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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!

May 26, 2017 to May 28, 2017

Here comes the sun! Join us as we greet another season of mountain adventuring with great specials, parties and the smooth sounds of the Morgan Wade Band.

 
May 27, 2017 to May 27, 2017

The Fort Warwick Archaeology Days project will involve a hands-on archaeological experience, interpretive exhibits, and site tours for students and adult participants at the site of William Warwick’s Fort in Green Bank, Pocahontas County, West Virginia on May 27, 2017. This fort was constructed in 1774 and became an important point of local defense during the Revolutionary War. The site also has a significant prehistoric Native American component. Archaeological excavations supervised by Drs. Stephen and Kim McBride have been ongoing at this site for over a decade and this is your opportunity to assist us in better understanding this site and expanding knowledge of West Virginia’s early history. Bob Sheets- 304-456-4815, fortwarwick@gmail.com Steve McBride- 859-421-4220, stephenmcbride@twc.com

 
May 27, 2017 to May 27, 2017

The Ladies for Liberty revive the great music of the 1940s and Word War II era in the stle of the Andrews Sisters. Through their own rendition of vocals, costumes, hairstyles and the spirit of patriotism reminiscent of the 1940s, that period is remembered and celebrated by the Ladies of Liberty as “When America was at its finest.” The Ladies have performed for a number of national and international air shows, World War II reunions, dinner theaters, variety shows, hangar parties, aircraft museums military functions andcCeremonies, parades, television appearances, radio broadcasts, and any other events having a patriotic flavor. The Ladies for Liberty are very popular for their precision-timed, a cappella rendition of the National Anthem that has become their trademark at open-air shows across the country.

 
May 29, 2017 to May 29, 2017

Delve deep into a journey back in time with a visit to the historical Kee Cabin. The two room cabin, built in the 1830s and 40s, sits on the Pocahontas County Museum grounds, south of Marlinton on US 219. The cabin showcases educational and historical displays of the period, showing what pioneer life was like in rural Pocahontas County in the mid 1800s. The cabin holds authentic displays of the kitchen, dining and sleeping quarters, along with relics of tools and utensils that were used by our pioneers. This unique event will celebrate the grand opening of the historical Kee Cabin. Visitors will be able to see and experience how pioneers lived, worked and survived during this era of our history. Your visit and experience is free and will prove to be enjoyable. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day, Mondays - Saturdays 10AM - 5PM and Sundays 1PM - 5PM. For more information, visit pocahontashistorical.org

 
June 09, 2017

Our new SETI Tour celebrates Green Bank’s historic Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence with this 3-hour tour. Participants begin with an exclusive presentation right in the control room of our historic 85-1 Telescope where the search began with Frank Drake’s OZMA Project. From there, guests enjoy a rare tour inside the 140-foot telescope control room where Jill Tartar’s Project Phoenix began and then to normally-restricted GBT access points. The tour ends in our Drake Lounge where you will be greeted by GBO Staff and learn about the future of SETI as GBT embarks on the new Breakthrough Listen project. If you’ve ever wanted to be inside our operation control rooms or to speak to one of our radio astronomers in person, then this is THE opportunity of a lifetime! Advance reservations and screening strictly required at least 40 hours in advance. 20 participants max, 4 min.; Ages 12 & up. Hard hats and light refreshments provided. Special dates by request on limited availability.

 
June 09, 2017 to June 11, 2017

Embark on an adventure of mind, body and soul. Wanderlust brings together the world’s leading yoga teachers, top musical acts, renowned speakers, exquisite chefs and thrilling performances weaving together an experience that surprises and delights. This is your opportunity to unplug from the ordinary and discover the extraordinary.

 
June 09, 2017 to June 09, 2017

Join us for our annual golf tournament supporting the Snowshoe Foundation. We’ll be playing the mountainous, challenging and scenic Raven Golf Club course at Snowshoe. This Gary Player designed course is a golfers dream. Come support the local community and have fun while doing it!

