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2014 Folklife*Fairs*Festivals

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 7-9      Upper Potomac Spring Dulcimer Festival
Shepherdstown (263-2531)  http://upmw.smad.us

March 14-15   15th Annual Sisters Fest
Sistersville (218-820-1772) www.sistersfest.com

March 14-16   George Washington’s Bathtub Celebration
Berkeley Springs (1-800-447-8797) www.berkeleysprings.com

March 15    28th Annual Irish Heritage Festival
Pipestem Resort State Park (466-1800) www.pipestemresort.com

March 15-16   Irish Spring Festival
Ireland (452-8952)

March 15-16   W.Va. Maple Syrup Festival
Pickens (924-5096)  http://pickenswv.squarespace.com  

March 21-23   Civil War Weekend
Hurricane (562-0518) http://civilwardayswv.com  

April 12  Lewisburg Chocolate Festival
Lewisburg (1-888-702-1364) http://lewisburgchocolatefestival.com

April 12  66th Annual Quartets on Parade Festival
Wardensville (874-3951)

April 12-13   Wildwater River Festival
Webster Springs (847-2145)  www.visitwebsterwv.com   

April 19       Scottish & Celtic Heritage Festival
Parkersburg (488-8009)

April 25-27   22nd Spring Mountain Festival
Petersburg (257-2722) www.gowv.com

April 26  Helvetia Ramp Dinner
Helvetia (924-6435)  www.helvetiawv.com

April 26      76th Feast of the Ramson
Richwood (846-6790) www.richwoodchamberofcommerce.org

May 2-4   Scottish Heritage Festival & Celtic Gathering
Bridgeport (842-0370) www.scots-westvirginia.org

May 2-4  SpringFest
Franklin (358-3884)  www.visitpendleton.com

May 2-4     Three Rivers Festival
Fairmont (366-5084)

May 3     Cheat River Festival
Albright (329-3621)  www.cheat.org

May 3     18th Annual W.Va. Marble Festival
Cairo (269-5006) www.magwv.com

May 3     Heritage Farm Spring Festival
Huntington (522-1244) www.heritagefarmmuseum.com

May 3-4   Antique Steam & Gas Engine Show
Point Pleasant (675-5737)  www.wvfarmmuseum.org

May 9-10  20th Annual Bluegrass Festival
North Bend State Park (643-2931) www.northbendsp.com

May 10    Bramwell Spring Home Tour
Bramwell (248-8381)  www.bramwellwv.com/townevents.html

May 10      Mother’s Day Founder’s Festival
Webster (265-5549)  www.annajarvismuseum.com

May 10    St. Albans Founders Day
St. Albans (395-0155) www.stalbanshistory.com

May 10-18 73rd W.Va. Strawberry Festival
Buckhannon (472-9036) www.wvstrawberryfestival.com

May 11    105th Observance of Mother’s Day
Grafton (265-5549) www.annajarvismuseum.com

May 16-18   Cass Railfan Weekend
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park (456-4300)  www.msrlha.org

May 16-18   Siege of Fort Randolph
Point Pleasant (675-7933) www.fortrandolph.org

May 22-25 Webster County Woodchopping Festival
Webster Springs (847-7666)  www.visitwebsterwv.com

May 22-26 Dandelion Festival
White Sulphur Springs (536-5060) www.wssmainstreet.org

May 23-25  River City Festival of the Arts
Rowlesburg (329-1240)        www.rowlesburg.info  

May 23-25 38th Vandalia Gathering
State Capitol Complex/Charleston (558-0162) www.wvculture.org

June 3-7  52nd Annual Calhoun County Wood Festival
Grantsville (354-9725) www.calhouncountywoodfestival.com

June 6-7  13th Annual Greek Food Festival
Clarksburg (624-5331) www.stspyridon.wv.goarch/org

June 7    Mountain Music Festival
Caretta (875-3418) www.bigcreekpeopleinaction.org

June 7    PattyFest
Fairmont (641-2376)

June 7-8  15th Annual Bluegrass & Gospel Festival
Hamlin (824-7748)

June 7-8   Ronceverte River Festival
Ronceverte (647-3825)

June 13-15    Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival
Shenandoah Junction (1-800-624-0577) www.jeffersoncountywvchamber.org/festival

