UPDATES from Huntington Convention & Visitors Bureau  *Please contact us with any updates you have or discrepancies you see.

Huntington Area CVB  – info@visithuntingtonwv.org
Our mailing address is: Huntington Area CVB, 210 11th St, Huntington, WV 25701-1501

#htownwv #myhuntington #supportlocal
*Please contact us with any updates you have or discrepancies you see.



Huntington Area Events and Resources – October 8, 2020

 

Camden Park’s Annual Halloween Spooktacular 

Every Friday and Saturday evening in October, beginning at 6:30pm! Over a dozen rides and attractions including the Haunted House, Walk Thru Maze and Haunted Train Ride! Purchase tickets at the Gate or online at camdenpark.com

 

Census 2020 at the CVB
The 2020 Census can make a real impact for small towns and rural communities, from schools, to health care, to emergency management and more. Census response representatives will set up a mobile questionnaire assistance station in front of the Huntington Area CVB on Saturday, October 10 from 10 to 2pm. Come on down and get counted or take the 2020 Census now. 2020census.gov

Marshall Announces Complete Virtual Homecoming Schedule
Homecoming 2020 will take place as scheduled during the week of October 19-24 culminating with the Thundering Herd taking on the FAU Owls in the annual Homecoming game.

This year’s Homecoming will look a little different than what you are used to. We are pleased to present “Herd @ Home,” an all-virtual, completely online Homecoming experience. While we are disappointed that we will not be able to meet in-person this year, we are excited to bring you a fresh new take on Homecoming with a week of activities for you to participate.

From games to webinars, interviews with campus leaders, tours of new and historic venues, virtual events such as a 5K and parade, we plan to bring you the best virtual content to make your time away from campus enjoyable.

So join us October 19-24 for “Herd @ Home.” You can check out the major events below along with links to register or participate that week, or visit www.herdalum.com for the complete schedule.

Carter Seaton Book Launch
On Saturday, October 10 from noon until 3pm, Carter Taylor Seaton will hold an outside dual book launch and signing at Pullman Square. The event will closely follow COVID-19 guidelines with masks required, hand sanitizer available, and social distancing observed.

Her novel, The Other Morgans, follows AJ Porter as she is suddenly challenged to make a life-altering decision by the terms of an unexpected inheritance. We Were Legends In Our Own Minds, co-written with her husband, Richard Cobb, is a memoir in essays detailing his twenty-five-year career managing civic arenas where all the rock acts of the 1970s and 80s came to perform. It’s a true backstage pass to the rock and roll era.

For more information contact Carter Seaton at carterseaton@comcast.net.

5th Annual Farm to Table Dinner
The Wild Ramp will tailor this year’s Annual Farm to Table Dinner to create a safe and socially distanced fundraiser. In lieu of the global pandemic, The Wild Ramp’s Harvest Kitchen will be offering a To Go menu that will highlight their farmers and producers. The event will take place at 555 14th Street West in Huntington, WV 25704 on Saturday, October 10th, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM and feature a seasonal and locally sourced menu.

The Wild Ramp is proud to bring the Farm to Table Dinner Fundraiser to Huntington, WV for the fifth year in a row. The Farm to Table Dinner Menu will be to go only to encourage social distancing and to keep staff and customers safe from COVID-19. Orders can be made up to 48 hours in advance for cold takeout. Hot to go orders will be taken the day of the event. The event will last from 8:00AM – 3:00 PM or while supplies last.

The menu will feature cider roast pork with an apple thyme reduction, local winter squash salad with a maple vinaigrette, an apple and turnip slaw, and a wild ramp cornbread made with locally harvested ramps from the spring. The vegetarian option will be a mushroom lasagna. The vegan option will be a butternut squash soup with roasted pumpkin seeds and apple slaw. Desserts and hot beverages will also be available for purchase.

GHPRD Drive-In MoviesIt’s time to get spooky with your friends at Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District! We are excited to bring some Halloween fun to the Altizer Park Drive-In for guests young and old!

The Wild Ramp is a non-profit indoor farmer’s market located in Old Central City. The Wild Ramp works with over 100 different local artisans, farmers and producers located within 250 miles of their market. The Harvest Kitchen is a program of the Wild Ramp. The Wild Ramp is open year round Monday-Friday 9-6 and Saturday 8-5. For more information, please visit Instagram and Facebook, or call the market at (304) 523-7267.

Join us on Friday, October 9, 2020, at the Altizer Park Softball Field as we show the family hit Halloweentown followed by Scream.

The following Friday, October 16, 2020, at the Altizer Park Softball Field they will screen the family hit Hocus Pocus followed by A Nightmare on Elm Street.
Parking starts at 5 p.m. and Halloweentown will begin at dark followed by Scream. Just a reminder, Scream is rated R. Admission is a Thanksgiving food pantry donation. Parking for this event is first come first served until capacity is reached.

Restrooms will be available but concessions will not so feel free to bring your own snacks! Just a reminder, no alcohol is permitted on Park property.

For more information contact Recreation Superintendent, Lauren Carte at lcarte@ghprd.org or call 304.696.5954.

Screen on the Green: Coraline
Park your blankets and chairs – physically distant – and enjoy some free popcorn. Sponsored by the CAB, RHA, and Student Activities, a screening of Coraline will take place at Harless Field on Marshall’s campus Thursday October 8, at 8pm.
FREE and open to the public.
Physical distancing and mask wearing required.
For more information or questions please email student-activities@marshall.edu

Alchemy Theatre Drive-In Cabaret

Join Alchemy Theatre and friends for a great night of music under the stars at Barboursville Park’s Splash Park October 16 at 7:30pm and Trinity Episcopal Church October 17 at 7:30pm from the safety of your vehicles – drive-in movie style!

And this isn’t just stodgy musical theater, either (though there will be some), performers will also be singing pop hits, originals and more – so it’s fun for everyone, whether you love musical theater or not!

This is a two-night-only event and is absolutely FREE!

Alchemy will be accepting donations either in-person or online, if you would like to donate to help keep the proverbial lights on for local theatre. The donations are tax deductible!
Cars will be parked on a first come, first served basis, and we’ll tell you what radio station to tune your car radio into in order to listen to the show!

Learn more about the troupe at www.alchemytheatretroupe.org
WV Tourism Releases Fall Foliage Map

As the late autumn evening sun sets lazily beyond the horizon, the trees’ blaze of color trumpet another successful season of life and living among the mountains of West Virginia. Housing some of the most beautiful fall foliage in the world, West Virginia fills with miles and miles of colorful splendor from late September to late October.

Want to find the best spots to see the colors this fall? The West Virginia Division of Forestry has partnered with the West Virginia Tourism Office, scouting out the perfect places to be for you to make memories that last forever.

