CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Now that Memorial Day has passed, summer is here, and with it comes loads of fairs and festivals. Here's a look at several throughout the state, as well as some notable regional ones:
Thursday through Saturday, Eden Valley Farm, Scottown, Ohio
Bluegrass and newgrass festival with headliners The Infamous Stringdusters Thursday Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder Friday and The Punch Brothers Saturday, as well as regional performers such as Johnny Staats and the Delivery Boys and Sasha Colette & The Magnolias.
Three day passes $110 (includes camping and parking) or Thursday $35, Friday $40, Saturday $45
740-533-7271 or www.appalachianuprising.net
Capitol City Biker Bash
June 7-9, Kanawha Boulevard
Bike games and rides, pub crawls, cage fighting and more. Music by Area 51, June 7; Davisson Brothers Band and Hogan's Goat, June 8 and Audio Outlaws and High Voltage, June 9.
Registration $15, cage fighting tickets $20 in advance, $30 at gate
Arts Alive on the River
June 8-10, Hazel Ruby McQuain Park, Morgantown
Live art by local painters and sculptors, dance performances, poetry, juggling, arts activities for all ages and more. Musicians include Keller Williams, Larry Keel and Natural Bridge and 600 LBS of Sin.
Free general admission, VIP tickets $100 (includes free food, reduced beverage costs and souvenirs)
June 15-24, Charleston
Major activities include the Mayor's Concert with Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., New Rope String Band, "Mountain Stage," Wine & All That Jazz, Blues Brews & BBQ, Charleston Light Opera Guild's "Next to Normal," Denise Giardina's "Robert and Ted," Bruce Adolphe ("The Piano Puzzler"), Charleston Harmony, Kanawha Players' "Our Lady of 121st Street," FestivBRAWL (roller derby), Barter Players' "The Call of the Wild," Taste-of-All Charleston, the Capitol Street Art Fair, West Side Weiner Dog Races and Smoke on the Water Chili Cook-Off.
Free and ticketed events
Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival
June 15-17, Parkersburg City Park
Music, food and activities including bagpipe and Celtic music, a reggae band, Middle Eastern music and dance and a traditional Korean martial arts demonstration.
304-428-5554 or www.movmcf.org
West Virginia Coal Festival
June 16-23, downtown Madison
John Anderson concert June 21. Plus a carnival, parade, fireworks, coal heritage museum tours and mine equipment displays.
304-369-9118 or www.wvcoalmuseum.org
St. Albans Riverfest
June 28-July 1, Roadside Park, St. Albans
Concerts by Darryl Worley, June 28; The Reflections, June 29; Lyndsey Highlander, June 30 and Rick K. and the Allnighters, July 1. Plus a parade, singing competition, games and more.
304-421-5706 or www.saintalbansriverfest.com
Point Pleasant Sternwheel Regatta
June 28-30, Point Pleasant Riverfront Park
Concerts by Kip Moore, June 28; The Devonshires, June 29 and Chase Likens, June 30. Plus a parade, car show, fireworks and more.
304-593-2404 or www.pointpleasantregatta.org
Mountain State Art & Craft Fair
July 5-7, Cedar Lakes, Ripley
Features more than 150 regional artists, chefs and craftsmen. Plus interactive artisan booths, cooking and art demonstrations, live music, a chili cook-off, Civil War encampment, petting zoo, kite making, rocket building/launching and more.
Adults $6, seniors $5, children $2, ages 6 and under free
304-372-3247 or www.msacf.com
July 11, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (Akron/Cleveland); July12, Burgettstown, Penn. (Pittsburgh); July 30, Charlotte; July 31, Cincinnati
Lineup varies by date. Acts include All Time Low, Yellowcard, New Found Glory and Taking Back Sunday.
Cuyahoga Falls, Burgettstown and Cincinnati $45, Charlotte $42
800-745-3000 or www.vanswarpedtour.com