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!

January 02, 2015 to January 04, 2015

During this camp, female snowboarders from beginner to advanced have the opportunity to take their riding to the next level. Ride with Snowshoe certified instructors and a Burton Pro rider, yet to be announced. Best of all, you''ll also get to test out the newest female snowboards from Burton''s on-snow demo clinic.

February 28, 2015

Opry Night at the Opera House has come to showcase some of the best musical talent from the two Virginias. This season’s Opry Night features Virginia favorite Southern Rail Express and West Virginia banjo virtuoso Bob Shank. $100 ticket

March 28, 2015

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.” $10 tickets

April 10, 2015

Potluck is a feast of stories, songs, and poems that will satisfy your soul, lift your heart, and tickle your funny bone. Karen Vuranch, Julie Adams, and Colleen Anderson have gathered their very best and very favorite pieces about cookery and community—and the connections between them—into an hour-long live performance that’s full to the brim with laughter and love. $10 tickets

April 17, 2015 to April 18, 2015

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: 304-799-4766

April 25, 2015

For 29 years we've run, rowed and biked along and on the Greenbrier River Trail all in the name of supporting the Greenbrier River Trail Association.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.

April 25, 2015

The Sweetback Sisters may not be blood relations, but their precise, family-style harmonies recall the best of country music from the Everlys to the Judds, as well as the spirited rockabilly energy of Wanda Jackson. Their honky-tonk and western swing tunes touch on subjects of heartbreak, revenge, regret and staying strong in the face of relationships gone wrong—albeit with a contemporary sensibility.

May 14, 2015 to May 16, 2015

The 28th 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: Chaste Truman Barclay at 304-342-6600 or

June 12, 2015 to June 14, 2015

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 21, 2015 to June 27, 2015

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 26, 2015 to June 28, 2015

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 26, 2015 to June 28, 2015

Live lumberjack competition takes place all weekend long. Come watch athletes compete in the original extreme sport.

June 27, 2015 to June 27, 2015

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 03, 2015 to July 05, 2015

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 08, 2015 to July 12, 2015

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 10, 2015 to July 11, 2015

The mountain will gear-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.

July 15, 2015 to July 18, 2015

Remember the fun times of long ago when you went to fireman's parade's and entered your grand daughter in the beauty contest? Well those times are still around in Durbin WV. Come enjoy the fun. Antique car show, carnival, craft show, train rides, a Grand Parade, fireworks, live entertainment and much, much more. This is the one event where people who now live all over the country return to enjoy these special festivities.

July 17, 2015 to July 18, 2015

The Green Bank Herb Fair, offered 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. We'll post speakers as we know that detail. Check back often please.

July 30, 2015 to August 01, 2015

Our program consists of three one-day workshops and two mini-classes with experienced teachers for your learning enjoyment and quilting experience.

July 31, 2015 to August 01, 2015

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 07, 2015 to August 08, 2015

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.

September 12, 2015 to September 12, 2015

Get out and have some fun! The Annual Reggae SunFest is back by popular demand at the Pretty Penny Cafe in Hillsboro. Great bands this year! Check back here as details become available! $10 at the door gets you in to all this fun - always family friendly!