Download your copy here.

Each week WV Tourism Office will feature a road trip through winding fall color. Follow along by visiting WVtourism.com/fall for the most up-to-date information on iconic stops and must-see colors.

Outdoor Dining Continues on Portion of 9th Street on Weekends
The City of Huntington will continue to close the southbound lane of 9th Street between 3rd and 4th avenues on Fridays and Saturdays so restaurants in that area can offer outdoor dining.

The street closure, which was unanimously supported by the five restaurants in the designated area, will allow the restaurants to serve their customers at tables set up in the southbound lane of 9th Street from 5 to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The southbound lane of 9th Street will close to vehicular traffic beginning at 3 p.m. and reopen by midnight on these days.

Corn Maze at Cooper Family Farms
The 8-acre corn maze at Cooper Family Farms is open at 1302 W. Main St., with a new theme for 2020, “Lost in Liberty.”

From the farm’s website: “This year has been a year of changes. Our everyday lives have been altered and sometimes put on hold. The Maze though is going to be open. Though we, as most every other business, will need to have some adaptations. We are still going to be there to provide you and your family a safe, quality retreat from all the craziness that this world is experiencing. We will need to practice social distancing and most of our hands on games are not going to be in use, the MAZE itself is still going to be accessible. Also, mask must be worn to gain access to our facility and must be worn while in all areas.”

Additionally, there will be no public shuttle from the parking lot to the maze, but arrangements can be made to transport supplies or pumpkins purchased from the patch. The property will still be available for private parties and fire-pit use.

Admission is free for ages 3 and under, and $8 for ages 4 and up. Admission to the “Field of Screams” Haunted Maze is $12. The maze is open 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The final day of the maze this year is Nov. 1.

www.cooperfamilyfarms.net
304-634-MAZE

Bertoia Exhibit at HMA to Celebrate Work of Artist Who Created Marshall University Memorial Fountain
To observe the 50th Anniversary this fall of the Marshall University plane crash, the Huntington Museum of Art will present an exhibition of work by Harry Bertoia, the artist who created the Marshall University Memorial Fountain.

Titled Rising, Renewing, Reaching: Harry Bertoia and the Marshall University Memorial Fountain, this exhibition is Presented by the Polan Family in Memory of Dorothy and Lake Polan, Jr. This exhibition will be on view in HMA’s Switzer Gallery from Sept. 19 through Jan. 3, 2021. An exhibit of Marshall University Memorial Fountain photographs by David Pittenger will be on view in HMA’s Virginia Van Zandt Great Hall during the run of the Bertoia exhibition.

Celia Bertoia is tentatively scheduled to present The Dr. Lawrence B. and Shirley Gang Memorial Lecture at HMA on Nov. 13, 2020, from 5 to 7 p.m. (Please follow HMA social media platforms for updates on this event, which may be presented virtually.)

Harry Bertoia’s Memorial Fountain on the Marshall University campus has become a powerful symbol of the university itself, serving as a centerpiece for the school grounds and a vigilant reminder of the terrible airline tragedy that occurred on November 14, 1970, when 75 players, coaches and supporters of the football team perished.

For more information on exhibitions at the Huntington Museum of Art, visit hmoa.org or call (304) 529-2701. HMA is fully accessible.

Haunted Majestic
With every passing day it is getting closer to opening night at Haunted Majestic, the region’s only FLOATING haunted house! October 16-17, 23-24, and 30-31. Get your tickets online at www.hauntedmajestic.com. General admission, paranormal ghost hunt, and monster hunt tickets on sale now!

Pick-your-own Pumpkin Patch at Stoll Farm
Stoll Farm will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. beginning Sunday. Visit the farm and take a wagon ride to the pick-your-own patch. Afterward, check out the pumpkin store where you’ll find over 50 varieties of pumpkins as well as mums, fall decor, and other treats. Come early in the season before the sunflowers fade!

It costs $8 to ride a shuttle to the patch, but the price of admission includes both the ride and one orange pumpkin. A farm store is also located on the property and does not require paid admission.
The farm is at 196 Valleyview Dr, Milton, WV 25541
(304) 638-0136

Twelvepole Manor Haunted House
Twelvepole Manor is an intense, in your face Haunted Attraction located in Wayne,WV. Owned and operated by Shannon Ramey and Travis Robinson. Come for our opening night at Twelvepole Manor! Ticket sales start at 7pm. Doors open at dusk! Ticket prices are $17 for general admission and $30 for fast pass! Open every Friday and Saturday in October. Please call (304) 563-1202 or visit www.facebook.com/twelvepolemanor for more information. 335 Hall St, Wayne, WV 25570

Heritage Farms We Learn Wednesdays
This Fall Heritage Farms is excited to provide fun educationally themed days for families in September and October of this upcoming unique school year.

Oct 14 – Cultural History Meets Natural History
Oct 21 – The Fall Forest
Oct 28 – Artisans Alive!

10am-3pm
Admission: $15 adult, $12 senior (65 and older), $8 children (under 17), 2 and under are free

Save 10% by purchasing tickets online on Eventbrite!
Also open on Saturday 10am – 3pm!

Plan on visiting more than four times before the end of 2021? The best deal for your family is to get a pass! Purchase your 2020-21 Family Pass here

Join us for family fun activities including wagon rides, the new Backyard Experience at our Nature Center and Treetop Trek, visit our blacksmith, artisan center, museums, and much more!

Wild Ramp Mobile Market
The Wild Ramp has started up their Mobile Market truck up again for the 2020 season. They are going to be set up around the city of Huntington to bring local food further out into the community!

Every Wednesday from 11-3 @ First Church of the Nazarene
Address: 321 30th St, Huntington, WV 25702
Phone: (304) 525-6839

Every Thursday from 11-3 @ Community of Grace Church
Address: 225 28th St, Huntington, WV 25702
Phone: (304) 525-3581

Every Friday from 11-3 @ Heritage Station
Address: 210 11th St, Huntington, WV 25701

Each week, THEY will be offering a different meal kit featuring fresh produce with recipes attached, along with some value added products like local honey, maple syrup and jams and jellies! We will also be bringing several other items from our market.

All of our products are locally sourced with 250 miles from our location, so we mean local!

www.WildRamp.org

HMOA Virtual KidsArt
Due to COVID-19, Saturday KidsArt now takes place every Saturday at 1 p.m. from the comfort of your home! Tune in to Saturday KidsArt at Home every week on HMA’s Facebook. #HMOAatHOME

Mountain Health Arena Convention Center Now Booking
With space large enough to accommodate your social distancing needs!
Mountain Health Arena is booking private rentals in our newly renovated convention center for 2020 – 2021! Call 304.696.5990 to check our availability today!

