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Tourism Media Adventure Advisory
  1. August 12, 2014
    Tourism Adventure Media Advisory Aug. 18-31

    The West Virginia Division of Tourism produces this media advisory with the help of other agencies and tourism businesses across the Mountain State. If you are an event organizer or promoter and would like to submit an event to our calendar at www.gotowv.com, send email to Tourism.Listings@wv.gov. Aug. 21-23: Camp Barefoot 8 Music and Art Festival, Bartow 800-336-7009 http://www.campbarefoot.org/...

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  2. July 9, 2014
    Tourism Adventure Media Advisory July 21 – Aug. 3

    Jackson County Junior Fair: July 21-26, Cottageville Located at the Fairgrounds near Cottageville, the Jackson County Junior Fair is one of West Virginia's largest and well attended county fairs. Make your plans today and enjoy entertainment for the whole family -- featuring farm fresh produce, outstanding food, carnival rides, ATV races, truck and tractor pulls, horse shows, live...

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  3. June 27, 2014
    Tourism Adventure Media Advisory July 7-20

    Pioneer Days: July 9-13, Marlinton Music, games, and demonstrations highlight the event that many come “back home” to celebrate. Attractions and activities will include: craft and quilt show, food vendors, carnival, flea market, horseshoe pitching, parades, youth events, contests, demonstrations, antique car show, Saturday pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. – 11 a.m., truck and tractor pull,...

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News Releases
  1. July 1, 2015
    GOVERNOR TOMBLIN PROCLAIMS JULY 13-19, 2015 WV RESTAURANT WEEK, WHICH COINCIDES WITH LAUNCH OF “101 UNIQUE PLACES TO DINE” GUIDE

    Wild, Wonderful West Virginia encourages local restaurants to participate in celebration Proclamation:  (Click to enlarge) Submit a Special: GoToWV.com/events/wv-restaurant-week/submit ...

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  2. June 30, 2015
    Wild, Wonderful West Virginia hosts state Junior Golfers during The Greenbrier Classic

    Above: Junior golfer Samuel Romine of Martinsburg chats with his father, who is caddying for him. Photo courtesy of Wild, Wonderful West Virginia. LEWISBURG, West Virginia (June 29, 2015) – Two...

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  3. June 30, 2015
    Wild, Wonderful West Virginia announces winning #GoToWV_InstaMeet submissions

    Five participants receive Real. Wild, Wonderful West Virginia T-shirts designed by Kin Ship Goods   TOP 5 SUBMISSIONS:      (Click on each to view on Instagram) ...

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  4. June 26, 2015
    Wild, Wonderful WV Releases Jefferson County Vignette

    New video is next in a series of regional vignettes produced as part of the Real. campaign Real. Jefferson County Video: View CHARLESTON, West Virginia (June 26, 2015) – Wild, Wonderful West ...

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  5. June 24, 2015
    WILD, WONDERFUL WEST VIRGINIA, CHARLESTON CVB AND FESTIVALL CHARLESTON TO HOST INSTAMEET JUNE 27

    Five InstaMeet participants will be selected to receive Real. Wild, Wonderful West Virginia T-shirts designed by Kin Ship Goods   CHARLESTON, West Virginia (June 24, 2015) – Wild, Wonderful...

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  6. June 19, 2015
    WILD, WONDERFUL WEST VIRGINIA TO LAUNCH Real. WILD, WONDERFUL WEST VIRGINIA CAMPAIGN, CONTEST JUNE 20

    Welcome Centers to host events with Real. West Virginia flair June 20 30 SEC VIDEO CLIP: Download BANNER GRAPHICS: Download EDITORIAL: Download LOGO:Download PHOTO GALLERY:...

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  7. June 16, 2015
    Adventure Advisory: Let Freedom Ring

    The Adventure Advisory, prepared and distributed by Wild, Wonderful West Virginia (GoToWV), highlights some of the many activities happening across the Mountain State. Additional listings are posted...

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  8. June 8, 2015
    Adventure Advisory: Welcome Summer

    The Adventure Advisory, prepared and distributed by Wild, Wonderful West Virginia (GoToWV), highlights some of the many activities happening across the Mountain State. Additional listings are posted...

