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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!

February 12, 2016 to February 14, 2016

Free film on the 12th, 7 p.m. in the Cass Community Center. Sweetheart's Dinner on the 13th from 4 to 7 p.m. Reservations required Price is $50 per couple, $25 per single with a dance following from 8 to 10 p.m.

 
February 13, 2016 to February 15, 2016

George Washington never got to ski the Western Territory, but you can! Take advantage of the long weekend with peak conditions.

 
February 20, 2016 to February 20, 2016

Presenting the annual slopestyle competition, WV Open. The best riders in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast will compete for a cash purse, prizes and more! Registration is $25 and the competition will be held on Mountaineer Park at Silver Creek. Registration starts at 12pm.

 
February 20, 2016

The annual Opry Night at the Pocahontas County Opera House has come to represent some of the best bluegrass and traditional talent in the region. This season’s Opry Night showcases Pocahontas County favorites The Viney Mountain Boys and The Elk River Ramblers. The Viney Mountain Bluegrass Boys feature Doug Scott, Richard Hefner II, David Kershner and Jody Harrison. Drawing from influences that include the Stanley Brothers, Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin, and Flatt and Scruggs, the Viney Mountain Bluegrass Boys’ old, traditional bluegrass brings out the purist fans as well as a young set of new fans. The Elk River Ramblers are Terry Richardson on guitar, Galen Watts on bass and vocals, and Paul Marganian on fiddle, guitar, and vocals. With a foundation in old-time and Celtic music, The Elk River Ramblers also branch out into bluegrass, klezmer, and even contemporary pop.

 
February 22, 2016 to February 22, 2016

Join us at the Visitor Center at 6 p.m. for an evening hike along the Greenbrier River Trail. We will walk to mile marker 79 and back for approximately 3 miles. This hike qualifies for the "Chief's Challenge." Dress warmly and bring your own snacks and water. NO flashlights.

 
February 26, 2016 to February 26, 2016

Season-long concert series at the Connection Nightclub. Most Friday nights, join us for great live music high atop Snowshoe Mountain.

 
March 04, 2016 to March 05, 2016

A celebration of the region's best musicians. Live music includes Larry Keel, The Jawga Boys and more, across the mountain all weekend long.

 
March 05, 2016

Blue Yonder takes strands of early country music – from swing to honky-tonk, bluegrass and rockabillly – and weaves them together with award-winning original compositions and a contemporary feel. The group features three seasoned musicians each with distinctive and notable skills: singer and songwriter John Lilly, national guitar champion Robert Shafer, and bassist Will Carter. The band’s debut recording, Bittersweet Road, which features all original songs, reached number 2 on the Freeform American Roots Radio charts in late 2013. Tickets $10.00

 
March 11, 2016 to March 12, 2016

An unforgettable spring break, you'll likely not remember. Free Village concerts, competitions, games & more.

 
March 19, 2016

In 1977, the West Virginia Dance Company was founded with the distinct purpose of enriching lives through dance. Today, we continue to perform a thorough blend of educational, entertaining and thought-provoking modern works that generate enthusiasm in audiences of all ages. The Company is comprised of highly trained, professional dancers, whose repertoire includes works influenced by West Virginia’s rich cultural heritage and various cultures from across the globe. WVDC is the only professional touring dance company in the history of the Mountain State. The company has performed extensively in West Virginia and fourteen other states, as well as in Brazil. At the height of its touring season, approximately 30,000 students are reached through the art of dance each year. For many students, the WVDC is their first exposure to the arts. $10 tickets