Each rental must adhere to local and federal guidelines.
www.mountainhealtharena.com

Pullman Square Farmer’s Market
Get Fresh every Wednesday and Saturday from 7am-2pm through October at Pullman Square. Enjoy choosing from a variety of fresh produce direct from farm to table.

This year, every Saturday through October, 7am-2pm, Carver’s Grille is set up at the Pullman Square Saturday Farmer’s Market too—serving up tasty breakfast bowls, and breakfast and lunch specialty sandwiches. One more reason to visit Pullman Square every Saturday!!

#htownwv #myhuntington #supportlocal
*Please contact us with any updates you have or discrepancies you see.



updates September 10
Marshall v App State Marshall vs. App State football tickets will be available to purchase Tuesday, September 8 at 9:00 a.m. Due to the social distancing protocols that have been put into place due to COVID-19, there are a limited number of single game tickets available for purchase in the stadium this season. The upper endzone sections this season will be reserved seating and you will have an assigned seat in the section this season. There are no general admission seats.All tickets will be emailed digitally to your email address on your smart phone for mobile entry into the game.We are officially SOLD OUT of our East Prime ($45) and Sideline ($40) tickets for the App State game on September 19! The only tickets remaining are Upper Endzone Reserved Seating ($30). Get them soon! #WeAreMarshallAll attendees are required to follow all safety protocols in place while in attendance. These include the wearing of masks, social distancing, queuing and signage. Properly worn masks are required at all times while inside the stadium. Individuals who do not comply with any of the safety protocols in place will not be admitted to the venue. In addition, if an individual has been admitted and fails to follow these protocols, they may be required to leave the stadium.Additionally, there will be no re-entry once inside the stadium and no tailgating.
Social distancing protocols for tickets and seating are as follows:
1. No groups larger than six tickets in one grouping while seated in the stands;

2. While seated in the stands, the rows in front and behind you will remain empty;

3. While seated in the stands, the two seats to the left and two seats to the right of your group will remain empty.
The MU Ticket Office can be reached via email at herdtickets@marshall.edu or by calling 800-THE-HERD.

For more details on scheduling, ticketing, seating, safety guidelines, and more please visit for more details. ​

Herdzone.com


2020 All Aboard the Yoga Motive

Join the Brown Dog Yoga Crew as we celebrate Huntington on September 26, 2020! Our Annual “All Aboard the Yoga Motive” event will take place at the Shops at Heritage Station. This event will celebrate all that is wonderful in our community.
Cost is $25 and All proceeds from the event will go to local charities supporting health and wellness initiatives in the Tri-State. The grant application found at the top headline of the Brown Dog Yoga website now through September 18 to receive funds from the event.
There are 4 sessions, 2 at 10 a.m, and 2 at 11 a.m., socially-distanced at 25 people per session.

Sign up at https://www.browndogyoga.com/huntington-wv
and choose a session on September 26. Reply to the receipt email with your shirt size.


Trolls LIVE! at Mountain Health Arena Postponed

VStar Entertainment Group announces that TROLLS LIVE! performances originally rescheduled for December 8 & 9, 2020 at Mountain Health Arena in Huntington, WV will be postponed to a later date.  This announcement comes following postponement and/or cancellations of numerous VStar Entertainment shows across the country due to COVID-19.

We are working towards rescheduling this performance and hope to have an announcement soon regarding new dates.  When the rescheduled dates are finalized, ticket purchasers will receive an email with directions on how to use their current tickets. Tickets for the originally scheduled dates will be honored on the new dates.

To request a refund, please reach out to the original point of purchase. If tickets were purchased through Ticketmaster, visit www.ticketmaster.com and visit the “My Account” page to submit a refund request. If tickets were purchased through the Mountain Health Arena Box Office, please contact boxoffice@mountainhealtharena.com or call (304) 696-5990 Ext. 3510 to request a refund.


Fire Prevention Parade Cancelled

The 67th annual Huntington Fire Prevention Parade, originally scheduled for Monday, Oct. 5, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We held out hope that the City of Huntington could host the parade this year, which has become a fall tradition in our community,” Huntington Fire Chief Jan Rader said. “As we got closer to the scheduled date, however, it became apparent that it would not be safe to move forward with it.”

The Fire Prevention Parade features fire departments from across the Tri-State and is used as a tool to teach elementary school students about fire safety during National Fire Prevention Week. The parade in 2021 is scheduled for October 4.


Healing Field

Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District announces the return of The Healing Field to Spring Hill Cemetery September 9 – September 14. The Healing Field serves as a patriotic vigil to the thousands of victims of the 9/11 tragedy, recognizes the lives lost in the 1970 Marshall Plane Crash, memorializes Veterans of the Armed Forces and lost loved ones. Flags can be purchased for $35 at Spring Hill Cemetery and proceeds will benefit the Spring Hill Cemetery Memorial Bell Tower Fund.

Previously posted flags held by the owner can be re-posted for $15 and retrieved on September 14.
The Healing Field participants are asked to retrieve their flags on September 14 before 4:00 p.m.
Please join the Park District as we come together as a community during this week to pay our respects, reflect and look forward together.

The Healing Field is sponsored by the Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District and Spring Hill Cemetery. For more information call 304.696.5954.


Marshall Memorial Virtual Tour

Every year, the Marshall Family gathers around our Memorial Fountain to honor the 75 people lost in the November 14, 1970 plane crash. The 50th anniversary celebration will commemorate these men and women who have left an everlasting mark in the hearts of a school, a community and a nation.

This year Marshall has added a virtual tour and digital resources of the memorial locations for those who can’t visit in person.
https://www.marshall.edu/neverforget/#tour


Huntington Area Regional Theater – From Our Heart to Yours

Huntington Area Regional Theatre and Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District are proud to present:

“From Our HART To Yours” a FREE live streamed concert celebrating HART shows of old, featuring the cast of “The Addams Family”. Premiering on YouTube.com on the Huntington Area Regional Theatre channel.


Outdoor Dining Now Allowed on Portion of 9th Street on Weekends

The City of Huntington will close the southbound lane of 9th Street between 3rd and 4th avenues on Fridays and Saturdays beginning this weekend so restaurants in that area can offer outdoor dining.

The street closure, which was unanimously supported by the five restaurants in the designated area, will allow the restaurants to serve their customers at tables set up in the southbound lane of 9th Street from 5 to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The southbound lane of 9th Street will close to vehicular traffic beginning at 3 p.m. and reopen by midnight on these days.


Heritage Farms We Learn Wednesdays

This Fall Heritage Farms is excited to provide fun educationally themed days for families in September and October of this upcoming unique school year.

