a celebration of the art of nature

AUGUST 6-15

in the Mercer Street Grassroots District

& Camp Creek State Park 

in Mercer County, West Virginia 

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Schedule of Activities

The ten day celebration will feature a variety of events in the Grassroots District and Camp Creek State Park; explore them all here. Click the links for details.  

Previous events

Sunflower Painting Workshop

Diamonds & Gold Look, The Grassroots District

Join Promise Sloan for her bold take on flower painting! We will be painting a Sunflower in the style of Van Gogh. All materials are included to paint your masterpiece. No experience necessary, our artists will guide you through. So grab your friends and family and come out and have yourself a great time! You can get tickets at the store location Thursday through Saturday or pay at the door. Seating is limited so secure your spots today! The price per ticket is $29.99. BYOB!

The price per ticket is $29.99.

Wildflower Meditation at The Gaia Den

The Gaia Den, 222 Mercer Street

Join us for a guided mediation upon wildflowers with the talented Joanie Lea Boyle at the beautiful Gaia Den in honor of Peak of the Bloom! Relax in this beautiful space and let your mind drift to the most beautiful, far reaches of your imagination.

Meet, Greet & Learn at Princeton's Pollinator Garden

Princeton City Park

Discover the best kept secret in Princeton, a magical labyrinth of medicinal and pollinator plants in Princeton City Park. Learn how and why to start a pollinator garden, and meet and greet with the garden's volunteer steward, Ms. Becky Kidwell.

Guided Plein Air Painting Experience (SOLD OUT)

Camp Creek State Park

En plein air (French pronunciation: ​[ɑ̃ plɛn ɛːʁ], French for outdoors, or plein air painting) is the act of painting outdoors. Artist Lacey Vilandry will lead a plein air painting workshop in the beautiful wildflower fields of Camp Creek State Park. Meet at the Camp Creek State Park amphitheater at 3:30pm and enjoy a beautiful ride up to a remote area of The Forrest. No experience necessary. Cost to attend is $25. Lapboards, canvases and paint will be provided. This event is part of the Peak of the Bloom celebration August 6-15. This event is now SOLD OUT. You may register and be put on a waiting list, and we will contact you if a spot opens up. Feel free to call us with questions! 304-320-8833.

Picnic in the Park, catered by Bucha Brewhouse & Bistro

Camp Creek State Park , 2390 Co Hwy 19/5, Camp Creek, WV

Enjoy a lovely picnic in the beautiful Camp Creek State Park, catered by Bucha Brewhouse & Bistro, located in the Grassroots District. Enjoy live music and a delicious meal. Reservations are required for the picnic baskets but attendance to the event is free and no registration is required. Pre-order your picnic basket at peakofthebloom.com/picnic-pre-orders.

Guided Photo Hike (FULL)

Camp Creek State Park , 2390 Co Hwy 19/5, Camp Creek, WV

Award Winning Photographer Steve Jessee of Associated Photography will lead us on a guided photo exclusion through the beautiful and remote fields of wildflowers at Camp Creek State Park. Enjoy a beautiful wagon ride up to the special spot! Meet at Associated Photography at 813 Mercer Street at 1 p.m. or at Camp Creek State Park Amphitheater at 1:30 p.m. * Free of Charge but PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED* This event is NOW FULL. You may register to be put on the waiting list, and we will call you if space becomes available.

Peak Of The Bloom Kickoff Reception

RiffRaff Art Boutique, Grassroots District , 869 Mercer Street

Come meet and mingle with artists showing work in The RiffRaff Art Boutique in honor of POTB as well as business owners, presenters & community members who are involved in the inaugural celebration. Enjoy refreshments & conversation, and explore the Grassroots District. Plan to have coffee at Appalachian Coffee House, dinner at Bucha Brewhouse & Bistro or The Sophisticated Hound, stroll the shops, and enjoy the concert in the park in the blossoming Grassroots District.

