WESTON, W.Va. -- Traditional West Virginia music, Appalachian food, arts, crafts and native wines will be featured during Stonewall Resort's Mountain Heritage Festival and Mountain Lakes Food and Wine Festival June 8 and 9.
The Mountain Heritage Festival, partially sponsored by the Lewis County Chamber of Commerce and the Stonewall State Park Foundation, will kick off at 7 p.m. June 8 with music by the Falling Branch Band. Mountain Echoes, a traditional storytelling duo, will present children's storytelling at 8 p.m.
The Falling Branch Band will play bluegrass and traditional mountain music at 1:30 p.m. June 9, followed by more children's storytelling from 3 to 4 p.m. Musical act DC Grass will perform at 4 p.m. Mountain Echoes will then present an "Appalachian Sampler" of stories from 5 to 6 p.m. The Hillbilly Gypsies, with opening act DC Grass, will perform from 7 to 9 p.m.
Jackson's Mill will present its "History Hitting the Road" demonstration, which takes a look into the arts, trades and modes of transportation from the early 19th century.
The Mountain Lakes Food and Wine Festival will run from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 9. The $10 admission fee includes wine sampling, a wine glass and corkscrew.
In addition, there will be craft booths, barnyard petting zoo and, for a small fee, pony rides.
Stonewall Resort is offering a special nightly room rate of $119 for the weekend, which includes breakfast.
A $3 gate fee will be charged to enter the state park property. For additional information or reservations, contact Stonewall Resort at 888-278-8150 or visit www.stonewallresort.com.
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