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Fayette County Chamber of Commerce
Connecting Businesses to Businesses
July 2018

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The Chamber office hours are Mon. - Fri. 9AM - 5PM, Sat. & Sun. 9AM - 3PM

Shop Local.....What does that mean to you? 
1. You supported local jobs & benefits
2. You kept your tax dollars in Fayette County & West Virginia
3. You enjoyed the uniqueness that keeps our downtowns alive
4. You sustained local craftsmen, artisans and farmers
5. You invested in local suppliers, manufactures and builders
6. You nourished local organizations, churches and charities
7. You became part of the community that attracts new businesses and tourism
8. You enriched your life...something you can't download--- Experience Local Today!
Welcome to Fayette County, WV
Big Dam Pizza
190 S. Court St.
Fayetteville, WV 25840

Johnathon J Hale DDS
400 Virginia St. 
Oak Hill, WV 25901

White Oak Golf, and Event Center, & Jaspers @ White Oak 
1206 Summerlee Rd
Oak Hill, WV 25901
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The 500 Club

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July4Independence Day Celebrations
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ACE Adventure Resort
July 4th  is Wonderful Wednesday (and every other Wednesday) this summer at ACE  Waterpark  $10 lake pass from 5-8 and $10 all you can eat wood-fired pizza buffet.

Adventures on the Gorge
July 4th  (on the 3rd ) Family Carnival - July 3, 2018 -  4pm  to  8pm

July 4th (on the 3rd) Fireworks - July 3, 2018 -9pm & 10pm
Our fireworks show is free to attend. But please be advised that from  8pm ( ish ) until  10pm ( ish ),  Chestnutburg  Rd. will be closed for safety reasons. We will provide a shuttle to and from Mountain State Campground. And of course, you can see the show just fine from virtually any place on the south rim of the Gorge.

Bridge Walk
Wednesday, July 4th  - Independence Day Special $49 pp
New & Gauley River Adventures
$76 July 4th  specials for full day trips upper or lower New.

River Expeditions
Weekend of June 30th  - Independence Day Celebration package  includes: 3 nights of  BYOT  (tent camping), one day of rafting Sat. or Sun. (lunch included), breakfast each morning, BBQ dinner the evening of raft trip.

Independence Day BOGO Deal - July 2, 2018 - B.O.G.O. Bonus: Raft on Monday and buy one single day trip, get one free - $110

Town of Fayetteville
Fayetteville Lion's Club  4th of July Celebration - July 3 & July 4, 2018  - (Fireworks Fayetteville Town Park at dusk on  4th .)

July 3rd
Vendors:  5pm  -  10pm
Music:  6pm  -  11pm  (Krista Hughes Band and Matt Jones Band)

July 4th
Vendors:  9am  -  8pm
Parade  11am  (line up  10am )
WV Classic Car Club:  12pm  -  5pm  (Court House parking lot)
Music:  2pm  -  8pm  (Last Chance and Common House's)

Uptown Events:
1pm  -  Tutle  Race 
1: 30pm  - Frog Jumping
2pm  - Hula Hoop
2: 30pm  - Balloon Toss
3pm  - Three-Legged Race
3: 30pm  - Sack Race
4pm  - Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest & Cobbler Walk

WV Classic's Town Of Fayetteville  4th  of July Car Show benefiting the Fayetteville Lions Club
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TamarackTamarack ~ The Best of WV
Hands on Tamarack: One Pot Cooking
July 13, 2018

Let Executive Chef Michele guide you through the tips and trick to creating perfect one dish dinners in this hands on cooking class. Students will learn to prepare --- 
* Beef, Pineapple & Barley Stir Fry 
* Spicy Eggs & Potatoes

All materials will be provided. 
Tickets: $35 (plus tax and processing fee) 
This class will be held in Tamarack's Atrium from 6 PM - 8 PM

1 Tamarack Park
Beckley, WV 25801

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FayCntyParkFayette County Park 2018 Events
July --
Parks & Recreation Month
Fayette County Park is celebrating Parks & Recreation month by offering a reduced admission fee to the pool on the following Wednesdays - July 11, 18 & 25.

August 31
Farewell Summer Swim Night 
Celebrate the end of a beautiful summer with us from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM.  Admission is only $3.00.  A rain date is set for the following day, September 1st.

