This calendar is dedicated to West Virginia Folklife and West Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship events, folklife related grant opportunities, and events or deadlines of WV Folklife partner organizations and participants of the West Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program.

To add events to the calendar, contact Jennie Williams at

Coming up next…

Monday, February 13th
South Charleston Public Library

2022-2023 WV Folklife Apprenticeship pair Bil Lepp and James Froemel give a storytelling presentation at for the library patrons. Free event.

Saturday, February 25th
Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. Center Hall

2022-2023 WV Folklife Apprenticeship participant James Froemel performs storytelling at the Appalachian Voices event supported by Friends of Deckers Creek. James has been apprenticing Bil Lepp to learn traditional Appalachian storytelling.

Friday, March 10th
Handley Robinson Auditorium
Handley Library, 100 W Piccadilly St. Winchester, VA
Barns of Rose Hill
95 Chalmers Ct. Berryville, VA

WV Folklife Apprenticeship participant Joe Herrmann of Hampshire County will perform with The Critton Hollow String Band for two shows in one day!

March 18th, June 3rd, September 2nd, December 16th
Intro class at 5:30, Dance at 6pm
Capon Bridge Volunteer Fire Department
2766 Northwestern Turnpike, Capon Bridge, WV 26711

WV Folklife Apprenticeship participant Dakota Karper hosts a series of square dances called the Capon Bridge Square Dance. This series is supported by Central Appalachia Living Traditions of Mid Atlantic Arts

Past Events & Deadlines

Friday, February 3rd, 6pm 202 Park Ave. Beckley, WV 25801. 2022-2023 WV Folklife Apprenticeship pair Xavier Oglesby and his niece Brooklynn Oglesby prepared traditional soul food and hosted a card party at the Women’s Club in Beckley.

February 1, 2023 application deadline – Appalachian Foodways Practitioner Fellowship. Learn more about the fellowship here.