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Wild Wonderful West Virginia -Adventures, Activities and Events

We are proud to introduce you to all the wonders that can be found in southern WV. We are located minutes from the New River Gorge where world class whitewater rafting, rock climbing, bass fishing, kayaking, zip lining, mountain biking and hiking opportunites abound. There is something for everyone from beginner to expert. Hawks Nest State Park offers an ariel tram, jet boat rides and spectacular over looks. Babcock State Park has a stocked trout lake with canoe and paddleboat rentals, a swimming pool, grist mill, and hiking trails. Summersville Lake offers pontoon boat, kayak and paddle board rentals as well as scenic dinner cruises. The lake is crystal clear with a beach for swimming or sun bathing. The lake is referred to as the "Bahamas of the East" for its stunning beauty. It also provides excellent scuba diving and fishing opportunies as well.

 

There are also numerous historical sites from the Civil War and early mining days in the nearby area. There are local artisan, crafts and antique shops. Several golf courses are within an easy drive. We are home to the annual New River Birding and Nature Festival, The Appalachian Stringband Festival and the Bridge Day Festival.

 


 

 

OUR AREA ADVENTURE PARTNERS


ACE Adventure Resort offers adventure and fun with outdoor activities including whitewater rafting, rock climbing, mountain biking, zip lines, rope courses, ATV rides, mud obstacle course, horseback riding, kayak clinics and an on site adventure waterpark, lake and beach. They also have a music venue for concerts and festivals, competitive races and other events.
For more information please call 1-800-787-3982 or visit www.aceraft.com

What Our Customers are Saying

  • We thought we were just going to be staying in the cabin and relaxing. We didn’t know there were so many things to do!

  • Our second visit and even better than the first. This time, we were able to go zip lining, whitewater rafting and spend a day at the lake at ACE.

  • We loved Summersville Lake and the marina. We highly recommend kayaking the lake and exploring Fayetteville.

  • Amazing hiking trails, fabulous scenery. WV is an outdoor paradise.

  • No way can you be bored here! So many fun things to do. We went horseback riding, rock climbing and hiking in the Gorge. We will be back for more!


Adventures on the Gorge offers mild to wild rafting on America’s Best Whitewater, the New and Gauley Rivers and a wide variety of zip line and aerial adventures. They also offer rock climbing , kayaking classes, mountain biking, stand-up paddleboarding, hiking, fishing and paintball. Dine at one of their on-site restaurants, Smokey’s on the Gorge, Chetty’s Pub or Buffler’s Barbeque Grill.

For more information or to see daily activities, (band schedules, theme nights, etc.) please call 888.406.0916 or visit adventuresonthegorge.com.

 

The Bridgewalk Take a thrilling walk 851' feet in the air along the catwalk under the world famous New River Gorge bridge. Learn the history of this engineering marvel and the surrounding area as well as enjoy the spectacular views. Our website is www.bridgewalk.com or call 304-574-1300.

New & Gauley River Adventures Celebrating our 34th Season in West Virginia Rafting! Established in 1977 and family owned for 34 years now! New and Gauley River Adventures, is located in the wild and beautiful New River Gorge National River in West Virginia. With over 60,000 acres of recreational area and two of the best white water rivers, we like to pride ourselves on being the best destination in outdoor adventure vacations. If there’s wild water out there, we know where it is!

We are a full service outfitter with first class amenities. Our base camp is located only a ½ mile from the New River Gorge Bridge, allowing a convenient and comfortable access point to all of our river adventures. With four season activities such as whitewater rafting, fishing, horseback riding, skiing, sleding, rock climbing, caving ATV tours (and more!) New & Gauley River will create the ultimate vacation for you! Visit us at www.gauley.com or by phone at 1-800-759-7238 or email adventure@gauley.com

Wild Blue Adventure Offering tours in both a WW II Biplane and a Cessna 170, Wild Blue Adventure Company was created out of a desire to share both the love of flying in an open cockpit biplane and an appreciation of the beauty of the New River Gorge. From the onset, we have strived to offer something more than the average aerial tour. What could be more thrilling than seeing such beauty without any barrier to the sky? When flying with us you may request to add aerobatics to your flight!

For more information, please visit www.wildblueadventurecompany.com or call us at 1-304-574-1150.

