One of the most notable things in #PutnamWV is the array of locally-owned restaurants bursting with creative, flavorful dishes, and the vibrant group of artists and artisans who make life here more beautiful and colorful.

This is why the Putnam CVB organizes Tastes & Talents each March. Beginning in 2017, we’ve organized events and promotions around local food and the arts to help support local businesses and provide a unique experience for residents and visitors to the area. Tastes & Talents became even more important during the past two years, as restaurants and events were hit hardest.

“We’ve known for years that Putnam County has an amazing variety of local restaurants for a community of our size, and because of the pandemic, we want to bring attention and business to our restaurant partners now more than ever,” said Kelli Steele, Putnam CVB executive director. “The culinary arts pair delightfully with other artforms, and this is an opportunity to highlight all of those together as we wrap up winter.”

A complete list of Tastes and Talents participating restaurants and events can be found at, and guests who visit and post on social media from four Tastes & Talents events or restaurants will earn a Putnam County bottle opener.