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LUXURY EXPLORER: Proximity – The Real Luxury of the Eastern Panhandle

Stephanie Mathias, Luxury Explorer As a native of West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle, having close proximity to Washington, D.C. meant I

ENTERTAINMENT EXPLORER: Hidden Gems in Hip, Historic Charleston, West Virginia

Alisa Bailey, Entertainment Explorer With unique food, art, recreation and music, a visit to Charleston, West Virginia, is the Mountain

Discover the Perfect Scenic Drives in West Virginia

“Country roads, take me home, to the place I belong.” We all know this song by heart. In fact, you’re

Whitewater Adventure is Perfect for All Ages in West Virginia

Picture this: You’re rushing down the New River with your closest friends. The cool, fresh water splashes across the smile

Relax amongst the adventure at these 6 incredible places

 It’s a known fact that West Virginia is home to incredible adventure, but the Mountain State is also full of

The 10 Best Spots for Trail Running in West Virginia

From flat, peaceful runs through the West Virginia countryside to runs that will take you up to see some of

6 Incredible Almost Heaven whitewater rivers and how to experience them

Among many attractions, West Virginia offers visitors some of the most incredible whitewater rafting in the world. Since 1968, rafters

Wizarding Weekend of WV

WIZARDING WEEKEND: WEST VIRGINIA'S FIRST EVER WIZARDING EVENT The Resort at Glade Springs, located in Daniels, West Virginia, is hosting a weekend of spellbinding adventure this Labor Day weekend. This family event, scheduled for Friday, August 31 and Saturday, September 1, 2018 is dedicated to capturing the spirit of magic and enchantment. Guests will be organized into Orders of Enchantment on their arrival, and the weekend will be filled with activities such as Wand Crafting, US Quidditch Demo and Practice, Scavenger Hunts, Trivia, specialty drinks at an Elixir Bar and more, topped by a magnificent Wizard’s Feast on Saturday evening. Wizard Feast tickets and Weekend Packages can be found on our website www.WizardingWeekendWV.com

These incredible gardens in West Virginia are only open once every 2 years

Bluefield opens its magical land of gardens only once every two years! The event, “Through the Garden Gate,” showcases the summer

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

50 Facts to Celebrate 50 Years of Whitewater Rafting in West Virginia

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the whitewater rafting industry in West Virginia. Whether you are a beginner or

Which Backcountry Vehicle fits You Best for Almost Heaven Adventure?

With so many back-country vehicles to choose from, it can be hard to decide which is best for you. Whether

Honky Tonk Laundry: Dinner Theater

Move over, Thelma and Louise! When Lana Mae Hopkins, owner and proprietress of the Wishy Washy Washateria, hires Katie to help out in the laundromat, they soon find themselves up to their elbows in soap, suds, and cheatin’ hearts. Watch these two country angels join forces to turn their good ol’ laundromat into a bootscootin’ honky-tonk, exacting a touch of revenge against those that done ‘em wrong, all while guaranteeing every customer a good, clean time! Take a ride to Nashville heaven in this new musical from Roger Bean (The Marvelous Wonderettes, Life Could Be A Dream). Performed by Greenbrier Valley Theatre, Honky Tonk Laundry features the music of Carrie Underwood, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Sugarland, Sara Evans, Dixie Chicks, Chely Wright, Dolly Parton, Pam Tillis, Jo Dee Messina, Gretchen Wilson, Terri Cark, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn and Patsy Cline! Dinner starts at 6:00 P.M. and the play at 7:30 P.M. For reservations call 304-589-0339

These fun and easy day-trips prove you’re never far from Almost Heaven fun

West Virginia is conveniently located within a few hours of many of our country’s major cities. Richmond, Virginia; Lexington, Kentucky;  Pittsburgh,

Stoney Creek Bluegrass Band at Tucker County Fair

Stoney Creek Bluegrass Band has been named "West Virginia's Classic Bluegrass Band" by Around the Panhandle Magazine, and praised as "Mainstream Bluegrass at its Best" by Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine. The music ranges from hard driving traditional bluegrass to bluegrass gospel and some slower dance numbers.

49th Running of the West Virginia Derby

Join us for the 49th Running of the West Virginia Derby | $500,000 | Grade III and Governor’s Stakes |

Grab your hats and mint juleps: It’s time for the West Virginia Derby

You may have heard of the Kentucky Derby, but did you know West Virginia has its own? You can experience

West Virginia Camping 101  

While West Virginia is home to so many great outdoor activities, camping is one of the best! From sleeping under

Capital City Challenge Triathlon – Run, Row, Ride

Welcome to the Capital City Challenge! The race consists of a 4.2 mile run, a 4.2 mile row, and a 16.8 mile bike ride all along the banks of the Kanawha River. Individuals and groups of two or three are all encouraged to participate. This unique yet competitive event is designed for competitors of all fitness and skill levels. This family-friendly challenge features music, kids' activities, and great door prizes. Solo and team entries are welcome. THE COURSE The order of the race is RUN (4.2 miles from Magic Island to Daniel Boone Park); ROW (4.2 miles from Daniel Boone Park to Magic Island); RIDE (16.8 miles all on paved roads - a 3 loop course from Magic Island to Veazey Street and back to Magic Island - then repeat). The Start-Finish is at Magic Island which is next to the I-64 bridge along the Kanawha River.

These 4 Train Rides Will Leave You Speechless

Explore Almost Heaven in a whole new way during a scenic train ride! Sit back and relax while taking in

Charleston Distance Run

Join us for America's only 15-mile race!! This is a scenic but challenging course, starting at our majestic State Capitol, and taking you throughout Charleston!

