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Folklife*Fairs*Festivals 2015

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 13-15   George Washington’s Bathtub Celebration
Berkeley Springs (1-800-447-8797) www.berkeleysprings.com

March 14    29th Annual Irish Heritage Festival
Pipestem Resort State Park (466-1800) www.pipestemresort.com

March 14-15   Irish Spring Festival
Ireland (452-8952)

March 20-22   Upper Potomac Spring Dulcimer Festival
Shepherdstown (263-2531)  http://upmw.smad.us

March 20-22   16th Annual Sisters Fest
Sistersville (532-8403)  www.sistersfest.com

March 21      Festival of Nations
Weirton (479-7266)  www.weirtonmuseum.com

March 21-22   W.Va. Maple Syrup Festival
Pickens (924-5096)   http://pickenswv.squarespace.com  

April 11  67th Annual Quartets on Parade
Wardensville (874-3951) 

April 11-12   Wildwater River Festival
Webster Springs (847-2145)   www.visitwebsterwv.com   

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

April 18  Scottish & Celtic Heritage Festival
Parkersburg (488-8009)

April 24-26   23rd Spring Mountain Festival
Petersburg (257-2722) www.gowv.com

April 18  77th Feast of the Ramson
Richwood (846-6790)  www.richwoodchamberofcommerce.org

April 25  Helvetia Ramp Dinner
Helvetia (924-6435) www.helvetiawv.com  

May 1-5   13th Scottish Heritage Festival & Celtic Gathering
Bridgeport (842-0370) www.northcentralwestvirginiascottishfestival.com

May 2     Cheat River Festival
Albright (329-3621)  www.cheat.org

May 2     20th Annual W.Va. Marble Festival
Cairo (740-568-8014) www.magwv.com

May 2     Heritage Farm Spring Festival
Huntington (522-1244) www.heritagefarmmuseum.com

May 2-3  SpringFest
Franklin (358-3884)  www.visitpendleton.com

May 2-3   Antique Steam & Gas Engine Show
Point Pleasant (675-5737)  www.wvfarmmuseum.org

May 8-9   21st Annual Bluegrass Festival
North Bend State Park (643-2931) www.northbendsp.com

May 9    St. Albans Founders Day
St. Albans (395-0155) www.stalbanshistory.com

May 9-10    Mother’s Day Founder’s Festival
Webster (265-5549) 

May 9-17  73rd W.Va. Strawberry Festival
Buckhannon (472-9036)  www.wvstrawberryfestival.com

May 10    107th Observance of Mother’s Day
Grafton (265-5549)

May 15-17   Cass Railfan Weekend
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park (456-4300)  www.msrlha.org

May 15-17   Siege of Fort Randolph
Point Pleasant (675-7933) www.fortrandolph.org

May 21-23   Three Rivers Festival
Fairmont (366-5084) http://wvthreeriversfestival.org

May 22-24 Webster County Woodchopping Festival
Webster Springs (847-7666)  www.visitwebsterwv.com

May 22-24 Dandelion Festival
White Sulphur Springs (536-5060) www.wvdandelionfestival.com 

May 22-24 39th Vandalia Gathering
State Capitol Complex/Charleston (558-0162) www.wvculture.org

May 22-25  River City Festival of the Arts
Rowlesburg (329-1240)  www.rowlesburg.info   
 
June 4-6  53rd Annual Calhoun County Wood Festival
Grantsville (354-9725)

June 5-6      Pine Bluff Festival
Pine Bluff (592-1189) 

June 6    Bramwell Spring Home Tour
Bramwell (248-8381)  www.bramwellwv.com/townevents.html

June 6    Mountain Music Festival
Caretta (875-3418) www.bigcreekpeopleinaction.org

June 6    PattyFest
Fairmont (641-2376)   www.facebook.com/pattyfest

June 6-7    Steam Weekend
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park (456-4300) www.cassrailroad.com

June 12-13    13th Annual St. Spyridon Greek Festival
Clarksburg (203-2257) www.stspyridon.wv.goarch.org

June 13-14    Ronceverte River Festival
Ronceverte (647-3825) 

