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State Fair of W.Va. broke record food, carnival sales in 2019

The midway at the State Fair of West Virginia rages with color at dusk at Fairlea, West Virginia.
Good weather and gate specials helped the State Fair of West Virginia reach record food and carnival sales in 2019, according to Kelly Collins,...

Shepherd hosts annual Appalachian Heritage fest Sept 20-28

The Gravy Soppers perform at the Appalachian Heritage Festival at Shepherd University.
(NOTE: The time of the movie on September 20 has been changed to 7 p.m. and the final event, storytelling with Adam Booth and...

New paranormal expo central to Monongahela Valley

A student at Morgantown, West Virginia, stands transfixed under a street light.
As any student who attends West Virginia University at Morgantown can tell you, there's an air of mystery that grows over the Monongahela Valley...

Epic “Fright Nights” near Beckley expands into five large attractions

An actor portrays at ghoul during Fright Nights at The Resort at Glade Springs.
In its tenth year, the hugely popular Fright Nights haunt near Beckley, West Virginia, has been expanded into five attractions and has been relocated...

Unique Mothman Festival expected to break attendance records

Fans of the Mothman wander Main Street during the Mothman Festival at Point Pleasant, West Virginia.
Organizers of the annual Mothman Festival at Point Pleasant, West Virginia, say they're expecting record visitation on the weekend of September 21 as interest...

Hanging out of ‘copter, photographer captures World Scout Jamboree

Basecamps Charlie (blue tents) and Delta (orange) extend across the James C. Justice National Scout Camp at the Bechtel Summit Reserve. (Photo Gary Hartley)
The full extent of the record-breaking 2019 World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia might be difficult to imagine, but photographer Gary Hartley was willing...

Why you should avoid buying fireworks wrapped in brown paper

Fireworks displays in West Virginia are extremely popular.
The West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office is reminding residents and visitors to buy and use consumer fireworks in a safe manner. Fireworks can...

Epic W.Va. art and craft fair at Ripley returns to July...

An artisan cuts stained glass at the Mountain State Art and Craft Fair at Ripley, West Virginia.
Organizers of the 57th annual art and craft fair at Ripley, West Virginia, have returned the landmark event to the July 4 weekend, during...

Tucker County festival sees return of native heritage to Alleghenies

Powwow at Parsons WV
It may have been more than 200 years since the thunder of native drums echoed across the vale of the Cheat River in the...

Trans-Allegheny asylum to host 12,000-egg Easter hunt

More than 400 children are expected to attend the egg hunt at the Trans-Allegheny asylum.
The Easter Bunny will work overtime Sunday morning in Weston hiding more than 12,000 eggs on the lawn of the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, a...

Outdoor festival organizer lauds West Virginia’s tourism potential

Festival-goers relax around a bonfire at Waynestock, celebrating its 20th year at River Expeditions.
The organizer of one of West Virginia's longest-running outdoor-recreation festivals says the Mountain State is an ideal travel destination and is encouraging its communities...

W.Va. ramp feasts 2019: submissions for online guide sought

Cleaned ramps in Bowl
Is your organization sponsoring a ramp feast or festival in 2019? More than 30,000 readers used West Virginia Explorer's 2018 guide to ramp feasts...

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