Statue Unveiling in Honor of Katherine Johnson

Join West Virginia State University as it honors distinguished NASA mathematician and alumna Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson with the erection of a bronze statue of her on campus! Katherine Johnson's story came to national attention with the book and movie "Hidden Figures." The statue will be unveiled during a ceremony on August 25, 2018 at 11:00 am, in the plaza adjacent to the quad.

Jesus Fest

Join in the celebration of the Healer of Hearts and Restorer of Life. Haddad Riverfront Park in downtown Charleston overlooks the Kanawha River, so grab the family, friends and neighbors for an amazing summer evening by the water! Celebration headliner is Citizen Way. Other featured performers include the Martin Luther King Jr Male Chorus.

SportsFest

Pro Watercross returns to Charleston in 2018. Events will include the Watercross National Tour and special events, Hydroflight Open Tour, as well the introduction of a new concept in racing — Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) Closed Course Racing. Pro Watercross SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2018 9:15 AM: Practice begins; riders are familiarized with the race. 10:30 AML Amateur racing begins. 12:00 PM: Event prayer, national anthem is played and racing begins. 12:15 PM: Pro and Junior Racing and CBS Sports filming begins. 4:00 PM: Amateur racing continues... SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2018 8:15 AM: Roll call for Mandatory riders meeting. 8:30 AM: Mandatory riders meeting and safety briefing. Devotional: Immediately following rider's meeting. 9:00 AM: Event prayer, national anthem is played and racing begins. Amateur racing continues. 1 hour post racing: 2018 National Champions and National Tour Champions are crowned. http://prowatercross.com/charleston/ EVP Rocks the River at Magic Island August 18-19 9-5 http://www.evptour.com/ev_event.cfm?e=732 Charlie West Slalom Skateboarding IV August 18 Begins at 10am - 2 https://www.facebook.com/events/647303475630646/?ti The West Virginia Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Wrestling State Championships • Date: Saturday, August 18, 2018 • Time: Adult Tournament 11am, Referee Meeting at 10am, Competitor Rules meeting at 10:30am. Kids will start at 10am http://www.wvgrapplingopen.com/official-state-gi-no-gi-championship-sportsfest-2018/ SupXross at Sportsfest! Sunday, August 19th from 8 to 9am http://prowatercross.com/sup-tour/ 2018 YMCA River Swim https://www.facebook.com/events/218601105536224/?ti=icl August 18 7:15 am

Charlie West Slalom Fest

Part of SportsFest, the Charlie West Slalom Fest 4 shedule includes: 10am: set up practice noon: tight slalom 1pm: hybrid slalom 2pm: giant slalom 3pm: newbie clinic

Mound Car Show

Gather 'round the South Charleston Mound for this car show featuring classic automobiles.

West Virginia State Grappling Championships

Part of SportsFest. Open To ALL competitors from any gym or state. Adult, Masters, & Children’s Gi & No Gi Divisions. On Saturday, August 18th, 2018 Charleston, West Virginia will, once again, host the official state Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Wrestling State Championships as part of the “West Virginia Games.” The WV Games is a huge event that takes place on Magic Island, which is located on the Kanawha River in the capital of West Virginia and offers a scenic backdrop to a flurry of athletic competitions and events. This is a family friendly event and we encourage all of our competitors to bring their friends and families so they can enjoy all of the other events and activities during the tournament.

YMCA River Swim

YMCA River Swim Join us for a 1.6 mile open water swim from the WV State Capitol stairs to Haddad Riverfront Park in conjunction with Sports Fest. Must be 18 to participate. We are doing something a little different with shuttle this year, we will be providing it BEFORE the race so people can swim back to their cars. We will have bag service. Starting point Capital steps; ending point Haddad Riverfront Park Cost: $25 pre-register; $30 day of event Race report time 6:45 AM Race start 7:15AM

Live Pro Wrestling

Live pro wrestling presented by International Combat Sports & AIWF. International Combat Sports 3: The Art of Fighting features ICS Grand Champion Eric Darkstorm, AIWF International Champion Keegan Brettle, and more. Card subject to change. Tickets: $10, $15, $20

Riverfest

Riverfest has been around for nearly a quarter of a century, and it gets better every year! Enjoy free admission and entertainment. Shop for crafts and visit food vendors. This is an annual 4 day event, along the renovated riverfront, with Live Music on stage. Newly added this year is a Beer Garden with domestic and craft beers, carnival and games (carnival fee for rides and game trailers), lots of craft and food vendors, and fireworks Saturday night. Family friendly activities all 4 days!!

Stay in these 14 cabins for relaxing getaways

From rustic cabins perched upon a mountain to secluded hideaways, these cabins will provide the relaxing getaway you’ve been looking

Huntington Restaurant Week is making our mouths water

Mark your calendars for this year’s annual Huntington Restaurant Week hosted by Downtown Live July 27 through Aug. 4. Many

Gallery Opening | Good Enough to Eat

Tamarack’s David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery is hosting Good Enough to Eat*, an art exhibition. A traditional still life of fruits and veggies, abstract interpretations of "food porn," a classic teacup and saucer combo, conceptual social commentary of the food industry, an unexpected serving platter; everything food related is on the menu for this exhibition. Good Enough to Eat* ..., is an exhibition of fine art and craft celebrating food. Tamarack's David L. Dickirson Fine Art Gallery is seeking a vast breadth of two and three dimensional artwork, decorative and functional, in any media that corresponds with the theme of food. The exhibition will feature artists’ works from around the state, in a multitude of media. The opening reception is August 11, 5pm - 7pm, in the gallery, with live music by Sam Stephens.

