Mountain State Art & Craft Fair

A tradition since West Virginia's Centennial of 1963, this event is known as "The Granddaddy of Art & Craft Fairs." The 4-day Fair features more than 100 artisans, music, food and culture in five villages that made early Appalachia special: Celtic, Italian, German, Swiss, and The Americas.

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.