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Calendar of Events

T.O.A.D's Calendar Listings are from the 1st of the the first month to the end of the next month, except the Winter Issue which lasts from Dec-Mar. If you would like your West Virginia area event listed here, get materials to us by the 1st of the month. Send listing (photos and/or line art if desired) to: TOAD, Event Calendar 110 E Main St, Suite#6, Oak Hill, WV 25901 Or e-mail Carlos@the-toad.com Or Voicemail/Fax: (304) 469-6666.We'll do our best to fit you in.

May 19 - Tom Rush, Carnegie Hall - Lewisburg. 304/645-7917
May 19 - Friday in the Park - Uptown Beckley. Music by Independence HS Pre-vocational Singers, Two Hearts for Jesus and Shady Spring HS Jazz Combo. 304/256-1776
May 19 - Chicory Square Concert Series - Downtown Bluefield. 304/327-7184
May 19 - 21 - "Railfan Weekend" at the Elkhorn Inn - Landgraff. 800/708-2040
May 20 - Storytelling Series, Joseph P Bundy, Carnegie Hall - Lewisburg. 304/645-7917.
May 20-21 - Village Flea Market - Uptown Beckley. 304/256-1776.
May 23-29 - Bluefield Chamber of Commerce Comcast Mountain Festival - Bluefield City Park. 304/327-7184
May 26-29 - Fenton Gift Shop Memorial Day Sale - Williamstown. 800/319-7793
May 29 - OCRA Pee Wee/Junior & Senior Rodeo - Organ Cave, Ronceverte. 304/645-7600

6/2/06 - 6/4/06 Intro to Whitewater Weekend
6/16/06 - 6/18/06 Hometown Mountain Heritage Festival

7/26/06ometown Legendary Bass Guitarist and keyboard musician, Carlos Steward, at the Charleston Convention Center


State Fair of WV--August 11-20, 2006
Show Schedule:
Free with paid gate admission: August 11th, Peter Noone & Herman's Hermits
Free with paid gate admission: August 18th, Farmers Races & Power Pull of Champions

August 12
Big & Rich with special guest Cowboy Troy

August 13 (TBA)

August 14
Carrie Underwood

August 15
Dierks Bentley with opening act Andy Griggs

August 17
Trace Adkins with opening act Chris Cagle

Traditional Music Weekend

August 19
Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives, Larry Sparks and Seldom Scene

August 20
The Del McCoury Band, Gold City and The Monument Quartet

To order tickets call 1-800-585-3737. Mail Order Forms available on the web site or by calling 304-645- 1090.

Sundays, August 5, 12, 19, 26
Flea Market & Antique Bazaar
WV’s largest, Pence Springs Flea Market features traditional Appalachian crafts, farm-fresh produce, antiques, tools, more. Opens 7 am at Spring House below Pence Springs Hotel. Rt. 3, Pence Springs. 888-675-1700 • 304-445-2100 • wvweb.com/pencespringshotel

Thursdays, August 5, 12, 19, 26
Open Mic Night
Musicians, poets, & other audio artists are invited to try out their stuff live. $1 cover charge. 8-11 pm, Twin Rivers Gallery & Internet Cafe. 108 E. Main St, Oak Hill. 304-469-6666 • www.twinriversdesign.com

Fridays, August 6, 13, 20, 27 & Sept 3
Fridays in the Park
Lunch concerts 11:30 am - 1 pm. Food, fun, free entertainment. Shoemaker Square, Main Street, Uptown Beckley. 304-256-1776 • www.beckleymainstreet.com

August 2-8
West Virginia State Water Festival
Narrated historical bateau boat rides & frontier camp living demos. Pageants, arts & crafts, quilt show, firemen’s & grand parades, bass fishing tournament, fireworks. Hinton. 304-466-5332

August 4-8
Appalachian String Band Music Festival
Mountaintop gathering of string band musicians & friends. Concerts, contests, nightly square dances & workshops. Rough camping avail. Camp Washington-Carver, Clifftop. 304-438-3005 • www.wvculture.org

August 6-8
Beach Party Blast Weekend
Fun in the sun! Raft the New River, then party down. Pig roast, Best Beachwear contest, 2 nights camping, riverside lunch, activities. Only $135 for the whole weekend. Rivers Whitewater Rafting Resort, Lansing. 800-879-7483 • www.riversresort.com

Saturday, August 7
Live Music by “Five Star Fix”
“Emotional hard rock” show by local Oak Hill band “Five Star Fix” starts at 8 pm. $2 cover charge. Twin Rivers Gallery & Internet Cafe. 108 E. Main St, Oak Hill. 304-469-6666 • www.twinriversdesign.com

