Feb
28
6:30 PM18:30

Apiary Management Goals

What type of beekeeping operation do you want to have? Honey Production, Queen Production, Bee Production, Pollination, or other?

The answer to that question will determine what type of management you need to conduct in your apiary.

While several goals may be accomplished simultaneously, others conflict and will most likely lead to failure one way or the other. We will discuss management aspects for each.

Join Janet Clayton who is a WV State Master Beekeeper with 28 years of experience keeping bees in WV and a member of the Barbour County Beekeepers Association.  Janet currently has 15 hives but has had as many as 80.

Sponsored by North Bend State Park, which may be reached by calling 304.643.2931 or 1-800-CALL-WVA and ask for North Bend or visit www.northbendsp.com.

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Mar
15
to Mar 17

Women's Getaway Weekend

A weekend full of activities designed with women in mind. Programs include haircuts, massages, facials, kitchen tips, arts and crafts, and much more.

Reservations may be made by calling 304.643.2931 or 1-800-CALL-WVA and ask for North Bend or visit www.northbendsp.com.

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Mar
17
to Mar 22

Quilter's Spring Retreat

Designed for those quilters who could not attend in February or want to come back, this retreat will be similar. The calm, peaceful setting of the North Bend Lodge provides the perfect atmosphere for quilting.

Reservations may be made by calling 304.643.2931 or 1-800-CALL-WVA and ask for North Bend 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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Apr
6
to Apr 7

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

Everyone loves a good murder mystery, especially when you get to participate.

Piece together the clues to solve the crime and figure out who dun’ it.

Reservations may be made by calling 304.643.2931 or 1-800-CALL-WVA and ask for North Bend or visit www.northbendsp.com.

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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.

Call 304.643.2931 or 1-800-CALL-WVA and ask for North Bend 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 1-800-CALL-WVA and ask for North Bend 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 1-800-CALL-WVA and ask for North Bend or visit www.northbendsp.com.

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May
1
to Oct 27

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 or 1-800-CALL-WVA and ask for North Bend reservations and information or visit www.northbendsp.com or www.blennerhassettislandstatepark.com

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May
10
to May 11

25th annual Bluegrass Festival

Join us for a musical weekend of pickin' and grinnin'. The festival features two days of live bluegrass and craft vendors at the North Bend State Park amphitheatre.

Call 304.643.2931 or 1-800-CALL-WVA and ask for North Bend or visit www.northbendsp.com.

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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; 1.800.CALL.WVA; www.northbendsp.com.

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May
31
to Jun 2

Family Trails Weekend

Celebrate National Trails Day by hiking on one of the many unique trails in North Bend State Park. Guided hikes will be provided or you could make your own route.

Reservations may be made by calling 304.643.2931 or 1-800-CALL-WVA and ask for North Bend 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 1-800-CALL-WVA and ask for North Bend or visit www.northbendsp.com.

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Aug
5
to Aug 10

Ritchie County Fair & Expo

  • Ritchie County 4-H Grounds (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come out to the 2018 Ritchie County Fair & Exposition Monday-Saturday, August 6-11, at the Ritchie County 4-H Grounds, Harrisville. Showcasing entertainment such as SteelTown Cowboy Thursday night, Sour Mash String Band Friday night and Jake Binegar Saturday night on the Main Stage. 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

 

Fair Schedule of Events

 

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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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.

North Bend State Park may be reached by calling 304.643.2931 or 1-800-CALL-WVA and ask for North Bend 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 1-800-CALL-WVA and ask for North Bend 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 1-800-CALL-WVA and ask for North Bend 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 1-800-CALL-WVA and ask for North Bend or visit www.northbendsp.com.

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Nov
9
to Nov 10

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

Everyone loves a good murder mystery, especially when you get to participate.

Piece together the clues to solve the crime and figure out who dun’ it.

Reservations may be made by calling 304.643.2931 or 1-833.WV.PARKS and ask for North Bend or visit www.northbendsp.com.

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Dec
14
10:00 AM10:00

Breakfast with Santa

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be stopping at North Bend State Park for breakfast on their way to the North Pole. Check in with the jolly old elf and have your picture taken.

