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Events

Welcome to the Events news directory at West Virginia Explorer. Be sure to follow along as we explore fairs, festivals, and anniversaries integral to the West Virginia experience.

Birds of Prey summer program returns to W.Va. State Parks

Wendy Perrone cares for raptors
Three Rivers Avian Center will present its popular “Wings of Wonder – Birds of Prey” program at 12 West Virginia state parks in summer 2017, introducing audiences...

Free fishing weekend (June 7-8) to boost travel

This weekend (June 7-8) is free fishing weekend in West Virginia -- that time of year when anglers can fish without a license and...

Community rallies for W.Va. Renaissance fest following fire

Fire consumes a barn at the West Virginia Renaissance Festival grounds.
Following a fire that destroyed a remarkable centerpiece of the new West Virginia Renaissance Festival, community leaders in the Greenbrier Valley are rallying to...

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Rafters plow through rapid on New River, ACE Adventure Resort
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Festival season launches with a roar and a drone of bagpipes

May is strawberry season, West Virginia Strawberry Festival
Festival season in West Virginia launches in earnest in May and doesn't end until the weather grows too cold to support outdoor activities again in November. May 2014...

Auditorium focus of W.Va. preservation banquet Sept. 30

The Municipal Auditorium, in Charleston will host the annual state Preservation Alliance awards banquet
Charleston's Municipal Auditorium on Sept. 30 will host and serve as the focus of the annual banquet for the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia,...

2014 ginseng season opens Sept. 1.

Ginseng ready for harvest in West Virginia
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia’s 2014 ginseng harvest will open Monday, Sept. 1, and runs through Sunday, Nov. 30, according to Leslie Fitzwater Smithson,...

Princeton street fair growing in attendance, set for June 10

Buzz about the Celebrate Princeton! Street Fair is growing
Set for June 10, the Celebrate Princeton! Street Fair in Princeton, West Virginia, continues to grow in attendance, attracting thousands of visitors to the...

More than 25,000 expected to attend Vandalia 2017

Vandalia Gathering 2017
An estimated 25,000 are expected to turn out this weekend to celebrate regional culture at the West Virginia capitol during the 41st annual Vandalia...

Registration open for historic real estate finance training in W.Va.

Buildings on Market Street, Spencer
The National Development Council will host the first of a two-part Historic Real Estate Finance Professional Certification series to Fairmont State University May 8-12, 2017,...

Wildflowers walks this weekend could feature unexpected surprises

Spring Beauty
As a result of the year's strange weather, annual wildflower walks being led by park rangers in southern West Virginia this weekend are expected...

Greater Huntington launches second summer of weekday family fun

Children enjoy discounted rides at Camden Park
Coming off its successful first year, Greater Huntington launches its second season of weekday family festivities during "Funington" in June and July. The region-wide program...

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