Pro River Outfitters Offering guided fishing on the rivers of Southern West Virginia! These fertile waters boast Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Musky, and several species of Trout. From the first timer to the most fanatical fisherman, we have something for all anglers! We customize your trip to best fit with your vacation itinerary. Our guides are knowledgeable, experienced and dedicated to sharing our love of the sport with you! Call Bobby to schedule your trip today!

For more information, please email us at WestVirginiaFishing@gmail.com or visit http://www.profishwv.com/ or call us at 1-304-575-5252 or 304-574-BOAT

 

Gauley River Pottery Offering handmade pottery in our signature Gauley Glaze pattern. Visit the shop and take home some true local treasures. Visit our website at www.wvpottery.com or call 304-872-2841

 

Ocean's Massage Therapy -"Healing Body, Mind & Spirit" is our motto. Enjoy a massage right at your cabin! For more information call 304-923-8489 or visit our website at www.oceansmassagetherapywv.com


WV State Parks
Hawks Nest State Park
Babcock State Park
Carnifex Ferry State Park


National Parks
New River Gorge National River
Monongahela National Forest
Summersville Lake

Attractions
Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine
Tamarack - Best of WV Artisans
Theatre WV - Amazing Outdoor Theater Shows- A Must See!!

 

2018 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

Tamarack  -  The Best of WV! Something is happening all year long.
Every Sunday @ Two
 Live Performances (free)
 888.262.7225  www.tamarackwv.com
Get details and see a full schedule of events including dinner theatre and artisan demonstrations on the website!

 

January 19, 2018- 7:00 PM - January 20- 10:00 PM
Adventures on the Gorge-- 219 Chestnutburg Road, Lansing  888-973-3770
Murder at the Hero & Villain Summit
With the disastrous news of the infamous Moon King's prison break, superheroes around the globe are joining forces with notorious supervillains to capture the archenemy of planet Earth. The Freedom League will host this momentous meeting between heroes and villains, who will join forces to stop the Moon King before he destroys the planet. But what is more dangerous? Getting this group together or allowing the Moon King to roam free?
$49.95 per person. Two nights to choose from! Friday, Jan 19 or Saturday, Jan 20. Call to book it.

 

January 21, 2018; 7:00 pm
Culture Center State Capitol Complex 1900 Kanawha Blvd., Charleston
Live on Mountain Stage: Dailey & Vincent, Molly Tuttle, Western Centuries, The Sweetback Sisters and Richie and Rosie

 

January 26, 2018- 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM
Adventures on the Gorge-- 219 Chestnutburg Road, Lansing  888-973-3770

Italian Wine Pairing
For all those who love fine wine and fine food, we present an evening to turn your winter red, white and rosé. Friday, Jan 26, 7-9pm. Adults only. $75/person, plus tax and gratuity.
Reservations required.

 

January 27, 2018- 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Adventures on the Gorge-- 219 Chestnutburg Road, Lansing  888-973-3770
Beer & Bacon Tasting
For all those who love beer and love bacon, we present a once in a lifetime event: a Beer & Belly Tasting Reception. Saturday, January 27, 2018, 7-9pm. Adults only. $35/person, plus tax and gratuity.

 

February 3, 2018- 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Adventures on the Gorge-- 219 Chestnutburg Road, Lansing  888-973-3770
Soul Train DJ Dance Party
Join us for the Soul Train DJ Dance Party led by DJ, Jeremy Casto, 8 to 11pm at Smokey’s Steakhouse. Music, dancing, cash bar and light appetizers are included. Cost is $29.95 (adults only) plus tax and gratuity.

 

February 8, 2018; 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences  One Clay Square, Charleston,
Wizard of Oz
Performed by the River City Youth Ballet Ensemble, the West Virginia Youth Symphony and the Appalachian Children's Chorus

 

February  11, 2018; 7:00 pm
Culture Center State Capitol Complex 1900 Kanawha Blvd., Charleston

Mountain Stage Presents: Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore, Tim O’Brien w/ Jan Fabricius, Charlie McCoy and Van William

 

February 16, 2018-7:00 PM - February 17, 2018- 10:00 PM
Adventures on the Gorge-- 219 Chestnutburg Road, Lansing  888-973-3770

Murder at the Toadwart Inn
The Toadwart Inn is a historical place within the magical community where magical folk gather safely away from the muggles to have a wonderful and relaxing time. Magical beings anticipate the annual Witch’s Brew Social sponsored by the Inn, as the who’s who of the supernatural world will certainly be in attendance. But when the sparkles and spells settle one of them will be dead... which means that one will be a murderer.
$49.95 per person. Two nights from which to choose!