September 3
Labor Day
Have your last cookout of the summer at the Park and receive 25% off of your shelter rental on Monday, September 3.   (Based on shelter availability)

December 1 - 30
Winter Wonderland
See the park come alive with our Christmas lighting on December 1st, when Active Southern WV will host an Ugly Sweater Run!  The lights will be on each evening from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM.  Gate admission is $5 per car.

Fayette County Park  2018 activity calendar

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BridgeWalkBridge Walk 2018 Special Walks
Guided tours are offered daily except for: high winds, snow and/or ice preventing access to the catwalk.

July    4             Wednesday              Independence Day $49
July 22            Sunday                      Parents Day parents free with a child $49
July 27            Friday                        Buck Moon $59 7:30 pm

Schedule a tour for your birthday, anniversary, and/or reunion for $50Tax Included

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AOTGAdventures on the Gorge 
July 1, 2018 - 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
The lead guitarist of the popular WV Band, Switch plays a special Sunday gig at Rendezvous Lodge. 
July 2, 2018 - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
This born and raised West Virginia girl has spent the last decade traveling and creating music in Chicago, NY, and Paris, France-and now she's coming to Chetty's Pub. 
July 6, 2018 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
This local favorite brings his folksy rock style to the pool. Ken's playing styles vary, ranging from flatpicking to fingerpicking to harmonic fret-tapping.

July 13, 2018 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Friday night at Rendezvous. The West by Goddesses are pure West Virginia home-grown sisters and soul sisters who play a variety of music from a variety of eras as well as originals. 
July 20, 2018 - 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Playing live at the Rendezvous, The Settlement is a funk-fusion jam band from Huntington that combines rowdy rock riffs with complex jazz harmonies, funky bass lines, creamy pop vocals, jammin' reggae grooves and a multitude of diverse world music influences. 
July 21, 2018 - 8:30 PM to 11:30 PM
The Tom Batchelor band was founded in 2003, and hail from Morgantown, WV. They play Rock, Reggae and will be rockin' Rendezvous Lodge soon. 
July 30, 2018 - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Live at Chetty's Pub. With great melodic sensibilities, rhythmic experimentation and an accessible modern edge, the Dirk Quinn Band is jazz/funk improvisation at its most exciting! 

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US Cellular New Management
U.S. Cellular

U.S. Cellular names Aaron Radcliff sales manager of Fayetteville, WV  store located at 98 Fayette  Town Center Ste. 1, Fayetteville, WV 25840. Aaron Radcliff leads store associates to help customers and businesses select the best plan and devices to meet their data needs. Radcliff began his wireless career with U.S. Cellular four years ago, transferring from the Fayetteville location to Summersville, WV in 2016, and now back again to Fayetteville.
"Aaron has a strong and proven commitment to U.S. Cellular and the community here in Fayetteville and I am excited to see him grow within our organization," said Brandi McCune, area sales manager. "At U.S. Cellular, we have friendly, engaged and knowledgeable associates who focus on providing an unmatched customer experience and helping you make the best wireless choices for your needs."
As a native of the Summersville Lake area, Aaron is excited to continue working in the area where he grew up. He currently lives in Oak Hill where he enjoys being outdoors and spending time with his two children.
EpicSmarter Than You Escape Challenge
ACEACE Adventure Resort
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Saturday July 7, 2018 - Gather at Wonderland Water Park for the 8th Annual Big Air Blob Competition. Fireworks won't be the only thing rocketing skyward on Independence Day. Teams of two will compete for the most outrageous blob of the day. Judges will score up to 10 points per blob based on form, height or just sheer craziness. Prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners! When you check-in be sure to ask for details at the ACE Welcome Center.


* 2-person teams - launcher and launchee
* Minimum age: 8
* Minimum weight 80 lbs
* No more than a 100 lbs. weight difference between launcher and launchee
* Must have already completed lake waiver and have lake wristband
* 1st round - all teams blob
* 2nd round - top 10 teams blob a second time
* 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners awarded

* Registration starts at 4PM and competition starts at 5 PM on Saturday, July 7th.
* Come to the event tent located near the lake dock

ACE Adventure Resort 
#1 Concho Rd
Oak Hill, WV 25901

Mon - Thurs | 2pm - 10pm
Fri - Sat | 2pm - 12am
Sun | 2pm - 10pm

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Hawks Nest State Park
Hawks Nest Restaurant Now Open!
Farm to Table Dinner at Hawks Nest

Start Date: September 13, 2018

Make your reservation for the "foodie" event of the year! Enjoy local food at our Farm to Table dinner at the Hawks Nest State Park Restaurant. Enjoy a prepared meal that features locally sourced produce and products from West Virginia farmer's markets, including seasonal favorites of the area.

