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Photo courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce. West Virginia’s 2018 fall turkey hunting season opens statewide Oct. 13.
Youth, Class Q/QQ, and Class XS Deer Season Open
October 21, 2018

FRENCH CREEK, W.Va. — The three-day special antlerless deer season for youth hunters, persons with a Class Q/QQ permit and senior citizens with a Class XS license will soon be underway.

The first segment of the season is Oct. 20. The second segment is Dec. 26-27. Hunting is permitted on private and public lands in counties that have a firearms deer hunting season.

Youth hunters ages 8-17 may participate in this special antlerless deer season. Hunters ages 8-14 must be accompanied by a licensed adult who may not hunt or possess implements for the taking of wildlife. Hunters ages 15-17 must comply with all licensing requirements. Senior hunters who have a Class XS lifetime hunting/trapping/fishing license may also participate in this special antlerless deer season. FULL STORY

Create and celebrate your own holiday with a party
October 21, 2018

CAIRO, W.Va. — North Bend State Park in Ritchie County is offering a Holiday Party Special this October through December for small and large groups. The party special is designed for group events where friends, family or co-workers can get together and enjoy an outing that includes a great meal in a private dining area.

“Whether it’s a traditional fall holiday, or even if you want to create your own, we can provide a special party in a relaxed setting that everyone will remember,” said Group Services Specialist Kristi Steed. “The lodge is decorated, the lobby is open to the public and the fireplace area is a wonderful place to meet and greet guests as they arrive.”

The Holiday Party Special includes a two-entrée buffet, all the fixings, and special holiday deserts for groups of 35 or more. FULL STORY

West Virginia Gold Rush returns in 2019
September 27, 2018

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Gold Rush, a special stocking of golden rainbow trout, will return in 2019 with more fish and locations, according to West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Director Stephen McDaniel.

Gold Rush will return the week of April 1-6, 2019 and include stockings and events at more than 55 lakes and streams across the state, including 12 state parks. That week, DNR personnel will stock only golden rainbow trout in designated lakes and streams. To ensure families have plenty of opportunities to participate in the event, DNR is planning a big release on Saturday, April 6, 2019, the last day of the event.

“The first West Virginia Gold Rush exceeded our already-high expectations, bringing hundreds of new, active and reactivated anglers back to our lakes and streams,” said DNR Director Stephen McDaniel. FULL STORY