 

February 25, 2018; 7:00 pm
Culture Center State Capitol Complex 1900 Kanawha Blvd., Charleston
Bettye Lavette and More on Mountain Stage
BETTYE LAVETTE: Bettye LaVette is no mere singer. She is an interpreter of the highest order. Whether the song originated as country, rock, pop, or blues, when she gets through with it, it is pure R&B. She gets inside a song and shapes and twists it to convey all of the emotion that can be wrought from the lyric.

 

March 2, 2018; 7:30 pm-9:00 pm
Charleston Civic Center Little Theater  200 Civic Center Drive, Charleston
Don Quixote
The Charleston Ballet, West Virginia's State Ballet, presents for the first time on a Charleston stage:
Matadors, gypsies, and windmills take the stage in this full-length ballet based on the famous novel by Cervante. The lively music of Minkus and bravura choreography by Petipa electrifies the story of Don Quixote and his sidekick Sancho Panza on their quest for adventure.

 


March 3, 2018; 7:30pm
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park,  242 Main Street, Cass, WV
Full Moon Hike the “Worm Moon” – March 3nd. As the temperature begins to warm and the ground begins to thaw, earthworm casts appear, heralding the return of the robins. The more northern tribes knew this Moon as the Full Crow Moon, when the cawing of crows signaled the end of winter; or the Full Crust Moon, because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night. The Full Sap Moon, marking the time of tapping maple trees, is another variation. To the settlers, it was also known as the Lenten Moon, and was the last full Moon of winter.
Hikes will be led by a Park Ranger or Naturalist. Registration is not required, but requested. Please register for Full Moon Hikes ahead of time by calling 304-456-4300. All hikes will start at the Visitor Center and are just over 3 miles in duration on a slight grade.

 

March 9, 2018- 7:00 PM - March 10, 2018 - 10:00 PM
Adventures on the Gorge-- 219 Chestnutburg Road, Lansing  888-973-3770
Back in Time for Murder
It is the year 2099, and the demented Genesee Glasco, a quintillionaire heiress and first world ruler, is hosting the ultimate retro gala. The steampunk-themed affair will be held at the awe-inspiring Hematite Palace in the world’s new capital – Glasco Megalopolis. Using her newest invention created by a collective effort from the world’s top scientists, she has hand-selected her guests from past icons, legends and even infamous villains.
The denizens of the world have been on the edge of their seats watching the planning stages of the first world-wide extravaganza unfold on their nuclearvision devices! For the past sixteen days, the befuddled faces of the honorary guests have been publicized as they endured the excruciating journey from the past to the main platform of the Time Travel Epicenter of Glasco Megalopolis. The historical attendees have not been briefed on why they were brought into the future, and are being isolated in unknown locations within Diamond City while they await the night of celebration.
Nobody knows what Genesee specifically has planned for the gala, but this party is undeniably a world’s first. Regrettably, you are one of the icons that have suffered through the painful transport from the past. You feel disoriented and are quite mystified why you have been brought to this strange, wondrous place and why they are not allowing you to
$49.95 per person. TWO NIGHTS TO CHOOSE FROM! FRIDAY, March 9 OR SATURDAY, March 10. CALL TO BOOK IT.

 

March 31, 2018;  8:00pm
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park  242 Main Street, Cass, WV
Full Moon Hike the “Blue Moon” March 31st. The phrase "once in a Blue Moon" has been around for more than 400 years. A "Blue Moon" is an infrequent phenomenon involving the appearance of an additional full moon within a given period. This is typically either the third of four full moons in a season, or a second full moon in a month of the common calendar. A literal "blue moon" (the moon appearing with a tinge of blue) may occur in certain atmospheric conditions: e.g., if volcanic eruptions or fires leave particles in the atmosphere of just the right size to preferentially scatter red light. Blue Moons occur about every 2.5 years.
Hikes will be led by a Park Ranger or Naturalist. Registration is not required, but requested. Please register for Full Moon Hikes ahead of time by calling 304-456-4300. All hikes will start at the Visitor Center and are just over 3 miles in duration on a slight grade.

