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Friday, August 2nd MotorCity Revue — a Tribute to Motown A little more than half a century ago, a new sound took shape in and around Detroit that revolutionized the music industry. Today, the Motor City Revue faithfully recreates that signature...
Celebrating 41 years of family FUN the West Virginia Interstate Fair & Exposition will take place July 16-20 at the Mineral Wells Fairgrounds (2230 Butcher Bend Rd). The five-day event features 4-H exhibits, contests, professional entertainment...
In August of 2011 the bureau launched its own YouTube Channel featuring a series of short videos of area attractions and major events. The videos range from 1.5 to 2 minutes in length and were filmed by freelance videographer Andy Hall and edited/...
First Annual Ohio Valley Mud Run Fri & Sat July 19-20, 2013 http://ohiovalleymudrun.com/ Music Lineup for Friday Night, July 19thMirror Mirror, Fat Dog and BobaflexTickets can be purchased at Washington and Wood County Par Mar stores, at the...
Magical Day of Giving Location Grand Central Mall100 Grand Central MallVienna, WV 304 485-4465http://www.grandcentralmall.comExclusive savings, holiday entertainment and a chance to win. Hours: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Admission: $5.00 donation  
Spend Easter at North Bend State Park Lodge and feast on Chef Ingel's Easter Buffet for just $99.00 per couple.  Enjoy April 23 or 24 at the North Bend Lodge and Easter Buffet April 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Take part in the annual...
The Fenton Gift Shop will hold their Customer Appreciation Days on April 9-10, 2011.  Enjoy 20% storewide savings...with minimal exclusions.  Receive 10% of your total purchase in "Sunny Money" to spend in May.  Decorate your very own...
North Bend State Park has announced a "Hop Into Spring" special on their deluxe cabins.  The special runs from March 21 - May 26, 2011 for a two-night midweek (Sunday-Thursday) stay for two people and includes a box lunch, special gift...
Visit the 7th Annual Mid-Ohio Valley Heritage Quilt Show at the Blennerhassett Museum in downtown Parkersburg March 26 – April 3, 2011 Area quilters are invited to display quilts and wall hangings. Open House – Saturday, March 26 – You are invited...
Stocks & Soups Culinary Classes at The Blennerhassett March 19 & 20! Working in the newly completed Spats professional culinary kitchen, this class will discuss stocks and how to integrate them into everyday cooking, specifically soups. http...
Looking for a great escape for yourself and the kids this winter or spring? Check out the wonderful classes and exhibits at the Parkersburg Art Center located in downtown.  www.parkersburgartcenter.org/
Enjoy the world through a kaleidoscope of colors and shop till your hearts content during the annual Fenton Art Glass February Sale Feb. 18-28.   www.fentonartglass.com
Theatre Performance – Mary Todd Lincoln Life & Letters Jan. 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 Purchase tickets to attend the Mid-Ohio Valley Players Theatre's drama “Look Away”, based on Mary Todd Lincoln: Her life and letters. www.midohiovalleyplayers...
January 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29Look AwayMid-Ohio Valley Players Theatre229 Putnam St, Marietta, OH740-350-9517Hours: 8:00 PMA Drama by Jerome Kilty. Based on Mary Todd Lincoln: Her life and letters by Justin G. Turner and Linda Levitt Turner....
Two entries from WineTree Vineyards won medals at the 2010 Commercial Wine Competition sponsored by the American Wine Society.  Hundreds of vintages were entered in the annual contest, and Winetree's 2008 Noiret and 2008 Riesling won ...
The quilter's retreat at North Bend State scheduled for February 20-25 has been sold out.  The park has added a second retreat on February 27 - March 1 to accommodate quilters wanting to attend this very popular event.  For...
Spend the night at North Bend State Park lodge with your best friend.  Enjoy dinner in the North Bend restaurant and a continental breakfast for $99.00.  Oh yes, what would a trip be without shopping?  Included will be discount...
The annual drive through "Holiday in the Park" light display is featured in the Parkersburg City Park and Southwood Park from November 20-December 31. Over 225 colorful animated and still holiday light displays by various businesses and individuals...
 Download a complete copy of our updated Historic Guide to Wood County (PDF). Section 1 | 2 |  3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 PARKERSBURG, WV (Dec. 16, 2010) – Visitors often ask about Wood County’s history. Who established...
Dec. 14, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.Sixteen Years in a Row...but who's counting, unless you're counting on some great entertainment to start the holidays. This wonderful musical adaptation of Dickens' classic tale is a Parkersburg favorite. If you are...
December 4-5Annual Victorian Christmas Home Tour & TeaJuliana and Ann Sts, Parkersburg, WVTickets: $15 Sat, $10 Sun304-422-9861www.juliannsquare.org
Celebrate autumn with a fresh dipped Chocolate Caramel Apple from Holl’s Swiss Chocolatier. We take crisp, fresh Granny Smith apples and hand dip each apple in rich buttery caramel and then in creamy Swiss milk chocolate. As a finishing touch, we...
