April 15 & 16, 2016 Wild Edibles Festival
Get a "taste" of Pocahontas County! Choose from a variety of workshops and walks led by knowledgeable instructors and guides. Learn how to identify, collect and prepare the tasty and nutritious bounty of our wild edible plants. Make and sample wildflower teas, main dishes, desserts & more. Starts at 9 a.m. at the Hillsboro School Cafeteria. A program of the Calvin W. Price Appalachian Enrichment Series.
For more information contact: Wild Edibles Festival, Hillsboro Library, Mary Dawson 304-799-4766 firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook/groups/Pocahontas Nature Club
April - June - September - What's In Your Blood?
Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Foundation 2016 Creative Writing Series
Finding expression in your memories and experience
April 16th, 2016 – Cheryl Denise - Poetry
June 23th, 2016 – Cat Pleska – Memoir
September 17th, 2016 – Eric Fritzius – Fictions
In keeping with the vision statement of the PSSBF: To maintain the house and property of the birthplace of Pearl S. Buck and to foster her wish expressed in the book My Mother’s House that it should be a living "gateway to new thoughts and dreams and ways of life" wherein art, music and education are valued and promoted.
All workshops will be held at the Sydenstricker Cabin on the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Museum property on Route 219 in Hillsboro, West Virginia, from 1:00pm until 4:30pm in the afternoon. Beginning, intermediate and advanced writers are welcome and encouraged to attend these free and open-to-the public workshops.
May 27 & 28, 2016 Fort Warwick Archaeology Days
The Fort Warwick Archaeology Days project will involve a hands-on archaeological experience, interpretive exhibits, and site tours for students and adult participants at the site of William Warwick’s Fort in Green Bank, Pocahontas County, West Virginia on May 27-28, 2016. This fort was constructed in 1774 and became an important point of local defense during the Revolutionary War. The site also has a significant prehistoric Native American component. Archaeological excavations supervised by Drs. Stephen and Kim McBride have been ongoing at this site for over a decade and this is your opportunity to assist us in better understanding this site and expanding knowledge of West Virginia’s early history.
June 4 July 16 August 13 Music on Cranberry Mountain
What happens when you combine mountain music with the mountains? You get Music on Cranberry Mountain - a celebration of local musicians who keep our strong heritage of mountain music alive. Along with the melodic sounds you'll also hear old-time storytelling and the sounds of Jake Krack, Born Old, Juanita Fireall and the Continental Drifters, Wild Rumps and the Elk River Ramblers.
Music connects us to life in the mountains, come, be part of it.
June 25 & 26 Handmade Celebration at the Little Levels Heritage Fair
Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own broom or enjoy a quilting bee? Take a trip back in time and join the members of the Pocahontas County Artisan Cooperative in a fun filled day as we celebrate Appalachian Heritage Arts and Crafts with hands-on workshops and demonstrations at the 2016 Little Levels Heritage Fair, June 26 from 10am until 4pm. The Pocahontas County Artisan Cooperative artists will offer workshops and demonstrations on hand quilting, yo-yo making, quilted potholders, blacksmithing, wood working, jewelry making, traditional broom making, and wild harvesting/preserving. Kids will have the opportunity to make and take an old fashioned loop weaved potholder. Workshops will be scheduled throughout the day and included in the Little Levels Heritage Fair Schedule.
September 9 & 10 The Music and the Mountains Old Time Festival
The Music and the Mountains Old Time Festival will showcase and celebrate Appalachian culture and craft. This community based, family friendly event will bring together local artisans and musicians to provide an opportunity for our local community and visitors to experience Appalachian craft demonstrations, old time music and dance traditions along with regional food. Friday night's concert will feature old time, traditional Appalachian music.
Saturday afternoon events will include local craft demonstrations, a display of regional archival photographs, old time children's games and activities, an open old time community jam, a cornbread contest and a soup bean dinner. Saturday night will offer beginner square dance lessons and a square dance bard and caller.
Stay tuned for more information as the date draws nearer.
Sept. 30 & Oct. 1 Plen Air Painting in Green Bank
The Green Bank Art Center is offering a free two day painting workshop on September 30 and October 1, 2016 in our picturesque farm valley. Local historians will be available to tell stories about pre-civil war buildings still standing as well as many old farmhouses and barns. Refreshment tents with seating will provide comfortable time to chat. This will be a time to enjoy the autumn highland colors, paint, relax, meet new faces, learn history, promote local art and preserve our heritage in northern Pocahontas County.
We know that you're going to want a good night's rest while you're here experiencing all our region offers. We have numerous options for you to stay from quaint cabins by the creek, to luxurious bed breakfast inns out in the country, to modern inns that cater to your every whim. Click the links below to see what is available for you. Of course, you can always call our office at 800.336.7009 and speak to a trained staff person who will be glad to help you out.