Potato Festival kicks off 48th year with themed events
The Nicholas County Potato Festival will return this weekend to Summersville.
Throughout the weekend, the festival will include a pet pageant, mashed potato eating contest, tractor show, spud hunt, potato sack race and live music. Visit the Potato Festival website for a complete schedule of events and information.
Let’s Get Cooking class to feature tailgating dishes
Chef Paul Smith will host Let’s Get Cooking at 11 a.m. Thursday at Capitol Market. Smith will demonstrate how to make various tailgating dishes.
Romantic cooking class to teach French-inspired dishes
Uncork & Create will host a Date Night in Paris Cooking Class at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, where students will learn how to make a variety of French dishes, including coq au vin, gourgeres and creme brulee.
All ingredients, supplies and equipment will be provided. Cost is $75 and seating is limited. Sign up at uncorkandcreate.com.
Celsius to host ‘20s-themed murder mystery dinner
Celsius is hosting an interactive murder mystery dinner 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 14. The show will be performed by Murder and Merriment and will offer an Italian buffet and featured drinks. Guests are encouraged to wear ’20s attire.
Tickets are $40 with the buffet or $23 for the show only. Call 305-345-4948 for reservations. Celsius is located at 212 Hale St., in Charleston.
Tickets on sale for Capitol Market Farm to Fork Dinner
Featuring hand-picked ingredients from the market and Gritt’s Farm, Chef Paul Smith will create a four-course menu for Capitol Market’s Farm to Fork Dinner on Sept. 16.
The menu includes duck consomme with duck confit, roasted pear and gorgonzala tarlet on living lettuce, Wagyu beef cheek, gulf prawn, seasonal root vegetables and three-cheese risotto, and a 20th-anniversary surprise for dessert.
Wine and canapes begin at 6:30 p.m. Dinner begins at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $95 and can be purchased on Capitol Market’s website.
Grape Stomping Festival to return for 26th year
Kirkwood Winery’s 26th annual Grape Stomping Wine Festival will take place Sept. 16-17 at the winery in Summersville.
The festival includes live performances by nine artists, including the Davisson Brothers Band, covered wagon rides, wine and whiskey tastings, grape eating and stomping, and distillery tours.
Tickets are $15 for those 21 and older, $5 for those 12 to 20 and free for kids under 12. Admission includes a free glass and tastings.
Kirkwood Winery is located at 45 Winery Road, in Summersville. More information can be found on Kirkwood’s website.
Wine and Jazz Festival to benefit community
The West Virginia Wine and Jazz Festival will take place Sept. 23-24 at Camp Muffly, in Morgantown.
The festival will include local wine, art, food and music. Proceeds benefit various community charities, including scholarships to the West Virginia University School of Music, sponsorship of educational endeavors and classes at WVU, free concerts for area middle/high schools, and more.
Tickets are $20 and include a wine glass and tastings. They are on sale at the event’s website and will be available at the door.