Mark Your Calendar – 2023 Spring Events in the Mountain State

Fairs and festivals are part of what makes time spent in Almost Heaven unforgettable. From vibrant natural beauty to charming mountain towns, there’s a multitude of memories to be made in the Mountain State this spring. Known for bringing together family and friends from near and far, you won’t want to miss attending any of these authentic West Virginia events.

Wildflower Festival

April 22 | Hillsboro, WV

Witness spring come to life before your eyes with beautiful wildflowers galore at this Hillsboro festival. Participate in a guided wildflower walk, arts and crafts for all ages or even take on the rugged Ramp 5K race.

Ramps & Rails Festival

April 29 | Elkins, WV

Featuring one of Almost Heaven’s best seasonal eats, the annual Ramps and Rails Festival is one you won’t want to miss. Taste test a variety of ramp-themes foods, vote for your favorite craft vendor or board the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad for a scenic ride.

New River Gorge Rim to Rim Race

May 6 | Fayetteville, WV

Challenge yourself with this bucket list road race that spans from one side of the New River Gorge to the other. Take in breathtaking views of the nation’s newest national park while traversing the course and be rewarded with a delicious, post-race brunch at Adventures on the Gorge Resort.

Strawberry Festival

May 13-21 | Buckhannon, WV

This week-long event is a unique, traditional, and tasty celebration to honor the strawberry harvest. Events include a parade, carnival, arts and craft show, gift shop and of course, strawberry treats of all kinds.

Martinsburg Wine Fest

May 20 | Martinsburg, WV

Held in the Historic Boydville District of Martinsburg, this beloved event features local West Virginia wineries, scrumptious food vendors and multiple live music acts.

Three Rivers Festival

May 25-27 | Fairmont, WV

This 3-day affair has been a local tradition since 1983 and includes a pageant, carnival, grand parade, food contests, car show and live entertainment. Let the Monongahela, Tygart and West Fork Rivers lead you to a weekend of fun.

Oglebay Backyard BBQ Festival

May 26-28 | Wheeling, WV

Indulge in the pleasures of summer with this fun-filled weekend at Oglebay Resort. Sip on beer or bourbon and listen to live bands all while savoring some of the best BBQ in the country.

Vandalia Gathering

May 26-28 | Charleston, WV

This event brings together the finest traditional Appalachian musicians for a weekend of great picking in the state’s capitol city of Charleston. You’ll also find traditional dances taking place as well as exhibits showcasing West Virginia folklife.

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This post was last updated on May 12, 2023