The Italian Fest may be in the rear-view mirror but achievement you’re athirst because Huntington and its surrounding areas has a abounding bowl of backward summer and aboriginal abatement aliment fests advancing our way. Here’s a attending at a few acceptance aliment festivals about the region.
Heat ‘n’ The Hills
Lincoln Primary Care Center and Southern West Virginia Health Arrangement are teaming up for the ceremony Heat’n the Hills Health Fair and set to run 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Lincoln Primary Care Center Inc., 7400 Lynn Ave., Hamlin, the chili fest includes categories of Hot and Spicy, Candied and Mild, Corporate, School, Blaze Department and LPCC/SWVHS Employees.
Chili samples and concessions alpha at 4 p.m. at the fest which additionally appearance a cruise-in, a block walk, costumed superheroes and country brilliant Mark Wills at 8 p.m. Lincoln County’s own The Bandwagon opens the black at 6 p.m. Fireworks pop off at 10 p.m. Go online at www.heatnthehills.com.
Hurricane Cupcake Festival
The fifth ceremony Cupcake Ceremony is set to run Saturday, Aug. 25 at Valley Esplanade in Hurricane.
The day bliss off with a candied Cupcake Chase 5K Run/Walk. Runners and walkers can opt to adorn a cupcake forth the advance to accompany it aback to be advised for best busy at the accomplishment line. Added capacity can be activate on tristateracer.com.
The ceremony itself runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with added than 70 aliment and ability vendors and of course, cupcake vendors. Accident gain account bounded kids through the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
For association absent to broil it off, there’s an Amateur Cupcake antagonism for those bakers that appetite to appearance off their baking skills. A cast new accession to this year is the Junior Division for ages 8-17.
Don’t balloon to accommodate your bristling accompany in the Cute As A Cupcake Pet Photo contest. Go online at www.wvcupcakefestival.com or alarm 304-389-8941 if you accept any questions.
The West Virginia
Arguably the Mountain State’s sweetest festival, it’s the 36th ceremony West Virginia Honey Ceremony that takes abode from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25-26 in Parkersburg at City Park.
Organized by the Wood County Recreation Commission, the Honey Ceremony appearance lots of honey-related aliment items, as able-bodied as entertainment, crafters and of course, connected apprenticeship about honey and the honey bee including beekeeping demonstrations.
The amount is $2 and $1 for kids. Children 6 and beneath get in free.
WV Italian Heritage Festival
Celebrating its 40th year on Friday-Sunday, Aug. 31-Sept. 2, in Clarksburg. Adore chargeless banderole entertainment, a children’s breadth with ball and games, accurate Italian food, bounded and all-embracing performers, cultural challenge throughout the weekend, a admirable affection array and an alfresco mass.
Some of the headliners this year are Jo Dee Messina, Mickey Dolenz, Stayin’ Alive (Bee Gees tribute) and abiding favorites Amici. Go online at http://wvihf.com/ for added info.
Wild Edibles Weekend
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Parks and Recreation will host a Agrarian Comestible Weekend Appointment at Shawnee State Esplanade and Abode the weekend of Sept. 7-9. Allotment is bound to 80 participants.
Join agrarian comestible experts for an excitably comestible weekend of hiking, agronomics and cooking. This year’s accident appearance keynote apostle Dr. Sunshine Brosi on Friday night, with guided programs and acreage trips on Saturday, Sept 8.
On Saturday evening, participants will adore an earth-to-table meal on the Ohio River.The allotment fee is $25 for participants beneath 16 and $50 for anyone 17 and up.
Participants are acceptable to affected at the park, book a allowance at the abode or drive to the appointment ceremony day. For added advice or to annals for the event, alarm 740-858-6652 or see the abounding affairs agenda at http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/portals/parks/pdfs/things_to_do/calendar/ShawneeWEW.pdf.
Gallia County BBQ Festival
Starting at apex an active until 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 at Gallipolis City Park, 334 2nd Ave., Gallipolis, Ohio. Adore BBQ by a ambit of vendors as able-bodied as alive music. This accident is by Gallia County Convention & Visitors Bureau. For added advice amuse appointment the website at www.visitgallia.com, Facebook folio (Gallia County Convention & Visitors Bureau) or alarm 740-446-6882.
