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5 unique must-see museums in W.Va.

Archive of the AfterlifeMoundsville, West VirginiaDubbed the "National Paranormal Museum", Archive of The Afterlife features an exhibit on it's haunted neighbor, the West Virginia State Penitentiary. Additional museum contributions are consistently updated, and include a variety of eerie ...

Tsubasacon kicks off 2016 season with annual picnic

Natsu no Tsubasacon goes into the books on a sweaty Saturday, June 27, at Huntington's Ritter Park where the sun beamed and cosplayers dodged slippery spots from the prior rains.The picnic serves as a summer get together prelude for the September 30-October 2 anime, gaming and cosplay ...

‘Beast of the East’ unleashed in Sept.

SubmittedFAYETTEVILLE - The Summersville Dam was built for flood control in 1966, but it is the dam's much sexier and economically fortuitous purpose - initiated 20 years later - that is celebrated for 22 days every fall during "Gauley Season," when the dam unleashes the "Beast of the East" and ...

Mothman, the King of Weird in West Virginia

Cryptids! West Virginia seems to be full of these weird and evasive creatures that science ignores since they have not been proven to exist...yet. Mothman is our most famous cryptid in the Mountain State and even Hollywood agrees. Have you seen the movie starring Richard Gere? "The Mothman ...

New live music venue

VIENNA - Owner Paul Harton plans to offer big city entertainment at RadioActive, his new bar and concert venue at 102 12th St.With the music-themed bar, Harton wants to bring live music back to the Parkersburg and Vienna area.From the bar's stage, the venue will offer rock, country, folk and ...

Fairs & Festivals 2016

Fairs & Festivals in West Virginia, unless otherwise noted. *List is not all-inclusive. Check with venue for any updates/cancellations. Websites listed when provided.MAY24-29Webster County Woodchopping Festivalwww.webstercountywoodchopping.com26-29Maryland Deathfest 2016(Baltimore, ...

Gripping play about life in coal country opens in Raleigh County June 9

SubmittedAfter the disastrous explosion at Piney Fork Coal Company in the fall of 2008, a miner, Billy Ray, finds himself crippled and unable to provide for his family. Riddled with guilt and convinced he was responsible for the accident which took the lives of many men, Billy turns to liquor ...

Mountain Music Festival June 2-4 at New River Gorge

SubmittedWest Virginia's mountains are blooming and its rivers are ripe for rafting. From June 2-4, joyful sounds will echo up and down New River Gorge as musicians strum and sing their way through the 3rd Annual Mountain Music Festival at ACE Adventure Resort.This festival, dedicated to music, ...

Unexplained ‘ghost lights’ dot West Virginia landscape

Unexplained sightings of ghostly lights in the Ohio River Valley and the Mountain State date back to the early settlers and Native American Indians. These glowing curiosities puzzled the pioneers causing many concerns of the supernatural sort. Some settlers viewed these lights as omens of doom ...

Food & Farm Trail promotes the state’s agritourism industry

SubmittedCHARLESTON - Wild, Wonderful West Virginia encourages industry partners to submit events, attractions and/or destinations to be considered for the West Virginia Food and Farm Trail which will highlight agritourism in the state."Our research has shown that travelers seek out real food ...