May Events in the County
Around the County
Through May 15 ﾕ In the House Trout Special ﾕ Cass Scenic Railroad State Park ﾕ 800-CALL-WVA or 304-456-4300 ﾕ cassrailroad.com. Anglers interested inﾠ spring tout fishing can enjoy 20% off their stay. A weeklong stay earnsﾠ 2 free tickets for the upcoming train season. Minimum of two consecutive nights. This special rate offer cannot be combined with other discounts. Call for reservations. CSRSP is located near these trout stocked waters: Deer Creek, Knapps Creekﾠ and Seneca State Forest Lake. Visit wvdnr.gov/Fishing/Fishing_regs.shtm for a list of other trout stocked waters in Pocahontas County.
Everyday ﾕ Golf ﾕ Pocahontas Country Club ﾕ Rt. 219, 3 miles south of Marlinton ﾕ304-799-7466 ﾕ pcgolf.com. Open for the season. Walk or ride this challenging nine-hole course where the mountain mists keep the fairways in pristine condition.ﾠ Family friendly, reasonable rates.
Fridays in May ﾕ Star Lab ﾕ 2 p.m. ﾕ National Radio Astronomy Observatory ﾕ Green Bank ﾕ 304-456-2150 ﾕ gb.nrao.edu. Winter hours: Thurs. - Mon. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.ﾠ Gather under a planetarium balloon for a fascinating look at the night sky.ﾠ Space is limited to 15 participants per program. The lab lasts approximately one hour. $3 per person; reservations required.
Saturdays in May ﾕ Farmerﾒs Market ﾕ First Avenue by mini park in Marlinton ﾕ 304-799-6083. It's spring as its best, with garden fresh vegetables, berries, plants and even freshly baked bread. From 9 - 2 every Saturday.
May 13 - 16 ﾕﾠ American Lung Association Greenbrier Trail Bike Trek ﾕ Greenbrier River Trail ﾕ 304-342-6600 ﾕ alawv.org. An exciting three-day, 100-mile mountain bike adventure through Greenbrier and Pocahontas counties. A small registration fee is required,ﾠ and participants are asked to raise a minimum amount of money to support the programs offered by the American Lung Association of West Virginia. For more information regarding this event, contact Jama Burton or Rachelle Beckner at at the phone or website above.
May 13 ﾕ High Tech Tour ﾕ 3:30 p.m.ﾠ ﾕ NRAO, Green Bank ﾕ 304-456-2150 ﾕ gb.nrao.edu. Winter hours: Thurs. - Mon. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Take a guided tour through parts of NRAO normally off limits to visitors, like lab areas where sensitive receivers are designed and built.ﾠ Space is limited to 15 participants per program. The tour lasts approximately one hour; reservations required.
May 15 ﾕ Star Party ﾕ NRAO ﾕ Green Bank ﾕ 304-456-2150 ﾕ gb.nrao.edu. Winter hours: Thurs. - Mon. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.ﾠ All star parties begin at dusk.ﾠ NRAO staff will introduce guests to the night sky. At dark, join us on the Star Party Patio for observing with optical telescopes. Cloudy skies will cancel night sky viewing. On star party days a featured monthly activity will be offered to the public at 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. These activities will be 30 ﾖ 60 minutes in length. These event are FREE. No reservations required.
May 21-23 ﾕ 43rd Annual Rail Fan Weekend ﾕ Cass Scenic Railroad State Park ﾕ 800-CALL-WVA or 304-456-4300 ﾕ www.msrlha.org/frs.html. A three-day event for train enthusiasts.ﾠ Exciting photo opportunities arranged.ﾠ A three day event ticket is available. Reserved tickets required
May 28 - 31 ﾕ Memorial Day Celebration ﾕ Snowshoe Mountain ﾕ 877-441-.4FUN ﾕ snowshoemtn.com. Join us for a fun-filled weekend of great activities, cookouts, live entertainment, games, family and friends.ﾠ This week is not only a great start to the summer season but also the opening of our Mountain Bike Park.ﾠ Get in your car and get up here for some fun and relaxation.
May 28 ﾕﾠ Season Opens ﾕ Cass Scenic Railroad State Park ﾕ 800-CALL-WVA or 304-456-4300 ﾕ cassrailroad.com. The season opens for the Cass Scenic Railroad train excursions. Come enjoy the history of the old logging town, visit the country store and take a walking tour.
May 28 ﾕ Murder Mystery Train ﾕ Cass Scenic Railroad State Park ﾕ 800-CALL-WVA or 304-456-4300 ﾕ cassrailroad.com. Enjoy a great buffet dinner and train ride to Whittaker, but watch your back because somebody isnﾒt going to make the return trip! This is a memorable evening for all ages.ﾠ Reservations required. Adult: $42 Child, 5-12: $32 Child, under 5: $22.
May 29 ﾕ Fiddles and Vittles Train ﾕ Cass Scenic Railroad State Park ﾕ 800-CALL-WVA or 304-456-4300 ﾕ cassrailroad.com. Take a ride back into a simpler time with an evening train ride to Whittaker Station that includes a buffet dinner and live bluegrass entertainment.ﾠ A finger lickinﾒ, foot stompinﾒ good time.ﾠ Reservations required. Adult: $36 Child, 5-12: $26 Child, under 5: $16