Local events


Travis Pond Memorial Boat Race
Sponsored by the West Virginia Water Festival, this event is for boat and water enthusiasts. Call Bluestone State Park for details.

Contact: 304-466-2805

Lights on the Lake Parade
Sign up or come to view as participants decorate their boats for an on the water parade.

Hinton Railroad Days
206 Temple St, Hinton WV 25951
Each year Hinton's Railroad Days includes vendors selling many different and unusual crafts; such as rings made from coins, coal scrip and old coins; handmade wooden banks with old post office doors; flag boxes; wooden furniture; hand-painted items; quilts; jewelry; driftwood creations; wooden oil lamps; Patio Foundations and many more interesting items.
Food vendors offer hot dogs, hamburgers, barbeques, kielbasa sandwiches, chicken and dumplings, beans and cornbread, funnel cakes and baked potatoes.
Each year is different. Come on out and see what this year will bring!
The New River Train arrives each afternoon of Railroad Days.


West Virginia State Water Festival
This week-long state festival showcases historical water and frontier activities. Street fair, parades, fishing tournament, car show, coronation of Queen Mermaid, street dances, bateau boats and rubber ducky race. Downtown Hinton and the Rivers.


Festival of the Rivers
c/o Flannigan-Murrell House Inc. This annual event showcases international, regional and local musicians including homemade instruments. Bluegrass, gospel, folk, rock and R&B musical performances. Located at Hinton City Sidetrack Park and Waterslide. Saturday & Sunday, Labor Day weekend. Free to public.