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 Anita Stewart, Maura Kistler, and Terri Neely
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 they are what makes this place so special.
This week we are going big highlighting three incredible women. You will not meet folks that are more passionate about our town and protecting our community. We can not say enough to thank these women for the countless hours and sacrifices that each of them have made. We are incredibly proud of Teri and Anita for their dedication and hard work leading Fayette County’s response to the Covid pandemic. They continue to work daily to educate, empower and help protect our community and they continue to lead and guide vaccine efforts with some of the highest rates in the country. Maura Kistler is a staple in the Fayetteville community and owner of Water Stone Outdoors. We could go on and on about this incredible lady and all the initatives she has spearheaded for our community. Thank you to all of these fabulous ladies!
If you have someone you would like to nominate for us to shine a light on, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fayetteville’s Egg Hunt
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.
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.
Fayette County Park’s Easter Egg Adventure
Saturday, March 27 at the Fayette County Park
Matt Browning Book Signing
Saturday, March 27 12pm-2pm at Wild Art Wonderful Things
Matt Browning spent December 2019 in Fayetteville, WV, as the Creative-in-Residence at Lafayette Flats. This month,he is coming back to work on the project he began then – and to have his first author event in a long time.Come see Matt at Wild Art Wonderful Things for a masked-up, socially distant book signing! He will have copies of both my books available.ABOUT THE BOOKS:CHICKS AND THE CITY is a Mom’s Choice award-winning children’s picture book about urban farming, about taking chances and finding where you belong. Chicken Stu isn’t a typical barnyard bird. From the top of the silo, he stares at the city in the distance, dreaming of lattes, museums, and penthouse suites. But the other animals warn him the city is no place for agriculture. A chicken’s home, they say, is on the farm. When Stu accidentally finds himself on a truck headed toward the bright lights and tall buildings, he decides to prove just how citified farming can be. Cost: $16.95BOOKSTORE EXPLORER: WEST VIRGINIA is a celebration of the Mountain State’s independent bookstores and their place in the fabric of Appalachia. The book features firsthand accounts with owners, employees, customers, and townspeople, capturing the unique stories of these story repositories, told through a feature-style profile of each store in the Mountain State. Also, West Virginia literary luminaries like best-selling author Rajia Hassib (“A Pure Heart”) and Poet Laureate Marc Harshman, among others, share their own bookstore memories. It’s a journey through West Virginia’s bookstore past, present, and future. Cost: $19.95
The Folkway Film Festival – Rebooted (2021)
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:
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
Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company
Sierra Nevada Brewing
Wood Iron Eatery
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
New Art Installation at Lafayette Flats Boutique Vacation Rental
We are excited to see this new “Almost Heaven” mosaic art piece addition in town located in front of Lafayette Flats. We caught Shawn Means hard at work finishing the installation.