  • Legislature Seeks Ways to Expand Access to Community/Technical Schools
    During his State of the State address, Governor Jim Justice touted a plan to make a student's first year of college more accessible in West Virginia.
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  • All schools in Randolph County on a 2-hour delay
    As of Nov 15, 9:19pm: All schools in Randolph County will be on a 2-hour delay on Fri. Nov. 16, 2018.
  • All schools in Tucker County on a 2-hour delay
    As of Nov 15, 9:19pm: All schools in Tucker County will be on a 2-hour delay on Fri. Nov. 16, 2018 due to weather conditions.
  • All schools in Monroe County on a 3-hour delay
    As of Nov 15, 8:59pm: All schools in Monroe County will be on a 3-hour delay on Fri. Nov. 16, 2018.
  • All schools in Preston County on a 2-hour delay
    As of Nov 15, 8:04pm: All schools in Preston County will be on a 2-hour delay on Fri. Nov. 16, 2018 due to winter weather conditions.
  • All schools in Pocahontas County on a 3-hour delay
    As of Nov 15, 7:34pm: All schools in Pocahontas County will be on a 3-hour delay on Fri. Nov. 16, 2018 due to weather conditions.
  • All schools in Hancock County on a 2-hour delay
    As of Nov 15, 7:26pm: All schools in Hancock County will be on a 2-hour delay on Fri. Nov. 16, 2018 due to Snow and ice.
  • Ghent Elementary in Raleigh County closed
    As of Nov 15, 7:16pm: Ghent Elementary in Raleigh County will be closed on Fri. Nov. 16, 2018.
  • All schools in Raleigh County on a 2-hour delay
    As of Nov 15, 7:13pm: All schools in Raleigh County will be on a 2-hour delay on Fri. Nov. 16, 2018.
  • All schools in WVSDB County closed
    As of Nov 15, 6:54pm: All schools in WVSDB will be closed on Fri. Nov. 16, 2018 due to Inclement Weather.
  • All schools in Fayette County on a 2-hour delay
    As of Nov 15, 6:48pm: All schools in Fayette County will be on a 2-hour delay on Fri. Nov. 16, 2018 due to weather.
  • All schools in Summers County on a 3-hour delay
    As of Nov 15, 6:38pm: All schools in Summers County will be on a 3-hour delay on Fri. Nov. 16, 2018.
  • All schools in Hampshire County closed
    As of Nov 15, 6:20pm: All schools in Hampshire County will be closed on Fri. Nov. 16, 2018 due to Inclement Weather.
  • West Virginia’s buck firearms season opens Nov. 19, 2018
    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s traditional buck firearms season begins Monday, Nov. 19, the earliest possible opening date. This season opens the Monday before Thanksgiving every year, and gives hunters an opportunity to hunt during part of the rut, when bucks are active.
  • 2018 West Virginia deer firearms season fact sheet
    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The 2018 West Virginia buck firearms season will start Monday, Nov. 19 and run through Dec. 1. Here are a few facts about the season:
  • “Trees of Our Heritage” on display at Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History
    PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — It’s beginning to look like Christmas at the Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History in Parkersburg, with the annual “Trees of Our Heritage” display underway through Dec. 23, 2018.
  • Correction to 2018-19 Hunting and Trapping Regulations
    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The 2018-19 Hunting and Trapping Regulations brochure published in July include inaccurate dates for the antlerless deer season at two West Virginia wildlife management areas.
  • Natural Resources Commission to meet Oct. 28 at Stonewall Resort State Park
    ROANOKE, W.Va. — The West Virginia Natural Resources Commission will conduct its next quarterly meeting on Sunday, Oct. 28, at Stonewall Resort State Park in Lewis County. The meeting will start at 1 p.m.
  • River otter carcasses needed for WVDNR study
    ELKINS, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is asking trappers to donate river otter carcasses to assist in collecting much-needed data on otter populations in the state. Reproductive and age data collected from carcasses will be used to model the state’s population and better determine how the otter population would respond to any changes in bag limits and season lengths.
  • West Virginia State Parks Offering Veterans Appreciation Lodging Discount Nov. 1-15
    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As a way to thank veterans and military personnel for their service, West Virginia State Parks is offering a 50 percent discount on lodge rooms and cabins Nov. 1-15, 2018.
  • Tests for Natural Resources Police Officer positions scheduled Oct. 26 and 27, 2018
    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Law Enforcement Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has scheduled Physical Agility Tests (PAT) on Oct. 26-27 for anyone interested in applying for open Natural Resources Police Officer (NRPO) positions.
  • Wild Game is a Nutritional, Natural Source of Protein
    FRENCH CREEK, W.Va. — West Virginia's abundance of wildlife and hunting seasons provides opportunities for many families to fill their freezers with highly nutritious wild game.
  • Create and celebrate your own holiday with a party at North Bend State Park
    CAIRO, W.Va. — North Bend State Park in Ritchie County is offering a Holiday Party Special this October through December for small and large groups. The party special is designed for group events where friends, family or co-workers can get together and enjoy an outing that includes a great meal in a private dining area.
  • Youth, Class Q/QQ, and Class XS Deer Season to Open Oct. 20, Dec. 26–27
    FRENCH CREEK, W.Va. — The three-day special antlerless deer season for youth hunters, persons with a Class Q/QQ permit and senior citizens with a Class XS license will soon be underway.
  • West Virginia’s 2018 fall wild turkey season opens Oct. 13
    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s fall wild turkey season opens Oct.13. This will be the third year that all 55 counties will have a least a one-week fall season. It’s also the first fall turkey season where Sunday hunting is permitted on both private and public lands.
  • West Virginia Dance Festival Draws Students from Across the State
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Dance students from 45 dance school, high school and college programs participated in the 2013 West Virginia Division of Culture and History Dance Festival at the Culture Center at the State Capitol Complex on April 19 – 21. Students had the opportunity to take classes from nationally accredited dancers and dance instructors, and to perform in evening concerts.
  • Archives Library to present talk on the Haunted History of the West Virginia Penitentiary on May 9
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Author and columnist Sherri Brake will present “The Haunted History of the West Virginia Penitentiary” on Thursday, May 9, 2013, in the Archives and History Library at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston. The program will begin at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
  • Award-winning Television Producer Russ Barbour to Discuss his Film Reconstructing Bill: The Story of Governor William C. Marland
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Television producer Russ Barbour will present “Reconstructing Bill: The Story of Governor William C. Marland” on Tuesday, May 7, in the Archives and History Library at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex, in Charleston. The program begins at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
  • State Historic Preservation Office Publishes 13-month Calendar
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History has published “Land, People and Statehood,” a 13-month calendar highlighting the Mountain State’s pathway to statehood, including the historic figures who shaped its future. The public is invited to request a copy of the free calendar while supplies last.
  • West Virginia Division of Culture and History Invites Quilters to Make Handmade Squares for a West Virginia Statehood Sesquicentennial Quilt
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, in partnership with the West Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, is inviting quilters from across the state to help make a West Virginia Statehood Sesquicentennial Quilt.
  • Annual quilt and wall hanging exhibition on display at the Culture Center
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Culture and History’s annual exhibition, Quilts and Wall Hangings 2012, is on display in the Great Hall and the south wing of the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston. The crowd-pleasing juried exhibition features 55 exquisite quilts and wall hangings representing the talents of West Virginia quilters. Quiltmaking is one of West Virginia’s oldest and most treasured art forms, and this annual display is a favorite with visitors from all over the United States and abroad. The exhibit will be on display through Sept. 3.
  • One Stop and Stop In Food Stores to Sell State Fair Advanced Tickets

