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.

*2024 events continue to be added and updated. Visit our Events Calendar for the most up-to-date information.*

January

February

February 17: Chocolate Wine and Shine Festival at the J.W. Hazel Ruby Community Center.

February 17: Celebrate the maple syrup industry during the Mountain State Maple Days.

February 24:  Take the plunge from anywhere with this year’s Morgantown Polar Plunge “Freezin’ for a Reason.”

March

March 2-3: Get ready for the 22nd Annual West Virginia Fishing, Hunting, and Outdoor Sports Show! View more than 200 Vendor Booths in more than 100,000 square feet.

March 16: Celebrate the maple syrup industry during the Mountain State Maple Days.

March 23: Attend the 10th Annual All American Grand Bash for your chance to win from a prize pool of over $650,000.

April

April 19-21: The second annual Spring WV Tattoo Expo returns to Morgantown with on-site tattooing and piercing from over 200 artists, multitudes of vendors, contests,  and more. This will be the premier tattoo event in West Virginia. Can’t make it to this one? No worries, the 10th Annual WV Tattoo Expo is still happening in August! 

April 27: Celebrate all things handcrafted and sweet with the Cupcakes and Craft Beer Festival!

April 27: Put your training to the test at the Coopers Rock 50k and Half Marathon Trail Race.

May

May 23-25: 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: Honor Memorial Day at Pricketts Fort State Park. Free for all Veterans.

June

June 10: The June Arts Walk will be in Downtown Morgantown from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.!

June 14-15: Pretzel Arena’s 2024 Rodeo is in full swing for two days featuring vendors, food trucks, and Diamond J Ranch & Rodeo Co.

June 15: Head to Downtown Grafton for the first-ever Grafton Monster Festival. Celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first sighting and enjoy a day of vendors, games, scavenger hunts, and more!

June 16: Visit any of seven historic sites open on Preston County History Day to celebrate not only Father’s Day but also the fathers (and mothers) whose efforts have added to the history of Preston County, including the nation’s first New Deal subsistence homestead community, a 1913 train station, and a World War II museum. For those tracing family history, there are many records kept at one of the sites.

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 13: The July Arts Walk is themed 100 Years of Entertainment, celebrating the Metropolitan Theatre Downtown’s centennial and Don Knott’s 100th birthday.

July 13: The New Deal Festival is back! Enjoy a fun day of local crafters, live music, traditional skills demonstrations, kids’ activities, and delicious food!

July 13 & 14: 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 14: Join Dream Machine’s Car Club for Hovatter’s Wildlife Zoo Car Show

July 19-21: Celebrate mountain biking in West Virginia at Bike Bash WV, located at Big Bear Lake Trail Center.

July 21: Where would we be without our history? On Preston County History Day, seven sites in the county will be open and staffed by volunteers to tell you more about the varied history of Preston, formed in 1818. From the home of one of West Virginia’s founders, to 100 years of 4-H history, and to the 1930s groundbreaking project to help families step out of poverty during the Depression, there’s much to learn.

July 27-28: Get a taste of all the vibrant agritourism offerings in Mountaineer Country at the Mountaineer Country Farm Crawl.

July 29-August 7: The USA Diving Junior National Championship is set to bring together diving enthusiasts from all corners of the country and beyond.

August

August 9-10: 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 11 – August 17: Join the Reedsville Volunteer Fire Department for the Valley District Fair. Chicken dinners, crafts, bounce houses, games, and more!

August 18: Why learn about the past? It’s a major factor in our current world. Visit the mountaintop “clean air” town that was once a get-away resort for wealthy city dwellers, a museum that’s collected 4-H projects to commemorate 100 years of youth development history, a 1913 train depot that was once the center of daily activity in the town, and much more at four other historic sites for Preston County History Day.

August 20-24: The Monongalia County Fair is sure to be fun for the whole family.

August 23-25: The 10th 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 30-31 & September 1: Come indulge yourself in culture and tradition at the annual West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival. 

September

September 2: Gear up for the Rowlesburg, the Ox Roast, and Labor Day! This event always helps us celebrate the last days of summer.

September 15: Visit any of eight varied county historic sites to learn more about those who came before us on Preston County History Day! The home of a famous writer, author and dog breeder is one of the oldest surviving buildings in the county. A five-building museum tells us about the first time the federal government was a landlord, and another museum focuses on World War II and county soldiers as they labored to save democracy.

September 28 & 29: Make some noise! The Wine & Jazz Festival will be back at the Ruby Hazel McQuain Park for a weekend of music, food, and fun!

October

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.

TBD: Attend the Annual Hops on the Mon Craft Beer and Food Festival, taking place in Downtown Morgantown.

October 20: Everyone can open the door of Preston’s history by visiting any of seven sites on Preston County History Day, ranging from the home of one of the state’s founders to the 4-H program as it benefited the youth around the county. See why the first New Deal homestead community was set up here and enjoy all the exhibits about county life at History House.

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!

November

November 28: Join Morgantown Running for their annual 5k Turkey Trot so that you can burn some calories just in time for Thanksgiving dinner.

November 30: Support small local business owners on Small Business Saturday.

December

Want more things to do? Check our events page for all upcoming events and activities throughout Mountaineer Country!