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Events for August 2016

  • 27th Multifest

    August 05, 2016 to August 07, 2016 — Charleston, Kanawha

    MULTIFEST is a highly anticipated event in West Virginia that brings together various cultural and ethnic communities in an atmosphere of tolerance and good will through art, music, education, cultural programs and cuisine. Over 30,000 plus people are expected to attend. This is the only statewide event in West Virginia that promotes cultural diversity. August 5-7 at Haddad Riverfront Park in Charleston.

  • 1_hatfld-mc_logo_sq Hatfields & McCoys: American Blood Feud traveling exhibit

    August 11, 2016 to September 05, 2016 — Petersburg, Hardy WVHC Event

    Developed by the West Virginia Humanities Council and illustrated by West Virginia University graphic design students with financial support from ZMM Architects and Engineers, this traveling exhibit relates the history of the events that have become synonymous with the word feud. August 11 – September 5 at the Landes Art Center, Petersburg.

  • Statefair-def-001_up_sq 2016 State Fair of West Virginia

    August 12, 2016 to August 21, 2016 — Fairlea, Greenbrier

    In 1854, the Greenbrier Agricultural Society began organizing and having an annual fair where agricultural accomplishments could be displayed. Declared the State Fair by the legislature in 1941, it continues today with new excitement, new shows and the same feeling of being at an old time event. August 12-21 at the fairgrounds in Fairlea. More info at

  • Mill Creek Adventure Day

    August 13, 2016 — Ripley, Jackson

    This second annual event features snake and fish exhibits by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources and birds of prey from Three Rivers Avian Center. It begins at 9:30 a.m. and concludes at 3 p.m. August 13. Friends of Mill Creek and Main Street Ripley are co-sponsors.

  • Adairs Run Concert at Chuck Mathena Center

    August 13, 2016 — Princeton, Mercer

    Adairs Run Concert Saturday, August 13th at 7:00 pm Chuck Mathena Center 2 Stafford Commons Princeton, WV 304-425-5128

    Adairs Run is a country group with a fiery edge based in Nashville, TN. Their sound encompasses the roots from rock and roll all the way to melodies that tie into the heartfelt storytelling in today’s country music. The band is made up of Princeton native, Todd Hanchock, Pat Pollifrone, Ian Daugherty and Chad Yarger. In May 2016, the band released their first EP titled “Turn Back The Miles.” The new music features 6 new compositions including one song featuring hit rock artist, Chris Daughtry. The single was released to radio in June. All proceeds from the performance will benefit Bluefield and Princeton Salvation Army. Tickets may be purchased at Tickets $18 Balcony $28 House Front

  • Archives and History Block Speaker Series: Rosa Lena Pickel

    August 18, 2016 — Charleston, Kanawha

    On Thursday, August 18, 2016, Rosa Lena Pickel will present “African American Life: A Personal Perspective” in the Archives and History Library in the Culture Center in Charleston. The program, which is the fourth of the 2016 Block Speakers Series, will begin at 6:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

    Rosa Lena Pickel was born in Charleston, the fourth child and third daughter to Samuel David Pickel Sr. and Lydia Byrd Plunkett. She attended Boyd Elementary, Boyd Jr. High, and Garnet High School and graduated as class valedictorian in January 1948. In 1952, she graduated magna cum laude from West Virginia State College, receiving a bachelor’s of science in education with majors in business administration and French.

    Rosa Pickel was the first West Virginia State College graduate to receive the Fulbright Award to study and travel abroad. She studied at the Sorbonne in Paris and at the Université de Franche-Comté in Besançon, France, from September 1952 to June 1953 and received the Certificate of French Studies. In 1965, Pickel received a master’s degree in French Literature from Atlanta University.

    Her teaching career began in 1955 at Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia, and concluded at West Virginia State College in May 1996. During those years she taught French, Spanish, English, and Commerce in high schools and colleges from Maryland to South Carolina. She served as commencement marshal at West Virginia State College for many years and was grand marshal at her own retirement in May 1996.

    Pickel is a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, where she has held many leadership positions. She has traveled to Europe, Africa, the Holy Land, Greece, Canada, Mexico, Russia, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Egypt and currently enjoys preventive care exercises, short trips, photography, and her sorority Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She also participates in the Henry Highland Garnett Foundation, Inc., and the WVSC Foundation, Inc., and is a member of the President’s Circle at West Virginia State and an annual scholarship donor.

    Participants may park behind the Culture Center after 5:00 p.m. on August 18 and enter the building at the back loading dock area. There also is limited handicapped parking available in the new bus turnaround.

    For additional information, call (304) 558-0230.

  • Fifth annual Brew Skies Festival

    August 19, 2016 to August 20, 2016 — Davis, Tucker

    The fifth annual Brew Skies Festival, set for Aug. 19-20 at the family-owned Timberline Four Seasons Resort in Davis, West Virginia, features the state’s now 16 different breweries as well as a homebrew competition as part of the festivities. The family-friendly event also features a slew of eclectic live music acts. Visit

  • Italiano! Italian Festival

    August 20, 2016 — Huntington, Cabell

    A full day of food, music, entertainment, and fun! And did we say FOOD?? Stay tuned for updates regarding food vendors, entertainment, and activities at the festival to honor the rich Italian American hertiage in our area and benefit the Back Pack Program of Facing Hunger, which currently provides for 3,370 children weekly. 11:00AM-7:00PM August 20, downtown Huntington on Fourth Avenue between 8th & 10th Street.

  • Pour! Wine Fundraiser

    August 26, 2016 — Huntington, Cabell

    Pour! From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, a wine fundraiser at Savannah’s Restaurant, 1208 6th Ave., Huntington. Enjoy the taste and aroma of fine wines while pouring money into kids’ lives through this Children’s Place fundraiser. All event proceeds benefit Children’s Place to help pay for new equipment, activities for children and updates to the facility. Wine tasting tickets are $75 per person/ $125 Couple. Silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and raffles. Contact 304-525-8586 or

  • Pump Boys & Dinettes at Chuck Mathena Center

    August 27, 2016 — Princeton, Mercer

    Chuck Mathena Center presents Greenbrier Valley Theatre’s “Pump Boys & Dinettes” on Saturday, August 27 at 7pm.

    Pull off the road on Highway 57, order up some spoonbread, some butter beans and corn and top if off with a piece of homemade pie at the Double Cupp Diner. You’ll find some amiable company with the dinettes and the gas station attendants from across the road as they fill their days with music and humor. This jubilant country western musical is just good ole down home fun!

    “Both musically and theatrically a triumph of ensemble playing. It doesn’t merely celebrate the value of friendship and life’s simple pleasures, it embodies them.” – The New York Times

    Tickets are $20 and are on sale now. Click, call or come by! or 304 425-5128. CMC is located at 2 Stafford Commons, Princeton, WV.

  • Elvis Barn Dance

    August 27, 2016 — Cottageville, Jackson

    An Elvis impersonator and The Time Machine Band will entertain at this benefit for WV flood victims from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 at the Jackson County Fairgrounds. Admission is $10 with proceeds going to Mountain Mission’s Hope Fund.

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