PARKERSBURG, WV (October 25, 2010) – Visitors often ask about Wood County’s history. Who established Parkersburg? Were any Civil War battles fought here? What is the area known for? What is made here? The answers to those questions and more may be...
Holl's starts with a large, crisp, Granny Smith apple.  After a dip in buttery, golden caramel, the apple is dipped a second time in sweet, Swiss milk chocolate. The final step is to roll them in either chocolate curls or chopped...
Parkersburg, WV (October 14, 2010) – Wood and Wirt counties recently joined other sites in West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee and Adams County, Pennsylvania in the Civil War Trails program. The program, a partnership...
PARKERSBURG, WV (June 28, 2010) – The Greater Parkersburg Convention & Visitors Bureau recently earned an award by the Public Relations Society of America’s-West Virginia Chapter. The bureau’s 2009 media kit earned an honorable mention during...
Parkersburg, WV (June 22, 2010) – The Greater Parkersburg Convention & Visitors Bureau has implemented an exciting interactive map system into their website (www.GreaterParkersburg.com). The Greater Parkersburg CVB partnered early this spring...
After a fire destroyed the building that housed the Riverside Artists Gallery, the organization has found a new home.  The Riverside Artists Gallery is now open at 219 A Second Street in Marietta, OH.  The Riverside Artists Gallery is...
West Virginia's Prickett’s Fort and North Bend State Parks have teamed to offer The “Frontier” Package in 2010. THE "FRONTIER" PACKAGE May 17 - October 31, 2010 “Frontier” package includes: One night lodging at North Bend Lodge Box lunches for two...
PARKERSBURG, WV (May 12, 2010) – Twenty-five years ago the tourism industry landscape in Greater Parkersburg was much different then today. A number of well known area attractions were not even developed or were just underway, such as the...
The Parkersburg Farmers' Marketplace is now open for the season.  The Marketplace, located at the corner of Third and Market Streets, will be open every Tuesday and Friday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  Besides an asortment of fresh...
PARKERSBURG, WV (May 5, 2010) – The Greater Parkersburg Convention & Visitors Bureau was recently awarded a gold place finish for its 2010 Visitors Guide to Greater Parkersburg by the international Hermes Creative Awards competition. Winners...
PARKERSBURG, WV (May 3, 2010) – It’s a trend that the Greater Parkersburg Convention & Visitors Bureau along with area hotels anticipate will play a significant role in marketing the area now and in the future. Youth sporting tournaments are...
PARKERSBURG, WV (April 21, 2010) – The Greater Parkersburg Convention & Visitors Bureau has lunched its own Facebook Fan Page for visitors and area residence to stay in touch. People may become fans and followers of the CVB by visiting its...
PARKERSBURG, WV (April 15, 2010) – Greater Parkersburg CVB President Steve Nicely and area businesses presented the Wood County Commission with a framed print of the 2010 Visitors Guide cover today. The visitors guide cover features the Wood County...
PARKERSBURG, WV (February 24, 2010) -- The Greater Parkersburg Convention & Visitors Bureau, along with representatives and group tour operators from nine states and Canada converged in Columbus, Ohio February 19-22 for the annual Heartland...
Check out these great web links to North Bend State Park, North Bend Rail Trail and Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park. Download and print any WV State Park brochure and begin planning your getaway. www.northbendsp.com www....
PARKERSBURG, WV (February 5, 2010) – The Greater Parkersburg Convention & Visitors Bureau announced its new board of directors and officers during its 2010 annual meeting February 4 at the Wingate by Wyndham. CVB President Steve Nicely said, “...
PARKERSBURG, WV (January 26, 2010) – The Greater Parkersburg Convention & Visitors Bureau began distribution of its new 2010 visitors guide this month. The 76-page full-color digest size book (5.5” x 8.5”) is stocked with key information...
Parkersburg, WV (January 18, 2010) – The Greater Parkersburg Convention & Visitors Bureau will participate in 11 trade and travel related shows in 2010, beginning this week in Cincinnati, Ohio. “Our good part of our winter/spring ‘shoulder’...
Winter Wonder Weekend January 15 -17, 2010 Winter Wonder Weekend at North Bend State Park www.northbendsp.comThis is a weekend filled with fun activities for all ages. There will be games, contests, crafts and more. Contact: Emily Fleming, 304-558-...
PARKERSBURG, WV (September 28, 2009) – The Greater Parkersburg Convention & Visitors Bureau recently earned re-accreditation during the 2009 WV Governor’s Conference on Tourism September 22. The accreditation is conducted through the West...
PARKERSBURG, WV (September 23, 2009) – A recent study released by the West Virginia Division of Tourism revealed that tourism continues to be a growth industry in West Virginia as well as in Wood County.  The independent study commissioned by...
