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Irish Road Bowling – Barbour County Fair

Irish Road Bowling consists of a ball made of iron and steel that is heavy enough to pick up speed, yet small enough for any person to handle. Besides the basic rules and terms, all you do is hurl this 28 oz. sized "bowl" with an underhand motion over a 1 to 2 mile country road and see how far it goes! Scored like golf, the fewest number of shots from the start to the finish line wins. Irish Road Bowling is similar to fast pitch softball, except with a running start. It's also like bowling if you had enough room to run 10 or 15 yards. Irish Road Bowling is ideal for young athletes or seniors who are looking to enjoy a scenic walk on a country road, combined with an ancient and exciting, but not overly strenuous, sport! History of the area: First land battle of the Civil War, largest covered bridge in WV, Point Pleasant Road starts high on the ridge-top, great views, then a long downhill curve to the fairgrounds. Bowling begins Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

Annual Blue & Gray Reunion

Weekend events commemorating the First Land Battle of the Civil War fought in Philippi, VA June 3, 1861...reenactments, skirmishes, Confederate and Union camps, crafters and food vendors, Grand Parade, horse and buggy parade, Kids' Day/Walking History, tours of historic Barbour County Courthouse, 5K race, kayak and SUP races, live entertainment, Community Choir Concert, Civil War Ball, Chili CookOff, quilt show, and ladies' tea.

New Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner at Adaland

Special menu with complementary glass of champagne. Live Music. Adults $40.00 plus tip. Reservations are required and limited to 10 per caller. Reservations for six or more must be paid in advance. Credit card, check or cash accepted with 10% house gratuity. Seatings 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Second Christmas Buffet Dinner at Adaland

The mansion house cook, Lucy Williamson, prepares a buffet table spread with seasonal delectables including ham, turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and other vegetables, salad with Lucy’s secret dressing, homemade rolls warm from the oven, a dessert table heavy with pies and Christmas desserts, and Adaland’s signature peach iced tea. Adults $20.00 plus tip. Children $10.00 plus tip. Reservations are required and limited to 10 per caller. Reservations for six or more must be paid in advance. Credit card, check or cash accepted with 10% house gratuity.

Buffet Christmas Tea at Adaland

Assorted fresh fruit and tea sandwiches, mini desserts with variety of hot teas and punch. Adults $20 plus tip. Children $10.00 plus tip. Limited seating. Reservations are required and limited to 10 per caller. Reservations for six or more must be paid in advance. Credit card, check or cash accepted with 10% house gratuity.

First Christmas Buffet Dinner at Adaland

The mansion house cook, Lucy Williamson, prepares a buffet table spread with seasonal delectables including ham, turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and other vegetables, salad with Lucy’s secret dressing, homemade rolls warm from the oven, a dessert table heavy with pies and Christmas desserts, and Adaland’s signature peach iced tea. Adults $20.00 plus tip. Children $10.00 plus tip. Reservations are required and limited to 10 per caller. Reservations for six or more must be paid in advance. Credit card, check or cash accepted with 10% house gratuity.

Christmas Open House with Santa’s Bake Shop at Adaland

Guests may walk through the house with no admission charge. Guests are offered a free cookie, a cup of coffee, or hot tea while they visit and are welcomed by twinkling lights, red velvet ribbons, garlands, and wreathes as well as Christmas trees in every room. HOMEMADE COOKIES TO ORDER: Santa’s Bake Shop features Christmas cookies baked for the occasion by Adaland Board member Jeannie Mozley. Ordered cookies by the dozen may be pick up. Gift Shop Open.

Philippi Christmas Parade

Join us for our annual Philippi Christmas parade! Afterwards, the Philip Barbour High School Band will perform a special concert during the tree-lighting ceremony, and children will have the opportunity to meet Santa at the gazebo!

Thanksgiving Buffet Dinner at Adaland

First of our holiday celebrations. The buffet dinner features a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Adaland’s own cook of 14 years, Lucy Williamson, prepares a buffet table spread with seasonal delectables including ham, turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and other vegetables, salad with Lucy’s secret dressing, homemade rolls warm from the oven, a dessert table heavy with pies and cakes of the season, and Adaland’s signature peach iced tea. Adults $20.00 plus tip. Children $10.00 plus tip. Reservations are required and limited to 10 per caller. Reservations for six or more must be paid in advance. Credit card, check or cash accepted with 10% house gratuity.

