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BEX Fall Oddities Fair

October 26, 2019 5:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

BEX IS BACK! This time with our Fall Programming, and just in time for our favorite time of year! Spooky season. Join us for an evening of story telling and sharing from the WV Cryptids and Strange Encounters. Look into your past and futures with Tarot and psychic readings inside Tickety Boo Mercantile. There will […]

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Sample State’s Cultural Best at Experience WV Workshops

July 17, 2013 1:36 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Want a true Southern WV experience? We’ve got a unique opportunity this week to dabble in all SWV’s finest. As the Boy Scouts flock in for the 2013 Jamboree, the universities of the area are coming together to offer up some insights into the Appalachian way of life, highlighting our mountain culture in courses and […]

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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 […]

Introducing the Visit Southern West Virginia Mobile App

September 11, 2012 1:27 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

It’s here. And your vacation is about to get even better. We know that you use your mobile phone to plan your vacation and that it plays a big role in your vacation when it starts. That’s why we created a new mobile application, designed to help you have an amazing vacation that you can […]

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 […]

The myth, the man, the legend – John Henry

October 26, 2011 10:23 am Published by 2 Comments

There’s plenty of history and folklore to discover here in southern West Virginia. One of those stories involves a man, a machine and a legacy left behind. It’s the story of John Henry. The Story It is told that John Henry, a former slave, worked for the C&O railroad driving steel, a job required when […]

Fall in Southern WV

September 21, 2011 8:55 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Fall in Southern WV is one of our favorite times of the year. Lots of good things are happening, from a change of scenery to a change in  whitewater.  Here are some of the highlights: Fall Weather Fall has, by far, the best weather for visiting southern West Virginia. Don’t get us wrong; we love […]

Planning a trip? Here’s What WV Locals Recommend . . .

August 24, 2011 10:26 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The old saying goes, “ When in Rome, do as the Romans do”.  That suggestion also definitely applies here in Southern West Virginia. Curious about how to plan for your WV vacation?  Here’s a way to take some of the guess work out of the process.  Southern West Virginia locals recommend the following: Sights These […]