Student Artist Series Sword Smithing Design Contest Winners Announced

First Lady Cathy Justice announced the winners of the First Lady Student Artist Series Sword Smithing Design Contest in a ceremony, held on Monday, May 16, at the West Virginia Culture Center. The winning sword will now be used to knight the winners of all future Golden Horseshoe recipients, starting with the next ceremony on […]

‘Skyline On The River’ Bluegrass Festival Coming To Ronceverte

New Skyline Productions, Inc. is excited to announce it will be presenting “Skyline on the River,”  a tribute to the original Skyline Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, July 16, 2022, 5 PM – 10 PM in  the amphitheatre located in Island Park, Ronceverte, West Virginia.  The original festival took  place on the Blake Family mountaintop farm […]

Chef Kevin Hall Announces Opening Of Jimmie’s Restaurant In Princeton On May 20th

Residents of Princeton are welcome to prepare themselves for a new flavor in town. Chef Kevin Hall has announced the opening of Jimmies Restaurant on May 20th, 2022, located at its original location at 839 Mercer Street. Initially founded in 1922, Jimmies Restaurant is now an American diner fusing well-loved classic diner fare with a […]

Dry Creek Music And Arts Festival Coming To White Sulphur Springs

The weekend of June 17-18, come celebrate the rebirth of White  Sulphur Springs with a musical and arts festival on Main Street. A joint production between Cross  Creek Hospitality, 50 East, and White Sulphur Springs Rotary, the weekend will include live music,  art, local food, spirits, and brews, and activities for the kids.  We gather […]

Boilin’ Down Da Bayou Crawfish Boil at Hill & Holler!

Have you been catching an envie for crawfish? Well, Hill & Holler in Lewisburg (Greenbrier County) will be boilin’ down da bayou with a crawfish boil! Enjoy New Orleans cocktails, a gourmet Bloody Mary bar, music and merriment, and hundreds of pounds of fresh Louisiana crawfish! On Sunday, May 29, they will hold their second […]

In the Spirit: Tales of Tequila

The month of May and the celebration of Cinco de Mayo seems to be the perfect time to share the history of Tequila. There is something to be said about the back story of a spirit and knowing that information gives you more appreciation for the product. Have you ever heard the saying “All bourbon […]

HashtagWV, your Unique Source For all Things Art, Culture, and Entertainment in West Virginia

For more than 10 years, HashtagWV has been the locally-owned and independently-operated source… For more than 10 years, HashtagWV has been the locally-owned and independently-operated unique source for all things art, culture, and entertainment in West Virginia, the Mountain State. Currently, the print edition is distributed free each month throughout 15 counties across West Virginia […]

An Incredible Lineup During Story Sessions at Pocahontas Opera House

The Pocahontas Opera House Foundation is expanding the Story Sessions Project into a podcast and five more video episodes! Starting Monday, May 9, the brand-new podcast will be aired on the Opera House Radio Hour on Allegheny Mountain Radio at 1 PM or wherever you listen to podcasts. The podcast and season two videos will […]

Don’t Miss a Fantastic Summer Music Series at Masonic Theatre!

Don’t miss a fantastic Summer Music Series at the Historic Masonic Theatre and Masonic Amphitheatre in Clifton Forge, VA (Allegheny County this summer 2022 featuring Bobby Blackhat, Runnin Shine, the Whiskey Rebellion, and so much more! This year’s series will be one concert per month from July through September with multiple acts for each show. […]

Best Things to Do this May w/ Hashtag West Virginia!

Now that we have entered the month of May, we are excited to share several things to do in West Virginia and the surrounding Appalachian region! On the cover features the legendary Larry Keel, who will be performing at the Farm at Glen Haven on Saturday, May 28. 90’s band, Cracker will be headlining this […]

Spring Wine & Cheese Fundraiser Draws 90 People to Elmwood Estate!

The Monroe County Historical Society hit a home run on Sunday, May 1st as upwards of 90 people turned out for the Spring Wine & Cheese Fundraiser. Held at Elmwood Estate in Union, West Virginia, the fundraiser featured plentiful wines, food, artwork, and nineteenth-century dresses on display. There was also live music by The Bohemian […]

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 […]