Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2016
Poorfarm Festival Grounds, Unus, WV
Hosted by Greenbrier Valley Grotto

This will be a BYOB event. NO BEVERAGES PROVIDED. The landowner has a strict policy against glass bottles. Please bring your beverages in cans or plastic!


Possible showers Friday afternoon, then clearing. Sunny and cool the rest of the weekend, with highs in the 60s and lows in the low 40s - Fall has arrived!


There is a big open pasture for primitive camping. Porta-Potties provided, but there are no showers. There is space for RVs, but no hookups.


$35 for anyone over 12 ($40 at the door)
$30 for children 5-12 ($35 at the door)
Infants free
No pets, please.

T-Shirts are available for $15 each, in sizes S, M, L, and XL. See below/

Pre-registration is now CLOSED. Please register on-site. You can still download the Registration Form (PDF) and bring it with you.


Cave trips:

There will be led trips to several caves, and signup sheets will be available.
Kids trip to Higgenbotham.
Grapevine Pit (120') will be rigged with 2 ropes. Bring your vertical gear.
Poor Farm Cave is within walking distance of the campground and is a nice cave
Fullers, Wildcat, and Rimstone Falls are close. Fullers Waterfalls is a vertical cave.
Organ Cave and Lost World Caverns (both commercial) are s short distance away.

In addition Poorfarm will be available and Rimstone Falls which is also on the property. Rimstone Falls is a very pretty but technical cave (not for the novice) and requires handlines and vertical techniques. Other caves nearby include Stove (vertical) and Wild Cat. All WVCC owned caves will be open. Plus, Pete Stephens, our host, has a dig on the property that he thinks may break into big cave. If there is interest, rocks need to be rearranged at Wild Cat and the entrance culvert reinstalled.

There will be a conservation project to reinstall the culvert leading into Wild Cat to reopen that entrance.

Greenbrier County also has many non-caving activities such as biking on the Greenbrier River Trail, floating on the Greenbrier River, Bear Town State Park, Greenbrier State Forest, and the towns of White Sulphur Springs ,and Lewisburg.

Saturday Evening:

Pig and chicken dinner, BYOB
Presentation by Dave Socky
Music to follow by Wil and Zenah Orndorff and Septapus.

Sunday Morning:
There is NO breakfast service. Plan on feeding yourself.
VAR Business Meeting

More information coming soon.


Take I-64 to Lewisburg, WV, go north on Route 219 about 8.4 miles to the little town of Frankford. Turn left onto Williamsburg Road (CR 17) after the Post Office (beside McGraw Funeral Home) and follow Williamsburg Road for about 2.2 miles to the intersection of Germany Road and bear left and continue on Williamsburg Road. At 3,3 nukes you will be in downtown Unus, continue straight on Williamsburg Road. You will go up a hill and then back down and the Poorfarm will be straight ahead of you. It is 6.8 miles from Frankford to the entrance of Poorfarm and you will be on Williamsburg Road. the entire way.

8 miles. Do not take two right forks, do not take two left forks, stay on the road until you see the windmills and the signs saying VAR. Festival Grounds entrance is on your left. Note: This route is hilly and twisty.

This alternate route might be better for those hauling trailers and pop-ups:
Take I-64 East to West Virginia and exit 161 (Alta WV)… Turn left off exit ramp, turn right on Rt. 60 east, then immediate left to "Williamsburg". Follow this road through downtown Williamsburg and take 2nd right on Frankford Rd, go one mile… See Festival Entrance on Right.


T-Shirts are available for $15 each, in sizes S, M, L, and XL.

Poor Farm VAR TShirt

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