High Tea and Royal Tea at Adaland

HIGH TEA at 2 p.m. Assorted fresh fruit and tea sandwiches, mini desserts with variety of hot teas and punch. Adults $25 plus tip. Reservations Required. ROYAL TEA at 5 p.m. A glass of champagne and a course of little savories is added for Royal Tea. Adults $30 plus tip. Reservations Required. Reservations for six or more must be paid in advance.

Local Chef’s Dinner at Adaland

Adults $30 plus tip. Reservations Required. Reservations for six or more must be paid in advance. Credit card, check or cash accepted with 10% house gratuity.

Country Music Day at Adaland

Country Music Day at Adaland features a wide variety of genres of live music on the side yard pavilion. Entertainers have included: Vali Davis; Jay McCung; The Moatsville Boys; Marissa Mallow, Jamie and Daniel Kittle. The music on the pavilion is free and open to all music lovers and those who just want to enjoy a beautiful fall afternoon at the 1870 restored Neo-Greek home. Visitors are welcome to bring their own picnic lunches, or they may reserve a BBQ lunch served at the mansion house until 3 pm. $15.00 each plus tip.

Celebrate Local Chef’s Dinner at Adaland

Adults $30 plus tip. Reservations Required. Reservations for six or more must be paid in advance. Credit card, check or cash accepted with 10% house gratuity.

Heritage Day at Adaland

Crafts Demonstrations. Heritage Day at the Barn directs the spotlight on the restored barn where a varied collection of reproductions of equipment and tools owned by Augustus Modisett, builder of the mansion house, are displayed. The Modisett farm was settled in 1807 with the Modisett family living in a double log cabin on the property until the mansion house was built in 1872. A line up of guest demonstrators will share 1800 style heritage skills including the spindle, early farming skills, weaving and spinning, and dulcimer playing. The public is invited to bring their dulcimers and psaltries and play heritage music. Open to the public. Visitors may bring lunch to eat at the barn. Lunches will also be for sale. $10.00 each plus tip.

Summer Sunday Buffet Dinner at Adaland

Guests for this day are treated to the mouthwatering down home cooking of Adaland’s long time cook, Lucy Williamson. The buffet table will be laden with two entrees, a collection of sides, salad with Lucy’s famous dressing, homemade bread, and a sideboard of luscious desserts. Adaland’s signature peach iced tea and coffee round out the afternoon meal that has become a favorite of many visitors. Adults $20.00 plus tip. Children $10.00 plus tip. Reservations are required and limited to 10 per caller. Reservations for six or more must be paid in advance. Credit card, check or cash accepted with 10% house gratuity.

Celebrate Local Chef’s Dinner at Adaland

Adults $30 plus tip. Reservations Required. Reservations for six or more must be paid in advance. Credit card, check or cash accepted with 10% house gratuity.

Summer Sale at Adaland

Antique furniture, art, crafts, food for sale. Open to the public.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater at Adaland

The evening on Adaland’s side yard pavilion begins with a buffet dinner prepared by Adaland’s veteran cook, Lucy Williamson. After dinner, local and area actors will have audience members snickering and guffawing as they watch the action unfold. $40.00 per person plus tip. Reservations are required and limited to 10 per caller. Reservations for six or more must be paid in advance. Credit card, check or cash accepted with 10% house gratuity.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater at Adaland

The evening on Adaland’s side yard pavilion begins with a buffet dinner prepared by Adaland’s veteran cook, Lucy Williamson. After dinner, local and area actors will have audience members snickering and guffawing as they watch the action unfold. $40.00 per person plus tip. Reservations are required and limited to 10 per caller. Reservations for six or more must be paid in advance. Credit card, check or cash accepted with 10% house gratuity.

