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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. May 28, 2014
    Tourism Adventure Media Advisory June 9 – June 22

    3rd Annual Capitol City Biker Bash: Jun. 12-14, Haddad Riverfront Park and Kanawha Boulevard, Charleston The city of Charleston closes a four-lane highway for all motorcycle enthusiasts to come and enjoy music, food, various vendors, poker run, special rides, a motorcycle giveaway, and much more! For more information, visit http://www.capitolcitybikerbash.com, call 304-444-4165 or email ...

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News Releases
  1. 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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  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...

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. June 3, 2014
    Has Pipestem State Park lost (or found) its Murbles?

    Pipestem State Park in Summers County is offering a variety of outdoors activities this summer. Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.     PIPESTEM, West...

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  15. June 3, 2014
    Cacapon State Park tees up with US Kids Golf

    Cacapon Resort State Park has partnered with the PGA’s US Kids Golf initiative to encourage youth to try playing golf with its new PGA Family Course program. Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia...

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  16. May 30, 2014
    Summer Fishing at West Virginia State Parks

    Adults and children are encouraged to try fishing during West Virginia’s Free Fishing Days June 7 and 8, when they can fish without a license. Several state parks offer fishing opportunities all year...

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  17. May 30, 2014
    Family Trails Weekend at North Bend State Park is June 6-8

    Family Trails Weekend is June 6-8 at North Bend State Park. Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.     CAIRO, West Virginia – National Trails Day, June 7, 2014...

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  18. May 30, 2014
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of May 26-30, 2014

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of May 26, 2014: Anthony Creek Bear Rocks Lake Big Sandy Creek Blackwater River Brandywine Lake Brushy Fork Lake...

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  19. May 29, 2014
    West Virginia State Parks Celebrate National Trails Day June 7, 2014

    National Trails Day is being celebrated at North Bend and other state parks to encourage people to hike and enjoy nature’s beauty. Photo courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.  ...

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  20. May 29, 2014
    West Virginia’s Free Fishing Weekend is June 7-8, 2014

             SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – National Fishing and Boating Week 2014 will be highlighted by the 24th annual Free Fishing Weekend June 7-8, according to...

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  21. May 28, 2014
    Tourism Adventure Media Advisory June 9 – June 22

    3rd Annual Capitol City Biker Bash: Jun. 12-14, Haddad Riverfront Park and Kanawha Boulevard, Charleston The city of Charleston closes a four-lane highway for all motorcycle enthusiasts to come...

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  22. May 28, 2014
    Kanawha State Forest, North Bend State Park recognized by Singletracks.com for Best Mountain Bike Trails in W.Va.

    The North Bend Rail Trail has been recognized by Singletracks.com as one of the best mountain bike trails in West Virginia. Singletracks.com also recognized the mountain bike trails in Kanawha State...

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  23. May 23, 2014
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of May 19-23, 2014

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of May 19, 2014: Anthony Creek Back Fork of Elk River (C&R) Back Fork of Elk River Big Clear Creek Big Sandy...

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  24. May 23, 2014
    Blennerhassett Mansion by Candlelight wins Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 event award

        PARKERSBURG, West Virginia - The Southeast Tourism Society (STS) has selected “Mansion by Candlelight” as a Top 20 event to attend in the month of October. This year the event is...

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  25. May 22, 2014
    Baby bison is newest resident of West Virginia Wildlife Center

    This photo of the baby bison and its mother was taken by Natural Resources Police Officer Jeff Craig about 30 minutes after the calf was born. Photo courtesy of the West Virginia Department of...

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