Events Calendar


Aug
28
Thu
Stand by Your Man: The Tammy Wynette Story @ Greenbrier Valley Theatre
Aug 28 @ 7:30 pm – Sep 13 @ 10:00 pm

Musical. Featuring dozens of hits by Tammy Wynette & George Jones, including favorites “Stand By Your Man” and “D.I.V.O.R.C.E”, this musical biography delves into the life of one of country music’s most famous superstars, including her tumultuous romances. All shows at 7:30 pm with additional matinees Sept 6 and Sept 13 at 3pm.

Aug
29
Fri
First Annual Golf School Presented by The Cabins At Pinehaven and BGA @ The Golf Academy
Aug 29 – Sep 15 all-day

The Cabins at Pine Haven has partnered with the Beckley Golf Academy to present the first annual Golf School.  Package includes log cabin lodging, 3 hours per day of inclusive golf school with two night receptions. Golf improvement guaranteed by personal attention.  For those who would like to attend the school only please contact for pricing information.

Wyoming County Labor Day Festival @ Town of Pineville
Aug 29 – Sep 1 all-day

Join in the annual Labor Day Celebration. Carnival rides, Labor Day Parade, vendors, live music and more!

Entertainment:

Saturday August 30 – Bullet Proof

Sunday August 31 – Kaitlyn Bayler and Trick Pony

Monday September 1 – Carter Slade and Seven Bridges

 

Sep
1
Mon
Beckley’s 19th Annual Kids Classic Festival @ Events held in various locations
Sep 1 – Sep 7 all-day

Beckley’s annual Kids Classic Festival celebrates youth with affordable and fun activities, games, contests and entertainment for families to enjoy together.  Various events throughout the week culminate in a uptown kids fair and parade on the last Saturday(Sept 6th, 2014)

 

Sep
4
Thu
CultureFest 2014 @ Appalachian South Folklife Center
Sep 4 – Sep 7 all-day

Culturefest is a World Music and Arts festival held each year in the beautiful mountain setting of the Appalachian South Folklife Center in Pipestem, WV. Entertainment for adults and kids. Music, dance, art and much more!

Vendors for foods and arts and crafts all weekend. Camping is available on the festival grounds. Day passes, weekend passes and children’s rates are offered.  Call or email for advance tickets.

 

Sep
5
Fri
Mercer County Heritage Festival @ Glenwood Park
Sep 5 – Sep 7 all-day

The Mercer County Heritage Festival is a living history festival that tries to cover all aspects of Appalachian History. There is something for everyone!  On Sept 5, local elementary students are invited for Education Day,with a campfire Jam Session scheduled for that evening at 6 pm. The event continues through the weekend with storytelling,living history characters, Native Americans,craftsmen, demonstrations, sutlers, vendors, civil war reenactment, ladies tea,Civil War Era ball, several live music acts and one act play. Also, Children’s pioneer games & wagon rides.  Bring your chairs.

 

Fridays in the Park @ Historic Downtown Beckley
Sep 5 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Food and entertainment on Fridays from 11:30 AM to 1 PM in Uptown Beckley at Word Park on Neville Street. This annual concert series features local artists in country, jazz, folk, oldies, gospel, bluegrass, reggae, and dance. Visit website to view entertainment line-up.

 

First Fridays After Five @ Downtown Lewisburg
Sep 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Downtown Lewisburg. You’ll find the lights on and the town alive! Shop, galleries and restaurants open until 9 PM offering an evening of live music, entertainment and refreshments. This event is free to the public. Everyone Welcome!

 

“Belongings” Fayette Theater @ Historic Fayette Theater
Sep 5 @ 8:00 pm – Sep 14 @ 10:30 pm

Belongings, a comedy/drama written by Daniel Fenton, takes the stage at Historic Fayette Theater September 5, 6, 12, 13 at 8:00 pm, with matinee shows on September 7 and 14 at 2:00 pm.

Director Paul Neil brings together three generations of women who find themselves at a crossroads following the death of the family’s matriarch. Reeling from the loss of her grandmother, 14-year-old Katy is determined to keep her grandmother’s spirit alive and promises that her home and belongings will remain intact. The promise flies in the face of her family’s plans for an estate sale and draws the battle lines between Katy, her mother Renny (Sharon Bibb), Aunt Gene (Tracy Kincaid) and Great-Aunt Ella (Vicki Cook).

The family battles it out as their failure to confront the issues of death and grief create a storm of pent-up emotion on estate sale day, culminating in poignant hilarity. Ultimately in the end, Katy and her family reach a mutual understanding of profound emotional healing.

 

Sep
6
Sat
Farmer’s Market in Bramwell @ Historic Bramwell
Sep 6 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Farmer’s Market  in Bramwell, WV. Market opens at 9am.  The market will be open every Saturday  from 9am to 1pm until Oct 11th.