 
June 09, 2017 to June 11, 2017

Come join us for the National Radio Astronomy Observatory's 5th annual Space Race Rumpus! This unique cycling event festival is located at the home of the world's largest steerable telescope, the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank telescope or the GBT as we call it around here. The Observatory's location in beautiful Pocahontas County sits in the middle of some of the most scenic views and trails in the mid-Atlantic. The Space Race Rumpus routes explore both the Observatory's unique property and the surrounding area. Over the weekend long event you can participate in guided rides - for both mountain and road biking enthusiasts - and compete on a short track course right next to eight radio telescopes, including the 485-foot tall GBT. There will be rides and races for all ages and levels, as well as cycling clinics and vendors.

 
June 17, 2017 to June 17, 2017

June 17, 2017 – Marie Manilla Fiction: “Mining the Landscape” All workshops will be held from 1:00 – 4:30 at the Sydenstricker cabin located on the Birthplace grounds. Workshop fee is $10.00 per person. Advanced registrations are accepted but not required. Attendees should bring writing materials. Light refreshments will be served. For more information visit the website at “pearlsbickbirthplace.com and to pre-register please call the Birthplace at 304-653-4430 or email the Birthplace sat info@pearlsbuckbirthplace.com The Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Foundation, funded in part through a grant from the Pocahontas County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Calvin W. Price Appalachian Enrichment Series, is pleased to present the 2017 Creative Writing Workshop.

 
June 17, 2017 to June 17, 2017

Sit against the majestic Cranberry Mountain at the Cranberry Mountain Nature Center and hear the summer sounds of mountain heritage music with Richard Hefner and the Black Mountain Music Boys. Bring a picnic lunch, a lawn chair and sit under a shade tree! Join us on a guided hike to Millpoint Federal Prison site. Free, public event.

 
June 19, 2017 to June 24, 2017

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 23, 2017 to June 25, 2017

The Little levels Heritage Fair honors the achievements of members of the Little Levels community and celebrates the birthday of Pearl S. Buck. The event showcases local musicians, artisans, and local vendors.

 
June 23, 2017

Our new SETI Tour celebrates Green Bank’s historic Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence with this 3-hour tour. Participants begin with an exclusive presentation right in the control room of our historic 85-1 Telescope where the search began with Frank Drake’s OZMA Project. From there, guests enjoy a rare tour inside the 140-foot telescope control room where Jill Tartar’s Project Phoenix began and then to normally-restricted GBT access points. The tour ends in our Drake Lounge where you will be greeted by GBO Staff and learn about the future of SETI as GBT embarks on the new Breakthrough Listen project. If you’ve ever wanted to be inside our operation control rooms or to speak to one of our radio astronomers in person, then this is THE opportunity of a lifetime! Advance reservations and screening strictly required at least 40 hours in advance. 20 participants max, 4 min.; Ages 12 & up. Hard hats and light refreshments provided. Special dates by request on limited availability.

 
June 24, 2017 to June 25, 2017

The toughest, most spectacular and most unique race on the whole GNCC tour, the race is set in the upscale ski village at Snowshoe, West Virginia’s largest ski resort. The soil of Snowshoe is a black loamy dirt that is absolutely incredible in the dry spots, then sticky and nasty when it's wet. Couple that with the rocks, roots, and everything else and it's no wonder why Snowshoe is so tough. In the tradition of the old Blackwater, which was known as “America's Toughest Race,” the Snowshoe GNCC is the ultimate test for a cross-country racer. Luckily, the course also features a few miles of open ski slopes which offer a much-needed rest. The surroundings are not only several steps above the typical GNCC course, they’re also plusher than many luxury resorts. The array of hotels, shops and restaurants provide plenty of entertainment off the race track, and the facility also hosts an amazing golf course and some of the best mountain bike trails in the country. But once the riders are on the course, everything beautiful disappears. A few miles of the course make up simply the roughest, toughest section of GNCC track you’ll see all year. Deep mud bogs, massive tree roots and hills going both up, and down, are enough to stop almost everyone, and if not for the help of the ever determined Howard's Hole “mud fleas” (GNCC fans) some sections may not be passable at all.

 
June 24, 2017 to June 24, 2017

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own broom or enjoy a quilting bee? Take a trip back in time and join the members of the Pocahontas County Artisan Cooperative in a fun filled day as we celebrate Appalachian Heritage Arts and Crafts with hands-on workshops and demonstrations at the Little Levels Heritage Fair from 10am until 4pm. The Pocahontas County Artisan Cooperative artists will offer workshops and demonstrations on hand quilting, yo-yo making, quilted potholders, blacksmithing, wood working, jewelry making, traditional broom making, and wild harvesting/preserving. Kids will have the opportunity to make and take an old fashioned loop weaved potholder. Workshops will be scheduled throughout the day and included in the Little Levels Heritage Fair Schedule.

