Tag Archive: Festivals

Travis Tritt

Tons To Do at Beckley’s Auto Fair

July 12, 2013 10:24 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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 […]

Visiting West Virginia in August? Make the State Fair Part of Your Vacation

July 24, 2012 12:27 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

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 […]

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Your Guide to Memorial Day in Southern West Virginia

May 23, 2012 7:33 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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 […]

Bridge Day Highlights

October 13, 2011 8:59 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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 […]

Is there Such a Thing as Too Much Chocolate?

March 24, 2011 10:38 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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 […]

West Virginia Ramp Dinner

Down Home Country Cookin’

March 1, 2011 12:47 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

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 […]

Can’t Miss Fall Festivals

October 7, 2010 12:37 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

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 […]

Ready for a Grape Stompin’ Good Time?

September 13, 2010 12:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

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 […]

3 Don’t-Miss West Virginia Events For May

April 30, 2010 11:17 am Published by 2 Comments

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 […]

6 Places To Get Your Groove On In Southern WV

June 12, 2009 2:40 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

These here hills?  They’re alive with the sound of music.  Here are 6 sure-fire, can’t-miss spots for good ol’ live music. Music In The Mountains If you’re not doing anything June 24-27, or even if you are, you should go up to Summersville WV and take in one of the largest bluegrass festivals in the […]