6 Iconic West Virginia Views & The Top Ways to Experience Them

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing, scenic Sunday afternoon drive through the mountains or an adventure-filled hike to an iconic

Fiddle Fight & Hoedown

EXPO brings the FIRST MOCO Fiddle Playing Contest! Contest starts at 1pm and may never end! Youth, Adult, and Esquire players will compete for prizes and your delightment! Guaranteed to be a fun, challenging event for all fiddle players in the area - players outside of Morgan County-- if you dare, are welcome to try to compete!!

Hot Rod Rockers at the Morgan County Expo!

Everything from Rockabilly to Disco, Classic Country to Doo Wop, Rock and Roll, and Blues. The song list is extensive and sure to bring out the dance and voice of everyone. Join us from 6:30pm to 7:30pm for fun, music, and more at the main stage area in front of the Senior Life Services Center of Morgan County!

From mild to wild: West Virginia rafting for families

Looking to spend some quality time and bond with your family away from all the hustle and bustle? Giver whitewater

Willy Wonka Jr. at Theatre West Virginia

Do YOU have the golden ticket? You will if you have your ticket for Theatre West Virginia’s production of Willy Wonka Jr. Follow the antics of Charlie Bucket as he makes his way through Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory and runs into some very colorful characters. The story unfolds on Theatre West Virginia’s stage at Cliffside Amphitheatre at Grandview near Beckley. Join Theatre West Virginia as they close out their 2018 summer season with Willy Wonka Jr. and take a tour of the famous Chocolate Factory with Charlie Bucket. You’ll meet lots of interesting people and might even spy an Oompa Loompa or two. Willy Wonka Jr. opens Thursday, July 26. Willy Wonka Jr., the beloved children’s story by Roald Dahl will make its way to Theatre West Virginia’s 1,260 seat Cliffside Amphitheatre at Grandview in the New River Gorge National River outside Beckley, W. Va. beginning Thursday, July 26, with shows through July 29 and the final week of performances Wednesday, Aug. 1 through Saturday, Aug. 4. Tickets: $19.95 Adult, $17.95 Senior, $9.95 Child (under 12), AAA and Military Discount Adult $17.95, AAA and Military Discount Child (under 12) $7.95, Theatre West Virginia Alumni Club $4.95. Available online at www.theatrewestvirginia.org, by calling 304-256-6800, or at the Cliffside Amphitheatre Box Office one hour prior to the show.

Willy Wonka Jr. at Theatre West Virginia

Do YOU have the golden ticket? You will if you have your ticket for Theatre West Virginia’s production of Willy Wonka Jr. Follow the antics of Charlie Bucket as he makes his way through Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory and runs into some very colorful characters. The story unfolds on Theatre West Virginia’s stage at Cliffside Amphitheatre at Grandview near Beckley. Join Theatre West Virginia as they close out their 2018 summer season with Willy Wonka Jr. and take a tour of the famous Chocolate Factory with Charlie Bucket. You’ll meet lots of interesting people and might even spy an Oompa Loompa or two. Willy Wonka Jr. opens Thursday, July 26. Willy Wonka Jr., the beloved children’s story by Roald Dahl will make its way to Theatre West Virginia’s 1,260 seat Cliffside Amphitheatre at Grandview in the New River Gorge National River outside Beckley, W. Va. beginning Thursday, July 26, with shows through July 29 and the final week of performances Wednesday, Aug. 1 through Saturday, Aug. 4. Tickets: $19.95 Adult, $17.95 Senior, $9.95 Child (under 12), AAA and Military Discount Adult $17.95, AAA and Military Discount Child (under 12) $7.95, Theatre West Virginia Alumni Club $4.95. Available online at www.theatrewestvirginia.org, by calling 304-256-6800, or at the Cliffside Amphitheatre Box Office one hour prior to the show.

Willy Wonka Jr. at Theatre West Virginia

Do YOU have the golden ticket? You will if you have your ticket for Theatre West Virginia’s production of Willy Wonka Jr. Follow the antics of Charlie Bucket as he makes his way through Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory and runs into some very colorful characters. The story unfolds on Theatre West Virginia’s stage at Cliffside Amphitheatre at Grandview near Beckley. Join Theatre West Virginia as they close out their 2018 summer season with Willy Wonka Jr. and take a tour of the famous Chocolate Factory with Charlie Bucket. You’ll meet lots of interesting people and might even spy an Oompa Loompa or two. Willy Wonka Jr. opens Thursday, July 26. Willy Wonka Jr., the beloved children’s story by Roald Dahl will make its way to Theatre West Virginia’s 1,260 seat Cliffside Amphitheatre at Grandview in the New River Gorge National River outside Beckley, W. Va. beginning Thursday, July 26, with shows through July 29 and the final week of performances Wednesday, Aug. 1 through Saturday, Aug. 4. Tickets: $19.95 Adult, $17.95 Senior, $9.95 Child (under 12), AAA and Military Discount Adult $17.95, AAA and Military Discount Child (under 12) $7.95, Theatre West Virginia Alumni Club $4.95. Available online at www.theatrewestvirginia.org, by calling 304-256-6800, or at the Cliffside Amphitheatre Box Office one hour prior to the show.