 
June 24, 2017 to June 25, 2017

The GNCC Racing Series consists of 13 motorcycle/ATV races at various locations throughout the northeast. The Series has been strong since the 1970s and has roots in Davis WV, where the first race took place. The race here at Snowshoe is known as the toughest and most unique race on the whole tour and pays homage to the series history in the Mountain State.

 
June 30, 2017 to July 01, 2017

The Homegrown Music & Arts Festival is a celebration of the music, arts and culture of Appalachia and our beautiful state of West Virginia's homegrown artists. Beyond the music, this family-friendly event features local artisans and vendors, activities, and a spectacular fireworks display.

 
July 01, 2017

Guest speaker Charles Garrett will give a photo presentation and talk on native orchids. Followed by a trip to the Cranberry Glades and surrounding area to look at various orchids. Bring a lunch, notepad, and camera. Be prepared for rain and be out all day.

 
July 02, 2017 to July 09, 2017

Mountaineer families are one of a kind, so their camps should be too. The kids can bounce from one activity to the next while their WVU alumni parents partake in some adventuring of their own. Because, after all, the family that bikes, hikes, swims, eats and adventures together, selfies together.

 
July 06, 2017 to July 09, 2017

YES! Pioneers is back with new activities and events. Great homecoming style festival celebrating 51 wonderful years as the premiere festival in the region. Featuring bluegrass music, a fireman's parade, a grand parade, food concessions, old fashioned games, and demonstrations. Check back here often as more details become available.

 
July 07, 2017

Our new SETI Tour celebrates Green Bank’s historic Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence with this 3-hour tour. Participants begin with an exclusive presentation right in the control room of our historic 85-1 Telescope where the search began with Frank Drake’s OZMA Project. From there, guests enjoy a rare tour inside the 140-foot telescope control room where Jill Tartar’s Project Phoenix began and then to normally-restricted GBT access points. The tour ends in our Drake Lounge where you will be greeted by GBO Staff and learn about the future of SETI as GBT embarks on the new Breakthrough Listen project. If you’ve ever wanted to be inside our operation control rooms or to speak to one of our radio astronomers in person, then this is THE opportunity of a lifetime! Advance reservations and screening strictly required at least 40 hours in advance. 20 participants max, 4 min.; Ages 12 & up. Hard hats and light refreshments provided. Special dates by request on limited availability.

 
July 12, 2017 to July 16, 2017

This event is 3 evenings, 1 full day, and a Sunday afternoon of fun, entertainment, and learning for all ages. Various events pit contestants to be the best at horseshoes, rug-of-war, greased pig chase, showing their pet, karaoke, hay bale throwing, archery shooting, and running or walking the 5K. There is music, bingo, food, and a carnival every day but Sunday. For Sunday we're planning a community covered dish noon meal and gospel music which is an addition to our festival. Saturday is a day filled with children’s activities, car show/and fireworks interspersed with other events listed above. We also include the Fireman's Parade on Friday and will be holding "Incarcerate a Friend" at the newly renovated town jail on Saturday. Please like” our Facebook page Durbin Days Heritage Festival for updates or contact us at durbindaysheritagefestival@gmail.com

 
July 13, 2017 to July 16, 2017

Mountaineer Adventure Camp is four adrenaline-filled days of pure adventuring – WVU style. It’s all about filling your lungs, testing your limits and seeing just how much fun you can string together in the name of unbridled Mountaineer pride.

 
July 14, 2017

Our new SETI Tour celebrates Green Bank’s historic Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence with this 3-hour tour. Participants begin with an exclusive presentation right in the control room of our historic 85-1 Telescope where the search began with Frank Drake’s OZMA Project. From there, guests enjoy a rare tour inside the 140-foot telescope control room where Jill Tartar’s Project Phoenix began and then to normally-restricted GBT access points. The tour ends in our Drake Lounge where you will be greeted by GBO Staff and learn about the future of SETI as GBT embarks on the new Breakthrough Listen project. If you’ve ever wanted to be inside our operation control rooms or to speak to one of our radio astronomers in person, then this is THE opportunity of a lifetime! Advance reservations and screening strictly required at least 40 hours in advance. 20 participants max, 4 min.; Ages 12 & up. Hard hats and light refreshments provided. Special dates by request on limited availability.

