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October
28

All Aboard the North Pole Express for a Country Classic Christmas

Moorefield WV North Pole Express
It's hard to believe the holidays are just around the corner, but they'll be here before you know it! There are a lot of fun holiday events in or area, and our REALTORS® love helping residents find the most exciting ways to celebrate the season. One of our favorite activities is the Potomac Eagle's Country Classic Christmas featuring the North Pole Express.

Take a Train Ride with Santa 

Hop aboard the train and ride the rails to the North Pole. Once onboard, there will be sing-along Christmas caroling with musicians and tasty milk and cookies. The most exciting part of the entire ride, however, is the SURPRISE you'll see on your kids' faces when the big guy himself climbs on board. That's right, SANTA will join you and your family for the ride. Not everyone can see him, though. He will only appear to those who truly believe! 

The entire family will love hearing the endearing story of how a train saved Christmas. You'll also enjoy the stunning views as the train makes its way through the gorgeous countryside. After you experience this for the first time, you'll want to adopt it as a cherished family tradition that you can carry on for years to come. 

Arriving at the North Pole from Moorefield 

The North Pole Express runs each weekend from Friday, November 22nd until Sunday, December 22nd. Shows run at 3 p.m., 5 p.m., and 7 p.m. (check the schedule to confirm dates and times). This top-rated event will sell out, so you'll want to book your tickets as early as possible. 

The train ride departs from Moorefield, which is a gorgeous place to live and work. You may want to plan to arrive a couple of hours early so you can drive around and take a look at some of the beautiful Moorefield homes for sale

Adults can purchase their tickets for just $35 during the day and $52 for evening rides. Children aged 2 to 12 years old are $25 during the day and $42 in the evening. Infants and children under two years old are welcome to ride your lap and are not charged. However, you will still need to reserve a ticket for each child who will attend. 

Find Your Dream Home Before the Holidays 

Are you ready to spend the holidays in your dream home? Old Dominion Realty can help! Our REALTORS® are ready to listen to your goals and work with you to find the perfect property. Contact us today to get started. 

May
13

Moorefield WV: South Branch Riverfest

Moorefield Festival South Branch Riverfest

Our REALTORS® invite you to join us as we celebrate a new festival coming to the Moorefield area! Come on out to beautiful Brighton Park for the South Branch Riverfest and spend the Saturday, May 25 with your friends, family, and neighbors alongside the Potomac.

Event:  South Branch Riverfest

When: Saturday, May 25, 2019, 11 am - 5 pm
Where: Brighton Park — 644 Fisher Rd., Moorefield, WV 26836

Sponsored by the Hardy County Chamber of Commerce and Hardy County Community Foundation, the South Branch Riverfest will make its debut at Brighton Park on May 25. For years, residents and visitors of the South Branch Valley have enjoyed the beautiful green spaces along the mighty Potomac River, making it the perfect place to host this new event. Admission to this festival is free for all who wish to attend.

South Branch Riverfest includes:

  • River learning activities for kids.
  • Delicious local food and beverage vendors.
  • Talented local vendors selling arts, crafts and other fine products.
  • Fly fishing demonstrations.
  • River kayaking and snorkeling.
  • Races & games for kids and adults.
  • Live music.
  • Fun for the whole family!

Get Moving with Musical Guests Jay Halterman & Hurt Reynolds

Let the acoustical stylings of Jay Halterman get your grooving. Covering your favorite classic rock and country tunes, Jay will perform songs spanning the '60's to today including hits from The Eagles, Neil Young, U2 and so much more.

Hurt Reynolds will also take the stage to keep you rocking on the river. This foursome from the Moorefield and Buckhannon areas will treat you to their sweet southern and classic rock songs as you relax with your family and friends.

Great Food & Vendors

South Branch Riverfest embraces our community and encourages local vendors to come out and interact with Moorefield's residents. Many of our local establishments are sharing in this event, including Grillin Time BBQ, Stand of Pines Crafts, and Dandelion Designs. Explore their offerings and get to know the talented and creative people that make our town proud.

Brighton Park's location on the South Branch of the Potomac makes it the ideal location to host our first ever Riverfest. The gorgeous views and green spaces create a truly serene environment that Hardy County residents cherish. We invite all of our friends, family, and neighbors to come out to Riverfest and celebrate life on the river with our REALTORS® at Old Dominion Realty. For more information about the event, or to browse cozy Moorefield homes for sale, contact us.

