May
13
to Nov 8

Voyage Package

With this package enjoy:

  • One night of lodging at North Bend Lodge

  • Two tickets for a sternwheeler ride to and from Blennerhassett Island

  • Two tickets for a wagon ride tour of the island

  • Two tickets for Blennerhassett Mansion tour

  • Two passes for Blennerhasset Regional History Museum

Cost $130.00 per package/double occupancy, taxes included.

Call 304.643.2931 for reservations and information or visit www.northbendsp.com or www.blennerhassettislandstatepark.com

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Sep
20
to Sep 22

Nature Wonder Weekend

Experience the bounty of wild foods while celebrating the wonder of nature. Enjoy a full weekend of hikes, programs and wild foods banquet.

Emily Fleming, event organizer, may be reached by calling 304.558.2754.

North Bend State Park may be reached by calling 304.643.2931 or visit www.northbendsp.com.

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Oct
12
9:00 AM09:00

10-Mile Hike

Take a hike on the North Bend Rail Trail and experience the beauty of fall at North Bend State Park. Take a lunch and plenty of water for this 10-mile hike. A shuttle will be provided.

Reservations may be made by calling 304.643.2931 or visit www.northbendsp.com.

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Oct
13
to Oct 18

Quilt Camp

Spend a relaxing weekend in the North Bend Lodge while working on unfinished quilting projects or take a class and learn from skilled quilters, proficient in their craft.

Reservations may be made by calling 304.643.2931 or visit www.northbendsp.com.

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Oct
20
to Oct 25

Quilter's Retreat

Spend a relaxing week in the North Bend Lodge while working on unfinished quilting projects or take a class and learn from skilled quilters, proficient in their craft.

Reservations may be made by calling 304.643.2931 or visit www.northbendsp.com.

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Nov
8
to Nov 9

Boston's Antique Engine Show - Fall

Featuring Hit-and-Miss Gas Engines, tractors, a car show and a flea market and delicious concessions!

Stop in at 461 Boston Drive, Pennsboro, and witness the history!

FREE ADMISSION & FREE PARKING

Home of the “Russell No. 6” and “Big Patty” - the last remaining 100-horsepower Pattin Bros. Engine!

Contact Johnnie or Kathy Boston at 304.481.3687 304.483.1333 www.johnnieboston.com Like us on Facebook at “Boston’s Antique Engine Show”

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Jul
31
to Aug 3

Ritchie County Fair & Expo

  • Ritchie County 4-H Grounds (map)
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Come out to the 2019 Ritchie County Fair & Exposition Wednesday-Saturday, July 31 - August 3, at the Ritchie County 4-H Grounds, Harrisville. Don’t miss out on the championship bull riding, magic shows, puppet shows, livestock show or carnival rides! Daily activities include Quilt & Needlework Display, 4H Exhibits, Food Vendors, CEOS Display, Commercial Exhibits, Crafts, Horseradish Pickle Contest Vegetable & Flower Exhibits, Carnival Rides, Livestock Exhibits and Local Artists. Complete schedule of events listed below.

 

Ritchie County Fair & Exposition
P.O. Box 77
Harrisville WV 26362
Phone: 304-643-5200

smdeem@mail.wvu.edu

 

2018 Fair Schedule of Events (will update once schedule has been completed)

 

Monday, August 6, 2018

5 PM - Ritchie County Fair Parade Lineup, Harrisville

6 PM - Ritchie County Fair Parade, Harrisville

7 PM - Ritchie County Fair Pageant, Ritchie County 4-H Grounds

 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

4-6 PM - 4-H Exhibit Check-in

6-8 PM - Vegetable & Flower Exhibit Check-in

 

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

8 AM - Exhibit Set-up

8-10 AM - Vegetable & Flower Exhibit Check-in

9 AM - 4-H Exhibit Judging

9-10 AM - Horseradish Pickle Check-in

1 PM - Vegetable, Flower & Horseradish Pickle Judging

2 PM - Check-in of Rabbits, Poultry & Swine

3:30 PM - Fair Officially Opens

5 PM - Egg Judging & Poultry Poster Display Judging

5-10 PM - Carnival Rides by Gambill Amusements

5:30 PM - Opening Ceremony, Main Stage

6 PM - Pastor Ron Blevins

6 PM - Puppet Show

6 PM - Livestock Showmanship and Market Show - Rabbits and Poultry

6:30 PM - Harrisville Baptist Church

7:30 PM - First Assembly of God Praise & Worship Team

8:30 PM - The Carriers on Main Stage

10 PM - Fair Closes

 