 

Three Rivers Avian Center Public Tour Day @ Three Rivers Avian Center
Sep 6 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Free tours of the Center’s facilities, including up close and personal visits with native raptors, hands-on interactive displays and more. Located on Brooks Mountain Road. 1-5pm.

Sep
7
Sun
Sunday @ Two @ Tamarack's Gov. Hulett C. Smith Theater
Sep 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Every Sunday at 2pm there is a free live performance at Tamarack. With a variety of acts and musical venues no two Sundays are ever the same. You can check the website to see who will be performing each week. There is no admission fee for any Sunday @ Two (2:00 p.m.) performance. Tickets are required due to limited seating and are available after 10 a.m. on the morning of the performance at the Information Desk

Sep
12
Fri
Fall Photography Workshop @ Twin Falls Resort State Park
Sep 12 – Sep 14 all-day

Are you an amateur photographer who wants to be better at photographing those special moments or beautiful scenes.  Come learn how to be a better photographer and also how to use Photoshop.  Overnight packages available. Reservations required.

Nicholas Couty Potato Festival @ Summersville
Sep 12 – Sep 13 all-day

Each year hundreds of people come to Summersville to attend the annual Potato Festival and celebrate “potato farming” which is a significant part of Nicholas County’s heritage. This two day family friendly festival has parades, contests, live music and more. Events include Tater Tot & Mashed potato eating contests, potato sack race and more!

There will also be Tractor/Small engine show, car show, craft vendors, Farmers Market (7:30am), Livestock Display, Scavenger Hunt and more.

 

Sep
13
Sat
Farmer’s Market in Bramwell @ Historic Bramwell
Sep 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Farmer’s Market  in Bramwell, WV. Market opens at 9am.  The market will be open every Saturday  from 9am to 1pm until Oct 11th.

 

Coal Mining, Railroad, and Scrip Trading Show @ Bramwell Train Depot
Sep 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Vendors will be displaying and trading coal and railroad memorabilia. There is a $5 charge for any vendors wishing to set up, the charge includes a table and chair. In addition to the trade show, there will be activities for the entire family.

Author and McDowell County resident Jay Chatman will be signing copies of his new book McDowell County: Coal and Rail. The book  highlights images of early coal mining, the communities and towns, and how it developed over the years. There will be copies for sale at the depot. You can also take a commemorative photo on our mini refurbished train speeder and view a historic scale model steam train. Concessions will be available.

Sep
14
Sun
Sunday @ Two @ Tamarack's Gov. Hulett C. Smith Theater
Sep 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Every Sunday at 2pm there is a free live performance at Tamarack. With a variety of acts and musical venues no two Sundays are ever the same. You can check the website to see who will be performing each week. There is no admission fee for any Sunday @ Two (2:00 p.m.) performance. Tickets are required due to limited seating and are available after 10 a.m. on the morning of the performance at the Information Desk

Sep
19
Fri
Gauley Fest & Upper Gauley Race @ Nicholas County Veterans Memorial Park
Sep 19 – Sep 20 all-day

The festival is a showcase for American Whitewater and the top whitewater vendors in the boating community. The festival will feature live entertainment, a whitewater marketplace, raffle, and a silent auction where you can pick up some awesome outdoor gear. Come out and join us for a weekend of great paddling, exciting camaraderie, live entertainment, killer boat raffles, and the infamous silent auction.

 

Sep
20
Sat
Fall Festival at Camp Creek @ Camp Creek State Park
Sep 20 all-day

 Great family entertainment!  Old Time & Bluegrass music, clogging demonstrations, apple butter making, pig roast and more. Food concessions will be sold by the Camp Creek State Park & Forest Foundation.

 

Grape Stomping Wine Festival @ Kirkwood Winery
Sep 20 – Sep 21 all-day

Sponsored by Kirkwood Winery, the 23rd annual festival holds fun for everyone. Activities include wine tasting, craft shows, vineyard tours, grape stomping competitions and live music throughout the weekend.

Bring your lawn chair and GET BAREFOOT and Have a great time

 

Farmer’s Market in Bramwell @ Historic Bramwell
Sep 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Farmer’s Market  in Bramwell, WV. Market opens at 9am.  The market will be open every Saturday  from 9am to 1pm until Oct 11th.

 

Sep
21
Sun
4th Annual New River Gorge SUP Race @ Fayette Station
Sep 21 all-day

West Virginia’s Only Stand Up Paddleboard Competition, with Demos, Instruction & Party

Beginning at noon.  The NRG SUP Race a grass-roots gathering of SUP athletes, never-before-SUPped beginners, curious spectators and industry sponsors to celebrate all things West Virginia SUP, compete and have a blast. We hold this event amidst the backdrop of West Virginia’s stunning New River Gorge every year on Sunday during Gauley Fest.