 

April 13-15, 2018
3405 Pipestem Drive, Pipestem Resort State Park
Mountaineer Photo Excursions Workshop
Excursion Photography is made possible by Mountaineer Photo Excursions, Ron Gaskins and Amanda Haddox, instructors. The two night, three day experience at Pipestem State Park promises a “through the lens” look at springtime in southern West Virginia. Workshop details, fees, and participation is managed by the workshop instructors.

 

West Virginia Power Baseball
Visit Appalachian Power Park as the West Virginia Power takes on the South Atlantic League. Located just off exit 100 on I-64. Power Baseball offers family friendly entertainment at affordable prices with games from April through September.  Phone : 304-344-BATS (2287) Website : www.wvpower.com

 

April 14, 2018
Annual Lewisburg Chocolate Festival
In historic Downtown Lewisburg, West Virginia. 
Mark your calendar NOW for the Annual Lewisburg Chocolate Festival in historic Downtown Lewisburg, West Virginia. This Festival includes an exciting schedule of chocolate themed events including musical performances, dinners, tastings, and fun for all ages. This is an event you will not want to miss!  www.lewisburgchocolatefestival.com

 

April 14, 2018; 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Putnam County Convention and Visitors Bureau
West Virginia Food Truck Festival
A one-of-a-kind event with a select group of WV food trucks and some of WV's most entertaining musicians. Get ready to chow down, rock out, relax, and have fun.

 

April 21, 2018; 10:00am-4:00pm
Cherry River Elementary School 190 Riverside Drive, Richwood, WV
Feast of the Ramson
Join us for the 81st Feast of the Ramson, a popular area tradition. You will enjoy a dinner consisting of RAMPS, potatoes, brown beans, cornbread, ham and bacon, desserts, Gub's Sassafras Tea (also available for sale) and cold drinks. Tickets for the dinner are $13 if pre-purchased or $15 at the door.
After you've had your fill, head over to downtown Richwood to shop the Arts & Craft Show where many local artisans are set up showcasing and selling their unique work.

 

April 28, 2018 3:00pm
WV Craft Brew Festival
State Fairgrounds    891 Maplewood Ave, Fairlea, WV 24901 304-645-1090
Join us for a full day filled with West Virginia Craft Breweries, a food truck rodeo and live music. This event will also have special workshops on beer and food pairings, home brew and the importance of agriculture in the brewing process.
Breweries entered in this event will be judged by certified BJCP judges. Winners will earn the title of “Best Beer at the West Virginia Brew Festival” and take home the first-ever traveling trophy.

 

West Virginia Power Baseball
Visit Appalachian Power Park as the West Virginia Power takes on the South Atlantic League. Located just off exit 100 on I-64. Power Baseball offers family friendly entertainment at affordable prices with games from April through September.  Phone : 304-344-BATS (2287) Website : www.wvpower.com

 

April 28, 2018;  8;30pm
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park 242 Main Street, Cass, WV
Full Moon Hike the “Full Pink Moon” – April 28th The Pink moon name comes from the herb moss pink, or wild ground phlox, which is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring. Other names for this month’s celestial body include the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and among coastal tribes the Full Fish Moon, because this was the time that the shad (fish)swam upstream to spawn.
Hikes will be led by a Park Ranger or Naturalist. Registration is not required, but requested. Please register for Full Moon Hikes ahead of time by calling 304-456-4300. All hikes will start at the Visitor Center and are just over 3 miles in duration on a slight grade.

 

Fayette County Farmer’s Market

Every Saturday 7:30am -11:30 am from May through October. Location: Fayetteville Visitors & Convention Bureau parking lot in downtown Fayetteville.

 

April 30-May 5, 2018
New River Birding and Nature Festival
Since 2002, the annual New River Birding & Nature Festival takes place in and around the New River Gorge National River in the heart of the upland, hardwood forests that Cornell Lab of Ornithology identified as a crucial stopover habitat for the continued survival of species such as Golden-winged, Blue-winged, and Swainson's Warbler, as well as the Scarlet Tanager. This bird and nature watching festival highlights more than 100 bird species on a variety of birding tours.
It's our favorite week of the year and we like to think of it as a five-star nature vacation where you can nurture your mind and body.