Thursday, August 9, 2018

8 AM - Back Gate Open

9 AM - Commercial Livestock Show

2 PM - Livestock Weigh-in at Barn for goats, sheep, beef

4 PM - Fair Gates & Exhibits Open

4 PM - Livestock Exhibitors Meeting and Group Photo

5-10 PM - Carnival Rides by Gambill Amusements

5:30 PM - Magic Show

6 PM - Livestock Showmanship & Market Show - Sheep, Goats & Swine

6 PM - Puppet Show

6 PM - Pretty Baby Contest

7:15 PM - Children's Tractor Pedal Pull at boys dorm

6 PM - John Felts, Christian Comedy, Main Stage

8 PM - Steel Town Cowboy, Main Stage

10 PM - Fair Closes

 

Friday, August 10, 2018

9 AM - Livestock Skill-A-Thon & Barnyard Olympics

4 PM - Fair Gates & Exhibits Open

5-11 PM - Carnival Rides by Gambill Amusements

5:30 PM - Puppet Show

5:30 PM - Showmanship & Market Show – Beef

6 PM - Sheppard Brothers, Main Stage 

7 PM - Championship Bull Riding

7:30 PM - Puppet Show

8 PM - Sour Mash String Band, Main Stage

10:30 PM - Fair Closes

 

Saturday, August 11, 2018

8 AM - Gates & Exhibits Open

9 AM - Overall Youth Showmanship

10 AM - Pee Wee Livestock Show Registration

10 AM - Taylor's Woodchop

12 PM - Pee Wee Livestock Show

12 PM - Magic Show

12-4 PM - Antique Car and Engine Show

1-5 PM - Carnival Rides Open

2 PM - Magic Show

3 PM - Yo Yo Elite Twirlers

4 PM - Magic Show

4 PM - Puppet Show

4:30 PM - Livestock Buyer's Reception

5 PM - Bird Show by Avian Conservation Appalachia

5:15 PM - Youth Livestock Awards

5:30 PM - Youth Livestock Sale

6 PM - Jake Binegar, Main Stage

6-11 PM - Carnival Rides Open

6:30 PM - Puppet Show

8 PM - Championship Bull Riding

8:30 PM - Morgan White, Main Stage

11 PM - Fair Closes

 

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Jul
12
to Jul 13

Boston's Antique Engine Show

Featuring Hit-and-Miss Gas Engines, tractors, a car show and a flea market and delicious concessions!

Stop in at 461 Boston Drive, Pennsboro, and witness the history!

FREE ADMISSION & FREE PARKING

Home of the “Russell No. 6” and “Big Patty” - the last remaining 100-horsepower Pattin Bros. Engine!

Contact Johnnie or Kathy Boston at 304.481.3687 304.483.1333 www.johnnieboston.com Like us on Facebook at “Boston’s Antique Engine Show”

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Jul
6
7:00 PM19:00

History Alive ~ Charles Schulz

James Froemel portrays Charles Schulz, creator of the famous “Peanuts” comic strip and one of the most iconic cartoonists of our time at the Amphitheatre at North Bend State Park.

Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the gang game him a connection to audiences through his humor and wit, which lasted nearly 50 years.

Come out and enjoy this exciting and interesting new way to experience history!

North Bend State Park may be reached by calling 304.643.2931 or visit www.northbendsp.com.

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Jul
4
8:00 PM20:00

Glowing Bike Parade and Walk

Celebrate the Fourth of July with a glowing bike parade and walk through teh Recreation Area and River Run Campground at North Bend State Park.

Decorate yourself and/or your bicycle for a fun start to your Independence Day weekend!

To participate, meet at the Nature Center.

