Weekend Update 7/23


We have lots of fun lined up this weekend in town with live music all weekend long, the farmers market,

Freefolk India Pale Ale Festival

Friday 23-Saturday 24 1pm-10pm

Celebrate the IPA at our annual Freefolk India Pale Ale Festival. We will feature our own IPA’s along with guest taps from West Virginia’s finest craft breweries. If you love IPA’s don’t miss this event. Featuring music by Lady D on Friday the 23 and Brian Cantley on the 24. What’s Cookin’ Pop Up Kitchen returns to delight our taste buds! 

Nicholas County Fair

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Nicholas County Veterans Memorial Park Summersville, WV

The 2021 Nicholas County Fair will be held on July 22-24, 2021. We are planning lots of fun from amusements and entertainment to food and vendors.

Friday July 23, 20214:00pm Gates Open $5.00 Gate Fee4:30pm WVU Mountaineer Arrives5:00pm – 10:00pm Rides Are Open – BINGO – EXHIBITS – PETTING ZOO – FACE PAINTING – FOOD VENDORS/NON FOOD VENDORS6:00pm Jim O’Dell Music9:00am – 1:00pm Dairy Goat Show at the Livestock Barn2:30pm – 5:00pm Dairy Goat Show at the Livestock Barn8:00pm Coal Fired Band Saturday July 24, 202112:00pm Gates Open $5.00 Gate Fee1:00pm – 5:00pm Rides Are Open – BINGO – EXHIBITS – PETTING ZOO – FOOD VENDORS/NON FOOD VENDORS – HORSE DRAWN WAGON RIDES – ROY MOOSE SNAKE EXHIBIT AND SHOWS2:00pm – 5:00pm Tractor/Classic Car/Motorcycle Show2:00pm – 4:00pm Johnny Spolarich5:00pm – 7:00pm Livestock Show at The Livestock Barn5:00pm – 7:00pm 4H Animal Exhibits at The Livestock Barn5:00pm – 6:00pm Billy Starcher and Tabitha Williams 6:00pm – 11:00pm Rides will re-open7:00pm – 10:00pm Nite Phix Band **** 9:00pm **** ALL EXHIBITS MUST BE PICKED UP****ART SHOW, QUILT SHOW, FOOD VENDORS, NON-VENDORS AND GAMES ARE OPEN AND AVAILABLE FROM OPEN TO CLOSE****TICKET AND ARMBANDS PRICES ARE SET AT THE DISCRETION OF THE AMUSEMENT COMPANY****WAGON PRICES ARE SET AT THE DISCRETION OF THE EQUINE GROUP


Lady D at The Freefolk Brewery


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West Virginia’s First Lady of Soul returns to the Freefolk Stage! Lady D is an immensely talented vocalist and a jewel of West Virginia. A must see show!

Full Moon Yoga Nidrā Meditation & Sound Immersion

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Full Moon Yoga Nidrā Meditation & Sound Immersion $20
July 23 7-9pm
Farm called CROW
4340 Gatewood Rd
Fayetteville, West Virginia Full Moon illuminates our opportunity to repose, reflect & release that which is not serving us. This is a powerful time to create positive change in our lives. Cosmic Water Yoga & Sounds and Farm called CROW invites you to open every cell in your body to the transformational vibrations of a Cosmic Water Yoga Sound Immersion & Yoga NIdrā on July 23, 2021 at 7:00pm and leave Farm called CROW feeling radiant and effervescent. Rhythmic or oscillating processes provide the foundation for all creation. Much of life is directed by the interwoven rhythms of nature. The Earth rotates on its axis as we revolve around our star, as the Moon orbits our home planet. We naturally attune ourselves to the cycles of the sun and the moon, synchronizing with the rhythms they create.Sound healing practices like Cosmic Water Yoga’s New Moon Yoga Nidrā Meditation & Sound Immersion, utilize sound (or pressure) waves to help us reduce stress, create a stable mediative state, and create a deep sense of peace and well-being for better health.*The 2-hour Somatic Sound Sojourn begins with the recitation of ancient mantra to prepare our mind-state. Using contemplative visualizations, imagery, breath(pranayama) and somatic yoga movements: space and stillness are created for the deeper experience.We will then create a comfortable reclined or seated position to maintain through the rest of the practice. Then simply repose in restorative resonance to the mesmerizing, kaleidoscopic sound imagery of gongs, brass Tibetan & crystal singing bowls, tanpura, harmonium, flutes, voice, strings, bells and sundry shamanic sounds for an even deeper meditative state.The healing properties of sound are well documented in many ancient cultures. There’s something very powerful about fixing your attention on the sound that immediately helps you sink into deeper and deeper states of consciousness – with the goal of yogic sleep (yoga nidrā). Finally coming to a close with the journey back to the physical body. A magical evening of mantra, meditation and sound healing.WHAT TO BRING:
We encourage you to wear loose-fitting clothes for your comfort, but bring along warm comfortable clothing and bring blankets and pillows. You are encouraged to bring your yoga mats, blankets, pillows, and eye pillows. Also, we advised you to bring your own beverage container, favorite beverage and snacks.
Instruments ~ after the practice we may end with some picking!

