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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Dec
15
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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Nov
10
to Nov 11

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

“Silent Night, Deadly Night” performed by Murder and Merriment, a leader in the murder mystery genre. This professional group of actors will keep you guessing and entertained throughout their performance. As a participant you will receive a clue booklet and dossier of possible suspects to help you solve the murder and bring your suspect to justice! (murderandmerriment.com)

Eight guests are staying at a luxury ski resort when a blizzard hits and an avalanche closes down the only road leading down the mountain. The power goes out and when lights are restored, it is discovered the resort owner is found stabbed to death. It’s a night of terror.

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.

The North Bend Restaurant will be featuring its famous Prime Rib buffet, including a carving station and several entrees, assorted sides and decadent dessert table after the performance in the lobby. The next morning, enjoy a full, hot breakfast buffet with all your favorites. Seating for the first dinner will begin at 6 p.m. and seating for the second dinner will begin at 7 p.m. The murder mystery will begin at 8 p.m.

Choose from three packages:

Just a Flesh Wound, dinner and play only - $120 per couple / $60 per individual

Intensive Care, one night lodging, dinner, play, dessert bar and breakfast for one - $133.64

6 Feet Under, one night lodging, dinner, play, dessert bar and breakfast for two - $190.00

All reservations must be made in advance to ensure availability. Packages must be paid in full upon reservation. 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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Oct
31
to Nov 4

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
21
to Oct 26

Quilter's Getaway

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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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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Oct
13
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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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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Sep
1
8:30 PM20:30

Star Party

North Bend State Park is hosting a Star Party in it’s Lodge Conference Room and on the Back Deck.

Opportunities to view Venus, Jupiter, 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!

Light refreshments and glow bracelets!

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

For more information contact them at: North Bend State Park 304.643.2931 x314, Instagram: northbendstate park, Facebook: northbendstateparkfoundation; or New Era Astronomy Club, Max Barker, 304.481.4752, Facebook: neweraastronomyclub.

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Aug
11
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
10
7:00 PM19:00

Renowned Storyteller Bil Lepp

Listen as Bil spins his yans for you and figure out for yourself what is truck and what is fiction. Sidesplitting fun and hilarious stories are fun and entertaining for the whole family!

Lepp has several records and books detailing his hysterical and insightful tales. Check out his merchandise and bookings at www.leppstorytelling.com. Lepp will perform Friday evening at the Amphitheatre.

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
6
to Aug 11

Ritchie County Fair & Expo

  • Ritchie County 4-H Grounds (map)
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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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Aug
3
7:00 PM19:00

History Alive presents Mark Twain

Doug Riley portrays Mark Twain, as one of America's most celebrated author and humorist. He is best known for novels "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" but his work includes nonfiction, magazine articles and commentaries that provide insight into the American story.

Mark Twain was the pen name of Samuel Clemens. Riley will perform Friday evening at the Amphitheatre.

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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Jul
13
to Jul 14

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 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lodge Conference Room discussing the geology of West Virginia, followed by a hike on the Overlook Trail on Saturday morning to view the rock formations of North Bend. Meet at the Nature Center for the hike at 10 a.m. Saturday.

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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Jun
30
7:00 PM19:00

Musician Tom Roddey

Tom Roddey has a captivating vocal presence and has been impressing audiences now for over 20 years. Roddey will perform Saturday evening at the Amphitheatre.

His style is true to the original 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 1-800-CALL-WVA and ask for North Bend or visit www.northbendsp.com.

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Jun
3
2:00 PM14:00

The 1950 Flood: The Night Hell Rained on Almost Heaven

Local resident seniors remember the year 1950 for two extreme natural disasters. The first was the great flood which happened on Junen 24th and the second was the great blizzard which assaulted both Doddridge and Ritchie counties in November of the same year.

The flood of 1950 impacted eight counties throughout West Virginia. Those counties were: Braxton, Doddridge, Gilmer, Lewis, Ritchie, Tyler, Upshur and Wetzel.

Patricia Harris, President of the Doddridge County Historical Society, and David Scott, President of the Ritchie County Historical Society, will provide a photographic PowerPoint presentation detailing the horrific nightmare of the 1950 Flood and how it devastated the area, especially Doddridge and Ritchie counties.

This event is free to the public. North Bend may be contacted 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
1
8:30 PM20:30

Luminary Hike

Experience North Bend Rail Trail lit by beautiful luminaries during the 2018 Luminary Hike as you make your way to Tunnel 13.

Local lore and history will be shared along the way, along with a ghost story and a free raffle at Tunnel 13.

Meet at Shelter Number Three at North Bend State Park. The hike is 1.5 miles and will last approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

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Jun
1
to Jun 3

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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May
13
11:00 AM11:00

Mother's Day Buffet with Music

Treat Mom on her special day by taking her to the Mother's Day Buffet at North Bend State Park. Music provided by Staats & Vaughan with special guest Robert Shafer from Noon - 2 p.m.

Buffet includes: Prime Rib Carving Station, Pork Tenderloin, Friend Chicken, Pecan Crusted Fish, Multiple Vegetable and Potatoes, Full Salad Bar, Fresh Baked Bread, Fabulous Dessert Station and Beverage.

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
11
to May 12

24th 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
5
8:00 AM08:00

14th 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 or Fred Steed at 304.483.1650.

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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Apr
25
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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Apr
14
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 and a choice of t-shirt or water bottle.

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 to take 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
7
6:00 PM18:00

The Jack Tales Appalachian Stories and Music, a Dinner Theatre

Appalachian stories and music are at the heart of The Jack Tales, with music by Colleen Anderson and director, Karen Vuranch. The first dinner is served a 6 p.m. and the second dinner at 7 p.m. The play follows both dinners at 8 p.m. at the North Bend Restaurant.

The Jack Tales are traditional mountain stories brought to Appalachia from the Old World. There are hundreds of old stories where "Jack" is the hero. This play brings five of those stories to life.

These stories are comical and provide lots of opportunities for silliness and creativity. At the same time, they rejoice in the uniqueness of Appalachian culture.

Two overnight packages are available: one person, one night lodging, dinner, play, dessert bar and breakfast for $130.32 or two people, one night lodging, dinner, play, dessert bar and breakfast for $180.00.

Dinner and play packages include a couple for $100.00  or individual for $50.00

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
1
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. - 6 p.m. with the Easter Egg Hunt at 2 p.m.

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

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Mar
18
to Mar 23

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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Mar
16
to Mar 18

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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Feb
18
to Feb 23

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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