Story Ideas

The Greenbrier County CVB's Public Relations Department is glad to help you develop your story. Here are a few ideas to get you started! For more information or ideas, please contact Kara Dense, Executive Director, at kdense@greenbrierwv.com or (304) 645-1000 (media inquiries only please).

 

Fairs and Festivals 

Fairs and festivals have become an integral part of the tourism industry. Here in The Greenbrier Valley, the State Fair of West Virginia, along with a number of other festivals such as Taste of Our Town, The Chocolate Festival and The Dandelion Festival all add to the community's economy and cultural identity. Explore the region and talk to business owners who revel in the fair and festival life as well as the tourist who frequent them.

Lewisburg Flavor ... Why It's America's Coolest Small Town 

Lewisburg, WV has a lot of character for such a small town. Get a glimpse of the area as it is seen by local businesses, families who have lived in the town for multiple generations as well as new residents who moved here for the quality of life. From merchants at successful businesses such as Harmony Ridge Gallery, to members of the arts community there are plenty of people who work hard to make Lewisburg America's Coolest Small Town.

Swimming Holes ... A Greenbrier Valley Tradition

Nothing says summer quite like a day trip to a local swimming hole. Take a tour of the local's favorite places for family fun in the sun by the water side, and see why swimming in the great outdoors is a Greenbrier Valley tradition. The region is home to many well know swimming areas including Blue Bend, Lake Sherwood and several stops along the Greenbrier River.

Taste of our Town: Foodie Paradise

Greenbrier Valley is more than a scenic region it is also a foodie's paradise. The county is home to several thriving farmer's markets, Swift Level, a grass fed beef ranch, blueberry farms bursting with family fun, and several bakeries, and nationally recognized restaurants. During the spring season many flock to the area to forage the ground for morels and ramps and local cafes and dinners often serve up local foods. Find out the true taste of our town.

Downtown Lewisburg...More than Meets the Eye

Lewisburg may well be the most honored of West Virginia's small towns, winning numerous awards over the past five years including being named one of a "Dozen Distinctive Destinations" by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and earning the distinction of being "One of the Best Small Arts Towns in America." Offering a quaint downtown atmosphere with an eclectic mix of galleries, specialty boutiques and dining, there is more to Lewisburg than meets the eye.

Our Hills Are Alive with Amazing Live Music and Theatre...

The arts scene is alive and well in Lewisburg, especially since its very own Greenbrier Valley Theatre has been named the "Official State Professional Year-Round Theater of West Virginia." With a fantastic line-up, mixing live theatre and musical performances, there is always something new happening at the Greenbrier Valley Theatre.

Carnegie Hall, which happens to be only one of four still in continuous use in the world, is a nationally recognized center for performing arts, award-winning arts education programming and a showcase for works by local and regional artists.

Greenbrier River Trail is a Hiker/Biker Paradise

The Greenbrier River Trail is a 77-mile stretch that was once part of the C&O Railroad and has now been converted into West Virginia's longest hiking and biking trail. The trail winds its way through some incredibly beautiful countryside along the Greenbrier River starting at North Caldwell and ending one mile south of Cass Scenic Railroad State Park. The Greenbrier River Trail offers something for just about every outdoor enthusiast including hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing and cross-country skiing.

Greenbrier County is the Perfect Place "Fore" Golfers

When you think of top east coast golf destinations, what comes to mind? Myrtle Beach? Hilton Head? Maybe you should be thinking Greenbrier County, West Virginia. We offer everything from world-class championship golf at The Greenbrier to top-notch public courses and the oldest organized golf club in the United States at Oakhurst Links, all in a beautiful, idyllic mountain setting.

The Greenbrier

Located in White Sulphur Springs, Offering more than 700 guest rooms and estate houses, three championship golf courses and over 50 recreational activities, it is no wonder The Greenbrier is known as America's resort.

The Bunker at The Greenbrier

Experience an incredible piece of Cold War history. The former U.S. Government Relocation Facility has reopened for tours. Explore the labyrinth beneath the West Virginia Wing that was one of America's best-kept secrets until The Washington Post revealed its location in 1992.

Underground Adventures

Greenbrier County is home to two caverns that offer traditional tours along with "wild caving" excursions that allow visitors to head far beyond the end of the commercial cave for a unique experience. At Lost World Caverns in Lewisburg, wild cave excursions head more than one mile past the commercial cave and require participants to negotiate through passageways with names such "The Birth Canal" and "Fat Man's Misery". Organ Cave in Ronceverte offers special expeditions to such sites as the "Throne Room" and "Rock Slide."

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