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Travel Notes: Sept. 15, 2013

By Staff reports

Music Trail square dance

LEWSIBURG, W.Va. -- Carnegie Hall and the Greenbrier County Convention and Visitors Bureau are throwing an old-fashioned square dance as a kickoff event for the Mountain Music Trail. The dance will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 19 on the stage at Carnegie Hall. Admission is $5.

Sugar Run will play with mountain dance trail callers Eugene and Ellen Ratcliffe.

The Mountain Music Trail is a collaborative project among five counties, which promotes traditional music, dance and folkways of the Allegheny Mountain region.

Carnegie square dances take place in September, November, February, April and June of each year, featuring musicians and callers from around the region.

For more information about the trail and other kickoff events in Greenbrier, Monroe, Pocahontas, Randolph and Tucker counties, visit www.mountainmusictrail.com.

Ricky Skaggs concert

LEWISBURG, W.Va. -- Carnegie Hall's 2013-14 Mainstage Concert Season opens Sept. 20 with country music star Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. with access to the Mainstage Lounge, hosted by Bella the Corner Gourmet, beginning at 6:45 p.m. For tickets, call 304-645-7917 or visit www.carnegiehallwv.org.

Golden Delicious Festival

CLAY, W.Va. -- The annual Clay County Golden Delicious Festival will celebrate its 40th year with a four-day celebration Sept. 19-22 on Main Street.

Festivities include displays of crafts, various apple contests, a skillet flinging contest, antique car show, motorcycle show, geocaching, parade, quilt show, 5K run/walk, apple butter making, art auction, crazy hat contest, cookie stacking contest, "Solomon's Secret" outdoor drama, golf tournament, free music concerts, clogging, carnival, fireworks, food vendors and magic shows.

For more information, call 304-587-7323 or 304-651-7353 or visit www.claygoldendeliciousfestival.com.

Historical play

SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. -- The Nicholas County Historical & Genealogical Society sponsors the original drama "Retribution: Massacre" at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20 and 3 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Old Main Auditorium on Old Main Drive, Summersville.

The play recounts the 1792 Morris Massacre, when Betsy and Peggy Morris, daughters of Henry Morris, the first settler in what is now Nicholas County, were brutally murdered.

Martie Mycoff wrote the play; The Cast Iron Skillet Lickers provide music. Tickets are $5. Call 304-872-2251 or 304-206-7812.

Treasure Mountain Festival

FRANKLIN, W.Va. -- The 45th annual Treasure Mountain Festival runs Sept. 19-22 in Franklin.

Activities and attractions include food vendors, craft sales and heritage demonstrations, quilt and needlework show, country store, flea market, antique cars/trucks/tractors/engine display, historical walking tour, horseshoe pitching, storytelling, children's games, gigantic pumpkin contest, puppet show, muzzleloader shoot, music, dancing, carriage rides and treasure hunt.

Visit www.treasuremountainfestival.com or call 304-358-3298 for more information.

North Bend nature weekend

CAIRO, W.Va. -- Nature Wonder Weekend runs Sept. 20-22 at North Bend State Park.

The weekend includes hikes, programs and a wild foods banquet. Although wild foods are featured throughout the weekend, conventional meals also will be prepared by North Bend Lodge Restaurant.

For more information, call 304-558-2754 or email Wendy.L.Green@wv.gov or Emily.J.Fleming@wv.gov.

Grape Stomping Wine Festival

SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. -- For the 22nd year, the Grape Stomping Wine Festival will take place Sept. 21 and 22 at Kirkwood Winery, Summersville.

Food vendors, face painting, handmade crafts, pottery making demonstrations, clogging, covered wagon and buggy rides will be featured throughout the day. Grape eating and stomping contests, distillery tours, wine tasting and live musical entertainment are other activities.

There will be a raft trip and timber trek giveaway, compliments of Rivermen Whitewater Outfitters. Visit www.kirkwood-wine.com or call 304-872-7332 or 888-498-9463 for more information.

Twin Falls photo workshop

MULLENS, W.Va. -- The Fall Photography Workshop will take place Sept. 20-22 at Twin Falls Resort State Park.

Professional photographers Steve Shaluta and Steve Rotsch will guide participants through the components of outdoor photography and conduct field trips to different areas of the park. All participants should bring their own cameras and equipment.

Workshop topics will cover equipment, composition, natural light, action photography, digital imaging and computer software use.

Cost is $148.75 for per person and includes two nights' lodging, workshop fee, full lunch on Sept. 21 and 22 and break refreshments. The workshop-only price of $69.10 includes workshop fee, full lunch on Sept. 21 and 22 and break refreshments. Cabin rates and other package prices are available. Advance reservations are required.

For more information or reservations, call Twin Falls Resort State Park at 304-294-4000 or visit www.twinfallsresort.com.


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