Effective January 1, 2010 North Bend State Park lodge will be a smoke-free facility.  The park will also be adding a two-bedroom cabin to their pet-friendly facilities.
North Bend State Park is offering a special $56 per night rate at their lodge for anyone staying Monday-Thursday nights in October.  North Bend features a 29-room lodge and restaurant.   Forested terrain rewards visitors with great...
PARKERSBURG, WV (September 1, 2009) – Autumn is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoor weather and colorful fall foliage. You’ll be sure to find ample outdoor activities and recreation opportunities in Greater Parkersburg! Spend the weekend at the 2,...
The Valley Gem Sternwheeler in Marietta will be offering new Monday sightseeing cruises in September. The cruises will be from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm on September 14, 21 and 28. They will depart from the Valley Gem dock on Front Street. The price is $11...
PARKERSBURG, WV (August 17, 2009) – Greater Parkersburg Convention & Visitors Bureau President Steve Nicely recently reported on the bureau’s marketing efforts and accomplishments for the first six months of 2009. “To paraphrase the saying ‘fish...
PARKERSBURG, WV (August 14, 2009) – The Washington Post recently featured a number of area attractions, restaurants and lodging properties as a unique Mid-Atlantic getaway destination. The article, “On a West Virginia Isle, the Mystery of It All”,...
The Veterans Museum of Mid-Ohio Valley has moved to a larger location.  Their new address is 1829 7th Street, and the museum is open Moday - Saturday 9:00 to 5:00 and Sunday by appointment.  For more information contact the museum at 304-...
PARKERSBURG, WV (June 22, 2009) – The lazy days of summer are the perfect time to relax and enjoy the many free and low cost entertainment options in the Mid-Ohio Valley. When the evening heat is too hot to handle, take a break from the back porch...
The Greater Parkersburg Convention & Visitors Bureau announced today that ad sales have commenced for 2010 Greater Parkersburg visitors guide. Approximately 75,000 copies of the full-color guide will be printed and distributed beginning in...
PARKERSBURG, WV (April 27, 2009) -- The Greater Parkersburg Convention & Visitors Bureau has indicated that travel numbers and inquires were up in the first quarter of 2009. “The CVB uses several statistical measurements to track the...
Parkersburg, WV (April 24, 2009) – A number of area attractions will soon begin opening for the busy summer tourism season, reported Greater Parkersburg Convention & Visitors Bureau President Steve Nicely. “May is typically the month that our...
Parkersburg, West Virginia -- The Greater Parkersburg Convention & Visitors Bureau, along with representatives and group tour operators from nine states and Canada will converge in Cincinnati, Ohio this weekend, February 22-25, for the annual...
PARKERSBURG, WV (February 25, 2009) – The Greater Parkersburg Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Marietta/Washington County Convention & Visitors Bureau partnered recently with 30 tourism businesses and organizations to produce 250,000...
PARKERSBURG, WV (February 20, 2009) – The Greater Parkersburg Convention & Visitors Bureau announced its new board of directors and officers during its 2009 annual meeting February 26 at the Parkersburg Art Center. CVB President Steve Nicely...
PARKERSBURG , WV (February 10, 2009) – The Greater Parkersburg Convention & Visitors Bureau Board of Directors recently endorsed the implementation of a new ad campaign promoting the area in 2009. The new concept is a reflection of the rich...
PARKERSBURG, WV (January 20, 2009) – The Greater Parkersburg Convention & Visitors Bureau recently reported that room nights sold by Wood County lodging properties were up overall in December and that hotel occupancy increased in 2008 in...
Parkersburg, WV (January 14, 2009) – The Greater Parkersburg Convention & Visitors Bureau will participate in eight trade and travel related shows in 2009, beginning this weekend in Cincinnati, Ohio. “We spend a good bit of time in the winter/...
Ypartnership predicts 2009 travel trends While marketers of travel services may gladly bid adieu to 2008, the year ahead promises to be equally challenging as competition for travelers heightens, according to Peter Yesawich, president and CEO of...
PARKERSBURG, WV (December 17, 2008) – Greater Parkersburg Convention & Visitors Bureau President Steve Nicely announced the launch of a new outdoor board campaign this week designed to promote area attractions and welcome travelers to the region...
PARKERSBURG, WV (December 15, 2008) – Greater Parkersburg Convention & Visitors Bureau President Steve Nicely announced the bureau will receive $401,101 in 2009 from the Matching Advertising Partnership Program administered by the West Virginia...
PARKERSBURG, WV (November 11, 2008) – The Greater Parkersburg Convention & Visitors Bureau was recently honored with a Gold MarCom Award for outstanding creative work on its 2007-08 CD ROM. “We are very pleased to be recognized with this award...
PARKERSBURG, WV (November 25, 2008) – It appears that travelers are continuing to make their way to the Greater Parkersburg area despite the economic downturn. Greater Parkersburg Convention & Visitors Bureau President Steve Nicely recently...
 

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