Willy Wonka Jr. at Theatre West Virginia

Do YOU have the golden ticket? You will if you have your ticket for Theatre West Virginia’s production of Willy Wonka Jr. Follow the antics of Charlie Bucket as he makes his way through Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory and runs into some very colorful characters. The story unfolds on Theatre West Virginia’s stage at Cliffside Amphitheatre at Grandview near Beckley. Join Theatre West Virginia as they close out their 2018 summer season with Willy Wonka Jr. and take a tour of the famous Chocolate Factory with Charlie Bucket. You’ll meet lots of interesting people and might even spy an Oompa Loompa or two. Willy Wonka Jr. opens Thursday, July 26. Willy Wonka Jr., the beloved children’s story by Roald Dahl will make its way to Theatre West Virginia’s 1,260 seat Cliffside Amphitheatre at Grandview in the New River Gorge National River outside Beckley, W. Va. beginning Thursday, July 26, with shows through July 29 and the final week of performances Wednesday, Aug. 1 through Saturday, Aug. 4. Tickets: $19.95 Adult, $17.95 Senior, $9.95 Child (under 12), AAA and Military Discount Adult $17.95, AAA and Military Discount Child (under 12) $7.95, Theatre West Virginia Alumni Club $4.95. Available online at www.theatrewestvirginia.org, by calling 304-256-6800, or at the Cliffside Amphitheatre Box Office one hour prior to the show.

Willy Wonka Jr. at Theatre West Virginia

Do YOU have the golden ticket? You will if you have your ticket for Theatre West Virginia’s production of Willy Wonka Jr. Follow the antics of Charlie Bucket as he makes his way through Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory and runs into some very colorful characters. The story unfolds on Theatre West Virginia’s stage at Cliffside Amphitheatre at Grandview near Beckley. Join Theatre West Virginia as they close out their 2018 summer season with Willy Wonka Jr. and take a tour of the famous Chocolate Factory with Charlie Bucket. You’ll meet lots of interesting people and might even spy an Oompa Loompa or two. Willy Wonka Jr. opens Thursday, July 26. Willy Wonka Jr., the beloved children’s story by Roald Dahl will make its way to Theatre West Virginia’s 1,260 seat Cliffside Amphitheatre at Grandview in the New River Gorge National River outside Beckley, W. Va. beginning Thursday, July 26, with shows through July 29 and the final week of performances Wednesday, Aug. 1 through Saturday, Aug. 4. Tickets: $19.95 Adult, $17.95 Senior, $9.95 Child (under 12), AAA and Military Discount Adult $17.95, AAA and Military Discount Child (under 12) $7.95, Theatre West Virginia Alumni Club $4.95. Available online at www.theatrewestvirginia.org, by calling 304-256-6800, or at the Cliffside Amphitheatre Box Office one hour prior to the show.

Willy Wonka Jr. at Theatre West Virginia

Do YOU have the golden ticket? You will if you have your ticket for Theatre West Virginia’s production of Willy Wonka Jr. Follow the antics of Charlie Bucket as he makes his way through Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory and runs into some very colorful characters. The story unfolds on Theatre West Virginia’s stage at Cliffside Amphitheatre at Grandview near Beckley. Join Theatre West Virginia as they close out their 2018 summer season with Willy Wonka Jr. and take a tour of the famous Chocolate Factory with Charlie Bucket. You’ll meet lots of interesting people and might even spy an Oompa Loompa or two. Willy Wonka Jr. opens Thursday, July 26. Willy Wonka Jr., the beloved children’s story by Roald Dahl will make its way to Theatre West Virginia’s 1,260 seat Cliffside Amphitheatre at Grandview in the New River Gorge National River outside Beckley, W. Va. beginning Thursday, July 26, with shows through July 29 and the final week of performances Wednesday, Aug. 1 through Saturday, Aug. 4. Tickets: $19.95 Adult, $17.95 Senior, $9.95 Child (under 12), AAA and Military Discount Adult $17.95, AAA and Military Discount Child (under 12) $7.95, Theatre West Virginia Alumni Club $4.95. Available online at www.theatrewestvirginia.org, by calling 304-256-6800, or at the Cliffside Amphitheatre Box Office one hour prior to the show.

Willy Wonka Jr. at Theatre West Virginia

Do YOU have the golden ticket? You will if you have your ticket for Theatre West Virginia’s production of Willy Wonka Jr. Follow the antics of Charlie Bucket as he makes his way through Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory and runs into some very colorful characters. The story unfolds on Theatre West Virginia’s stage at Cliffside Amphitheatre at Grandview near Beckley. Join Theatre West Virginia as they close out their 2018 summer season with Willy Wonka Jr. and take a tour of the famous Chocolate Factory with Charlie Bucket. You’ll meet lots of interesting people and might even spy an Oompa Loompa or two. Willy Wonka Jr. opens Thursday, July 26. Willy Wonka Jr., the beloved children’s story by Roald Dahl will make its way to Theatre West Virginia’s 1,260 seat Cliffside Amphitheatre at Grandview in the New River Gorge National River outside Beckley, W. Va. beginning Thursday, July 26, with shows through July 29 and the final week of performances Wednesday, Aug. 1 through Saturday, Aug. 4. Tickets: $19.95 Adult, $17.95 Senior, $9.95 Child (under 12), AAA and Military Discount Adult $17.95, AAA and Military Discount Child (under 12) $7.95, Theatre West Virginia Alumni Club $4.95. Available online at www.theatrewestvirginia.org, by calling 304-256-6800, or at the Cliffside Amphitheatre Box Office one hour prior to the show.

