Previous events

Enjoy a lovely picnic in the beautiful Camp Creek State Park, with food by Wild Roots Coffeehouse, located in the Grassroots District. Enjoy live music by Tim & Maggie Mainland, 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

This is a creative work space so please feel free to bring stuff to work on, stretch, move around, and enjoy the space from 1-3:30p at WILD ROOTS in the Sanctuary space!

ARTIST BIO: I am Emma Ruth Shirey, a folk singer/songwriter from Giles County, Virginia. I have been playing music for over eight years and there are few things that I love more. I am inspired by many artists similar to and namely Brandi Carlile, Mumford and Sons, the Lumineers, Carly Simon, Dave Matthews Band, the Avett Brothers, Tyler Childers, Zach Bryan, Simon and Garfunkel, Don McLean, and the Beatles. I love to tell stories through song and play music that moves people in their hearts and minds with the acoustics my guitar and sound of my voice. *Event is by donation, feel free to invite and bring friends!

Walk and Talk Mushrooms with EB Fungi!

Camp Creek State Park

Walk and talk mushrooms with the experts of EB Fungi, who opened their new location in The Grassroots District last year! This event will take place in Camp Creek State Park, right after yoga & sound healing with The Gaia Den! Meet at the ampitheater at Camp Creek at 11:30 am. Consider camping for the weekend & taking in all the lovely activities!

Plein Air Painting Excursion

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 Eric Thompson 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 $35. Lapboards, canvases and paint will be provided. Register at! Reserve your spot now, as this event is likely to sell out.

POTB Open Stage Night

The Room Upstairs, 865 Mercer Street

Enjoy poetry, creative writing, music and more at Open Stage Night in The Room Upstairs. This special edition will be, of course, wildflower themed. All ages and styles are welcome. This is an all ages event, so please be mindful of your material choices when young people are present. There is a cover charge of $3 for audience and $2 for performers. Coffee, drinks and snacks are on the house.

Guided Photography Excursion (Postponed Due to Rain)

Camp Creek State Park

This event has been postponed due to the weather. If you are interested in the alternate date, please call 304-320-8833 for details.

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 with other phtography enthusiasts. (Pre-registration required). Meet at Camp Creek State Park Amphitheater at 5 p.m. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

This is a creative work space so please feel free to bring stuff to work on, stretch, move around, and enjoy the space from 1-3:30pm at WILD ROOTS in our Sanctuary Space!

ARTIST BIO: Jordan Furrow Growing up in Beckley, W.V., Jordan Furrow discovered his passion for music when he got his first drum set at the age of 13. Soon after and for years to come he gradually picked up bass, guitar and many other instruments to solidify his status as a multi-instrumentalist. Having played with various bands in his local scene and abroad, he gained knowledge of many genres and still continues to push the boundaries of what is possible with music. After moving to Seattle to play with other musicians for a few years, he's returned to his roots in the wild and wonderful mountain state to continue his sonic journey. Bands and musicians he's played with over the years include Option 22, The Kind Thieves, Isaac Hadden, Jonah Carden, Yaima, Luness, members of Big Something, and many others

Peak Of The Bloom Parade and Day of Merriment

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Mercer Street Grassroots District

Enjoy a whimsical day in downtown Princeton is back, featuring a lovely parade! Don your faerie wings and flower crowns, grab some glitter and join the fun! The day begins at 11 a.m. with sidewalk chalk, face painting, costuming and joyous festivity. We will make our way to the sidewalk in front of the New Farmer's Market site (next to Oasis Market Gas Station at 702 Mercer Street) at 12:30 p.m. and begin marching at 1 p.m. down Mercer Street. Costumes, wings, puppets, glitter, and non-motorized floats are welcome and highly encouraged. Anyone is welcome to join the parade! (No motorized vehicles are allowed.)

After the parade we will make our way to the Town Square for drumming, dancing and general merriment.

Questions? call 304-320-8833.

Enjoy a concert by Aristotle Jones and Sam Eplin, part of the First Friday Concerts in the Square series. Explore artisan vendors of The HeART Market, and explore our blossoming neighborhood! The events are FREE & open to the public. ❤ 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.

a Peak at the 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. This event is part of Peak of the Bloom, a celebration of the art of nature.

Plant Propagation Party with Leslie Caneda!

The Pigment Sanctuary, 860 Mercer Street

Learn how to propagate your plants, decorate a pot, and transform thrifted ceramic finds into planters! Participants are encouraged to scavenge their local thrift store and bring quirky ceramics treasures to MMF and, and adopt a plant! The Pigment Sanctuary is located in the back of Appalachian Coffeehouse at 860 Mercer Street in The Grassroots District.

The cost of this workshop is $20. Checks may be written to The Pigment Sanctuary.

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.