If you’re looking to escape this Valentine’s weekend, Fayetteville is calling your name. Whether you are looking for a weekend getaway of pampering and relaxation and sweet treats or a weekend of adventure with your love, we have something for you! Not into Valentine’s Day? We have a lot of fun lined up and we guarantee we will have something you will LOVE! Join us for our second annual Wonka Walk, cupcake bake-off and Fayette Songwriters Festival.
- Fayette Song Writers Festival
A weekend filled with songwriters sharing their craft. Filling the town of Fayetteville, WV with Live, Original Music! Venues throughout town will be hosting talented artists all weekend long. Yuu can stop by the Fayetteville Visitor Center to purchase a ticket for the whole weekend for $35. Proceeds from the ticket sales will benefit the CODA Mountain Academy.
Andrew Adkins & Friends
Black King Coal
Corey Lee Mcquade
2. Cup Cake Bake-off
Do you love cupcakes? Do you want to show off your baking skills? We are hosting a Cupcake Bake-Off as part of Fayetteville’s Wonka Weekend!
Proceeds from the cupcake sales will benefit the New River Gorge Learning Co-op . That’s right, you can eat cupcakes for a good cause.
We have two fun categories:
1. ” Wonka Inspired”- get creative and let the world of imagination inspire your cupcake creations
2. “Healthier Cupcake” – The New River Gorge Learning Co-op encourages families to think about nutrition. The challenge is to create a healthier version of your favorite cupcake that still tastes delicious.
The Bake-off is free to enter. Prizes will be awarded in each category.
For entry information and registration email firstname.lastname@example.org .
All entries must be dropped off at the Fayetteville CVB on Friday, February 14th by 2:00pm. You can stop by the visitor center from 3:00pm to 7:00pm to vote on your favorite. We will also have a special cupcake judge scoring the cupcakes on taste, presentation, and representation of the category. Cupcakes will be available to purchase from 3:00pm to 7:00pm.
3. Wonka Walk
Come with me and you’ll be in a world of pure imagination…
Join us in Historic Fayetteville as we host our second annual Wonka Walk! This will be a sweet treat Willy Wonka themed walk through town. We have over 20 sweet treat stops with merchants, shops, and restaurants participating. Enjoy delicious handcrafted sweet treats or an experience at each stop. A Golden Ticket is hiding somewhere in one of the businesses. If you are the lucky winner, you will receive a scrumdiddlyumptious prize! We encourage visitors to embrace the spirit of Willy Wonka by dressing up in character or creating candy inspired outfits to add to the fun. As you stroll through town be on the lookout for hidden treats and Wonka inspired surprises through town.
The Wonka Walk will take place Saturday, February 15, from 11 am to 4 pm. Stay tuned to check out all the other sweet events going on throughout the weekend.
Where do I get tickets?
You will need tasting tickets to take advantage of all of the sweet treat stops through town. We strongly encourage that you buy tickets in advance; we will sell out. You can purchase tickets in advance at the Fayetteville Convention & Visitors Bureau in bundles of 5 tickets for $5. Tickets go on sale January 13th. You can also purchase tickets online If you purchase tickets online your first stop must be the Fayetteville Convention & Visitors Bureau to exchange your printed ticket for individual packets on the day of the Wonka Walk. 310 North Court St.
For more information: https://visitfayettevillewv.com/events/wonka-walk/
How it works
Stop by the visitor center for maps and information.
There will be sweet treat stops at participating businesses through town. You will exchange a ticket(S) for a sweet treat at each stop. Vendors can determine how many tickets their “tastes” will cost so you could potentially need more than one ticket. There will be 1 ticket items as well, but taste numbers can vary. We are expecting 20 sweet treat stops participating
4. Great places to stay
Enjoy a steak dinner for two, wine and a room on Valentine’s Day for just $89.95 at the Quality Inn New River. You can also enjoy the dinner package alone for $49.95 at Elliott’s Whitewater Bar & Grill. The Quality Inn New River will also be running a 59.99 (+Tax) a night special from the 13th-16th of February for the Fayette Song Writers Festival and Wonka Walk. ( to receive discounted rate you must call in and ask for CVB rate)
Looking for peace, relaxation, and a touch of adventure? The Historic Morris Harvey House has created the perfect combination for you and your loved one. The Morris Harvey House is offering “A Valentine’s to Remember” package that includes: luxury accommodations for two, Morris Harvey House Wine Glasses, a decadent tray of chocolate covered strawberries, and a gourmet breakfast for two at the B & B. Roses, massages, and other services can also be arranged for an additional fee.
Lafayette Flats makes the perfect getaway any day, its location puts you in the center of all the action for Valentine’s Weekend. It is located within walking distance of the Historic Fayette Theater and all of the music venues participating in the Fayette Song Writer’s Festival and it is in the heart of the Wonka Walk.
We have an abundance of vacation rentals in town and a fun weekend lined up.
5. Great food
Fayetteville just topped the Best of Blue Ridge Awards for Dining across the board. Nervous about your first Valentine’s Day together? Then the mellow atmosphere of sharing a fry board at The Southside Junction Tap House or sharing a pizza at Pies & Pints may suit you more. Yes, fry boards are a thing and we are in love. If you’re looking for a romantic dinner enjoy the Station’s farm-to-table menu. Maybe breakfast is your jam; indulge in pancakes for two at Cathedral Café or chocolate chip waffles at The Iron Wood Eatery. We recommend you do a course at each, it is Valentine’s Day. Make sure you save a little room for something sweet.
6. Epic Experiences
Think outside the box and gift your sweetheart with an experience. Try a new adventure together with a Valentine’s Day Bridge Walk or winter zip lining trip. Pamper your significant other by booking a relaxing massage at Canyon Rim Massage & Body Work in downtown Fayetteville. Winter is our slow season making it the perfect time to enjoy the solitude and reconnect with your partner. Bundle up with your sweetheart and hit the trail, hike out to Long Point in the golden hour. Take a scenic drive, bring a blanket and watch the fog rise over the New River. Explore icy waterfalls, breathe the fresh air, and reconnect. Another unique idea is to try the New River Epic Escape Game. Put your relationship to the test and try one of their challenging escape rooms.