Sept 9 – All About Farm Life
Sept 16 – The Six Simple Machines
Sept 23 – Look Inside Animal Habitats
Sept 30 – 100 Years of Votes for Women
Oct 7 – Inventions and Innovations
Oct 14 – Cultural History Meets Natural History
Oct 21 – The Fall Forest
Oct 28 – Artisans Alive!

10am-3pm
Admission: $15 adult, $12 senior (65 and older), $8 children (under 17), 2 and under are free

Save 10% by purchasing tickets online on Eventbrite!
Also open on Saturday 10am – 3pm!

Plan on visiting more than four times before the end of 2021? The best deal for your family is to get a pass! Purchase your 2020-21 Family Pass here

Join us for family fun activities including wagon rides, the new Backyard Experience at our Nature Center and Treetop Trek, visit our blacksmith, artisan center, museums, and much more!



updates August 20th

2021 Autumn Colors Express Dates Announced

The Rail Excursion Management Co. a national leader in railroad excursions and charters, today announces the 2021 Autumn Colors Express​ taking place from October 21-24, 2021. The ​Autumn Colors Express​ continues the 50+ year tradition of transporting passengers in vintage railroad equipment to Hinton’s Railroad Days Festival, held the same weekend. There will be four days of train excursions, expanded since the inaugural 2019 event, originating in downtown Huntington, WV with a station stop in Charleston.

The ​Autumn Colors Express​ will consist of 25-30 privately-owned vintage railcars, with meal service provided on board to every passenger, as part of their ticket price. The round-trip train ride will feature on-board entertainment and historic narration. Lunch is available from the many food vendors in Hinton, featuring the newly-renovated Hinton Depot and station platform. The train will lay over in Hinton for approximately three hours while guests enjoy the Hinton Railroad Days Festival.

Find more information at acewva.com



updates August 13th

Wild Ramp Mobile Market

The Wild Ramp has started up their Mobile Market truck up again for the 2020 season. They are going to be set up around the city of Huntington to bring local food further out into the community!

Every Tuesday from 11-3 @ Heritage Station
Address: 210 11th St, Huntington, WV 25701

Every Wednesday from 11-3 @ First Church of the Nazarene
Address: 321 30th St, Huntington, WV 25702
Phone: (304) 525-6839

Every Thursday from 11-3 @ Community of Grace Church
Address: 225 28th St, Huntington, WV 25702
Phone: (304) 525-3581

Each week, THEY will be offering a different meal kit featuring fresh produce with recipes attached, along with some value added products like local honey, maple syrup and jams and jellies! We will also be bringing several other items from our market.

All of our products are locally sourced with 250 miles from our location, so we mean local!

Join us at Heritage Station on August 18th to kick off our first market location! See you there!

www.WildRamp.org


Museum of Radio and Technology Redesigned Website

The Museum of Radio & Technology has redesigned their website www.mrtwv.org. The Museum is open from 10-4 Saturdays and 1-4 Sundays all-year around except certain holidays. There is no charge for admission. Located at 1640 Florence Ave Huntington, WV (304) 525-8890.


Virtual Herd Rally

We are excited to announce our Annual Herd Rally event will be virtual this year. Join your fellow Herd fans on Facebook at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 27. Special appearances by Marco, the Marching Thunder, Marshall Athletics and more! Look for chances to win exciting prizes leading up to the event.


HMOA Virtual KidsArt

Due to COVID-19, Saturday KidsArt now takes place every Saturday at 1 p.m. from the comfort of your home! Tune in to Saturday KidsArt at Home every week on HMA’s Facebook. #HMOAatHOME


 

Mountain Health Arena Convention Center Now Booking

With space large enough to accommodate your social distancing needs!
Mountain Health Arena is booking private rentals in our newly renovated convention center for 2020 – 2021! Call 304.696.5990 to check our availability today!

Each rental must adhere to local and federal guidelines.
www.mountainhealtharena.com


Quarantine Life Comedic Web Series

Check out this  funny web series that will hopefully bring a little lightheartedness to your time in quarantine because we’re all in this together. Created by filmmaker, Curren Sheldon and Marshall Professor, Tijah Bumgarner.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyTFHyERyQnF2kE-JMDiQ7Q


Heritage Farms is Open
August:
Thursday and Saturday 10 am – 3 pm
Every Friday is Family Fun Night 3 pm – 8 pm

September & October:
Wednesday and Saturday 10 am – 3 pm

There will be extra educational programming at the Farm on Wednesdays

Admission: $15 adult, $12 senior (65 and older), $8 children (under 17), 2 and under are free

Save 10% by purchasing tickets online on Eventbrite!

Plan on visiting more than four times before the end of 2021? The best deal for your family is to get a pass! Purchase your 2020-21 Family Pass here

Join us for family fun activities including wagon rides, the new Backyard Experience at our Nature Center and Treetop Trek, visit our blacksmith, artisan center, museums, and much more!




The Sandlot Drive-In

“You’re killin me smalls!” You voted and we listened! Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District is pleased to partner with River Valley Church to bring The Sandlot to the Altizer Park Drive-In,

Join us Friday, August 7th on the Softball Field for this back to school event, benefiting local students and classrooms.

Parking starts at 7 p.m. and the movie will begin at dark. Admission is a donation of school supplies or $5 per car, cash only. Guests are asked to remain in their cars or a chair close by for the duration of the event. Parking for this event is first come first served until capacity is reached.

Restrooms will be available but concessions will not so feel free to bring your own snacks! Just a reminder, no alcohol is permitted on Park property.

For more information contact Recreation Superintendent, Lauren Carte at lcarte@ghprd.org or call 304.696.5954.

Check us out at www.ghprd.org


Pullman Square Farmer’s Market

Get Fresh every Wednesday and Saturday from 7am-2pm through October at Pullman Square. Enjoy choosing from a variety of fresh produce direct from farm to table.

This year, every Saturday through October, 7am-2pm, Carver’s Grille is set up at the Pullman Square Saturday Farmer’s Market too—serving up tasty breakfast bowls, and breakfast and lunch specialty sandwiches. One more reason to visit Pullman Square every Saturday!!

Local Food Guide:
Agriculture Action Southwest West Virginia has compiled a list of resources for our region’s farmers & gardeners and those just wanting to buy local food.

Huntington Area Local Food Guide

Farm and Garden Resource Directory


update August 6th

CONTACT Virtual 5K Walk/Run/Bike/Stroll
Join your neighbors in supporting CONTACT while running, walking, biking, or just getting outside during quarantine!  Register today at http://www.contacthuntington.com/virtual-5k.html


Virtual Downtown Huntington Cleanup

Given the craziness of the year, the Fourpole Creek Watershed Association are making their annual cleanup event a virtual one. Grab your litter-gitters and bags so that you can make our Jewel City shine again this year. Post pictures of you and your litter to THIS event page so that you can be entered into the door prize raffle!  Winners will be announced after Sunday, August 16th.


