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2017 West Virginia Festival Schedule

Why on an Ohio Festival Site?

It’s part of the Good Neighbor Festival Program

Here is the most comprehensive West Virginia Festival Schedule that I could put together.

It is always changing and growing, so check back regularly. Keep in mind that this list does NOT include county/animal fairs, conventions/expos, or events lacking the essentials of a festival (food, entertainment, etc.). Feel free to contact me if you have a question about your event.

Also, please check dates and festival websites in links provided as time approaches, especially for any listings where there is an * (asterisk) next to the date. This means that the date is unconfirmed.

“My Review” means that it’s a link to my review of that festival.

If there is a festival you do not see but would like listed, please Contact Me and let me know about it, especially smaller festivals that don’t have the advertising.

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APRIL

4/28-4/30 – Dogwood Arts and Crafts Festival – Huntington
4/28-4/30 – Spring Mountain Festival – Petersburg
4/29 – West Virginia Craft Brew Festival – Lewisburg
4/29 – Ramps and Rail Festival – Elkins
4/29-4/30 – DogFest – Shepherdstown

MAY

5/1-5/6 – New River Birding and Nature Festival – Lansing
5/4-5/7 – Sleepy Creek SpringDig – Berkeley Springs
5/5-5/6 – Cheat River Festival – Albright
5/5-5/7* – North Central West Virginia Scottish Festival – Bridgeport – CANCELED and DISCONTINUED
5/5-5/7 – Spring Fest – Franklin
5/6 – Engines and Wheels Festival – Cairo
5/6 – Main Street Spring Festival – Hurricane
5/6 – Spring Festival – Huntington
5/6 – Beltaine in the Forest Festival – Charleston

5/12-5/13 – North Bend Bluegrass Festival – Cairo
5/12-5/14 – Circa Blue Fest – Martinsburg

5/13 – St. Albans Founders Day
5/13 – Foam at the Dome Craft Beer and Music – Charleston
5/13-5/21 – West Virginia Strawberry Festival – Buckhannon

5/18-5/20 – Domefest – Terra Alta
5/20 – Earth Rocker Festival – Inwood
5/20 – GardenFest – Shepherdstown
5/20-5/21 – Pro Lumberjack Competition and Festival – Morgantown

5/25-5/27 – Three Rivers Festival – Fairmont
5/25-5/28 – Woodchopping Festival – Webster Springs
5/26-5/27 – Jewel City Jamboree – Huntington
5/26-5/28 – West Virginia Dandelion Festival – White Sulphur Springs
5/26-5/28 – Vandalia Gathering – Charleston
5/26-5/28 – ArtSpring – Various Tucker County locations
5/26-5/29 – River City Festival of the Arts – Rowlesburg
5/26-5/29 – Spirit of Grafton
5/27 – WoodsFest – Hedgesville
5/27-5/28 – Wine and Arts Festival – Martinsburg

5/30-6/4 – Cole Chevy Mountain Festival – Bluefield




JUNE

6/1-6/3 – Mountain Music Festival – Minden
6/1-6/4 – Canaan Valley Birding Festival – Davis
6/3 – Ranson Festival
6/3 – Wheeling Feeling Chili Cook-Off
6/3 – Taste of Parkersburg
6/3 – PattyFest – Fairmont
6/3-6/4 – North Mountain Arts Festival – Martinsburg

6/8-6/10 – Capitol City Biker Bash – Charleston
6/9-6/10 – St. Spyridon Greek Festival – Clarksburg
6/9-6/11 – Old Central City Days – Huntington
6/9-6/11 – One Man Jam Festival – Eglon
6/9-6/11 – Faeriefest – Paw Paw
6/9-6/11 – Wanderlust Yoga Festival – Snowshoe
6/9-6/11* – The Ronceverte River Festival
6/9-6/11 – Wanderlust Snowshoe – Snowshoe
6/10 – Celebrate Princeton Street Fair – Princeton
6/11 – June Jubilee – Martinsburg