June 17-21    W.Va. Coal Festival
Madison (369-9118) www.boonecountywv.org

June 19-21    Old Central City Days Festival
West Huntington (544-4880) www.oldcentralcity.com

June 19-21    W.Va. Quilt Festival
Summersville (775-5049) www.wvquilters.org

June 19-21    W.Va. State Folk Festival
Glenville (462-5000) www.wvstatefolkfestival.com

June 20   W.Va. Day Celebration
Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park (420-4800)
www.blennerhassettislandstatepark.com

June 20-22    Hatfield-McCoy Reunion Festival
Matewan (426-4092) 

June 20-22    Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival
Parkersburg (428-5554) www.movmcf.org

June 20-29    FestivALL
Charleston (470-0489) www.festivallcharleston.com

June 25-28    34th Music in the Mountains Bluegrass Festival
Summersville (706-864-7203)

June 26-28   24th Annual Point Pleasant Sternwheel Regatta
Point Pleasant (593-2404) www.pointpleasantregatta.org

June 27-29    17th Annual Little Levels Heritage Fair
Hillsboro (653-8563)  www.littlelevelsheritagefair.com

June 28   South Branch Valley Bluegrass Festival
Romney (822-7300)  

July 3-5    Mountain State Art & Craft Fair
Cedar Lakes/Ripley (372-3247)   www.msacf.com

July 4-6  Gassaway Days
Gassaway (364-5111) www.braxtonwv.org

July 9-13 47th Annual Pioneer Days
Marlinton (799-4452) www.pocahontascountywv.com

July 12   New Deal Festival
Arthurdale (864-3959)  www.newdealfestival.org

July 12   21st Wileyville Homecoming
Wileyville  (386-4532)

July 19-20    Beverly Heritage Days
Beverly (637-7424) www.historicbeverly.org

July 20-27    64th Mt. State Gospel Singers Convention
Mt. Nebo (622-0546) http://wvgospelsing.com/calendar.html

July 21-26     70th Annual W.Va. Poultry Festival
Moorefield (530-2725) www.visithardy.com/events

July 25-27    32nd Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival
Wheeling (233-1090)  www.italyfest.com

July 26   W.Va. Hot Dog Festival
Huntington (525-7788)

July 27-August 2   Cherry River Festival
Richwood (846-9114)

July 30-August 3   Appalachian String Band Music Festival
Camp Washington-Carver/Clifftop (558-0162) www.wvculture.org

July 31-August 2   W.Va. Blackberry Festival
Nutter Fort (622-3206)   www.wvblackberry.com

August 1-3    Lemonade Festival
Bluefield (589-0239) www.bluefieldpreservationsociety.com

August 2  Swiss National Day
Helvetia (924-6435) http://helvetiawv.com

August 8-10   Augusta Festival
Elkins (637-1209) www.augustaheritagecenter.org

August 8-10   W.Va. Peach Festival
Romney (788-0903)

August 8-16   State Fair of West Virginia
Fairlea (645-1090) http://statefairofwv.com

August 10    Mahrajan Lebanese Heritage Festival
Wheeling (233-1688)

August 11-16  Town & Country Days
New Martinsville (455-4275) http://wetzelcvb.org

August 15-17  Jefferson County African American Cultural & Heritage Festival
Ranson (725-9610)

August 22-24  Appalachian Festival
Beckley (252-7328) www.appalachianfestival.net

August 29-31  Jackson’s Mill Jubilee
Weston (269-7328) www.stonewallcountry.com 

August 29-31  36th W.Va. Italian Heritage Festival
Clarksburg (622-7314)  www.wvihf.com

August 30-31  Apple Butter Weekend
Blennerhassett Island (420-4800) www.blennerhassettislandstatepark.com

August 30-31  Oak Leaf Festival
Oak Hill (1-800-927-0263) www.newrivergorgecvb.com

August 30-31  10th Annual Aunt Jennie Festival
Chief Logan State Park (792-7229)

August 30-September 1   51st Rowlesburg Labor Day Celebration
Rowlesburg (454-2441)

September 4-7 CultureFest 2013
Pipestem (425-6425) www.culturefestwv.com

September 5-7 24th Annual W.Va. Black Heritage Festival
Clarksburg (641-9963)   www.wvbhf.com

September 6   Hampshire Heritage Fest
Romney (822-3647)  www.hampshireheritagefest.com