August 7, 14, 21, 28
2004 Summer Amphitheater Series
Theatrical & musical performances at Pipestem’s Outdoor Amphitheater. Variety of music: blues, gospel & rock n’ roll oldies. Pipestem Resort State Park, Pipestem. 304-466-1800 • www.pipestemresort.com

August 7: Kids Day 2004
Kids take over the streets of Morgantown! “Water World,” “Paint the Bus,” live entertainment & more! Downtown Morgantown. 10 am to 2 pm. 304-292-0168 • www.downtownmorgantown.com

August 8-14
Cherry River Festival
Weeklong celebration with good food, live music, arts & crafts, parades, plus a dance & homecoming for Richwood High School graduates. See old friends! Richwood. 304-846-6790

August 12-15
Int’l Bowhunters World Championships
Vendors, family entertainment & more than 1,800 archers from around the world compete for title of World Champion. Snowshoe Mountain Resort. 877-441-4FUN • www.snowshoemtn.com

August 13-14
Bluegrass Weekend
A full weekend of pickin’ & singin’. Two nights of live bands, crafts, hikes & more. Good music, good food, great fun! North Bend State Park, Cairo. 304-643-2931 • www.northbendsp.com

August 13-22
State Fair of West Virginia
A tradition for over 80 years, the State Fair offers livestock exhibits, carnival, concerts, entertainment, great food, & so much more for the entire family. State Fairgrounds, Lewisburg. 304-645-1090 • www.wvstatefair.com

August 18-22
West Virginia State HOG Rally
The Harley Owners Group returns to Snowshoe Mountain for 3 days of touring, vendors, biker shows, biker games & entertainment. Snowshoe Mountain Resort. 877-441-4FUN • www.snowshoemtn.com

August 20-22
WV Highland Games & Celtic Festival
Weekend of Scottish traditions! Scottish athletic competitions, genealogy, clan tents, pipe bands, Celtic dance, children’s games, more! YMCA Soccer Complex, Beckley. 800-847-4898 • www.wvhighlandgames.com

August 25-29
Nightly entertainment around the Mound. South Charleston. 800-238-9488 • www.southcharlestonwv.org

August 27-29
5th Annual East Coast Karaoke Challenge
Sing the night away because we’re giving away $1,500 in cash & prizes! 2 nights camping, New River raft trip, riverside lunch, steak dinner, karaoke challenge & activities. Entire weekend only $120. Rivers Whitewater Rafting Resort, Lansing. 800-879-7483 • www.riversresort.com

August 27-29
40th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair
Enjoy Appalachian arts, crafts, displays, exhibits, demos, entertainment, food, quilt show & fine art sale. Provided by crafters from around the U.S. Raleigh County Armory, Beckley. 304- 252-7328 • 800-718-1474


September 3-5
Oak Leaf Festival
Fall celebration, music, crafts, quilts, food, parade, car & bike show, chili cook-off, 5K run/walk, fireworks. Cruise-in & street dance featuring doo-wop/fifties band Rockin’ Robin. Downtown Oak Hill & throughout town. 304-465-5617 • 800-927-0263 • www.newrivercvb.com

Thursdays, September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Open Mic Night
Musicians, poets, & other audio artists are invited to try out their stuff live. $1 cover charge. 8-11 pm, Twin Rivers Gallery & Internet Cafe. 108 E. Main St, Oak Hill. 304-469-6666 • www.twinriversdesign.com

September 3-5
Jane Lew Fireman’s Arts & Crafts Festival
Experience the pride & skill of talented WV artisans. Glass, wood, leather, candles, more. Food concessions. Fri & Sat 10 am-9 pm, Sun 10 am-7 pm. Jane Lew Volunteer Fire Dept. 304-269-7328 • www.stonewallcountry.com

September 3-6
Stonewall Jackson Arts & Craft Jubilee
Appalachian heritage music, crafts, dance, art, quilts, historic reenactments, antique engines, turkey calling, Civil War demos. Fri noon - 9 pm, Sat & Sun 10 am - 9 pm, Mon. 10 am - 4 pm. WVU Jackson’s Mill, Weston. 304-269-1863 • 800-296-1863 • www.jubileewv.com

September 4-5
Stonewall Jackson Wine Festival
Sample some of West Virginia’s finest wines. Live music, crafts, food & more. Free admission. 10 am - 9 pm. Jackson’s Mill Road, Weston. 304-269-4903 • www.lambertsvintagewine.com