2020 Autumn Colors Express Postponed
Citing the Governor’s recent mandate on large gatherings, the recent postponement of the Hinton Railroad Days Festival, and the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, Railexco today announces that the 2020 Autumn Colors Express, scheduled for this October 22-25, to a tentative date of October 21-24, 2021. For questions and more information about the trip please visit https://www.autumncolorexpresswv.com


Quarantine Life Comedic Web Series

Check out this  funny web series that will hopefully bring a little lightheartedness to your time in quarantine because we’re all in this together. Created by filmmaker, Curren Sheldon and Marshall Professor, Tijah Bumgarner.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyTFHyERyQnF2kE-JMDiQ7Q


You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

 Thanks to popular demand (and two sold-out performances), additional performances of the musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” will be presented by First Stage Theatre Company on Wednesday, Aug. 5, Thursday, Aug, 6 and Friday, Aug. 7 at 8 p.m. at the parking lot of Pea Ridge United Methodist Church at 5747 East Pea Ridge Road in Huntington, W.Va.

In keeping with COVID-19 recommended social distancing, the musical will be presented like a drive-in movie — the audience will remain in their cars in the parking lot and the sound of the performance will be broadcast over their car radios at 101.1 FM.

The musical is a celebration of 30 years of First Stage Theatre, and was the first show presented by Huntington’s children’s theater in September 1990 (the organization was originally known as the Musical Arts Guild — Children’s Theatre).

Tickets are $10 for an individual or $20 for a carload (cash or checks are preferred). Spaces are limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, call 304-416-5437.


Theater returns to the Tri-State as the musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” will be presented by First Stage Theatre Company at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 31 and Aug. 1, at the parking lot of Pea Ridge United Methodist Church at 5747 East Pea Ridge Road in Huntington.

In keeping with COVID-19 recommended social distancing, the musical will be presented like a drive-in movie — the audience will remain in their cars in the parking lot and the sound of the performance will be broadcast over their car radios at 101.1 FM.

The musical is a celebration of 30 years of First Stage Theatre, and was the first show presented by Huntington’s children’s theater in September 1990 (the organization was originally known as the Musical Arts Guild — Children’s Theatre).

Tickets are $10 for an individual or $20 for a carload (cash or checks are preferred). Spaces are limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, call 304-416-5437.

 


Writers Can Read via ZOOM

No in-person readings this month due to the rise in COVID cases. Instead we are relying on technology. The readings will take place via Zoom July 20th at 7pm. And if you attend virtually, you can ask the authors, Lee Martin and John Brown, questions. Open mic readers are also encouraged to participate. Look for the event post on facebook and indicate if you are going. Those who do will be sent the Zoom meeting codes. Hope to see your smiling unmasked faces Monday July 20 at 7pm.


Rescheduled Summer Festival Dates: (7-30-2020)

September 4   Dawg Dazzle
September 26   WV Hot Dog Festival
October 10   Huntington Pride

Chilifest cancelled
Brewgrass cancelled
Pumpkin House cancelled
C-K Autumn Fest cancelled
Huntington Music and Arts Festival cancelled
HSO Picnic with the Pops Concerts cancelled
Old Central City Days cancelled
Cabell County Fair cancelled
Light Up The Lake cancelled
Fly in Festival cancelled
Levels cancelled
Pumpkin Festival cancelled
Funktafest cancelled: Now September 25, 2021
Rails and Ales cancelled
Italiano Festival cancelled
Pilot Club Antique Show cancelled
Wayne County Fair cancelled


Artist P. Buckley Moss
July 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm    Free
3rd Ave Art Gallery & Custom Framing by Jenks – 733 3rd Ave Huntington, WV

Renowned artist P. Buckley Moss is returning to Huntington to release as a limited edition her new painting, “Huntington’s Veteran Memorial Arch,” during her show appearance. Robert Jenks, and Patti Del Checcolo, joint owners of the Gallery are hosting the event. Moss will be available from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, July 18 to meet collectors and sign her work. This event is free and open to the public.

Collectors and invited to bring two previously purchased prints, paintings, or products to the show. Also, the Gallery will have many of her recent works on site.

3rd Ave Art Gallery is one of about 300 galleries that carry P. Buckley Moss’ art. Each year Ms. Moss travels the country to visit up to 20 of these galleries for special shows. Moss is well known throughout the country for her portrayals of the Amish and tranquil landscapes.

For more information on the appearance please call 740.442.2438 or email pattidelcheccolo@gmail.com

 


Christmas in July Drive-In Movie

“KEVIN!!!!” Sound familiar? Your friends at Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District and Kindred Communications are pleased to welcome you back to the Altizer Park Drive-In for a special Christmas in July showing of Home Alone.

Join us on Friday July 10, 2020 at the Altizer Park Softball Field as we celebrate Christmas in July and the 30th Anniversary of Home Alone.

Parking starts at 7 p.m. and the movie will begin at dark. Cost is $5 per car, cash only. Each car will receive a special GHPRD Christmas ornament while supplies last. Guests are asked to remain in their cars or a chair close by for the duration of the event. Parking for this event is first come first served until capacity is reached.

Restrooms will be available but concessions will not so feel free to bring your own snacks! Just a reminder, no alcohol is permitted on Park property.

For more information contact Recreation Superintendent, Lauren Carte at lcarte@ghprd.org or call 304.696.5954.

 

Census 2020 at the CVB
The 2020 Census can make a real impact for small towns and rural communities, from schools, to health care, to emergency management and more. Census response representatives will set up a mobile questionnaire assistance station in front of the Huntington Area CVB on Saturday, October 10 from 10 to 2pm. Come on down and get counted or take the 2020 Census now. 2020census.gov

Marshall Announces Complete Virtual Homecoming Schedule
Homecoming 2020 will take place as scheduled during the week of October 19-24 culminating with the Thundering Herd taking on the FAU Owls in the annual Homecoming game.

This year’s Homecoming will look a little different than what you are used to. We are pleased to present “Herd @ Home,” an all-virtual, completely online Homecoming experience. While we are disappointed that we will not be able to meet in-person this year, we are excited to bring you a fresh new take on Homecoming with a week of activities for you to participate.

From games to webinars, interviews with campus leaders, tours of new and historic venues, virtual events such as a 5K and parade, we plan to bring you the best virtual content to make your time away from campus enjoyable.

So join us October 19-24 for “Herd @ Home.” You can check out the major events below along with links to register or participate that week, or visit www.herdalum.com for the complete schedule.

Carter Seaton Book Launch
On Saturday, October 10 from noon until 3pm, Carter Taylor Seaton will hold an outside dual book launch and signing at Pullman Square. The event will closely follow COVID-19 guidelines with masks required, hand sanitizer available, and social distancing observed.