January
7

Wintertime Adventures in West Virginia

West Virginia Wintertime Outdoor Adventures
What could be better than a quiet, snow-covered scene, filled with the sort of natural beauty that you can only find in West Virginia? Enjoying your favorite winter sports while taking in all of that scenery, of course! Whether you love skiing, hiking, tubing, sledding, or snowshoeing, you'll find a wealth of opportunities for outdoor fun throughout the winter in West Virginia. And you won't have to travel far to enjoy all of the outdoor excitement that our state has to offer. Our Moorefield real estate agents have the details, in our guide to wintertime adventures in West Virginia.

Outdoor Wintertime Adventures in West Virginia

  • Timberline Four Seasons Resort – 254 Four Seasons Drive
    No matter what winter sports you enjoy the most, you're sure to find a fun way to spend the day at Timberline Four Seasons Resort. The mountain features 40 ski/snowboard trails with something for every experience level, a vertical rise of 1000 feet, and the longest ski run in the area on the Salamander trail, which stretches for more than two miles. Timberline Resort also offers a host of other opportunities for outdoor wintertime adventures, including ice skating, and snow tubing. You can purchase daily lift tickets on the day that you visit Timberline, or pick up an affordable season pass for a full winter of West Virginia fun. The resort averages more than 150 inches of snow per year, so you can expect great conditions no matter when you visit throughout the winter.

  • White Grass Cross Country Skiing – 643 Weiss Knob Ski Road
    If you're looking for Moorefield homes for sale, know that you'll be able to enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities, including cross-country skiing, throughout the winter. The White Grass Cross Country Skiing area features more than 25km of groomed trails, with areas fit for skiers of every skill level. With an average of more than 13 feet of snow each year, White Grass is a great place to visit throughout the winter for all of your cross country skiing adventures.

  • Blackwater Falls – 1584 Blackwater Lodge Road
    Do you prefer your favorite outdoor winter adventures to include a healthy dose of stunning West Virginia scenery? Then head to beautiful Blackwater Falls State Park, where fun and natural beauty go hand-in-hand. Spend the day traversing the trails with snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, or find a quiet place to enjoy the scenery. Kids also love visiting Blackwater Falls State Park, because it is home to the longest and fastest sled run on the East Coast! Visitors of all ages often flock to the sled hill to feel the wind in their hair. Blackwater Falls State Park also features more than 20 miles of hiking trails, along with the opportunity to see the gorgeous, iconic 60-foot Blackwater Falls in person.

Are you still searching for a home close to all of the outdoor adventures that await you throughout the year in West Virginia? Our local real estate team is here to help. Contact us at Old Dominion Realty to buy and sell homes throughout the Moorefield, WV area.

December
3

A Local's Guide to Christmas in Moorefield

Moorefield Christmas
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and that may never be truer than in Moorefield, WV. Our Moorefield real estate agents are here to share some of the sights and sounds you won't want to miss during the Christmas season.

Celebrate the Season in Moorefield, WV

When should the Christmas tree go up--before Thanksgiving or after Thanksgiving?  It's a discussion more than one Moorefield homeowner has had with their families. No matter what your personal resolution might be, the Moorefield Lions Club along with the Hardy County Historical Society and the Town of Moorefield say "after Thanksgiving" is the answer.

Our local celebration, beginning on December 2, is the Moorefield Community Christmas Tree Lighting at Welton Park complete with a holiday parade, Santa arriving by horse-drawn carriage, and a band of singing elves.  Santa himself lights our community Christmas tree (donated by May Tree Farm) to welcome the holidays to Moorefield.

All Aboard The Snowflake Express

Come to the South Side Depot on December 7 for a train ride on the Snowflake Express.  Santa and his elves welcome you with cookies and hot chocolate on a train ride to the Festival of Lights.  Say hello to Elsa and Olaf, have a picture with Santa, and sing your favorite carols with our special guests.

Old Time Christmas at Welton Park

A visit to the Mountain State's Old Time Christmas in Petersburg is sure to spark the holiday spirit in all of us.  You'll be in Christmas "awe" as you stroll through the Christmas Festival of Lights at Welton Park.  Enjoy horse-drawn sleigh rides, a visit with Santa, twinkling lights, and a special reading of Clement Moore's "Twas the Night Before Christmas."

Welton Park a Center of Activity at Christmas and All Year Long

Welton Park is one of Moorefield, WV's biggest attractions, and this beautiful, historic outdoor space offers opportunities for fishing, picnicking, hiking, and kayaking. Of course, the park's biggest claim to fame is hosting the town's annual Christmas holiday light display every year. The event seems to grow each year, with as many as 15,000 people gathering to take part in the ceremony. Folks travel from all over to see the holiday lights.

