Monday, September 5, 2016

West Virginia Nature Wonder Weekend 2016

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The 49th annual Nature Wonder Weekend, North America's premier and longest-running wild foods event, will be held Sept. 16–18, 2016, at North Bend State Park in West Virginia.

Featured speakers include wild foods cooking author Leda Meredith and hearth cook and food historians Martha and Richard Hartley.

"This year's program will highlight foraging as well as wild food preparation and preservation, past and present," said Deputy Director Emily Fleming of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.

Nature Wonder Weekend begins Friday evening and concludes mid-morning on Sunday. The event includes speakers, presentations, nature walks, and collection and preparation of wild foods.

Activities include a park tour, wild food identification instruction, the Hazel Wood National Wild Food Cooking Contest and the Bill Faust Wild Cake Contest. The Wild Drink Contest winner is awarded the honorary Maxine Scarbro Friendship Cup.

The weekend offers overnight packages as well as day-only attendance options. For more information, visit     

source: West Virginia Division of Natural Resources