North Bend State Park may be reached by calling 304.643.2931 or visit www.northbendsp.com.

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Jun
28
to Jun 29

Geology Rocks!

Meet Ken Ashton, a geologist with the West Virginia Geologic and Economic Survey and find out what rocks make up the Mountain State.

There will be a presentation on Friday night, June 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the North Bend State Park Lodge Conference Room, followed by a hike Saturday morning, June 29, at 10 a.m., on the Overlook Trail, to view the rock formations of North Bend.

To participate in the hike, meet at the Nature Center at 10 a.m.

North Bend State Park may be reached by calling 304.643.2931 or visit www.northbendsp.com.

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Jun
22
7:00 PM19:00

Magician - Tommy Wilson

Magician Tommy Wilson will amaze in this family fun show!

Kids and adults alike will be astounded at his illusions, tricks, and slight of hand.

A true delight for anyone in attendance and an experience, which will not be forgotten.

Wilson is booked regionally and is only available for one night only so don’t miss out on all the fun!

North Bend State Park may be reached by calling 304.643.2931 or visit www.northbendsp.com.

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Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

Tom Roddey - Rock 'n' Roll

Tom Roddey has a captivating vocal presence and has been impressing audiences now for over 20 years.

His style is true to the originial artist, with a fresh presentation in rockabilly, classic rock, country, Americana, easy listening, contemporary, folk, children’s, blues, gospel and original works.

A Parkersburg local, Roddey has performed throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley.

North Bend State Park may be reached by calling 304.643.2931 or visit www.northbendsp.com.

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Jun
8
7:30 PM19:30

Wings of Wonder from Three Rivers Avian Center

Live raptors and birds of prey are part of this impressive and educational program at 7:30 p.m. in the Lodge Conference Room.

Learn about habitats, diets and behaviors of several birds of prey including owls, hawks and eagles! This may be one of your only chances to see these fascinating birds up close and personal. Do  not miss it! For information on Three Rivers Avian Center, please explore their website at www.tracwv.org.

North Bend State Park may be reached by calling 304.643.2931 or visit www.northbendsp.com.

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Jun
1
8:30 PM20:30

Star Party

Enjoy a Star Party at North Bend State Park in the Lodge Conference Room and Back Deck with the New Era Astronomy Club.

There will be opportunities to view planets, celestial objects, the moon and stellar stars!

Large telescopes will be available for viewing from the new Era Astronomy Club, but you are welcome to bring your own.

Gain assistance from experienced club members on using your telescope and what accessories and features can make your experience even better!

Construct your own star chart and learn how to use it so you can map the sky.

This event is free and open to the public and all ages are welcome!

Contact North Bend State Park by calling 304.643.2931 or www.northbendsp.com

Contact the New Era Astronomy Club by calling Max Barker at 304.481.4752 or visit their Facebook page at: neweraastronomyclub.

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Jun
1
9:00 AM09:00

Pennsboro B & O Railroad Depot Museum

The Pennsboro B & O Railroad Depot will be open for tours the first, second and third Saturday in June, July and August.

The Depot, will be open from 9 a.m.-noon, is operated by the Ritchie County Historical Society.

The Depot sits along the North Bend Rail Trail in the City of Pennsboro, where the trail bisects WV Route 74.

The Old Stone House Museum, also operated by the Historical Society, is currently closed for repairs.

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May
31
8:30 PM20:30

Luminary Hike

Experience the North Bend Rail Trail lit by beautiful luminaries as you hike to Tunnel 13.

Local lore and history will be shared along the way as well as a ghost story and raffle at Tunnel 13.

Those planning to participate should meet at Shelter 3.

The hike will last approximately 1 1/2 hours and is 1.5 miles long.

This event is free and open to the public and all ages are welcome!

Sponsored by the North Bend Rail Trail Foundation.

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May
31
to Jun 2

Family Trails Weekend

North Bend State Park is hosting Family Trails Weekend in celebration of the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day the first Saturday in June each year. This year Family Trails Weekend is set for Friday, May 21 - Sunday, June 2.

Reservations may be made by calling 304.643.2931 or visit www.northbendsp.com.