Willy Wonka Jr. at Theatre West Virginia

Do YOU have the golden ticket? You will if you have your ticket for Theatre West Virginia’s production of Willy Wonka Jr. Follow the antics of Charlie Bucket as he makes his way through Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory and runs into some very colorful characters. The story unfolds on Theatre West Virginia’s stage at Cliffside Amphitheatre at Grandview near Beckley. Join Theatre West Virginia as they close out their 2018 summer season with Willy Wonka Jr. and take a tour of the famous Chocolate Factory with Charlie Bucket. You’ll meet lots of interesting people and might even spy an Oompa Loompa or two. Willy Wonka Jr. opens Thursday, July 26. Willy Wonka Jr., the beloved children’s story by Roald Dahl will make its way to Theatre West Virginia’s 1,260 seat Cliffside Amphitheatre at Grandview in the New River Gorge National River outside Beckley, W. Va. beginning Thursday, July 26, with shows through July 29 and the final week of performances Wednesday, Aug. 1 through Saturday, Aug. 4. Tickets: $19.95 Adult, $17.95 Senior, $9.95 Child (under 12), AAA and Military Discount Adult $17.95, AAA and Military Discount Child (under 12) $7.95, Theatre West Virginia Alumni Club $4.95. Available online at www.theatrewestvirginia.org, by calling 304-256-6800, or at the Cliffside Amphitheatre Box Office one hour prior to the show.

Appalachian Heritage Day

West Virginia has kept Appalachian culture alive since the American Civil War. This is seen mostly through folk music, bluegrass, quilt making, folk lore, and folk dancing. We invite you to explore our Appalachian heritage at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park. Activities include: Stories by West Virginia Story Teller JoAnn Dadisman, Quilting, Hide Tanning and more.

WV Tattoo Expo

With on-site tattooing and piercing from over 160 artists, multitudes of vendors, contests, a Miss Tattooed West Virginia pageant and more, this will be the premier tattoo event in the state. The expo is open to the public, and kids under 12 are free with a paying adult.

Wing connoisseur? Visit these 5 places

Do you consider yourself a wing expert? If so, visit these places for unique wing experiences. These are the perfect

This tiny West Virginia town packs a ton of history

Holding the title of “smallest town in West Virginia,” according to Country Living, Thurmond’s official population is 5. Although today

True West Virginia Nightlife: Stargazing Must-Sees

The Mountain State is known for its incredible scenic beauty and outdoor adventure opportunities, but did you know it is

Find your perfect West Virginia spa getaway today

In need of a spa getaway but not sure where to go? Relax, we’ve got you covered. With locations all

Travels with Darley – Exploring Wild and Wonderful West Virginia

See live snakes, make a seed bomb, explore the galaxy, and enjoy free ice cream sundaes - all during this amazing event! Join us at the Pocahontas County Opera House in Marlinton as we celebrate two Travels with Darley episodes featuring West Virginia treasures such as Spruce Knob, Seneca Rocks, Cranberry Glades, Cass Scenic Railroad and showcase adventure recreation activities here in the Mountain State. Hands on activity booths will begin at 5pm, followed by screenings of the episodes, a sundae social, and then meeting the cast. Fun for all ages!

Through the Garden Gate: Bluefield Garden Tour

“Through the Garden Gate” is a breathtaking summer garden tour in Bluefield W.Va. featuring outdoor entertaining spaces and the art of tablescapes. The tour features a walk through of some of the most exclusive homes in Southern WV and the gardens they cultivate, a fabulous garden party at final tour home, live entertainment and complimentary wine and cheese. Many of the homes are on the National Register of Historic Places.

Fayetteville Farm Days

Join us for Fayetteville Farm Days from August 24th - 26th. Our main event will be Saturday, August 25 from 9am to 1pm at the Fayetteville Convention & Visitors Bureau. This event will feature many of our local farms in the area. Meet local farmers; enjoy farm demonstrations, crafts, and fun activities for the kids. The Fayetteville Farmers Market will also be going on from 7:30am -11:30am. New to this year, we will be hosting Fayette County farm tours.  Participating farms will be opening up for public tours on August 24 and Sunday, August 26th. Stay tuned for our farm tour schedule.  Head over to one of our amazing restaurants in town to enjoy a farm-to-fork meal. Participating Fayetteville restaurants will be running specials featuring farm fresh ingredients. We are looking for farmers to represent their local farms or for farmers willing to offer hands-on demos at the event. For more information, email Tabitha@visitfayettevillewv.com or call 304-574-1500.

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.

Fayetteville’s Wild Weekend

We want to invite you to come on an adventure with us and discover all of the nature that Fayetteville has to offer. We are celebrating what makes Fayetteville so wild with a nature festival from August 10th through the 12th. From educational programs designed specifically for youngsters and adults to guided hikes in the New River Gorge along with adventure activities. Fayetteville’s Wild Weekend will offer a variety of activities and workshops for all ages and interests. Come and celebrate the features, creatures, and culture that make Fayetteville the unique place that it is. Get up close and personal with the Snakes of West Virginia as Roy Moose kicks off our events Friday. Stay tuned for a full schedule of events from nature paddle boarding tours to salamander talks. Join us for our Foraging Workshop on Sunday. We will have a nature market and educational booths set up at the Fayetteville Convention and Visitors Bureau on August 11th from 9am to 1pm. If you would like information on booth space or on the event, email us at info@visitfayettevillewv.com or call 304-574-1500.

