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.

*2022 events continue to be added and updated. Visit our Events Calendar for the most up-to-date information.*

January

January 17: Join West Virginia University on Zoom and Facebook Live for the 16th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration-“West Virginia Civil Rights Leaders.”

February

February 12: Chocolate Wine and Shine Festival at the J.W. Hazel Ruby Community Center.

February 18: Attend the Bob Huggins Fish Fry, an annual dinner benefiting the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment Fund.

February 19:  Take the plunge from anywhere with this year’s Morgantown Polar Plunge “Freezin’ for a Reason.”

February 19: Celebrate the maple syrup industry during the Mountain State Maple Days.

March

March 19: Celebrate the maple syrup industry during the Mountain State Maple Days.

March 19: Celebrate all things handcrafted and sweet with the Cupcakes and Craft Beer Festival!

April

April 23: Attend the 8th Annual All American Grand Bash for your chance to win from a prize pool of over $650,000.

April 30: Put your training to the test at the Coopers Rock 50k and Half Marathon Trail Race.

May

May 7: Observe West Virginia wildlife during the Pricketts Fort Annual Birds Walk.

May 27-30: Celebrate this weekend full of the arts in beautiful Rowlesburg, WV, during the 14th Annual River City Festival of the Arts.

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 26-28: Country Roads BBQ Clash at Mylan Park in Morgantown. Canceled for 2022.

May 26-28:Head to Palatine Park in Fairmont for the West Virginia Three Rivers Festival. Enjoy live entertainment, fresh pepperoni rolls, carnival rides, and more!

May 27-28: After two years away, help welcome back the Spirit of Grafton Festival with inflatables, live music, and fireworks!

May 28: Kick off your summer festivities at Ruby Amphitheater for the first annual FREE Morgantown Music Festival!

May 30: Honor Memorial Day at Pricketts Fort State Park. Free for all Veterans.

June

June 4-5: Preston County Parks and Recreation Commission Second Annual Dirty Double Gravel Grinder, Two-Day Bike Race.

June 3-August 2: 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 159th 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

July 4: Come celebrate the 4th of July at Hazel Ruby McQuain Amphitheater with live musical performances, food truck vendors, face painting, and more!

July 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.

July 9: The New Deal Festival is back! Enjoy a fun day of local crafters, live music, traditional skills demonstrations, kids’ activities, and delicious food!

July 17: Go back in time at several sites during Preston County History Day.

July 17-23: Join the Reedsville Volunteer Fire Department for the Valley District Fair. Chicken dinners, crafts, bounce houses, games and more!

August

August 6: 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 9-13: 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 12-13: 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 14: The West Virginia Botanic Garden’s biggest fundraising event of the year, WVBG Annual Garden Party: Havana Nights.

August 19-21: 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 21: Go back in time at several sites during Preston County History Day.

August 27: WV Pop Culture and Comic Book Convention.

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.

September

September TBD: Gear up for the Rowlesburg, the Ox Roast, and Labor Day! This event always helps us celebrate the last days of summer.

September 18: Go back in time at several sites during Preston County History Day.

September 29 – October 2: Fly away with the Balloons Over Morgantown event happening at the Morgantown Municipal Airport.

September 29 – October 2: Head to Preston County for the Annual Buckwheat Festival and enjoy delicious buckwheat cakes all weekend long.

October

October 1-2: Sip, picnic, listen to music, and relax at The West Virginia Wine and Jazz Festival at Camp Muffly.

October 14-16: West Virginia University Fall Family Weekend

October 16: Go back in time at several sites during Preston County History Day.

October 15: Attend the 5th Annual Hops on the Mon Craft Beer and Food Festival, taking place in Downtown Morgantown.

October 28-30:  Join the fun during the West Virginia University Homecoming Weekend. Enjoy sporting events, on-campus events, and more as you celebrate all things WVU!

November

November 3-6: Christmas at the Barn

November 7-13: West Virginia University Mountaineer Week–celebrating 74 years of Appalachian Heritage

November TBD: Join Morgantown Running for their annual 5k Turkey Trot so that you can burn some calories just in time for Thanksgiving dinner.

November TBD: Join Morgantown Running for their annual 5k Turkey Trot so that you can burn some calories just in time for Thanksgiving dinner.

November TBD: Support small local business owners on Small Business Saturday.

December

December 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!