Cultural Series

Square DanceSquare Dance

Friday, September 9; 7:45 p.m. workshop, 8 p.m. dance
Augusta Dance Pavilion
Adults: $6; AmeriCorps Members and Students: $4; D&E Faculty, Staff and Students: FREE
 
Beginner and family-friendly. No dance partner required. Presented by the Mountain Dance Trail and Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College. For more information, visit www.AugustaHeritageCenter.org or call 304-637-1209.

 

Fiddle & Banjo ContestWV Open Fiddle & Banjo Contest - Banjos, Burgers and Beer Festival

Saturday, October 1; 12 noon registration, 2 p.m. start
Outdoor Amphitheatre
 
Breathing new energy and excitement into the 80th Mountain State Forest Festival, the Celebrate Appalachia! - Banjos, Burgers and Beer Festival will feature the West Virginia Open Fiddle, Banjo and Flatfoot Dance Contest hosted by the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College, a burger cook-off and craft beer and West Virginia wine. The WV Open Fiddle & Banjo Contest showcases some of the most talented and dedicated traditional musicians in our area. The annual contest offers cash prizes in fiddle, old-time banjo, bluegrass banjo and flatfoot dancing. Sponsored by Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College. For more information, visit www.forestfestival.com or www.AugustaHeritageCenter.org or call 304-637-1209.

 

Joshua JordanForest Festival Magic of Autumn

Saturday, October 1; 6:30 p.m. doors, 7:30 p.m. show
Harper-McNeeley Auditorium, Myles Center for the Arts
Tickets TBA
 
The Comedy/Magic Show returns to the schedule to celebrate the 80th Mountain State Forest Festival. Joshua Jordan is an award winning magician, comedian and international speaker who was born and raised in Elkins, West Virginia. Joshua’s style is unique because he combines comedy AND magic. His show is improvised, witty and jaw dropping all at the same time. Because of this, he keeps his audience on their toes without a dull moment. He takes pride that his audience truly sees something unique every time, as it’s been said, “No two shows are the same.” Joshua Jordan’s show is filled with mind blowing effects as he takes his audience into a world of deception and misdirection. Interlaced within the show is a challenging and life changing message where Joshua bends reality and sheds light on the deceptions in this world. He brings to focus the impact you can have in your world by taking away deception. Presented by the Davis & Elkins College Campus Activities Board. For more information, visit www.forestfestival.com.

 

Mountain StageForest Festival Mountain Stage Music Show

Saturday, October 8; 6:30 p.m. doors, 7:30 p.m. show
Harper-McNeeley Auditorium, Myles Center for the Arts
Tickets TBA
 
It's a performance you won't want to miss - Mountain Stage with Larry Groce is coming to the 80th Mountain State Forest Festival! For more than 30 years Mountain Stage has been giving radio audiences the best seat in the house for some of the world's most renowned performers. Distributed by NPR Music and produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting, Mountain Stage with Larry Groce is the longest running live-performance radio show of its kind. Each two-hour show features multiple guest artists performing live in front of an audience with studio quality audio. Showcasing talent from all over the world and in virtually every style of music, Mountain Stage has played host to world-class musicians and songwriters while consistently turning audiences on to new music. Audience members will participate in a recording that will be heard on over 170 NPR stations around the nation and on the top-ranking Mountain Stage Podcast. For more information, visit www.forestfestival.com.

 

Augusta October Old-TimeAugusta October Old-Time Week

Sunday, October 16 - Friday, October 21
Davis & Elkins College
 
October Old-Time Week brings a wonderful array of talent to Augusta and focuses on West Virginia's rich traditions of old-time music. In addition to classes, there will be special musical presentations, workshops and, of course, plenty of jamming. The week wraps up with the annual Augusta Old-Time Fiddlers’ Reunion featuring a unique square dance on Friday evening; performances by older generation master fiddlers and younger accomplished fiddlers from all over West Virginia all day Saturday; and a gospel sing on Sunday morning. For more information or to register, visit www.AugustaHeritageCenter.org or call 304-637-1209.

 

Square DanceSquare Dance

Friday, October 21; 7:45 p.m. workshop, 8 p.m. dance
Augusta Dance Pavilion
Adults: $6; AmeriCorps Members and Students: $4; D&E Faculty, Staff and Students: FREE
 
Beginner and family-friendly. No dance partner required. Presented by the Mountain Dance Trail and Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College. For more information, visit www.AugustaHeritageCenter.org or call 304-637-1209.

 

Augusta Fiddlers' ReunionAugusta Fiddlers' Reunion

Friday, October 21 - Sunday, October 23
Davis & Elkins College
 
This unique event is a favorite of all who love old-time music. Scores of West Virginia’s master fiddlers, pickers and singers gather, along with hundreds of local folks and visitors, for a weekend of fun, packed with jam sessions throughout the weekend, informal concerts and renewal of friendships. For more information, visit www.AugustaHeritageCenter.org or call 304-637-1209.

 

DebateDebate: British Debate Tour

Monday, November 7; 7:30 p.m.
Great Hall, Halliehurst
FREE
 
Topic TBA. The debate will be approximately one hour and will include an opportunity for audience questions. The event is free and open to the public. Presented by the Calliduz Debate Club of Davis & Elkins College.

 

Davis & Elkins Dance FestivalDavis & Elkins Dance Festival

Friday, April 7 - Saturday, April 8
Myles Center for the Arts
 
Details TBA. Presented by the Davis & Elkins College Division of Fine & Performing Arts.