DAVIS, W.Va. -- SeptemberFest at Blackwater Falls State Park is four days and three nights of activities, good food and entertainment. "It has elements of a cruise without the ocean, a sort of 'terra-cruise,'" said Paulita Cousin, activities coordinator.
Scheduled for Sept. 17-20, the annual event is for those ages 50 and older. The evening entertainment schedule features all West Virginians: magician Dave Powers, of Clarksburg; singer Dustin McCray, of Ireland; and storyteller Granny Sue, of Sandyville.
The package includes nine full meals, refreshments, access to all planned activities and events, crafts and door prizes. Transportation is provided to off-site tours.
Preregistration is required. The package rate varies based on room occupancy. Visit www.blackwaterfalls.com or call 304-259-5216 for information or to make reservations.
Labor Day weekend at Camden Park
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Blues & Barbeque continues at Camden Park Sept. 1 and 2 with entertainment both days and fireworks Sept. 1.
Humming House band will play bluegrass music on the Midway stage Sept. 1; The Black Twig Pickers will perform Sept. 2, the close of the park's 110th season.
Camden Park has 26 rides and attractions for all ages and an 18-hole miniature golf course, paddleboats, full-service café, shops, games and concessions. The park is located on U.S. 60, off Interstate 64, Exit 6.
Friday in Lewisburg
LEWISBURG, W.Va. -- Stories will be read to children ages 3 to 10 at four outdoor tents from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 6 at City National Bank.
The Read-Aloud event with kid-friendly refreshments is part of First Fridays after Five! from 5 to 9 p.m. in downtown Lewisburg.
Studio 40 will be celebrating its fifth anniversary with a show of new work by local artist Josh Miller.
Banks Jesser, from The Country Vintner, will offer a complimentary "Back-To-School Stress Relief Wine Tasting" at Harmony Ridge Gallery.
Musical offerings include Robert Wilson on clarinet with jazz, Irish tunes and old-time music at Plants Etc.; Patrick O'Flaherty will play traditional Celtic music, followed by Richard Hefner and the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys at 8 p.m. at The Irish Pub; Pushin' String at The General Lewis Inn; and the Strum Sum Band at The Greenbrier Valley Visitors Center.
Wine and jazz fest
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- The 20th annual West Virginia Wine and Jazz Festival will take place Sept. 7 and 8 at Camp Muffly on 4-H Camp Road.
Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 7 and noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 8. Admission is $20 per person per day and includes a wine glass and wine tasting for those 21 and older.
Food and artisans exhibits will also be featured. For more information and a complete list of wineries, bands, restaurants and artisans, visit www.wvwineandjazz.com or call 877-989-4637.
Poor Farm Festival
WILLIAMSBURG, W.Va. -- The Poor Farm Festival is Sept. 6 and 7 at the Greenbrier County Poor Farm in Williamsburg.
This year, the mountain will rock with a combination of national, regional and local bands. Headliners include Royal Southern Brotherhood, Dirk Quinn, Normal Bean Band with Tom Constanten of the Grateful Dead, Food Will Win the War of NYC, and The Weight from Greenbrier County.
For the complete schedule, prices or to purchase tickets, visit www.poorfarmfest.com. For other information before the festival, email questions to cbstephen...@aol.com or poorfar...@gmail.com, or text to 781-771-4275.
Heritage Farm Cook-off
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- The third annual Heritage Farm Museum and Village Cast Iron Cook-off and Antique Car Display is Sept. 7 at the farm.