Elkins is a beautiful city in the Randolph County, West Virginia, in the United States of America. The city was incorporated in 1890 and received its name from senator of the state of West Virginia - Stephen Benton Elkins. Elkins has a population of 7000 people and an area of about 3 square miles. Elkins is or was the home of several notable people in the history of the state of West Virginia - educator James E. Allen, Jr., senators Henry Gassaday Davis and Stephen Benton Elkins and Eldora Marie Bolyard Nuzum, the first interviewer of the United States of America presidents. If you want to visit Elkins plan your trip carefully, this is a city of events, so it is better to know long time ahead what is going to take place.
Too Attractions within Elkins
Augusta Heritage Festival is a music festival with themes including Old Time, Cajoun, Dance and many more. The festival is held for more than 5 weeks in the summer, starting in July. This is a huge attraction for students and for musicians.
Mountain State Forest Festival is a fall festival and fair whose location is Davis and Elkins College camp. This festival is celebrating nature through live music and theater performances in open air.
Randolph County International Ramo Cookoff and Festival is held in the campus of the college every year, at the end of April. This festival celebrates Ramp, an indigenous herb which is used in the West Virginia area.
Elkins Live Fantasy is a large event where locals are dressed as medieval people and they all play roles they have invented or roles they have received. Players must respect the story and each event has a certain duration and various themes. Officially, there are weekly meets to establish the fantasy's rules, but actually no one decided on a schedule.