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DAVIS, WV – ArtSpring, the 3rd annual High Mountain Arts Festival, is planned Memorial weekend May 24-26 at Canaan Valley Resort State Park in Tucker County. The opening-of-summer event features birding, crafts, youth activities, clogging, hayrides and a concert by Motown Steel.

"It's going to a full weekend with a wide variety of activities," Lenore Testerman with Canaan Resort Services said in a release.

Most activities will begin or occur at the Nature Center, but events are scheduled throughout Canaan Valley and the historic towns of Davis, Thomas, and Parsons. A complete agenda of activities and events in Tucker County is posted at www.artspringwv.com. 

On May 24, a beginner's bird watching hike at 10 a.m. and a Poisonous Plants of West Virginia walk at 2 p.m. are interpretative programs to learn more about nature.  There is no charge to participate.

On May 25, Kite making and other outdoor crafts are scheduled from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and are repeated on Sunday. Crafter and vendor displays coincide with craft time. At 10 a.m., relay games for kids, a family nature hike and clogging with the West Virginia Cloggers are scheduled. 

There will be a Cornhole Tournament at 1 p.m. and live entertainment featuring Motown Steel, a steel drum band.  The 2 p.m. nature hike explores wildflowers. A concert by Motown Steel at Canaan Valley Lodge is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. with an 8 p.m. bonfire.

On May 26, a 9 a.m. hike to Bald Knob hike includes a scenic chairlift ride starts at the Ski Area Gift Shop. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for youth or seniors. This approximately two-hour hike is moderate difficulty and participants should bring water and snack. The 10 a.m. Club Run hike begins that the trailhead in the cabin area. 

Wagon rides are offered each evening from 4 to 7 p.m. with a charge of $7 for adults and $4 for youth.

For information about ArtSpring activities or other events, visit www.canaanresort.com or call 304-866-4121.