You don't want to miss this meal! Enjoy a delicious meal as you take in breathtaking views of the New River Gorge. For reservations and pricing, call 304-658-5212. This dinner starts at 6 p.m. and is one of eight Farm to Table Thursday events planned at West Virginia State Park restaurants.

LivelyEventsLively Family Amphitheater Events

2018 Event Schedule

July 14 Movie: Beauty & The Beast Dusk
July 28 Movie: Wonder Woman Dusk
August 11 Movie: Black Panther Dusk
August 25  Movie: Harry Potter Dusk
August 31 - Sept. 2 Oak Leaf Festival TBA
September 22 Hank Williams Sr. Tribute TBA
October 27 Pumpkin House Trick or Treat 7PM
December  Christmas w/ Santa TBA

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FCPLFayette County Libraries
Summer Reading - "Libraries Rock!" 

Come read, sing, and play as we explore different cultures, musical styles, and yes - even rocks. This program is for 3 - 12 year olds and incorporates stories, activities, games, and crafts (and a snack!).


Summer Full S.T.E.A.M Ahead - Let your budding scientists have some hands-on fun! Kids ages 8 - 12 will learn important science, technology, engineering, and math skills with exciting activities and experiments. Provided in conjunction with the WVU extension office.

ANSTED JUNE 6, 13, JULY 18, 25 @ 2
FAYETTEVILLE JUNE 15, 22, JULY 6, 20 @ 11:00
MEADOW BRIDGE JUNE 12, 19, JULY 3, 17 @ 2:00
MONTGOMERY JUNE 11, 18, JULY 2, 16 @ 3:00
MT HOPE JUNE 14, 21, JULY 5, 19 @ 3:00
OAK HILL JUNE 6, 13,JULY 18,25 @ 11:00

Babies Love Books Lapsit - Let's not forget our littlest readers! For ages 6 - 35 months. We sing songs, read books, learn fingerplays, and have a baby social hour - all to help develop early literacy, language, and socialization skills.
OAK HILL 2nd and 4th Fridays @ 10:30

Trail Tales - Bring the family and enjoy a story and activities on Oak Hill's portion of the Rail Trail. Meet at the Train Depot for a brief story then follow the trail for some more fun. All ages welcome. This program is provided in conjunction with the New River MIHOW & FCPL.THURSDAYS JULY 5th- 26th @ 6:00 MEET AT THE DEPOT

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Fayette County Public Libraries July Calendar  Bookmobile
531 Summit St., Oak Hill, WV 25901

MedExpress of Fayetteville, WV 

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PhotoContest2018 Hidden History Photo Contest
2018 Hidden History Photo Contest Announced
Celebrate southern West Virginia's cultural heritage by entering this photo contest .

It's time for the 2018 Hidden History Photo Contest, where the rich cultural heritage of southern West Virginia is revealed through photography. Capture stories of the past with a creative eye and a camera, sharing the diverse history preserved in this region's National and State Parks, the National Coal Heritage Area, as well as in our own back yards. Prizes will be awarded and winning photos will be displayed at Tamarack, online, and in heritage museums throughout southern West Virginia.
Contest entry deadline: August 6, 2018 . This free contest is open to West Virginia amateur photographers, adult and youth. Photographs can be entered in several history-based subject categories and must be taken within the specified contest area. The 2018 contest also features a Scenic River category in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (1968 - 2018). 
The Hidden History Photo Contest is coordinated by the National Park Service in partnership with the National Coal Heritage Area, Tamarack, New River Gateway CVB, and West Virginia State Parks. This celebration of heritage through the arts is part of southern West Virginia's annual Hidden History Weekend (September 28 - 30, 2018), which highlights the cultural significance of this region for visitors and locals alike. This 2018 Hidden History Weekend event schedule will be available online in late summer at
Photo caption: Moving Clouds © Arthur Harvey. 2017 Hidden History Photo Contest - Best in Show - adult.  (New River Gorge in Fayette County, West Virginia.)

FOCBenefitting Hospice of Southern WV
Taking the stage for the first time in nearly five years, West Virginia's premier car show is excited to welcome the Mountain State's very own, Taylor Made, to the Friends of Coal Auto Fair stage July 21.