Sunday @ Two @ Tamarack's Gov. Hulett C. Smith Theater
Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Every Sunday at 2pm there is a free live performance at Tamarack. With a variety of acts and musical venues no two Sundays are ever the same. You can check the website to see who will be performing each week. There is no admission fee for any Sunday @ Two (2:00 p.m.) performance. Tickets are required due to limited seating and are available after 10 a.m. on the morning of the performance at the Information Desk

Sep
26
Fri
The Steeldrivers at The Chuck Mathena Center @ Chuck Mathena Center
Sep 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Making their second appearance at CMC, this three-time Grammy award nominated bluegrass band blends tradition with boundary pushing combinations of country, soul and other influences.

 

Sep
27
Sat
Autumn Harvest Festival @ WVU Willow Bend Farm
Sep 27 – Sep 28 all-day

Celebrates the end of the agricultural season in rural Monroe County. This festival has the best food; country, bluegrass and gospel music; handmade quilts & crafts. Competition for best grown vegetables, flowers, herbs, home canned foods and more. Tractor pulls for adults and children. Large flea market. Demonstrations.

Princeton Autumnfest @ Downtown Princeton
Sep 27 all-day

Day of fun for the entire family – good food, entertainment, activities for children, dog show, contests and more. Sponsored by the Princeton-Mercer County Chamber of Commerce.

Farmer’s Market in Bramwell @ Historic Bramwell
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Farmer’s Market  in Bramwell, WV. Market opens at 9am.  The market will be open every Saturday  from 9am to 1pm until Oct 11th.

 

Sep
28
Sun
Sunday @ Two @ Tamarack's Gov. Hulett C. Smith Theater
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Every Sunday at 2pm there is a free live performance at Tamarack. With a variety of acts and musical venues no two Sundays are ever the same. You can check the website to see who will be performing each week. There is no admission fee for any Sunday @ Two (2:00 p.m.) performance. Tickets are required due to limited seating and are available after 10 a.m. on the morning of the performance at the Information Desk

Oct
1
Wed
Annual Video Boaters Challenge @ Historic Fayette Theater
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The theater is partnering with the West Virginia Professional River Outfitters Association to present an evening of exciting entertainment. This popular event showcases the talents of local videographers who work in the whitewater industry, giving paddling film enthusiasts and professional videographers the chance to compete for great prizes. Categories include “Best Trip Skit”, “America’s Best Whitewater” and “Best Trip Info”.

Oct
3
Fri
First Fridays After Five @ Downtown Lewisburg
Oct 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Downtown Lewisburg. You’ll find the lights on and the town alive! Shop, galleries and restaurants open until 9 PM offering an evening of live music, entertainment and refreshments. This event is free to the public. Everyone Welcome!

 

Whipple Company Store Haunted History Tours @ Whipple Company Store
Oct 3 @ 8:30 pm – Oct 31 @ 11:00 pm

Spend the evening with us exploring the dark corners and hidden spaces of this century old, last of its kind Coal Miners Company Store. This is not a haunted house of smoke and mirrors, nothing is rigged or faked. The history and folklore surrounding this building lends itself to authentic haunted history.

The evening of the tour arrive at 8:15 pm. Be prepared for the cold, there is no heat, flashlights will be provided the tour will begin in the yard with a story of life,death and tragedy,and we will continue throughout the 18,000 sq ft. building. We will then enjoy desserts and beverages as we watch what other paranormal investigations have caught on video. Now time to hunt on your own. Paranormal equipment will be provided for your hunting needs and you will be off to find out what is haunting this building. No one under 21 yrs old on Friday or Saturday evenings.

Oct
4
Sat
16th Annual Beckley Half Marathon @ Downtown Beckley
Oct 4 all-day

5K Run & 5K Walk. Run or walk on a picturesque and challenging course as only Southern WV can offer . . . through historic downtown Beckley.

 

Pumpkin Harvest Festival @ Burlington United Methodist Family Services
Oct 4 – Oct 5 all-day

Pumpkin Harvest Festival – games, contests, demonstrations, horse and wagon rides, crafts, live music, great food including kettle corn.  Pumpkins for sell and fun for all ages.

 

Farmer’s Market in Bramwell @ Historic Bramwell
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Farmer’s Market  in Bramwell, WV. Market opens at 9am.  The market will be open every Saturday  from 9am to 1pm until Oct 11th.

 

Rocket Boys October Sky Festival @ The Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This annual festival in it’s 17th year will be held in Beckley for the third consecutive year. Held in past years in Coalwood, WV (where Homer Hickam and the Rocket Boys grew up)  the event will be staged at the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine/New River Park. Motorcoach tours will be offered to visit Coalwood.

Saturday’s events begin at 9am to 5pm at New River Park then all activities will be moved to Uptown Beckley to be held in conjunction with Beckley’s Annual Chili Night. There will be crafts, specialty vendors, a live concert series and a rocket launch. You will be able to meet Homer Hickam and the Rocket Boys at the Festival as well as meet and greet other WV authors on ‘Writer’s Row”. On Sunday tours will leave the Rahall Company Store at the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine/New River Park at 9am for the tour of Coalwood, WV – tours will return at 4pm.