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Fayette County Chamber of Commerce
Connecting Businesses to Businesses
June 2018

Shop Local             Support Local Businesses        Shop Often             Support an Artist 
Buy Here, Live Here, and Support Your Local Business
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
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Tom's Carryout
554 Jones Ave
Oak Hill, WV 25840

Marion G. Tanner
Individual/Retired Member

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Jim Lively Insurance
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United Bank

The 500 Club
Schedule of Events:

Thursday, June 21
High Adventure Timber Trek (family oriented) at Adventures on the Gorge: 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Bridge Walk-special pricing for the sports fest
Wonderland Waterpark at ACE Adventure Resort-special pricing for the lake
Cosmic Bowling at Pinheads in the evening/night

Friday, June 22
Kick-off Business After Hours for the NRG Sports & Car Fest hosted by Starry Eyes Media. 
Bowling Tournament @ Pinheads (juniors in the morning, seniors late morning/early afternoon, men & women later afternoon and evening)
Bridge Walk $20 pp special pricing during the sports fest
Disc Golf Tournament at Collins Park (noon - dark)

Arrowhead Bike Farm holds free time trials 6:30p.m.
FREE Sports Themed Movie at Lively Amphitheater: Hoosiers (around 8:30 start time with family activities prior to the start of the movie).

Saturday, June 23
5K Run - mid morning
Arrowhead Bike Farm, Beginner Mountain Bike Clinic led by IMBA certified skills guide, registration at 10a.m.
Disc Golf Tournament at Collins Park (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Golf, Day 1 (morning and afternoon sessions at White Oak)
Car Show Parade, starting in Fayetteville at Court House at 3p.m.; poker run to Oak Hill; parade through Oak Hill to down town to set up adjacent to the amphitheater; Car Show begins at 4 p.m. 
Craft Beer Festival (to include wine and food vendors); bands throughout the day; 4 - 10 p.m.

Sunday, June 24
Golf Day 2 , mid-morning starts at Bridge Haven Golf Club

Most events will include: Commemorative NRG Sports & Car Festival T-Shirt and free entry with samples to the Craft Beer Festival. 

Competitive events will include: chances to win prizes, including chamber bucks, redeemable at any event Chamber member and event sponsor.

Businesses can still sponsor to be eligible for chamber cash, t-shirt marketing, and event marketing.

$100 General Sponsors available

For more information please email the Chamber of Commerce office or call  304.465.5617

CampDABCamp Drift-a-bit

A NEW Summer Camp Opens in Fayette County
Camp Drift-A-Bit, is a project of the New River Gorge Learning Co-op
It is the mission of Camp Drift-A-Bit to empower young Southern West Virginians to explore and care for their natural environment through outdoor adventure, community service, and environmental stewardship. We encourage children to embrace their natural curiosity to inspire confidence in their ability to learn. We create opportunities for children to become:

Curious by looking deeply at natural wonders, both big and small, that surround us each day in our own backyard.
Courageous by empowering each child to challenge their perceived comfort zone, through adventure and activities facilitated in an emotionally and physically safe environment.
Confident by practicing skills to become effective team players and leaders.
Camp Drift-A-Bit will offer 3 camp sessions:
High Adventure Session 1; Ages 9-14 (6/18/2018 - 6/22/2018)
High Adventure Session 2: Ages 9-14 (6/25/2018 - 6/29/2018) several spaces available! 
Outdoor Experiential Education Session 1: Ages 6 - 12 (7/09/2018 - 7/13/2018)
To register and learn more, visit, or contact email.

Introducing Ayusa - Meet Our Foreign Exchange Students
15, Male

Youngchae's Letter: 

Dear host family, Hi I am Youngchae. I am sorry to say hello like this and not face to face but I hope we can meet soon and say hello. I think I am having a decent life. I have a good time with my friends, and a good time with my family. I really want to spend my next year in America because first of all I want to try out new things like staying without my family and staying with other households.I want to improve my English so that I can be more fluent at it of course and spend some years in America and adapt to the environment so that I can spend my future days and probably work there. At school, I always have a good time with my friends and spend happy days. I like read, mostly non-fictions. My favorite book was the whole series of 'a series of unfortunate events' which is really a good read and I like to read before I sleep. I also do enjoy programming things with my computer. Which I am quite good at I could say but I am a little slow typer which is really ironic and is one of the things i want to fix in america. I've been to Australia once for a year, but with my family which is why some people said I had a bush accent, but I'm pretty sure I don't have them now because I watch a lot of american movies... (Learn More)

16, Female

Annabel's Letter: 

Dear Host Family, first of all, I want to thank you for taking time to read my letter in which I would like to tell you something about myself, my family, my friends and my daily life. My name is Annabel Charlotte, I am 16 years old and I live in a flat in a big City in Germany. My parents got divorced, when I was 10 years old but that is no problem for me because I visit my mother every other weekend where we do a lot of great things together like cooking, talking and traveling to cities... (continue reading)

Please contact me at email or go to to learn more information about hosting a student today! 

