Ramps and Rail Festival 2022

After two years, the Ramps and Rail Festival came back to Elkins! The weather cooperated and we had a beautiful day filled with great live music, ramp themed food, and an array of local craft vendors. An estimated 2000 people attended the festival. The Elkins Depot Welcome Center volunteers and staff were kept busy selling t-shirts, raffle tickets, collecting votes and assisting guests in the […]

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The Elkins Depot Dispatch (May 2022)

May 2022, Issue No. 20 THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FROM THE ELKINS DEPOT WELCOME CENTER Opening Season for Area Attractions As we finally move past the unpredictable spring snow falls in the mountains, many of our attractions open for the season. The Gandy Dancer Dinner Theatre shows begin May 20th. You can book your tickets here! The Old Brick Playhouse is also putting on Little Shop of […]

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The Elkins Depot Dispatch (April 2022)

April 2022, Issue No. 19 THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FROM THE ELKINS DEPOT WELCOME CENTER Ramps and Rail Festival If you haven’t heard yet, the Ramps and Rail Festival is back! Mark your calendars for April 23rd and join us at the Elkins Depot Welcome Center as we celebrate our culinary and railroad heritage with a variety of craft and food vendors, live music in the Rotary Amphitheater, […]

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Ramps + Rail Festival – Influencer Story

Nothing says spring quite like the arrival of ramps in the mountain highlands region of West Virginia. The ramp, a wild onion native to the Eastern United States and Canada, is known for its garlicky, pungent smell and early Spring appearance. Its unique flavor has made this foraged vegetable a staple ingredient in West Virginia kitchens and has inspired Appalachian cuisine for decades. Many West […]

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The Elkins Depot Dispatch (March 2022)

March 2022, Issue No. 18 THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FROM THE ELKINS DEPOT WELCOME CENTER It’s Springtime in the Mountains The days are getting longer and warmer! Soon spring flowers will paint the mountains with bright colors. Events pick up as Randolph County’s communities celebrate the changing of the season. For upcoming March events, keep scrolling! Not only do activities increase, but we only have one […]

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The Elkins Depot Dispatch (November 2021)

November 2021, Issue No. 14 THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FROM THE ELKINS DEPOT WELCOME CENTER It’s Time to Start Planning Your Winter Getaway! The leaves are falling and the weather is getting cooler. Winter is on it’s way and it’s time to start planning your winter getaway to Randolph County, West Virginia. Whether you enjoy spending your winters on the slopes or cozied up by the […]

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The Elkins Depot Dispatch (February 2022)

February 2022, Issue No. 17 THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FROM THE ELKINS DEPOT WELCOME CENTER Snowy Adventures in #RandolphWV There’s still time to book your winter getaway to Randolph County. Make Elkins your base camp as you spend your days cross country or downhill skiing at nearby ski destinations. Take a day to see the frozen Blackwater Falls and channel your inner child on their sled run. […]

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The Elkins Depot Dispatch (January 2022)

January 2022, Issue No. 16 THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FROM THE ELKINS DEPOT WELCOME CENTER Our Year in Review All things considered, 2021 was a good year. The New Tygart Flyer train excursion resumed operation, more people sought out Randolph County as an outdoor recreation destination, and visitation increased from 2020. In 2021, we welcomed over 15,800 visitors from 43 states and 5 countries! We are […]

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The Elkins Depot Dispatch (December 2021)

December 2021, Issue No. 15 THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FROM THE ELKINS DEPOT WELCOME CENTER Be the Star of Your Own Hallmark Movie in Elkins Elkins was named by Travel Awaits as one of 11 West Virginia Towns that makes you feel like you are in a Hallmark movie. To read the article click here. Our streets are decorated with lights and there are many festive events […]

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The Elkins Depot Dispatch (October 2021)

October 2021, Issue No. 13 THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FROM THE ELKINS DEPOT WELCOME CENTER Fall is Here! The streets of downtown Elkins are decorated with cornstalks, painted leaves, and of course our scarecrows are out! The storefronts also showcase the beautiful, elaborate, and festive attire from past Forest Festivals. Be sure to take a walk around town and stop into our coffee and pastry shops for […]

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