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.
*Keep checking back as 2021 events and details continue to be added*
January 18: Join West Virginia University on Zoom and Facebook Live for the 15th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration-“West Virginia Civil Rights Leaders.”
February 1-28: Take the plunge from anywhere with this year’s Virtual Morgantown Polar Plunge “Freezin’ for a Reason.”
February 13: Sample some of the area’s best chili and support Empty Bowls Monongalia at the Annual Chili Cook-Off.
February 20: Celebrate the maple syrup industry during the Mountain State Maple Days.
February 26: Attend the Bob Huggins Fish Fry, an annual dinner benefiting the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment Fund.
March 20: Celebrate the maple syrup industry during the Mountain State Maple Days.
April 17: Observe West Virginia wildlife during the Pricketts Fort Annual Birds Walk.
May TBD: Enjoy the great outdoors with Irish Road Bowling at Coopers Rock!
May TBD: Celebrate this weekend full of the arts in beautiful Rowlesburg, WV, during the 13th Annual River City Festival of the Arts.
May TBD: Spring Arts Walk in Downtown Morgantown! Check out work by local artisans.
May 8: Celebrate all things handcrafted and sweet with the Cupcakes and Craft Beer Festival!
May 27-29: Head to Palatine Park in Fairmont for the West Virginia Three Rivers Festival. Enjoy live entertainment, fresh pepperoni rolls, carnival rides and more!
May 31: Honor Memorial Day at Prickets Fort State Park. Free for all Veterans.
June 5-6: Preston County Parks and Recreation Commission First Annual Dirty Double Gravel Grinder, Two-Day Bike Race.
June 20: Celebrate West Virginia’s Birthday in Downtown Morgantown.
July 10: Inaugural Chocolate Wine and Shine Festival at the J.W. Hazel Ruby Community Center.
July 16-18: Country Roads BBQ Clash at Mylan Park in Morgantown.
July 17: 34th Annual MedExpress Kids Day in Downtown Morgantown. [Cancelled]
July 24: Attend the 7th Annual All American Grand Bash for your chance to win from a prize pool of over $650,000.
July TBD: Main Street Morgantown’s July Art Walk
August TBD: Great Pepperoni Roll Cookoff!
August TBD: The 4th 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 TBD: 2021 Wild & Wonderful Country Fest returns to Mylan Park in Morgantown, WV. We’ll be rockin’ in the fresh West Virginia Air surrounded by rolling hills, tall trees and a sea of country music fans.
August TBD: 8th 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.
August 9-14: 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 show and auction, motorsports, midway rides and games, vendors and more.
August 13-14: 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.
August 21: Put your training to the test at the Coopers Rock 50k and Half Marathon Trail Race.
September TBD: Rowlesburg, the Ox Roast and Labor Day! This event always helps us celebrate the last days of summer.
September TBD: Join the fun during the West Virginia University Homecoming Weekend. Enjoy sporting events, on-campus events, and more as you celebrate all things WVU!
September 30 – October 3: Head to Preston County for the Annual Buckwheat Festival and enjoy delicious buckwheat cakes all weekend long.
September 25-26: The West Virginia Wine and Jazz Festival at Camp Muffly.
October TBD: Fly away with the Balloons Over Morgantown event happening at the Morgantown Municipal Airport. Catch the Night Glow event, happening the night before at the Morgantown Mall, for a chance to take a closer look at these floating wonders.
October TBD: Morgantown Fall Arts Walk in Downtown Morgantown with a variety of art and entertainment
October TBD: West Virginia University Fall Family Weekend
October TBD: Attend the 4th Annual Hops on the Mon Craft Beer and Food Festival, taking place in Downtown Morgantown.
October TBD: The WV Chestnut Festival celebrates the effort to restore the great American Chestnut Tree to its once prominent position in the Eastern hardwood forests.
October 10 [Postponed to 2022]: Register for the 6th Annual Morgantown Marathon and run 26.2 “Almost Heavenly” miles.
November TBD: Christmas at the Barn
November TBD: West Virginia University Mountaineer Week–celebrating 72 years of Appalachian Heritage
November 25: Join Morgantown Running for their annual 5k Turkey Trot so that you can burn some calories just in time for Thanksgiving dinner.
November 27: Support small local business owners on Small Business Saturday.
December TBD: Find handcrafted gifts and keepsakes at the traditional holiday market, Chriskindlemarkt, held at the Szilagyi in Rowlesburg, WV, every year.
Want MORE? Check our events page for all upcoming events and activities throughout Mountaineer Country!