Winter Brewfest @ Snowshoe Mountain Resort!

This weekend! Saturday, December 15 - get tickets by clicking here!

For more information on the annual Winter Brewfest at Snowshoe Mountain Resort, click here.

Cal Price Appalachian Enrichment Series

The Cal W. Price Appalachian Enrichment Series is sponsored by the Pocahontas County CVB. For more information on these events, please call 800-336-7009

Introduction to Beekeeping - March 23-25, 2018
Yew Mountain Center: 9494 Lobelia Road Hillsboro, WV 24946

This weekend will have everyone a buzz! Head out to Yew Mountain Center March 23-25 for their first ever Introduction to Beekeeping program focused on starting your own hive. The weekend event will have professional beekeeper presenters such as Paul Kietzman, graduate of the University of California with a PhD in entomology, and Mike Lilly and Will Lewis, both experienced local beekeepers.
Participants will get to spend three days with experienced beekeepers learning the skills you need to care for a hive of your own! Topics will include basic bee biology, issues affecting bee health, benefits of keeping bees and information about economic opportunities for beekeepers.

For more information, or to register for the event, please click here.
Or you may contact the Yew Mountain Center by calling (304)653-4079, or emailing info.yewmountain@gmail.com


Old Fashioned Quilting Bee - April 28, 2018
Deb Ann's Fabrics: 37 Hill Street Hillsboro, WV 24946

Taking place at Deb Ann's Fabrics in Hillsboro, this event entails setting up two quilts in quilt frames, one for adult quilters and one for young quilters. Some history will be explained about quilting past and current ways. Then the demonstration on hand quilting. Everyone will be apart of this quilt, quilting together on a quilt top until the product is finished.

For more information, or to register for this event, please call Deb Ann's Fabrics at (304)653-4150


Wild Edibles Festival - April 20-21, 2018
Watoga State Park: 4800 Watoga Park Road Marlinton, WV 24954

Taking place at Watoga State Park, the Wild Edibles Festival is a chance for participants to be hands-on with different plants found commonly in the area that many do not realize what they are, or if they are even edible. The festival is a chance to showcase local demonstrations as well, from ramp chili, to blackberry cobbler, honey, wild jams, jellies and so much more! You will be able to go out onto the trails, identify plants and bring them back to add to your personal collection of wild edibles.
Enjoy one of our keynote speakers, Mrs. Ellen Reynolds from Wytheville, Virginia. Mrs. Reynolds lives on her own herbal farm and conducts environmental education opportunities with guests. Along with Mrs. Reynolds, there will be other instructional classes that participants can enjoy.

Please call ahead to register for this event at (304)799-4087


Spring Birding Weekend - May 18-20, 2018
Yew Mountain Center: 9494 Lobelia Road Hillsboro, WV 24946

Book a weekend getaway at Yew Mountain Center for Spring Birding Weekend! Presented by Casey Rucker, who has studied birding all over the world, you will learn the basics of birding and birding ethics through morning bird walks and more! You can learn the bird population facts and trends as well as birding around the world.

For more information, or to register for this event, please click here. Contact the Yew Mountain Center directly by calling (304)653-4079, or emailing info.yewmountain@gmail.com 

Music on Cranberry Mountain - June 24,2018
Cranberry Mountain Nature Center: Located at the junction of Route 150 & Route 39/55 Hillsboro, WV 24946

The first event will be held in conjunction with Scenic Drive Day on Sunday, June 24. So, plan to take a scenic drive and enjoy the sounds of traditional mountain music on Cranberry Mountain. The event will include an antique car show starting from 1-4 p.m., with Appalachian music performed by Mountain Music Trail Musicians, the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys, starting around 1 p.m. The mid-July event coincides with the Scenic Marathon Triathlon on Sunday, July 8. Bring a picnic and support the athletes while enjoying traditional Appalachian music. Featured Mountain Music Trail musicians, Doc Northern & the Keeney Mountain Boys will be playing from 12:30-2:30 p.m.

For more information on this event, call the Cranberry Mountain Nature Center at (304)653-4826


Forest Herbs of West Virginia - July 6-8, 2018
Yew Mountain Center: 9494 Lobelia Road Hillsboro, WV 24946

Join presenter Paul Straus, herbalist and organic farmer, as you gain some West Virginia native herb knowledge at Yew Mountain Center! You will be able to spend hours in the forest and learn identification, ecology and lore of local medicinal plant material. Learn how growing medicinal plants can protect wild populations of sought after plants. This work has the potential to make us healthier as well as protect and enhance the forest.

To register, please call (304)653-4079. For more information and a detailed schedule of events, please click here.


Wild, Wonderful Women in the Woods - September 21-23, 2018
Yew Mountain Center: 9494 Lobelia Road Hillsboro, WV 24946

A panel of presenters including a yoga teacher, naturalist, artist, school teacher and herbalist will be hired locally. You don't have to be a survivalist to feel at home in the woods. This weekend at Yew Mountain Center is dedicated to finding inspiration and comfort in nature. Yoga, forest fitness, wild plant medicine and food. You can also enjoy learning woodland skills, healthy meals, crafts and music! Choose it all or just choose a restful, relaxing weekend at your own pace!

Please call ahead to register at (304)653-4079. For more information, or a detailed schedule of events, please click here.


Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Writing Workshops - June 28, August 18 & October 20, 2018
Pearl S. Buck Birthplace: 8129 Seneca Trail Hillsboro, WV 24946

We offer these workshops in one of the state's most unique settings, the Hillsboro, West Virginia birthplace of internationally renowned and beloved author Pearl S. Buck, one of only a few writers to have been awarded both the Nobel and Pulitzer prizes. Celebrating the rich legacy of Pocahontas County, the birthplace of such luminous writers as Pearl, Louise McNeill, G.D. McNeill and Calvin W. Price, the 2018 workshops feature West Virginia Masters poet Earl Randal Keener, novelist and non-fiction writer Carter Taylor Seaton and poet and storyteller Susanna Connelly Holstein.

All events will be held from 1-4 p.m. Please call ahead to register for the event at (304)653-4430. For more information on the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace, click here


Grants must be submitted by the first of October. Please call the Pocahontas County CVB for questions or details. 

Contact Cal Price Appalachian Enrichment Series

Address

Pocahontas County CVB
301 8th Street
Marlinton
West Virginia
24954

Phone

800.336.7009

Email

info@naturesmountainplayground.com

Directions

GPS and cell phone service is limited when traveling to & through Pocahontas County. Please call the Pocahontas County CVB at 800.336.7009 for directions.

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