*In fact, all energy is oscillatory, including light, sound and brain states (emitted alpha, beta, theta, delta and gamma brain waves appear to reflect our changing states of awareness). Entrainment is a technical term used to describe the observed effect when one oscillator begins to couple with another oscillator. Brainwave entrainment occurs when sound or electromagnetic fields encourages the brain to enter a specific state of awareness. The brainwaves align to the frequency of the external oscillating field. Entrainment is found throughout nature: smooth muscles brought close to each other in a petri dish will synchronize their beats, human brainwaves and heartbeat will slow as the rhythm of the breath slows, the brainwaves of people in the deep conversation will begin to lock-in to coherence, …So, please join us for this very special opportunity to heal, release, and relax into your best Self. Lie back and let go as you embark on a sound meditation journey with the cosmic vibrations and shamanic sounds of Cosmic Water: Gongs, bowls, bells, strings, wind & percussion. These meditative and healing sounds work at the cellular level to calm your mind, body, and spirit as you release what no longer serves you, tune into your vibration, and manifest your intentions.

The Mighty Good at Breeze Hill Burrito Bar

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Folk/ Blues/ Rock band from Richmond Virginia. Will be $5 dollars at the door

Allen Dale Sizemore The Rendevous River Lodge


Allan Dale Sizemore makes his return to the stage at Rendezvous River Lodge on Friday, July 23rd for two sets! Music starts at 8pm, free show!


New River Yoga at Adventures on The Gorge Pool Desk


Fayette County Farmers Market

Wiseman Ave. Courthouse Parking Lot beside Court House


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Truck Pull Fundraiser Active Southern WV

The Tractor Bar, Summersville WV


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Active Southern West Virginia (Active SWV) is a non-profit organization working to remove barriers to physical activity in Nicholas, Fayette, Raleigh, and Summers counties by providing free physical activity programs in communities, parks, schools, local governments, and workplaces. This Truck-Pull Series is a way to fundraise to support these free program costs. Additional donations and sponsors are always welcome.What is a Truck-Pull?It’s literally tying a rope to a truck and teams of people work together to move the truck a pre-determined distance in the fastest time. Trust us, there’s more strategy in this than you might think (and we can help with those tips too)!
Teams of 6 people will hold onto a large diameter rope attached to the front of a fire truck. The team will be facing the truck pulling backwards. Think of this as tug-of-war but with a truck as your competition. The truck will be idling out of gear and the brake will be released when the start signal is given.Co-workers, cross-fit members, businesses, friends, families, high school alumni, co-ed teams, worship friends, police departments, EMS teams, Fire department teams — are all welcome to participate.Categories; Men’s, Women’s, Co-ed, Youth (16 and under)Awards; 1st place Men’s team, 1st place women’s team, 1st place Co-Ed team, 1st place Youth team, Best Dressed – break out your St. Patty’s attire (you know, because this was rescheduled from March).

MT. Nebo St. Patricks Day Parade

1pm U Save Travel Plaza Mt. Nebo

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The annual Mt Nebo St. Patrick’s Day Parade! We missed it last year so this year will be bigger and better! Vendors, food, music, activities for kids! 

