Experiential Travel

Cal Price

Experience our Mountain Culture!


We think you're going to really enjoy the 2015 Calvin W. Price Appalachian Enrichment Series.  We've worked with a select group of talented folks who live and work in the mountains, who guard our precious resources and who respect the environment...much like Cal Price himself.   You can leave your ability to multi-task at home.  The Series invokes you to solo-task, soak in your surroundings, assimilate the local culture and enjoy every step of the way.  Here we travel slow and purposeful.  Every detail holds a mystery, every curve a secret; when you wonder, there is nothing mundane.

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Cal Price Series Programs

April 17 & 18, 2015 - 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 Facebook/groups/Pocahontas Nature Club

June 27, 2015 - The Pocahontas County

Artisan Cooperative  Appalachian Heritage Arts and Crafts 

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 2015 Little Levels Heritage Fair, June 27, 2015 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.


April - June - September  - Crossing the Threshold

Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Foundation 2015 Creative Writing Series

Finding the gateways to new understanding in your personal writing

  •  April 18th - Sarah Elkins  - The Gateway Between the Human and Natural Worlds
  •  June 26th – Rob Merritt – The Gateway Between Easter and Western Creative Forms  
  •  September 19th – Sherrell Wigal – The Gateway Between Your Story and Your Self


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.

July 17 - 18  3rd Annual Green Bank Herb Fair

The 2015 Green Bank Herb Fair, offred at the NRAO Campus, nearly doubles the number of seminars and hands-on learning sessions.  Topics range from herbal cholesterol controls to designing a personal herbal remedy garden and creating a butterfly-friendly yard. The Fair offers a delicious luncheon of local-grown foods plus guided herb walks around the wetlands and campus of the National Radio Astronomical Observatory (NRAO).  This third annual Herb Fair will reserve time at the end of every class for participants to interact directly with educators.

Find us: Facebook: Green Bank Herb Fair Email address:

Sept. 11 - 12, 2015 - 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.

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.

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