The schedule of events is as follows:

Friday, May 31

  • 9 a.m. - Southern Railroad Trail Hike: Follow the old railroad grade, which snakes its way along the North Fork of the Hughes River while learning about local wildlife and plant species. This trail brings you right thorugh the “north bend” in the river, which is the namesake for the park! A smooth trail for hikers of all skill levels. Meet at the River Run Campground Check in Station.  (1 hour, 1 mile) 

  • 11:00am – Leave No Trace – Every activity that we do outside has the potential to leave some kind of impact behind after we’re through.  This can sometimes be a problem for the environment and wildlife.  Join in learning how to avoid some of these hazards when you are participating in whatever you love to do outside.  We will meet at the parking lot at Basecamp.  (1 hour)

  • 1:00pm – 3:00pm – Nature Center Open – Come inside to enjoy arts and crafts and a chance to meet some of our wildlife friends.  Take a look around and marvel at the mysteries of nature. 

  • 4:00pm – Orienteering – For centuries, compasses were used to find the right path.  Sailors, explorers, and adventurers all use them to point them back home.  If you want to learn how to use one too, come to this interesting program.   The next time you venture into the woods you can be sure to know how to get back to camp.  We will meet at the Nature Center.  (1 hour)

  • 6:00pm – Tracks and Scat – Who’s been here, who’s been there?  Find out by reading the clues our animal friends leave in the forest.  Discover all the signs that the critters of North Bend leave behind.  We will meet at the Nature Center.  (1 hour)

  • 8:30pm – Luminary Hike – Experience the trail lit by beautiful luminaries as you hike to Tunnel 13.  Local lore and history will be shared along the way along with a ghost story and raffle at Tunnel 13 on the North Bend Rail Trail.  Sponsored by the North Bend Rail Trail Foundation.  Meet at Shelter 3.  (1 – 1.5 hours, 1.5 miles)

    Saturday, June 1 ~ National Trails Day!

  • 9:00am – 12:00pm – Pennsboro Train Depot Open – The historic Pennsboro Train Depot will be open for public viewing to help celebrate National Trails Day!  A one-time busy hub of train activity, this landmark features a treasure trove of railroad and local history.  The Pennsboro Depot is located in downtown Pennsboro, alongside the North Bend Rail Trail.

  • 10:00am – 12:00pm – Nature Center Open – Come inside to enjoy arts and crafts and a chance to meet some of our wildlife friends.  Take a look around and marvel at the mysteries of nature.

  • 10:00am – 5:00pm – Cairo Bank Building Open – Ken Adams, North Bend Rail Trail Foundation, will be giving tours of the historic Cairo Bank Building.  He will be showcasing peroid office equipment and other artifacts from the past.  The Cairo Bank building is the Rail Trail Foundation headquarters and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Cairo Bank building is located along the North Bend Rail Trail in Cairo, WV.

  • 10:00am – 6:00pm – Cairo Days – Join in the fun and celebrate the downhome charm of Cairo, WV.  Throughout the day enjoy local vendors and activities for the whole family!  The center of town (Cairo, WV) is just a short 3-mile trip down the North Bend Rail Trail by bike or by foot.

  • 12:30pm – GPS and Geocaching – Learn the basics on how to use your GPS device for the newest way to treasure hunt, geocaching!  A limited number of GPS devices will be available for you to use as we search for some of North Bend State Park’s hidden caches.  Basic instruction and information is best for geocachers 12 and above.  We will meet at the Nature Center.  (1.5 hours)

  • 3:00pm – Fishing Derby – Bring your pole and we’ll supply the bait as you try your luck catching the Bluegill, Channel Catfish, and Bass that call the River Run Pond home.  Anglers up to 14 years old are welcome to participate in this catch and release derby.  We will meet at the pond by River Run Campground.  (1 hour)

  • 4:30pm – Creek Critters – Put on your water shoes and get ready to get wet as you dive into the small world of critters that inhabit our local creeks and streams.  Collect and observe crayfish, insect larva, and other aquatic invertebrates in this interactive program.  We will meet at the Nature Center.  (1 hour)

