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!

March 06, 2015 to March 14, 2015

An open invitation to all college kids to come blow off some steam – featuring on-snow games, evening events and great concerts!

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

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.

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.

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

May 23, 2015 to May 24, 2015

Bring your palate ready to taste the areas finest foods and the regions finest wines . . . all while listening to great jazz artists. Complete with wine and food tastings, this annual event will leave you buzzing about it to your friends.

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 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

The Music in the Mountains Old Time Festival will give visitors and local community members the chance to step back in time and have some good old-fashioned fun. The weekend’s festivities will take place in and around the historic Pocahontas County Opera House, a crowning landmark of the early twentieth century timber boom. Come out on Friday evening for an old-time music concert. Join us again on Saturday afternoon and bring your instrument to take part in an informal old-time music jam. Other activities will include Appalachian craft demonstrations, children’s games and a cornbread contest. Enjoy a soup bean and cornbread dinner before an evening of traditional square dancing. Beginner square dance lessons will be available prior to the dance.

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!

September 25, 2015 to September 27, 2015

It's almost time to say goodbye to fall and welcome in winter with open arms. Help us celebrate the changing seasons with live music, bike games, Village activities, and so much more.

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 to September 26, 2015

Come see what Andrew Zimmern from Bizarre Foods calls "The Real Deal." This outstanding event was rated by Parade Magazine as thee festival in WV and we couldn't agree more! You've heard about this festival, you've seen it on the Food Channel and the Travel Channel - now come enjoy a whole new experience and have a lot of fun too at the Annual RoadKill Cook-off. Anything goes as long as the main ingredient is an animal commonly found along the road. You can taste some very unique dishes. The cooking begins at 9 a.m.; the judging begins at noon and the tasting beings when you're ready to sample a taste! Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three teams chosen by our panel of unbiased judges.

September 27, 2015 to September 27, 2015

This traditional Appalachian festival features Joe Nutter and Variety Pack, & Old Dominion Cloggers play after 1:00 p.m. Local artisans will be set up 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.

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.