The National Trailfest attracts ATV and trail-riding enthusiasts from across the nation. With poker games, costume nights, mud runs, and stunt shows, Trailfest has something for everyone. The 2016 National Trailfest will take place in Gilbert, West Virginia, October 6-10, 2016.
Each September, the Matewan Homecoming celebration includes a car show, live entertainment, vendors, and a Matewan Massacre Reenactment. Fifty plaques and 40 trophies are awarded to car show participants as well as eleven special awards. Vendor spaces are free on a first come, first serve basis. Hatfield-McCoy Airboat tours, the Matewan Depot Replica, and the Mine Wars Museum are all open to the public.
This annual fun-filled festival celebrates the area's Hatfield-McCoy history with live music, a tug of war across the river, narrated tours, re-enactments, exhibits, food, crafts, and more!
Each year in May, the town celebrates Heritage Day with entertainment in Matewan's plaza and a re-enactment of the Matewan Massacre, a shootout between UMWA miners and Baldwin-Felts detectives on May 19, 1920. The celebration takes place downtown with street vendors, plays and scavenger hunts.