Quench Your Thirst at the Mountaineer Brewfest
By: Jeremy Morris     We’ve been brewing beer in Wheeling since long before West Virginia was ever a state.  Since 1812 to be exact, back when all beer was “micro-brewed”. This year’s Mountaineer BrewFest, will take place on August 17th at Wheeling’s Heritage Port, just a few blocks away from that original brewery site.  The festival runs from 4-10 p.m.   In its sixth year, the Mountaineer BrewFest has grown to become the preeminent micro-brewery festiv...
It's a Grammy-Packed Weekend at the Heritage Music Bluesfest
  It’s a Grammy-Packed Weekend at the Heritage Music BluesFest  By: Jeremy Morris   “I never thought it would last this long,” says festival founder Bruce Wheeler, but here we are on the cusp of the 19th weekend of award-winning blues music in Downtown Wheeling — Aug. 9-11.   “Each year our fans say ‘this is the best line-up ever, and that challenges me to make each year better than the year before,'' says Wheeler. This year he noticed that seven of ...
Upcoming Wheeling 250 Events Will Have You Sailing Down the River
Upcoming Wheeling 250 Events Will Have You Sailing Down the River Upcoming Wheeling 250 Events to Celebrate Statehood, West Virginia Independence Hall and Wheeling Suspension Bridge Milestones By Jessica Broverman A once-in-a-lifetime celebration experience is on tap on from Thursday, June 20, through Sunday, June 23, marking milestone anniversaries with family-friendly signature summer events. “A number of elements came together to create an opportunity for a unique destination week...
With So Much to See and Do, Wheeling Punches Above Its Weight Class
With So Much to See and Do, Wheeling Punches Above Its Weight Class     By Wheeling Heritage Staff     To use a sports analogy, Wheeling punches above its weight class. For a city of only 27,000, Wheeling boasts a tremendous number of high-quality cultural institutions and tourism attractions. Not many look like the outdoorsy ads you see promoted by our state tourism campaign, but each demonstrates the rich heritage and deep commitment to a high quality of l...
West Virginia Roughriders Bring Gripping Gridiron Glory to Wheeling
West Virginia Roughriders Bring Gripping Gridiron Glory to Wheeling   By Nick Musgrave   Despite what your parents might have told you as a rambunctious child, you can play football inside.   The West Virginia Roughriders professional football team certainly makes that case, bringing top-tier talent and fast-paced play to Wheeling’s WesBanco Arena. The team’s strong early season spurs hope that another championship banner may soon be added to the rafters; anchore...