  • 6:30pm – Tunnel 13 Trail Hike – Experience the great outdoors with a spice of history mixed in. The trail is flat and easy to walk on, following an old railroad line leading to the North Bend Rail Trail and Tunnel 13.  Learn about railroad and local history along with plants and wildlife throughout the hike.  We will meet at the Nature Center.  (1 – 1.5 hours, 1.5 miles)

  • 8:30pm – 11:00pm – Star Party – The New Era Astronomy Club will be on site to showcase some of the visible stars, planets, and other celestial objects.  They will have several large telescopes to look through and will assist in observation.  Feel free to bring your own to use or for advice on techniques and sky watching tips.  Construct your own star chart so you can map the night sky anywhere!  Meet in the Douglass Conference Room at the Lodge.  (1.5 hours)

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May
25
9:00 AM09:00

Cairo & Grant District History Day

The Cairo & Grant District History Day is set for Saturday, May 25.

The event features the recording of oral histories, which will be submitted to the Library of Congress American Folklore Center to preserve memories of Cairo.

Doors for the event, organized by Mark Goudy and Dean Six, will open at 9 am with oral histories being recorded from 10 am-3 pm.

“If you can attend please send a note on Facebook expressing your desire to participate in some way,” said Dean Six.

The Facebook page is available by searching for “Cairo & Grant District History Day.”

“If you wish to be active in making this happen, and I’m not using the word committee or volunteer, please drop me a note at cairoglassbear@gmail.com,” Six added.

“Abandoned PKB” will be at the event to record oral histories.

A question and answer period will be made available prior to the event.

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May
25
8:00 AM08:00

15th annual Engines & Wheels Festival

Discover the history behind these fascinating machines and the men who worked with them. Local engine and wheels enthusiasts will be on hand displaying their knowledge of the equipment and the mechanisms that make it work.

Engines and Wheels show and live demonstrations, local craft vendors and show and outdoor grill concession provided by Cairo Climbers 4-H Club.

Admission and ll activities are free. All activities take place at the Jug Handle Day-Use Area, located by the dam.

For event information or to display Engines and Wheels call: Dave Wilson at 304.628.3587.

For vendors and lodging contact: North Bend State Park, 202 North Bend State Park Road, Cairo, WV 26337; 304.643.2931; www.northbendsp.com.

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May
16
11:00 AM11:00

Father's Day Buffet

North Bend State Park is hosting its Father’s Day Buffet for only $23.95.

Menu: Prime rib carving station, pecan crusted fish, fried chicken, multiple potatoes and vegetables, full salad bar, fresh baked bread, fabulous dessert station and beverage.

Reservations recommended and may be made by calling North Bend at 304.643.2931. Restaurant hours are 11 am- 6 pm.

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May
12
11:00 AM11:00

Mother's Day Buffet

North Bend State Park is hosting its Mother’s Day Buffet for only $23.95. Music provided by Staats & Vaughan with special guest Robert Shafer from noon-2 pm.

Menu: Prime rib carving station, chicken and dumplings, pecan crusted fish, port tenderloin, multiple vegetables and potatoes, full salad bar, fresh baked bread, fabulous dessert station and beverage.

Reservations recommended and may be made by calling North Bend at 304.643.2931. Restaurant hours are 11 am- 6 pm.

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May
11
11:00 AM11:00

Garden Party

Ellenboro Sleep Inn will host a Garden Party Saturday, May 11, at 11 am on the Back Patio (inside if rain).

Special Speaker: Tammy Adams & Pastor Peggy Shingleton “Inspirational Devotions” Additional inspiration and songs. Light refreshments will be served.

Reservations and prepayment of $10 per person is required.

The Sleep Inn hotel in Ellenboro is an uplifting, simply stylish sanctuary designed for a happy night’s rest. Some suites have whirlpools. Dream better at the Sleep Inn.

Questions, call 304.699.2919.

Check out the Ritchie County Visitor’s Center located in the Lobby.

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May
10
to May 11

25th annual Bluegrass Festival

Help us celebrate 25 years of Bluegrass at North Bend State Park! Take your family and friends and go out for a fun-filled weekend of pickin' and grinnin'. Bluegrass bands from throughout the wild and wonderful state of West Virginia, as well as from the surrounding region will be performing. Lose yourself in the rhythm of the music and traditional sounds of our Appalachian heritage.