A friendly birding vacation for everyone, the week long event features guided birding and nature excursions, world-class speakers, the finest collection of guides, tasty food, and a back-porch atmosphere unmatched by any other birding festival. Signature guided bird watching experiences include the opportunity to visit a wide range of habitats, world class instruction for those wanting to enhance their birding skills, and the best guide-to-guest ratio on the festival circuit. All skill levels are welcome.
With options to suit many budgets, packages range from week-long with cabin accommodations to a single day without lodging. Each day offers a great field trip of your choice, three tasty meals, two knowledge and fun packed presentations, world-class experts you will call friends, and good times!
As a non-profit fundraising event, the Festival is the major funding source for the local 501C3 Fayette County Education Fund, Inc. Since the Festival's inception, participation supports the Fund's student environmental and leadership training programs. Learn more: Who We Support
Preregistration is Required -www.birding-wv.com

 

May 12-May 20, 2018
Downtown Buckhannon, WV 304-472-9036 Debra Hupp
WV Strawberry Festival
Stroll through the arts and craft exhibits, quilt show, or the photography show. Enjoy the variety of Main Street and Courthouse entertainment or stop by the band competition, car show, strawberry auction, or your favorite sporting event. You won't want to miss the huge block parties of entertainment on Main Street on Friday and Saturday nights.

 

Tamarack  -  The Best of WV!
Every Sunday @ Two
 Live Performances (free)
 888.262.7225  www.tamarackwv.com
Get details and see a full schedule of events including artisan demonstrations on the website!

 

West Virginia Power Base
Visit Appalachian Power Park as the West Virginia Power takes on the South Atlantic League. Located just off exit 100 on I-64. Power Baseball offers family friendly entertainment at affordable prices with games from April through September. Visit : www.wvpower.com for schedule.

 

WV Miners Baseball
Linda Kay Epling Sstadium 200 Stadium Drive, Beckley, WV
Visit: www.wvminersbaseball.com for schedule

 

May 26, 2018; 8:00am-3:00pm
ACE Adventure Resort 1 Concho Rd., Minden  304-469-2651
Wonderland Mountain Challenge
Join ACE for a demanding trail run through the beautiful mountains in West Virginia on Memorial Day weekend. Choose between a half-marathon, 10K run, or a 5 mile walk. These distinctive race routes will take racers through the New River Gorge past scenic rock outcrops, cascading streams and abandoned coal mines. After grabbing your medal at the finish line a burrito buffet awaits to tame the appetite you have developed. Cash prizes will be awarded to top finishers, plus you get bragging rights for tackling the Wonderland Mountain Challenge on May 26th, 2018.

 

May 29, 2018; 8:30pm
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park 242 Main Street, Cass, WV
Full Moon Hike the “Full Flower Moon” – May 29th In most areas, flowers are abundant everywhere during this time. Thus, the name of this Moon. Other names include the Full Corn Planting Moon, or the Milk Moon.
Hikes will be led by a Park Ranger or Naturalist. Registration is not required, but requested. Please register for Full Moon Hikes ahead of time by calling 304-456-4300. All hikes will start at the Visitor Center and are just over 3 miles in duration on a slight grade.

 

Fayette County Farmer’s Market

Every Saturday 7:30am -11:30 am from May through October. Location: Fayetteville Visitors & Convention Bureau parking lot in downtown Fayetteville.

 

May 31-June 2, 2018
ACE Adventure Resort  1 Concho Rd., Minden, WEST VIRGINIA
Mountain Music Festival
Get ready for the 5th year of West Virginia’s best music festival at ACE Adventure Resort! Featuring over 25 bands on a beautiful mountaintop, plus food, vendors, visual artists, workshops, camping, and adventures in the New River Gorge. This is Appalachia’s destination music festival featuring outdoor adventure paired with your favorite music! Checkout the website for lineup information plus the latest MMFest2018 news.

 

June 21-24, 2018
20023 Midland Trail, Ansted  800-927-0263
Ansted Hometown Mountain Heritage Festival
The Hometown Mountain Heritage Festival is the premier heritage festival in West Virginia.  It is an annual festival held every June in Ansted WV! Activities include Coal Shoveling contest, Hometown 5-K Run, Flea Market, Kids Carnival, Heritage Demonstrations, Chain Saw Artist, Horseshow Pitching Contest, Memorabilia Displays, Arts & Crafts Vendor Booths.   www.anstedwv.com

 

WV Miners Baseball
Linda Kay Epling Stadium 200 Stadium Drive, Beckley, WV
Visit: www.wvminersbaseball.com for schedule

 

June 30, 2018; 8:30pm
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park 242 Main Street, Cass, WV
Full Moon Hike the “Full Strawberry Moon” – June 30th. This name was universal to every Algonquin tribe. However, in Europe they called it the Rose Moon. Also because the relatively short season for harvesting strawberries comes each year during the month of June . . . so the full Moon that occurs during that month was christened for the strawberry!
Hikes will be led by a Park Ranger or Naturalist. Registration is not required, but requested. Please register for Full Moon Hikes ahead of time by calling 304-456-4300. All hikes will start at the Visitor Center and are just over 3 miles in duration on a slight grade.

