Weekend Update 3/19

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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 week.

Fayetteville Celebrates Women’s History Month: Highlight Kim Maxwell

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March is Women’s History Month and to celebrate we are sharing stories about some of Fayetteville’s finest ladies. These women are prominent members of our community as volunteers, leaders, business owners, etc. These women are the backbone of our town and we are excited to share their stories.

“She is always giving back in the community, she is employing 11 people with her growing company, and giving free cleans to other fabulous ladies in the community. She is a leader and a blessing to so many people. She definitely deserves the recognition. She’s hands down the best boss I’ve ever worked for, she actually cares and makes a difference in all the lives around her”, said Kelli McGrady Lots of folks have kind words to say about Kim and all she does for our community.

Kim is a staple in our community and the owner of Suddenly Spotless cleaning company. We asked Kim a few fun quesitons.

Who inspires you?

I couldn’t begin to name all of the powerful women who inspire me to challenge my own limits and shoot for the moon, but Debra Fragala-Pories has been a consistent inspiration and mentor for me throughout my adult life.

Could you share a fun fact about yourself?

I eat really weird food (according to my kids) like chips and butter, and sauerkraut and mayo (yes, together). I get it from my dad.

What do you love about Fayetteville?

As for Fayetteville, the mountains called me here and the people kept me. I would happily tell you a hundred names of people who are what I love about Fayetteville.

Thanks for all you do Kim!!!

If you have someone you would like to nominate for us to shine a light on, email us at info@visitfayettevillewv.com.

Firecreek BBQ & Steaks Gets New Bar

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Firecreek BBQ & Steaks is happy to announce that we now have a sit-down bar! Open at 4pm till midnight! Limited menu after 8pm!

The Freefolk Brewery Pop-up Kitchen & Sunday Brunch

We will have a Pop Up in the kitchen this weekend! Dinner service March 19-20. Friday: 4pm-9pm, Saturday: 1pm-9pm Brunch 11am-3pm Sunday.

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The Freefolk Brewery Has A New Pavilion

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We love our new pavilion! Our folks put a lot of hard work into it and got it up quickly.. and we’re so grateful! Keep an eye on our events page. We will be hosting lots of outdoor fun!

Earth Day Poster Contest for Kids

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Do you know anyone between the ages of 4 – 12 that LOVES to make art? We are hosting an Earth Day Art Contest! Design must be 11×14 and show what Earth Day means to you! Please scan and send all submissions to CassidyBBayes@gmail.com with your name, age, and title of your project in the subject space.The Winner will have their design chosen for our Earth Day 2021 Event Poster and Flyer!The runner-up will receive online and in person recognition.Deadline is March 25th for submissions.

Fayetteville’s Adult Egg Hunt

Friday, March 19 8pm Fayetteville Town Park

Why should kids have all the fun? Join us for Fayetteville’s Adult Easter Egg Hunt. This is a fundraising event, thank you for your support! You will not want to miss out on this “Eggciting” opportunity. We will have hundreds of eggs hidden all over. Many of the eggs will be filled with coupons to redeem “Eggcellent” prizes.

You must have a wristband to participate and be 21 or older to enter the hunt. To make it a little more challenging you will be hunting for the eggs in the dark. Join us for a fun glow-in-the-dark night hunt!

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Spring Has Sprung Maggie’s Pub

Saturday, March 20 7pm-3am

Join us to celebrate the end of Winter and the beginning of Spring! We will have a DJ and free food by the one and only ME! HAHA. There will be Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps, Caprese Salad and Artichoke Dip (been told I make the best of these?!?). Let’s get rid of the old man winter blues with some food, dancing and just great times! We will have some Spring drink specials as well. Come have some fun with us and enjoy the fact that we made it through Winter during this crazy time in our lives. CHEERS!

