Come see hundreds of old St. Albans photographs, books and displays. Bring your old St. Albans photos to be scanned for their files. Dates: Saturday, June 2: 10am to 2pm Saturday, July 7: 10am to 2pm Saturday, August 4: 10am to 2pm Saturday, September 1: 10am to 2pm Saturday, October 6: 10am to 2pm Saturday, November 3: 10am to 2pm Saturday, December 1: 10am to 2pm
Enjoy this annual spring celebration in the City of St. Albans. 3-4 year olds are from 11-11:30, 5 and 6 year olds are from 11:-12:00, 7-9 year olds are noon – 12:30, and 10-12 year olds are 12:30-1:00, special needs egg hunt begins at 1:00.
Take a 1.5 mile walk through St. Albans, learning about the history and legends surrounding the town. Two formats of tours: guided ($10 for adults, $5 for children) and self-guided ($5 for adults, $2.50 for children). Bring a canned good for $1 off each ticket (must be undamaged and not expired) for donation to a St. Albans charity. (Limit 1 can per person for discount.)
The Tour de Coal is an annual 11-mile float trip from Tornado to St. Albans, WV. Be part of the biggest flatwater kayaking event in West Virginia history! This year the event is expected to attract over 1,000 paddlers from as far away as California, Colorado, and Florida. The TOUR DE COAL begins at 10am in Meadowood Park. Saturday registration opens at 8am. Come to Meadowood Park first to drop off your kayak, and stop by the CRG River Center cabin to check in (unless you came Friday to the earlybird check-in). Then you'll take your vehicle back to Gateway Shopping Center in St. Albans and ride one of our courtesy shuttles back to the start at Meadowood Park. Early-bird Registration - $20 per person; Registration on July 17 - $25 per person; Additional t-shirts - $15 each.
Join us for the inaugural Yak Fest June 15-16 in St. Albans. This new event is in coordination with the highly popular Tour de Coal. Yak Fest is a river-based event and will provide a variety of entertainment options, including a pre-Tour de Coal event and a major downtown-based rib fest, music, and a major display of kayak and river-based vendors showing off the latest in water craft, paddle boards, fishing kayaks, and fishing gear.
The tradition continues! The St. Albans Festival of Lights is an annual event featuring thousands of lights. Enjoy everything from
Event takes place at 65 Old Main Plaza, St. Albans. Our area is full of fantastic artists and vendors whose talent range from painting and drawing to photography and jewelry and many categories in between! Find that perfect gift or browse for ideas! More information to come: artigraswv.com.
Arti Gras is the showcase of our fair city’s thriving and incredibly vibrant art scene. Brought to you by The Albans Arts Center, local galleries, the business community, local artists, and art lovers as well. Arti Gras presents Main Street Masquerade: Art Auction, Music, Hors d’oeuvres, Wine & More. Cost: $35 each, $60 a couple.
Something Special Art & Craft Show is the perfect place to shop for a hand-crafted gift.
Visit inside several historic homes, churches, and the C&O Railroad Depot. All of the properties will feature Christmas decorations and refreshments. The tour begins at the St. Albans Historical Society building at 404 Fourth Ave., adjacent to the C&O Depot. A shuttle will take visitors to the various properties and make a continuous loop, or you have the option to drive to each. Tickets are $10 for adults; students and children are free.
M. Lynne Squires, an award-winning author, primarily writes creative non-fiction. Her memoir "Letters to My Son – Reflections of Urban Appalachia at Mid-Century" is a different perspective of Appalachian living during the mid-20th century years. It is a fascinating glimpse into perhaps the most mislabeled population in America – Urban Appalachians. Her recently released book "Mid-Century Meals and Memories" features recipes for dishes and libations that were popular mid-century. It also revisits trends in music, literature, architecture, and more. She will sell her books after the event. This event is sponsored by the St. Albans Branch Advisory Board.
Since Santa is so busy this time of year, Mrs. Claus will be stopping by the library to provide memories you and your family will cherish. Hear stories from the North Pole, participate in interactive holiday magic and see Santa's giant rabbit Smudge. Stay and decorate a sugar cookie! Be sure to bring your camera! This event is sponsored by the Saint Albans Advisory Board.
The School was built in the 1920's and served as a local grade school up until the late 1990's. There have been multiple sightings, noises and one-on-one encounters. There have been a couple of local paranormal teams to investigate. This year we are having a medium from Massachusettes and a national paranormal team come in for more investigating. The school now serves the community as one of the scariest hauntes houses in the state. This is one of the nation's largest non-profit haunts, ranked in the top 40 in 2015. Non perishable food donations are accepted for $2.00 off the $10.00 ticket price. Our facility is the old Fairview Grade School, which gives us 25000 square foot of scary fun. We have something for everyone, young or old, big or small. We won't keep the lights on for you. Concessions and facilities on sight. Check our review out at TheScareFactor.com Hours: Open Friday and Saturday starting in mid-September and running through October. The school is also open for appointments and small groups on a daily basis if needed.
The 15th Annual St. Albans Founders Day will be held on Main Street, Saturday, September 18, 2021, from 10am –
Morgan’s Kitchen Fall Festival, sponsored by the St. Albans Historical Society, is from from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at historic Morgan’s Kitchen, located along MacCorkle Ave., in St. Albans. Activities will include apple butter making, cabin tours, pioneer re-enactors, the Coal River Group, arts and crafts, old time music and antique woodcrafters. Baked goods and hot dogs are also available. Apple butter is available for purchase. There is no charge for this event and plenty of parking is available.