Top West Virginia Festivals in August: One Last Summer Road Trip

Top West Virginia FestivalsIf you’re looking for a great way to end the summer, check out one of the many West Virginia festivals in August. There is a lineup of activities throughout the state this time of year, including music shows, cultural events, and the best food around. Discover any one of these top West Virginia festivals by taking one last road trip this summer.

The Appalachian String Band Music Festival will be celebrated from August 2 to August 6 in Clifftop. This is the 28th annual celebration of regional music and culture, and it also features workshops, dancing, camping, and more. There will be an estimated 3,000 people in attendance this year, and musicians from previous years have represented over 20 different foreign countries and 48 states. For any music lover, the Appalachian String Band Music Festival is a must.

According to West Virginia Festivals, the Rails & Ales Craft Beer Festival will also be this summer, taking place August 12 from 12 pm to 10 pm. Located at the David Harris Riverfront Park in Huntington, WV, this festival is the 5th annual celebration for beer lovers. Craft beers have taken off in recent years, making this one of the fastest growing festivals in the area. Just make sure to get a designated driver if you plan on drinking.

Finally, the Appalachian Festival in Beckley takes place from August 25 to August 27. You can learn about the history and culture of coal country, see artisans, and eat some great food. Home to the Beckley Exhibition Coal Museum, Beckley also offers tons of other things to do for anyone looking to turn the festival weekend into a mini-vacation.

These are just some of the many festivals in August we here at Lewis Nissan are excited about, though there are several more we didn’t list and some great attractions too. We can’t wait to visit some of these great summer events.

Tailgating Tips For Your Nissan Titan

Tailgating Tips in Your Nissan Titan

Make your life even easier this season by setting up the ultimate tailgate! No one is happier than a person driving their new Nissan Titan to the big game and starting with a cookout. By following these tailgating tips you can stay organized, remember everything you need and have more fun instead of taking the time to clean.

  1. Prep your food before you get there – By skewering meat, shaping burgers, cutting up veggies and more before you arrive, you can spend less time preparing and more time celebrating!
  2. Pack the essentials (and backups) – Go through your whole meal and day to make sure that you have what you need, and enough of it. You know you’ll need charcoal, tongs, can openers, condiments, hand sanitizer, sunscreen, etc.
  3. Think of the cleanup – When packing your food, bring items in a plastic tub that can be used to store dirty dishes when you’re done. You can also make a cardboard box into a makeshift cooler (just add a couple trash bags inside for waterproofing) and you can just throw it away at the end!

In the end, you want your tailgate to be about having fun, not stressing about every detail. Make sure to find the perfect truck for your tailgating needs at Lewis Nissan in Beckley, WV. Let us find you the pickup of your dreams!