6/15-6/18 – Hometown Mountain Heritage Festival – Ansted
6/15-6/18 – West Virginia State Folk Festival – Glenville
6/16-6/17 – Hatfield and McCoy Family Reunion – Matewan
6/16-6/17 – Almost Heaven BBQ Bash – Weston
6/16-6/17 – Wheeling Arts Fest
6/16-6/18 – Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival – Parkersburg
6/16-6/25 – FestivAll – Charleston
6/17 – WV Day – Flatwoods
6/17 – Charles Town Heritage Festival
6/17 – West Virginia Spring Wine Festival – Crab Orchard
6/17-6/18 – Wheeling Arts and Culture Fest

6/20-6/24 – West Virginia Coal Festival – Madison
6/21-6/24 – Music in the Mountains Bluegrass Festival – Summersville
6/22-6/24 – The West Virginia Quilt Festival – Summersville
6/23-6/24 – Ohio Valley Rib and Chicken Cook-Off – Wheeling
6/23-6/24 – Follow Your Bliss Festival – Helvetia
6/24 – Sound Waves and IPA’s – Bridgeport
6/24 – WV Birthday Bash – Weston
6/24 – Shepherdstown Street Fest
6/24 – South Branch Valley Bluegrass Festival – Romney
6/24-6/25 – ODDFest – Martinsburg

6/29-7/1 – Point Pleasant Sternwheel Regatta
6/29-7/2 – Saint Albans Riverfest
6/30-7/1 – Homegrown Music and Arts Festival – Snowshoe
6/30-7/4* – Alderson 4th of July Celebration

JULY

7/1 – Weirton Renaissance Festival
7/4 – Ripley 4th of July Celebration

7/6-7/8 – West Virginia Freedom Festival – Logan
7/6-7/9 – Pioneer Days – Marlinton
7/7-7/8 – Wild and Wonderful Lock 13 Riverfest – McMechen
7/7-7/9 – John Henry Days – Talcott
7/7-7/9 – Appalachian Mountain Flameoff Music and Glass Art Festival – Fairview
7/8 – New Deal Festival – Arthurdale

7/12-7/16 – Durbin Days Heritage Festival
7/14-7/16 – Beverly Heritage Days
7/16-7/22* – Cowen Historical Railroad Festival – CANCELED and DISCONTINUED




7/20-7/22 – Deep Roots Mountain Revival – Masontown
7/20-7/23 – MountainFest – Morgantown
7/21-7/23 – Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival – Wheeling
7/21-7/23 – Blues, Bikes and BBQ – Paw Paw
7/21-7/23* – The Wild and Woolly Festival – Summersville – CANCELED

7/28-7/30 – Ohio River Ferryboat Festival – Sistersville (with Fly, Ohio)
7/29 – The West Virginia Hot Dog Festival – Huntington
7/30 – Morgantown WV Pagan Pride Day – Bruceton Mills
7/30-8/5 – Cherry River Festival – Richwood
7/31-8/6 – WV State Water Festival – Hinton

AUGUST

8/1-8/5 – Pickin’ in Parsons – Parsons
8/2-8/6 – Appalachian String Band Festival – Clifftop
8/3 – Celebrate Youth Festival – Wheeling
8/3-8/5 – West Virginia Blackberry Festival – Nutter Fort
8/4-8/5* – Bluefield Downtown Street Fair – CANCELED
8/4-8/5* – Poor Farm Fest – Williamsburg – CANCELED
8/4-8/6 – West Virginia Peach Festival – Romney
8/4-8/6 – Multifest – Charleston
8/5-8/6 – Ravenswood Ohio River Festival

8/11-8/12 – West Virginia Cares Festival – Elkins
8/11-8/13 – Augusta Festival – Elkins
8/11-8/13 – Avalonfest – Paw Paw
8/12 – Rails and Ales Craft Beer Festival – Huntington
8/12-8/19 – Town and Country Days – New Martinsville
8/13 – Mahrajan Lebanese Festival – Wheeling

8/16-8/19 – Summerfest – South Charleston
8/18-8/20* – Parkersburg Homecoming
8/18-8/20* – Simply Jazz and Blues Festival – Beckley – CANCELED
8/19 – Mountaineer Brewfest – Wheeling
8/20 – Tomato Tasting Festival – Fairmont