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Hospice of Southern WV

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Hospice of Southern West Virginia is in need of volunteers. Those who graciously give their time will be able to provide companionship to patients/families, run errands, office duties, chaplaincy and fundraising events.
There are several new opportunities such as writing 'Life Stories' for patients, providing Hospitality Services at Bowers House, making Tuck-In calls to patients/families prior to weekend/holidays and working with veteran's in our Vet-to-Vet Program.
If you're interested in becoming a HSWV volunteer, the next Volunteer Training Class will be from 1- 4 p.m. at the Wickham Admin Building in Beckley on June 11 and 13, 2018.
Please call 304-256-6404 or email to sign up.

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NPSNature Camp ~ Learn, Play, Explore

Free overnight camp for kids ages 9-11 at at Camp Brookside Environmental Education Center in Brooks, WV.
Come learn, play, and explore the rich beauty and unique resources of the New River Gorge! Campers will experience hands on learning as well as fun outdoor activities and nightly campfires. 
Three date options: July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26.  Details and registration information .

Don't delay! Applications accepted on a first come, first served basis.

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FayCntyParkFayette County Park 2018 Events
June 14, July 19, August 16
Ladies Only Swim 
Enjoy an evening of swimming for ladies only.  Bring your daughter, sister, mother, or best gal and pal around.  June and July times are 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. August time is 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM.

June 17
Father's Day Celebration
Celebrate Dad by hosting a family get- together at Fayette County Park.  Receive 25% off a shelter rental on Sunday, June 17th (Based on shelter availability)

June 21
First Day of SUMMER!!!
We are having a summer pool party!  Prizes will be given out, and the cost to swim is only $3.00.  Come on out and get your tan on!  

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.

June 6                      Wednesday               D-Day Observance $59                 
June 14                    Thursday                    Flag Day $59
June 17                    Sunday                       Father's Day $49 Dad FREE
June 20                    Wednesday               WV Day residents $39
June 28                    Thursday                    Strawberry Moon $59 7:30 pm

***Special pricing during New River Gorge Sports & Car Festival. $20 per person June 21-24. 

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

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AOTGAdventures on the Gorge ~ Brewgrass Reunion
June 8 & 9, 2018 - ALL WEEKEND 
Celebrating 50 years of West Virginia rafting, 40 years of Class VI, and 10 years of Adventures on the Gorge, we want to re-affirm our connections and histories with an annual event, Brewgrass Reunion- the finest brews, arts and bluegrass in West Virginia.

AOTG invites everyone to the very first CRAFT BEER/BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL on the rim of the New River Gorge! Come sample Sierra Nevada & WV''s finest brews with no limits & get down to WV's best Appalachian bluegrass.

***MUSIC IS FREE - 9 bands, 4 stages and family friendly***

***Tasting Glass (GENERAL ADMISSION): $30 in advance/$35 at the door includes endless samples and a glass souvenir***

***Sierra Nevada & WV Breweries TAP TAKEOVER @ Chetty's, Smokey's, Canyon Falls & Rendezvous***

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ACE2018 Events at ACE Adventure Resort
ACE Adventure Resort
Gritty Chix Mud Run
June 23, 2018

Join Gritty Chix the largest mud run in West Virginia!
Have fun and test your own limits in the time and space you're comfortable with while gettin' as Gritty as you wanna be on an untimed 5k Tenacious Trail or 1 Moxie Mile fun run and mud obstacle course designed for excitement, fun, and laughter. Walk, sprint, skip, jog or dance through trails, over walls, through tubes, and mud pits with names like Commando Crawl, Over-Under Logs, Slickey Slide, and more! Wear anything you feel comfortable in. A bikini, costume, overalls, prom dress... anything, but it will get dirty! Chix is in the name, but we don't exclude the guys that respect our grit - those guys are man enough to run with Gritty Chix! Open to ages 10 and up; under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

You choose - sweat it out on the Tenacious 5k Trail or don't sweat it on the Moxie Mile. Both trails go through the main mud obstacle course with a couple additional mud-holes on the 5k. Obstacles have varying degrees of difficulty, but all obstacles are manageable. Some upper body strength is helpful and you have the option to bypass any obstacle you're not comfortable tackling. Go for it before going around it - try to complete each one! It's all about excitement, laughter, and camaraderie so we encourage lending a helping hand to all Gritty Chix throughout the course.
Water stations and first aid are available along the trails and at the finish line.

