Area events, fairs, and festivals

APRIL 
Downtown Lewisburg Chocolate Festival – 304.645.3398

MAY
New River Birding Festival – New River Gorge – 800.927.0263

JUNE
Bramwell Spring Tour of Homes – Bramwell – 304.248.8381
Around the turn of the 20th century, some 14 millionaire coal barons lived in this Historic Town of beautiful Victorian and Tudor mansions. Bramwell offers self-guided walking tours and pre-arranged group tours as well as Spring and Christmas tours of the Town’s Historic Homes.

MAY – JUNE
Bluefield Blue Jays Appalachian League Baseball – Bluefield – 276.326.1326

JUNE – AUGUST
Princeton Rays Appalachian League Baseball – Princeton – 304.487.2000

JUNE
Hometown Mountain Heritage Festival – Ansted – 800.927.0263
The Hometown Mountain Heritage Festival is Fayette County, WV’s premier Heritage Festival. Each June, the town of Ansted becomes a living telling of the story of Appalachia’s history. This event celebrates West Virginia and Appalachia with three days of old-fashioned fun.

West Virginia Day Celebration

JULY
Friends of Coal Auto Fair  – YMCA Youth Sports Complex, Beckley – 304.252.0715

July 2019
World Scout Jamboree The Summit: Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve – Fayette County, West Virginia

AUGUST
Appalachian String Band Music Festival – Camp Washington Carver, Clifftop – 304.438.3005

Captain Thurmond’s New River Gorge Challenge – New River Gorge National River – 304-574-2337
The Captain Thurmond’s Challenge Triathlon consists of 28.5 miles of the most extreme whitewater, mountain biking and running in West Virginia and the East Coast. The triathlon can be done as a relay team, solo, or raft team.

State Fair of West Virginia

Annual Appalachian Arts & Crafts Fair – Beckley/Raleigh County Convention Center – 800.987.3847

OCTOBER
Annual Chili Night  – Beckley – 304.256.1776
Chili competition including restaurants/catering firms, non-restaurant businesses, organizations, schools and individuals. Panels of celebrity judges will select their favorite chili in four categories, plus the best-tasting spicy chili and the most unique chili. The public can vote for the People’s Choice with voting coins that are distributed at admission.

New River Gorge Bridge Day Festival – New River Gorge Bridge, Fayetteville –800.927.0263

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Area events, fairs, and festivals

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Area attractions

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Shopping

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Dining

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State and National Parks

River Expeditions is conveniently located near the heart of the 70,000 acre New River Gorge National Park where hiking and biking...

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Arts and theatre

Local artisans and actors take pride in their craft are always delighted to showcase their work. Art galleries and studios can be found in downtown,...

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Gaming

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Golf and spa

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