HARRISVILLE, W.Va. -- The Ritchie County Fair and Exposition begins July 31 and continues through Aug. 3 in Harrisville.
Attractions and activities include a quilt and needlework display, 4-H exhibits, food vendors, crafts, horseradish pickle contest, bingo, vegetable and flower exhibits, carnival rides, classic iron exhibits, antique cars, antique engines, photo contest, livestock exhibits, local artists, Family Fun Zone, live musical entertainment and fireworks.
There will be championship bull riding on the nights of Aug. 2 and 3. Confederate Railroad will perform on the night of Aug. 3. For more information, call 304-643-5200 or visit www.ritchiecountyfair.com.
Bridgeport quilt show
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. -- The Millennium Quilters' 2013 Quilt Show and One Stop Shop Hop will take place from noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 2 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Bridgeport Conference Center.
This show will feature more than 125 quilts judged by a National Quilters Association-certified judge, vendors, raffle quilt, fat quarter basket raffle, silent auction, Millennium Quilted Village, hourly door prizes and a boutique.
Admission is $5, cash only, but vendors will accept other forms of payment. Visit www.millenniumquilters.net for more information, or call 304-842-4960 or 304-629-6435.
Friday in Lewisburg
LEWISBURG, W.Va. -- First Fridays After 5 and the Lewisburg Literary Festival join forces on Aug. 2 for unique events in downtown Lewisburg.
Offerings include an interactive Literary Art Walk, a meet-and-greet with authors at the Literary Town Square, a "Tequila Mockingbird" cocktail at the Irish Pub, an Old Stone Cemetery book reading and a late-night poetry jam at Harmony Ridge Gallery.
A free one-hour novel-writing workshop begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Literary Town Square at the Greenbrier Valley Visitors Center. Fans of graphic horror novels may meet Danny Boyd at 6:30 p.m. for a presentation, followed by a question-and-answer session and book signing.
Bella The Corner Gourmet will celebrate the French lifestyle with samples of Parisian-inspired food and tastings of French wines with sommelier Thaddeus Miller.
North House Museum will show its traveling exhibit "Born of Rebellion: West Virginia Statehood."
The night continues past its usual 9 p.m. ending time as families gather at the Old Stone Cemetery for a candlelit gravestone book reading at 9:20 p.m. Then, at 10 p.m., adults may attend a free poetry jam at Harmony Ridge Gallery.
For more information, visit www.downtownlewisburg.com or call 304-645-4333.
Fall train excursions
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Seats are still available on the New River Gorge train excursions, sponsored each fall by the Collis P. Huntington Railroad Historical Society.
The trip traverses the former Chesapeake & Ohio mainline from Huntington to Hinton and back on Oct. 19, 20, 26 and 27.
Prices are $149 per adult coach seat, $99 for children; $199 for deluxe coach; and $279 for premium.
For reservations, call 866-639-7487.