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Nancy Hart, a Confederate spy, led an attack on Summersville in 1861. Hart escaped to Confederate lines but returned after Gen. Robert E. Lee's surrender. US 19, a 45-mile scenic highway linking I-79 at Sutton and the West Virginia Turnpike at Bradley, passes Summersville near Summersville Lake.

The Gauley River National Recreation Area, between Summerville and Swiss, protects 25 miles of the Gauley River and 6 miles of its tributary, the Meadow River. The Gauley is known for its rapids, white-water rafting and fishing opportunities.

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West Virginia Strawberry Festival Buckhannon WV May15-19 The Festival is a unique, traditional celebration to promote the strawberry harvest. Enthusiastic volunteers provide good, family style entertainment that offers exciting educational and cultural events for everyone.
Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival Harrisonburg VA June9-16 The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival is a week-long summer music festival devoted to promoting an appreciation and understanding of the music of Bach and a featured composer, country, era or people.
Mountainfest Morgantown WV July24-28
Appalachian Festival Beckley WV August23-25 The 17th Annual Appalachian Festival is three big days packed with arts, crafts, entertainment, music, food and fun!
Golden Delicious Festival Clay WV August30-September1 The Golden Delicious is the State Fruit of West Virginia. Clay County is the birthplace of the golden delicious. Antique Car Show, Art Auction Baking Contest, 5K Run/Walk, Golf Tournament.