    News from State Fair of West Virginia For more information contact: Kelly Collins, 304-645-1090, kellyt@statefairofwv.com One Stop and Stop In Food Stores to Sell State Fair Advanced Tickets LEWISBURG, WV (05/07/2018) (readMedia)– State Fair and One Stop and Stop In Food Store officials are happy to announce their partnership in selling advanced discounted tickets to […]

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  • Chris Young Added to 2018 State Fair of West Virginia Concert Lineup

    Chris Young Added to 2018 State Fair of West Virginia Concert Lineup   State Fair Officials are excited to announce Chris Young has been added to the 2018 State Fair of West Virginia Concert Series on Friday, August 10 at 8 pm! Tickets for this show will go on sale at 10 am on Friday, […]

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  • State Fair to Host First Annual WV Farm Show

    News from State Fair of West Virginia For more information contact: Kelly Collins, 304-645-1090, kellyt@statefairofwv.com State Fair to Host First Annual WV Farm Show LEWISBURG, WV (02/07/2018) (readMedia)– State Fair Officials have announced the First Annual West Virginia Farm Show will take place on May 11 – 13, 2018 at the State Fairgrounds in Lewisburg! […]

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  • State Fair of WV Announces Travis Tritt, Charlie Daniels and the Marshall Tucker Band to Perform

    LEWISBURG, WV (01/29/2018) (readMedia)– State Fair Officials have announced the Southern Uprising Tour featuring Travis Tritt, Charlie Daniels and the Marshall Tucker Band will take the stage on Friday, August 17, 2018, at the 94th Annual State Fair of West Virginia. Tickets for this show will go on sale Friday, February 2, 2018 at 10 […]

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  • Christmas Coming to the State Fair of West Virginia

    LEWISBURG, WV (11/01/2017) (readMedia)– The State Fair of West Virginia is excited to announce “Christmas at the Fair,” to feature a synthetic ice skating rink, Christmas light display and visits from Santa from December 12 – January 1! Christmas at the Fair will take place in the Ag Pavilion on the North End of the […]

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  • State Fair of West Virginia Scholarship Now Available Online

    News from State Fair of West Virginia For more information contact: Kelly Collins, 304-645-1090, kellyt@statefairofwv.com State Fair of West Virginia Scholarship Now Available Online LEWISBURG, WV (10/23/2017) (readMedia)– The State Fair of West Virginia Scholarship is now available online through the Greenbrier Valley Community Foundation website. Students from across the state are encouraged to enter […]

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  • State Fair of West Virginia to Open This Thursday

    The 93rd Annual State Fair of West Virginia is set to open this Thursday, August 10, in Lewisburg, WV. The gates will open at 2 pm on Thursday and will feature a discounted $5 admission ticket at the gate and a $20 ride pass from 2 pm – 11 pm. “We have a very exciting […]

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  • Entries Open for 4th Annual State Fair of WV Car Show

    2017 Car show Flyer- Registration Form LEWISBURG, WV (06/16/2017) (readMedia)– American National, Farm Family Insurance, and the State Fair of West Virginia have teamed up to produce the third annual “State Fair Car Show.” The event is scheduled on Sunday, August 13th from 11 am to 4 pm during the 93rd Annual State Fair. The […]

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  • Additional Concerts Announced for State Fair of West Virginia

    LEWISBURG, W.Va. – State Fair Officials have announced the addition of Clay Walker and John Michael Montgomery and Buckin’B Bull Ride with Steve Moakler to the 2017 State Fair of West Virginia Concert Lineup. Clay Walker and John Michael Montgomery will take the stage on Sunday, August 13, while Buckin’B Bull Ride with Steve Moakler […]

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  • Casting Crowns to Play at State Fair of West Virgina

    LEWISBURG W.Va. – State Fair Officials have announced the contemporary Christian group Casting Crowns will play at the 2017 State Fair of West Virginia on Saturday, August 12 at 8 pm! Tickets for this show will go on sale Friday, May 5 at 10 AM. Ticket prices and details on how to order can be […]

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