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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...

West Virginia's 160th birthday celebration scheduled for noon

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice is inviting all West Virginians to the state culture center at the capitol complex in Charleston, West Virginia,...

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...

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...

Freddie predicts six more weeks of winter for West Virginia

French Creek Freddie, a favorite resident of the W.Va. Wildlife Center, will offer his advice on the weather this weekend.
West Virginia will suffer six more weeks of winter, French Creek Freddie predicted on Wednesday during a Groundhog Day celebration at the West Virginia...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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