Tag Archive: Festivals

Beckley’s extravagant Friends of Coal Auto Fair is celebrating its 10th anniversary! Notice it’s not a car “show.” It’s a full-on, four-day, festival-style fair with tons of entertainment and attractions. The cars are just part of the fun. The family fun kicks off with a Thursday night concert, featuring the southern indie band Shea and… View Article

Travis Tritt
West Virginia State Fair

If your vacation brings you to West Virginia in mid-August, you’ll find another great event that showcases the traditions of agriculture, family entertainment, and education. The West Virginia State Fair is almost here, and it should be on your must-do list. Staged August 10-18 at the fairgrounds in Fairlea in Greenbrier County, the West Virginia State… View Article

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The three-day Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial beginning of summer, and no place rocks the start of the season like southern West Virginia. If you’re still unsure about how you are going to spend your Memorial Weekend, look no further. Picnic It Up Spending the day outside with family and friends is a Memorial… View Article

New River Gorge Bridge - Ed Goody Photography

A massive structure like the New River Gorge Bridge deserves a massive festival, and Bridge Day does not disappoint. From the 450 BASE jumpers to the 200+ vendors to the 300 or so rappellers, this southern West Virginia festival goes big in every category.  It was even planned to take advantage of the 100 different… View Article

One of West Virginia’s fastest growing events will be here soon – the Lewisburg Chocolate Festival.  A day after our own heart…a day where eating chocolate to excess is not only o.k. but encouraged! If you haven’t made it to the April 9 event before, you’re in for a treat.  Organizers say this year’s festival… View Article

Lewisburg Chocolate Festival
West Virginia Ramp Dinner

Spring is near. In Southern West Virginia spring brings a number of things: Warmer temperatures, the last few turns on skis, the start of whitewater season, blooming flowers and much more. It also signals the time for  ramps. You may be familiar with the enigmatic ramp. For those of you that aren’t, a ramp is… View Article

Streets lined with food.  Beer gardens.  Celebrations 876 ft in the air.  These are what West Virginia festivals are made of and over the next two weekends there are lots of lip-smacking events to choose from.  Here are some insider tips on what’s new with these can’t miss fall festivals: * Taste Of Our Towns… View Article

Rappeller w/ US & WV State Flags/ Bridge Day
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When you think of a grape stomping, what comes to mind? The classic “I Love Lucy” episode where Lucy stomps and brawls in a vat of grapes? Same for us. However, the 20th annual, family-friendly Grape Stomping Festival in Summersville is all that and more, without the brawling of course. Celebrate more than 20 years… View Article

Bramwell Presbyterian Church

Here we go, everyone!  Spring has taken over southern West Virginia, and that’s just fine with us. Why?  Oh, I don’t know… because it’s AWESOME?  Honestly, is there any better place in the world for spring?  If there is, no one’s discovered it yet.  Not because they haven’t looked.  It’s just that the search always… View Article