ACE Adventure Resort  gift certificate prizes are awarded at the starting line to:
Most Creative Team Name
Best Costume
Furthest Traveled

Teams are welcome but not necessary. The largest team gets special recognition.
Register Online

Registrations received before midnight May 20 include a FREE Gritty Chix t-shirt
$40 early-bird registration until midnight February 26
$45 February 27 and after
Online registration closes at midnight June 21
$50 on-site registration June 22 & 23

Fri - Sat | 5pm - 11pm

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Mikes Appliance LLC
Mike's Appliance LLC
Appliance repair, installation, and sales

BingoB-I-N-G-O Fundraiser in Ansted
June 9th

Location" Ansted VFW: 19957 Midland Trail, Ansted, WV 25812

Proceeds benefit Ansted Hometown Festival

HawksJoint Waterway Cleanup at Hawks Nest State Park
June 4, 2018 - 5PM - 7pm

First ever joint waterway cleanup in Fayetteville, WV! On this cleanup, we are adventuring our way to our cleanup location! After grabbing supplies and water at our meeting spot, we will head out in groups for a short hike to our cleanup locations. With the beautiful Hawks Nest State Park and the New River as our background, we will spend a few hours making the trail and riverbanks look better than we found it! All cleanup supplies, drinking water/snacks, and giveaways will be provided. Please dress appropriately for a hike and outdoor work, including sturdy, close-toed shoes. 

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.

RiverExpWest Virginia Day at River Expeditions
Celebrate West Virginia's birthday, along with 50 years of rafting in our state, on  June 20th  at River Expeditions with a special New River Gorge Express raft trip for only $50 per person - morning and afternoon departures available.
LivelyEventsLively Family Amphitheater Events

2018 Event Schedule

May 19 4-H Dog Show Registration 1PM
June 9 Gaming Contest 2PM
June 16  Movie: Trolls  Dusk
June 22 Movie: Hoosiers Dusk
June 23 NRG Sports Festival & Car Show/Band/Craft Beer 4PM
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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BSASummit Bechtel Reserve Community Day 

Saturday, June 16, 2018

This event is an opportunity to showcase the Summit Bechtel Reserve to the local community with a festival setting through open program activities, exhibitors, food vendors and live music.

Location: Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve - enter at the North "Glen Jean" Gate (go past the National Park Service Headquarters, located 104 Main Street, Glen Jean, the Summit entrance is just past the railroad tracks.)

Cost: There is no cost to attend. However, passes will be required for the following activities: Canopy Tours, Climbing/Rappelling, Zip Lines, Shooting Sports, BMX Bikes, Mountain Biking and Skateboarding.
  • $15.00 Summit Action Pass: Adults and youth 11 years and older -NOTE: To participate in these activities, you must meet the manufacturers weight guidelines of 50 pounds minimum and 250 pounds maximum.
  • $5.00 Junior Action Pass: Youth (ages 6-10 years old); includes for ages 6-8 skateboarding, BMX bikes, shooting sports and climbing; for ages 9-10 canopy tours, climbing/rappelling, zip lines, shooting sports, BMX bikes, mountain biking and skateboarding.
    • NOTE: participants must be able to fit the equipment, including safety gear provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Special Guests Attend for Free: All Military Service members, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Educators and School Personnel and their immediate family members will receive a "Hero Pass" at no cost. This pass will provide access to all activities listed above.
Event Schedule:
  • 12:00 p.m.: Gates Open for Participants
  • 12:00 p.m.:All Activity Areas Open
  • 1:00 p.m.:Live Music
  • 2:30 p.m.:BMX Demonstration
  • 3:00 p.m.:Live Music
  • 3:30 p.m.: Archery Demonstration
  • 4:30 p.m.: Skateboard Demonstration
  • 5:00 p.m.:Program Areas Close
  • 5:30 p.m.: Closing Show/Live Music
  • Bands will be playing throughout the day.
  • Evening entertainment/music by "Cross Town Traffic" from Elkins, WV.
  • Demonstrations at the BMX Bike, Archery and Skateboard Areas.
  • Kids Zone-Slide, Bounce House and More
  • Sustainability Treehouse
  • Nature Boardwalk
  • Exhibitor Area
Useful Information:
  • No pets or alcohol are permitted.
  • Bring a water bottle with you; water hydration stations are available throughout the Summit Center area.
  • Food vendors will be onsite with food available for purchase.
BIGFunBIG Fun Family Talent Show
Saturday, June 2nd 

