Wild Wonderful West Virginia - Our Partners and Area Activities

 

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 dinner theatre and artisan demonstrations on the website!

 

January 9, 2016
Eagle Survey of the Pipestem Area
Pipestem Resort State Park
An annual survey of the skies and waterways for golden and bald eagles in the Pipestem area. From 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. volunteers are assigned stations at various areas to watch and record sightings. Naturalist Julie McQuade will take calls and emails from interested individuals for this survey and compile a contact list for the survey team. The team will then assign survey sites and contact individuals with survey info, maps, etc.; paring novice and avid birders.

 

January 22-24, 2016
Couples Country/Western Dance Weekend
Pipestem Resort State Park
A weekend of Pattern Partner dancing with instructors Karen & Eddie of Kickin' Kountry Couples includes two nights lodging at McKeever Lodge, instructional time, evening Pattern Partner dance and dinner on Saturday in the Bluestone Dining Room.

 

January 30, 2016
Hawks Nest Tunnel Disaster
Hawks Nest state Park
Unburied Secrets! Don't miss this one-time presentation at Hawks Nest State Park!
This powerful presentation by Jonathan Cavendish will transport you to the events leading up to the Hawks Nest Disaster. Growing up as the son of Stanley Cavendish, a Gauley Bridge native who was the project engineer for the construction of the Hawks Nest Tunnel, he will unfold tales from his childhood along with unseen historical photos .

 

February 6, 2016
A Night of Illusion with John Slicer
Hawks Nest State Park
Be entertained by nationally renowned magician John Slicer as he astounds audiences of all ages! The astonishing John Slicer is more than just a magic show. His captivating sleight-of-hand, interative audience participation , and mind reading will leave you saying "How did he do that?" A magic and illusion spectacular for the whole family.

 

 

February 13, 2016
Romance! A Tribute to Red Skelton
Hawks Nest State Park
"His humor, His sorrow, With the Greatest Respect" A family friendly comedic act that "takes you back in time" to the nostalgic era. Laugh and be entertained by one of the top-rated Red Skelton impersonators.
Entertainment for all ages! In the words of the famous Red Skelton "Goodnight and May God Bless"

 

February 20, 2016
The First Lady of Food
Hawks Nest State Park
In the 1960's Julia Child became an icon of gourmet cooking, and, with her remarkable energy and humor, changed the way people thought about eating and food. "The First Lady of Food", as she has been called by the Food Network, charmed the world with her joy of life and her passion for good food.

 

March 5, 2016
Marriage, Mob, & Murder
Hawks Nest state Park
The daughter of the Balconi Mob Family is marrying the son of the Stiletto Mob Family . When the body of young Tony Stiletto is found riddled with bullets in his car on the way to the church, the two families decide to head to the reception to make sense of the violence. Soon, both families begin pointing fingers at one another and more violence emerges. It's Romeo and Juliet – Mob Style!

 

March 5, 2016
Eagle Survey of the Pipestem Area
Pipestem Resort State Park
An annual survey of the skies and waterways for golden and bald eagles in the Pipestem area. From 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. volunteers are assigned stations at various areas to watch and record sightings.

March 4,5,11,12,13,18,19,
Historic Fayette Theatre/Downtown Fayetteville
Cinderella’sGlass Slipper Visit website for details. http://www.historicfayettetheatre.com

 

March 12, 2016
Love, Loss and What I Wore
Hawks Nest State Park
Matters of the heart and matters of the closet. It is a scrapbook of memories of unfortunate prom dresses, traumatic lighting in fitting rooms, high heels, short skirts and the existential state of having nothing to wear. Adapted from a best seller, Love, Loss, and What I Wore based on the 1995 book of the same name by Ilene Beckerman. Entertain. Insightful. Moving.

 

March 23, 2016
Full Moon Hikes
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park
Full Moon hikes at Cass Scenic Railroad are led hikes designed to encourage visitors to enjoy being outdoors in wintry and spring weather. Meet at the Visitor's Center at Cass, WV at 6:00p Monica Fleming First Day Hike leader and plans to hike to Mile Marker 79 on the Greenbrier River Trail and back. There is no charge to participate. Hike guidelines include:
Contact: 304-456-4300
Preregistration required. Click here to register online.

 

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 09, 2016
Annual Lewisburg Chocolate Festival
In historic Downtown Lewisburg, West Virginia. 
Mark your calendar NOW for the Annual Lewisburg Chocolate Festival on April 09 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

 

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 withgames from April through September.  Phone : 304-344-BATS (2287) Website : www.wvpower.com

 

April 16, 2016
12th Annual Grist Mill Grinder
Babcock state Park
A half marathon trail run and 5K Fun Walk attracts runners from near and far Register at gristmillgrinder.com.

