II’m going to dive into the heart of the matter by telling you about an event from the weekend at Hintonwith camping, music and food. Hosted by Why the noiseCompany, The Happy Hippy Muzik Fest will take place on Friday May 20 and Saturday May 21 at 143 Fig Tree Lane. Music starts at noon and lasts until midnight each day with at least 14 bands, comedies and more.
After midnight each night they invite everyone to play acoustic drum circle around the fire, so bring your instruments and your favorite dance outfit.
Only some of the reserved groups are Comfort Sovay, Relevant to the ear, Shayar, JonBen Slate, East of Memphis, Acoustic Fusion, Whyte Noise Co.and Eggs with legs. This is a family event, and you are welcome to bring all your camping gear, coolers, and food. There will be vendors.
Now let’s talk about the biggest musical event this region has seen in quite some time. Saturday, the Weathered Earth Brewery and VM Collective present the highly anticipated Pubfest 2022 with 23 bands and musicians from West Virginia. The past two years were limited to virtual events, but Pubfest is back.
Starting at 11 a.m., you will have the chance to attend performances by red sound, Andrew Adkins (from mountain scene), Long point rope strip, SE3 by Spencer Elliott, Jonas Carden, Untrained professionals, flat tracker and DinosaurBurpsJust to name a few. You can visit wvpubfest.com for the full music lineup and to save $10 on advance tickets.
And as always, Pubfest is about more than music, with delicious craft beers and all kinds of activities. Plus, several vendors will be set up with a variety of local products for those of you who like to shop local. The WGB is a family and pet friendly place, so this is a day your whole team won’t want to miss. All proceeds benefit VM Public Broadcasting and future productions of VM Collective.
It would be a mistake on my part not to tell you about the food at the WGB. Pizza and breadsticks alone are reason enough to get out and eat. They have a pizza for everyone on the menu and will offer it by the slice. Devon Coffey, the chef, never disappoints and knows his huge pizza oven. Along with the regular menu, you’ll also have a few food trucks to choose from, so I promise you won’t go hungry.
Meanwhile, a few miles from Pubfest party, the Skyline Lodge to winter square has its very first A TV series. ATVs are popular in our area, so you can expect to see some quirky and interesting machines at this event. Runners will start arriving at 11 a.m., hoping to win a trophy or wall plaque in one of the many categories. If you have a mountain bike you want to show off, or just want to check out the latest trends, this is your chance.
If mountain biking is more your speed, then you might want to be in Fayetteville the Saturday. The Arrowhead Bike Farm organize their very first Trials and Tracks Competition from 10 o’clock 5 p.m. It will be a day full of cycling activities for the whole family. In addition to the main competition, the Bike Farm will host short-track mountain bike races throughout the day and children’s games on the bikes. The Trial Competition will have categories of “Just for fun” for “Advanced.” Everyone is invited to bring the bike they own and put their skills to the test!
Today, Thursday, bring the WVU Coaches Caravan to Resort in Glade Springs from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Presented by united bankhead coaches Bob Huggin and Neal Brown Will be present. Individual tickets are $50 and you can visit www.wvumac.com to register or sponsor a table. Call mountaineer athletics club at 800-433-2072 for more information.
Also on Thursday, Southside Junction faucets will host Ken Kruger. I’ve already told you about the amazing food here, so enjoy this great live show and go check out the menu. Ken takes the stage at 7:30 p.m., so grab a table a bit early and enjoy.
This weekend even Pipestem State Park is branching out into live entertainment. Friday, Buckeye Creek will play in the park at 5 p.m. for the International organization of bow huntersfirst leg of the Triple Crown.
But this is only the beginning, because on Saturday the Side show of the Hellzapoppin circus performs live in Pipestem at 7 p.m. They warn you to enter at your own risk, as the death-defying live stunts you will see may be considered extreme by some people. Hellzapoppin is a high-energy rock-n-roll circus stunt show with loud music and strobe lights. It is the largest internationally touring rock-n-roll circus sideshow in the world. This marvelous vaudeville show has given more than 3,000 performances in 16 countries. They’ve toured with some of the biggest and most famous rock bands on the planet, and you can catch them here this weekend!
Spectators will also witness demonstrations of mind over matter, but without blood or pain. You will see live stunts that break all records, like eating fire, spitting fire, magic and illusions. Tickets range from $20 to $30, and you can learn even more at hellzapoppin.com.
The Coffee Dish in daniels work with United Way to raise funds for work in communities in southern West Virginia. Every drink sold on The Dish’s special donation menu by May 25 is a $2.50 donation to the cause. Magnolia Mallorybartender of The Dish, has prepared all the cocktails by hand.