Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tour the Forks of Cheat Winery

The 16 acre Forks of Cheat Winery features a 5,ooo square foot tasting and sales facility..Blended from French hybrid grapes and American varietals,the vintage incorporate plums,blueberries,raspberries,apples,pears, and blackberries..                                                                        For more info see www.wvwines.com

February -March must see events

Fasnacht :::Fasnacht marks the pre-Lenten burning of OLD MAN WINTER..In the town of Helvetia,the event features Swiss- German food at the Hutte Restaurant,costumes,and open mic music....                                       International Water Tasting ;Berkeley Springs ; Taste more than 100 waters from around the globe at the historic Country Inn in down town,to help award the people choice....For more info. on these event please visit  ------www.helvetiawv.com     and  www.berkeleysprings.com                                                   Event not to miss for March ;;;;;;Civil War Weekend  in  Hurricane Wv.  Re-enactors  commemorate the skirmish at Hurricane Bridge..Crafts,sutlers,storytelling,night firing,parade drills,a ladies tea,and military dance.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Wv Hunting and Fishing show

Hey all of you in the WV area, go on over to the WV Hunting & Fishing Show at the Chareston Civic Center, on Jan. 21-23 where Retail Sales Manager Greg Crigger, Retail Center Manager Debbie Estep, HMT CSR Russ Smith, along with Angie Crigger and John Estep will be promoting the Hatfield~McCoy Trails

Friday, January 14, 2011

Railroad history
West Virginia is rich in rail heritage. Take a trip back in time when trains were used to haul coal, timber, oil and gas from nearly inaccessible areas. Learn about the importance of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O) to the Civil War. Visit the historic logging town of Cass. Discover the legend of John Henry the “steel drivin’ man” and his epic victory over a steam drill near Talcott, W.Va.

Scenic Train Excursions
Imagine viewing West Virginia’s scenic beauty while traveling from the comfort of a rail car. With four major scenic train systems to choose from, travelers can take their pick of day trips or full-fledged vacation excursions. Enjoy the Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad where bald eagles are spotted on most trips; Cass Scenic Railroad with its Shay steam locomotives; Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad where visitors can ride the rails and then enjoy a show at the American Mountain Theater; or the New River Train with its scenic railroad tours.

WV Music Heritage
West Virginia’s hills ring with the sounds of a growing number of cultural possibilities. Get in tuned with our music heritage. Visitors here are sure to find Appalachian music includes fiddlers and mandolin players almost everywhere, and especially at bluegrass music festivals. But that’s not all: West Virginia also offers Celtic traditional music, Irish fiddle music, jazz, classical and more. Travel the state and you’re likely to discover a rich diversity of music influence by different cultures and heritages. So, take out your dancing shoes and tap your toes to a range of sounds.

Arts and Crafts
Mountain State artisans are known worldwide for creating unique handmade crafts and beautiful masterpieces. Visit local shops, galleries, art and crafts shows and fairs and festivals to discover one-of-a-kind pottery, dazzling jewelry, custom woodwork and hand-blown glass. Afterward, take a self-guided tour along quilting trails in Mason and Roane counties and Old Central City in Huntington to see some of the state’s most loved treasures that evoke reminders of our heritage.

Civil War History
American Civil War history comes alive in West Virginia, the only state to be born from that tragic conflict. Learn about the state’s past through firsthand experiences. Relive past events at Civil War sites throughout the state.

Historic Trails
Capture a piece of history throughout the Mountain State as you discover landmark theatres and explore state parks along The West Virginia Historic Theatre and The West Virginia Historic New Deal/CCC trails.

Glass tours
The Mountain State’s artisans are internationally renowned for fine hand-blown glass. Visit attractions such Appalachian Glass Products & Services, Blenko Glass CompanyFenton Art Glass and Ron Hinkle Glass for a tour or demonstration. To learn more about the state’s glassmaking past, visit the West Virginia Museum of American Glass in Weston, W.Va. This museum showcases talented glassmakers throughout the years using photos, glassmaking equipment and other artifacts.

WV festivals
From the capital city to smaller mountain communities, visitors and residents alike will find something to capture their interest. The state’s fairs and festivals are a celebration of the music, food and handmade arts and crafts that make West Virginia almost heaven. For instance, tap your toes to traditional bluegrass music, sample regional fare and browse through Appalachian crafts and traditional art.

Coal, Oil, Gas and Timber in West Virginia
West Virginia’s abundant natural resources helped build America and today continue to be a major source of energy for much of the nation. Discover the state’s natural resources at places such as the Parkersburg’s Oil and Gas Museum, the Oil and Gas Festival or the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine.

Entertainment @ snow show

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - Sunday, February 13, 2011
The West Virginia National Guard
A history of the National Guard in West Virginia.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - Saturday, January 15, 2011
Discovery Table: Snip a Snowflake

Thursday, December 02, 2010 - Sunday, January 09, 2011
Cherished Playthings of the Past
A collection of antique toys from the West Virginia area.

Monday, January 10, 2011 - Sunday, February 13, 2011
MLK Poster Series
Display of this years MLK posters.

Friday, January 14, 2011 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 Regional Tournaments through January, February and March. Final Tournament April 26, 2010.
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History (WVDCH) is calling all eighth graders to test their West Virginia history knowledge in an exciting new challenge – the West Virginia History Bowl Tournament. Teams of eight grade students from around the state will face off in an academic bowl competition that focuses on West Virginia history, literature, arts, architecture, geography and culture.

Saturday, January 15, 2011 - TBD
MLK Gala
Join us for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Gala.

Sunday, January 16, 2011 - Sunday, February 27, 2011 TBD
Discovery Table: Friendly Snowman

Monday, January 17, 2011 - TBD
Church & Bell
Event that is part of the MLK celebration.

Monday, January 24, 2011 - Sunday, July 24, 2011
Inspired: Historic Government Buildings and Structures
Display of artwork dealing with Historic Government Buildings and Structures.

Thursday, January 27, 2011 - Sunday, April 24, 2011
The Greenbrier: West Virginia’s Gift to the World
A display of the history of the Greenbrier Hotel located in White Sulfer Springs, WV.
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Saturdy, January 15, 2011 - TBD
MLK Gala
Join us for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Gala.
Sunday, January 16, 2011 - Sunday, February 27, 2011 TBD
Discovery Table: Friendly Snowman

A list of dates for Festivals

Whats On in April 2011 West Virginia Fairs, Fun and Festivals
Lewisburg Chocolate Festival
April 9th

Annual Spring Mountain Festival
April 29, 30 and May 1

Whats On in May 2011 West Virginia Fairs, Fun and Festivals
The New River Birding & Nature Festival
New River Gorge National Park
May 2nd to 7th

Scottish Festival and Celtic Gathering
May 6-8

Strawberry Festival
May 18th to 22nd

Battle of Lewisburg Living History & Reenactment
May 20th to 22nd

Carnegie Hall�s 4th Annual Rhythm, Blues and All That Jazz Weekend
May 31st to June 4th

Whats On in June 2011 West Virginia Fairs, Fun and Festivals
Music in the Mountains
June 22-25

Whats On in September 2011 West Virginia Fairs, Fun and Festivals
SwineFest 2011
September 8th to 10th
Held On Main Stree