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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...

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...

Christmas in Ripley to feature new city-owned Starcher Mansion

The Toys-for-Tots Train steams through the streets of Ripley during its annual Christmas parade.
RIPLEY, W.Va. — A community known for its events—including the state's premiere arts-and-crafts festival—the City of Ripley is ushering in the Christmas season with...

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...

Snowshoe sets lineup for annual Ballhooter music festival

Snowshoe Mountain has set its lineup for the annual Ballhooter Music Festival March 13-15, 2020.
Spring skiing, free concerts, and a vibrant nightlife have conspired to make the annual Ballhooter Festival at Snowshoe Mountain popular with visitors from across...

Wizard Weekend in Fayetteville brews up magical family fun

Fayetteville will transform into a magical village during Wizard Weekend.
This weekend's Wizard Weekend in Fayetteville, West Virginia, seems ideally suited to the character of the whimsical town on the rim of the New...

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...

Candlelight tours of Blennerhassett Island set for Oct. 13-14

Blennerhassett by Candlelight Tour
PARKERSBURG, W.Va.—For two nights in October visitors to Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park can experience the candle-lit world of 1805 and attend a period-accurate...

Jackson's Mill Jubilee to feature new layout in 2018

The annual Jackson's Mill Jubilee at historic Jackson's Mill, West Virginia, will feature a new layout in 2018, a spokesman for the organization announced,...

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...

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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