Spend some time exploring Lewisburg, and you'll see why this surprisingly cosmopolitan town of 4,000 garners so many accolades. Whether it's "America's Coolest Small Town" (Frommer's Budget Travel Magazine), or one of "The 100 Best Small Arts Towns in America" (Americans for the Arts), Lewisburg often appears on must-see lists around the country.
There's always something going on in this active community. Whether you want to dive head first into Lewisburg with a concert, play or festival, or just poke around the antique stores, boutiques and watering holes, you'll find the town charming and the locals welcoming.
If you're looking for an interesting time to visit, plan your stay with one of the annual festivals or events that take place throughout the year.
In the spring, the Lewisburg Chocolate Festival draws thousands to town to sample chocolate temptations of every kind. August features the Lewisburg Literary Festival, with the chance to meet bestselling authors like Homer Hickam (Rocket Boys), Jeannette Walls (The Glass Castle) and Kathryn Stockett (The Help).
Fall brings Taste of Our Towns, Lewisburg's largest outdoor event, where you can literally eat your way up and down Washington Street and listen to live music all along the way. If the winter blues get you down, come out for the West Virginia Winter Music Festival. One price gets you into seven venues, where more than 40 musicians and bands are on the docket.
When the sun goes down, downtown Lewisburg lights up. Stroll along historic streets pulsing with life, scents, and sound. Lewisburg's charm by day gives way to a certain mystique at night that beckons you to come out early and stay out late.