It's a three-day spectacle of scenic serenity as the 19th annual Snowshoe Symphony Festival and West Virginia State Monarch Butterfly Festival take place Aug. 28-30 at Snowshoe Mountain.  Indulge yourself in a weekend-long sensory sensation.  Enjoy the classic sounds of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, numerous culinary delights, and joy at the sight of hundreds of Monarch butterflies fluttering high atop mountain meadows.  It's a truly magical event that will delight your psyche.

The Masterpiece Package, $249 per person, includes Friday's Prelude Reception, Saturday's picnic, preferred seating at Saturday and Sunday's concert performances, complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres during the intermissions, Saturday evening's Masterpiece cocktail reception and dinner, and the Sunday morning brunch.

The Encore Package, $115 per person, includes Saturday's picnic, special seating at Saturday and Sunday's concert performances, a complimentary beverage during the intermissions, and Sunday morning's brunch.  Festival packages do not include lodging.

Guests will enjoy all of Snowshoe's summer fun. Snowshoe offers a variety of activities, perfect for a romantic getaway or a family adventure, from hiking across some of the resort's 11,000 acres to relaxing on the shores of Shavers Lake, spa treatments to off-road dune buggies. Best of all, festival attendees can enjoy a relaxing, long weekend on the mountain with the resort's 4th Night Free offer. Just book any three-night stay in August and your fourth night is free.

The opening ceremony and release of the Monarch butterflies take place at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28.  The walk-in Butterfly Pavilion, which features everything you ever wanted to know about or need for butterflies, will be open all three days.  It even includes a caterpillar petting zoo.  Friday night is the Prelude Reception featuring wines, hors d'oeuvres, and classical music.

Enjoy a picnic on the lawn at Mountain Lodge Saturday with more music and spectacular mountain views.  A symphony performance of Russian art music takes place 5-7 p.m. followed by the Masterpiece cocktail reception and dinner.  The Masterpiece and Encore brunch takes place from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sunday, followed by another symphony performance at 1:30 p.m. and the final Monarch butterfly release at 4 p.m.

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