September 5-12
Beckley’s Annual Kids Classic Festival
Many family activities at this community festival: Kids’ Fair, parade, entertainment, fireworks & more! Hours vary, throughout Beckley. 304-256-1776 • www.beckleymainstreet.com

Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Sept. 10 - 27 & Oct. 1-17
Fall Gauley Whitewater Rafting Days
On select days in Sept.-Oct, Summersville Dam releases water down the Gauley River, creating over 100 class I-V+ rapids. Join paddlers worldwide on annual pilgrimage! Great deals on Mondays (2 for 1) & Fridays (half-price 2nd trip). Rivers Whitewater Rafting Resort, Lansing. 800-879-7483 • www.riversresort.com

September 11
Margaret Dennison Wildflower Walk
Guided wildflower walks on various trails throughout the forest. Kanawha State Forest, Charleston. 304-925-2771 • www.wvstateparks.com

September 11
Mound Festival
Arts & crafts around the Mound. More than 250 crafters. 800-238-9488 • www.southcharlestonwv.org

September 11-12
25th Annual Hampshire Heritage Days
WV’s oldest town & county celebrate 25th annual event. Home tours, crafts, pony rides, antiques, artisan’s village, parade, soapbox derby, more. Sat. 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. Romney, Hampshire County. 304-822-7221 • www.hampshirecountychamber.com

September 16-18
“Solomon’s Secret” Outdoor Drama
Pioneer history & Cherokee heritage are combined in an emotional story of flight & courage. 8 pm. Dundon Hill Amphitheater, Clay. 304-587-4452

September 17-19
Heritage Days
Heritage arts & crafts demonstrated. Crafts for sale. Traditional food, music, special events. 11 am - 5 pm. Adaland Mansion, Philippi. 304-457-1587 • www.adaland.org

September 17-19
Annual Astronomy Weekend
Workshops, keynote speakers & star parties. Great for novice & advanced amateur astronomers. Blackwater Falls State Park, Davis. 304-259-5216 • www.blackwaterfalls.com

September 17-19
Nature Wonder Weekend
Wild food enthusiasts will enjoy this weekend of nature hikes, programs & wild food banquet. North Bend State Park, Cairo. 304-558-3370 • www.northbendsp.com

September 18-19
Country Roads Festival
Crafts, food, live entertainment. Hawks Nest State Park, Ansted. 304-658-5212 • www.hawksnestsp.com

September 18-19
Grape Stomping Wine Festival
Get barefoot & have a good time! Grape stomping, live bluegrass & jazz, heritage crafts, food, winetasting, more. Kirkwood Winery, Summersville. 304-872-7332 • 888-498-9463 • www.kirkwood-wine.com

September 24-26
Gauley River Festival
Celebration of WV whitewater, presented by American Whitewater. Outdoor activities, whitewater paddlesports booths, vendors, live music, entertainment, outdoor gear marketplace, silent auction. Nicholas County Veteran’s Memorial Park, Summersville. 866-BOAT-4AW • www.americanwhitewater.org

September 24-26
The Ultimate Rail Fan Weekend
Railroading fun & adventure! Board the New Tygart Flyer & the Cheat Mountain Salamander. Tygart Lake State Park, Grafton. 304-265-6148 • www.tygartlake.com

September 24-26
29th Annual Fall Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival
Approximately 200 juried artists demonstrate & sell at nationally acclaimed festival, live bluegrass music. 10 am - 6 pm. Sam Michaels Park, near Harpers Ferry. 800-624-0577 • www.jeffersoncounty.com/festival

September 24-26
SVRA Vintage Sports Cars
Best vintage & historic race cars, great sports cars of the 50s, 60s & 70s. Great show with all-out racing. Spectator friendly. 9 am - 5 pm. Summit Point Motorsports Park. 304-725-8444 • www.summitpoint-raceway.com

September 25
18th Annual Autumn Harvest Festival
Down-home festival with crafts, mountain music, harvest games, parade, food, fall activities. All day, Marlinton. 800-336-7009 • www.pocahontascountywv.com

September 25
West Virginia Roadkill Cook-Off
14th annual cook-off. Anything goes, as long as the main ingredient is an animal commonly found dead on the road. cash prizes. Cook on site. All day, Marlinton. 800-336-7009 • www.pocahontascountywv.com

September 26
Cranberry Shindig
Live music, arts & crafts, apple butter making & displays. Cranberry Mountain Nature Center, Pocahontas County. 800-336-7009 • www.pocahontascountywv.com