The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Local News

October 10, 2012

Twin Falls set to host jamboree

Twin Falls Resort State Park’s staff will host the 30th annual Lumberjackin’ Bluegrassin’ Jamboree this Friday through Sunday.

The festival is family-oriented and features a variety of activities, including the woodsman competition, bluegrass music, Appalachian clogging, along with arts, crafts, and food by area craftsmen.

Well-known storyteller and author David “Bugs” Stover kicks off the activities on Friday with an evening of area ghost stories and tales, from 6 until 7 p.m. at the campground campfire circle. Those attending should dress for cool weather and bring a flashlight.

On Saturday, lumberjack competitions and demonstrations begin at 10 a.m. and conclude around 2 p.m. Forestry teams from West Virginia University and Penn State will be competing in events that include the ax throw, log roll, crosscut saw, chain saw, one-man bucking, bolt splitting, horizontal chop, pole fell, among others, according to a spokesperson.

The woodsman competitions are held at the ball field area.

Also Saturday, Don Blanchard, known as “the Chainsaw Artist,” will demonstrate chainsaw carving from 10 a.m. to dusk.

Blanchard’s carvings range from bears to eagles and iconic figures.

The Acord Family Bluegrass Band will perform Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. and again Sunday from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

“This Wyoming County family group represents some of West Virginia’s best bluegrass music,” said Bryan Danford, park event coordinator.

“Anyone attending the Lumberjackin’ Bluegrassin’ Jamboree over the years has come to appreciate the talent we have right here in Wyoming County with the Acord Family.”

The free bluegrass concerts will be held at the amphitheater both Saturday and Sunday.

The Appalachian Country Cloggers, with Lou Maiuri, will be featured Saturday at 1 p.m. at the amphitheater.

On Sunday, the West Virginia Mountain Valley Cloggers will perform at 1 p.m., also at the amphitheater.

Art and craft exhibits and sales will be conducted at the ball field Saturday from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Hayrides will also be conducted on both Saturday and Sunday from noon until 5 p.m.

Visitors are encouraged to dress comfortably, wear walking shoes, and participate in keeping the park clean; littering is prohibited.

The jamboree is open to the public with no admission charge. Food services are available in the Twin Falls Restaurant. For more information, phone 304-294-4000 or on the web at www.twinfallsresort.com.

 

1
Text Only
Local News
  • derby dames Beckley area Derby Dames to host WFTDA team Aug. 9

    The Beckley Area Derby Dames will face off against a WFTDA-certified team, the Harrisonburg, Va., Rocktown Rollers, Aug. 9 at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center. 

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • phil roop Artisans show off skills at String Band Festival

    The Appalachian String Band Festival celebrates the music of the mountains each year.

    August 1, 2014 2 Photos

  • Calendar — Friday, Aug. 1, 2014

    August 1, 2014

  • VA clinic to remain closed

    The Department of Veterans Affairs Greenbrier County Community Based Outpatient Clinic will remain closed due to ongoing correction of environmental concerns. 

    August 1, 2014

  • Beckley festival seeking vendors

    Taste of Appalachia is seeking restaurants, vendors, organizations and churches to participate in the Aug. 23 event. 

    August 1, 2014

  • 080114 FRI TWV multitalented teen.jpg Only 13, Shady Spring and TWV teen has big resume

    Well-rounded is an understatement for 13-year-old Rachel McNeel. 

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • 080114 ST.FrancisTeens.jpg Rummage sale to help teens attend WYD

    Young people at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church will be sponsoring a rummage sale at the church today and Saturday. The sale will help raise money to send the young folks to World Youth Day in Poland to meet Pope Francis.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Tamarack lists weekend events

    Tamarack Events Director Kelly Elkins invites everyone to pay a visit to the Best of West Virginia this weekend for free music, a farmer’s market and live artisan demonstrations. 

    August 1, 2014

  • New River CTC celebrates move to new campus

    New River Community and Technical College personnel greeted new neighbors Thursday with cookies and lemonade as furniture was moved into their institution’s new Mercer Street campus in the former First Community Bank building.

    August 1, 2014

  • ‘Biscuit guy’ makes his mark with anthem at TWV

    The old saying “being at the right place at the right time” couldn’t be more true for Calvin Alexander. Thanks to a salad dressing bottle (and some impressive vocal skills), Alexander was invited to sing the national anthem not once, but twice, at Theatre West Virginia before the opening of “Hatfields and McCoys."

    July 31, 2014