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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.

Ramp dinners across West Virginia growing in popularity

David Sibray holds a bundle of ramps harvested in West Virginia.
RICHWOOD, W.Va. — Ramp dinners in West Virginia are growing in popularity, and their non-profit hosts are benefitting from the burgeoning interest in all...

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...

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...

"Mansion by Candlelight" tour wins Top 20 event award

Blennerhassett Mansion, Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park
The Southeast Tourism Society has named the annual “Mansion by Candlelight” tour hosted at Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park near Parkersburg, West Virginia, as...

Dublin Irish Festival 2014

Map of Dublin Irish Festival 2014
Every year for more than a decade West Virginia Explorer contributor Blair Frier has documented the Dublin Irish Festival in Dublin, Ohio, through exceptional...

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...

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...

Harpers Ferry event explores U.S. Colored Troops

Sgt. Peter H. Butler
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. -- Harpers Ferry National Historical Park this weekend hosts a two-day commemorative event exploring the 1864 recruiting party held there for...

Trails Weekend at North Bend offers expanded events

Discovery at North Bend State Park, Ritchie County
Few parks in West Virginia enjoy the status North Bend has attained for hiking and biking, so it's little surprise that 500 guests are...

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,...

W.Va. Renaissance fest '19 offers family-friendly fun

A knight prepares to joust at the West Virginia Renaissance Festival.
Boasting fairies, mermaids, unicorns, and a real elephant, the West Virginia Renaissance Festival is ideal for families with children, according to organizers who say...

Music festival to attract 1,500 to the New River Gorge

Mountain Music Festival 2014
FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. -- More than 1,500 spectators are anticipated to attend a three-day concert that opens a new festival ground in the New River...

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