Water tasting contest
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- The Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting competition will take place Feb. 21-24 at the Berkeley Springs Inn Best Western Conference Center.
More than 100 waters from across the country will be entered in the world's largest water tasting competition. Preliminary judging is Feb. 21 and the final tasting is conducted Feb. 23. Also, from 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 22, expert panelists from within the industry will lead a seminar, "Beneath the Surface and Around the Globe."
A Feb. 23 evening tasting and reception, billed as black tie/bib overalls optional, will take place at the center. All of the events are free and open to the public. Visit www.berkeleysprings.com or call 800-447-8797 for more information.
FAIRMONT, W.Va. -- An 18th-century firearms and accoutrements show is set for Feb. 22-24 at Pricketts Fort State Park, near Fairmont.
Craftsmen from West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania and New York will be present. Public hours are 1 to 6 p.m. Feb. 22, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 23, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 24. Admission is $3 per person.
Call 304-363-3030 or visit www.prickettsfort.org for more information.
ANSTED, W.Va. -- "Bessie Smith -- Empress of the Blues" will be presented at a dinner theater event on Feb. 23 at Hawks Nest State Park.
Lady D portrays blues legend Bessie Smith during the 1920s and '30s. Smith was among the most powerful female vocalists to bring blues music and vaudeville to the forefront during the Roaring Twenties, Prohibition and the Jim Crow eras.