Chilifest – The West Virginia State Chili Championship
Samples are set to bonfire Saturday, Sept. 15, in Huntington forth 3rd Avenue and Pullman Square. The 35th ceremony West Virginia State Chili Championship is accustomed by the All-embracing Chili Society. ChiliFest is a alms cook-off accident benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Tri-State. All chili sample tickets are $1 ceremony or six for $5.
Since its ancestry at Ritter Esplanade in 1983, the accident has developed to added than 20,000 bodies jamming into Pullman Square in chase of their admired cup of chili.
Winners will accept a allotment by Blenko Glass and a acceptance to baker in the World’s Championship Chili Cookoff in St. Louis on Sept. 2830 for a $20,000 Aboriginal Abode prize.
Go to www.chilicookoff.com for added advice including the new class Home-Style Chili and http://www.chilifestwv.com/ for added advice on Huntington’s ChiliFest which has aloft added than $488,000 for the Ronald McDonald House in Huntington.
Wild Foods Weekend
North Bend State Park’s Attributes Wonder Weekend, North America’s arch and longest-running agrarian foods event, will bless its 51st ceremony accident Sept. 21-23. The affair of this year’s accident is “Forage and Feast.”
Wild-food foragers from beyond the country appear the Attributes Wonder Weekend every year. This year’s keynote apostle will be Doug Elliott, naturalist, herbalist, cheat and columnist from Abutment Mills, North Carolina. Added bedfellow speakers will accommodate Mike Krebill, agrarian foods columnist and abecedary from Keokuk, Iowa, and Sam England, arch of West Virginia State Parks.
Events activate Friday black and achieve Sunday morning. There are appointed speakers, presentations, attributes walks, the event’s first-ever bike backpack and accumulating and alertness of agrarian foods.
Activities accommodate a esplanade tour, agrarian aliment identification instruction, the Hazel Wood Commemorative Agrarian Aliment Affable Challenge and the Bill Faust Agrarian Block Contest. The Agrarian Alcohol Challenge champ is awarded the honorary Maxine Scarbro Friendship Cup.
To register, acquaintance Wendy Greene by calling 304-558-2754 or accelerate an email to [email protected] A allotment anatomy is accessible at and brief abode catch advice is accessible at wvstateparks.com/event/nature-wonder-weekend-north-bend/.
The Tri-State destination German-Appalachian gastropub, Bahnhof WVrsthaus & Biergarten, 745 7th Ave., will be hosting alive music, aliment specials at the Biergarten during acceptable Oktoberfest division in backward September including alive polka on Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sept. 29. Acquisition Bahnhof on Facebook or Twitter @BAHNHOFWV.
The 36th ceremony Greek Ceremony is set for Friday-Sunday, Sept. 28-30, on Huntington’s Southside adjacency at the celebrated St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 701 11th Ave., Huntington.
The ceremony will activate at 11 a.m. and run until 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Showcasing the ceremony will be Greek foods and desserts, music, dancing, a Greek allowance boutique and tours of the celebrated church. Appointment www.stgeorgehwv.org/festival/.
Enjoy a bang supper
at the Mine Wars Museum
On Saturday, Sept. 22, the West Virginia Mine Wars Building welcomes the accessible to appear the Blair Mountain Bang Supper, a ceremony of the assorted foodways of atramentous camps in the Mine Wars era.
The Supper begins at 4:30 p.m. at United Mine Workers of America Bounded 1440’s abutment anteroom on Mate Street in Matewan, West Virginia. Attendees will adore West Virginia pinto beans, cast-iron blah bread, a pig roast, and sample dishes from African-American, Hungarian, Italian and Lebanese communities.
The West Virginia Aliment and Acreage Coalition, a statewide non-profit whose mission is to body the bounded aliment and agronomics arrangement in an candid way, is accommodating with the Mine Wars Building to accommodate access and abutment for locally developed ingredients, as a allotment of the Hatfield-McCoy Heritage Foods Dinner Series.
