MADISON, W.Va. -- The 20th annual West Virginia Coal Festival is set for June 18-22 in Madison.
Activities and attractions include a carnival, mine equipment displays, miners memorial service, gospel concert, karaoke show, food vendors, coal museum tours, fireworks and local and national entertainment.
Visit www.boonecountywv.org for the complete schedule or call 304-369-9118 for additional information.
SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. -- The 33rd annual Music in the Mountains Bluegrass Festival begins June 19 and continues through June 22 in Summersville Music Park.
More than 20 bands are scheduled to perform bluegrass music. Camping, food and vendors will be available. For more information, visit www.adamsandandersonbluegrass.com or call 706-864-7203.
Civil War showcase
CAIRO, W.Va. -- On West Virginia Day, June 20, North Bend State Park will showcase Civil War events with cannon firings and a ladies tea.
The Kanawha Artillery Battery D, from St. Marys, will portray Union soldiers as they would have appeared in the 14th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry Company F, as well as Confederate soldiers under the Kanawha Artillery/Jackson Battery D.
Several cannon firings will take place throughout the day, with exhibits of cultural items, period toys and clothing on display.
Verna Owen will host a ladies' tea from 11 a.m. to noon. Discussions will include women's issues of the day. Afternoon tea will take place on the back deck. For more information, call 304-643-2931 or visit www.northbendsp.com.
SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. -- Summersville will celebrate the state's Sesquicentennial and will dedicate the lighthouse at Summersville Lake June 20.
There'll be Civil War re-enactors and encampments, historic portrays of Mary Todd Lincoln and Robert E. Lee, children's games, costume contest, concessions, special birthday cake, Appalachian dancing and performances by Craig Heath and the Davisson Brothers. The evening will end with fireworks.
For more information about the Sesquicentennial events, go to www.summersvillecvb.com or call 304-872-3722. For more information about the lighthouse lighting dedication ceremony, visit www.summersvillelakeretreat.com or call 888-872-5580.
WHEELING, W.Va. -- The 15th annual Marx Toy and Train Collectors National Convention will take place June 21 and 22 in Wheeling.
The convention was started in 1998 by the Miller Family, owners of the Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum, as way to preserve the history of Louis Marx & Co. in the Ohio Valley.
About 100 vendor tables will hold anything and everything related to the Marx Toy Co. Workshops and presentations will also take place. For more information, call 877-242-8133 or 304-242-8133 or visit www.toyandtrain.com.
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. -- The Mid-Ohio Valley Multi Cultural Festival will take place June 21-23 in Parkersburg City Park.
The free outdoor international festival will feature traditional music and dance, ethnic foods, an international marketplace and children's activities. For more information, call 304-482-7790 or visit www.movmcf.org.
Kids' Tuesdays at Camden Park
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Camden Park features Terrific Tuesdays Children Festival from noon to 4 p.m. every Tuesday.
The regular Midway attractions, rides and games expand to include balloons of all shapes and sizes, the Honey Hill Petting Zoo and the Steve Free band jamming on the Arbor Stage.
Camden Park, open for its 110th season, is located on U.S. 60 West, Huntington. For information on special discounts or packages, call 304-429-4321 or visit www.camdenpark.com.
'Oz' opens at Chief Logan
LOGAN, W.Va. -- The family classic "The Wizard of Oz" opens June 18 at Chief Logan State Park's Liz Spurlock Amphitheater.
Songs including the famous "Over the Rainbow" from the 1939 musical fantasy film will be performed during the show's run on Tuesdays through Saturdays each week until July 7. All performances start at 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday performances are designated Kids Nights with $4 admission to children age 12 and younger. Tickets may be purchased by calling The Aracoma Story Inc. office at 304-752-0253. For more information, visit www.loganshows.com.
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