 
March 19, 2016 to March 19, 2016

Celebrate spring with a trip to Frostmore Farm who will be offering both guided and self-guided tours explaining the maple syrup making process on Maple Day.Come and check out 2 sugarhouses at our farm, one being the original sugar camp that is over 100 years old. We will have a variety of maple products for sampling and for sale including maple syrup, maple candy, maple cream, maple coated nuts, maple cotton candy, and more. If the trees are running that day come and help us collect our sap by emptying the buckets off the trees! We will have demonstrations of sap to syrup boiling, candy making, and let you make your own maple cream. All activities and samples are free. We will be working with a local bakery and be offering a few “maple-themed” baked goods maple bacon donuts (new), maple pecan pie, and others are in the works! Our sugarhouse will be open every Friday-Sunday in March (4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27). The Chestnut Ridge Country Inn (www.chestnutridgecountryinn.com), a great WV B&B with a 4.5 of 5 star rating on TripAdvisor, located 3 miles from Frostmore Farm, will be offering a Maple Weekend Getaway Package. Come and stay and take in the many maple happenings. Enjoy a tasty breakfast with local Frostmore Farm Maple syrup. A VIP farm tour with a complimentary gift package from Frostmore Farm is included with your stay.

 
March 23, 2016 to March 23, 2016

Join us at the Visitor Center at 7:30 pm for an evening hike along the Greenbrier River Trail. This hike qualified for the "Chief's Challenge." See website for more details.

 
March 26, 2016 to March 27, 2016

We're giving out free lift tickets to all residents of West Virginia! Yep, you heard it right. Just bring your proof of residency and get a ticket to ski and ride all weekend long.

 
March 26, 2016

Another season has come and gone. Come get your last turns of the season in and and say goodbye to winter. Pond skim, games and a very fun time all around.

 
March 27, 2016

Find the Easter Bunny shredding it up out on the slopes and get a picture with him, then participate in our Easter Egg Hunt.

 
March 27, 2016

We know, it's a sad day, but come on out and mourn with us the est way we know how - smiling, laughing and spraying snow.

 
April 01, 2016

Hiroya Tsukamoto is a one of a kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan. He began playing the five-string banjo when he was thirteen, and took up the guitar shortly after. In 1994, Hiroya entered The Osaka University and while at college in Japan, Hiroya was introduced to a musical and social movement in South America called Nueva Cancion headed by musical legends such as Victor Jara and Violeta Parra. In 2000, Hiroya received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the United States. In 2004, Hiroya completed his debut album “The Other Side of the World” with his band INTEROCEANICO. His composition “El Otro Lado del Mundo” was nominated as the finalist of The USA Songwriting Competition 2004, as was “Samba de Siempre” in 2005. In 2006, his original “Seventh Night” was the finalist of International Acoustic Music Award competition. Hiroya released his second album entitled “Confluencia” in 2006 and the third album”Where the River Shines” in 2008. Hiroya has been leading concerts with INTEROCEANICO including several appearances at Blue Note in New York, He has also performed with Esperanza Spalding, Marta Gomez, Kendrick Scott (The Crusadors), Pete Kennedy (The Kennedys) and Dave Maxwell (Muddy Waters Band). Hiroya’s most recent album is “Heartland” which was released in August 2012 from 333discs. In October 2012, Hiroya was featured during four days of live performances on Japan Public TV (NHK) program “El Mundo.” $10 tickets

 
April 09, 2016

NRAO Staff will treat you to views of the night sky through optical telescopes. If it rains, don’t worry! You are invited into our portable planetarium for a stellar presentation. Start time changes seasonally. Starts at 5 pm.

 
April 15, 2016 to April 16, 2016

Ready to taste some wild spring greens that are “good for what ails you”? Join us for the Wild Edibles Festival. Geo Derick Giordano, MS, Registered Medical Herbalist, will help us learn about foraged foods that are both delicious and healthful. Geo, who is also a Nutrition and Health Coach and Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins, will present “The Wild Edibles Pharmacy” Friday evening. Small group sessions and foraging walks will take place Saturday. A program of the Calvin W. Price Appalachian Enrichment Series. For more information contact: 304-799-4766

 
April 16, 2016

Toting an ample supply of vintage instruments and a sound that brings listeners back to the days of old-time radio, Steppin’ In It is determined to make a dent in the roots community. Hailing from Lansing, Michigan the heart of Factory Town, USA—these young men pound out their own brand of roots combining old-time country, swing and blues. Together, they achieve the seemingly impossible task of making the most traditional sounds contemporary, playing what Performing Songwriter Magazine calls “some of the liveliest and most rocking acoustic roots music around.” Upright Bassist Dominic Suchyta and multi-instrumentalist brothers Andy & Joe Wilson compliment the strong songwriting talents of singer/songwriter Josh Davis, whose haunting vocals paint a picture of rural and urban Michigan breaking its blue-collar back under troubled times. $10 tickets