Her novel, The Other Morgans, follows AJ Porter as she is suddenly challenged to make a life-altering decision by the terms of an unexpected inheritance. We Were Legends In Our Own Minds, co-written with her husband, Richard Cobb, is a memoir in essays detailing his twenty-five-year career managing civic arenas where all the rock acts of the 1970s and 80s came to perform. It’s a true backstage pass to the rock and roll era.

For more information contact Carter Seaton at carterseaton@comcast.net.

5th Annual Farm to Table Dinner
The Wild Ramp will tailor this year’s Annual Farm to Table Dinner to create a safe and socially distanced fundraiser. In lieu of the global pandemic, The Wild Ramp’s Harvest Kitchen will be offering a To Go menu that will highlight their farmers and producers. The event will take place at 555 14th Street West in Huntington, WV 25704 on Saturday, October 10th, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM and feature a seasonal and locally sourced menu.

The Wild Ramp is proud to bring the Farm to Table Dinner Fundraiser to Huntington, WV for the fifth year in a row. The Farm to Table Dinner Menu will be to go only to encourage social distancing and to keep staff and customers safe from COVID-19. Orders can be made up to 48 hours in advance for cold takeout. Hot to go orders will be taken the day of the event. The event will last from 8:00AM – 3:00 PM or while supplies last.

The menu will feature cider roast pork with an apple thyme reduction, local winter squash salad with a maple vinaigrette, an apple and turnip slaw, and a wild ramp cornbread made with locally harvested ramps from the spring. The vegetarian option will be a mushroom lasagna. The vegan option will be a butternut squash soup with roasted pumpkin seeds and apple slaw. Desserts and hot beverages will also be available for purchase.

GHPRD Drive-In MoviesIt’s time to get spooky with your friends at Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District! We are excited to bring some Halloween fun to the Altizer Park Drive-In for guests young and old!

The Wild Ramp is a non-profit indoor farmer’s market located in Old Central City. The Wild Ramp works with over 100 different local artisans, farmers and producers located within 250 miles of their market. The Harvest Kitchen is a program of the Wild Ramp. The Wild Ramp is open year round Monday-Friday 9-6 and Saturday 8-5. For more information, please visit Instagram and Facebook, or call the market at (304) 523-7267.

Join us on Friday, October 9, 2020, at the Altizer Park Softball Field as we show the family hit Halloweentown followed by Scream.

The following Friday, October 16, 2020, at the Altizer Park Softball Field they will screen the family hit Hocus Pocus followed by A Nightmare on Elm Street.
Parking starts at 5 p.m. and Halloweentown will begin at dark followed by Scream. Just a reminder, Scream is rated R. Admission is a Thanksgiving food pantry donation. Parking for this event is first come first served until capacity is reached.

Restrooms will be available but concessions will not so feel free to bring your own snacks! Just a reminder, no alcohol is permitted on Park property.

For more information contact Recreation Superintendent, Lauren Carte at lcarte@ghprd.org or call 304.696.5954.

Screen on the Green: Coraline
Park your blankets and chairs – physically distant – and enjoy some free popcorn. Sponsored by the CAB, RHA, and Student Activities, a screening of Coraline will take place at Harless Field on Marshall’s campus Thursday October 8, at 8pm.
FREE and open to the public.
Physical distancing and mask wearing required.
For more information or questions please email student-activities@marshall.edu

Alchemy Theatre Drive-In Cabaret

Join Alchemy Theatre and friends for a great night of music under the stars at Barboursville Park’s Splash Park October 16 at 7:30pm and Trinity Episcopal Church October 17 at 7:30pm from the safety of your vehicles – drive-in movie style!

And this isn’t just stodgy musical theater, either (though there will be some), performers will also be singing pop hits, originals and more – so it’s fun for everyone, whether you love musical theater or not!

This is a two-night-only event and is absolutely FREE!

Alchemy will be accepting donations either in-person or online, if you would like to donate to help keep the proverbial lights on for local theatre. The donations are tax deductible!
Cars will be parked on a first come, first served basis, and we’ll tell you what radio station to tune your car radio into in order to listen to the show!

Learn more about the troupe at www.alchemytheatretroupe.org
WV Tourism Releases Fall Foliage Map

As the late autumn evening sun sets lazily beyond the horizon, the trees’ blaze of color trumpet another successful season of life and living among the mountains of West Virginia. Housing some of the most beautiful fall foliage in the world, West Virginia fills with miles and miles of colorful splendor from late September to late October.

Want to find the best spots to see the colors this fall? The West Virginia Division of Forestry has partnered with the West Virginia Tourism Office, scouting out the perfect places to be for you to make memories that last forever.

Download your copy here.

Each week WV Tourism Office will feature a road trip through winding fall color. Follow along by visiting WVtourism.com/fall for the most up-to-date information on iconic stops and must-see colors.

Outdoor Dining Continues on Portion of 9th Street on Weekends
The City of Huntington will continue to close the southbound lane of 9th Street between 3rd and 4th avenues on Fridays and Saturdays so restaurants in that area can offer outdoor dining.

The street closure, which was unanimously supported by the five restaurants in the designated area, will allow the restaurants to serve their customers at tables set up in the southbound lane of 9th Street from 5 to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The southbound lane of 9th Street will close to vehicular traffic beginning at 3 p.m. and reopen by midnight on these days.

Corn Maze at Cooper Family Farms
The 8-acre corn maze at Cooper Family Farms is open at 1302 W. Main St., with a new theme for 2020, “Lost in Liberty.”

From the farm’s website: “This year has been a year of changes. Our everyday lives have been altered and sometimes put on hold. The Maze though is going to be open. Though we, as most every other business, will need to have some adaptations. We are still going to be there to provide you and your family a safe, quality retreat from all the craziness that this world is experiencing. We will need to practice social distancing and most of our hands on games are not going to be in use, the MAZE itself is still going to be accessible. Also, mask must be worn to gain access to our facility and must be worn while in all areas.”

Additionally, there will be no public shuttle from the parking lot to the maze, but arrangements can be made to transport supplies or pumpkins purchased from the patch. The property will still be available for private parties and fire-pit use.

Admission is free for ages 3 and under, and $8 for ages 4 and up. Admission to the “Field of Screams” Haunted Maze is $12. The maze is open 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The final day of the maze this year is Nov. 1.

www.cooperfamilyfarms.net
304-634-MAZE

Bertoia Exhibit at HMA to Celebrate Work of Artist Who Created Marshall University Memorial Fountain
To observe the 50th Anniversary this fall of the Marshall University plane crash, the Huntington Museum of Art will present an exhibition of work by Harry Bertoia, the artist who created the Marshall University Memorial Fountain.

