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February 2021

Snow Scenes Canvas Painting

February 6

Discover the artist or crafty person inside at Cacapon Winter Art and Craft series. Create your one of a kind Valentine's Day Card with a local artist as the instructor as your guide. Class begins at 11:00 a.m. at the Cacapon Nature Center. Please preregister by calling 304-258-1022, Ext 0. This craft is free to attendees, open to any age, but class size is limited and preregistration is recommended.

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Prickett’s Fort 18th c. Firearms and Accoutrements Show

February 26 - February 28

The 18th c. Firearms and Accoutrements Show is a fun and educational buying experience with the best contemporary craftsmen of 18th century firearms and accoutrements in WV, VA, PA, OH and NY. From the 18th century reenactor to the serious collector, there will be something for everyone. Show Admission $3 at the Visitors Center door. Show hours are Friday 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Learn about other…

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Cardboard & Duct Tape Sled Race

February 27 @ 10:00 am

Join us for the 9th annual Blackwater Falls Cardboard & Duct Tape Sled Race. This year's theme is Star Wars. To request a registration form, send an email to [email protected] Make a sled of cardboard and duct tape able to withstand a race down the Blackwater Falls sled run. There are awards. Registration is 9:30-10:30 a.m. with the race to follow. The goal is to have super safe sledding fun. Sled Creation Cardboard/Corrugated Cardboard: extremely hard cardboard such as carpet…

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March 2021

Historical Arts Workshop at Prickett’s Fort

March 13 - March 14

Wire Inlay with Sam Thompson is the first of several historic workshops in 2021. Come and join rifle builder Sam Thompson as he takes you through the process of installing decorative wire inlay and metal inlays to transform your rifle or knife handles into historical and decorative works of art. Tools will be provided and also for sale. This workshop is a great class for gun builders, knifemakers and furniture builders. The class is from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.,…

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Historical Arts Workshop at Prickett’s Fort

March 27 @ 1:01 am - March 28 @ 1:01 am

Horn Engraving with Wild Willy Frankfort is the second of several historic workshops in 2021. Come join Master horn builder Willy Frankfort as he teaches you his techniques and talks about his theories on historical re-creations. This class will focus on historical as well as contemporary horn engraving. This class is designed for the beginner as well as the more advanced horn builder so if you have a powder horn that you would like to engrave, bring it along. The…

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April 2021

Prickett’s Fort School of the Longhunter

April 8 - April 11

School of the Longhunter is an intense weekend of instruction and exploring the role of early frontiersmen on the American frontier. Speakers will focus on the frontier skills of the longhunter. The workshop begins Thursday afternoon to Sunday afternoon. Space is limited and registration is required. Fort maximum attendance is 100. PFMF Members $40, Non-members $45. Register on-line at www.prickettsfort.org/register or call (304) 363-3030. Learn about other events and activities at www.prickettsfort.org.

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Wood Duck Day with Joey Herron

April 15

Come out and enjoy the day welcoming the return of the Wood Ducks to Prickett's Fort State Park. There will be opportunities to take photographs of the many species of birds and wildlife the park has to offer, so bring your camera, binoculars, or spotting scope with a snack and folding chair to witness the return of one of the most spectacular birds in North America. This activity is from 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. For more information, visit our…

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Prickett’s Fort – Annual Bird Walks

April 17

Celebrate the joys of spring with a Saturday morning bird walk beginning at 8:00 a.m. The staff of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will lead the public on this annual rite of passage. Wear sturdy walking shoes and bring binoculars if you have them. Free to the public. Learn about other Prickett's Fort events and activities at www.prickettsfort.org or by calling 304-363-3030. When visiting, consider staying in accommodations at Tygart Lake State Park. Reserve lodging online:

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Prickett’s Fort – Annual Bird Walks

April 24

Celebrate the joys of spring with a Saturday morning bird walk beginning at 8:00 a.m. The staff of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will lead the public on this annual rite of passage. Wear sturdy walking shoes and bring binoculars if you have them. Free to the public. Learn about other Prickett's Fort events and activities at www.prickettsfort.org or by calling 304-363-3030. When visiting, consider staying in accommodations at Tygart Lake State Park. Reserve lodging online:

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Historical Arts Workshop at Prickett’s Fort

April 24

Metal Engraving with Doug Anderson is the third of several historic workshops in 2021. Come join rifle builder Doug Anderson as he takes you through the process and many techniques of a Master Engraver. The student will learn how to sharpen gravers, layout and design, and shading. The workshop has a minimum of 6 students and a maximum of 8. The course fee is PFMF Members $125, Non Members $145. There is also a $40 material fee. The class is…

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