Best of June in WV
Here is just a sampling of some of the fun and exciting events this month in the Mountain State:
1. Canaan Valley Birding Festival
June 2-5, Canaan Valley Resort
Canaan Valley’s unique northern boreal ecosystem makes it a breeding ground for a wide variety of neotropical birds, including bobolinks, scarlet tanagers, warblers, Baltimore orioles and more. Join educational sessions or wildflower and butterfly walks at this event geared toward all levels of birders and nature lovers.
2. Bramwell Tour of Homes
June 4, Bramwell
During the coal boom at the turn of the 20th century, the secluded mountain town of Bramwell was home to the most millionaires per capita in the United States. The coal barons’ stately Victorian homes are beautifully preserved, with their original ornate woodwork; leaded and stained-glass windows; slate, copper and tile roofs; fancy parlors; indoor swimming pools and even ballrooms.
The Bramwell Tour of Homes invites you inside these historic homes on a walking tour. Stroll the brick streets and listen to costumed interpreters recount the town’s early days.
3. Old Central City Days
Huntington, June 10-12
In West Huntington’s historic district, Old Central City is the Antique Capital of the Tri-State. During the annual Old Central City Days, visit the many shops and dealers while you enjoy special events and activities along the 4-block area.
You can also browse craft and artisan vendors, great food, concerts in the Park Gazebo and an Antique Extravaganza in the Farmers Market Area.
June 16-27, Charleston
The Capital City becomes a work of art during this annual street festival in downtown Charleston. It revolves around street performances, art exhibits and locally sourced food.
There are more than 130 events to choose from, but some of the featured favorites are Woofstock & Wieners; Smoke on the Water Chili Cookoff; Wine and All That Jazz; Blues, Craft Brews & BBQ; The Mayor’s Concert with The Temptations and The Four Tops; and local productions of “The Wiz.”
5. Hatfield-McCoy Reunion Festival
June 17-18, Matewan
Descendants from both famous feuding families come together to host this annual celebration with live music, food and craft vendors, airboat rides and narrated tours of the feud sites.
There might not be any more feudin’ or fightin’ here, but a bit of friendly rivalry remains between the 2 families— you can definitely see it in the epic Tug of War match that pits them head-to-head.
6. Zoo Brew
June 25, Oglebay Resort, Wheeling
IPAs and porters and ales– oh, my! Party with the animals and have a wild time at Oglebay’s 7th annual Good Zoo Brew.
If you’re 21 and older, stroll through the zoo grounds and sample more than 80 varieties of craft beer. Zoo Brew also will have live music and special visitors from the Columbus Zoo.
June 25-26, Martinsburg
Martinsburg’s OddFest is a celebration of all that’s “weird, wild and wonderful.” Throughout the weekend, travel from one event to another at your leisure, then enjoy a free concert in the town square.
Check out some of the offbeat favorites at stops like the North American Bushcraft School, Museums of Berkeley County, Haunted History & Legends Walking Tour, Orr’s Farm Market, Black Draft Distillery, Berkeley Art Works and more.
For more ideas, check out our events calendar or request a free copy of the Wild, Wonderful West Virginia 2016 Official State Travel Guide.
This post was last updated on March 16, 2022