Hair Divas Trivia Night at Southside Junction Tap House

Wednesday, March 24 at 7pm

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Hair Divas is BACK! Come out for our Ladies Night Trivia Night!!! $3 Glasses of Wine, $4 Mimosas, & 6 Wings for $6 ALL NIGHT!  ‍♀️ Also a chance to win not just our $30 Tap House gift card but a HUGE HAIR DIVAS GIVEAWAY BASKET! Doors open at 4pm – Trivia starts at 7pm. See you all there!

Fayetteville’s Egg Hunt (Kids)

Saturday, March 27, Fayetteville Town Park

The Fayetteville Convention & Visitors Bureau is hosting the Fayetteville Easter Egg Hunt. Join us for a fun-filled day of egg hunting in Fayetteville! The egg hunt will be free for all kids. We ask that you bring a basket or bag to gather your eggs. Kids will be separated into appropriate age groups for the hunt with limited group sizes. You must pre-register for the egg hunts so that we can follow COVID Guidelines with limited participants in each hunt. We ask that participants(2years+) and volunteers wear masks while participating unless you have a condition that prevents you from wearing a mask. There will be a 10 egg limit for each participant. 

In an effort to make the egg hunt more accessible we will be hosting an all-inclusive hunt before the main festivities. No one is excluded from attending the main hunt and no one is required to attend only the accessible portion, it is just an added option for those that may find the hunt more enjoyable with a smaller crowd and less sensory overload. We have made modifications for this hunt with areas that will be wheelchair accessible and we will have a number of beeping eggs available. Participants will receive a color card and will be on a mission to find 10 eggs that match their assigned color. For those that are high risk or do not feel comfortable, we also have the option for goodie bag signups. Participants can receive take-home bags that can be picked up at the visitor center. If your child has food allergies candy eggs can be traded in for one prize from the prize table at the end of the hunt.

The hunt will take place at the Fayetteville Town Park 330 Park Drive Fayetteville, WV 25840

We will meet at Shelter #2 between the basketball court and playground.

10:30 AM – All-Inclusive Hunt

12:15 PM 6 & and Under Hunt

12:30 PM- 6 And Up

It is important that you register under the time and hunt you plan to attend. Registration open on March 1st.

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If you do not feel comfortable participating in person or are high risk you can sign up to receive an Easter goodie bag to pick up at the Fayetteville Visitor Center.

Get Involved

Our community egg hunts would not be possible without your support. We have an prize/candy/egg drop-off box located on the visitor center porch. If you are interested in volunteering or sponsoring the egg hunt email info@visitfayettevillewv.com.

The Folkway Film Festival – Rebooted (2021)

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Saturday March 27, 5pm at The Freefolk Brewery

The Folkway is excited to announce The Folkway Film Festival 2021! As you may know, our film festival was postponed last year due to COVID-19. Join us in this reboot as we celebrate local and indie filmmakers and films from across the region with food, brews, music & films!We’re celebrating stories told the folk way by showcasing creative and innovative films across the Appalachian region.This festival is the ultimate gathering of original storytellers and audiences seeking new voices and fresh perspectives. This Film Festival, among others in West Virginia, is a platform for cultural exchange and dialogue, a large number of the films are presented in person by the filmmakers in Appalachia. This can help local filmmakers exhibit their films and enrich the community’s perspectives on Appalachian culture!Films from two categories will premiere at the event:
Documentary Short
Narrative ShortAdmission to the festival will be free, however, donations are encouraged at the door so we can keep making this happen! Thank you!This event was made possible by:
Ace Gear Shop
Freefolk Brewery
Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company
Waterstone Outdoors
Cathedral Cafe
Sierra Nevada Brewing
The Station
Wood Iron Eatery
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Vandalia Bronze
Artefakt 3-D
LaFayette Flats
Weathered Ground Brewery
Adventures on the GorgeArrow Head Bike Farm
Raw & Juicy Juice Bar**We are following all COVID-19 precautions and guidelines. That means wear your masks folks. Social distancing measures will be taken and the venue has been moved outside

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