8/25-8/27 – Appalachian Festival – Beckley
8/26 – Summersville Lake Lighthouse Festival – Mount Nebo
8/26* – Lemonade Festival – Bluefield
8/26 – Bluefield Blues Festival
8/26 – Summer Brew and Wine Fest – Beverly
8/26-8/27 – West Virginia State Honey Festival – Parkersburg
8/26-8/27* – West Virginia Fiber Festival – Morgantown

SEPTEMBER

9/1-9/3 – Jane Lew Firemen’s Arts and Crafts Festival – Jane Lew
9/1-9/3 – Jackson’s Mill Jubilee – Weston
9/1-9/3 – Wheeling Vintage Raceboat Regatta
9/1-9/3 – West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival – Clarksburg
9/1-9/3 – Oak Leaf Festival – Oak Hill
9/2 – Dunbar WV Redhead Festival
9/2* – Bergoo Bash – Bergoo
9/2-9/3* – Aunt Jennie Music Festival – Logan
9/2-9/3 – Holly River Festival – Hacker Valley
9/2-9/3 – Festival of the Rivers – Hinton
9/2-9/3 – Fort Henry Days – Wheeling
9/2-9/4 – Labor Day Weekend Celebration and Ox Roast – Rowlesburg
9/2-9/10 – Beckley Kids Classic Festival
9/3 – Cacapon Homecoming – Berkeley Springs

9/7-9/9* – Country Roads Festival – Pennsboro
9/7-9/10 – Culturefest World Music and Arts Festival – Pipestem
9/8-9/9* – Nicholas County Potato Festival – Summersville
9/8-9/10 – Mercer County Heritage Festival – Princeton
9/8-9/10* – Black Heritage Festival – Clarksburg
9/9 – Mound Festival – South Charleston
9/9 – Wheeling Bluegrass Festival
9/9* – Matewan Homecoming
9/9 – Burnsville Harvest Festival
9/9 – Freshwater Folk Festival – White Sulphur Springs
9/9 – ChiliFest – Huntington
9/9-9/10 – Elizabethtown Festival – Moundsville
9/9-9/10 – Putnam County Homecoming – Winfield

9/14-9/16 – Barboursville Fall Fest
9/14-9/16 – Wheeling Heritage Port Sternwheel Festival
9/14-9/16 – Clay County Golden Delicious Festival – Clay
9/14-9/16* – West Virginia Oil and Gas Festival – Sistersville
9/14-9/17 – Treasure Mountain Festival – Franklin
9/14-9/17 – Gauley Fest – Summersville
9/14-9/18 – Pink Moon Festival – Rock Camp
9/15-9/17 – Mountain State Art and Craft Fair – Ripley – My Review
9/15-9/17* – Dunbar Fall Festival
9/15-9/17* – Belleville Homecoming
9/16 – Fall Festival – Camp Creek
9/16 – West Virginia Food Truck Festival – Hurricane
9/16 – Color Festival – Moundsville
9/16 – Downtown Throwdown BBQ & Brewfest – Parkersburg
9/16 – UMAC’s Fall Festival on the Avenue – Moundsville
9/16-9/17 – Mothman Festival – Point Pleasant – My Review
9/16-9/17 – Harvest Moon Arts and Crafts Festival – Parkersburg – My Review
9/16-9/17* – Grape Stompin’ Festival – Summersville
9/17* – Oktoberfest Celebration – Shepherdstown

9/18-9/23 – October Sky Rockey Boys Festival – Beckley
9/21-9/24 – Septemberfest – Davis
9/22-9/24 – Leaf Peeper Festival – Davis
9/22-9/24 – Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival – Shenandoah Junction
9/22-9/24* – Volcano Days Antique Engine Show & Festival – Waverly
9/22-9/24 – Greek Festival – Huntington
9/22-9/24 – West Virginia Wine and Jazz Festival – Morgantown
9/22-9/24* – Sistersville Marble Festival
9/23 – Battelle District Fair’s Fall Festival – Wadestown
9/23* – Poca Heritage Day
9/23 – Frankford Autumnfest
9/23-9/24* – Fall Riverfest – New Cumberland
9/24 – Cranberry Mountain Shindig – Hillsboro

