West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.

Business

West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.

Education

West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.

Employment

West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.

Family

West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.

Health

Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.

Tourism

Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 10th annual Engines and Wheels Festival at North Bend State Park

5/1/2014

 

North Bend State Park
North Bend State Park hosts the 10th annual Engines & Wheels Festival May 3, 2014.
Visit an old-fashioned turn-of-the-century oil field and industrial and farm machinery at North Bend State Park’s 10th annual Antique Engines & Wheels Weekend, Saturday, May 3.  Visitors can see and learn how these engines, wheels and antique machinery became the workhorses of a generation, fulfilling the demands of a growing nation. 
 
Old-time engines, tractors and antique cars will start rolling in at 8 a.m. and be on exhibit until 6 p.m. at the Jughandle day-use area of the park. Local engine and wheel enthusiasts will be on hand, sharing their knowledge of equipment and the mechanisms that make them work. The event is free with plenty of free parking.        
 
Fred Steed, chairman of the 2014 event, invites participants as well as spectators. 
 
“There is still room, so if you have an engine, tractor or car, dust it off and bring it out for the day.” Crafters also are invited and should register with North Bend State Park at 304-643-2931. 
 
Other events for the day include a live radio remote from 93R (WRRR-FM), free blood pressure checks from the Ritchie County EMS, face painting and balloon art. An outdoor grill concession stand will be hosted by the Cairo Climbers 4-H Club. The Ritchie County Car Club will also be in attendance from noon until 3 p.m.  
 
For more information about the Engines & Wheels Festival, contact Fred Steed at 304-628-3396, Clifford Deem at 304-643-4254 or Dave Wilson at 304-628-3587.

Contact Information

Ken Zebo
 
Kenneth.T.Zebo@wv.gov