Mountaineer Country Materials during COVID-19
Looking for brochures, pamphlets and more area information that would typically be available at our visitors centers? Contact VMCCVB via email at Info@VisitMountaineerCountry.com or call304-292-5081 to request. Our team of professionals will gladly compile materials for safe pickup or delivery per the state guidelines.
MountaineerMasks and #MasksInMountaineer Country photos needed
How is your business or organization reopening in Preston County? As West Virginia continues its Comeback plan, we want to see how your business or organization is upholding safety for guests and staff. Share your photos featuring your social distance friendly set up, hardworking staff wearing their PPE, and more on social media using #MountaineerMasks or
#MasksInMountaineerCountry for a chance to be featured on our channels.
Place I Belong campaign
We wanted to take the time to thank all of those who participated in weeks one through five of West Virginia Tourism’s #PlaceIBelongWV campaign. Together, we can keep future visitors dreaming of our almost heaven destination. Be sure to check out our week six content featuring our region’s restaurants and flavors and participate in a variety of fun activities to show your love of our home. Don’t forget to also use #VisitMountaineerCountry in your post, so we may see!
Preston County Farm Crawl
The Second Annual Preston County Farm Crawl, set for July 10-12, celebrates Mountaineer Country’s agritourism attractions.
The event will begin July 10 with a farm-to-table Bison Roast at Riffle Farms, which will allow guests to witness a bull being field harvested, enjoy High Ground Brewing craft beers, and eat a delicious bison meal prepared by the Hill and Hollow owner and chef, Marion Ohlinger. Tickets cost $60 a piece for the dinner. Then, from July 11-12, guests may choose between two Farm Crawl routes, both a south and north Loop, which features 11 participating farms and is free and open to the public.
Maps and signage will be developed to assist guests with navigating these loops. During the stops at each location, participating farmers may showcase their farm by hosting an educational tour, fun interactive activity, and more.
The event was spearheaded by Riffle Farms owner Elizabeth Riffle in 2019. Between her efforts as well as assistance from fellow farmers, Preston County Farm Bureau, Preston County Chamber of Commerce, Preston County Economic Development Authority, and VMCCVB, this growing agritourism experience was able to be created. Together, all entities were able to come together again this year to assist in setting the Farm Crawl up for success as we all navigate the “new normal” due to COVID-19.
To put guests’ minds at ease during the ongoing pandemic, the Farm Crawl will assure that all farmers host tours in groups of 10 people or less, six feet of distance is kept between individuals and families, sanitizing stations are offered, and PPE is worn when appropriate. The event planning team assures guests that social distancing is the “ongoing normal” for those working on a farm, so this is their specialty.
For more event information, go to VisitMountaineerCountry.com/Events.
Stay Connected and up to date with Mountaineer Country
For the latest updates and information related to COVID-19 in Mountaineer Country, regularly check VisitMountaineerCountry.com/Coronavirus, sign up for our e-newsletter at VisitMountaineerCountry.com, and follow @VisitMountaineerCountry and @VisitPrestonCounty on social media.
The Visit Mountaineer Country CVB strives to increase the tourism economy by marketing and selling the destination to our guests by “wowing” them and encouraging them to stay one more night and spend one more dollar.