Join us for the 2nd Annual Big Fun Family Talent Show! 
Last year's show was one for the books! We hope that you join us this year as we discover and celebrate the many talents of our community members. 
Brought to you by the Historic Fayette Theatre and the Fayetteville Arts Coalition, with generous support from Fayette County National Bank. 

Prizes: $600 1st place, $300 2nd place, $100 3rd place
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AnstedHOmetownAnsted Hometown Heritage Festival
June 15, 16, 17
Ansted Hometown Festival

The Hometown Mountain Heritage Festival is the premier heritage festival in West Virginia. It is an annual festival held every 3rd weekend in June in Ansted WV! It is hosted by the AIM/Hometown Mountain Heritage Committee. Activities include Coal Shoveling contest, Hometown 5-K Run, Flea Market, Kids Carnival, Heritage Demonstrations, Chain Saw Artist, Horse show Pitching Contest, Memorabilia Displays, Arts & Crafts Vendor Booths, and more.
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Ansted5KAnsted 5K Run 2K Walk
June 16, 2018

Let's start getting in shape for the Ansted Home Town Festival 5K Run and 2K Walk. Pre-Registration $15, Day of $20, Teams of 5 or more $10 per person. Race Day 6/16/18, 8AM, Sign in 7:30AM. Line up at Ansted Elementary. Pre-Registration at Ansted Town Hall.
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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 June Calendar  Bookmobile
531 Summit St., Oak Hill, WV 25901

WildRockWild Rock Open House
June 16th: 11am - 6pm, Hourly Property Tours

Join us for a special tour of The Treehouse Luxury Home at Wild Rock WV Plus a Fun Filled Day of Events for Friends and Family. 

Event Details

- Hourly Property Tours
- Rolling Buffet and Drinks Will Be Served
- Activities Include Trail Walks, Bocce Ball and Fishing
- Special Pricing on Gorge Front Property 
- Special Incentives for Existing Property Owners
- Raffle Drawing for Free Fall Weekends and Canopy Tour Passes

GPS Directions:
500 Peregrine Park Ridge Dr. 
Victor, WV 25938

RSVP by calling 877-959-6650
MedExpress of Fayetteville, WV 

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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. 

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

New River Humane Society

513 Shelter Rd.
Fayetteville, WV 25840
(304) 574-3682 or email
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Upcoming Events
June 2018

June 2 Historic Fayette Theater, BIG Family Talent Show
June 4 Hawks Nest St. Park, Joint Waterway Cleanup
June 6
Bridge Walk, D-Day Observance $59  
June 8 & 9 AOTG, Brewgrass Festival
June 9  Ansted BINGO Fundraiser
June 9 Lively Family Amphitheater, Gaming Contest
June 14
Bridge Walk, Flag Day $59
June 14  Fayette County Park, ladies only swim
June 15 - 17 Ansted Hometown Festival 
June 16 Ansted 5K Run / 2K Walk
June 16 Lively Family Amphitheater, Movie: Trolls
June 16 BSA, Veterans Heroes Community Appreciation Day
June 17   
Bridge Walk, Father's Day $49 Dad free
June 17 Fayette County Park Father's Day celebration
June 20
Bridge Walk, WV Day residents $39
June 20
West Virginia Day & 50 Year of WV Rafting
June 20
River Expeditions, New River Gorge Express Special $50
June 21 Fayette County Park first day of summer pool party
June 21 - 24 New River Gorge Sports & Car Festival 
June 21 -24 Bridge Walk, NRG Sports & Car Fest Spec. $20 pp
June 22
Kick-off & Business After Hours Starry Eyes Media
June 22 Lively Family Amphitheater, Movie: Hoosiers
June 18-22  Drift-a-bit Camp Session 1
June 25-29 Drift-a-bit Camp Session 2
June 23 ACE Adventure Resort, Gritty Chix Mud Run
June 23 NRG Sports Festival & Car Show/Band/Craft Beer
June 28 Bridge Walk, Strawberry Moon $59 7:30 pm

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Fayette County Chamber of Commerce
310 W. Oyler Avenue, Oak Hill, WV 25901
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