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Events

Welcome to the Events news directory at West Virginia Explorer. Be sure to follow along as we explore fairs, festivals, and anniversaries integral to the West Virginia experience.

More than 25,000 expected to attend Vandalia 2017

Vandalia Gathering 2017
An estimated 25,000 are expected to turn out this weekend to celebrate regional culture at the West Virginia capitol during the 41st annual Vandalia...

Greater Huntington launches second summer of weekday family fun

Children enjoy discounted rides at Camden Park
Coming off its successful first year, Greater Huntington launches its second season of weekday family festivities during "Funington" in June and July. The region-wide program...

Princeton street fair growing in attendance, set for June 10

Buzz about the Celebrate Princeton! Street Fair is growing
Set for June 10, the Celebrate Princeton! Street Fair in Princeton, West Virginia, continues to grow in attendance, attracting thousands of visitors to the...

Wildflowers walks this weekend could feature unexpected surprises

Spring Beauty
As a result of the year's strange weather, annual wildflower walks being led by park rangers in southern West Virginia this weekend are expected...

Registration open for historic real estate finance training in W.Va.

Buildings on Market Street, Spencer
The National Development Council will host the first of a two-part Historic Real Estate Finance Professional Certification series to Fairmont State University May 8-12, 2017,...

Late summer was busy time for native W.Va. inhabitants

Ostenaco prepares for council on New River, West Virginia
SANDSTONE,  W.Va. -- Native inhabitants of what would become West Virginia were preparing in late summer for the onslaught of winter -- the subject of a...

2014 ginseng season opens Sept. 1.

Ginseng ready for harvest in West Virginia
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia’s 2014 ginseng harvest will open Monday, Sept. 1, and runs through Sunday, Nov. 30, according to Leslie Fitzwater Smithson,...

Dublin Irish Festival 2014

Map of Dublin Irish Festival 2014
Every year for more than a decade West Virginia Explorer contributor Blair Frier has documented the Dublin Irish Festival in Dublin, Ohio, through exceptional...

Free fishing weekend (June 7-8) to boost travel

This weekend (June 7-8) is free fishing weekend in West Virginia -- that time of year when anglers can fish without a license and...

Music festival to attract 1,500 to the New River Gorge

Mountain Music Festival 2014
FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. -- More than 1,500 spectators are anticipated to attend a three-day concert that opens a new festival ground in the New River...

Trails Weekend at North Bend offers expanded events

Discovery at North Bend State Park, Ritchie County
Few parks in West Virginia enjoy the status North Bend has attained for hiking and biking, so it's little surprise that 500 guests are...

“Mansion by Candlelight” tour wins Top 20 event award

Blennerhassett Mansion, Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park
The Southeast Tourism Society has named the annual “Mansion by Candlelight” tour hosted at Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park near Parkersburg, West Virginia, as...

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