Memorial Day at Camden Park
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Singer-songwriter Steve Free and his band will perform as part of Camden Park's Memorial Day weekend festivities. The group will perform at 2 and 3:30 p.m. on May 25, 26 and 27. Gary Boothe will craft balloon creations at 1 p.m. each day on the midway.
Guests may purchase a season pass and deduct the price of their ticket any day of the Memorial Day weekend. Season passes are 25 percent off until May 31. Camden Park is located off Exit 6, Interstate 64. For information, visit www.camdenpark.com.
DAVIS, W.Va. -- The boardwalk at Blackwater Falls State Park has reopened.
The boardwalk had to be closed to the public because of damaged and downed trees caused by last fall's Superstorm Sandy. A news release said it will be some time before the vegetative area at the falls has regenerated completely.
Park Superintendent Robert Gilligan said, "We have some very dedicated employees who have gone beyond work expectations in getting it repaired and reopened. We also appreciate all of the local residents who have assisted us."
Blackwater Falls is in Tucker County, between the towns of Thomas and Davis. The park is open year-round and offers lodge and cabin accommodations, camping, hiking, a full-service restaurant and a nature interpretive program. Visit www.blackwaterfalls.com for more information.
WEBSTER SPRINGS, W.Va. -- The Webster County Woodchopping Festival, on Memorial Day weekend, offers more than just the competition for the Southern U.S. World Championship Woodchopper title.
Other attractions include the sports tournaments, car, truck and motorcycle shows, the state firemen's rodeo championship, a parade, arts and crafts shows, state turkey calling championship, food vendors and live music concerts. The festival ends May 26 with a gospel sing and fireworks display. Visit www.woodchoppingfestival.org or call 304-847-7666 for more information.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- The gutsy little dandelion will be celebrated for five days, May 23-27.
Activities and attractions include a wine and cheese reception, Run for the Wall (passing through town), art exhibit, art and craft vendors, food, kid's activities, fishing derby, Superhero 5K, dunking booth, car show, pretty pet contest, veterans' appreciation and memorial service, guest speakers, disc golf, gospel, bluegrass and country music, dance, a parade, fireworks and more. For more information, call 304-536-5060 or visit www.greenbrierwv.com.
Cass rides begin
CASS, W.Va. -- Train rides begin May 24 for the 50th season at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park.
This year's schedule has new special runs, including Heisler/Old Spruce Run on May 25, double headers and more. Call Cass at 304-456-4300 or find rates, schedule and events at www.cassrailroad.com/CASS_schedule.pdf.
'Greenbrier Ghost' musical