 
April 16, 2016

NRAO staff guides kids of all ages through fun-filled, hands-on science projects. We provide all the materials. Each lab highlights a different science/engineering theme. 10 am - noon

 
April 16, 2016

Finding expression in your memories and experience taught by Cheryl Denise. Sometimes our own stories are the hardest to tell. This workshop will provide writing exercises that pull from our personal/family history. What is the landscape that shaped you? Using the five senses we will explore memories that open us up to the past and anchor us to the present. We will stretch memories from a beginning to an ending. I will share examples of poets whose writings reflect their history. We will have time to share our work. If there is still time left we will also explore the need for structure and creativity. How do you wake a sleeping muse? What writing disciplines and structures help you keep writing? We will discuss these questions and look at what other poets say about this. This program is part of the Calvin W. Price Appalachian Enrichment Series for 2016.

 
April 22, 2016 to April 22, 2016

Join us at the Visitors Center at 8 pm for an evening hike along the Greenbrier River Trail. This hike qualified for the "Chief's Challenge." See our website for more details.

 
April 30, 2016 to April 30, 2016

You've been bicycling, running and paddling this one for 30 years! The Great Greenbrier River Race is one of those outdoor events where you just have to do it. Support the people, the Greenbrier River Trail Association, who support this treasure - The Greenbrier River Trail. Come join this fun event as we run 3 miles, row down the Greenbrier River for 4 miles and then bicycle 10 miles back up to Marlinton. Great lunch is served with music by regional bands. Get ready for a summer of fun with this early triathlon.

 
May 12, 2016 to May 15, 2016

The 29th Annual GTBT is a 3-day, 100-mile ride on the Greenbrier River Trail. Cyclists with varying levels of experience are invited. All meals, lodging and transportation included as well as sag service, medics and mechanics. There is a non-refundable registration fee and riders are required to raise $500 in pledges. Funds raised will benefit the American Lung Association in WV to support its mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through research, advocacy and education. Please register through the website. For more information contact: 304-342-6600

 
May 14, 2016

NRAO Staff will treat you to views of the night sky through optical telescopes. If it rains, don’t worry! You are invited into our portable planetarium for a stellar presentation. Start time changes seasonally. Starts at 8 pm.

 
May 27, 2016

Our new SETI Tour celebrates Green Bank’s historic Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence with this 3-hour tour. Participants begin with an exclusive presentation right in the control room of our historic 85-1 Telescope where the search began with Frank Drake’s OZMA Project. From there, guests enjoy a rare tour inside the 140-foot telescope control room where Jill Tartar’s Project Phoenix began and then to normally-restricted GBT access points. The tour ends in our Drake Lounge where you will be greeted by NRAO Staff and learn about the future of SETI as GBT embarks on the new Breakthrough Listen project. If you’ve ever wanted to be inside our operation control rooms or to speak to one of our radio astronomers in person, then this is THE opportunity of a lifetime! Advance reservations and screening strictly required at least 40 hours in advance. 20 participants max, 4 min.; Ages 12 & up. Hard hats and light refreshments provided. Special dates by request on limited availability.

 
May 27, 2016 to May 28, 2016

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. Bob Sheets- 304-456-4815, fortwarwick@gmail.com Steve McBride- 859-421-4220, stephenmcbride@twc.com

 
May 28, 2016 to May 29, 2016

Welcome to summer! It is time again for long days of relaxing by the lake, adventuring through the woods and soaking up summertime sunshine. Join us as we celebrate the kick off to summer with our annual Wine & Jazz Festival and the opening of Snowshoe Bike Park. We would also like to welcome our Property Owners home for some respite and some fun!