Lebanese Fest

For more than 80 years, the Mahrajan has been held in Wheeling, West Virginia, welcoming thousands of people of every ethnicity across the country to share in the rich culture of our Lebanese heritage. Food will include: Tabbouleh, pita bread, hummus, stuffed grape leaves, baked Kibbee, Lebanese rice, meat pies, Spinach & Feta Pies, Shwarma - Lamb/Beef or Chicken, Lamb Shish Kabob, Baklava, fillo rolls, Ghouribeh, and much more. Free admission, parking, and entertainment. Food and beverages are sold ala-carte. Saturday, August.11th, 2018: *Lebanese Songs & Dabke 12:00pm - 2:00pm *Parish Dance Troupe 2:00pm - 2:15pm *Lebanese Songs & Dabke 2:30pm - 4:30pm *Parish Dance Troupe 4:30pm - 4:45pm *Lebanese Songs & Dabke 5:00pm - 7:00pm *Parish Dance Troupe 7:00pm - 7:15pm Sunday, August.12th, 2018: *Lebanese Songs & Dabke 12:00pm - 1:00pm *Professional dance show #1 1:00pm - 1:30pm *Lebanese songs & dabke 1:30pm - 2:00pm *Parish Dance Troupe 2:00pm - 2:30pm *Professional Dance Show #2 2:30pm - 3:00pm *Lebanese songs & dabke 3:00pm - 3:30pm *Parish Dance Troupe 3:30pm - 4:00pm *Professional Dance Show #3 4:00pm - 4:30pm *Intermission - Recorded Music 4:30pm - 5:00pm *Professional Dance Show #4 5:00pm - 5:30pm *Lebanese Songs & Dabke 5:30pm - 6:00pm *Parish Dance Troupe 6:00pm - 6:30pm

Ready to get out of your comfort zone? Try this!

Have you been feeling the need to shake things up recently? Perfect! The Mountain State offers some of the best

Farm to Table at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park

Meet & Greet Your Farmer from 5 till 6pm in the Elevator Room. Serving lite appetizers- - Maple Pecan Baked Brie, Deviled Eggs, Smoked Trout, Tomato Tartlets, Punch & Teas Buffet Dinner Menu from 6 till 8pm.  Baked Steak  Pork Roast  Herb Roasted Potatoes  Sautéed Cabbage  Seasoned Green Beans  Fried Squash  Grilled Corn Salad  Garden Vegetable Pasta Salad  Marinated Cucumber Salad  Rolls & Butter  Teas, Lemonade & Coffee Dessert • Egg Custard • Yellow Cake with Maple Buttercream • Blueberry Cobbler • Apple Rolls • Chocolate Zucchini Cake $23.95 per person. Call 304-456-9952 for reservations. Limited to 70 people.

5 best places to pick up West Virginia-made goods

Throughout the Mountain State, you can find incredible artisan-made goods that have been inspired by the state’s iconic beauty. Whether

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

Your guide to campsites with a side of luxury in West Virginia

Are you a fan of the outdoors but not ready to commit to sleeping in a tent? We’ve got you

GrecianFest 2018

OPA! GREECE COMES TO YOU! -Indoor Air-Conditioned Dining with an over 15 item Grecian Menu! -Outdoor Gyro Taverna -Unforgettable Pastries -Live Greek Music & Dance -Sanctuary Church Tours -Journey to Fullness -Youth Choir Showcase -St. John’s Bookstore -Carry-Out Service Available Entertainment by Greek Company Orchestra, Greek Festival Dancers + “Fun with Fillo” Cooking Class! Shopping – Artist & Craftsmen, Imported Jewelry, Agora (Greek Market Place), A Taste of Old Country Specialty Store For more information, visit www.GrecianFest.com!

Modern Homestead Pop-Up Shop at Short Story Brewing

Join Lucas & Trellis at the Story Story Tap Room to create a one-of-a-kind succulent dish garden using a wide selection of plant materials. Walk-ins welcome. $10 per person. Cost includes instruction, drainage stone, soil, charcoal, and select embellishments. Vessels, sedum, and succulents must be purchased separately and will be available in the pop-up gift shop!

Succulent Container Workshop

Create a one-of-a-kind succulent dish garden at Modern Homestead using a wide selection of plant materials. The workshop provides expert instruction and special potting soil mix. Containers and accents are available for purchase.

New Orleans Cozy Dinner

Join us for our monthly dinner based upon Trellis's family recipes from New Orleans. Each menu is thoughtfully planned with consideration of local seasonal ingredients. Limited seating. Starters Wedge Salad Romaine, Croutons, pecorino Romano and Garlic-Anchovy Dressing Country Gumbo (+$5) served with Rice Petit Crab Cakes (+$7) Pair served with Creole Meunière Sauce Entree CAJUN BLACKEN CHICKEN Breast dusted with Creole Seasonings served with Popcorn Rice and Farm Vegetables Vegetarian Entree: Basil Pesto with Wild Mushrooms Dessert Classic Bread Pudding topped with Rum Sauce $40.00 per person. $15 kids under 12. Vegetarian option available upon request. To make a reservation, call 304-864-4333 or OpenTable.com

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

Moses Auto Group Live on the Levee-Tony Harrah & The Fly-Over States and Vanessa Collier

Charleston's favorite outdoor concert series closes the season with Tony Harrah & The Fly-Over States and Vanessa Collier. The conclusion of the season also ends with a fireworks display.