 

April 16, 2016
Camp Creek Lumberjack Competition and Ramp Feast
 Enjoy Jack and Jill lumberjack events and demonstrations at no charge. Ramp Feast/Dinner sponsored by the Camp Creek Foundation at a per person cost.   For more information visit www.campcreekstatepark.com

 

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 withgames from April through September.  Phone : 304-344-BATS (2287) Website : www.wvpower.com

 

April 23,2016
Feast of the Ramson
Richwood's "Feast of the Ramson" has been described as "the granddaddy of ALL Appalachian Ramp Feeds."  Legend has it that the first PUBLIC ramp feed was derived from a private meal, attended by thirteen ramp lovers.  At this small gathering, the men decided to "go public" the following year.

 

May 2-7, 2016
New River Birding and Nature Festival
Taking place in and around the New River Gorge Area, this bird watching festival highlights more than 100 different species on a variety of tours!
For more info call Dave at 304-574-4258 or visit www.birding-wv.com

 

Fayette County Farmer’s Market
Held every Saturday May through October in the parking lot of the Fayetteville Convention and Visitor Bureau from 7:30-11:30 a.m. Fresh local vegetables, eggs, meat, plants, honey, baked goods, fruits, and more are available throughout the growing season. Stop in the visitor center for some free coffee and information on all that’s cool in Fayetteville ( https://www.facebook.com/#!/visitfayettevillewv ) . Find the Fayette County Farmer’s Market on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/#!/FayetteCountyFarmersMarket?fref=ts

 

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!

 

Wonderland Mountain Challenge
May 28, 2016
Join ACE for a demanding trail run through the beautiful mountains in West Virginia. This distinctive race route will take racers through the New River Gorge past scenic rock outcrops, cascading streams, and abandoned coal mines.  Visit website www.aceraft.com  for additional information.
Starting at $20

 

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 withgames from April through September.  Phone : 304-344-BATS (2287) Website : www.wvpower.com

 

Mountain Music Festival
June 3rd & 4th 2016
Nowhere else can you listen to great music under the stars at the top of a mountain one night then tackle whitewater  rapids, zip line, or just lounge on the beach with those same bands and artists the next day.
Stay tuned for lineup announcements about all the amazing musicians who will be coming to play in the West Virginia Mountains.  This year is shaping up to be even bigger and better with more music, more exciting adventure activities, and a few surprises you will just have to be there to see!!  For additional information visit www.aceraft.com.

 

June 4, 2016
National Trail Day - Save the Date

June 4, 2016 is American Hiking Society's National Trails Day®, the country's largest celebration of trails. Watch this date for hikes scheduled at WVs state parks and forests.

 

June 16-19, 2016 
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

 

July 4-10, 2016
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 15-17, 2016
Friends of Coal Auto Fair
Beckley, WV
For additional information visit: www.friendsofcoalautofair.com

 

July 23, 2016
Gritty Chix Mud Run
The 3rd Annual Gritty Chix Mud Run at ACE Adventure Resort is coming back this summer! If you took part in Gritty Chix before, get ready because we are turning it up a notch with new challenges. This 5k route will follow some of the wettest and muddiest trails on our property. Get ready to crawl under, over, and through some muddy obstacles with names like Commando Crawl (the first of many events that will quickly dissolve any muddy inhibitions), Slicky Slide, Mud Wall, Old Fashioned Mud Hole and Lilly Pads to name a just a few. Visit www.aceraft.com for additional information.

 

August 3 -7, 2016
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 12-21, 2016
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 20, 2016
New River Gorgeous Trail Run
Join ACE Adventure Resort for the 15th Annual New River Gorge-ous Trail Run & Walk. There are three race options – 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.  Starting at $20 For additional information visit www.aceraft.com

 

August 26-28, 2016   
Appalachian Festival - Beckley, WV
The 19th Annual Appalachian Festival is three big days packed with arts, crafts, entertainment, music, food and fun!  Additional info: wwwappalachianfestival.net/

 

September 3, 2016
Party in the Holler
Join us this Labor Day weekend for a concert on Wonderland Mountain. Featuring your favorite Americana artists this show will have you stompin your feet to the beat. Stay tuned for lineup announcements coming soon.  Additional information www.aceraft.com

 

September 17, 2016
Fall Festival at Camp Creek
Includes Old Time & Bluegrass music and pig roast. Food concessions will be sold by the Camp Creek State Park & Forest Foundation. Free Admission for Music. Great family entertainment.  For additional information visit www.campcreekstatepark.com

 

Oct. 15, 2016
Official Bridge Day 2016
Catch the BASE jumpers leaping 800+ feet into the New River Gorge below, or being launched by the Human Catapult! Rappelling, skydiving, and more adventure abound. Additional info: www.officialbridgeday.com


Hemlock Haven Cabins
Mallard Road Hico, WV 25854
Phone: 304-575-1260