Celebrate West Virginia Day And Fathers Day At West Virginia State Parks This Weekend

Cass, WV – West Virginia Day and Fathers Day will be celebrated at parks around the state this weekend. Two of those slated to have special events are right here in Pocahontas County.

At Watoga State Park on Saturday, June 19th, champion liar Bill Lepp will offer his great storytelling and a few lies at the Recreation Hall at 7:30pm. Naturalist Julie McQuade says it’ll be a great evening of storytelling by master wordslinger. She encourages folks to come early and enjoy a meal at the park restaurant before wandering over to the Rec hall for a fun evening.

Cass State Park will host it’s “Fiddles and Vittles” train on Saturday. A trip to Whitaker Station includes an evening train ride that departs around 5pm. Dinner is prepared by the Last Run Restaurant and music is provided by bluegrass bank Allegheny Outback. Reservations are required for this train – call 304-456-4300.

Train-ride not your cup of tea? Well, there’s plenty of other events going on at Cass this weekend for the annual Cass Homecoming.

The fun begins Friday night with a cake walk in the Railroad Parking lot. It continues Saturday with music by Hot Mater Gravy and Wyatt Turner, an antique car show and a dance at the Cass Fire Department Saturday night.

Other events around the state this weekend include a “Birds of Prey” live demonstration at Three Rivers Avian Center at Hawks Nest and Irish Road Bowling at Blackwater Falls State Park. You can find more information about these and other special events this weekend at www.wvstateparks.com or 1-800-CALL WVA.

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