There's so much to do in Nature's Mountain Playground. See some of our upcoming events below, or click "More Events".
From 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Expand your culinary knowledge with Blair Campbell, chef and owner of the Pretty Penny Cafe in Hillsboro, West Virginia. Classes will begin with a discussion, then participants will prep and prepare their dish with the guidance of Chef Blair. Note - please eat before you come to class, as the instruction is focused on cooking, rather than eating. $25.00 per person. Please reserve your space by emailing email@example.com
It's back by popular demand! Head to Marlinton, WV for the renowned Autumn Harvest Festival and WV RoadKill Cook-off. Browse countless vendors and sample one-of-a-kind roadkill vittles right in here in Nature's Mountain Playground! Check back for more details on Appalachia's most whacky and unique festivals!
Come early for the 2018 Pocahontas County Autumn Harvest Festival to partake in a true Appalachian square dance. Don't know the moves? Don't worry! The kind folks of Pocahontas County will show you the steps so you and your family can join in on this rockin' good time! Check back for more details!
Produce farming is a growing trend on small farms, giving folks an efficient way to extend the produce growing season. Learn more about high tunnel production at this event from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Gourds, seasonal squash soups and produce for sale. Marlinton Middle School is located 2 miles south of Marlinton on Route 219.
After getting your fill of wild food at 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 long-standing 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
Partake in the Possum Trot 5K Run/Walk before taking in the 2018 West Virginia RoadKill Cook-off. $20 to pre-register and to receive a free t-shirt, $30 to register the day of the race. Check in from 8-9 a.m.; race begins at 10 a.m. Click the URL below to register.
The West Virginia Scenic Trails Association, Inc. (WVSTA) developed and continues to maintain the State's first long-distance hiking trail -- the 300 mile Allegheny Trail. WVSTA has over 20 years of experience conducting backpacking fund raising events, and would like to invite you to participate in this year's 3-day, 25 mile backpacking trip. This hike is suitable for beginners, who will have the benefit of support from a ground crew, as well as the camaraderie of experienced backpackers. TREK 2018 will be in section 3 in/near Watoga State Park. More information about the gathering and camping spot will be available in our August newsletter and further information will be emailed, or mailed, to those who register. Registration is $25 (you receive a t-shirt, snacks and luncheon). Please refer to the PDF attached for more details.
Long Strange Night formed when Tommy Cox and Eric Hollandsworth of the Tommy Cox Band asked Doug White and William Newman to sit in for a set of Grateful Dead music December 31, 2014. The set went over so well that the group decided to form a Grateful Dead and Beatles cover band. In June of 2015, Chris Schmitt joined the group adding keyboards, sax and amazing vocals to the lineup. Schmitt brought his incredible ear for improvisational music and added a whole new spectrum of sound to the mix. Soon thereafter, the members of LSN started adding original music to the song list. Led by the incredible songwriting of Cox and Schmitt, other members joined in with more originals for a truly unique blend of songs with that signature LSN sound. LSN continues in the pursuit to create new music and create fresh approaches to the music of The Grateful Dead and The Beatles. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission $10.
Come join us for the last weekend of the season for biking and golfing here at the Shoe. Don’t be surprised if it snows!
These workshops are offered in one of West Virginia's most unique settings, the Hillsboro birthplace of internationally renowned and beloved author Pearl S. Buck, one of only few writers to have been awarded both the Nobel and Pulitzer prizes. Celebrating the rich literary legacy of Pocahontas County, the birthplace of such luminous writers as Pearl, Louise McNeill, G.D McNeill and Calvin W. Price, the 2018 workshops feature West Virginia Masters poet Earl Randal Keener, novelist and non-fiction writer Carter Taylor Seaton, and poet/storyteller Susanna Connelly Holstein. Event will be held from 1-4 p.m. Please call ahead to register.
Come join us in Riverside Campground for a ghostly evening. Fun for children of all ages. Additional details at a later date. Mark your calendar and make your reservations in the campground early. Call the Watoga State Park office at 304-799-4087
Honing a synthesis of folk and blues for 50 years, Smither is truly an American original. Reviewers and fans from around the world, including Rolling Stone and The New York Times, agree that Chris continues to be a profound songwriter, ablistering guitarist and intense performer as he draws deeply from the blues, American folk music, modern poets and humanist philosophers.
Winners of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s prestigious Emerging Artist of the Year award in 2003, the Kenny and Amanda Smith Band combines gutsy, heartfelt vocals, brilliant instrumental talents and a powerful, contemporary sense of song choice and arrangement into one of the most compelling new sounds in bluegrass today. In 2017, Kenny was nominated for the IBMA Guitar Player of the year and Amanda was nominated for the IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year. Kenny and Amanda have also participated in Pocahontas County’s Allegheny Echoes Old Time Music Week in June as principle instructors. Show beings at 7:30 p.m. Admission $10.
Enjoy the Town of Marlinton's annual Christmas Parade December 7, 2018. Taking place on main street, this parade is loaded with winter wonderland themed floats! While you're out at the parade, be sure to stop by the Pocahontas County Opera House for the Christmas Craft Show - where you'll be able to get a head start on your Christmas shopping! The Pocahontas County CVB, just on main street across from the Pocahontas County Opera House, will be hosting an open house before and during the parade. So stop in to warm you soul and enjoy some fresh cookies and hot cocoa. Parade begins at 7 p.m.
Join the Pocahontas County CVB for their annual Holiday Open House. Come in before the parade or during, to warm yourself and snack on delicious fresh cookies and hot cocoa. Pocahontas County CVB Holiday Open House begins at 6:30 p.m.
Get a head start on Christmas shopping and come out for the 2018 Christmas Craft Show at the Pocahontas County Opera House. This two day show hosts countless vendors with interesting crafts and goods available for purchase. Takes place Friday, December 7 and Saturday, December 8.
Christmas at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park includes the lighting of the company houses and the Cass Community Christmas Tree. Santa arrives in town via firetruck and visits with the children on two separate nights in the Cass Company Store. The Last Run Restaurant alsos holds its annual bazaar during this time, boasting some of the best sweets and other treats of the season.