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.

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...

Trail weekend at Gorge resort attracting more participants

New River overlook at ACE Adventure Resort, New River Gorge
OAK HILL, W.Va. — Now in its eleventh year, the annual trail maintenance weekend at ACE Adventure Resort on April 26-27 is attracting more...

Harpers Ferry event explores U.S. Colored Troops

Sgt. Peter H. Butler
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. -- Harpers Ferry National Historical Park this weekend hosts a two-day commemorative event exploring the 1864 recruiting party held there for...

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...

Landscape, roads help draw thousands to motorcycle event

Mountains near Williamson, WV, to host Rally in the Valley
The roar of motorcycles is already reverberating in the Tug Valley of southwestern West Virginia, into which more than 15,000 motorcycle enthusiasts are expected...

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...

“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...

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...

Auditorium focus of W.Va. preservation banquet Sept. 30

The Municipal Auditorium, in Charleston will host the annual state Preservation Alliance awards banquet
Charleston's Municipal Auditorium on Sept. 30 will host and serve as the focus of the annual banquet for the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia,...

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,...

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Rafters plow through rapid on New River, ACE Adventure Resort
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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...

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