September 11-13   46th Annual Oil & Gas Festival
Sistersville (652-2939)

September 12-13    45th Nicholas County Potato Festival
Summersville (1-866-716-0448) www.nicholascountypotatofestival.com

September 13-14    Elizabethtown Festival
Moundsville (845-6200) www.wvpentours.com  

September 13-14    Helvetia Fair
Helvetia (924-6435)  www.helvetiawv.com

September 18-21    46th Annual Treasure Mountain Festival
Franklin (358-3298) www.treasuremountainfestival.com

September 18-21    Golden Delicious Festival
Clay (651-7353)    www.claygoldendeliciousfestival.com

September 20  Charles Town Heritage Festival
Charles Town (725-2311)

September 20  13th Annual Mothman Festival
Point Pleasant (675-9726)  www.mothmanfestival.com

September 20-21    Country Roads Festival
Hawks Nest State Park  (658-5212)

September 20-21    Grape Stomping Wine Festival
Summersville (872-7332) www.kirkwood-wine.com

September 20-21    Harvest Moon Arts and Crafts Festival
Parkersburg (424-7311)

September 25-26   W.Va. Storytelling Festival
Prickett’s Fort State Park (363-3030) www.prickettsfort.org

September 26-28  Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival
Shenandoah Junction (725-2055) www.jeffersoncountywvchamber.org/festival

September 26-28    St. George Greek Orthodox Church Greek Festival
Huntington (522-7890) http://www.stgeorgehwv.org/festival/  

September 26-28    Volcano Days
Waverly (558-1403) www.mountwoodpark.org

September 26-29    Preston County Buckwheat Festival
Kingwood (379-2203)  www.buckwheatfest.com

September 27  W.Va. Roadkill Cook-Off
Marlinton (799-2509)  www.pccocwv.com

September 27-28    Capon Bridge Founders Day
Capon Bridge (856-1118) www.cbfoundersdayfestival.com

September 27-October 5  78th Mountain State Forest Festival
Elkins (636-1824) www.forestfestival.com

October 2-5   30th Salem Apple Butter Fest
Salem (782-1518)   www.salemapplebutterfestival.com

October 2-5   W.Va. Pumpkin Festival
Milton (634-5857) www.wvpumpkinpark.com

October 3-4   Huntersville Traditions Day
Huntersville (1-800-336-7009)  www.pocahontascountywv.com

October 3-4   Pine Bluff Fall Festival
Pine Bluff (592-1189)

October 3-5   Oglebay Fest
Wheeling (243-4000) www.oglebay-resort.com  

October 3-5     Rocket Boys Festival
Beckley (580-3908) www.rocketboysfestival.com

October 4     Freshwater Folk Festival
White Sulphur Springs (536-1361) www.freshwaterfolkfestival.org

October 4      Southern W.Va. Italian Festival
Bluefield (589-3317) www.visitmercercounty.com

October 4-5   Country Fall Festival
Point Pleasant (675-5737) www.wvfarmmuseum.org

October 4-5  41st Annual Old-Fashioned Apple Harvest Festival
Burlington (289-6010) www.bumfs.org/apple_information.htm

October 9-12  W.Va. Black Walnut Festival
Spencer (927-1640) www.wvblackwalnutfestival.org

October 11    19th Annual Bramwell Oktoberfest
Bramwell (248-8004) www.bramwelloktoberfest.com

October 16-19 35th Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival
Martinsburg (263-2500) www.msahf.com

October 18    Bridge Day
Fayetteville (1-800-927-0263) www.officialbridgeday.com

October 18    W.Va. State CCC Museum Jubilee
Mount Clare (622-3304) www.wva-ccc-legacy.org

October 18-19 & October 25-26     Hinton Railroad Days
Hinton (466-6100)  www.hintonwva.com/railroaddays.html

October 25    Halloween Train
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park (456-4300) www.cassrailroad.com

October 31-November 2   Fiddlers Reunion
D&E College/Elkins (637-1209) http://augustaheritagecenter.org

December 5-7  18th Century Christmas Market
Prickett’s Fort State Park (363-3030)  www.prickettsfort.org

December 13   Feast of the Seven Fishes
Fairmont (366-0468) www.mainstreetfairmont.org

GOLDENSEAL requests its readers’ help in preparing this listing. If you would like your festival or event to appear in the 2015 “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, 2015, 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.