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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.

Festival season launches with a roar and a drone of bagpipes

May is strawberry season, West Virginia Strawberry Festival
Festival season in West Virginia launches in earnest in May and doesn't end until the weather grows too cold to support outdoor activities again in November. May 2014...

The day they “knocked a hole” in the Cheat River

Cheat River, Preston County, Allegheny Highlands Region
The strange story of the "day they knocked a hole in the Cheat River" has been passed down as one of West Virginia's obscure...

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...

Which W.Va. ramp feasts are the best? You tell us.

Freshly dug ramps
West Virginia Explorer has unveiled its new Guide to Ramp Feasts & Festivals, but our work is not yet done.  Visit our guide to...

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,...

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
We need help spotting errors among our 380 Cities & Towns pages (some of the more-than-3,000 pages we publish), and we're providing a whitewater...

New River wildflower walks set for April 25-27

Spring Beauty
GRANDVIEW, W.Va. -- Now in its eleventh year, the New River Gorge Wildflower Weekend in southern West Virginia has become a tradition and continues...

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...

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...

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...

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