 
June 03, 2016

Our new SETI Tour celebrates Green Bank’s historic Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence with this 3-hour tour. Participants begin with an exclusive presentation right in the control room of our historic 85-1 Telescope where the search began with Frank Drake’s OZMA Project. From there, guests enjoy a rare tour inside the 140-foot telescope control room where Jill Tartar’s Project Phoenix began and then to normally-restricted GBT access points. The tour ends in our Drake Lounge where you will be greeted by NRAO Staff and learn about the future of SETI as GBT embarks on the new Breakthrough Listen project. If you’ve ever wanted to be inside our operation control rooms or to speak to one of our radio astronomers in person, then this is THE opportunity of a lifetime! Advance reservations and screening strictly required at least 40 hours in advance. 20 participants max, 4 min.; Ages 12 & up. Hard hats and light refreshments provided. Special dates by request on limited availability.

 
June 03, 2016 to June 05, 2016

Embark on an adventure of mind, body and soul. Wanderlust brings together the world’s leading yoga teachers, top musical acts, renowned speakers, exquisite chefs and thrilling performances weaving together an experience that surprises and delights. This is your opportunity to unplug from the ordinary and discover the extraordinary.

 
June 04, 2016

In this dramatic theatrical production of Stanley’s life, actor, musician and writer Gary Reid becomes Carter Stanley. A storyteller, 40 year bluegrass veteran and foremost authority on the Stanley Brothers in this performance Gary affords todays bluegrass and old time music fans a chance to visit and reminisce with Carter Stanley . Reid, a three time winner of the IBMA award for Best Liner Notes, has had a long career as a record producer, historian, researcher and writer. Now he has turned his passion into writing and performing this must see dramatic presentation. You’ll spend an memorable evening with Reid as he brings life to the events from the life and times of Carter Stanley. $10 tickets

 
June 10, 2016 to June 12, 2016

Join us for guided road and mountain bike rides and compete on a cyclocross course that sits right next to radio telescopes! This 3 day family- oriented cycling festival promotes wellness, science education and a whole lot of fun. Everything from bike clinics taught by local experts to music and bonfires, this event will be a winner with your family and one you'll want to return for again and again! For complete details and schedule, see web link above.

 
June 10, 2016 to June 10, 2016

Join us for our annual golf tournament supporting the Snowshoe Foundation. We’ll be playing the mountainous, challenging and scenic Raven Golf Club course at Snowshoe. This Gary Player designed course is a golfers dream. Come support the local community and have fun while doing it!

 
June 17, 2016

Our new SETI Tour celebrates Green Bank’s historic Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence with this 3-hour tour. Participants begin with an exclusive presentation right in the control room of our historic 85-1 Telescope where the search began with Frank Drake’s OZMA Project. From there, guests enjoy a rare tour inside the 140-foot telescope control room where Jill Tartar’s Project Phoenix began and then to normally-restricted GBT access points. The tour ends in our Drake Lounge where you will be greeted by NRAO Staff and learn about the future of SETI as GBT embarks on the new Breakthrough Listen project. If you’ve ever wanted to be inside our operation control rooms or to speak to one of our radio astronomers in person, then this is THE opportunity of a lifetime! Advance reservations and screening strictly required at least 40 hours in advance. 20 participants max, 4 min.; Ages 12 & up. Hard hats and light refreshments provided. Special dates by request on limited availability.

 
June 20, 2016 to June 25, 2016

Allegheny Echoes is the concept of a group of West Virginia musicians and writers who wish to promote, support, preserve, and teach their own art without distracting influences. Their goal is to provide an accurate representation of West Virginia art that is not packaged and altered to appeal to a specific market. There is a strong emphasis placed on West Virginia tradition with an overall look toward the embracing Appalachian culture. The Summer Workshops offer a chance for students of all ages and abilities to come together to learn, appreciate, and enjoy our West Virginia ways.

 
June 24, 2016 to June 26, 2016

Remember when you went to small country festivals as a kid? Well,step back as we celebrate all that's wonderful about the Little Levels area. Lots of music, a great parade, food everywhere, locally made crafts, and fun galore. Enjoy a three-day event with old time music, great kids games, and a grand parade. Events also include a barbecue pig roast, arts and crafts, live bluegrass music, a gospel sing and candlelight vespers. For further information, call 800-336-7009.

