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West Virginia State Fair and Festivals


Fairs and Festivals in West Virginia

Spend some time in Southern West Virginia at a fair or a festival - you won’t regret it! Mountain culture doesn’t get much better. And our festivals are some of the best you’ll find anywhere. Music, dancing, food, and good times are what you’ll find, so plan your visit and come on up.

Blue-Gray Shrine Horse Show

July 17-19, 2014. 46th Annual Show - Riders from all over the east coast compete for the coveted blue ribbons.

Bluefield City ParkBluefieldWV24701
Phone : 304-327-2448
Thurmond Triathlon

August 3, 2014.  Family friendly beginner triathlon.

310 Oyler Ave.Oak HillWV25901
Phone : 304-465-5617 or 800-927-0263
Bluefield Downtown Street Fair

August 1-2, 2014. Free lemonade, crafts, flea market, downhill derby, entertainment, auction and much more.

Downtown BluefieldBluefieldWV24701
Phone : 304-327-9686
Ronceverte River Festival

Held the 2nd weekend in June at Ronceverte Island Park. Entertainment is free all three nights at the amphitheater and the Rubber Ducky race is Saturday afternoon.

PO Box 435RonceverteWV24970
Phone : 304-647-3825
Festival of the Rivers

August 30- 31, 2014. c/o Flannigan-Murrell House Inc. This annual event showcases international, regional and local musicians including homemade instruments. Bluegrass, gospel, folk, rock and R&B musical performances. Located at Hinton City Sidetrack Park and Waterslide. Saturday & Sunday, Labor Day weekend. Free to public.

400 Front StHintonWV25951
Phone : 304-466-1401
The State Fair of West Virginia

August 8-17, 2014. West Virginia's largest multi-day family celebration.  Agriculture, Education, Family Entertainment.  Concerts, carnival rides, and more.!  Year round camping. Visit for more information. All Major credit cards accepted.

891 Maplewood AveRonceverteWV24970
Phone : 304-645-2268
Fax : 304-645-6660
Burlington UM Family Services Annual Pumpkin Harvest Festival

October 4-5, 2014. Annual Pumpkin Harvest Festival has games, contests, demonstrations, horse and wagon rides, crafts, and live music. Kettle corn and pumpkins for sell and fun for all ages.

4700 Robert C Byrd DrBeckleyWV25801
Phone : 304-252-8508
Country Craft Guild Fall Show

34th Annual Arts & Crafts Show. Unique gifts, fall and holiday decorations. Held at the Bluefield Area Arts Center. November 1, 2014.

2 Stafford CommonsPrincetonWV24740
Phone : 304-425-3521
Hinton Railroad Days & New River Train Excursions

October 18, 19, 26 and 27, 2014. c/o Railroad Museum. An exciting festival held in Hinton's National Historic District. Coincides with peak fall foliage in the Gorge. Crafts, quilts, food, fun and entertainment. 9am to 5pm each day. For New River Train Excursion tickets: 866-639-7487.

206 Temple St.HintonWV25951
Phone : 304-466-5420
CultureFest 2014

September 4-7, 2014. Multi-cultural celebration of music, art, ethnic foods and dance. Camping and workshops.

Appalachian South Folk Life CenterPipestemWV25979
Phone : 304-320-8833 or 304-425-6425
Southern WV Italian Festival

October 4, 2014 in the Bluefield Auditorium. Dinner-Dance. Baked goods, good food, crafts and entertainment.

1780 Stadium DrBluefieldWV24701
Phone : 304-589-3317
Mercer County Fair

August 1-2, 2014.  Official fair of Mercer County. Live music, rodeo, tractor pull, vendors, good food, exhibits and more!

Pikeview High SchoolPrincetonWV24740
Phone : 304-425-7262
South Bluefield Lemonade Days

August 9-10, 2013.  All day fun! Food crafts, music, lemonade and more. Bring the family.

