Visit Mountaineer Country Tourism Updates: The Fun Does Not Stop in Mountaineer Country!


West Virginia University is officially back in session, Milan Puskar’s stands are soon to be roaring with fan activity, and Mountaineer Country is busier than ever. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome back returning and new Mountaineers. Fall may be approaching, but summer festivities are still not over.

Want to be in the know about what’s going on around Mountaineer Country? Don’t miss a must-go event when you connect with Visit Mountaineer Country Convention and Visitors’ Bureau (VMCCVB). Find us at VisitMountaineerCountry.com or on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Start Fall in the Mountaineer Spirit With West Virginia University Football!

The West Virginia University (WVU) Mountaineers football team will put their hours of practice to work on the field, kicking off the 2022 season on Thursday, Sept. 1 at Pitt. Support our WVU football team from the stands with themed days this season, including Gold Rush, Stripe the Stadium and True Blue. For the full schedule, tickets and theme guide, visit wvusports.com/sports/football/schedule/2022.   

Win Big in Mountaineer Country!

Kickoff the West Virginia University football season right with a chance to win all season long! 

Win two season tickets to West Virginia University home football games and so much more. No need to worry about where to stay becuase a one-night stay hotel accommodation will be included for every home game. This giveaway also includes two stadium seats, a throw blanket for those chilly game days, and a Mountaineer Swag Pack including hats, t-shirts, and a clear bag. Enter to win at VisitMountaineerCountry.com/football. The winner will be selected Thursday, Sept. 1.

Mark Your Calendars for these Upcoming Events:

• West Virginia Tattoo Expo | August 19-21, Noon

The 8th Annual West Virginia Tattoo Expo is here! Open to the public, and kids under 12 are free with a paying adult. Spend a night at the Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place to enjoy all the events. There will be on-site tattooing and piercing from more than 200 artists, contests, a Miss Tattooed West Virginia pageant, vendors, and so much more at the Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place hotel.

• WV Vintage Fest | August 21, Noon – 8 p.m.

Support more than 30 local vintage artists and vendors at the WV Vintage Fest with vintage clothing, sneakers and food. Walk through the fest for free to enjoy all vendors as they show off their creations. Enjoy a day of arts, shopping and fun! Located at Edith Barill Riverfront Park in Star City beginning at noon.

• Taste of Morgantown | August 27, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

The 12th annual Taste of Morgantown is a great way to support local businesses and stay outside as fall approaches. Celebrate food vendors across Morgantown and vote for the best. Combining food, festivity and philanthropy, there will not be an empty stomach in site!

• Del Castillo | September 2, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. 

The 2022 Ruby Summer Concert Series presents Del Castillo. Enjoy live music from Del Castillo, a Latin rock band, for a free Friday night concert on the river. With blends of flamenco, rock and blues, this original music rocks righteously. Opening this concert is a band that has toured around the continent, Fran Vielma & His Venezuelan Jazz Collective. 

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