9/25-9/30 – Craigsville Fall Festival
9/28-9/30* – Chapmanville Apple Butter Festival
9/28-9/30 – West Virginia Molasses Festival – Arnoldsburg
9/29-9/30 – Autumn Harvest Festival and WV RoadKill Cook-Off – Marlinton
9/29-10/1 – Buckwheat Festival – Kingwood
9/30 – Big Coal River Heritage Day – Racine
9/30 – Princeton Autumnfest
9/30* – Southern WV Italian Festival – Bluefield
9/30 – Oktoberfest in the Park – Bluefield
9/30-10/1 – Apple Harvest Festival – Burlington
9/30-10/1 – Founders Day Festival – Capon Bridge
9/30-10/8 – Mountain State Forest Festival – Elkins

OCTOBER

10/5-10/8 – WV Pumpkin Festival – Milton
10/5-10/8 – Salem Apple Butter Festival
10/5-10/9 – TrailFest – Gilbert
10/6 – WV Makes Festival – Huntington
10/6-10/7 – Huntersville Traditions Day
10/6-10/8* – Wetzel County Autumnfest – Wileyville
10/6-10/8 – Wellsburg Applefest
10/6-10/8 – Oglebayfest – Wheeling
10/7* – Fairview Pumpkin Festival
10/7-10/8 – Apple Butter Festival – Berkeley Springs
10/7-10/8 – Pumpkin Festival – Beckley
10/7-10/8 – Country Fall Festival – Point Pleasant
10/8 – West Virginia Chestnut Festival – Rowlesburg

10/12-10/15 – Black Walnut Festival – Spencer
10/13 – Taste of Our Towns – Lewisburg
10/13-10/15 – Wardensville Fall Festival
10/14 – Harvest Festival – Hurricane
10/14 – Morgan’s Kitchen Fall Festival – St. Albans
10/14-10/15* – Hinton Rail Road Days

10/19-10/22 – Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival – Martinsburg
10/21 – Bridge Day – Fayetteville
10/21-10/22* – Hinton Rail Road Days

10/27-10/28 – West Virginia Book Festival – Charleston
10/27-10/28* – C-K AutumnFest – Kenova
10/28 – Turkey Festival – Mathias

NOVEMBER

11/10-1/7* – Oglebay’s Winter Festival of Lights – Wheeling

11/23-12/31* – Holiday of Lights – Bluefield
11/24-12/17 (Weekends) – Christmas in Shepherdstown

DECEMBER

12/10 – Feast of the Seven Fishes – Fairmont

12/31 – Downtown Countdown – Princeton
12/31* – “Lemon Drop” New Year’s Eve Celebration – Bluefield

JANUARY (2018)

1/27* – West Virginia Winter Music Festival – Lewisburg

FEBRUARY

2/25 – Fasnacht – Helvetia

MARCH

3/2-3/4* – Homegrown Music and Arts Festival – Snowshoe
3/3* – Wheeling Celtic Celebration

3/9-3/11* – Music and Art at Oak Glen Festival – New Cumberland

3/17* – Irish Spring Festival – Ireland
3/17-3/18* – Maple Syrup Festival – Pickens

3/23-3/25* – Wheeling Polka Festival

3/31-4/1* – Primitive to Prepper Festival – Hedgesville
3/31-4/1* – Jane Lew Firemen’s Spring Arts and Crafts Festival – Jane Lew

APRIL

4/7* – Chocolate Festival – Lewisburg
4/7* – Shortline Ramp Festival – Pine Grove

4/21* – Flip Flop Festival – Harpers Ferry
4/21* – Wine and Food Festival – Berkeley Springs
4/21* – Stink Fest – Huntington
4/21* – Panhandle Earth Day Celebration – Shepherdstown
4/21* – Feast of the Ramson – Richwood