 
June 24, 2016 to June 25, 2016

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.

 
June 25, 2016 to June 25, 2016

Join in as we celebrate and commemorate the life of Pearl Comfort Sydenstricker, known as Pearl S. Buck. Beginning at 4:00 p.m., we'll recognize the outstanding students in the writing contest, after which we'll have local musicians play as we show genuine appreciation for Pearl's work and life. Stay and enjoy punch and birthday cake.

 
July 01, 2016 to July 03, 2016

Experience the traditions of yesterday and enjoy the talents of today as we celebrate the music, arts, and culture of Appalachia. Mountaintop Fireworks will also be lighting up the night sky.

 
July 01, 2016

Our new SETI Tour celebrates Green Bank’s historic Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence with this 3-hour tour. Participants begin with an exclusive presentation right in the control room of our historic 85-1 Telescope where the search began with Frank Drake’s OZMA Project. From there, guests enjoy a rare tour inside the 140-foot telescope control room where Jill Tartar’s Project Phoenix began and then to normally-restricted GBT access points. The tour ends in our Drake Lounge where you will be greeted by NRAO Staff and learn about the future of SETI as GBT embarks on the new Breakthrough Listen project. If you’ve ever wanted to be inside our operation control rooms or to speak to one of our radio astronomers in person, then this is THE opportunity of a lifetime! Advance reservations and screening strictly required at least 40 hours in advance. 20 participants max, 4 min.; Ages 12 & up. Hard hats and light refreshments provided. Special dates by request on limited availability.

 
July 06, 2016 to July 10, 2016

Music, games, and demonstrations highlight the event that many come “back home” to celebrate. Look at all the fun there'll be - crafts, carnival, concessions, flea market, horseshoe pitching, parades, youth events, contests, demonstrations, antique car show, truck and tractor pull, mud bog, and lots more!

 
July 09, 2016 to July 09, 2016

The mountain will be heating up as cooks vie for cash prizes and the best recipe. Join us for Village games, chili & salsa tasting and live music at one of the most iconic summer events at the mountain.

 
July 09, 2016 to July 09, 2016

NRAO staff guides kids of all ages through fun-filled, hands-on science projects. We provide all the materials. Each lab highlights a different science/engineering theme. 10 am - noon

 
July 13, 2016 to July 17, 2016

This event is three evenings and one full day of fun, entertainment and learning for all ages. Various events pit contestants to e the best at horseshoes, tug-a-war, log loading, greased pig catching, mutton busting, sheep dressing, showing their pet, karaoke, and running the 5K. There will be music as well as bingo, food, and carnival rides each evening and during the day on Saturday. An antique car show, Fireman's parade, Grand Featured parade, fireworks, art show, and craft show will round out the event on Friday evening and Saturday. This year the former Town of Durbin jail will be open for tours.

 
July 15, 2016

Our new SETI Tour celebrates Green Bank’s historic Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence with this 3-hour tour. Participants begin with an exclusive presentation right in the control room of our historic 85-1 Telescope where the search began with Frank Drake’s OZMA Project. From there, guests enjoy a rare tour inside the 140-foot telescope control room where Jill Tartar’s Project Phoenix began and then to normally-restricted GBT access points. The tour ends in our Drake Lounge where you will be greeted by NRAO Staff and learn about the future of SETI as GBT embarks on the new Breakthrough Listen project. If you’ve ever wanted to be inside our operation control rooms or to speak to one of our radio astronomers in person, then this is THE opportunity of a lifetime! Advance reservations and screening strictly required at least 40 hours in advance. 20 participants max, 4 min.; Ages 12 & up. Hard hats and light refreshments provided. Special dates by request on limited availability.

 
August 05, 2016 to August 06, 2016

Take the best craft brewers in West Virginia and combine them with great food, live music and amazing vistas from the top of the mountains. It just doesn't get much better than that.