Hailing from Grafton, W.Va., Taylor Made is comprised of siblings Wendy Williams, Greg Duckworth and Brian Duckworth. The group was discovered and signed by Dale Morris Productions (DMP). Morris is the Nashville management executive behind Alabama, Kenny Chesney, Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson.

Taylor Made developed a collection of songs that has crowds flocking to their shows. "Heavy Duty Beauty" celebrates the love unique to a man who cherishes his line-dancing woman. "We Used To Have It Made In America" is heartfelt social commentary and "Mamma Take The Hurt Away" is about raw emotion.

Taylor Made has opened for many world-renowned artists including Sugarland, Randy Travis, Charlie Daniels, Heidi Newfield and Randy Owen.

General admission to this year's Friends of Coal Auto Fair is $5. For the first time, concert tickets will not be sold separately. Instead, the $5 general admission will let guests into both the car show and concert.

Seating for Saturday evening's concert is lawn seating, where guests are recommended to bring their own chair or blanket.

Proceeds from the 2018 Friends of Coal Auto Fair benefit Hospice of Southern West Virginia.  For more information click the link below or call 304-255-6404.

SongCompSongwriters Competition
Historic Fayette Theater, Fayetteville, WV
Saturday, July 28, 2018

It's our birthday! All three of our national parks are celebrating milestone events this year, including the 50 th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers and National Trails System Acts. New River Gorge National River turns 40, and Bluestone National Scenic River and 
Gauley River National Recreation Area both turn 30!

To celebrate, we've launched our first-ever songwriting competition where songwriters from West Virginia and beyond are invited to write and submit an original song inspired by some aspect of the National Parks of Southern West Virginia. Submissions are due by June 26, 2018.

The competition will conclude with a public performance by the top ten submissions at the Historic Fayette Theater in Fayetteville, West Virginia on Saturday, July 28, 2018. Attendees at the event will vote for their top three favorites, and winners could receive up to a $250 cash prize for their song. All musical styles are encouraged to participate! Rules and link to submission page can be found below.

1st Place: $250
2nd Place: $100
3rd Place: $50

ASWVActive Southern WV 
Help Active SWV maintain trails in our public lands! Active Southern West Virginia and the New River Gorge Trail Alliance are working together to maintain area hiking and biking trails as part of NRGTA's $1.4 million ARC grant.

What: The work will consist of opening up the trail corridor and beginning the process of establishing a sustainable tread surface. Work will end at 3:00 pm participants can come and go as they please. Don't feel obligated to stay for the entire event. Any and all help is welcomed.You can join us at The Grove for after work refreshments directly after the event. 

When: Saturday July 7th. Meeting location will be at 9 am at Fayette County Court House or at 9:30 at the Needles Eye Trail Head.

What to Bring: Bring lunch and water (no food or water provided). Also, please bring any hand tools that might be useful, such as shovels, hand trimmers/clippers, loppers, Pulaski/mattocks, hand saws, etc. Training and supervision will be provided by NRGTA staff.

What to Expect: Expect to get your feet wet and be prepared for a good workout!

What to Wear: Work gloves, long pants and good footwear (boots/shoes) that can get muddy. Dress for the weather and wear layers for your work.

Who to Bring: Due to the nature of the work, we kindly ask that anyone under 18 be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

RSVP Required: If you plan to attend, you must RSVP with Billy Strasser. He needs your contact information in case of cancellation due to weather. This event can only take a maximum of 15 volunteers - RSVP today!

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During the volunteer work day, NRGTA staff will also share more information about their ongoing 2 and a half year project.
FurBallCar Show Benefiting New River Humane Society

Wv Classics 4th Annual Oak Hill Tractor Supply Car Show
The clubs  4th  Annual Tractor Supply Car Show this is where it all started for Wv Classics. This show always benefits the Fayette County Humane Society. 

Date & Time:   Saturday, August 4th, 10am to 5pm
Location: 1556 E. Main St. Ste A, Oak Hill, WV 25901

New River Humane Society

513 Shelter Rd.
Fayetteville, WV 25840
(304) 574-3682 or email
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Calling all Cat Lovers ...Fayette County Animal Control is in great need of cat and/or kitten fosters. They are at capacity and are getting ready to receive over 20 cats/kittens per an emergency situation. The shelters number is 304-574-3682 if you are interested in helping. 