Call 304.643.2931 or 1-800-CALL-WVA and ask for North Bend or visit www.northbendsp.com.

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Dec
31
to Jan 1

New Year's Eve Party

Ring in the New Year at North Bend State Park. Enjoy an evening of live music, delicious food and celebration.

Reservations may be made by calling 304.643.2931 or 1-800-CALL-WVA and ask for North Bend or visit www.northbendsp.com.

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Feb
17
to Feb 22

Quilter's Retreat

Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of North Bend while working on some put off quilting projects. Spend your days quilting and your nights relaxing in the Lodge lobby.

Reservations may be made by calling 304.643.2931 or 1-800-CALL-WVA and ask for North Bend or visit www.northbendsp.com.

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Feb
15
to Feb 17

Valentines Weekend Package

You can do better than roses this year! With our Valentines Weekend Package, we have done the work for you:

  • Overnight Accommodations for One / Two Nights.

  • Dinner Included Each Night Stayed.

  • Breakfast in Bed.

  • Bottle of Sparkling Cider & a Rose

  • Chocolates & a Gift Bag

  • 1PM Late Check Out

    Be Mine Package - One Night
    Standard King - $155
    Jacuzzi Suite - $175

    I Love You Package - Two Nights
    Standard King - $300
    Jacuzzi Suite - $340

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Feb
14
5:00 PM17:00

Romantic Dinner for Two

Enjoy a romantic dinner for two at the North Bend State Park Dining Room.

Choose from Prime Rib grilled to order or Lemon Trout. All meals served with Chef's Potato, Chef's Vegetable, Tossed Salad, Sweetheart Dessert, Fresh Baked Bread and Beverage.

Cost is $49.95 per couple. Ask about their over night package February 14 and their Sweetheart Getaway, Feb. 9.

Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling 304.643.2931 or 1-800-CALL-WVA and ask for North Bend or visit www.northbendsp.com.

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Feb
9
to Feb 10

Sweetheart's Getaway

Take someone special for a fun and relaxing Valentine's getaway. A romantic dinner, sweetheart dance and breakfast are included in this special event.

Reservations may be made by calling 304.643.2931 or 1-800-CALL-WVA and ask for North Bend or visit www.northbendsp.com.

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Jan
18
to Jan 20

Winter Wonder Weekend

Experience a weekend filled with activities for all ages. There will be hikes, games, contests, arts and crafts and much more.

Reservations may be made by calling 304.643.2931 or 1-800-CALL-WVA and ask for North Bend or visit www.northbendsp.com.

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Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

Halloween Fun Run / Walk

Dress up in your best costume and celebrate Halloween with a 5K run or walk. A fun, family, friendly event open to all skill levels. Prizes awarded for finishers and for best costumes.

Reservations may be made by calling 304.643.2931 or 1-800-CALL-WVA and ask for North Bend or visit www.northbendsp.com.

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Sep
14
to Sep 16

CANCELED DUE TO RAIN/ FLOODING - Parkersburg Paddlefest

The fifth annual Parkersburg Paddlefest kicks off with free glow paddle on the Little Kanawha River Friday night, Sept. 14, at 8 pm (sponsored by CareSource.)

Saturday morning, Sept. 15 will see the Parkersburg Paddlefest 2018 begin at 8 am and continue until 2 pm, on the Ohio River. Commercial barge traffic will be restricted during this time period.

The Downtown Throwdown BBQ & Brewfest is set for Saturday evening, Sept. 15, from 6-10 pm at Bicenntennial Park. The Brewfest includes craft brew, BBQ and entertainment. (www.downtownpkb.com)

A FREE parting paddle will be available Sunday, Sept. 16, at 11 am at North Bend State Park Lake. North Bend may be reached by calling 304.643.2931 or 1-800-CALL-WVA and ask for North Bend or visit www.northbendsp.com.

The Parkersburg Paddlefest is hosted by the Greater Parkersburg Convention & Visitor's Bureau. To register, visit www.ParkersburgPaddlefest.com or call 800.752.4982.  #PKBPADDLEFEST

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