Visit Putnam County: Tastes and Talents Month


Downtown Hurricane

Spring is an ideal time to plan a visit to Putnam County, West Virginia. Spend an evening strolling historic Main Street in downtown Hurricane featuring boutique shops and delicious local food. Relax in West Virginia’s largest cigar lounge, Almost Havana. Or float the scenic Kanawha River with a stand-up paddleboard lesson from Appalachian Boarding Company. Guests can always find dozens of events, many of which are free and open to the public, by visiting the Events page at

Throughout March experience Tastes and Talents Month, a focus on food and the arts in the community. Restaurants offer specials and new dishes, host live music and local artwork, and there are dozens of Tastes and Talents events such as classes, special shopping opportunities and more throughout the month.

In April, Putnam County is home to the West Virginia Food Truck Festival, scheduled for Saturday, April 14. Taste local and regional flavors while enjoying live music in a beautiful outdoor venue. Visit for tickets and information.

Valley Park, our largest public park, has been undergoing a huge renovation and is set to reopen in May. The newly appointed park will feature a conference center, new tennis courts, soccer, and baseball fields alongside an ADA-compliant play structure and a 40-yard dash obstacle course. Make a splash at Waves of Fun, a wave pool and waterslide complex, which will be open beginning Memorial Day weekend for fun in the sun.

“Putnam County is perfectly positioned between West Virginia’s two largest cities, Huntington and Charleston,” said Kelli Dailey, Putnam County CVB Director. “This means our visitors can discover the best of West Virginia’s arts and culture, while enjoying small-town charm in the heart of the valley. With dozens of locally-owned restaurants and shops, friendly people, and family-friendly activities, it’s an ideal place to plan a relaxing getaway with access to so many amenities within minutes.”


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