Titled Rising, Renewing, Reaching: Harry Bertoia and the Marshall University Memorial Fountain, this exhibition is Presented by the Polan Family in Memory of Dorothy and Lake Polan, Jr. This exhibition will be on view in HMA’s Switzer Gallery from Sept. 19 through Jan. 3, 2021. An exhibit of Marshall University Memorial Fountain photographs by David Pittenger will be on view in HMA’s Virginia Van Zandt Great Hall during the run of the Bertoia exhibition.

Celia Bertoia is tentatively scheduled to present The Dr. Lawrence B. and Shirley Gang Memorial Lecture at HMA on Nov. 13, 2020, from 5 to 7 p.m. (Please follow HMA social media platforms for updates on this event, which may be presented virtually.)

Harry Bertoia’s Memorial Fountain on the Marshall University campus has become a powerful symbol of the university itself, serving as a centerpiece for the school grounds and a vigilant reminder of the terrible airline tragedy that occurred on November 14, 1970, when 75 players, coaches and supporters of the football team perished.

For more information on exhibitions at the Huntington Museum of Art, visit hmoa.org or call (304) 529-2701. HMA is fully accessible.

Haunted Majestic
With every passing day it is getting closer to opening night at Haunted Majestic, the region’s only FLOATING haunted house! October 16-17, 23-24, and 30-31. Get your tickets online at www.hauntedmajestic.com. General admission, paranormal ghost hunt, and monster hunt tickets on sale now!

Pick-your-own Pumpkin Patch at Stoll Farm
Stoll Farm will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. beginning Sunday. Visit the farm and take a wagon ride to the pick-your-own patch. Afterward, check out the pumpkin store where you’ll find over 50 varieties of pumpkins as well as mums, fall decor, and other treats. Come early in the season before the sunflowers fade!

It costs $8 to ride a shuttle to the patch, but the price of admission includes both the ride and one orange pumpkin. A farm store is also located on the property and does not require paid admission.
The farm is at 196 Valleyview Dr, Milton, WV 25541
(304) 638-0136

Twelvepole Manor Haunted House
Twelvepole Manor is an intense, in your face Haunted Attraction located in Wayne,WV. Owned and operated by Shannon Ramey and Travis Robinson. Come for our opening night at Twelvepole Manor! Ticket sales start at 7pm. Doors open at dusk! Ticket prices are $17 for general admission and $30 for fast pass! Open every Friday and Saturday in October. Please call (304) 563-1202 or visit www.facebook.com/twelvepolemanor for more information. 335 Hall St, Wayne, WV 25570

Heritage Farms We Learn Wednesdays
This Fall Heritage Farms is excited to provide fun educationally themed days for families in September and October of this upcoming unique school year.

Oct 14 – Cultural History Meets Natural History
Oct 21 – The Fall Forest
Oct 28 – Artisans Alive!

10am-3pm
Admission: $15 adult, $12 senior (65 and older), $8 children (under 17), 2 and under are free

Save 10% by purchasing tickets online on Eventbrite!
Also open on Saturday 10am – 3pm!

Plan on visiting more than four times before the end of 2021? The best deal for your family is to get a pass! Purchase your 2020-21 Family Pass here

Join us for family fun activities including wagon rides, the new Backyard Experience at our Nature Center and Treetop Trek, visit our blacksmith, artisan center, museums, and much more!

Wild Ramp Mobile Market
The Wild Ramp has started up their Mobile Market truck up again for the 2020 season. They are going to be set up around the city of Huntington to bring local food further out into the community!

Every Wednesday from 11-3 @ First Church of the Nazarene
Address: 321 30th St, Huntington, WV 25702
Phone: (304) 525-6839

Every Thursday from 11-3 @ Community of Grace Church
Address: 225 28th St, Huntington, WV 25702
Phone: (304) 525-3581

Every Friday from 11-3 @ Heritage Station
Address: 210 11th St, Huntington, WV 25701

Each week, THEY will be offering a different meal kit featuring fresh produce with recipes attached, along with some value added products like local honey, maple syrup and jams and jellies! We will also be bringing several other items from our market.

All of our products are locally sourced with 250 miles from our location, so we mean local!

www.WildRamp.org

HMOA Virtual KidsArt
Due to COVID-19, Saturday KidsArt now takes place every Saturday at 1 p.m. from the comfort of your home! Tune in to Saturday KidsArt at Home every week on HMA’s Facebook. #HMOAatHOME

Mountain Health Arena Convention Center Now Booking
With space large enough to accommodate your social distancing needs!
Mountain Health Arena is booking private rentals in our newly renovated convention center for 2020 – 2021! Call 304.696.5990 to check our availability today!

Each rental must adhere to local and federal guidelines.
www.mountainhealtharena.com

Pullman Square Farmer’s Market
Get Fresh every Wednesday and Saturday from 7am-2pm through October at Pullman Square. Enjoy choosing from a variety of fresh produce direct from farm to table.

This year, every Saturday through October, 7am-2pm, Carver’s Grille is set up at the Pullman Square Saturday Farmer’s Market too—serving up tasty breakfast bowls, and breakfast and lunch specialty sandwiches. One more reason to visit Pullman Square every Saturday!!

#htownwv #myhuntington #supportlocal
*Please contact us with any updates you have or discrepancies you see.


Barboursville July 4th

Join Barbousville for 4th of July fireworks and a variety of food trucks on Main Street. Due to COVID-19, we will not be having our annual block party, but will be offering some of our favorite food truck options on Main Street, followed by fireworks at 10 PM. Fireworks will be let off from the brickyard property again this year, and will be visible from downtown Barboursville. We are encouraging social distancing while picking up food and picking a favorite spot to watch the fireworks!

Hurricane July 4 Parade and Fireworks

Join the City of Hurricane as we celebrate our independence with a parade! It will begin at 4pm near Hurricane Middle School and end at First Baptist Church on Main Street. Our Grand Marshals for the parade will be the Hurricane High School Class of 2020!

At 10 pm the city will launch fireworks from behind Hurricane Middle School. Some of the best places to watch are the Main Street Gazebo area, Walgreens, River Ridge Church, Hurricane Town Elementary, Walmart, Hurricane Middle School. These spots are not guarantees and it is always possible that they could be closed or full upon your arrival.

Paramount Drive-In Concerts

This 4th of July weekend the Paramount Arts Center in Ashland Kentucky is bringing you TWO different shows to choose from!