Contact Old Dominion Realty today to learn more about life in the Moorefield, WV area. It's a beautiful place to spend the holidays, but we also think it's a wonderful place to call home in any season. Our agents are standing by to provide all the information you need to find Moorefield, WV homes for sale!

November
5

Moorefield Selected to Participate in Community Revitalization Program

Moorefield, WV Community Revitalization
The town of Moorefield, WV,  founded in 1777, is an example of the historic, family-friendly communities that you will find throughout West Virginia. From locally owned businesses operated by the same families for generations to structures standing the test of time since we founded the community, you'll often find evidence of the past blending with the present in Moorefield.

Of course, Moorefield residents focus on the city's future, and there's exciting news to share about what to expect for our community. Moorefield has been selected to participate in a community revitalization project, backed by the West Virginia Community Development Hub's "Cultivate WV" program, and our Moorefield real estate agents have more information on how this opportunity will help create an even brighter future in the community.

Moorefield Selected to Participate in Community Revitalization Program

Stepping onto the historic streets of Moorefield, WV is a little bit like traveling through time, with structures from every era of the community's history, and community members who are more than happy to help new residents feel at home. When he's not busy helping house hunters find Moorefield, WV homes for sale, Old Dominion Realty team member Mike Crites has been busy investing his time as part of the team behind the community revitalization project in Moorefield. The Cultivate WV program focuses on creating new opportunities in West Virginia's communities, and we're excited to see what the program has in store for Moorefield.

Learn More about What the Cultivate WV Program Brings to Local Communities

The Cultivate WV program from the West Virginia Community Development Hub (aka The Hub) is designed to put the power in the hands of local community members. The team at The Hub supports the process by helping engaged community members identify challenges within the community, and develop solutions for overcoming those challenges. Cultivate WV also makes valuable outside resources available to those community members, to help ensure that the process is a success.

The process starts by engaging and mobilizing residents who are invested in the future of the community while creating a dialogue about what matters most to members of Moorefield. Cultivate WV often helps West Virginia towns undertake new community projects, support local entrepreneurs and help the small business community grow, develop/restore downtown areas, nurture its infrastructure, and secure funding for essential community projects. Securing the input and cultivating the solutions proposed by engaged community members allows the Cultivate WV project from the Hub to make a unique, meaningful impact on the future of each community that it visits.

How the Claude Washington Benedum Foundation Creates Opportunities in West Virginia

This unique opportunity to develop the future of Moorefield, WV wouldn't be possible without the funding of the Claude Washington Benedum Foundation, a philanthropic organization which has long supported community projects in West Virginia. The Claude Washington Benedum Foundation is committed to investing in communities throughout West Virginia, along with Southwestern Pennsylvania towns that border WV. The Foundation focuses on providing grants for essential development needs, including economic development, community development, education, and health & human services. It will be exciting to see how the funds from the Claude Washington Benedum Foundation are put to work to invest in economic and social initiatives throughout Moorefield, WV.

Your Moorefield WV Real Estate Professionals

Are you interested in finding a front-row seat to discover what the future has in store for Moorefield? Our experienced, local real estate team is here to help! Contact us at Old Dominion Realty to buy and sell homes throughout the Moorefield, WV area.

June
27

Moorefield Celebrates Its 75th Poultry Convention and Festival

West Virginia Poultry Festival
If you're looking for homes for sale in Moorefield, you're in luck! Our REALTORS® are always working hard to help you enjoy everything this amazing area has to offer home buyers. 

Moorefield is known for its natural beauty. Scenic country roads, hiking and biking trails, and plenty of fishing opportunities mark the splendor of this breathtaking region.

Although you'll also find top-notch shopping and dining here, the community stays close to its roots in agriculture and the outdoors, making it a true haven compared to local urban areas.

West Virginia Poultry Convention and Festival Comes to Moorefield, WV on July 14

One way this culture shines through is the West Virginia Poultry Convention and Festival.  Here in West Virginia, poultry and eggs are considered "top crops" responsible for thousands of jobs. In some years, the two are responsible for more than 50 percent of our state's agricultural output.  The Poultry Convention and Festival is where West Virginians get to celebrate everything "eggs-cellent" the poultry industry brings to our community!

The 75th annual festival is a week-long extravaganza celebrating West Virginia's agricultural heritage including plenty of food, prize poultry pageants, tournaments, entertainment, lunch, and two keystone events you definitely won't want to miss: A parade and a ride on the famous "Chicken Train."

