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Folklife*Fairs*Festivals 2016

GOLDENSEAL’S “Folklife*Fairs*Festivals” calendar is prepared three to six months in advance of publication. The information was accurate as far as we could determine at the time the magazine went to press. However, it is advisable to check with the organization or event to make certain that the date or location has not been changed. The phone numbers given are all within the West Virginia (304) area code unless otherwise noted. Information for events at West Virginia State Parks and other major festivals is also available by calling 1-800-CALL-WVA. An on-line version of this list, which includes links to many of the events, is posted on our Website at www.wvculture.org/goldenseal/fflist.html

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March 12      11th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Mt. Nebo  (445-5330)

March 17-20   Irish Spring Festival
Ireland (452-8962) https://www.facebook.com/Irish-Spring-Festival-110828812328952/

March 18-20   George Washington’s Bathtub Celebration
Berkeley Springs (1-800-447-8797) www.berkeleysprings.com

March 18-19   17th Annual Sisters Fest
Sistersville (532-8403)  www.sistersfest.com

March 19-20   W.Va. Maple Syrup Festival
Pickens (924-5096)   http://pickenswv.squarespace.com  

April 9   Lewisburg Chocolate Festival
Lewisburg 1-888-702-1364 http://lewisburgchocolatefestival.com/   

April 9-10   Wildwater River Festival
Webster Springs (847-2145)

April 16    Scottish & Celtic Heritage Festival
Parkersburg (488-8009)

April 24-24   24th Spring Mountain Festival
Petersburg (257-2722) www.gowv.com

April 23  78th Feast of the Ramson
Richwood (846-6790)  www.richwoodchamberofcommerce.org

April 30  Ramps and Rail Festival
Elkins (635-7803) http://elkinsdepot.com/2015-ramps-and-rail-festival/

April 30  Helvetia Ramp Dinner
Helvetia (924-6435) www.helvetiawv.com  

May 2-7   New River Birding and Nature Fest
Lansing (465-5617) http://www.birding-wv.com/

May 6-8   14th Scottish Heritage Festival & Celtic Gathering
Bridgeport (842-0370) www.northcentralwestvirginiascottishfestival.com

May 7     Cheat River Festival
Albright (329-3621)  www.cheat.org

May 7     Heritage Farm Spring Festival
Huntington (522-1244) www.heritagefarmmuseum.com

May 7     12th Annual Engines & Wheels Festival
North Bend State Park (628-3587) http://www.northbendsp.com/

May 7     W.Va. Marble Festival
Paden City (337-2264) http://westvirginiamarblecollectorsclub.com/thumb/phpThumb.php?src=/g_photos/1448116930.wvglasspaden.jpg&w=800&q=90 

May 7-8  SpringFest
Franklin (358-3884)  www.visitpendleton.com

May 7-8   Antique Steam & Gas Engine Show
Point Pleasant (675-5737)  www.wvfarmmuseum.org

May 8     108th Observance of Mother’s Day
Grafton (265-5549)

May 11-12   Mother’s Day Founder’s Festival
Webster (265-5549)   

May 13-15      Webster County Nature Tour
Camp Caesar (847-2467) http://gotowv.com/event/webster-county-nature-tour/

May 14    St. Albans Founders Day
St. Albans (395-0155) www.stalbanshistory.com

May 14-22 75th W.Va. Strawberry Festival
Buckhannon (472-9036)  www.wvstrawberryfestival.com

May 20-22   Siege of Fort Randolph
Point Pleasant (675-7933) www.fortrandolph.org

May 20-22  River City Festival of the Arts
Rowlesburg (329-1240)  www.rowlesburg.info

May 20-22 Dandelion Festival
White Sulphur Springs (536-5060) www.wvdandelionfestival.com 

May 26-28   Three Rivers Festival
Fairmont (366-5084) http://wvthreeriversfestival.org

May 26-29 Webster County Woodchopping Festival
Webster Springs (847-7666)  www.visitwebsterwv.com

May 27-29 40th Vandalia Gathering
State Capitol Complex/Charleston (558-0162) www.wvculture.org

May 30    Bramwell Annual Memorial Day Celebration
Bramwell (248-7114)

June 4    Bramwell Spring Home Tour
Bramwell (248-8381)  www.bramwellwv.com/townevents.html

June 4    Mountain Music Festival
Caretta (875-3418) www.bigcreekpeopleinaction.org

June 4    PattyFest
Fairmont (641-2376)   www.facebook.com/pattyfest

June 10-11    14th Annual St. Spyridon Greek Festival
Clarksburg (203-2257) www.stspyridon.wv.goarch.org

June 10-12    Old Central City Days Festival
West Huntington (544-4880) www.oldcentralcity.com

June 11-12    Ronceverte River Festival
Ronceverte (647-3825) https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ronceverte-River-Festival/179732622068090  

June 16-19    Hometown Mountain Heritage Festival
Ansted (658-5038) http://www.anstedwv.com/festivals-and-events.html

June 16-19    W.Va. State Folk Festival
Glenville (462-5000) www.wvstatefolkfestival.com

