands-on activities.

Chestnut Festival

The American Chestnut dominated the Appalachian Forests, boasting heights of over 100 feet and accounting for 1 in every 4 forest trees... Until a deadly blight discovered in 1904 in New York State put an abrupt end to this story, destroying nearly every American Chestnut in site. Mark the date on your calendar, Sunday 8 October 2017, Columbus Day Weekend, and plan to attend West Virginia’s newest Festival, held in Rowlesburg, WV, along the “big bend of the scenic Cheat River.” If the previous years are an indication of what to expect, then it will be a real treat for all of you nature lovers – come and celebrate the great Appalachian heritage of bygone years when 40% of our forests were covered with American Chestnut Trees, commonly known as the “Redwoods of the East.” The theme of the Chestnut Festival is, “Honoring the research scientists and the heritage of our former ‘giant’ hardwood tree, the Great American Chestnut Tree.” Research scientists are dedicated to restoring hybrid American Chestnut Trees to their former native habitat, which once dominated the hills of the 16 Appalachian States from Maine to Georgia. Park activities are planned for all ages and for all types of interest. They will take place in the Scenic Rowlesburg Park by the Cheat River, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Activities include, sampling and/or purchasing delicious chestnuts roasted on an open fire; chestnut vendors and other vendors selling their crafts and wares, including jarred chestnuts in honey; purchasing of various chestnut sapling trees for planting; networking with chestnut researchers. Food and beverages will be available at the Park Concession Stand.

Arts Walk

This year’s ARTS WALK, sponsored by Greater Morgantown Convention and Visitors Bureau, Main Street Morgantown, Monongalia Arts Center (MAC) and Arts Monongahela, will take place on Friday, September 22 in downtown Morgantown. Arts Mon, MAC and Appalachian Gallery are information points for the Arts Walk– you can get the inside scoop on where the artists are and what’s happening downtown. Arts Mon is located next to Huntington Bank on the corner of High Street and Pleasant Street. Monongalia Arts Center is easy to find, on the corner of High Street and Kirk Street and Appalachian Galley in on Walnut Street across for the parking garage. Participating businesses and places with artists are marked by lit tiki torches. Plan the perfect Friday night. From 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., you can stroll through over forty downtown businesses and see artwork from local artists. As you stroll through downtown collect four fantastic bookmarks featuring Morgantown Area Artists. These artists are culture-makers who challenge the status quo and advance our region’s Arts… plus they are your neighbors. You can find them at Arts Monongahela, MAC, the Main Street Offices and pretty much every other business downtown! Enjoy music and live entertainment at the following venues: *123 Pleasant Street: Fletcher’s Grove (starts at 9 pm) *400 Block (top of High Street): High Street Jazz Band *Classic Cutz & Classic Kicks: “A Night on Wall Street” includes food, music, and art performances in Health Right Parking Lot *The Cupcakerie: Jim Savarino *Garcia’s Grill at the Cue: Tree Hands & The Profound Revival *Monongalia Arts Center: Merchant of Venice (starts at 9 pm) *Pinocchio’s Books & Toys: Ben Kiehl *Tine 202: Duncan Larimer *Huntington Bank Drive-thru: Chanler Bailey, CB Studio’s – Steel Drums (starts at 6:30 pm) Specials during Arts Walk include: *Appalachian Gallery: 1 night sale prices on selected artwork & crafts, FREE color-your-own Day-of-the-Dead sugar skull prints *Classic Cutz Barbershop: Kids haircuts $10 *Coni & Franc: 50-75% on sale merchandise, 20% off regular price sale (no layaway) *Crescent Frame Shoppe: Small Bird Prints $5 off *The Cupcakerie: 10% off to Arts Walk Participants *The Diamond Shop at John P. Kuehn’s: 15% off all original art works & fine jewelry *Glass Gone WOW: 10% off everything *Retro-tique: 10% off purchase & $1 records *River Fair Trade: 20% off any purchase from 6-10 pm *Smoke N Mirrors Photography: $20 or 20% off any prints hanging on the gallery walls *Tonique’s Trilogy: BOGO 50% off all KMS & Goldwell products & sign up for a $300 basket giveaway when you visit Tonique’s Trilogy that night. *Vintage Videos and Games: Celebrate the Arts and 20 years of business with 20% off a $20 purchase or more & everyone attending gets a FREE mini Star Wars figure.

Cabin Fever Craft Show

Celebrate Spring’s arrival with the Cabin Fever Craft Show featuring local artisans and their handmade goods. Visit historic Arthurdale’s Center Hall on Saturday March 25 to shake the winter blues and shop locally made treasures. From ceramics, sewing, and baskets to ironwork, knives, and leatherwork, everything is local and handmade. While you're here, explore the Arthurdale Craft Shop and browse the new inventory. Food will be available including local favorites, Sloppy Joes and potato soup. Follow the Facebook event to see updates and more from the visiting artists.

Blue and Gold Mine Sale

Students and community members donate good, usable items to sell to the public at large. Visit the sale for great bargains on wonderful treasures! The early bird sale begins at 7:00 a.m. for only a $5.00 admission fee. General admission is free and begins at 8:30 am. The sale ends at 12:00 p.m.

Annie

The world’s best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of “Annie” will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original. It’s a masterpiece of storytelling!

Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy is one of the most celebrated blues guitarists of his generation. For more than half a century, he has blended the genres of blues and rock and roll like no other performer. His early work at Chess Records where he could be found sitting in with Muddy Waters, and his early gigs in Chicago where he became famous for his fiery guitar work and flashy stage style led him to the pinnacle of the blues ‘n’ rock genre for which he is known. Guy has earned seven Grammy Awards—Best Blues Album (2015), Best Contemporary Blues Album (2010), Best Traditional Blues Album (2003), Best Contemporary Blues Album – or Contemporary Blues Recording (1991, 1993, 1995) and the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award (2015). He has received the National Medal of the Arts as well as the Kennedy Center Honors and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005 where he was presented with his award by Eric Clapton and B.B. King. It’s no coincidence that Guy counts King among his influences along with T-Bone Walker and Otis “Lightin’ Slim” Hicks but he is also credited with influencing the careers of Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Don’t miss your chance to experience one of Buddy Guy’s legendary live concerts in the intimacy of the Creative Arts Center Clay Theatre!

Chocolate Lovers Day

Main Street Morgantown is hosting its 17th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Day on April 22, 2017. Chocolate Lovers’ Day will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Downtown and Historic Wharf Downtown of Morgantown, WV. Chocolate Lovers’ Day is a one-day chocolate extravaganza inviting the public to indulge themselves in an array of chocolate creations. For only $5 per person (children under 5 are free), registrants may sample tasty chocolate treats at each business. On Chocolate Lovers’ Day, registration will begin at 11:00 a.m. at Monongalia Arts Center (107 High St., beside Hotel Morgan), Tanner’s Alley (416 High St.), Arts Monongahela (201 High St.), beside Huntington Bank. Registration will end at 2:30pm.

Cinderella

Morgantown Dance & Morgantown Ballet Company present “Cinderella” at the Metropolitan Theater in Morgantown, WV. Show times are April 1st at 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. and April 2nd at 2:30 p.m. TICKETS PRICES: ADULT – $20 per ticket; STUDENT (ages 13-College)/SENIOR (age 65 & up) – $15 per ticket; CHILD (ages 6-12) – $10 per ticket; PRESCHOOLER (ages 5 &under) – $5 per ticket. Only babies who cannot sit in a seat do not require a purchased seat. Music by Sergei Prokofiev. Special guest dancer from the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. First directed by Fiona Morris and performed by The Morgantown Ballet in 1984 and again in 1985, this ballet in three acts will be directed by Director of Community Productions, Desiree Witt, Assistant Director, Marilyn Pipes, and additional choreography by Ashley Manzo.

Arthurdale Heritage Goat Gallop 5K

Gallop through history with homestead goats! Run, walk, or roll through Arthurdale's beautiful historic district dotted with original New Deal homesteads--and gallop past the homestead goats! Visit the historic grounds, run and play with our goats, and join us to celebrate the homestead life with the whole family. Join us after the races for other fun family activities including playing with the goats, games for kids, and much more. Healthy snacks and refreshments to recharge your body will be provided. Pre-registration rate--$20--available through June 3; registration is $25 after June 3 until race day. Pre-registration guarantees an event t-shirt.

Beginners Guide to Plant Identification

On this walk with Research Botanist Cindy Huebner, participants will be introduced to the basics of plant identification and learn to identify several plant species with a focus on trees and shrubs. The walk will be followed by a short slide presentation reviewing what was seen in the field. Most appropriate for adults and older children. Free. Register online at www.wvbg.org. * Registration for free programs is required by the Friday prior to the program. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Rd., Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Walks and presentations will last 1.5-2hrs. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities. Contact us at 304-322-2093 or info@wvbg.org if you have any questions.

Buffet Christmas Tea at Adaland

Assorted fresh fruit and tea sandwiches, mini desserts with variety of hot teas and punch. Adults $20 plus tip. Children $10.00 plus tip. Limited seating. Reservations are required and limited to 10 per caller. Reservations for six or more must be paid in advance. Credit card, check or cash accepted with 10% house gratuity.

Christmas Open House with Santa’s Bake Shop at Adaland

Guests may walk through the house with no admission charge. Guests are offered a free cookie, a cup of coffee, or hot tea while they visit and are welcomed by twinkling lights, red velvet ribbons, garlands, and wreathes as well as Christmas trees in every room. HOMEMADE COOKIES TO ORDER: Santa’s Bake Shop features Christmas cookies baked for the occasion by Adaland Board member Jeannie Mozley. Ordered cookies by the dozen may be pick up. Gift Shop Open.

Celebrate Local Chef’s Dinner at Adaland

Adults $30 plus tip. Reservations Required. Reservations for six or more must be paid in advance. Credit card, check or cash accepted with 10% house gratuity.

Celebrate Local Chef’s Dinner at Adaland

Adults $30 plus tip. Reservations Required. Reservations for six or more must be paid in advance. Credit card, check or cash accepted with 10% house gratuity.

Blue and Gray Tea at Adaland

Adaland Mansion at Philippi hosts the Blue & Gray Tea as part of the Blue & Gray Reunion in Philippi. The annual June event draws reenactors in Civil War era attire and also those who love teas and enjoy seeing all the period clothing. Assorted fresh fruit and tea sandwiches, mini desserts with variety of hot teas and punch. Adults $20 plus tip. Limited seating. Reservations Required.

Annual Blue & Gray Reunion

Weekend events commemorating the First Land Battle of the Civil War fought in Philippi, VA June 3, 1861...reenactments, skirmishes, Confederate and Union camps, crafters and food vendors, Grand Parade, horse and buggy parade, Kids' Day/Walking History, tours of historic Barbour County Courthouse, 5K race, kayak and SUP races, live entertainment, Community Choir Concert, Civil War Ball, Chili CookOff, quilt show, and ladies' tea.