Need something to do this weekend? Here are some ideas to get out and about our beautiful state for the weekend of November 14, 2014.

1. Oglebay Winter Festival of Lights – Wheeling

Via Flickr/Dave Olsen (Creative Commons)

Via Flickr/Dave Olsen (Creative Commons)

If you think Christmas is coming earlier every year, you may be right. Why fight it though? One of the best West Virginia Christmas traditions begins this weekend: The Oglebay Festival of Lights. Take a drive up the Ohio River Valley and tour the resort for spectacular christmas light displays. More info here. The Festival runs through 1/4/15.

2. Arts & Crafts Christmas Spectacular – Morgantown

Looking for a homemade Christmas gift? This “sepctacular” craft show features over 185 exhibits of “high-quality arts & crafts including jewelry, floral arrangements, decorative painting, soft sculpture, photography, clothing, fabric decor for your home, personalized ornaments, scented candles, lotions & soaps, pet collars & treats, holiday decorations, and much, much more!!!”

Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Ruby Community Center at Mylan Park. More info.

3. Sarah Evans Concert – Charles Town

The Country singer takes the stage at the Event Center at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races on Saturday night at 8 p.m. You must be 21, and it looks like there are a few tickets still available!

4. WVU Women’s Soccer vs. Georgetown – Morgantown

WVU Photo

WVU Photo

Since it’s bye week, why not come out in support of one of the University’s most successful teams? The Women’s Soccer team- fresh off a Big 12 tournament victory, opens up the NCAA tournament as the #3 seed against the Georgetown Hoyas at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium in Morgantown. Ticket prices are $7 for adults and $5 for youth and senior citizens. Admission is free for West Virginia University students with a valid student ID. Game starts at 4 p.m.

5. Marshall University’s International Festival  – Huntington

The 51st Annual International Festival features international foods, world music and dance and displays representing many different countries and cultures. Come learn (or even better—taste!) something new. Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington on Saturday from 5-8 p.m. FREE!

6. Bourbon, Beer and Barbecue at Stonewall Resort – Roanoke

Some menu items include house smoked beef brisket, sweet tea-brined turkey breast, braised pork belly sliders, beer and braised angus beef short ribs, plus beer and bourbon samples! The only catch is you have to be an overnight guest at the hotel – which will run you $189. UPDATE: It’s SOLD OUT!

7. Bill Maher at the Clay Center – Charleston

The controversial liberal comedian brings his brand of comedy to the Mountain State. Performance starts at 7:30 p.m. Visit the Clay Center for Tickets.

 

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