June 16-27    FestivALL
Charleston (470-0489)  www.festivallcharleston.com

June 17-18    Hatfield-McCoy Reunion Festival
Matewan (426-4522) www.facebook.com/hmmarathonfestival

June 17-19    Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival
Parkersburg (428-5554) www.movmcf.org

June 18   Charles Town Heritage Festival
Charles Town (725-2311) http://www.ransonwv.us/131/Charles-Town-Heritage-Festival

June 18-19   Wheeling Arts & Culture Fest
Wheeling (280-2616) http://wheelingartsfest.com/

June 21-25    W.Va. Coal Festival
Madison (369-9118) www.boonecountywv.org

June 22-25    36th Music in the Mountains Bluegrass Festival
Summersville (706-864-7203)  http://adamsbluegrass.com

June 23-26    W.Va. Quilt Festival
Summersville (775-5049) www.wvquilters.org

June 25   Shepherdstown Street Fest
Shepherdstown (1-855-787-3383)  www.shepherdstownstreetfest.org

June 25-26    19th Annual Little Levels Heritage Fair
Hillsboro (653-8563)  www.littlelevelsheritagefair.com
 
June 30-July 2   26th Annual Point Pleasant Sternwheel Regatta
Point Pleasant (593-2404) www.pointpleasantregatta.org

July 6-10 49th Annual Pioneer Days
Marlinton (799-4452) www.pocahontascountywv.com

July 8-10     John Henry Days
Talcott (890-7983) http://johnhenryhistoricalpark.com/john-henry-days.html

July 9    New Deal Festival
Arthurdale (864-3959)  www.newdealfestival.org

July 9   23rd Wileyville Homecoming
Wileyville  (386-4532) 

July 13-17    Durbin Days
Durbin (1-800-336-7009)  www.pocahontascountywv.com

July 17-23    Cowen Historical Railroad Festival
Cowen (847-2145)  www.visitwebsterwv.com 

July 22-24    Beverly Heritage Days
Beverly (637-7424)  www.beverlyheritagecenter.org

July 22-24  34th Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival
Wheeling (233-1090)  www.italyfest.com

July 24-31    66th Mt. State Gospel Singers Convention
Mt. Nebo (622-0546)  www.wvgospelsing.com

July 30   W.Va. Hot Dog Festival
Huntington (525-7788)  www.wvhotdogfestival.com

July 31-August 6   Cherry River Festival
Richwood (846-9114)  www.richwoodchamberofcommerce.org

August 1-7    W.Va. State Water Festival
Hinton (466-5332)   http://wvstatewaterfestival.wix.com

August 2-7    Pickin’ in Parsons Bluegrass Festival
Parsons (478-3515) http://www.fiverivercampground.com/pickin-in-parsons.html 

August 3-7    Appalachian String Band Music Festival
Camp Washington-Carver/Clifftop (558-0162) www.wvculture.org

August 4-6    W.Va. Blackberry Festival
Nutter Fort (622-3206)  www.wvblackberry.com  

August 5-7    W.Va. Peach Festival
Romney (822-7477) https://www.facebook.com/pages/West-Virginia-Peach-Festival/283648491771214   

August 12-14  Augusta Heritage Festival
Elkins (637-1209) www.augustaheritagecenter.org

August 12-14  Avalonfest Music Festival
Paw Paw (947-5600) http://www.avalon-resort.com/

August 12-21  State Fair of West Virginia
Fairlea (645-1090) http://statefairofwv.com

August 14    Mahrajan Lebanese Heritage Festival
Wheeling (233-1688)

August 15-20  Town & Country Days
New Martinsville (455-4275) www.townandcountrydays.org

August 19-21  Jefferson County African American Cultural & Heritage Festival
Ranson (724-3682)                       

August 26-28  Appalachian Festival
Beckley (252-7328) www.appalachianfestival.net

August 27-28  W.Va. State Honey Festival
Parkersburg (424-7311 ext 203) http://www.woodrecreation.com/id22.html

August 27-September 4   Oak Leaf Festival
Oak Hill (1-800-927-0263)   www.oakleaffestival.com   

September 2-4 12th Annual Aunt Jennie Festival
Chief Logan State Park (792-7229) http://www.wvculture.org/museum/MITPmod.html

September 2-4 38th W.Va. Italian Heritage Festival
Clarksburg (622-7314)  www.wvihf.com

September 2-4 53rd Rowlesburg Labor Day Celebration
Rowlesburg (454-2441)   www.rowlesburg.info

September 2-4 Jackson’s Mill Jubilee
Weston (269-7328)  www.stonewallcountry.com

September 3-4      Holly River Festival
Holly River State Park (493-6353)  www.visitwebsterwv.com

September 8-11 CultureFest 2016
Pipestem (320-8833)  www.culturefestwv.com

September 9-10 47th Nicholas County Potato Festival
Summersville (872-3722) www.nicholascountypotatofestival.com

September 9-11     26th Annual W.Va. Black Heritage Festival
Clarksburg (627-4314)  www.wvbhf.com