Moses Auto Group Live on the Levee-LC Band and Resurrection – A Journey Tribute

Charleston's favorite outdoor concert series presents LC Band and Resurrection - A Journey Tribute

Moses Auto Group Live on the Levee-The Hobbs Sisters and Trent Harmon

Charleston's favorite outdoor concert series presents "SportsFest evening" featuring The Hobbs Sisters and Trent Harmon.

Moses Auto Group Live on the Levee-The Settlement and Beggars Clan

Charleston's summer outdoor concert series presents The Settlement and Beggars Clan.

Moses Auto Group Live on the Levee-Biscuit Miller and the Mix

Charleston's favorite summer outdoor concert series, in partnership with Multi Fest, present Biscuit Miller and the Mix.

“Wings of Wonder”

Watoga State Park is pleased to welcome the Three Rivers Avian Center to the Activities Building at 7:00 p.m. as

Arts & Crafts Mound Festival

Browse and buy handcrafted arts and crafts from some of the area's most talented artisans.

Summerfest

Known for the music and dancing, this year’s Summerfest features several nights of bands, free cotton candy, snow cones, face painting and jumping features to keep the young ones busy. There are dance competitions for kids and adults and a car show. The festival ends with spectacular fireworks.

Stringing Beans with Manna Meal

10am – 2pm Come on out to Capitol Market, buy a pound of two of fresh green beans and string them with your friends and family. Then donate your green beans to Manna Meal to help feed those in need. Live music and lots of raffle giveaways!! 11am – 1pm Also enjoy our customer appreciation corn roast. We love our loyal customers here at Capitol Market and we want to show it with free ears of roasted corn topped with delicious butter!

Stop by these amazing must-see areas for true West Virginia experiences

It’s no secret that West Virginia has some of the best and most unique experiences to offer. From whitewater rafting and

John Ellison, Live at ACE Adventure Resort

International legend John Ellison, singer songwriter of the classic hit "(She's) Some Kind of Wonderful" is bringing it to the table at ACE Adventure Resort with his all natural, low sodium, no MSG and gluten free gourmet blend of seasonings. Ellison is scheduled to perform on the deck of The Lost Paddle at ACE, Saturday, July 7th at 8:00 pm to celebrate the holiday weekend and announce a partnership between ACE and Ellison's Some Kind of Wonderful Gourmet Seasoning. The show is free, family friendly and open to the public. Ellison, born in a shack built from driftwood on the bank of the Kanawha River in Fayette County and raised in the coalfields of southern West Virginia, pursued his musical dreams and became the songwriter of one of the most recorded and played songs in music history: "(She's) Some Kind of Wonderful" was released in 1967 and gained notoriety with its catchy tune and lyrics. Today Ellison continues to perform on stages around the world bringing people together with music, and now around the dinner table. In 2001, John started Some Kind of Wonderful Foods to produce his own recipes and gourmet seasoning. The seasoning is his own blend, all natural, gluten free, no MSG and low sodium. ACE's kitchen uses Ellison's gourmet seasonings on all their wings as well as a few other food items on The Lost Paddle menu. Try the sauceless wings - they are Some Kind of Wonderful. Ellison's soulful funk performance will be followed by the local folk pop rock band The Parachute Brigade.

Berkeley County Youth Fair

Experience a traditional county fair, mixing agricultural interests and exhilarating carnival elements, at the 71st annual Berkeley County Youth Fair, in Martinsburg, August 4-11. Each day is packed with activities and events, so each day creates new experiences and memories. Fair-goers will delight in activities like bull riding, corn hole, a doughnut eating contest, tractor/truck pull, a Figure 8 Derby, a concert and more before ending the evening dashing between the dizzyingly fun carnival rides and games. Be sure to load up on delicious fair food, from grilled hamburgers to funnel cake, snow cones, cotton candy and more.

Eastern Panhandle Paracon at The Roundhouse

We are excited to announce the 1st annual Paracon at The Roundhouse in Martinsburg, WV. We will have paranormal groups, psychic mediums , tarot card readers, lots of other vendors !! Friday and Saturday paranormal investigations starts around 7pm. This is a additional fee. Saturdays event starts off at 9:30am. Sunday, starting at 11am, will be vendor's and entertainment. Everything will be announced as we go along!! Get excited this is going to be Big!!

Cast your line in one of these great West Virginia fly fishing locations

While West Virginia is the perfect place for all types of fishing, some argue that when it comes to fly

How many West Virginia creatures can you spot?

West Virginia is home to over 500 different species of wildlife ranging from birds to amphibians and everything in between.

These 5 dishes are nacho average snack

Sometimes nothing hits the spot quite like a towering pile of nachos. All around the Mountain State, you can feast

Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS

The ARTS production of “Disney’s Jungle Book KIDS” will be held at the LHS Little Theatre during the 2018 WV Freedom Festival!!! This retelling of Kipling’s classic novel is only 45 minutes long and filled with lovable characters and lots of song and dance, perfect for kids of all ages. Showtimes are: Thursday, July 5th at 6pm Friday, July 6th at 2pm, 4pm, and 6pm Saturday, July 7th at 2pm, 4pm, and 6pm 🙉 Kids 14 and under get in for FREE! 🙈 “Disney’s Jungle Book KIDS” will be part of a larger event geared toward children that The ARTS will be offering during the festival. They will also have an adult Escape Room and an Escape Room for kids along with face-painting and old-fashioned carnival games on the lawn. Come get WILD with The ARTS at Freedom Festival this July!!! See you there! 🌴🐾🐒

MURDER IN MAUI Interactive Mystery Dinner

SOUTHERN COALITION FOR THE ARTS PRESENTS - MURDER IN MAUI The ARTS is continuing its 2018 season with murder and mystery at one of Logan County's finest establishments! A perfect way to spend a balmy June evening: good food, interactive drama, and a side of murder and mystery. Prizes will be awarded for the best detectives and the best costumes! So, come dressed in your favorite luau or tacky tourist gear and see if you can guess whodunnit! It all starts at 7p.m. on Friday, June 29th. Tickets are $35 for singles and $60 for couples.