 
July 15, 2017

You’re in luck. We couldn’t decide between grapes or hops, so we’re bringing both to the mountain for this boozy festival of fun. We’ll have finely crafted beers for the hop-heads, an array of local wines for the festive, and a Village full of talented musicians cranking out jams for all to enjoy.

 
July 15, 2017 to July 16, 2017

Learn to ride like a girl as women riders of all ability levels come together for a weekend of personal progression and skill building. New to biking? No problem. Already killing it on gnarly roots and rocks? That’s cool too. We’ll break into groups according to skill level for one-on-one-like professional coaching in a team environment. Make new friends, reconnect with old ones and sling some mud too!

 
July 17, 2017 to July 23, 2017

Some of the country’s best mountain bikers will meet one of the most epic courses in the East during this year’s championship ride at Snowshoe Mountain. Riders of all ages will take on Cheat Mountain in pursuit of adrenaline, bragging rights, various titles and that coveted stars-and-stripes jersey.

 
July 21, 2017

Our new SETI Tour celebrates Green Bank’s historic Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence with this 3-hour tour. Participants begin with an exclusive presentation right in the control room of our historic 85-1 Telescope where the search began with Frank Drake’s OZMA Project. From there, guests enjoy a rare tour inside the 140-foot telescope control room where Jill Tartar’s Project Phoenix began and then to normally-restricted GBT access points. The tour ends in our Drake Lounge where you will be greeted by GBO Staff and learn about the future of SETI as GBT embarks on the new Breakthrough Listen project. If you’ve ever wanted to be inside our operation control rooms or to speak to one of our radio astronomers in person, then this is THE opportunity of a lifetime! Advance reservations and screening strictly required at least 40 hours in advance. 20 participants max, 4 min.; Ages 12 & up. Hard hats and light refreshments provided. Special dates by request on limited availability.

 
July 22, 2017 to July 22, 2017

A mushroom foray cosponsored by Watoga State Park and the Pocahontas Nature Club will be held at Watoga State Park on July 22, 2017 at Watoga State Park. Saturday’s activities will commence at Watoga State Park with a presentation on edible mushrooms, and mushrooms to avoid, that are commonly found in Pocahontas County in the summer months. Afterwards guided mushroom hikes will be available on trails ranging from easy and short to moderate and longer. After the hikes there will be a station set up for identification of collected mushrooms. There will also be a demonstration on mushroom cookery with a speaker and live music at Yew Mountain Center. Vendors and artisans will be invited to set up booths offering a variety of mushroom items and mushroom art, and books about mushroom identification. While attending this mushroom event you are invited to explore the trails and sights at Watoga State Park as well as nearby attractions such as the Greenbrier River Trail, Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park, Beartown State Park and the magnificent Highland Scenic Highway. For those staying overnight Watoga State Park offers camping and cabin rentals. For further information about attending the Watoga State Park Mushroom Foray or if you are a vendor interested in selling mushroom related items please contact Mary Dawson at 304-799-4766 or by email at ssmpdawson@gmail.com.

 
July 28, 2017

Our new SETI Tour celebrates Green Bank’s historic Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence with this 3-hour tour. Participants begin with an exclusive presentation right in the control room of our historic 85-1 Telescope where the search began with Frank Drake’s OZMA Project. From there, guests enjoy a rare tour inside the 140-foot telescope control room where Jill Tartar’s Project Phoenix began and then to normally-restricted GBT access points. The tour ends in our Drake Lounge where you will be greeted by GBO Staff and learn about the future of SETI as GBT embarks on the new Breakthrough Listen project. If you’ve ever wanted to be inside our operation control rooms or to speak to one of our radio astronomers in person, then this is THE opportunity of a lifetime! Advance reservations and screening strictly required at least 40 hours in advance. 20 participants max, 4 min.; Ages 12 & up. Hard hats and light refreshments provided. Special dates by request on limited availability.

