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Spring festivals in West Virginia growing in popularity

A mess of ramps cooks during the annual ramp dinner at Helvetia, West Virginia.
Events that celebrate the arrival of spring in West Virginia are expected to be bigger and more popular than ever, according to the publisher...

Bramwell Christmas tour adds new home being restored

Visitors tour a line of decorated shops during the Bramwell Christmas Tour of Homes. (Photo: Mercer County CVB)
A historic village of lavish homes in a remote corner of West Virginia is adding a new landmark to its annual Christmas tour, hosted...

October pow-wow in Tucker County moves, expands

The Five River Campground extends along the valley of the Cheat River north of Parsons, West Virginia.
To accommodate a larger attendance, the inaugural gathering of Native Americans for song and dance on the Cheat River on October 5-6 has been...

Nightmare attraction shadowed real life Mad Butcher horror

A dismemberment diagram sometimes associated with the Mad Butcher. (Image courtesy Melody Bragg)
Perhaps one of the most frightening aspects of the "Nightmare on the Gorge" haunted house attraction near Oak Hill, West Virginia, is that a...

Hunting and Fishing Days set Sept. 21-22 at Stonewall Jackson

A youth learns to cast at Stonewall Resort State Park. Photo courtesy W.Va. Dept. of Commerce.
West Virginia’s annual celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Days is returning to Stonewall Jackson Resort State Park on Sept. 21-22, 2019 according to...

West Virginia's largest maker festival set for Oct. 4

Exhibitors explain their craft at the West Virginia Makes Festival.
Makers of all ages will compete for cash prizes and bragging rights Oct. 4 during West Virginia’s largest maker festival on the Huntington campus...

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...

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