SHREK THE MUSICAL

This is the FINAL WEEK of shows for Shrek the Musical. Your last to catch this incredible show! Everyone's favorite ogre is back in the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning, smash hit film. SHREK the MUSICAL will be presented at the Liz Spurlock Amphitheater in Chief Logan State Park on June 28, 29, 30, and July 1st. Shows starts at 8:30pm. Advance tickets can be purchased at Gatti’s at the Fountain Place Mall, Pic Pac at Man, and Aracoma Drug in Chapmanville. You can also order online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3373012 or by calling (304) 752-0253.

Whitewater rafting just outside of Washington DC

If adventure is what you seek, then look no further than the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. Experience the ultimate

Honey Festival-Beckley

Learn how to raise bees, taste and purchase local honey, see live honey bee demonstrations, visit informational display tents, and participate in great activities for the entire family! Special children’s activities will take place at the Youth Museum such as bee dissections and bee crafts. Food vendors will also be in place to satisfy your appetite. The Long Point String Band will be preforming during the day from 12pm - 4pm. Exhibition Coal Mine tours will be available all day as well for the special admission rate of $10 per person. The Beckley Honey Festival will take place at the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine. The Mine is located at 513 Ewart adjacent to New River Park. Museum hours are daily 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. For more information, call 304-256-1747 or visit online at www.raleighcountybeekeepers.com.

Have you been to the secret bunker at the Greenbrier? The ‘Today’ Show has!

Did you know that carved deep into the mountainside of West Virginia is an emergency Cold War fallout shelter? Housed under

Your guide to whitewater rafting in West Virginia

It’s no secret that West Virginia is one of the best places in the world to whitewater raft. From the

Wrathpoint

FKDF'S Wolfpack is once again proud to invite you all into the den for a day of fun, fighting, and friendship. This year, we will be filling the day with informal tournaments, workshops by guest instructors, and playground games, plus a catered sack lunch, goody bag and T shirt!

Shepherdstown Mystery Walks

Ghosts, murder, mystery, lost loves, and....elephants? Come take a walk with us and explore 300 years of history and legends of the oldest town in West Virginia. Join us for a fascinating and intriguing journey into the past with beautiful scenery and interesting, strange and unusual history, Civil War events and mysterious tales of ghosts and hauntings and perhaps have your own paranormal experience! Bring your walking shoes and flashlight and iIndulge your senses as you walk through this quaint, historic, scenic town. Tours are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Off-night tours for groups of 4 or more. Call for details. Tours in all weather, except very extreme (torrential rain, thunderstorms). Our tours are not recommended for children under 12. We discuss some adult subject matter and visit some very spooky locations! Call for reservations: 301-639-0351 Space is limited! $15 per person

Shepherdstown Mystery Walks

Ghosts, murder, mystery, lost loves, and....elephants? Come take a walk with us and explore 300 years of history and legends of the oldest town in West Virginia. Join us for a fascinating and intriguing journey into the past with beautiful scenery and interesting, strange and unusual history, Civil War events and mysterious tales of ghosts and hauntings and perhaps have your own paranormal experience! Bring your walking shoes and flashlight and iIndulge your senses as you walk through this quaint, historic, scenic town. Tours are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Off-night tours for groups of 4 or more. Call for details. Tours in all weather, except very extreme (torrential rain, thunderstorms). Our tours are not recommended for children under 12. We discuss some adult subject matter and visit some very spooky locations! Call for reservations: 301-639-0351 Space is limited! $15 per person

3rd Annual Paw Paw Independence Day Festival

An evening of fun, food, crafts, vendors, raffles, prizes and fireworks and live entertainment by two great bands: "Four Against All", and solo artist "Devin Abe"!! Come celebrate Independence Day with us! Located on Henry Miller Blvd., at the Paw Paw, WV festival grounds.

Sagebrush Round-up

The new Sagebrush Roundup consists of weekly Saturday night concerts from 6pm - 10:30pm.

Parade at Tri-County Fair

It's the 98th Annual Tri County Fair parade- one of the nicest parades around- call now to get your entry in today! 304-257-1242

Horse Show and Events at Tri-County Fair Petersburg

A great day for horse lovers and riders- something here for everyone. Follow the link above to get the details!

Demolition Derby at Tri-County Fair Petersburg

Demolition Derby on August 2 and August 4 at the Tri-County Fairgrounds- both days starting at 7pm- this has proven to be a huge sellout attractions so get here early! No ticket sales prior to derby- purchase at the grandstands!

98th Annual Tri-County Fair Petersburg

Trace Adkins at the Tri County Fair- Tuesday- July 31st at 8pm- get your tickets on line at Tri-countyfair.com or stop by the South Side Depot in Petersburg. So much going on this year at the fair- you don't want to miss it- Celebrating its 98th Year!!

4th of July Old Fashioned Day in the Park

All day activities including antique tractor and car displays, crafts & vendors, children's games, flea market, live entertainment, food & much, much more