 
August 06, 2016

NRAO Staff will orient you to the star-filled sky and then view the night sky on the Star Party Patio. Bring optical telescopes and binoculars - you won’t believe the view! Program begins at 8pm.

 
August 12, 2016

Our new SETI Tour celebrates Green Bank’s historic Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence with this 3-hour tour. Participants begin with an exclusive presentation right in the control room of our historic 85-1 Telescope where the search began with Frank Drake’s OZMA Project. From there, guests enjoy a rare tour inside the 140-foot telescope control room where Jill Tartar’s Project Phoenix began and then to normally-restricted GBT access points. The tour ends in our Drake Lounge where you will be greeted by NRAO Staff and learn about the future of SETI as GBT embarks on the new Breakthrough Listen project. If you’ve ever wanted to be inside our operation control rooms or to speak to one of our radio astronomers in person, then this is THE opportunity of a lifetime! Advance reservations and screening strictly required at least 40 hours in advance. 20 participants max, 4 min.; Ages 12 & up. Hard hats and light refreshments provided. Special dates by request on limited availability.

 
August 13, 2016 to August 13, 2016

Presented by Snowshoe Foundation - You don't have to be present to win, but let's face it - it is way more fun that way! Cash and prizes valued at over $250,000 will be raffled off. Side raffles, free food and drink will be available throughout the day.

 
August 20, 2016 to August 20, 2016

There is a long standing tradition of square dancing at the community center in Dunmore. Dancing starts at 8pm. Admission is $4 for adults and free to students. All dances are beginner- friendly and open to all ages and levels. This dance is part of The Mountain Dance Trail and a complete schedule of dances throughout the state can be found at www.mountaindancetrail.org or 304.637.1349.

 
August 20, 2016 to August 21, 2016

Fat Tire Weekend is back by popular demand. Discover the back roads of Pocahontas County during this fun event. Be ready for great rides, races, and socials. The fat tire 50k and lite class will be on August 22nd. Race starts 10 a.m. Contact info is info@wvmba.com or gmooreguide@yahoo.com We'll have more information coming soon on

 
August 21, 2016 to August 21, 2016

USA Cycling National Pro GRT series returns to Snowshoe for a downhill race on the legendary Western Territory with 1500 feet of vertical!

 
August 26, 2016

Our new SETI Tour celebrates Green Bank’s historic Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence with this 3-hour tour. Participants begin with an exclusive presentation right in the control room of our historic 85-1 Telescope where the search began with Frank Drake’s OZMA Project. From there, guests enjoy a rare tour inside the 140-foot telescope control room where Jill Tartar’s Project Phoenix began and then to normally-restricted GBT access points. The tour ends in our Drake Lounge where you will be greeted by NRAO Staff and learn about the future of SETI as GBT embarks on the new Breakthrough Listen project. If you’ve ever wanted to be inside our operation control rooms or to speak to one of our radio astronomers in person, then this is THE opportunity of a lifetime! Advance reservations and screening strictly required at least 40 hours in advance. 20 participants max, 4 min.; Ages 12 & up. Hard hats and light refreshments provided. Special dates by request on limited availability.

 
September 02, 2016 to September 04, 2016

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

 
September 02, 2016 to September 04, 2016

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. We'll add musical groups as we know them.

 
September 09, 2016 to September 10, 2016

After an overwhelmingly positive reception in 2015, 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. This event is part of the Cal Price Enrichment Series, sponsored by the Pocahontas County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

 
September 09, 2016

Our new SETI Tour celebrates Green Bank’s historic Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence with this 3-hour tour. Participants begin with an exclusive presentation right in the control room of our historic 85-1 Telescope where the search began with Frank Drake’s OZMA Project. From there, guests enjoy a rare tour inside the 140-foot telescope control room where Jill Tartar’s Project Phoenix began and then to normally-restricted GBT access points. The tour ends in our Drake Lounge where you will be greeted by NRAO Staff and learn about the future of SETI as GBT embarks on the new Breakthrough Listen project. If you’ve ever wanted to be inside our operation control rooms or to speak to one of our radio astronomers in person, then this is THE opportunity of a lifetime! Advance reservations and screening strictly required at least 40 hours in advance. 20 participants max, 4 min.; Ages 12 & up. Hard hats and light refreshments provided. Special dates by request on limited availability.