September 9-11     Hampshire Heritage Fest
Romney (822-3371)  www.hampshireheritagefest.com

September 10-11    Helvetia Fair
Helvetia (924-6435)  www.helvetiawv.com

September 10-11    Elizabethtown Festival
Moundsville (845-6200)   www.wvpentours.com

September 15-17   48th Annual Oil & Gas Festival
Sistersville (652-2939)

September 15-18    48th Annual Treasure Mountain Festival
Franklin (358-3298) www.treasuremountainfestival.com

September 15-18    Gauley Fest
Summersville (1-866-262-8428) https://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/Wiki/aw:events_gauley

September 16-17    15th Annual Mothman Festival
Point Pleasant (675-9726)  www.mothmanfestival.com

September 16-18      Mountain State Art & Craft Fair
Cedar Lakes/Ripley (372-3247) www.msacf.com   

September 16-18    Golden Delicious Festival
Clay (332-5018)  https://www.facebook.com/#!/clay.applefestival?fref=ts     

September 17 Camp Creek Fall Festival
Camp Creek State Park (425-9481) http://www.campcreekstatepark.com/packages.html

September 17-18    Country Roads Festival
Hawks Nest State Park (658-5212) http://newrivergorgecvb.com

September 17-18    Harvest Moon Arts and Crafts Festival
Parkersburg (424-7311 ext 203) http://www.greaterparkersburg.com/search/event/major 

September 17-18    Grape Stomping Wine Festival
Summersville (872-7332)  www.kirkwood-wine.com

September 22   W.Va. Storytelling Festival
Prickett’s Fort State Park (363-3030) www.prickettsfort.org

September 22-24    Molasses Festival
Arnoldsburg (377-2772)

September 23-25  St. George Greek Orthodox Church Greek Festival
Huntington (522-7890)  http://www.stgeorgehwv.org/festival/

September 23-25  Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival
Shenandoah Junction (725-2055) www.jeffersoncountywvchamber.org/festival

September 23-25    Volcano Days
Waverly (679-3611)   www.mountwoodpark.org

September 24  W.Va. Roadkill Cook-Off
Marlinton (799-2509)  www.pccocwv.com

September 26-27    Monroe County Autumn Harvest Festival
Union (772-5475) http://www.travelmonroe.com/events.html

September 26-October 1   Rocket Boys Festival
Beckley (992-9085) www.rocketboysfestival.com

September 29-October 2  Preston County Buckwheat Festival
Kingwood (379-2203)  www.buckwheatfest.com

September 30-October 1  Huntersville Traditions Day
Huntersville (1-800-336-7009) www.pocahontascountywv.com  

October 1-2   11th Annual Pumpkin Harvest Festival
Beckley (252-8508)  www.bumfs.org

October 1-2   Country Fall Festival
Point Pleasant (675-5737)   www.wvfarmmuseum.org

October 1-3  43rd Annual Old-Fashioned Apple Harvest Festival
Burlington (289-6010)  www.bumfs.org

October 1-9   80th Mountain State Forest Festival
Elkins (636-1824)  www.forestfestival.com

October 6-9   W.Va. Pumpkin Festival
Milton (743-9696)  www.wvpumpkinpark.com

October 6-9   32nd Salem Apple Butter Fest
Salem (782-1518) www.salemapplebutterfestival.com

October 7-8   Pine Bluff Fall Festival
Pine Bluff (592-1189)

October 8     21st Annual Bramwell Oktoberfest
Bramwell (248-8004) http://visitwv.com/company/bramwell-oktoberfest/   

October 8-9   Burgoo Cook-Off
Webster Springs (847-7291)  www.visitwebsterwv.com

October 9 Oglebay Fest
Wheeling (243-4000)  www.oglebay-resort.com   

October 13-16 W.Va. Black Walnut Festival
Spencer (927-1640) http://wvbwf.com/ 

October 14-15 Bridge Day
Fayetteville (1-800-927-0263)  http://officialbridgeday.com

October 15-16 & October 22-23     Hinton Railroad Days
Hinton (466-3255)  www.hintonwva.com/railroaddays.html  

October 21-23 Fiddlers Reunion
D&E College/Elkins (637-1209)  www.augustaheritagecenter.org

October 21-23 36th Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival
Martinsburg (263-2500)  www.msahf.com

October 28-29 W.Va. Book Festival
Charleston (343-4646 ext 1287) http://wvbookfestival.org/

December 10   Feast of the Seven Fishes
Fairmont (366-0468)
http://marioncvb.com/event/feast-of-the-seven-fishes/

GOLDENSEAL requests its readers’ help in preparing this listing. If you would like your festival or event to appear in the 2017 “Folklife*Fairs*Festivals,” please send us information on the name of the event, dates, location, and the contact person or organization, along with their mailing address, phone number, and Website, if available. We must have this information by January 7, 2017, in order to meet our printing deadline. GOLDENSEAL regrets that, due to space limitations, Fourth of July celebrations are no longer included in this listing.