FESTIVALS & EVENTS

Summer Festivals & Events

Fairs and festivals are part of what make the summer season in Almost Heaven so memorable. Mark down a few of these on your calendar – you won’t want to miss them!

May

  • West Virginia Strawberry FestivalBuckhannon: This strawberry festival has been delighting folks from near and far for nearly 80 years. With eight days of festival fun, you can expect to find arts and craft exhibits, quilt shows, photography shows, live entertainment, car shows and more. 
  • Martinsburg Wine FestMartinsburg: The Martinsburg Wine Fest brings together amazing wineries, great music and tasty food that is sure to please the palate; all while surrounded by the beauty of the historic Boydville mansion.

June

  • Mountain Music FestivalOak Hill: The Mountain Music Festival at ACE Adventure Resort features over 25 bands on a beautiful mountaintop stage along with a few thousand of your closest friends. Plus, tasty food, creative vendors, mind-blowing visual artists, fun workshops and glorious camping. This is Appalachia’s destination music festival featuring outdoor adventures alongside your favorite music.
  • Lewisburg Chocolate FestivalLewisburg:  Visit the annual Lewisburg Chocolate Festival where more than 40 chocolate vendors from around the country share their chocolate delicacies while celebrity chefs demonstrate some exciting desserts and dishes.
  • FestivALLCharleston: Each June, FestivALL turns Charleston into a work of art with music, visual art, dance, theater and family fun!

July

  • Contemporary American Theater FestivalShepherdstown: The Contemporary American Theater Festival produces the newest plays in America, in the oldest town in West Virginia. Discover the ultimate theater experience in historic Shepherdstown.
  • Mountain State Art and Craft FairRipley: This annual festival on 4th of July weekend has a little bit of something for everyone. It features incredible artisans, Appalachian music and delicious food.
  • Ripley’s 4th of July Celebration, Ripley: If you’re in town for Ripley’s Mountain State Art and Craft Fest, you have to experience their Fourth of July which has been billed as “America’s Largest Small Town Independence Celebration.” 
  • Upper Ohio Valley Italian FestivalWheeling: This Italian heritage festival combines good food with good people. It’s the undisputed granddaddy of outdoor festivals in this area of the country and one of the largest in West Virginia.

August

  • State FairLewisburg: No summer celebration would be complete without the State Fair of West Virginia. It has everything you’d imagine – carnival games, live music, fantastic food, livestock shows and more!
  • Spartan RaceGlen Jean: Spartan is the global leader in obstacle course racing and each year they bring challenges to the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Glen Jean. Adventure seekers & adrenaline junkies – this event is for you!

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