The HIPS – Intro To Serenity Somatic Sound & Yin Yoga: Gentle Movement-within-Awareness Workshop

1pm-5pm New River Yoga

Cost $25 (includes 4 Contact YACEP Hours)
In Person Only
Saturday, July 24 1:00pm-5:00pm
New River Yoga Studio
128 S. Court St..
Fayetteville, WVThis Introductory Somatic Sound & Yin Yoga workshop is experiential, playful, powerful and sense-able (enabling a full-senses experience). It is accessible for the novice, the athlete, the flexible, the stiff, all fitness levels, yogis of all body types, shapes, sizes, and those desiring to learn to teach these amazing practices. Bring an open heart-mind, a desire for a full-body smile and any personal pillows, blankets or bolsters that will help create an even more rest-full experience.All creatures (including humans) have the innate capacity to maintain physical/emotional balance by surrendering to relaxation and restoration immediately following any stressful situation. Humans, however, also have the ability to over-ride that innate capacity and dwell on that stress – changing our very biochemistry. Every time we succumb to heightened stimulative stress response, we further the distance to our natural equilibrium and balance.Join Tara & Bill (Cosmic Water Sound & Yoga) on the path to saṃtoṣa or contentment – equanimity in the subtle realm and true ease in the physical realm.We will merge the wisdom of the ancient spiritual traditions of the medieval Kaśmir Valley & sound healing techniques with the modern practices of Somatic & Yin yogas to re-create that natural and calm state of the heart-mind, body and spirit or saṃtoṣa.This workshop considers each participant as a unique individual who is inherently whole and perfect. It is not a practice to achieve some THING, it is an invitation to fully experience your body as manifesting within awareness within each presence moment.Serenity Somatic Sound & Yin Yoga is an exploration of the qualities and the connections within and throughout the body, cultivating a sense of expansive wholeness dancing and flowing softly around your still and centered heart.Somatic Yoga is a letting go of the *Doing* and the *Desiring* and deeply listening, feeling, sensing … the way your body moves most fluidly, effortlessly and naturally – free from the self-imposed constructs of personal and social expectations.When we cultivate surrender of *Doing*, *Desiring*, *Pushing*, *Pulling* – a space emerges where this effortless movement becomes habitual, supporting us in a flow-like state of moving gracefully and with ease.-Play and discover the uniqueness of your body
-Movement perceived from within
-Fluidity and flow directing us from deep inside
-A 3-dimensional dance of wholeness
-A celebration of moving with lightness and stability
-Spaciousness and grounding
-Being in tune with oneself
-Play, breathe, move, smile, sing, hum********* THE WORKSHOP BRIEF OUTLINE********We will begin the Workshop with a recitation of ancient mantra to create a calmer and more aware mind-state, feeling the connections between voice, breath, movement, resonance ….We initiate the focus of our awareness inward by engaging a somatic breathing practice (pranāyama); leading into a brief meditation.Next we will begin a brief discussion to answer any questions and provide an overview and guideposts for the practice. This will lead to a hands-on demonstration of the power of these practices.Afterwards, while Tara fills the room with live music, Bill guides you through a luscious somatic movement & Yin flow intended to nourish your body, breath, heart-mind, spirit & connection with the whole.As we move towards the Bliss of Awareness, you may now be fully supported with props, blankets and eye pillows in a restorative yoga pose.Then, every cell in your body will be awakened to the transformational vibrations of a Cosmic Water Yoga Sound Immersion & Yoga NIdrāWe end with light snacks, recap the practice and answer any questions.Bill has been studying and practicing various flavors of yoga (including somatic with E. Criswell in the mid-90s) for over 50 years, an ERYT500 & a lead YTT trainer, has a PhD in BioMolecular Physics from Berkeley, a professor of Chemistry and a research professor of Physiology at Marshall University & associated Medical School. Bill’s understanding and teaching of yoga’s practices and darśan are informed by modern scientific research and aural-lineage-informed yoga/sanskrit textual scholarship. Bill’s teaching practice includes: several weekly yoga classes (principally Somatic, Yin, Restore, Nāda, free monthly darśan and lead YTT trainer) at Studio 8, Huntington; YACEP workshops; Long-time Faculty advisor – MU Yoga Club.Tara has been practicing yoga for over 20 years, a registered respiratory therapist, a BFA in Voice with Sound Therapy Studies from the Berklee College of Music and has created acclaimed live soundscapes for many and diverse yoga classes and workshops.Together they are …. Cosmic Water Yoga and Sounds (YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2ZZoXtSbT0eZDLrE5TXarg).Our intention is to create a fully-embodied tapestry of direct experience. Blissful, fluid patterns of folding and unfolding, flowing focus – spontaneously spun from the fibers of awareness and woven from the threads of a consistent, coherent blend of yogic practices, technologies & wisdom of the medieval Kashmir Valley with modern somatic movement & sensory science – toward the recognition of a deeper, more expansive mosaic of ‘Self’.Expect a Cosmic Water practice to honor the wisdom and teachings of the ancients by holding the space for the blossoming of surrender, stillness, silence, sound, spaciousness, serenity, spontaneity or sahaja, samādhi (deep meditation), sleep (nidrā)… to re-create a natural and still, silent and spacious state of the body, the heart-mind, and of the spirit.This workshop is required for a Cosmic Water Serenity Somatic Yin Yoga 30 or 50 hr certification. 

