We want to highlight some of the positive things going down in town this week to bring a smile to your face. Thank you to all the essential folks and helpers who are serving on the front lines and supporting our community! We have lots of exciting things going down this weekend!
Fayetteville’s Gingerbread Competition
Calling all bakers and creative folks of all ages. We will be hosting the 3rd annual Gingerbread Competition and we would love for you to participate in this year’s competition. Gingerbread creations must be dropped off at the Fayetteville visitor center by 9 am, Saturday, December 5th.
Fayetteville’s Gingerbread Festival
Nestled in the picturesque mountains of West Virginia you can step back in time and enjoy Fayetteville’s Gingerbread Festival! Fayetteville gets all dolled up for the holidays celebrating with true small-town flair. Escape the hustle and bustle of the holidays and enjoy a getaway with your family. You can shop small and enjoy strolling around historic downtown as the town is transformed into a candy land with gingerbread decor throughout the town. Enjoy the Hansel & Gretel Trail with gingerbread-themed stops through town. The Festivities kick off on December 5th. This year’s festival will look a little bit different from the past. We will not be hosting some aspects of the festival including the children’s activities downtown to avoid crowds along with the parade. We will be following social distancing guidelines and following the mask mandate.
Fayetteville businesses will be hosting their Christmas open houses Saturday, December 5th. Enjoy festive activities, treats, and sales while you enjoy shopping small in Fayetteville.
Hansel and Gretel Trail Gingerbread Stops
Fayetteville Town Hall- Letters To Santa Mailbox
Enjoyed Again- 20% off store wide and treats!
Fayetteville Visitor Center- Gingerbread Competition, take-home crafts
The Station Market – Fresh wreaths, garlands from Crickmer Farms in the parking lot, and Christmas market.
Wild Art & Wonderful Things-Holiday Open House, treats, hot chocolate and new flavors of Kombucha
The Freefolk Brewery– Cheers! Winter Makers MarketWisteria Gifts- Ben Franklin & Ben Franklin Frames- Christmas Open House Specials
Studio B–Holiday Open House
Very Rare Vintage-Treats
Out of The Ashes
New River Antique Mall
Junk & Treasures
Wisteria Gifts- Christmas Open House
Maggie’s Pub- Seasonal Drinks available
Gingerbread Displays at the Fayetteville Visitor center
Hansel & Gretel Trail Gingerbread Stops and Christmas Open Houses town-wide
Cheers! Winter market at the freefolk brewery
Afternoon with Santa and Mrs. Claus at chimney corner Cafe
Winter Wonderland of Lights at Fayette County Park
December 1st-30th 6pm-10pm
Tacky Christmas sweater virtual murder mystery
Cheers! Winter Market at The Freefolk Brewery
Join us for a festive winter makers market! Shop items grown and made by local artisans while strolling through Freefolk’s outdoor beer garden. All booth proceeds go to Fayette Forward and creating a community space in the Oak Hill Bellann Building.The outdoor market is covered and will be monitored to only allow half capacity. Social distancing and masks are required.Artisans:
Deep Mountain Farm
Lonely Mountain Design
New River Humane Society
Full Moon Design
An Afternoon with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Chimney Corner
Join Chimney Corner Cafe in their 1st Annual Afternoon with Santa and Mrs. Claus! Bring an ornament or for only $5 make an ornament to put on our First Ever Chimney Corner Cafe Christmas Tree! There will be live music featuring JACK SCOTT AND THE RAILROAD BANDITS, food specials, and pictures with Santa too!
Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive at 2:00pm-5pm.
Tacky Christmas Sweater Virtual Murder Mystery
Join Jump into Mystery on 12/5/20 for a Tacky Christmas Sweater Whodunnit! This is an interactive virtual murder mystery event where you will play a character, solve clues, and interrogate all of the suspects. In the end you will decide who committed the crime using your detective skills. Everyone that purchases a ticket will get a character role ahead of time and is encouraged to wear their favorite tacky Christmas sweater! This event will last approximately 2.5 hours and everyone purchasing a ticket will need access to Zoom to play.
Winter Wonderland Light Display at the Fayette County Park
Make sure you check out the Winter Wonderland Light Display at the Fayette County Park. This drive through experience is a perfect way to enjoy some social distanced holiday fun.
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Wolf Creek Park Volunteer Trail Day
The Fayette Trail Coalition is hosting a Wolf Creek Park Volunteer Trail Day this Sunday at 9:30am to 1pm. They will be starting at the “T” intersection. Bring gloves or trail work tools if you have them. Please reach out if you have questions or need help with directions.
Women’s Group Ride at Arrowhead Bike Farm
We are excited to announce our Weekly Women’s Group Ride will be moving to Sundays!
Sundays at 3 pm, Erin Larsen and Sarah Coffey will be leading a beginner to intermediate ride for women who are looking to ride with other women, explore the Arrowhead Trails with a group, and have a good time!
Meet at the Bike Farm at 3:00 if you would like to ride the intermediate trails or meet at 3:30 at the Arrowhead Trailhead to focus on those fundamental skills on easier trails. The length of the ride will depend on the group but will range from 6-8 miles.
Come join the awesome community of women riders in the NRG!