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.
The annual Smoke on the Water Chili Cook-off celebrates its 18th season with dozens of the nation’s top chili cooks competing to see who has the best red, green and home-style chili and salsa. Winners move on to compete at the World’s Championship. The event includes live music, kids’ activities, frozen t-shirt and hot pepper eating contests, local food vendors.
Join us at the inaugural Hops & Heat craft beer fest and chili cook-off for some art, chili, & cheers. Over 30 craft beers from 11 Appalachian breweries will be on hand with 14 chili cooks and Bazaar artisans and food vendors!