PO Box 752BluefieldWV24701
Phone : 304-325-2627
Rocket Boys/October Sky Fall Festival

October 4, 2014. "October Sky" author, Homer Hickam & Rocket boys will attend festival. Autographs and book signings, entertainment, food, hayride, games and more. All WV authors invited to attend. Model rocket launching throughout the day! See scenic southern West Virginia at its fall spendor.

513 Ewart AveBeckleyWV25801
Phone : 304-256-1747 or 540-480-3908
John Henry Days Festival

July 11-13, 2014. Celebrating the legend of the Steel Drivin' Man. This festival includes three days of crafts, free music, a parade, car show, water events and many other fun activities. Located in Talcott, WV at the John Henry Memorial Park.

Rt 3TalcottWV24981
Phone : 304-466-5420
Bramwell Oktoberfest

October 11, 2014. The Bramwell Oktoberfest is known for its excellent live musical entertainment, with traditional folk, bluegrass, blues and alternative artists performing throughout the day. Both home-brew and micro-brew beer competitions.

Main St.BramwellWV24715
Phone : 304-248-8004
Beckley (WV) Kids Classic Festival

September 1-7, 2014. This multi-day, community-wide event offers affordable and fun activities, games, contests and entertainment for children and their families.

PO Box 5015BeckleyWV25801
Phone : 304-256-1776
Website :
West Virginia State Water Festival

July 28 - August 3, 2014 This week-long state festival showcases historical water and frontier activities. Street fair, parades, fishing tournament, car show, coronation of Queen Mermaid, street dances, bateau boats and rubber ducky race. Downtown Hinton and the Rivers.

200 Ballengree St.HintonWV25951
Phone : 304-466-5332
Grape Stomping Wine Festival

September 20-21, 2014. 23rd Annual Grape Stomping Festival at Kirkwood Winery off US 19 on Phillips Run Rd. Third Saturday and Sunday in September. Grape eating and grape stomping competitions.

45 Winery LaneSummersvilleWV26651
Phone : 304-872-7332
Poor Farm Fest

Poor Farm Fest c/o Sunnybrook Stock Farm Inc. Family friendly festival offering scenic views and world-class musicians at a 2 day festival in Williamsburg the geographic center of Greenbrier County. August 1-2, 2014.

1970 Williamsburg RdWilliamsburgWV24991
Phone : 781-771-4275
Annual Appalachian String Band Festival

July 30st - August 3, 2014. 24th Annual five-day mountaintop gathering of string band musicians and fans from around the world. Concerts, contests, square dances, workshops and family activities. Rustic camping available.

HC 35, Box 5ClifftopWV25831
Phone : 304-438-3005
Mountain Festival

c/o Bluefield Chamber of Commerce. Entertainment, fireworks, crafts, carnival and more. Fun for the entire family. May 20-26, 2014

Bluefield City ParkBluefieldWV24701
Phone : 304-327-7184
Mountain Music Festival

June 6-7, 2014. Introducing this year the Mountain Music Festival, to be held at ACE Adventure Resort. Choose from outdoor adventures during the day and then groove in the gorge after sunset. Featuring an eclectic mix of bands from various musical genres and festival circuit favorites round out a line-up that is sure to please. Check out the website for lineup information and tickets.

PO Box 1168Oak HillWV25901
Phone : 800-787-3982
Chili Night in Uptown Beckley (WV)

Annual Fall event in uptown Beckley.  Chili competition with 40+ participants, three stages of entertainment, vendors, ride and slide activities for kids and more. October 4, 2014. With your $5 admission you receive 5 sample tickets and voting coin. Starts at 5pm.

Neville StBeckleyWV25801
Phone : 304-256-1776
Website :
Holiday of Lights Display

40 plus acre light display - Thanksgiving evening through December 31st. Special events vary year to year.

1780 Stadium DrBluefieldWV24701
Phone : 304-327-2448
Pocahontas NRHS Model Train Show

November 8-9, 2014. Complete show for all railroad enthusiasts. Family event. Bluefield Youth Center.

