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Fall VAR 2014

October 10-12, 2014
Rich Mountain Battlefied
Beverly, WV

Hosted by the Monongahela Grotto

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The Monongahela Grotto would like to invite you to the 2014 Fall VAR near Elkins WV.

While it is still several months off, we would like to take this time to tell you a little about what the 2014 Fall VAR has to offer you.

This will be a special time for the Monongahela Grotto as 2014 marks our fiftieth anniversary. So this Fall VAR promises to be a historic event. As fitting, our venue is equally historic as we are holding VAR at the Rich Mountain Battlefield Field of Fire outside of Elkins, West Virginia.

The Field of Fire is a Civil War historical site. The event campground is the actual Confederate camp. That, however, doesn't mean it is ‘rustic’. There are two pavilions, flush toilets, and showers. Yes, you read that right, SHOWERS! There are limited RVs spaces with no hook ups. These will be allocated on a first-come basis, so get your RV reservation in early!. The site also has decent cell reception for some if not all major carriers. The nearest convenience store is approximately 2 miles away with gas and other services 5-10 miles away.

While many of the details of the event are still up in the air, we do have a few things to announce. There will be a Saturday night dinner, presentations, caver friendly beverages, historical walks, led cave trips to some of the less frequently visited caves, and much more.

If you’d like more information feel free to contact me Jeremy Browning at

Looking forward to seeing everyone for a historic time!

Check back later for more information.

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