Appalachian Artisan Festival

A day of free fun at the Cockayne Farmstead. Learn about traditional trades and crafts of Appalachia from local artisans, shop their wares, explore the 1850's farmhouse, and there will be plenty of children's activities. For more information, call 304-845-1411.

Glass Fest

Come celebrate our West Virginia's Glass heritage! Demonstrations of glass blowing, etching, sand blasting, food vendors and more. Fun for everyone. No admission/parking fee(s). Hours: Friday 12:00 (Noon) to 4:00 PM & Saturday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Phone: 304-269-1030 for details.

Square Dance

The Mountain Dance Trail, a heritage tourism project of the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College, will host its monthly square dance on Friday, January 13 in Myles Center for the Arts Pit Dance Studio on the College campus. The event will feature music by Ben Townsend and friends, with Nevada Tribble and other local residents calling square dances. A beginners’ workshop is set for 7:45 p.m. and the dance starts at 8 p.m. All dances are beginner and family friendly and participants don’t need to come with a dance partner. Admission is $6 for general public, $4 for students and AmeriCorps members, and free to Davis & Elkins College students, faculty and staff. Those attending should bring an extra pair of shoes for dancing. For additional information, visit, email or call 304-637-1209.

Ceili and Square Dance

Ceili and Square Dance, presented by the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College, will take place at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 24 in the Augusta Dance Pavilion. Dave Bing, Andrew Dunlap and Mark Payne will provide old-time tunes and Bill McComiskey, Joey Albarta and Nathan Gourley will provide Irish tunes. Admission is $6 general or $4 for students and AmeriCorps members. Location: Davis & Elkins College campus, Augusta Dance Pavilion

Scottish Festival & Celtic Gathering–Cancelled

EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE WEATHER CONDITIONS. The event may be at a later date, check back soon for determination. We will have the events, exhibitors and activities you have come to expect … pipe bands, professional entertainers, heavy athletics, living history presentations, Scottish goods vendors, Scottish country dancing, dancing competitions, piping competitions, sheep herding demonstrations, genealogy assistance … and much more. Friday night has a Ceilidh, a party with music, food and conversation. The main Festival is on Saturday all day at the Bridgeport City Park. On Saturday evening we have a concert with our professional the Bridgeport High School. On Sunday, there is a Kirkin of the Tartans, a short parade in downtown Clarksburg followed by a church service at the First Presbyterian Church. For more information contact: 304-534-3737; 304-677-6425; 304-677-1062;

Heritage Days

Heritage Days is a two day event celebrating the rich central West Virginia culture and history. The event features a Civil War Reenactment in the City of Spencer, encampments at Spencer Civil War Park, square dancing, old-time music, seminars on old time traditional cooking, quilting, presentations by General Stonewall Jackson, museums, and much more.

WV Black Heritage Festival

This wonderful street festival is a celebration of black heritage that takes place during the annual remembrance of the Emancipation Proclomation. Great good, games, entertainment, and cultural events. For more info please visit their website at or call 304-641-9963.

Wheeling Celtic Celebration

The 20th Annual Wheeling Celtic Celebration will be here before you know it! With some new faces in this familiar place we want to introduce you to our closing act first! The Bastard Bearded Irishmen are bringing their Irish-rock flavor from Pittsburgh to the Wheeling Artisan Center on March 5th from 9:30pm-11pm!

Matewan’s Heritage Day

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.

West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival

Fantastic foods, special children's area, grand parade, cultural events and queen's pageant. Three stages of on-going entertainment - all free of charge to the public! For more info, please call 304-622-7314; visit their website at; or email

WV Italian Heritage Festival Pasta Cookoff

This pre-WV Italian Heritage Festival event is open to amateur and professional cooks. Entertainment, hot pepper eating contest and other activities throughout the day. Sponsored by the West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival. For more info please call 304-622-7314 or visit their website at

Southern West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival

Bring a big appetite to this festival. Celebrating the rich Italian culture in southern West Virginia, the festival dishes up some of the best meatballs, spaghetti and cannolis in the land.