 
August 03, 2017 to August 05, 2017

We only have the dates right now but mark your calendars as this workshop series is always a big hit and fills up quickly. Check back in late spring and we'll have details of classes and instructors. Our program consists of three one-day workshops with experienced teachers for your learning enjoyment and quilting experience.

 
August 04, 2017

Our new SETI Tour celebrates Green Bank’s historic Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence with this 3-hour tour. Participants begin with an exclusive presentation right in the control room of our historic 85-1 Telescope where the search began with Frank Drake’s OZMA Project. From there, guests enjoy a rare tour inside the 140-foot telescope control room where Jill Tartar’s Project Phoenix began and then to normally-restricted GBT access points. The tour ends in our Drake Lounge where you will be greeted by GBO Staff and learn about the future of SETI as GBT embarks on the new Breakthrough Listen project. If you’ve ever wanted to be inside our operation control rooms or to speak to one of our radio astronomers in person, then this is THE opportunity of a lifetime! Advance reservations and screening strictly required at least 40 hours in advance. 20 participants max, 4 min.; Ages 12 & up. Hard hats and light refreshments provided. Special dates by request on limited availability.

 
August 05, 2017

What’s better than winning big? How about winning big AND helping your Snowshoe community! Cash and prizes totaling $250,000 will be given away in just one day. Your ticket gets you not one, but two chances to win, plus free food and drinks. Prizes include up to $25,000 cash, great getaways and awesome new rides, to name a few. You don’t have to be present to win, but let’s face it, it’s way more fun if you are! All proceeds benefit the Snowshoe Foundation.

 
August 06, 2017 to August 12, 2017

Mountaineer families are one of a kind, so their camps should be too. The kids can bounce from one activity to the next while their WVU alumni parents partake in some adventuring of their own. Because, after all, the family that bikes, hikes, swims, eats and adventures together, selfies together.

 
August 11, 2017 to August 12, 2017

A mountain showcase of the region’s best craft brews paired with some down-home, finger lickin’ barbeque. Throw in the smooth sounds of renowned blues artists, and you’re in for one sweet, savory weekend.

 
August 11, 2017 to August 12, 2017

Take the best craft brewers in West Virginia and combine them with great food, live music and amazing vistas from the top of the mountains. It just doesn't get much better than that.

 
August 12, 2017 to August 12, 2017

5K and half marathon trail races on beautiful Watoga trails in the cool mountains of West Virginia. The races start and finish at Watoga's Beaver Creek Campground. Sponsored by The Watoga State Park Foundation. Information and registration links www.watogafoundation.org Contact: David Elliot (304)497-3526

 
August 18, 2017

Our new SETI Tour celebrates Green Bank’s historic Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence with this 3-hour tour. Participants begin with an exclusive presentation right in the control room of our historic 85-1 Telescope where the search began with Frank Drake’s OZMA Project. From there, guests enjoy a rare tour inside the 140-foot telescope control room where Jill Tartar’s Project Phoenix began and then to normally-restricted GBT access points. The tour ends in our Drake Lounge where you will be greeted by GBO Staff and learn about the future of SETI as GBT embarks on the new Breakthrough Listen project. If you’ve ever wanted to be inside our operation control rooms or to speak to one of our radio astronomers in person, then this is THE opportunity of a lifetime! Advance reservations and screening strictly required at least 40 hours in advance. 20 participants max, 4 min.; Ages 12 & up. Hard hats and light refreshments provided. Special dates by request on limited availability.

 
August 19, 2017 to August 20, 2017

Think you’ve got the guts to conquer the 1,500 foot vertical drop of Western Territory – and, more importantly, the skills to do it faster than the next guy or gal? This premier Snowshoe downhill race will test the best riders in the region on some of the toughest terrain around.

 
September 01, 2017

Our new SETI Tour celebrates Green Bank’s historic Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence with this 3-hour tour. Participants begin with an exclusive presentation right in the control room of our historic 85-1 Telescope where the search began with Frank Drake’s OZMA Project. From there, guests enjoy a rare tour inside the 140-foot telescope control room where Jill Tartar’s Project Phoenix began and then to normally-restricted GBT access points. The tour ends in our Drake Lounge where you will be greeted by GBO Staff and learn about the future of SETI as GBT embarks on the new Breakthrough Listen project. If you’ve ever wanted to be inside our operation control rooms or to speak to one of our radio astronomers in person, then this is THE opportunity of a lifetime! Advance reservations and screening strictly required at least 40 hours in advance. 20 participants max, 4 min.; Ages 12 & up. Hard hats and light refreshments provided. Special dates by request on limited availability.

