Flea market, antiques
LEWISBURG, W.Va. -- The Giant Spring Flea Market at the West Virginia State Fairgrounds is set for May 17-19. The deadline for discounts on space reservations is May 10.
The three-day market features a wide variety of antiques, collectibles, flowers and produce, and new and used merchandise. For more information, visit www.statefairofwv.com or phone 304-645-1090 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Chief Logan show dates
LOGAN, W.Va. -- "The Aracoma Story" and "The Wizard of Oz" will return to the outdoor stage this summer at Chief Logan State Park.
"The Wizard of Oz" will be performed June 18-July 7, and "The Aracoma Story" will run July 23-Aug. 4. All performances begin at 8:30 p.m. at the Liz Spurlock Amphitheater.
Auditions for both productions will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. May 10 and noon to 4 p.m. May 11 in the Logan High School theater. Rehearsals for "The Wizard of Oz" begin May 15, and June 24 for "The Aracoma Story."
For more information on auditions or the summer productions, visit www.loganshows.com or call the Aracoma Story Inc.'s office at 304-752-0253.
Mother's Day at Adaland
PHILIPPI, W.Va. -- The historic 1870 Adaland Mansion near Philippi will host its annual Mother's Day buffet May 12 as its first official event for the 2013 season.
There will be three seating times between 1 and 4 p.m. for a buffet that will feature two entrees, multiple sides, salad, homemade bread, drinks and desserts.
Reservations are required and may be made by calling 304-457-2415 or 304-457-1587. Adult tickets are $20 and children's are $10.
Smoke Hole opening
CABINS, W.Va. -- The 26,000-square-foot Smoke Hole Caverns Gift Shop has opened for business three years after a fire forced its closing. A grand opening is set for June at Smoke Hole Caverns & Resort, 13 miles north of Seneca Rocks and 7 miles south of Petersburg on W.Va. 55.
The resort includes a log motel, log cabins, riverside cottages and the geologically unique caverns -- with such features as the world's longest ribbon stalactite and a crystal cave coral pool -- that dates back more than 13 million years and is a constant 56 degrees.
The caverns also has accommodated the needs of Seneca Indians, Civil War soldiers and moonshiners. Guided tours are offered daily year-round.
In the gift shop are trophy wildlife displays from New Zealand, Canada, New Mexico and elsewhere. Log Cabin Resort property also has a catch-and-keep pond to feed or to catch fish.
Visitors to the area can hunt, fish, ride horseback, hike and mountain bike. Other nearby attractions are Seneca Rocks, Dolly Sods Wilderness Area, Canaan Valley Resort, Cass Scenic Railroad, Green Bank National Radio Observatory, Fort Mulligan Civil War Earthen Fort, Potomac Eagle Train and Blackwater Falls.
For more information, visit www.smokehole.com or call 800-828-8478.
BUCKHANNON, W.Va. -- A horse and carriage parade will be part of the West Virginia Strawberry Festival for a second year, starting at 5 p.m. May 11. The parade kicks off the 72nd annual festival, which continues through May 19.
Dozens of carriages, old and new, are pulled by horses of all breeds. Serving as honor unit and leading this year's parade will be the flag-carrying, 16-member United Horseman's Association Equestrian Team from Virginia.
Downtown Buckhannon will be filled with live musicians and vendors selling food and baked goods for sale. A Wild West Show will take place at 11 a.m., 12:30, 2 and 3 p.m. at Jawbone Park. Stagecoach, carriage rides and pony rides will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information, visit at www.wvstrawberryfestival.com.
Rowlesburg arts festival
ROWLESBURG, W.Va. -- The sixth annual River City Festival of the Arts will take place May 24-26 at the Janet and Imre Szilagyi Center for the Visual and Performing Arts in Rowlesburg, Preston County.