 

Fayette County Farmer’s Market

Every Saturday 7:30am -11:30 am from May through October. Location: Fayetteville Visitors & Convention Bureau parking lot in downtown Fayetteville.

 

July 2-8, 2018
The Greenbrier Classic
The Greenbrier is excited to host the PGA TOUR individual Stroke play event - giving players and fans alike the opportunity to experience professional golf against the backdrop of this American treasure. Week will be highlighted with exceptional concerts – Event information visit www.greenbrierclassic.com

 

July 8, 2018
Richwood Chamber of Commerce 304-846-6790
Richwood’s Scenic Mountain Triathlon
Come join in a weekend of fun and excitement as we play host to West Virginia's oldest triathlon. Since 1985 this event has become a favorite of triathletes and spectators alike.
The entire race is held in the Monongahela National Forest (under special use permit). The race starts with a .5 mile swim in chilly Summit Lake. Next is a 17.1 mile bike ride over 3 Kennison Mountain (elevation of 3,988 feet) to the Cranberry Mountain Nature Center. The race concludes with a 6.2 mile run down to the Cranberry Glades and back to the Cranberry Mountain Nature Center to the finish line.
Triathletes also have a Saturday packet pick-up and social from 3-7:00 p.m. at the Chamber Office in Richwood. On Sunday there will be a post-race cookout at the finish line at the Nature Center. While the cookout is free for the athletes we welcome spectators to join us for a small donation. (Packets can also be picked up the morning of the race.) This is a spectator-friendly race with lots of food and fun for everyone.
Each athlete receives a free t-shirt and awards are given for numerous age groups, genders and teams.
The event is organized by the Richwood Area Chamber of Commerce and various sponsors.
To register for this event, go to our website www.richwoodchamberofcommerce.org/ScenicMountainTriathlon/ScenicMountainTriathlon.html or visit www.tristateracer.com and lookup

 

WV Miners Baseball
Linda Kay Epling Stadium 200 Stadium Drive, Beckley, WV
Visit: www.wvminersbaseball.com for schedule

 

July 21, 2018
New River Gorge CVB 800-927-0263
Thurmond Train Day
Discover what life was like in one of the New River Gorge's most renowned towns! Explore the historic railroad town of Thurmond and learn safety tips for rail crossings and along the railroad tracks. The National Park Service, the Thurmond Performance Team, and Operation Lifesaver are partnering to sponsor the third annual Thurmond Train Day for visitors of all ages to come and go as you please.

 

July 28, 2018; 8:30pm
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park 242 Main Street, Cass, WV
Full Moon Hike the “Full Buck Moon” – July 28th July is normally the month when the new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur. It was also often called the Full Thunder Moon, because thunderstorms are most frequent during this time.
Hikes will be led by a Park Ranger or Naturalist. Registration is not required, but requested. Please register for Full Moon Hikes ahead of time by calling 304-456-4300. All hikes will start at the Visitor Center and are just over 3 miles in duration on a slight grade.

 

Fayette County Farmer’s Market

Every Saturday 7:30am -11:30 am from May through October. Location: Fayetteville Visitors & Convention Bureau parking lot in downtown Fayetteville.

 

August 1-5, 2018
Annual Appalachian String Band Festival
A five day mountaintop gathering of musicians and friends with contests, concerts, workshops, square dances, camping and a hymn-sing. West Virginia masters are presented to an audience of more than 3000 musicians and string band music lovers from around the world. Over the history of this festival, more than 20 foreign countries and 48 of the 50 states have been represented, with many returning year after year to this much-loved festival.  .  Additional info www.wvculture/stringband/
Camp Washington Carver -  Clifftop, WV  25381  /  Phone : 304-438-3005

 

August 4-5, 2018
New Rive Gorge CVB 800-927-0263
Captain Thurmond’s Challenge
A multi-sport off road race including mountain biking, kayaking, and trail running. Leaving from down town Fayetteville, WV and leading you on an amazing loop through the New River Gorge utilizing all the great outdoor opportunities that the area has to offer.