Plays at Adaland

Adaland is most pleased to serve as the showcase for Philippi playwright Alma J. Bennett, who brings one of WV’s important historical figures, Laura Jackson Arnold, the sister of Confederate General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, to life in “Dearest Sister”, a one act play that is followed by “Act II.” The plays tell about Laura’s life and relationship with her famous brother. In 1844 when she was 18, Laura married Jonathan Arnold and moved to Beverly. Following the Battle of Rich Mountain in 1861, Federal troops occupied Beverly, a VA town that had strong Confederate sympathies. In stark contrast, Laura Jackson Arnold was an outspoken Unionist, even nursing wounded Union soldiers in her Beverly home. Laura’s Union support created fissures in the once close relationship between Laura and her brilliant Confederate military leader brother. Dessert followed by a live show on pavilion. Adults $15.00.

Painting Workshop on the Pavilion at Adaland

Hosted by Paint Your Heart Out. Register on facebook or call Kelli at 1-304-841-8487.

Summer High Tea and Royal Tea at Adaland

HIGH TEA at 2 pm. Assorted fresh fruit and tea sandwiches, mini desserts with variety of hot teas and punch. Adults $25 plus tip. Reservations Required. ROYAL TEA at 5 pm. A glass of champagne and a course of little savories is added for Royal Tea. Adults $30 plus tip. Reservations Required. Reservations for six or more must be paid in advance.

Summer Sunday Buffet Dinner at Adaland

Guests for this day are treated to the mouthwatering down home cooking of Adaland’s long time cook, Lucy Williamson. The buffet table will be laden with two entrees, a collection of sides, salad with Lucy’s famous dressing, homemade bread, and a sideboard of luscious desserts. Adaland’s signature peach iced tea and coffee round out the afternoon meal that has become a favorite of many visitors. Adults $20.00 plus tip. Children $10.00 plus tip. Reservations are required and limited to 10 per caller. Reservations for six or more must be paid in advance. Credit card, check or cash accepted with 10% house gratuity.

Painting Workshop on the Pavilion at Adaland

Hosted by Paint Your Heart Out. Register on facebook or call Kelli at 1-304-841-8487.

Blue and Gray Tea at Adaland

Adaland Mansion at Philippi hosts the Blue & Gray Tea as part of the Blue & Gray Reunion in Philippi. The annual June event draws reenactors in Civil War era attire and also those who love teas and enjoy seeing all the period clothing. Assorted fresh fruit and tea sandwiches, mini desserts with variety of hot teas and punch. Adults $20 plus tip. Limited seating. Reservations Required.

Painting Workshop on the Pavilion at Adaland

Hosted by Paint Your Heart Out. Register on facebook or call Kelli at 1-304-841-8487.

Mother’s Day Buffet Dinner at Adaland Mansion

Full buffet prepared by the mansion house cook. Roast beef, ham or other entrees along with a variety of seasonal vegetables and homemade desserts. Adults $20.00 plus tip. Children $10.00 plus tip. Reservations are required. Groups of more than 6 people must pay in advance. Cash or Check plus 10% house gratuity.

Mother’s Day Buffet at Adaland

Guests for this day are treated to the mouthwatering down home cooking of Adaland’s long time cook, Lucy Williamson. The buffet table will be laden with two entrees, a collection of sides, salad with Lucy’s famous dressing, homemade bread, and a sideboard of luscious desserts. Adaland’s signature peach iced tea and coffee round out the afternoon meal that has become a favorite of many visitors. Adults $20.00 plus tip. Children $10.00 plus tip. Reservations are required and limited to 10 per caller. Reservations for six or more must be paid in advance. Credit card, check or cash accepted with 10% house gratuity.

Smallmouth Bass Fishing Challenge

This is a catch and release type of tournament, with your contest entry submitted to Tygart River Outfitters via phone pictures. This challenge will be throughout the month of May. Each month a different type of fish will be in competition. Cast out and join the fun !!

Wedding Celebration at Adaland

An annual April gathering of wedding service vendors from around the area ready to help with your wedding! Couples who have already booked a wedding at Adaland are invited to the day along with their wedding party and family. The public is also invited to visit the house, the grounds, the side yard pavilion, and to talk with the wedding service vendors to explore a future wedding at Adaland.