June 16-20    W.Va. Coal Festival
Madison (369-9118) www.boonecountywv.org

June 18-20    W.Va. Quilt Festival
Summersville (775-5049) www.wvquilters.org

June 18-21    W.Va. State Folk Festival
Glenville (462-5000) www.wvstatefolkfestival.com

June 19-20    Hatfield-McCoy Reunion Festival
Matewan (426-4092) www.facebook.com/hmmarathonfestival

June 19-21    Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival
Parkersburg (428-5554) www.movmcf.org

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

June 19-28    FestivALL
Charleston (470-0489)  www.festivallcharleston.com

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

June 24-27    35th Music in the Mountains Bluegrass Festival
Summersville (706-864-7203)  http://adamsbluegrass.com

June 26-28    18th Annual Little Levels Heritage Fair
Hillsboro (653-8563)  www.littlelevelsheritagefair.com

June 27   South Branch Valley Bluegrass Festival
Romney (822-7300)  http://bluegrass.hampshirewv.com

June 27   Shepherdstown Street Fest
Shepherdstown (1-855-787-3383)  www.shepherdstownstreetfest.org

July 2-4    Mountain State Art & Craft Fair
Cedar Lakes/Ripley (372-3247) www.msacf.com   

July 2-4    Gassaway Days
Gassaway (364-5111)  www.braxtonwv.org

July 2-4   25th Annual Point Pleasant Sternwheel Regatta
Point Pleasant (593-2404) www.pointpleasantregatta.org

July 8-12 48th Annual Pioneer Days
Marlinton (799-4452) www.pocahontascountywv.com

July 11   New Deal Festival
Arthurdale (864-3959)  www.newdealfestival.org

July 11   22nd Wileyville Homecoming
Wileyville  (386-4532) 

july 15-18    Durbin Days
Durbin (1-800-336-7009)  www.pocahontascountywv.com

July 18-25     71st Annual W.Va. Poultry Festival
Moorefield (530-2725) 

July 18-26    Cowen Historical Railroad Festival
Cowen (226-5682)  www.visitwebsterwv.com 

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

July 19-26    65th Mt. State Gospel Singers Convention
Mt. Nebo (622-0546)  www.wvgospelsing.com

July 24-26  33rd Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival
Wheeling (233-1090)  www.italyfest.com

July 25   W.Va. Hot Dog Festival
Huntington (525-7788)  www.wvhotdogfestival.com

July 25-August 2   W.Va. State Water Festival
Hinton (466-5332)   http://wvstatewaterfestival.wix.com

July 27-August 1   Cherry River Festival
Richwood (846-9114)  www.richwoodchamberofcommerce.org

July 29-August 2   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  

July 31-August 2   W.Va. Peach Festival
Romney (788-0903) https://www.facebook.com/pages/West-Virginia-Peach-Festival/283648491771214    

August 7-9    Augusta Heritage Festival
Elkins (637-1209) www.augustaheritagecenter.org

August 9     Mahrajan Lebanese Heritage Festival
Wheeling (233-1688)

August 10-15  Town & Country Days
New Martinsville (455-4275) www.townandcountrydays.org

August 14-16  Jefferson County African American Cultural & Heritage Festival
Ranson (725-9610)

August 14-23  State Fair of West Virginia
Fairlea (645-1090) http://statefairofwv.com

August 26-30  Oak Leaf Festival
Oak Hill (1-800-927-0263)   www.oakleaffestival.com   

August 28-29  Lemonade Festival
Bluefield (589-0239)  www.cityofbluefield.com

August 28-30  Appalachian Festival
Beckley (252-7328) www.appalachianfestival.net

September 4-6 37th W.Va. Italian Heritage Festival
Clarksburg (622-7314)  www.wvihf.com

September 4-6 52nd Rowlesburg Labor Day Celebration
Rowlesburg (454-2441)   www.rowlesburg.info

September 4-6 Jackson’s Mill Jubilee
Weston (269-7328)  www.stonewallcountry.com

September 5-6 11th Annual Aunt Jennie Festival
Chief Logan State Park (792-7229) http://www.wvculture.org/museum/MITPmod.html

September 5-6      Holly River Festival
Holly River State Park (493-6353)  www.visitwebsterwv.com

September 5-7 Apple Butter Weekend
Blennerhassett Island State Park (420-4800) www.blennerhassettislandstatepark.com

