Featured Events

There's so much to do in Nature's Mountain Playground.  Our biggest and best events are listed here but don't forget to go to the calendar and see even more weekly and monthly activities!

August 29, 2015

The Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys are among West Virginia’s longest-running bluegrass bands. They took their name from Black Mountain in their native Pocahontas County. Richard Hefner remains as the lone original member. Hefner’s traditional bluegrass banjo playing and tenor vocals have contributed both continuity and much of the “high lonesome” sound for which the band has become so well-known. He has displayed his banjo skills many times as a victor in contests and at the Vandalia Festival. Chris Nickell from Monroe County, contributes driving lead and rhythm guitar work as well as lead vocals. Rick Carpenter—son of founding member Harley Carpenter—picks a fine mandolin and sings lead and baritone vocals. Bass player Mike Smith, of Culloden, has worked with such notables as Larry Sparks, Dave Evans, and the Goins Brothers. a $10 tickets gets you into the show at 7;30 p.m.

September 04, 2015 to September 06, 2015

Celebrate Labor Day weekend with us and soak up the last moments of the summer.

September 11, 2015 to September 12, 2015

After an overwhelmingly positive reception in 2014, the Pocahontas County Opera House, in partnership with the Pocahontas County Artisans Co-op 4th Avenue Gallery, is pleased to bring back the two-day Music in the Mountains Festival. The activities begin with a Friday night concert ($8.00) with Juanita Fireball & The Continental Drifters at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday afternoon there will be craft demonstrations, old-time children’s games, crafts, an open-stage old-time jam. Food comes into play at 5 p.m. with the cornbread contest and a soup beans and cornbread dinner ($5.00). The evening concludes with a square dance to the music of Mudhole Control ($5.00. Beginner dance lessons will begin at 7 p.m., and the dance itself commences at 7:30 p.m. As the date approaches, be sure to visit to find a full schedule of festival happenings. This event is part of the Cal Price Enrichment Series, sponsored by the Pocahontas County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

September 20, 2015 to September 20, 2015

Join us Sunday Sept. 18 for a afternoon of FREE famliy friendly activities: Check out all this fun! Science Day,Build and Launch Rockets, Build Engineering Kits, Visit the 140' Telescope • Science Experiments • Liquid Nitrogen Demos • Solar Telescope Viewing • Colorful Chemistry • Tie Dye a T-shirt • GBT Control Room Tours

September 25, 2015 to September 27, 2015

A festival of music and mountain. Join us for a celebration of the outdoor lifestyle with free outdoor concerts, mountain bike competitions, brew fests, games and so much more.

September 25, 2015 to September 27, 2015

Introducing a brand new regional race series! Travel the Southeast at the best parks earning points for the Southeastern Gravity MTB Championships. Snowshoe Bike Park is partnering with Beech, Massanutten and Bryce to bring you a whole new series. One race per location to gather overall points for prizes!

September 26, 2015 to September 26, 2015

You're invited to show off your favorite biscuit recipe at the Hudson Cream Flour West Virginia Biscuit Bake Off at the Autumn Harvest Festival & WV Road Kill Cook Off Saturday, September 26, 2015 in Marlinton, WV Registration & receiving of entries @ competition tent - Main Street & 2nd Ave from 9 - 10 a.m. Judging begins at 10 a.m. Announcement of winners – Gazebo area at 12:30 p.m. Get complete rules and registration form by clicking the PDF at the "More Details" link.

September 26, 2015 to September 26, 2015

This festival has become a legend in the mountains of Pocahontas County. Original country crafts, great sounding music by regional bands, and the best food you can find anywhere. Spend one last day enjoying the yellow leaves before the winter sets in. Fun for the whole family! Meet Ms. RoadKill at 10:00 a.m. at the Gazebo. Last year Smokey the Bear stopped in - you won't know who dropped in this year unless you come see for yourself.

September 26, 2015

After getting your fill of wild food at the Marlinton’s Autumn Harvest Festival and West Virginia Road-kill Cook-off, the Opera House invites you to come be a part of the “Hammons Musical Heritage Celebration.” The Hammons Family carried on ancient traditions of fiddling, banjo playing, ballad singing and story telling at their remote mountain home in Pocahontas County. Their legacy continues and is proudly celebrated among today’s musicians. In recent years, musicians from West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Virginia and North Carolina have taken to the Opera House stage to pay tribute to the Hammons family, celebrating their own diverse range of musical styles and talents. Musicians and storytellers of all ages are invited to be a part of the celebration. Registration is free and available by calling the Opera House at 304-799-6645.

September 27, 2015 to September 27, 2015

This traditional Appalachian festival features local artisans to demonstrate and sell their goods from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Demonstrations and goods including blacksmithing, spinning wheel, fly tying, wood turning, wood sculptures, dulcimer making and demonstrating, homemade soap, fudge, honey, maple syrup, and much more. We have limited space. Center merchandise 20% off.

October 02, 2015 to October 03, 2015

Huntersville Traditions Day is a way to step back in time and enjoy the Appalachian Culture by taking part in demonstrations of some of the lost arts that have disappeared through the decades. Visitors have the opportunity to tour the Huntersville School, Presbyterian and Methodist Church, Jail, Civil War Cemetery and enjoy the history throughout the Huntersville Community. You can also take a walking tour or catch a horse and buggy to enjoy making apple butter, make ice cream, spin wool, cane chairs, grind coffee, watch soap being made, listen to Beatrix Potter's story, start a hit and miss engine, take a pony ride, help make sorghum, keep in tune with the cloggers, practice muzzle leading, let the children play old time games, visit the old time post office, enjoy a cup of cider, tap your foot to mountain music and watch corn meal ground. Take a tour of the old county jail,check out the old tool wagon and enjoy a wonderful meal at the Methodist Church. Make a visit to the lunch room at the school and step back in time with Laura Ingalls and enjoy the quilt display. What a wonderful weekend in Huntersville WV of stepping back in time when life was simple and our traditions began.

October 23, 2015 to October 25, 2015

Collegiate mountain bikers are heading this way to battle it out for the championship. Racers will be competing in downhill, cross-country, short track and dual slalom.

October 24, 2015

With over 20 instruments on stage, Lone Raven soars through everything from fiery Irish reels to Gypsy fiddle tunes. Their instrumentals are fueled by the twin fiddles of Elizabeth Blickenstaff and Kara Markley, while being driven by an explosive rhythm section consisting of Craig Markley and Sid Omasta, and featuring the award-winning guitar playing of Neil Jacobs. In addition, Kara’s highly acclaimed vocal stylings are showcased throughout each concert as she performs songs in English, Irish Gaelic, and Latin. Tickets $10

December 04, 2015 to December 04, 2015

Get into the spirit of Christmas, enjoy the parade and watch Santa arrive in Marlinton. You can do some shopping and visit the local craft show while enjoying all the lovely Christmas decorations. Many of the businesses in downtown Marlinton will be having an open house on that evening so be sure to drop in if not to buy then certainly to enjoy fellowship and a hot drink.