If you’re already planning your vacation details or you are thinking about visiting Mountaineer Country for the first time, we’ve got a lineup of both new and returning events that you won’t want to miss this year!
Check out the list below, and start marking your calendars for your next trip to Mountaineer Country. For more information about these listings and other attractions and performances, send us a message or call (800) 458-7373.
*2023 events continue to be added and updated. Visit our Events Calendar for the most up-to-date information.*
January 16: Join West Virginia University on Zoom and Facebook Live for the 17th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration-“West Virginia Civil Rights Leaders.”
January 27: Attend the Bob Huggins Fish Fry, an annual dinner benefiting the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment Fund.
February 11: Chocolate Wine and Shine Festival at the J.W. Hazel Ruby Community Center.
February 18: Celebrate the maple syrup industry during the Mountain State Maple Days.
February 25: Take the plunge from anywhere with this year’s Morgantown Polar Plunge “Freezin’ for a Reason.”
March 17 and 18: Attend the 9th Annual All American Grand Bash for your chance to win from a prize pool of over $650,000.
March 18: Celebrate the maple syrup industry during the Mountain State Maple Days.
April 15: Celebrate all things handcrafted and sweet with the Cupcakes and Craft Beer Festival!
April 22 and April 29: Observe West Virginia wildlife during the Pricketts Fort Annual Birds Walk.
April 29: Put your training to the test at the Coopers Rock 50k and Half Marathon Trail Race.
TBD: Annual River City Festival of the Art.
May-October: Come support local artists and small businesses by joining Main Street Morgantown for the Downtown Morgantown Arts Walks on the second Saturday of every month!
May 13: Preston County Parks and Recreation Commission Third Annual Dirty Double Gravel Grinder, Bike Race.
May 25-27: Head to Palatine Park in Fairmont for the West Virginia Three Rivers Festival. Enjoy live entertainment, fresh pepperoni rolls, carnival rides, and more!
TBD: After two years away, help welcome back the Spirit of Grafton Festival with inflatables, live music, and fireworks!
TBD: Kick off your summer festivities at Ruby Amphitheater for the first annual FREE Morgantown Music Festival!
May 29: Honor Memorial Day at Pricketts Fort State Park. Free for all Veterans.
June-August: From rock & roll to bluegrass, county, hip-hop, and more! The Ruby Summer Concert Series is a free concert each Friday night during the summer at Ruby Amphitheater that has something for everyone.
June 19: Celebrate West Virginia’s 160th birthday a day early by learning more about our history and who and what came before us during Preston County History Day.
June 20: West Virginia’s Birthday! Head to Coopers Rock State Forest for a birthday photo on the #AlmostHeaven swing. Follow our social media for yearly birthday celebrations.
July 1: Come celebrate the Independence day Celebration at Hazel Ruby McQuain Amphitheater with live musical performances, food truck vendors, face painting, and more!
July 8: The New Deal Festival is back! Enjoy a fun day of local crafters, live music, traditional skills demonstrations, kids’ activities, and delicious food!
July 8 and 9: Head to Preston County for their annual Preston County Farm Crawl. Get an inside look at the operations of locally owned and operated agricultural businesses and shop their sustainable products.
TBD: Join the Reedsville Volunteer Fire Department for the Valley District Fair. Chicken dinners, crafts, bounce houses, games, and more!
July 31: Mon County Fair Parade
TBD: The Annual Preston County Music & Arts Festival will offer Preston County artists of all ages a chance to show and sell their work or perform.
August 1-5: Mon County Fair has been providing quality entertainment for over 60 years. In recent years, attendance has reached over 14,000 as people come from all over West Virginia and surrounding states to enjoy pageants, competitive exhibits, livestock shows and auctions, motorsports, midway rides and games, vendors, and more.
August 11-12: Head to Black Bear Lake Campgrounds for the Ragnar Trail Appalachian overnight running relay! Teams of eight are invited to take turns running on 3 sweet tree-lined trails full of dense Appalachian Forest.
TBD: The West Virginia Botanic Garden’s biggest fundraising event of the year.
August 19-21: 9th Annual West Virginia Tattoo Expo returns to Morgantown with on-site tattooing and piercing from over 200 artists, multitudes of vendors, contests, a Miss Tattooed West Virginia pageant, and more. This will be the premier tattoo event in West Virginia.
TBD: Calling all foodies! Head to the Taste of Morgantown to try all of the spots the locals love.
TBD: WV Pop Culture and Comic Book Convention.
TBD: Wild & Wonderful Country Fest returns to Mylan Park in Morgantown, WV in 2023! We’ll be rockin’ in the fresh West Virginia Air surrounded by rolling hills, tall trees, and a sea of country music fans. Hosted by the Davisson Brothers with headliners such as Hank Williams Jr. and Old Dominion.
September 1-3: Come indulge yourself in culture and tradition at the annual West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival.
September 3-5: Gear up for the Rowlesburg, the Ox Roast, and Labor Day! This event always helps us celebrate the last days of summer.
TBD: Fly away with the Balloons Over Morgantown event happening at the Morgantown Municipal Airport.
TBD: Head to Preston County for the Annual Buckwheat Festival and enjoy delicious buckwheat cakes all weekend long.
September 30- October 1: Sip, snack, listen to music, and relax at The West Virginia Wine and Jazz Festival in Downtown Morgantown at Ruby Ampetheture in Hazel Ruby McQuain Park.
TBD: Enjoy a day full of live music, art, and craft vendors as you celebrate the great American Chestnut Tree at the Annual Chestnut Festival in Rowlesburg.
October 13-15: West Virginia University Fall Family Weekend
TBD: Attend the Annual Hops on the Mon Craft Beer and Food Festival, taking place in Downtown Morgantown.
October 20-22: Join the fun during the West Virginia University Homecoming Weekend. Enjoy sporting events, on-campus events, and more as you celebrate all things WVU!
October 3 – November 5: West Virginia University Mountaineer Week–celebrating 74 years of Appalachian Heritage
November 2-5: Christmas at the Barn
TBD: Shop local artisans at the annual Fairmont Armory Christmas Craft Show.
TBD: Veterans Day Parade in Downtown Morgantown
November 23: Join Morgantown Running for their annual 5k Turkey Trot so that you can burn some calories just in time for Thanksgiving dinner.
TBD: Support small local business owners on Small Business Saturday.
TBD: Find handcrafted gifts and keepsakes at the traditional holiday market, Chriskindlemarkt, held at the Szilagyi in Rowlesburg, WV, every year.
Want more things to do? Check our events page for all upcoming events and activities throughout Mountaineer Country!