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Annual Festivals/Events in and around Marlinton, WV:
> April: Great Greenbrier River Race
The last Saturday in April, Marlinton hosts the annual Great Greenbrier River Race. The race begins with a 3 mile run, followed by a 4 mile canoeing and/or kayaking, ending in a 10 mile bike race along the Greenbrier River Trail. With live music, good food, and great prizes, the event attracts a loyal following of racers and fans every year.
> June: Little Levels Heritage Fair
Hillsboro (10 miles south of Marlinton) is the site of the annual festival celebrating the historical and cultural heritage of the Little Levels region around the end of June. The even showcases local heritage, musicians, arts & crafts, food, and includes the following activites/events: Heritage parade, barbeque's, Pearl S. Buck Birthday celebration, writers fair, and WV High School Rodeo.
> July: Pioneer Days
Marlinton is the setting for the Annual Pioneer Days celebration of the pioneer settlers of the region which features a parade, horse and buggy rides, old-time music, street dances, arts and crafts and a pioneer village.
> July: Durbin Days Heritage Festival
On the banks of the East and West Forks of the Greenbrier River, Durbin (20 miles north of Marlinton) celebrates old-fashioned mountain fun and highlights its colorful history. Young and old alike enjoy games, parades, competitions, and toe-tapping music every night.
> September: Pocahontas County Fall Harvest Festival and Road Kill Cook-Off
Every September Marlinton plays hosts to the annual Pocahontas County Fall Harvest Festival and Road Kill Cook-Off. This unique festival which has been covered by national television networks such as the Food Network, Travel Channel and Discovery Channel. People come all over to sample tasty exotic creations such as Sloppy Does, Bear sausage pizza, armadillo and roadrunner BBQ, frog leg jambalaya and much more to great live Blue Grass music. There are also a number of arts and crafts booths, wine tastings from the local wineries, dog show contest, and much much more!
> October: Huntersville Traditions Day
The town of Huntersville (6 mile west of Marlinton) hosts demonstrations of some culture arts that have disappeared in the Appalachian culture through the decades. Wool spinning,apple butter making, ice cream churning, beekeeping, chair caning, quilting, blacksmithing, apple pressing, lye soap making, weaving, cow milking, and cheese making. See crafts from around the area and special demos. Fun mountain music, great food, and hours of fun are waiting for you and your family! Make sure to visit the old Huntersville school which has been lovingly restored - this alone is worth the trip!
> October: Battle of Droop Mountain Civil War Reenactment
Battle of Droop Mountain Reenactment will be held in October in 2010. Come out and learn the history of this site of West Virginia's last significant Civil War battle. To learn more and/or participate in this event view and print information provided by the WV Reenactors Association at: http://www.droopmountainbattlefield.com/