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  9. June 6, 2015
    Wild, Wonderful West Virginia “Takes a Hike” to Celebrate National Trails Day

    GoToWV team, Greater Parkersburg CVB, WV State Parks hike at North Bend State Park CAIRO, West Virginia (June 6, 2015) – Wild, Wonderful West Virginia (GoToWV) in collaboration with the Greater...

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  10. May 29, 2015
    MANCHIN TO JOIN INAUGURAL MOTORCYCLE RIDE FOR FALLEN SERVICE HEROES

      MANCHIN TO JOIN INAUGURAL MOTORCYCLE RIDE FOR FALLEN SERVICE HEROES Event to honor the WV National Guard Foundation and the families of fallen service members Washington, D.C. – U.S....

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  11. May 22, 2015
    WILD, WONDERFUL WEST VIRGINIA UNVEILS NEW MILITARY HERITAGE BROCHURE DURING RUN FOR THE WALL STOP AT STATE CAPITOL

    Launches GoToWV.com/Military CHARLESTON, West Virginia (May 21, 2015) – Wild, Wonderful West Virginia (GoToWV) today unveiled the West Virginia Military Heritage brochure during the Run...

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  12. May 15, 2015
    Adventure Advisory: Outdoor Fun

    The Adventure Advisory, prepared and distributed by Wild, Wonderful West Virginia (GoToWV), highlights some of the many activities happening across the Mountain State. Additional listings are posted...

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  13. May 12, 2015
    Harpers Ferry National Historical Park a Contender for Best Historic Southern Attraction in USA Today 10Best Poll

    Vote online until May 25, 2015 (Harpers Ferry) CHARLESTON, West Virginia (May 12, 2015) – Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is one of 20 finalists competing for a spot as Best Historic ...

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  14. May 12, 2015
    Gov. Tomblin, Legislators, GoToWV, Craft Brewers, Tourism Partners Celebrate Growing Travel & Tourism Industry

    Highlight SB 273 and 581 Gov. Tomblin signs SB 273 and SB 581 during ceremony at the State Capitol this afternoon. (photo courtesy of the Governor’s Office) CHARLESTON, West Virginia...

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  15. May 11, 2015
    Adventure Advisory: Making May Memories

    The Adventure Advisory, prepared and distributed by Wild, Wonderful West Virginia (GoToWV), highlights some of the many activities happening across the Mountain State. Additional listings are posted...

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  16. May 6, 2015
    WILD, WONDERFUL WEST VIRGINIA CELEBRATES NATIONAL TRAVEL AND TOURISM WEEK

    GoToWV Team encourages individuals to join the celebration with #NTTW2015 & #GoToWV CHARLESTON, West Virginia (May 5, 2015) – Wild, Wonderful West Virginia celebrates National Travel and...

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  17. April 23, 2015
    Tourism Industry Projects to Receive $1.19 Million in Matching Funds to Attract Visitors to the State

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia tourism industry projects totaling more than $2.6 million have been approved by the West Virginia Tourism Commission to receive $1.19 million in matching funds...

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  18. April 17, 2015
    WILD, WONDERFUL WEST VIRGINIA HOSTS “GO OUTSIDE AND DIG RAMPS”

    Activities include ramp dig and cooking demonstration CHARLESTON, West Virginia (April 16, 2015) – Wild, Wonderful West Virginia today hosted “Go Outside and Dig Ramps.” The day’s activities...

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  19. April 16, 2015
    Adventure Advisory: May Days

    The Adventure Advisory, prepared and distributed by Wild, Wonderful West Virginia (GoToWV), highlights some of the many activities happening across the Mountain State. Additional listings are posted...

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  20. April 9, 2015
    Oglebay Resort and Conference Center to Host 2015 West Virginia Governor's Conference on Tourism

    Event set for October 26-28, 2015 CHARLESTON, West Virginia (April 9, 2015) – Wild, Wonderful West Virginia today announced Oglebay Resort and Conference Center has been selected to host the 2015...

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