September 10-13    CultureFest 2014
Pipestem (320-8833)  www.culturefestwv.com

September 11-12    46th Nicholas County Potato Festival
Summersville (1-866-716-0448) www.nicholascountypotatofestival.com

September 11-13    25th Annual W.Va. Black Heritage Festival
Clarksburg (641-9963)  www.wvbhf.com

September 11-13    Hampshire Heritage Fest
Romney (822-3371)  www.hampshireheritagefest.com

September 12-13    Helvetia Fair
Helvetia (924-6435)  www.helvetiawv.com

September 12-13    Elizabethtown Festival
Moundsville (845-6200)   www.wvpentours.com

September 17-19   47th Annual Oil & Gas Festival
Sistersville (652-2939)

September 17-20    Golden Delicious Festival
Clay (651-7353)  https://www.facebook.com/#!/clay.applefestival?fref=ts     

September 17-20    47th Annual Treasure Mountain Festival
Franklin (358-3298) www.treasuremountainfestival.com

September 19  Charles Town Heritage Festival
Charles Town (725-2311)  www.ctheritagefestival.com

September 19-20    Steam Weekend
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park (456-4300) www.cassrailroad.com

September 19-20    Country Roads Festival
Hawks Nest State Park  (658-5212) http://newrivergorgecvb.com

September 19-20    Harvest Moon Arts and Crafts Festival
Parkersburg (424-7311) http://www.greaterparkersburg.com/search/event/major 

September 19-20    14th Annual Mothman Festival
Point Pleasant (675-9726)  www.mothmanfestival.com

September 19-20    Grape Stomping Wine Festival
Summersville (872-7332)  www.kirkwood-wine.com

September 24-25   W.Va. Storytelling Festival
Prickett’s Fort State Park (363-3030) www.prickettsfort.org

September 24-27    Preston County Buckwheat Festival
Kingwood (379-2203)  www.buckwheatfest.com

September 25-27  St. George Greek Orthodox Church Greek Festival
Huntington (522-7890)  http://www.stgeorgehwv.org/festival/

September 25-27  Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival
Shenandoah Junction (725-2055) www.jeffersoncountywvchamber.org/festival

September 25-27    Volcano Days
Waverly (558-1403)   www.mountwoodpark.org

September 26  W.Va. Roadkill Cook-Off
Marlinton (799-2509)  www.pccocwv.com

September 26-October 4  79th Mountain State Forest Festival
Elkins (636-1824)  www.forestfestival.com

October 1-4   W.Va. Pumpkin Festival
Milton (634-5857)  www.wvpumpkinpark.com

October 1-4   31st Salem Apple Butter Fest
Salem (782-1518) www.salemapplebutterfestival.com     

October 2-3   Huntersville Traditions Day
Huntersville (1-800-336-7009) www.pocahontascountywv.com  

October 2-4   Oglebay Fest
Wheeling (243-4000)  www.oglebay-resort.com   

October 3   Rocket Boys Festival
Beckley (256-1747) www.rocketboysfestival.com 

October 3      Southern W.Va. Italian Festival
Bluefield (589-3317)

October 3-4   10th Annual Pumpkin Harvest Festival
Beckley (252-8508)  www.bumfs.org

October 3-4  42nd Annual Old-Fashioned Apple Harvest Festival
Burlington (289-6010)  www.bumfs.org

October 3-4   Country Fall Festival
Point Pleasant (675-5737)   www.wvfarmmuseum.org

October 8-11  W.Va. Black Walnut Festival
Spencer (927-1640)  

October 10    20th Annual Bramwell Oktoberfest
Bramwell (248-8004)  

October 10    Burgoo Cook-Off
Webster Springs (847-7291)  www.visitwebsterwv.com

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

October 17    Bridge Day
Fayetteville (1-800-927-0263)  http://officialbridgeday.com

October 17    W.Va. State CCC Museum Jubilee
Mount Clare (622-3304)   www.wva-ccc-legacy.org

October 17-18 & October 24-25     Hinton Railroad Days
Hinton (466-3255)  www.hintonwva.com/railroaddays.html  

October 23-24 Fiddlers Reunion
D&E College/Elkins (637-1209)  www.augustaheritagecenter.org

December 12   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 2016 “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, 2016, 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.