Winter Events and Activities in Mountaineer Country

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Miss the days of being a kid and playing outside on a snow day? Luckily, the fun doesn’t have to stop during wintertime! If you enjoy cold temperatures and snowy hillsides, Mountaineer Country has plenty of events and activities to keep the whole family entertained this season.


Happening Now: Pre-order your fruit trees and berries from Modern Homestead for spring pickup. Visit online today and choose between a wide selection of fruits suitable for home growers, homesteaders, and entrepreneurial farmers.

January 17: The Community Coalition for Social Justice invites everyone to explore the theme of “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” during its 16th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration on Monday, January 17, at 2 p.m. on Zoom.

January 21: This year’s Giosi Memorial WOD takes place on the weekend of the one-year anniversary of Jeff’s passing (Jan. 21-23). Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. with a small welcome and presentation to follow at 9:15 a.m. The first heat begins at 10 a.m.

February 5: Learn to Curl events are a great way to learn the sport of curling. Each one and a half-hour class teaches the basics of curling – including proper delivery, sweeping, and basic strategy. For beginners, this program is ideal for a date night or with a group of friends.

February 12: The WV Chocolate, Wine & Shine Festival showcases chocolatiers, confectionaries, specialty foods, WV wineries, WV legal moonshine distilleries, and many artisan vendors at the Hazel & J.W. Ruby Community Center in Morgantown, WV. The festival brings to you the best in decadent chocolates, distilled spirits prepared by the hands of the finest crafters in the state, and some of the most delectable wines that will ever cross your lips.

February 18: Mylan Park is hosting the 10th Annual Bob Huggins Fish Fry, starting at 6 p.m., which benefits the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment Fund. Standard tickets cost $130, and students can purchase discounted tickets for $65.

March 5 and 6: The 20th Annual West Virginia Fishing, Hunting & Outdoor Sports Show takes place at Mylan Park this year. The show is over 53,000 square feet and offers more than 150 vendor booths. Register to win great prizes. The first 50 people each day will receive a FREE gift. Enjoy seminars, unique attractions, and the Family “Fun Zone.” Daily admission is $10 for adults and $2 for children ages 7-12 — children under 6 years of age are free.



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Ice skate at the Morgantown Ice Arena, located near White Park in Morgantown, WV.

Grab your skis and trek cross country at Alpine Lake Resort, which is nestled in Terra Alta, WV.

Take the family XC skiing, snowboarding, or sledding at Chestnut Ridge Park and Campground in Bruceton Mills, WV. These activities are free of charge and available from dawn to dusk, whenever weather conditions permit.

Enjoy a nice winter stroll with your furry friend on one of West Virginia Botanic Garden’s trails.

Grab your favorite boots and take a winter hike at White Park, which features five miles of wooded trails in Morgantown, WV, just a stone’s throw from town.

Head to Snake Hill Wildlife Management Area for a snowshoeing adventure.

Go on a guided museum tour at Arthurdale Heritage Inc. The New Deal Homestead Museum is a multibuilding museum comprised of a forge filled with original tools, a service station reminiscent of a bygone era, the historic Center Hall, the original federal government administration building, and a fully restored Arthurdale homestead.

Shop the Winter Farmers Market at Mylan Park throughout January and February for handcrafted and locally grown produce and goods. The market is open every other Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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