Randy Gilkey at Chimney Corner Cafe


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Brian Cantley at The Freefolk Brewery


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Independent State at Cantrell’s Ultimate Rafting


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Come enjoy some Appalachian Soul Rebel Roots down by the river in Fayetteville!

Red Audio & Mediogres At the Handle Bar Restaurant at Arrowhead Bike Farm


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Destination Downtown Oak Hill Presents The Croods: A New Age Movie Night

8:30pm Lively Family Amphitheater, Oak Hill

Searching for a safer habitat, the prehistoric Crood family discovers an idyllic, walled-in paradise that meets all of its needs. Unfortunately, they must also learn to live with the Betterman’s — a family that’s a couple of steps above the Croods on the evolutionary ladder. As tensions between the new neighbors start to rise, a new threat soon propels both clans on an epic adventure that forces them to embrace their differences, draw strength from one another, and survive together.

The Company Stores Comfort at the Rendevous River Lodge


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Charleston, WV’s The Company Stores return to the stage at the Rendezvous River Lodge at Adventures On The Gorge in Lansing, WV for two sets of their Appalachian Post-Rock Fusion! Music starts at 8pm, FREE show!–The Company Stores are a Modern Rock Band from Charleston, WV. Since their inception in 2012, they have performed all over the U.S. and Canada, blending elements of rock, folk, and soul. Lead by the fiery Ileana Ille on vocals, “The Company Stores features soulful, sultry vocals, a funky horn section, and a gritty backbeat.” – Skope Magazine. They are currently working on their third full length album with producer Robert Mercurio (Galactic), with a release expected within the next year.https://thecompanystoresband.com/

Seldom Free at Charlie’s Pub


Enjoy live music at Charlies Pub, free show.

Little White Lies Party at Maggie’s Pub


his trendy party seems to be a hit so we thought we would join in the fun! Buy a white t-shirt and write a lie about yourself on it with a sharpie and have some laughs at Maggie’s with us seeing everyone else’s little white lies. Best lie will receive a gift! DJ will be here playing all the hits and any requests along with Karaoke. We will also have food from the amazing and talented Wes Lewis. It’s time to let loose and have some belly laughs. We all deserve it these days! CHEERS!


New River Yoga at Adventures on The Gorge Pool Desk


In case you haven’t heard, there is a new National Park in town. Come join Board members of Friends of New River Gorge National Park & Preserve and Friends’ business member, Arrowhead Bike Farm, for a beer and some good grub courtesy of Friends. Learn more about what our mission is and how you can personally help Friends in promoting our nation’s 63rd National Park.This is a casual, come-as-you-are event after getting off the trail or river for the day, so grab a friend – or several friends – and come on by the Bike Farm. 

Brunch & Live Music at the Southside Junction Tap House

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Enjoy brunch at the Southside Junction Tap House from 12pm-3pm along with $3 mimosas. There will be live music from 2pm-5pm.

Lodging Highlight: Rifrafters Campground

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Our quiet, wooded campground is located only two miles south of the New River Gorge Bridge in Fayetteville, West Virginia.

We offer RV and tent camping and also rustic cabin rentals in a family-friendly atmosphere. There is plenty of space for the kids to ride their bikes or play on the playground. Dogs are welcome on a leash to explore the 44 acre campground. We have a pavilion for all your small gathering needs.

Our family is here to help you have a wonderful camping experience. If you need anything, please feel free to call the office at 304-574-1065.

Cathedral Cafe New Hours

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We Are Hiring at the Fayetteville Vistior Center!

We are hiring for a visitor associate position! We are looking for someone who is passionate about Fayetteville and shares their love for the town. This person will be greeting visitors and providing information about Fayetteville. (must have availabitly on Saturdays)

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