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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...

West Virginia mountain community spearheads animal rescue

A kitten peers out from behind a flowerpot in West Virginia. (Photo courtesy Sindy Strife)
Would-be pets are among the victims of decline in the coalfields of southern West Virginia, but one community in Mingo County has managed 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...

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...

Mountain State Art & Craft Fair, Sept. 15-17, is 'actually five...

Traditional arts are featured at the annual Mountain State Art & Craft Fair
The 55th annual Mountain State Art & Craft Fair—recently selected among America’s best 100 craft fairs—has been scheduled Sept. 15-17 at the Cedar Lakes...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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 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,...

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