The festival features two days of live bluegrass and craft vendors at the North Bend State Park amphitheatre. During the festival, shop the displays of local WV artisans and find a special souvenir to take home. Performing bands will also have merchandise for sale. Take home a CD of your favorite band.

Food vendors on site.

Performance schedule (subject to change)

Friday, May 10

6 pm The Moron Brothers

7 pm Once Blue

8 pm The Hillbilly Gypsies

9 pm Staats and Vaughn with guest Robert Schaffer

Saturday, May 11

1 pm The Moron Brothers

2 pm Nothin’ Fancy

3 pm Buck McCumbers and Company

4 pm Silas Powell and the Powell Family Band

5 pm The Sheppard Brothers

6 pm Northwest Territory

7 pm Staats and Vaughn with guest Robert Shaffer

8 pm The Hillbilly Gypsies

9 pm Nothin’ Fancy

Cost is $10 per person Friday, May 10, and $30 per person Saturday, May 11. Advance weekend tickets $35 per person prior to May 3.

Over the Moon Package: 2 people, 2 nights at the lodge and weekend Bluegrass Festival tickets for $275.

Under the Stars Package: 2 people, 2 nights RV camping with electric, and weekend Bluegrass Festival tickets for $145.

Call 304.643.2931 for cabin rates or visit www.northbendsp.com.

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Apr
24
11:30 AM11:30

Administrative Professional's Day Buffet

Enjoy Administrative Professional's Day by treating family, friends, coworkers or yourself to lunch at the Administrative Professional's Day Buffet at North Bend State Park.

Buffet includes: Baked Steak, Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Seasoned Green Beans, Tossed Salad Bar and Dessert for $11.95.

Reservations recommended.

Call 304.643.2931 or visit www.northbendsp.com.

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Apr
21
11:00 AM11:00

Easter Buffet & Egg Hunt at North Bend

Enjoy an Easter Buffet at North Bend State Park and then join in for an egg hunt on the grounds of North Bend State Park. This spring weekend provides fun and games for all ages.

Easter Buffet includes: Prime Rib Carving Station, Baked Ham, Turkey and Dressing, Pecan Crusted Fish, numerous vegetables and potatoes, full salad bar, North Bend's Fabulous Dessert Station and beverage for $23.95.

The buffet will be available from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. with the Easter Egg Hunt at 2 p.m. Restaurant hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Reservations recommended.

Call 304.643.2931 or visit www.northbendsp.com.

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Apr
20
2:00 PM14:00

Easter Egg Hunt

Harrisville Shop N Save Express will present their annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Eldon J. Haught Recreation Complex, commonly known as the ball fields next to the lake.

Fifteen prizes will be awarded per age group, which include ages up to 3 years old, ages 4-7 years old and ages 8-12 years old.

The Easter Bunny will be on site and available for pictures. There will also be a DJ, balloon artist, clown and concessions.

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Apr
20
8:00 AM08:00

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

The Ellenboro Sleep Inn will host a breakfast with the Easter Bunny Saturday, April 20, from 8-11 a.m. in the Dinning Room in the Lobby.

Cost is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children age 12 and under and includes breakfast buffet and picture.

Reservations required by calling 304.699.5919.

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Apr
13
9:00 AM09:00

Rail Trail Opening Day

The Pennsboro B & O Railroad Depot will be open for tours Saturday, April 13th, from 9 am - noon in celebration of the Rails-To-Trails Conservancy’s Opening Day for Trails.

The Depot sits along the North Bend Rail Trail in the City of Pennsboro, where the trail bisects WV Route 74.

The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy invites everyone from across the country to kick off the spring trail season on this, the nation’s 7th annual Opening Day for Trails!

Opening Day is the perfect way to grab your sneakers, your favorite ride and enjoy America’s spectacular trails system.

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Apr
13
8:30 AM08:30

Park and Lake Clean-up

Lend a hand and help clean-up your local state park and lake. All materials and supplies provided.