Concert in the Park with Cane Mill Road

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Dick Copeland Town Square, Grassroots District

Enjoy a special Concert in Dick Copeland Town Square in The Grassroots District with Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road with Lilly Comer. The concert is Free & open to the public, and guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs & picnic blankets, and enjoy dining, strolling the shops, creative activities and all our blossoming neighborhood has to offer. The event will feature The HeART Market, with artisan vendors showcasing & selling their wares, a food truck by Bucha Brewhouse & Bistro and a craft table for the kiddos and young at heart. ❤ https://www.facebook.com/events/2938193346420576

Hike to the Wildflower Wildlife Areas!

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Camp Creek State Park

Head to Camp Creek State Park, stop at the office for guidance or just follow the signs to the fields of wildflowers! The fields are about a mile and 1/2 hike, moderately strenuous. The paths will be marked with signs, and you can call Camp Creek State Park for more information: (304) 425-9481, or visit wvstateparks.com/park/camp-creek-state-park/ for more information.

Picnic in the Park

Camp Creek State Park , 2390 Co Hwy 19/5, Camp Creek, WV

a lovely picnic in the beautiful Camp Creek State Park, catered by Bucha Brewhouse located in the Grassroots District. Live music will be provided by the amazing Australian hang-drum player Benny Bettane. Reservations are required; pre-order your picnic basket at peakofthebloom.com/picnic-pre-orders

Creative Writing Showcase

The Hatter's Bookshop, 935 Mercer Street , Princeton, WV

Listen or share your creative writing in the theme of wildflowers in the relaxed & inspiring venue of The Hatter's Bookshop. Leading into Peak of the Bloom, the bookshop will host a series of workshops to prepare writings. Learn from Ed Davis on Saturday, May 18 at 2:00 p.m., Rob Merritt on Saturday, June 1 at 2:30 p.m. and Monday, June 17 at 6:00 p.m. and Neva Bryan on Saturday, July 13 at 3:00 p.m. Seating is limited to eight and the cost is $15 per person for the workshops. Learn from these great teachers and prepare a piece to share at the showcase August 24th!

Woodland Wonders from the Wilds of WV- A Talk with Barry Glick

Stages Music School , 860 Mercer Street

As part of the Peak of the Bloom Finale Celebration in the Grassroots District, native plant expert Barry Glick of Sunshine Farm & Gardens will give a talk called "WOODLAND WONDERS FROM THE WILDS OF WEST VIRGINIA"- an enlightening, entertaining and educational look at some of the plants that we overlook on our woodland hikes. Some of the most interesting and unusual wildflowers are growing in our own backyards right under our noses. Join us for a fascinating wild wander into the wonderful world of woodland wildflowers! Find our more about Barry Glick and his Sunshine Farm & Gardens at sunfarm.com.

Wildflower Poetry Night at Appalachian Coffee House

Appalachian Coffee House , 860 Mercer Street , Princeton, WV

Enjoy wildflower themed poetry in the relaxed and beautiful setting of the Appalachian Coffee House! Share your own poem or just kick back and listen. Enjoy a delicious beverage or pastry, relax and enjoy the sweet neighborhood coffeehouse vibes.

Paint Your Own Sunflower Tray

Artistic Adventures , 850 Mercer Street

This workshop will be led by Tiffany Freed in a step by step process to create your own Sunflower tray. The elegant two-handled design makes this tray as functional as it is cute!

-5 PM on August 23rd -A bisque tray (11¾” L x 7¼” W x 2¼” H), paint, glaze, and all other supplies will be provided -Your pieces will be fired in our kiln and ready to pick up in about a week

Get your spot now! Ticket link: https://artisticadventures.studio/events/sunflower-tray-workshop/

Wildflower, a Student Concert

Stages Music School , 860 Mercer Street

Enjoy the talented students of Stages Music School in their spring showcase, as they pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of Woodstock and the wildflower theme of the Peak of the Bloom celebration.

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