 
September 01, 2017 to September 03, 2017

This celebration of autumn blends savory food, awesome music and alluring microbrews from around West Virginia with awe-inspiring vistas and some of the best riding and fall foliage on the east Coast. During our main event, guests will sample premier craft beers from regional breweries and enjoy the beats of a nationally recognized band. The weekend will have family-friendly activities and games, local vendors and crafters and a spectacular Mountaintop fireworks display.

 
September 02, 2017

If you’re not familiar with Enduro bike racing, it’s time to check it out! This hybrid race combines cross country with downhill mountain biking for the ultimate adrenaline-fueled challenge.

 
September 02, 2017 to September 03, 2017

Watoga Art in the Park – bringing together artists and the great outdoors. Watoga Art in the Park features a great fun-filled weekend for families set in one of West Virginia's most beautiful parks – Watoga State Park. The juried fine art and craft fair will feature some of the region's most impressive artists and craftspeople showcasing jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, painting and much more. Find that perfect gift for a loved one or yourself. Along with showcasing fine art for purchase, there will be eight professional artists, instructing 22 workshops throughout the two-day event to help you create your own work of art. Learn pastels, watercolors, or acrylics from accomplished artists, watch and participate in wood-fire pottery or black smithing, make your own mask and paint or decorate it, check out white oak basketry, as well as yoga and art therapy. Join in one or all three nature walks lead by a Watoga State Park Naturalist. Learn about birds and then return to paint what you observed, make a clay dish using some of the natural materials you'll find along your walk, or check out the hike where you learn to identify animal footprints. In the evening you can participate in an Owl Prowl and the even make owl houses to take home with you. There will be great music both days as well as a variety of foods. Kids Corner open all day. Check us out on the web for details and to submit your artwork for consideration. https://watogaartinthepark.com/

 
September 08, 2017

Our new SETI Tour celebrates Green Bank’s historic Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence with this 3-hour tour. Participants begin with an exclusive presentation right in the control room of our historic 85-1 Telescope where the search began with Frank Drake’s OZMA Project. From there, guests enjoy a rare tour inside the 140-foot telescope control room where Jill Tartar’s Project Phoenix began and then to normally-restricted GBT access points. The tour ends in our Drake Lounge where you will be greeted by GBO Staff and learn about the future of SETI as GBT embarks on the new Breakthrough Listen project. If you’ve ever wanted to be inside our operation control rooms or to speak to one of our radio astronomers in person, then this is THE opportunity of a lifetime! Advance reservations and screening strictly required at least 40 hours in advance. 20 participants max, 4 min.; Ages 12 & up. Hard hats and light refreshments provided. Special dates by request on limited availability.

 
September 10, 2017 to September 10, 2017

Join us Sunday Sept. 11 for an afternoon (from 1 to 5 pm) of FREE family friendly activities: Check out all this fun! Science Day,Build and Launch Rockets, Build Engineering Kits, Visit the 140' Telescope • Science Experiments • Liquid Nitrogen Demos • Solar Telescope Viewing • Colorful Chemistry • Tie Dye a T-shirt • GBT Control Room Tours

 
September 15, 2017 to September 16, 2017

Local musicians and artisans come together to bring you music, craft and dance. Friday night features old-time music. Saturday activities include craft demonstrations, informal old-time music jam, cornbread contest. old-fashioned dinner and square dance lessons at a traditional square dance Saturday night.

 
September 22, 2017

Our new SETI Tour celebrates Green Bank’s historic Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence with this 3-hour tour. Participants begin with an exclusive presentation right in the control room of our historic 85-1 Telescope where the search began with Frank Drake’s OZMA Project. From there, guests enjoy a rare tour inside the 140-foot telescope control room where Jill Tartar’s Project Phoenix began and then to normally-restricted GBT access points. The tour ends in our Drake Lounge where you will be greeted by GBO Staff and learn about the future of SETI as GBT embarks on the new Breakthrough Listen project. If you’ve ever wanted to be inside our operation control rooms or to speak to one of our radio astronomers in person, then this is THE opportunity of a lifetime! Advance reservations and screening strictly required at least 40 hours in advance. 20 participants max, 4 min.; Ages 12 & up. Hard hats and light refreshments provided. Special dates by request on limited availability.

