LEWISBURG, W.Va. -- "The Greenbrier Ghost," a musical about a famous local ghost legend, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. May 24 and 25 at Greenbrier Valley Theatre.
The story is about the sudden death of Zona Heaster Shue, whose murderer is revealed by a late-calling ghost to Shue's mother.
Visit www.gvtheatre.org or call 304-645-3838 or 866-888-1411 for additional information.
Mountain arts festival
PARSONS, W.Va. -- The third annual celebration of ArtSpring: A High Mountain Arts Festival will take place May 24-26. Events are scheduled throughout Canaan Valley and the historic towns of Davis, Thomas and Parsons.
The streets will be filled with music throughout the weekend, with styles from Old Time String Band to Reso-phonic Stomp Rock.
The weekend will include artists at work, open studios, exhibitions, artful foods, sidewalk sales and opportunities to make paper, bird masks, polymer beads, felt, kites and other hands-on crafts. A highlight is the Silent Auction of Art & More at Cottrill's Opera House, in Thomas.
For more information, visit www.artspringwv.com or call the Tucker County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800-782-2775.
MARLINTON, W.Va. -- The Appalachian Street Jubilee will take place May 25 on Fourth Avenue.
The open-air event includes free make-and-take arts and craft activities designed for all ages; along with demonstrations by local artisans ranging from a blacksmith to a maker of wildflower teas.
Capping off the day is a learn-as-you-go square dance. This is part of the Calvin W. Price Appalachian Enrichment Series in celebration of life in Appalachia and the West Virginia sesquicentennial. For additional information, visit www.pocahontascountywv.com or contact Janet Hunt at 304-799-2323.
50th Art & Craft Fair
RIPLEY, W.Va. -- West Virginia's oldest heritage fair, the Mountain State Art & Craft Fair, will celebrate its 50th year July 4-6 at Cedar Lakes Conference Center, in Ripley.
The fair began in 1963 as part of West Virginia's centennial celebration. That year the fair attracted about 6,500 people and has grown substantially in the years since.
In addition to the hundreds of juried artisans demonstrating and selling their wares, this year's fair will again offer traditional Appalachian music, food, heritage exhibits and family activities.
Visitors will find a Civil War encampment, kite making for youths along with stunt kite flying and safety demonstrations, and a NASA constructing and launching exhibit of small rockets on opening day. A youth fishing derby will take place July 5, and the Firecracker Chili Cookoff will take place July 6.
For entertainment, the headliner will be the Davisson Brothers, playing at 3 and 5 p.m. July 5.
The fair is on the grounds of Cedar Lakes Conference Center, off Exit 132 of Interstate 77 (Ripley/Fairplain). For more information and a daily event schedule, visit www.msacf.com or call 800-CALLWVA.