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!

April 26, 2014

Come join the fun with this Triathlon event. Run, canoe, and bike for great prizes, and the chance to place in this historic Race. Race starts promptly at 11 after a mandatory 10 am Race meeting. All the fun starts and ends in Marlinton's Municipal Park - right next next to the Greenbrier River. After-Race fun includes prizes, awards, Gourmet lunch along with live music. Call the Pocahontas County CVB at 800-336-7009 for a registration form or go to the Greenbrier River Trail Website at for more information. This is one you won't want to miss!

May 15, 2014 to May 18, 2014

The 27th 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 16, 2014 to May 17, 2014

The Pocahontas County Drama Workshop presents Cahoots, a comedy of crime, conspiracy and cover-up, at 8:00 pm at the Opera House in Marlinton, WV. Farce runs rampant as two couples who are long-time friends conspire and mis-conspire in this witty and fast-paced caper. A three foot pepper mill, a pink dinner napkin and a Manhattan high rise balcony work their way into the plot’s absurdity. The play features veteran actor Scott Triplett in the role of Al, whose leadership of a neighborhood crime watch organization leads to paranoia. Drama Workshop newcomer Diana Clarke portrays Al’s wife Lois, a disgruntled fiction editor. Andrew Lacasse debuts with the Workshop as Ken, a marginally successful architect with some suppressed anger issues. The role of Ken’s wife Jan, a self absorbed commercial actress struggling to find work, is filled by Lisa Burns, also in a first appearance with the theater group. Rounding out the list of new talent is Dan Schultz, appearing as Grant, a uniformed officer trying to make some sense of it all. Written by Rick Johnston, Cahoots is directed by Margaret Baker, now in her 22nd year with the Drama Workshop. The Pocahontas County Drama Workshop is a community theater supported by Dramas Fairs and Festivals, Parks and Recreation and the Board of Education Tickets are $8.00 and are available at the door. (Parents should be aware that the play contains adult themes that may not be suitable for young children.)

June 13, 2014 to June 16, 2014

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 23, 2014 to June 27, 2014

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 27, 2014 to June 29, 2014

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 28, 2014 to June 28, 2014

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 09, 2014 to July 13, 2014

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 16, 2014 to July 19, 2014

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 19, 2014 to July 19, 2014

The 2014 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. Registered Herbalist Kathleen Meyers offers food for thought at her luncheon address Native and Local Medicinal Herbs. Professional entomologist and WVU educator Daniel Frank suggests alternatives to pesticides by Gardening for Beneficial Insects. Naturopathic Doctor Bonnie Buchman (MD) shares her in-depth knowledge of real-world use of herbal remedies and Registered Clinical Herbalist Geo Derick speaks of Herbs in Healing. As last year, 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 second annual Herb Fair will reserve time at the end of every class for participants to interact directly with educators.

August 21, 2014 to August 23, 2014

Camp Barfeoot 7, aka CB8, is a 3-day camping event featuring local, regional and national musical acts. The styles range from Bluegrass, Jazz, Electronic, Rock and Reggae, just to name a few. NEW for this year - on Sunday afternoon we'll have a Bluegrass Jamboree with lots of great music! In addition to the music, CB8 also features the finest food,art and craft vendors, with many artists painting live to the music. CB8 is not just about the music, there is plenty to do for adults, children, and families!

September 27, 2014 to September 27, 2014

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 27, 2014 to September 27, 2014

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 funtoo at the 22nd 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 28, 2014 to September 28, 2014

Traditional Appalachian festival featuring live folk dancing and music. Local artisans will be set up demonstrating and selling their goods from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Demonstrations and goods including blacksmithing, spinning wheel, basketry, fly tying, wooden bowls, homemade soap, fudge, and much more. If interested in setting up a booth please send us an example or photo of your work along with contact information. We have limited space. Center merchandise 20% off.

October 03, 2014 to October 04, 2014

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 lst 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.