 

August 5, 2018
New Rive Gorge CVB 800-927-0263
Thurmond Family Triathlon
Beginner friendly family triathlon held in the heart of the New River gorge. Make memories with your family as you bike, paddle, and run

 

August 9-18, 2018
State Fair of West Virginia
Family fun & entertainment. 5-star agricultural event. Livestock, exhibits, carnival, concerts, entertainment, great food & more! Major credit cards accepted. Additional info: www.statefairofwv.com

 

August 24-26, 2018
Appalachian Festival  877-987-3847
Location: Tamarack, Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine, RC Armory, Crossroads Mall, Uptown Beckley, Theatre WV and the Youth Museum.
Hours: Varies with event. Admission/parking: Varies with event.                                                                                       
A two day community-wide event featuring: arts and crafts, Taste of Appalachia, ghost tours, outdoor theatre, car show, entertainment, food and fun!

 

August 25 2018; 8:00pm
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park 242 Main Street, Cass, WV
Full Moon Hike the “Full Sturgeon Moon” – August 25th The fishing tribes are given credit for the naming of this Moon, since sturgeon, a large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water, were most readily caught during this month. A few tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon because, as the Moon rises, it appears reddish through any sultry haze. It was also called the Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon.
Hikes will be led by a Park Ranger or Naturalist. Registration is not required, but requested. Please register for Full Moon Hikes ahead of time by calling 304-456-4300. All hikes will start at the Visitor Center and are just over 3 miles in duration on a slight grade.

 

August 25, 2018; 8:00am-3:00pm
1Concho Road, Minden
New River Gorgeous Trail Run
Join ACE Adventure Resort for the 17th Annual New River Gorge-ous Trail Run & Walk. Choose between three race options including a half-marathon, 8.5 mile run, or a 5 mile walk. All the courses wander through deep hardwood forests and offer spectacular views of the New River and the historic town of Thurmond. And yes, prizes are awarded.

 

August 25, 2018; 10:00am-5:00pm
278 Summersville Lake Road, Mount Nebo  304-872-5975
5th Summersville Lake Lighthouse Festival & Car Show
Entertainment, WV Artisans, Food Court, Car Show. $15 pre-entry fee or $20 fee day of show, Nicholas County Humane Society Pet Adoptions, Cabela's Kayak Raffle.

 

Fayette County Farmer’s Market

Every Saturday 7:30am -11:30 am from May through October. Location: Fayetteville Visitors & Convention Bureau parking lot in downtown Fayetteville.

 

September 1-3, 2018
Main Street Oak Hill New River Gorge CVB 800-927-0263
Oak Leaf Festival
Enjoy the celebration of fall with vendors, crafts, quilts, live bands, and pageantry, and more!

 

September 15-16, 2018
Kirkwood Winery 45 Winery Lane, Summersville, WV  304-872-7332
Grape Stomping Wine Festival
This marks our 27th year, for the wine festival. We have vendors that feature WV made products. We have activities for the children, grape eating, grape stomping contest for adults and children. there is ice cream, cheese and food to purchase. We have two full days of entertainment, there will be different bands, plus dance groups, cloggers and much more.

 

September 16-17, 2018
Hawks Nest State Park 49 Hawks Nest Park Rd., Ansted, WV
Country Roads Festival
Enjoy arts & crafts, music and great food at Hawks Nest State Park.

 

September 22, 2018; 8:00pm
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park  242 Main Street, Cass, WV
Full Moon Hike the “Full Corn Moon or Full Harvest Moon” – September 22nd. This full moon’s name is attributed to Native Americans because it marked when corn was supposed to be harvested. Most often, the September full moon is the Harvest Moon, which is the full Moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox. In two years out of three, the Harvest Moon comes in September, but in some years, it occurs in October. At the peak of harvest, farmers can work late into the night by the light of this Moon.
Hikes will be led by a Park Ranger or Naturalist. Registration is not required, but requested. Please register for Full Moon Hikes ahead of time by calling 304-456-4300. All hikes will start at the Visitor Center and are just over 3 miles in duration on a slight grade.