 
September 24, 2017 to September 24, 2017

This traditional Appalachian festival features local artisans to demonstrate and sell their goods from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Demonstrations and goods including blacksmithing, spinning wheel, fly tying, wood turning, wood sculptures, dulcimer making and demonstrating, homemade soap, fudge, honey, maple syrup, and much more. We have limited space. Center merchandise 20% off.

 
September 29, 2017 to September 30, 2017

Join in on the fun at this legendary festival in the mountains of Pocahontas County. Music by local bands, great food vendors throughout the festival, as well as lots of fun! A $5 ticket gets you in to the tasting area where you can sample all the RoadKill delicacies. There will be dozens of crafters from all over the region with handmade arts and crafts. Food by local non-profits with some yummy goodies for worthy causes. Come spend the day in our Appalachian home!

 
September 30, 2017 to September 30, 2017

You're invited to show off your favorite biscuit recipe at the Hudson Cream Flour West Virginia Biscuit Bake Off at the Autumn Harvest Festival & WV Road Kill Cook Off Saturday, September 30 in Marlinton, WV Registration & receiving of entries @ Marlinton Municipal Building on 2nd Ave. 9 - 10 a.m. Judging begins at 10 a.m. Announcement of winners – Gazebo area at 12:30 p.m. Get complete rules and registration form by clicking the PDF at the "More Details" link.

 
October 06, 2017 to October 07, 2017

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 lost arts that have disappeared through the decades. Visitors have the opportunity to tour the historical buildings and enjoy the history throughout the Huntersville Community. Wagon rides provided for transportation after arriving in Huntersville.

 
October 06, 2017

Our new SETI Tour celebrates Green Bank’s historic Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence with this 3-hour tour. Participants begin with an exclusive presentation right in the control room of our historic 85-1 Telescope where the search began with Frank Drake’s OZMA Project. From there, guests enjoy a rare tour inside the 140-foot telescope control room where Jill Tartar’s Project Phoenix began and then to normally-restricted GBT access points. The tour ends in our Drake Lounge where you will be greeted by GBO Staff and learn about the future of SETI as GBT embarks on the new Breakthrough Listen project. If you’ve ever wanted to be inside our operation control rooms or to speak to one of our radio astronomers in person, then this is THE opportunity of a lifetime! Advance reservations and screening strictly required at least 40 hours in advance. 20 participants max, 4 min.; Ages 12 & up. Hard hats and light refreshments provided. Special dates by request on limited availability.

 
October 20, 2017

Our new SETI Tour celebrates Green Bank’s historic Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence with this 3-hour tour. Participants begin with an exclusive presentation right in the control room of our historic 85-1 Telescope where the search began with Frank Drake’s OZMA Project. From there, guests enjoy a rare tour inside the 140-foot telescope control room where Jill Tartar’s Project Phoenix began and then to normally-restricted GBT access points. The tour ends in our Drake Lounge where you will be greeted by GBO Staff and learn about the future of SETI as GBT embarks on the new Breakthrough Listen project. If you’ve ever wanted to be inside our operation control rooms or to speak to one of our radio astronomers in person, then this is THE opportunity of a lifetime! Advance reservations and screening strictly required at least 40 hours in advance. 20 participants max, 4 min.; Ages 12 & up. Hard hats and light refreshments provided. Special dates by request on limited availability.

 
December 01, 2017 to December 01, 2017

Get into the spirit of Christmas, enjoy the parade and watch Santa arrive in Marlinton. You can do some shopping and visit the local craft show while enjoying all the lovely Christmas decorations. Many of the businesses in downtown Marlinton will be having an open house on that evening so be sure to drop in if not to buy then certainly to enjoy fellowship and a hot drink.

 
December 01, 2017 to December 02, 2017

Get into the spirit of Christmas, enjoy the parade and do some shopping and visit the local craft show while enjoying all the lovely Christmas decorations.