1780 Stadium DrBluefieldWV24701
Phone : 304-431-2593
Badlands Bluegrass Benefit Festival

Badlands Bluegrass Festival c/o Sunnybrook Stock Farm, Inc. A benefit to raise money for historic preservation/restoration of McCoy Fort. June 20-21, 2014.

1970 Williamsburg RdWilliamsburgWV24991
Phone : 781-771-4275
Historic Downtown Lewisburg Festivals

Lewisburg offers an exciting variety of festivals throughout the year: First Fridays After Five (First Friday of every month), Taste of our Town (October), Holiday Open House, Chocolate Festival (April) and the Battle of Lewisburg (May).

209 W Washington StLewisburgWV24901
Phone : 800-833-2068
Oak Leaf Festival

c/o New River Gorge CVB. August 20 - 31, 2014. Enjoy the celebration of Fall. Vendors, crafts, food, art show, beauty pageant, fireworks, parade and carnival. Come join the celebration.

310 Oyler Ave.Oak HillWV25901
Phone : 800-927-0263 or 304-640-8804
Appalachian Festival

August 22-24, 2014. Festival features annual Arts and Crafts Fair, A Taste of Appalachia, Hillbilly Breakfast along with various activities held at area attractions. Visit website for details and schedule.

245 N Kanawha StBeckleyWV25801
Phone : 304-252-7328 or 877-987-3847
Bridge Day

October 18, 2014. Every third Saturday in October the New River Gorge Bridge closes to traffic and opens for the largest one day festival in West Virginia. Spectacular views, BASE Jumpers, and vendors offering food and crafts.

310 Oyler Ave.Oak HillWV25901
Phone : 800-927-0363 or 304-465-5617
Carnegie Hall's Taste of Our Town Festival

Carnegie Hall's festival fundraiser, Taste of Our Town (T.O.O.T.), held the second Saturday of October from 11am to 3pm. Sample delicacies from local restaurants, civic clubs and organizations in the historic streets of Lewisburg.

105 Church St.LewisburgWV24901
Phone : 304-645-7917
Hometown Mountain Heritage Festival

c/o New River Gorge CVB. June 20-22, 2014. Celebrate in true West Virginia fashion! Arts, crafts, food and music. A ton of old-fashioned fun for all ages. Festival held in Ansted, WV.

310 Oyler Ave.Oak HillWV25901
Phone : 800-927-0263 or 304-465-5617
Princeton Autumnfest

September 27, 2014. Day of fun for the entire family - good food, entertainment, activities for children, dog show, contests and more! Historic District.

Mercer StreetPrincetonWV24740
Phone : 304-487-1502
Website :
Celebrate Princeton

June 7, 2014. Entertainment, dog show, good food, crafts, vendors and more. Fun for the entire family.

Downtown PrincetonPrincetonWV24740
Phone : 304-487-5045
Carnegie Hall Events and Festivals

Carnegie Hall 2013 performances: In February, Ben Williams and his quintet, Sound Effect take the stage. March brings country music star Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives to the Hall for the first time. April means chocolate in Lewisburg, and Dance Brazil will make it hard to keep the chocolate from melting during the Chocolate Festival. Later in the month, the award winning Montclaire String Quartet, resident quartet of the WV Symphony Orchestra, will cool things down with their soothing classical works. The season closes out with the darlings of the 2010 Newport Folk Festival, the David Wax Museum, fusing traditional Mexican folk with American roots and indie rock to create a unique Mexo-Americana aesthetic.

105 Church St.LewisburgWV24901
Phone : 304-645-7917
Friends of Coal Auto Fair

July 18-20, 2014. Join us at the spacious grounds of the YMCA Youth Sports Complex in the mountains of West Virginia for the 2014 Friends of Coal Auto Fair - one of the state's fastest growing car shows. Featuring and Saturday night concerts.  Visit website for tickets and schedule.

121 E. Main St.BeckleyWV25801
Phone : 304-252-0715
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