July 3rd- Chase Rice w/ Tyler Booth and Shelby Lore
July 4th- Jamey Johnson w/ Arlo McKinley and Josh Brown & The Hard Livin’ Legends

These concerts are:
•    Drive-In, safe, & socially distanced!
•    1 Ticket covers EVERYONE in your car!
•    LIVE music! The artists will be with us in person on the stage!
•    Lawn chairs & coolers allowed! (No glass bottles please)
•    Fireworks!
Check out more information below, as well as a FAQ page at ParamountArtsCenter.com/DriveIn


Camden Park Open

The park’s concession stand began offering curbside service in late April and the park recently opened its mini-golf course but plans to open all rides, restaurants and some shops to the general public beginning July 1.

The miniature golf course is open 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays and 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Outdoor dining is available at the Mound Builder Pavilion.

Masks are not required inside the park, but are encouraged. Seating on some rides will be modified to enforce social distancing, and queue lines will also be marked accordingly. Sanitizing stations will be available at multiple locations on the grounds.

 


Pullman Square Farmer’s Market

Get Fresh every Wednesday and Saturday from 7am-2pm through October at Pullman Square. Enjoy choosing from a variety of fresh produce direct from farm to table.

This year, every Saturday through October, 7am-2pm, Carver’s Grille is set up at the Pullman Square Saturday Farmer’s Market too—serving up tasty breakfast bowls, and breakfast and lunch specialty sandwiches. One more reason to visit Pullman Square every Saturday!!


Museum of Radio and Technology Re-Opening:

The Museum will open to the public this Sunday, July 8, from 1PM to 4PM.

The Museum will open to the public this Sunday, June 8, from 1PM to 4PM.
After reopening, the Museum will be open Saturdays from 10AM to 4PM, and Sundays from 1PM to 4PM. For more information on the museum please visit http://www.mrtwv.org/


Huntington Museum of Art Announces Re-Opening:

The Huntington Museum of Art is planning to reopen to the public on July 7, 2020. It is the goal of the Museum’s reopening plan to keep staff members and visitors as safe as possible, which, in turn, helps our community.

In addition, to make sure we are not having too many visitors inside the Museum at the same time, we will be using the online ticketing system Eventbrite. This is a FREE service, and visitors can easily acquire tickets using their smartphone, tablet or home computer. For anyone who may need assistance with this process, they can also call the Museum directly for help booking their tickets.

To read more about HMoA updates and upcoming exhibitions, click here.


Blenko WV Day Event postponed:

The Coronavirus pandemic took approximately two months of production away from us at Blenko Glass. A significant part of that loss was the production of the annual WV Birthday piece. Therefore, this event, originally scheduled for Saturday, June 20 will be postponed. We know that many of our customers come from far and wide to purchase a West Virginia Day piece so we are currently exploring ideas for a belated birthday celebration!

To celebrate this year, we are proposing the Birthday piece be offered after Labor Day – sometime in September. Exact details are uncertain at this time but distribution will not be the typical event with campers and a parking lot full of customers. We wish to play it safe and avoid large gatherings of people, many of whom will be visiting from out of state.

Stay tuned for more details as the year unfolds!

Blenko.com


Madie Carroll House Heritage Day:

The Carroll house will open for its Heritage Day from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 20. The site will practice social distancing, sanitation of surfaces and will require masks, which will be provided for those who don’t have their own. Volunteers will present on the Historic House’s history, the historic profession of scribes, making of butter and the local underground railroad.

For more information, contact Karen Nance at 304-736-1655


Heritage Farms Announces Summer Opening Dates:

Heritage Farm Museum & Village will be open Thursday – Saturday for the months of July and August

Thursday and Saturday 10 am – 4 pm
Every Friday is Family Fun Night 3 pm – 9 pm

Admission: $15 adult, $12 senior (65 and older), $8 children (under 17), 2 and under are free

Save 10% by purchasing tickets online on Eventbrite!
https://www.eventbrite.com/o/heritage-farm-museum-amp-villa…

Plan on visiting more than four times before the end of 2021? The best deal for your family is to get a pass! Purchase your 2020-21 Family Pass here: https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/WebLink.aspx…

Join us for family fun activities including wagon rides, the new Backyard Experience at our Nature Center and Treetop Trek, visit our blacksmith, artisan center, museums, and much more!

Heritage Farms Annual Passes Honored for 2021:

Due to unexpected season closures that have occurred due to Coivd-19, 2020 annual passes will now also be honored for all of 2021. This includes passes already held, or purchases new online, now! Every pass purchased helps make sure Heritage Farms will be able to provide fun, safe, educational experience for you and your family when they reopen. Any pass purchased before June, 30th 2020 will be good through the end of 2021. Purchase your pass here.

 


 

Mountain Health Arena Upcoming Events:

August 22 & 23 – Huntington Comic & Toy Convention *Cancelled*
October 23 – The Metal Tour of the Year: Megadeth & Lamb of God with Trivium and In Flames *Cancelled*
November 5 – Garry Allan
December 8 & 9 – Trolls LIVE!

mountainhealtharena.com


Marshall Football – A Letter to Season Ticket Holders

“While we do not believe, at this time, that there will be any changes made to the football schedule or for fans not being able to attend the games live and in-person, we have prepared a few different ticket options in the unlikely event that the season is cancelled or fans are not permitted inside the stadium while the games are played.”

Read the Full Letter Here

The football season ticket renewal deadline is Friday, May 29.


 


Local Food Guide:

Agriculture Action Southwest West Virginia has compiled a list of resources for our region’s farmers & gardeners and those just wanting to buy local food.

Huntington Area Local Food Guide

Farm and Garden Resource Directory
#htownwv #myhuntington #supportlocal
*Please contact us with any updates you have or discrepancies you see.

Huntington Area CVB  – info@visithuntingtonwv.org
Our mailing address is: Huntington Area CVB, 210 11th St, Huntington, WV 25701-1501


The Magical World of GHPRD

Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District has been busy brewing up some magic for you to enjoy this summer! We are pleased to be offering a series of enchanting classes open for enrollment!

Two sessions will be offered for each course. The first at 10 a.m. is intended for children under 7. Those sessions will be limited to 10 children so their guardians may assist them with each project. The second session offered at 1 p.m. will be for those over the age of 7. The second session will be limited to 20 participants. In order to comply with CDC physical distancing guidelines, we ask that the guardians for the second session stay in a designated section close by.

Course Schedule:
Wand Construction – June 11, 2020
Quidditch Class – June 18, 2020
Astronomy Class – July 2, 2020
Potions Class – July 9, 2020
Gem Mining Class – July 16, 2020
Fairy Garden Class – July 23, 2020
Magic Show Finale – July 30, 2020

Cost is $5 per class or $25 for all. All classes meet at Ritter Park Shelter #1. Please call the Park District Office at 304.696.5954 to register.
For more information, contact GHPRD Recreation Superintendent Lauren Carte at lcarte@ghprd.org or call 304.696.5954.

EVENTS & RE-OPENING DATES – as of October 8th