An Amazing Lineup for Tamarack’s 2022 Courtyard Concert Series!

Tamarack Marketplace in Beckley (Raleigh County) has announced the lineup for its upcoming Courtyard Concerts Series held monthly, 12p-3pm from May through September. Bands include The Boatmen, Parachute Brigade, Carpenter Ants, Lords of Lester, and 3Chill! BONUS: All shows are FREE! These concert performances will be featured in the outdoor courtyard, which can be found […]

My Dog & I: Foundations are Fundamental… & Tedious!

Of course, I am going to talk about our dogs – after all, that’s what I do… and as so many people ask me about “dog whispering” I want to explain a little about the “magic”. A good dog trainer understands the necessity of small, simple steps and many repetitions before achieving any kind of […]

Sensational First Friday in Downtown Lewisburg!

On Friday, May 6th, don’t miss a sensational First Friday in downtown Lewisburg (Greenbrier County), from 5pm to 8pm! There will be live music, grand openings, specials, artist shows, and complimentary tastings throughout town …. all free to the public. Everyone is welcome! Don’t miss Thomas Taylor Band at the Asylum! The Asylum is located […]

Gun Review from the Heart: Remington 870

Gun writers, I have been told, are supposed to be stern, hardhearted, and insensitive. They are to call it like they see it on the merits, or lack thereof, about any firearm they are reviewing. Some of the most famous gun writers of old, Jack O’Conner, Elmer Keith, and Warren Page to name a few, […]

Monroe County Shrine Club’s Egg Hunt a Big Success!

As pandemic restrictions have loosened and the ban on public gatherings has become a memory of the past, communities across West Virginia did not want to be left behind on the fun and festivities associated with the Easter holiday. This year’s Monroe County Shrine Club‘s Easter celebration in Union was decorated with a colorful egg […]

Find the Best Festivals this May in West Virginia

Here are all your festival listings for West Virginia and the greater Appalachian region for the month of May: Check out our festival guide where you can find all of the music festivals, food festivals, cultural festivals, art festivals, historical festivals, wine, and beer festivals, and more in Harper’s Ferry, Lewisburg, Bluefield, Huntington, Beckley, Charleston, Parkersburg, […]

Find the Best Festivals this April in West Virginia

Here are all your festival listings for West Virginia and greater Appalachian region for the month of April: Check out our festival guide where you can find all of the music festivals, food festivals, cultural festivals, art festivals, historical festivals, wine, and beer festivals, and more in Harper’s Ferry, Lewisburg, Princeton, Huntington, Morgantown, Pipestem, Beckley, […]

Video Goes Viral on TikTok

Rolling in with over 70,000 TikTok followers and more than 2 million likes, Ethan Mounts ( is becoming a popular Monroe Countian reaching small town stardom through social media. We interviewed Ethan to get to know him, discuss TikTok, and his thoughts on this platform.   Ethan is a self-described country guy and outdoor beardsman, […]

Robert Villamagna, West Virginia’s Tin Man

Meet artist Robert Villamagna. He is a tin cutter, retired art professor, flea market addict, collagist, vegetarian, collector, Veteran, and film lover. He describes his art as “a creation of assemblages and metal collages, primarily using found objects, vintage photographs, and repurposed lithographed metal. This printed metal, or ‘tin’, comes from deconstructed product containers, old […]

Appalachian South Folklife Center’s 16th Annual Earth Day feat. Option 22!

After two years of celebrating virtually, Appalachian South Folklife Center will host the 16th annual Earth Day Celebration in Pipestem (Summers County) on Saturday, April 23rd from 11am-11pm. This event features live music, kids’ activities, workshops, presentations, and creative activities! See full schedule below! The day will feature music performances by Independent State, Option 22, […]

Merry Hill & Co, Southern WV’s Premier Bridal Boutique!

Choosing a wedding dress can be a daunting task, to say the least. To help you with your big day, we discovered an incredible bridal boutique located inside Lee Street Centre Studios for the Arts in Studio 3. It’s called Merry Hill & Co and is quickly becoming one of southern West Virginia’s leading bridal […]

Oh, so sweet! Chocolate Festival makes a successful return in Lewisburg!

You know you’re in West Virginia when you get all four seasons in one day! But the cold, snowy, windy, sunny, hail, and mixed rain weather didn’t stop the crowd from coming out today to the Lewisburg Chocolate Festival which made a successful return in downtown Lewisburg (Greenbrier County). This one-day event, which is in […]

Refresh the Fire Hydrants Contest in Lewisburg!

Enter by Friday, May 13. Contact Shannon Beatty at or call 304-645-2080 to enter the contest. The winner receives $100 + HashtagWV interviews w/ the top 3 & #wvartist certificates of appreciation! It’s been a while since the downtown Lewisburg (Greenbrier County) hydrants were last painted bright shades of colors – some even decorated […]

Win a $3,000 Hunting Trip at Mountain Meadow Hunting Preserve!

Warriors in the Field is sponsoring up to $3,000 in credit toward your dream hunting trip at Mountain Meadow Hunting Preserve while supporting our Veterans! This is a raffle to raise money to better support our veterans and take them outside to hunt and fish around the United States. Mountain Meadow is a privately owned […]

Kelsie Dolin, a West Virginia native from Boone County is a RockStar on American Idol!

Kelsie Dolin, a West Virginia native from Boone County, has made it into the next round of the American Idol singing and performance competition. Viewers learned that Dolin successfully made it through the duets part of the competition. “This isn’t the end Kelsiedolin only the beginning… keep your head up, maybe you could even join me on […]

Steve Brogan “Ventriloquist” at Masonic Theatre

Steve Brogan is a career “Comic Ventriloquist” and a major success in his profession. A versatile entertainer, he has the unique ability to script his shows to include audience participation. Steve Brogan and his “friends” perform nationwide for all types of events and on Friday, April 8th, he’ll be performing at the Historic Masonic Theatre, […]

Greenbrier Valley Chorale presents “Songs in the Key of Spring!”

Greenbrier Valley Chorale returns to Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg (Greenbrier County) for its annual spring concert on Sunday, May 1, at 3 p.m.  The program, entitled Songs in the Key of Spring, has given the singers a chance to revisit a number of pieces they had rehearsed for their spring concert two years ago before […]

Get the Dish on the Dish Cafe w/ HashtagWV this April!

This month, get the dish on the Dish Cafe in Daniels (Raleigh County) w/ HashtagWV! The restaurant is celebrating its ninth anniversary this month and has become the go-to spot for hungry locals and with good reason – the food is phenomenal! Read Autumn Shelton’s full story! We also give you the scoop on pepperoni […]

Friday, April 22: Makenzie Phipps at Bluefield Arts Center

The Bluefield Arts and Revitalization Corporation is pleased to present country music artist, Makenzie Phipps at the Bluefield Arts Center on Friday, April 22 from 7-9 PM.  Tickets are available at ​​“Makenzie’s unique voice and classic production are keeping the neotraditional country movement alive.” – Buddy Iahn, The Music Universe A small-town girl raised in beautiful Bluefield Virginia, […]

Michael Ousley at Bloomfield Richwood Art Gallery

Bloomfield Richwood Art Gallery is excited to present Michael Ousley‘s “Appalachian Anthem” from April 21-May 29th. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, April 21. Bloomfield Richwood is located at the edge of the Monongahela Forest in West Virginia and specializes in contemporary and modern art and objects. “My father was a coal miner […]