There's so much to do in Nature's Mountain Playground. See some of our upcoming events below, or click "More Events".
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.