August 4 -5, 2018 - Visit the New River Gorge for a weekend of two amazing, fun competitions, the New River Gorge Challenge and the Thurmond Triathlon.

The  Captain Thurmond's Challenge consists of 28.5 miles of the most extreme Mountain Biking, White Water and Running in the state and some would say the East Coast. The triathlon can be done as a Solo, Relay Team, or Raft Team.

The  Thurmond Triathlon is a beginner triathlon open to anyone 7 years of age and older. Individuals, duos or families will bike from the Historic Thurmond Depot 2 miles to Stonecliff where they will then paddle 1.5 miles to the Dun Glen Day Use area. From there contestants will run a two mile loop around the Historic Town of Thurmond.

UPDATE: The Fayetteville Town & Country 5k will not be held in 2018.

LNTLeave No Trace Trainer Course Aug. 8 & 9
DESCRIPTION: A Leave No Trace Trainer Course is a modified version of the 5-day Leave No Trace Master Educator Course, a great way for individuals to learn the ins and outs of the Leave No Trace minimum impact program. Like a Master Educator Course, the 2-day Leave No Trace Trainer Course emphasize skills and techniques essential to both teaching and practicing Leave No Trace. This course is designed for individuals who will be teaching Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics, and those who want to deepen their understanding of the science behind the Leave No Trace Seven Principles. Through lectures, discussion, interactive activities, and a two-day outing which includes one night in the field, this course will give participants tools and techniques         to further define their outdoor ethic, while learning Leave No Trace skills to pass along to others. Note: Leave No Trace Trainer Course is not intended to teach basic travel, camping or other outdoor skills.

COURSE DATES:C August 8 - 9, 2018. Course includes overnight campout 
COURSE TIMES: begins 9:00 am on Day 1; ends at 4:00 pm on Day 2 

* $15 for Trainer Course Participant Packet. This educational packet must be purchased by participants in advance of the course. ORDER Trainer Course Participant Packet online. Participants will need to bring these materials to the course.

GirlsNightOutWRC Girls Night Out! 

The Women's Resource Center presents Girls Night Out 

Date: August 11th at 7pm 
Venue:  Wild Blue Adventures,  282  Hinkle  Road,  Fayetteville, WV 25840

Women's Resource Center
39 South Court Street
Fayetteville, WV 25840
JazzBluesJazz & Blues ~ In the Ville ~
JAZZ & BLUES ~In the Ville~

Saturday, August 18th, 2018
The Historic Fayette Theater in Fayetteville

The Historic Fayette Theater and Court Street will come alive with the sweet sounds of Jazz and Blues as performed by local and regional artists. Food and craft vendors will be on hand to add the festive atmosphere that these most American of musical genres creates. Featured artists include:
Sol Roots - Washington, D.C. (Blues)
Lady D & MI$$ION - Beckley, WV (Jazz/Blues/R&B)
The Colin Wood Project - Columbus, OH (Jazz)
And more...!
Street fair 10am - 6pm... Walk, mingle and patronize food and craft vendors as well as listening to some fine jazz and blues on the street. Then make your way inside the Historic Fayette Theater for an evening of "roots" music! Purchase an evening Pass for $20. Tickets will be available in advance,  the theater box office, and at the theater vending booth on the day of the event.
For more information call:
Doris Fields 304.590.1042 or Email
Jen Garvin 304.304.673.9133 or  Email

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Upcoming Events
July 2018

July 3 AOTG Family Carnival & Fireworks 
July 4  Independence Day Celebrations
July 7  Trail Building Needles Eye Park, ASWV
July 7 BIG Air Blob Competition at ACE Resort
July 13 Hands on Tamarack: One Pot Meals
July 14  Lively Amphitheater  Movie: Beauty & The Beast
July 1 -12 Epic Escape: NRG Tourism Professionals Challenge
July 21 Friends of Coal Auto Fair benefiting Hospice of So. WV
July 22 Parents Day Special, Bridge Walk
July 27 Buck Moon Special, Bridge Walk 
July 28 Lively Amphitheater Movie: Wonder Woman 
July 28 Songwriters Competition, Friends of NRG National River
July 1 - 30  Music at AOTG
July 1 - 30 Parks & Recreation month at Fayette County Park
July 1 -31 Fayette County Library: Summer Full STEAM
July 1 - 31 Hidden History Photo Contest Deadline

To add your event or questions call 304-465-5617 or  email

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