Memorial Day Weekend and The Start of Summer

Summer officially kicks off May 25 with Memorial Day Weekend.  The entire weekend is packed full of events and energy. Friday evening gets underway with Canaan Valley Resorts Mountainside Music Series from 6pm to 9 pm.  The natural amphitheater at Bear Paw lodge makes for an ideal setting along with scenic chairlift rides all evening long.

For fans of horsepower and racing, the annual Challenge in the Hills mud drag races in Parsons, WV is open to spectate or participate in.  The races are on Saturday and Sunday so there is plenty of time to fit this fun event into the weekends busy schedule.

Art Spring Festival also begins Friday with activities and artistic showcases across the entire county.  Creativity has no bounds during Art Spring, there is something for everyone from Parsons to Canaan Valley and everywhere in between.

Canaan Mountain Bike Festival  June 13-16

Mountain bikers have been coming to the Canaan Mountain Bike Festival in mid-June for the past 16 years to participate in the best Davis, WV has to offer.   The festival is not only fun, but also serves as a fundraiser supporting local trail improvements, racing, and Davis’s International Mountain Bike Association chapter.

Take advantage of group rides across 100’s of miles of single track-trail, professional skills clinics for all abilities, fundraiser party and the famous trials competition put on by the Blackwater Bicycle Association.  For 2024, gravel bikes have been included in the guided group rides on Saturday.

For more June events, including the first Appalachian Fly Fishing Festival and Canaan Valley Trail Run, visit the Tucker County event page.

Growing Agritourism

Laurel River Club is an award winning, working educational farm located along the Dry and Laurel Fork Rivers in Jenningston, WV. Do not be mistaken by the “club” name, LRC is open to all, offerings include their quintessential farmhouse bed and breakfast or reserve a night under the stars glamping.

The thing that makes Laurel River Club unique is their access to experiences provided by the WV School of Traditional Skills on site. A favorite is the birds of prey class, where professionals educated and demonstrate the art of falconry. The LRC farm is also always growing what is in season, so there is never a dull moment or chance to get your hands dirty.