In accession to the meal, the accident appearance a raffle, a adventure accumulating area, and a Redneck Army photo booth. The building will additionally present its aboriginal ceremony Red Bandanna Awards for modern-day organizing, borough engagement, and celebrated preservation.
Tickets are $20 and are accessible through the museum’s website, wvminewars.com. Gain from the Bang Supper will advice armamentarium a alternation of planning affairs arch up to the 100th ceremony of the Action of Blair Mountain, a five-day action that was the acme of two decades of activity and civilian rights conflicts in the coalfields.
For tickets or added information, appointment wvminewars.org or alarm lath affiliate Lou Martin at 724-255-0223.
Set for 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, in Charleston’s West Side, it’s the 11th ceremony OktoberWest with added than 100 ability brews, and several bound Octoberfest and German varieties, accept to three absurd bands at this year’s ceremony including Lucky Chops, and Rev Peyton’s Big Damn Band.
There’s additionally alembic captivation and best acceptable dress contests. Added this year is the new keg rolling contest.
Admission is $35 accepted admission, $20 for non-drinkers and $10 for kids 12 and under. Tickets access by $5 at the gate.
Go online at https://www.cwvmainstreets.org/ for added info.
The West Virginia
Set for Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 4-7 at Milton’s West Virginia Attic Park, the West Virginia Attic Ceremony appearance all things attic from baking and affable contests to attic aliment booths. Of course, there’s the behemothic attic bargain to accession money for scholarships.
Held back 1986, the West Virginia Attic Festival, which has angry into one of the state’s better fests with added than 50,000 bodies travelling to Milton.
There’s additionally one of the better arts and crafts selections in the amphitheatre with added than 100 ability vendors as able-bodied as aliment and business vendors.
There’s set to be a advanced array of demonstrations as breadth adept craftsmen allotment demonstrations such as blacksmithing, ceramics making, adornment and woodworking and lots of old-time demonstrations like sorghum making.
Hours will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Acceptance is $8 Thursday and Friday and $10 on Saturday and Sunday. Children 5 and beneath are free. There’s a accumulation rate, as well. Parking is free.
Call 304-743-8774 for added advice or appointment wvpumpkinpark.com.
The SMG managed2018 Addition Fling is set for apex to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. Football tailgate admirers will acquisition two important aliment accumulation as craven wings and beer are set to calefaction up Big Sandy Superstore Arena.
The 2018 Addition Fling sponsored in allotment by Huntington Bank, Republic Services, Sprint and media sponsors Kindred Communications, WOWK and The Herald-Dispatch.
The accident will affection all-you-can-eat wings with appropriate sauces and dry rubs from a who’s who of Tri-State breadth restaurants including Roosters, SAVOR Big Sandy and Texas Roadhouse.
The accident includes a “King of the Wings” addition bistro challenge sponsored by Roosters. A Action for Bragging Rights, the fan admired challenge in which the restaurant crowned fan favorite.
Tickets are $20 for all-you-can-eat wings. VIP tickets are $30, which includes two alcohol vouchers, acceptable for both beer and bendable drinks and VIP acceptance holders are set for 30 account aboriginal access with appropriate basement central the arena.
If you are absorbed in your restaurant acceptable a participant, acquaintance Jennifer Sturgeon at 304-696-5563 or [email protected]
The Cast Iron Cook-Off
Get your cast-iron in the blaze and the grease melting for the eighth ceremony Cast-Iron Cook-Off as allotment of the Way Aback Weekend alternation at Heritage Acreage Building and Village.
This year’s accident is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the village, 3300 Harvey Road, Huntington, as allotment of the Abatement Fest which additionally appearance the Mountain Games. Abatement Fest appearance wagon rides, cider, and abatement acreage family-friendly fun.
Teams are signing up now for the antagonism which emphasizes Appalachian cuisine. The borderline is Sept. 26 but aggregation slots will ample up faster. Winners, called by a console of judges, will accept $300, additional place, $200 and third place, $100. The accessible will accept the almsman of the People’s Choice Award, with a award-winning of $100.
Go online at https://mountaingames.chhfoundation.org/cast-iron-cook-off-2/ to annals and appointment www.heritagefarmmuseum.com for added advice on the fest and added Heritage Acreage events.
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