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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. September 2, 2014
    “GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY” ON WEST VIRGINIA’S WHITEWATER RIVERS

    W.Va. Division of Tourism to host rafting adventure on New River Sept. 3; Gauley Season to begin Sept. 5 CHARLESTON, West Virginia (September 2, 2014) – The West Virginia Division of...

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  2. August 21, 2014
    ADVENTURE ADVISORY: Sept. 1-14

    The Adventure Advisory, prepared and distributed by the West Virginia Division of Tourism, highlights some of the many activities happening across the Mountain State. Additional listings are posted...

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  3. August 15, 2014
    "Go Outside and Play" Campaign Continues With State Fair Challenge

    Snap a selfie with Commissioner Goodwin and post to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with #GoOutsideAndPlay, #SFWV2014 to collect a prize CHARLESTON, West Virginia (August 14, 2014) – The West...

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  4. August 14, 2014
    2014 Governor's Conference on Tourism to "Turn It Up" in the Capital City

    “Stars of the Industry” to be announced during the conference CHARLESTON, W.Va. (August 14, 2014)– The West Virginia Division of Tourism, in collaboration with the West Virginia Association of...

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  5. 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...

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  6. July 30, 2014
    West Virginia Division of Tourism Kicks Off ‘Go Outside and Play’ Campaign at Coopers Rock State Forest

    New tourism campaign targets unique activities throughout state CHARLESTON, West Virginia (July 30, 2014) – The West Virginia Division of Tourism kicks off its “Go Outside and Play: Wild Wonderful...

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  7. July 23, 2014
    Two state parks long-distance rail trails attract hikers and bikers

    The Greenbrier River Trail is popular with bikers and hikers. Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.     SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – The North Bend Rail...

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  8. 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...

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  9. July 8, 2014
    Robert Trent Jones, Sr. Course at Cacapon Resort a Great Golf Drive

                BERKELEY SPRINGS, West Virginia – Golfers at all levels enjoy the many great golf courses available in West Virginia state parks, but the Robert Trent...

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  10. July 7, 2014
    Moth Night on Blennerhassett Island, Sunday July 27

                PARKERSBURG, West Virginia –The Mid-Ohio Valley Chapter of the West Virginia Master Naturalist program, in conjunction with...

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  11. 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, ...

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  12. June 17, 2014
    Welcome Centers to celebrate West Virginia Day around the state

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – West Virginia celebrates its 151st birthday on June 20, 2014, and all eight of the state’s welcome centers will join in the celebration. All travelers in the Mountain...

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  13. June 10, 2014
    W.Va. Division of Tourism, Bridge Day organizers announce ‘My Wild & Wonderful West Virginia’ photo contest

    Offers locals and tourists alike a chance to win once-in-a-lifetime adventures NEW RIVER GORGE, W.Va. – In celebration of the 35th Anniversary of Bridge Day, event organizers have teamed up with the...

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  14. June 9, 2014
    Maurice Ulmer Group performs at Pipestem Amphitheater June 14

               PIPESTEM, West Virginia – The Maurice Ulmer Group will be the next performers for the 2014 Pipestem Resort State Park Summer Amphitheater Series...

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  15. June 6, 2014
    Fred E. Brooks Memorial Arboretum Tour at Watoga State Park on June 7

    Watoga State Park     MARLINTON, West Virginia – It's National Trails Day on June 7.  To celebrate the occasion, Watoga State Park has planned a guided hike that begins at 10...

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  16. June 6, 2014
    Beech Fork State Park Naturalist Activity Schedule Packed with Summer Fun

    Beech Fork State Park campground BARBOURSVILLE, West Virginia -- The largest campground at a West Virginia state park is located at Beech Fork State Park, which has 275 campsites.  Part of the...

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  17. June 6, 2014
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of June 2-6, 2014

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of June 2, 2014. These are the final stockings of the spring 2014 season.   Cranberry River Cranberry River (C...

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  18. June 6, 2014
    Kanawha State Forest roads closed for culvert repair June 9

    Kanawha State Forest. Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.     CHARLESTON, West Virginia – Roads through Kanawha State Forest will be closed temporarily June...

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  19. June 6, 2014
    West Virginia Hunters Harvest 9,017 Spring Turkeys in 2014

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Preliminary harvest figures for the 2014 spring gobbler season indicate West Virginia hunters checked in 9,017 bearded turkeys, according to Curtis I....

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