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19th Annual Elizabethtown Festival

— The 19th annual Elizabethtown Festival is planned for Sept. 16 at the Moundsville Center, inside the walls of the former West Virginia Penitentiary. The festival celebrates the traditions and customs of the past with bread making, quilt displays, weaving, and many craft items for sale. In 1999, the Moundsville Economic Development Council (MEDC) sponsored the first Elizabethtown Festival celebrating the long-forgotten town Joseph Tomlinson, an Irish immigrant’s son, established in 1738 and named in honor of his wife, Elizabeth. Elizabethtown was the first settlement on the “Flats of Grave Creek” and the Tomlinson family built their dwelling near the site of the Moundsville Middle School. Elizabethtown merged with neighboring Moundsville to become one town in 1866 and on Feb. 23 of that year, the first city officials of the town were named with many family names still local to the area today. The Elizabethtown Festival, originally offered as an 1800s heritage festival, has grown to now include items from the past to the present. Demonstrations of historic trades, food and musical entertainment, along with a cookie and apple pie baking contest, “Anything BUT Chili Soup Contest” and historical memorabilia displays make this event perfect for the entire family. Admission is free! This year, organizers are collaborating with the Uptown Moundsville Activities Committee Fall Festival to hold a large one-day event with a car and motorcycle show. By joining together, the two groups will offer more unique shopping and demonstration opportunities, along with giving locals and travelers more reasons to visit the area. Time for the festival is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16. For information or to become a vendor, contact: [email protected] or 304-845-6200.

Shinnston Frontier Days

Shinnston's annual Frontier Days Festival pays homage to the city's founding, as it originally began as a celebration of the city's centennial. The four-day event features carnival rides and food, musical entertainment, a professional wrestling show, two parades, and more.

Lewisburg Literary Festival

A celebration of literature, this two-day event is host to visiting authors, writing workshops, outdoor art, musical entertainment, children’s story time and performance art. And it’s free for all to enjoy! Tickets are free, but seating is limited, so once the speakers and events are announced..... be ready to reserve yours in advance by visiting the Greenbrier Valley Visitors Center or calling (304) 645-1000 or (800) 833-2068. (Limit 6 tickets per person per author/speaker)

Acoustic Soft Rock Band “Bridges” at Towngate

Live Music in Wheeling: Bridges at Towngate Theatre 8 p.m. Friday, May 26, 2017 $10/$8.50 OI members Purchase tickets online or call 304-242-7700. Longtime local favorites Kim Butler, Doug Pettit and Dave Pettit, along with a host of musical guests, entertain audiences with classic rock sounds from artists such as the Beatles, the Eagles, Van Morrison, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, the Zac Brown Band and more. Music fans from throughout the Upper Ohio Valley look forward to this annual performance. Towngate proudly supports live music in Wheeling. Some of the region’s most versatile and entertaining musicians perform on the Towngate stage on select weekends throughout the year.

Mike Underwood Live at the LBV Cafe at the Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort

Here at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in West Virginia we know how to get the party started. Come visit us and get in on the action. Solo, acoustic performance.

Lewisburg Literary Festival

A celebration of literature, this two-day event is host to visiting authors, writing workshops, outdoor art, musical entertainment, children’s story time and performance art. And it’s free for all to enjoy! http://www.lewisburgliteraryfestival.com/ https://www.facebook.com/LewisburgLiteraryFestival/

Morgantown’s 4th of July Celebration

Join us this year for the 4th of July parade, awards ceremony at the courthouse downtown, live music from Desert Highway, an Eagles Tribute band, at the Hazel Ruby Mcquain Amphitheater on the riverfront and an awesome fireworks display over the river. Everything is free to the public! Great fun for the whole family. Schedule: --11 a.m. Hazel Ruby McQuain riverfront Amphitheatre: Morgantown Municipal Band under the direction of C.B. Wilson. --5 p.m. High Street downtown Morgantown: Parade starts at Willey Street and continues south to Foundry Street. --6 p.m. Morgantown area Rotary Clubs/ Celebration of America community awards ceremony: Court House Square High Street --6:45 p.m. Hazel Ruby McQuain riverfront Amphitheatre: Wildwood Band --8:15 p.m. Hazel Ruby McQuain riverfront Amphitheatre: Desert Highway Band --10:00 p.m. Hazel Ruby McQuain riverfront Amphitheatre Zambelli Fireworks