 
September 11, 2016 to September 11, 2016

Join us Sunday Sept. 11 for an 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 23, 2016

Our new SETI Tour celebrates Green Bank’s historic Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence with this 3-hour tour. Participants begin with an exclusive presentation right in the control room of our historic 85-1 Telescope where the search began with Frank Drake’s OZMA Project. From there, guests enjoy a rare tour inside the 140-foot telescope control room where Jill Tartar’s Project Phoenix began and then to normally-restricted GBT access points. The tour ends in our Drake Lounge where you will be greeted by NRAO Staff and learn about the future of SETI as GBT embarks on the new Breakthrough Listen project. If you’ve ever wanted to be inside our operation control rooms or to speak to one of our radio astronomers in person, then this is THE opportunity of a lifetime! Advance reservations and screening strictly required at least 40 hours in advance. 20 participants max, 4 min.; Ages 12 & up. Hard hats and light refreshments provided. Special dates by request on limited availability.

 
September 24, 2016 to September 24, 2016

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 24 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 24, 2016

NRAO Staff will treat you to views of the night sky through optical telescopes. If it rains, don’t worry! You are invited into our portable planetarium for a stellar presentation. Start time changes seasonally. Starts at 8 pm.

 
September 24, 2016 to September 24, 2016

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.

 
September 24, 2016 to September 24, 2016

Join in on the fun at this legendary festival in the mountains of Pocahontas County. Music by local bands. Stay tuned here for more details. There will be dozens of crafters from all over the region with handmade arts and crafts. Food by local non-profits with some yummy goodies for worthy causes.

 
October 07, 2016

Our new SETI Tour celebrates Green Bank’s historic Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence with this 3-hour tour. Participants begin with an exclusive presentation right in the control room of our historic 85-1 Telescope where the search began with Frank Drake’s OZMA Project. From there, guests enjoy a rare tour inside the 140-foot telescope control room where Jill Tartar’s Project Phoenix began and then to normally-restricted GBT access points. The tour ends in our Drake Lounge where you will be greeted by NRAO Staff and learn about the future of SETI as GBT embarks on the new Breakthrough Listen project. If you’ve ever wanted to be inside our operation control rooms or to speak to one of our radio astronomers in person, then this is THE opportunity of a lifetime! Advance reservations and screening strictly required at least 40 hours in advance. 20 participants max, 4 min.; Ages 12 & up. Hard hats and light refreshments provided. Special dates by request on limited availability.

 
October 21, 2016

Our new SETI Tour celebrates Green Bank’s historic Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence with this 3-hour tour. Participants begin with an exclusive presentation right in the control room of our historic 85-1 Telescope where the search began with Frank Drake’s OZMA Project. From there, guests enjoy a rare tour inside the 140-foot telescope control room where Jill Tartar’s Project Phoenix began and then to normally-restricted GBT access points. The tour ends in our Drake Lounge where you will be greeted by NRAO Staff and learn about the future of SETI as GBT embarks on the new Breakthrough Listen project. If you’ve ever wanted to be inside our operation control rooms or to speak to one of our radio astronomers in person, then this is THE opportunity of a lifetime! Advance reservations and screening strictly required at least 40 hours in advance. 20 participants max, 4 min.; Ages 12 & up. Hard hats and light refreshments provided. Special dates by request on limited availability.

 
October 22, 2016 to October 22, 2016

NRAO Staff will treat you to views of the night sky through optical telescopes. If it rains, don’t worry! You are invited into our portable planetarium for a stellar presentation. Start time changes seasonally. Starts at 8 pm.

 
November 12, 2016 to November 12, 2016

NRAO staff guides kids of all ages through fun-filled, hands-on science projects. We provide all the materials. Each lab highlights a different science/engineering theme. 10 am - noon

 
December 02, 2016 to December 02, 2016

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.