West Virginia Folklife Calendar

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 williams@wvhumanities.org

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Folk and Traditional Arts Community Projects Grants

Non-profit organizations in DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, USVI, PR, or WV which seek to engage folk and traditional artists, practitioners, or culture bearers in community-based projects are eligible for funding in amounts from $1,000 to $7,000.

Applications must be received by June 6, 2023, at 11:59pm EST Read more and apply here

The 2023-2024 Scotts Run Resonance

Events located in Scotts Run, WV are tentatively scheduled as follows:

May 13: Spring Planting Festival, The Shack and Scotts Run Museum
July 15: Repair Café, The Shack
September 11: History Harvest/Card-making workshop, Scotts Run Museum
September 16: Scotts Run Street Fair, Scotts Run Museum (outside)
February 10: Repair Café, The Shack

West Virginia State Folk Festival

June 15-18, 2023
Glenville, WV

Juneteenth, Father’s Day celebration

Sunday, June 18th @5pm
Traditional soul food and music. Hosted by WV Folklife Apprenticeship pair Xavier Oglesby and niece Brooklynn Oglesby at the Women’s Club in Beckley. 202 Park Ave. Beckley, WV 25801

West Virginia Day at the West Virginia Humanities Council

Tuesday, June 20th TBA

Wild, Wonderful Woods Celebration

June 24 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
*WV Folklife Apprenticeship pair Enrica McMillon and Barbara Weaner will demonstrate their work* Located at the Gov. Kump House in Elkins. The afternoon event and Open House, which also recognizes West Virginia’s statehood birthday, will include wood-related craft vendors, pie auction, hands-on children’s activities, performances and new interpretive materials inside the Gov. Kump House.

“Come Spin a Tale!” Youth Storytelling Camp

Sponsored by the West Virginia Storytelling Guild and Glenville State University
Monday, July 17 – Friday, July 21, 2023 on the campus of Glenville State University. Open to incoming 9th-12th graders and new high school graduates

Various Dates
Augusta Heritage Center
Davis and Elkins College, Elkins, WV

The Augusta Heritage Center is hosting a series of traditional food workshops throughout 2023. Register for the workshops online here. This series is supported by Central Appalachia Living Traditions of Mid Atlantic Arts.

Various Dates 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

May 1, 2023 Spring Application Deadline Legends & Lore Roadside Marker Program supported by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation. Learn more and apply

Friday, March 10th Winchester & Berryville, VA – WV Folklife Apprenticeship participant Joe Herrmann of Hampshire County performed with The Critton Hollow String Band

Feb 25, 2023 – 2022-2023 WV Folklife Apprenticeship participant James Froemel performed storytelling at the Appalachian Voices event supported by Friends of Deckers Creek. James has been apprenticing Bil Lepp to learn traditional Appalachian storytelling.

February 2023 – The West Virginia International Film Festival screened the first and second installments of Doris Fields’s Those Who Came Before, an ongoing documentary project recording Black music history in West Virginia. This project is supported by Central Appalachia Living Traditions of Mid Atlantic Arts.

Monday, February 13th – 4pm South Charleston Public Library 2022-2023 WV Folklife Apprenticeship pair Bil Lepp and James Froemel gave a storytelling presentation at for the library patrons. Free event.

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.