Participants will meet in the lower parking lot of the North Bend Lodge to get supplies and determine where to go. Depending on need, groups will focus on specific areas of the park.

If you wish to work on the lake, using your boat, meet at the Cokeley Recreation Area Boat Ramp for supplies and locations.

Volunteers will be provided lunch at 1 p.m. on the cleanup day.

Make sure to wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Those planning to participate may want to take snacks and a bottle of water with them.

Rain or shine! If you show, they will go!

Call 304.643.2931 to register and ask for Ken, Steve or Kathy.

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Apr
7
12:00 PM12:00

Fluid Drive Band

North Bend State Park presents Fluid Drive Sunday, April ??, from noon- 2 pm in the Lodge Lobby.

Fluid Drive is a three-member band, which plays rock, blues and ballads.

This Parkersburg group is made up of Rich Weigand, Michael Moses and Joe Bello.

The performance is free to the public.

Call 304.643.2931 or visit www.northbendsp.com.

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Apr
6
to Apr 7

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

Everyone loves a good murder mystery, especially when you get to participate. “Reunited For Murder” is slated for Saturday, April 6, at 8 pm. at North Bend State Park. Two dinners are set, the first for 6 pm and the second to follow at 7 pm.

Each package includes a full dinner buffet featuring a prime rib carving station, several entrees, salad bar and plenty of sides. Enjoy the decadent dessert bar after the performance. Begin your morning with a full and hot breakfast buffet, all included in your package price.

Two overnight packages are available, the first is $131.48 for one person with one nights lodging, dinner, play, dessert bar and breakfast included. The second for $185 covers two people with one nights lodging, dinner, play, dessert bar and breakfast.

Dinner and play packages cost $100 per couple and $50 per individual.

“Reunited For Murder,” written by Karen Vuranch and performed by her Concord University theatre class, sets the stage for the last graduating class from Pole Creek High School, home of the Polecats. The class is celebrating it’s 10-year reunion. But since the school was a small and rural country school, this reunion is open to everyone who ever was associated with Pole Creek High.

The reunion will feature a special guest speaker, former English teacher, Miss Irma Prunesky, who will be honored with the award of “The Teacher Who Stayed Alive the Longest.” She was a tough teacher, who continues to find fault with everyone she encounters, earning the nickname “Ol’ Pruneface,” a name bestowed upon her by her former students.

However, this reunion does not have a happy ending, as someone is not making the grade and murder is on the agenda. Join us to solve the mystery, while showing your school spirit by wearing Pole Creek High School colors: red, black and white and chanting that memorable football cheer… “I stink, you stink, we are the Polecats!”

Reservations may be made by calling 304.643.2931 or visit www.northbendsp.com.

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Apr
6
to Apr 11

WV Gold Rush at North Bend State Park Lake

WV Gold Rush is returning to North Bend State Park with stocking Saturday, April 6. West Virginia State Parks says the West Virginia’s golden rainbow trout has lured anglers to the Mountain State with hopes of finding gold in these hills and here’s the chance to find gold at North Bend!

Unlike regular trout stockings, which include a mixture of golden rainbow and regular rainbow trout, this stocking will include only golden rainbow trout, making this a truly special fishing experience you don’t want to miss.

Imagine seeing a pristine fishing stream rushing with gold channels, shimmering like the sun. That’s what you and your family can expect to see during Gold Rush week when thousands of golden rainbow trout are released on Saturday, April 6.

Several golden rainbow trout with a yellow tag also will be released. If you catch one, the tag can be redeemed for an exclusive West Virginia Gold Rush t-shirt. Instructions for getting the free shirt are available on the Gold Rush website .

Start planning your trip today and don’t forget to bring the kids. Catching their first fish is exciting, but catching a golden rainbow as their first fish — well, that’s unforgettable.

Remember, all anglers age 15 and older need to have a West Virginia fishing license with a current trout stamp and a valid form of identification while fishing. If you don’t have one, you can buy one online at wvfish.com.

North Bend State Park offers overnight accommodations and will have special programs during this event. Ellenboro Sleep Inn and Log House Homestead also offer overnight accommodations. See the “Lodging” tab above for additional information.

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