Calendar of Events

  • Saturday, July 14

    9:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Event:  Christmas in July Craft and Vendor Show
    Place:  Moorefield High School, Moorefield

    7:00 pm
    Event:  2018 West Virginia Teen & Queen Poultry Pageants
    Place:  Moorefield High School, Moorefield

  • Monday, July 16

    6:00 pm
    Event:Paint in the Park
    Place:  Brighton Park, Pavilion #3, Moorefield

  • Wednesday, July 18

    Event:  Local home and business windows/yards poultry-themed decorating contest.

    9:30 am - 3:15 pm
    Event: Youth Day Program
    Place:  Moorefield Middle School

  • Thursday, July 19

    7:45 am
    Event:  Hen & Gobbler Classic
    Place:  Valley View Golf Course, Moorefield

    6:30 pm
    Event:  WV Poultry Festival Parade
    Place:  Main Street, Moorefield

  • Friday, July 20

    8:00 am
    Event:  FFA Breakfast
    Place:  Moorefield Middle School

    6:00 pm
    Event:  The President's Dinner
    Place:  Moorefield Middle School

  • Saturday, July 21

    10:00 am
    Event:  Muzzleloader Turkey Shoot
    Place:  Hardy County Rod & Gun Club

    11:00 am
    Event:  Chicken Train
    Place:  Jefferson Street Railroad Crossing

Want to see more of what Hardy County and Moorefield has to offer? Contact our offices in Moorefield to find out more today. We look forward to helping you.

Contact Old Dominion Realty

November
14

Moorefield Holidays Take a Ride on the North Pole Express

Moorefield North Pole Express
If you're planning to spend some quality time with the whole family this holiday season, there is truly only one way to travel... All aboard the North Pole Express! Every year, the North Pole Express is one of the most popular holiday events in the Moorefield area, and a perfect opportunity to let the kids experience the wonder of the season. Enjoy a scenic train ride with great food, fun visits from holiday characters, games, songs, and loads of spectacular scenery. Our REALTORS® are all ready to board the North Pole Express, and we're excited to share the details on one of Moorefield's beloved holiday traditions.

Celebrate the Holiday Season Aboard the North Pole Express in Moorefield, WV

One of the first things you'll notice about Moorefield homes for sale during the holidays is that people here really love to decorate, which makes for some great scenery as your ride the North Pole Express. This year, there will be eight chances to ride the Express, with two trips each on November 24-25 and December 1-2.

Moorefield North Pole Express

  • An Enchanting Experience
    The fun starts before you even board the train, with Mrs. Claus and her Christmas elves visiting the crowd while you wait for the train to arrive. Kids in the crowd love seeing some of their favorite holiday character brought to life, and Mrs. Claus even hands out golden tickets to the children waiting in line. Adults in the crowd may receive a "naughty" sticker from Mrs. Claus, which always draws big laughs from the audience.

  • All Aboard
    As you board the North Pole Express, you'll be greeted by the train's jovial conductor, who will stop to punch tickets and give the kids a show. The train itself is fully decked out for the season, with holiday decorations and a warm, welcoming atmosphere for all who visit. With Santa's elves taking care of all the key details, you can be sure that this is one holiday train ride you won't soon forget.

Moorefield Community Holiday

  • The North Pole Express
    Your trip aboard the North Pole Express will wind throughout the Moorefield area, with tons of fun activities along the way. Santa will make his first appearance on the train, stopping to talk with children, pose for photos, and listen to holiday wishes. Meanwhile, his elves will be singing carols, serving treats, and making sure everyone is enjoying the holiday cheer. Peering out the windows of the North Pole Express will reveal all of the hard work that has gone into decorating the community for the holiday season.

  • A Final Flourish
    At the end of your trip aboard the North Pole Express, you'll arrive at a truly magical destination. Off in the distance but close enough for the kids to see the show, you'll find a lighted display of the "North Pole," right here in Moorefield! Kids love the chance to see Santa's home, and one ride aboard the North Pole Express is sure to have them even more excited for the holidays.

  • A Popular Event – The North Pole Express is one of the most popular holiday traditions in Moorefield every year, so it's a good idea to purchase your tickets well in advance of the event. Whether this is your first trip or you enjoy the event every year, there's only one place to experience the North Pole Express.

When you're searching for the right home to enjoy all that Moorefield has to offer throughout the year, our experienced, local team is here to help. Contact our Moorefield office to buy and sell homes throughout the Moorefield, WV area.

Contact Old Dominion Realty

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