Saturday, April 25, 2015

2015 International Master Gardener Conference

Registration for the International Master Gardener Conference is is now open.  The conference is being held this year from September 22-25 in Council Bluffs, Iowa.  Click the logo above or this link for more information.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Heritage Farm Hosting Volunteer Training

Heritage Farm Museum and Village will host volunteer training from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 18, for those wanting to assist in bringing the Farm to life for the Spring Festival on May 2.
All new volunteers should attend training at the Farm, located at 3300 Harvey Road, Huntington.
And, with less than three weeks to go, Heritage Farm wants to remind folks about the new Way Back Weekend season pass. For one low price, visitors and their families can attend all seven Way Back Weekends, including a music festival, ice cream social and the popular cast-iron cookoff.
Season passes are $30 per person and $75 per family and can be purchased at the welcome center at Heritage Farm (3300 Harvey Road, Huntington);  online at; or the Cabell-Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau (210 11th St, Huntington).
Those purchasing season passes prior to Spring Festival will be able to skip the admission lines and get straight on the shuttle buses to the Farm.  Also, groups of 15 or more who wish to attend the Spring Festival can pre-purchase discounted tickets at the Farm office for $15 per adult and $5 per child (ages 2-12).
Spring Festival only tickets will be available on the day of the event for $20 per adult and $10 per child (ages 2-12).
For more information, call 304-522-1244 or visit
Founded in 1996, the Farm's collection includes more than 25,000 square feet of historically significant Appalachian artifacts in seven award-winning museums and was recently named West Virginia's first Smithsonian Affiliate Institution. The Farm is also home to more than 30 log structures and other reconstructed buildings, artisans, and re-enactors that bring Appalachian history to life.

**Members of the media: On Tuesday, April 21, and Friday, April 24, school groups will be visiting Heritage Farm from 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Several folks, including Audy Perry, will be available from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. for interviews to assist you in your preview coverage of the May 2 Spring Festival. Feel free to cover the school tours or use photos and video for your preview coverage.

Friday, April 3, 2015

The Wild Ramp - "Stink Fest"

The Wild Ramp is pleased to announce the market's first ramp festival, Stink Fest, will take place at its Old Central City location on Saturday April 18th from 10 am - 4 pm. 

Stink Fest will feature different ramp dishes from a variety of food vendors including Wedge, Butter It Up, Down Home Salads, and more. While you enjoy live musical acts, games, and samples, you may catch wind of a special appearance by the Stink Fest mascot, Stinky. 

Raffle tickets for a ramp themed basket will be sold at the market beginning April 4th, with the winner being announced at the conclusion of the festival. 

There is no cost to enter the festival, everyone is welcome to embrace the essence of the Appalachian hills, and join us as we celebrate the stink!