 

Fayette County Farmer’s Market

Every Saturday 7:30am -11:30 am from May through October. Location: Fayetteville Visitors & Convention Bureau parking lot in downtown Fayetteville.

 

October 19-20, 2018
278 Summersville Lake Road, Highway 129 West, Mount Nebo/Summersville,
5th Fear the Forest presents ~ “CarnEvil Haunted Hayrides
The last two weekends in October, come experience the Fear the Forest Presents "CarnEvil Haunted Hayrides" at the Summersville Lake Retreat & Lighthouse where Evil Coachmen take you on a tractor driven hayride thru the forest, and where carnivorous creatures of the night will scare the living daylights out of you!

 

October 19, 2018  5:00pm-9:00pm
Adventures On the Gorge  1 Ames Heights Rd., Lansing
Taste of Bridge Day 2018
Taste of Bridge Day brings out the best of the best of the best. Sample all-stars like Smokey’s on the Gorge (a Food Network “Best of”). Entrance to the event is free. You can purchase tasting tickets to try as much or as little as you want.

 

October 20, 2018; 7:00pm
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park  242 Main Street, Cass, WV
Full Moon Hike the “Full Hunter’s Moon or Full Harvest Moon” – October 20th This Full Moon is often referred to as the Full Hunter’s Moon, Blood Moon, or Sanguine Moon. Many moons ago, Native Americans named this bright moon for obvious reasons. The leaves are falling from trees, the deer are fattened, and it’s time to begin storing up meat for the long winter ahead. Because the fields were traditionally reaped in late September or early October, hunters could easily see fox and other animals that come out to glean from the fallen grains. Probably because of the threat of winter looming close, the Hunter’s Moon is generally accorded with special honor, historically serving as an important feast day in both Western Europe and among many Native American tribes.
Hikes will be led by a Park Ranger or Naturalist. Registration is not required, but requested. Please register for Full Moon Hikes ahead of time by calling 304-456-4300. All hikes will start at the Visitor Center and are just over 3 miles in duration on a slight grade.

 

October 20, 2018
Official Bridge Day 2018
Every year on the third Saturday in October the New River Gorge Bridge closes to traffic and opens to attitude! BASE jumpers, rappellers, vendors and spectators share the excitement, the spectacle, the experience of Bridge Day! Come be a part of it. Big Bridge, Big Adventure, Bridge Day! SEE THE EVENT FROM THE UNDERNEATH THE BRIDGE! Must have a pass so call early to reserve your spot.
800-927-0263; 304-465-5617; www.officialbridgeday.com

 

October 27, 2018
41st annual Pumpkin Run at Pipestem
The Southern West Virginia Road Runners Club is sponsoring at 10k and 5k meter run, a 5k walk, and a children’s 800 meter fun run at Pipestem Resort State Park on Oct. 27. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. at the Canyon Rim Center. Races have multiple divisions. T-shirts guaranteed to first 100 registered participants. There will be Halloween costume judging at the finish line.
For race information and to request a registration form, please contact Tom Davis at 304-384-3298 or cwotomd@gmail.com.

 

November 23, 2018 7:00pm
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park  242 Main Street, Cass, WV
Full Moon Hike– Full Beaver Moon – November 23rd This was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. Another interpretation suggests that the name Full Beaver Moon comes from the fact that the beavers are now actively preparing for winter. It is sometimes also referred to as the Frosty Moon.
Hikes will be led by a Park Ranger or Naturalist. Registration is not required, but requested. Please register for Full Moon Hikes ahead of time by calling 304-456-4300. All hikes will start at the Visitor Center and are just over 3 miles in duration on a slight grade.
                                        

December 22, 2018  7:00pm
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park  242 Main Street, Cass, WV
Full Moon Hike – The Full Cold Moon-- December 22nd During December the winter cold fastens its grip, and nights are at their longest and darkest. It is also sometimes called the Moon before Yule. The term Long Night Moon is a doubly appropriate name because the midwinter night is indeed long, and because the Moon is above the horizon for a long time. The midwinter full Moon has a high trajectory across the sky because it is opposite a low Sun.
Hikes will be led by a Park Ranger or Naturalist. Registration is not required, but requested. Please register for Full Moon Hikes ahead of time by calling 304-456-4300. All hikes will start at the Visitor Center and are just over 3 miles in duration on a slight grade.

 

 

 

 


Hemlock Haven Cabins
Mallard Road Hico, WV 25854

Phone: 304-575-1260