"YOU HAVE TO GET LOST BEFORE YOU CAN BE FOUND."
FESTIVALS & FAIRS
June 28, 29, 30 2019
BACK HOME APPALACHIAN ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL
Downtown New Martinsville
Back Home Appalachian Arts & Music Festival is Wetzel County's premier summer festival. It is held during the first weekend in July. This free festival is a must attend! The 2018 festival featured such acts as the Del McCoury Band, David Grisman, The Travelin' McCourys, Billy Strings, The SteelDrivers, and MANY MORE!
Arts in the Park at Bruce Park in New Martinsville features local artists and craftspeople with crafting demonstrations, entertainment, and ice cream for all.
Homecoming: Most communities celebrate homecoming weekend in July with games, entertainment, and eats.
Town and Country Days fair in mid-August is held at the 4-H Campground in New Martinsville. Includes livestock and farming events, quilting demonstrations, carnival rides & games, flower, vegetable, andcanning contests, crafting, and lots of food treats. Live bands perform in the evenings. A Mud Bog and Demolition Derby are popular with locals and visitors alike.
Veterans’ Bluegrass Festival, held near Hundred, is two days of bluegrass music in the hills. Venue changes so check local listings. Food and drinks are available.
ArtsLink sponsors entertainment every Thursday evening at Francis Creative Arts Center in New Martinsville.
Northern Mountaineer Bass Tournament is held at Fishing Creek Marina in New Martinsville on Labor Day Weekend.
Paden City Labor Day Celebration begins on Saturday with games, rides, entertainment, and food treats all along Main St. down to the city park. A parade follows Monday's all-you-can-eat breakfast at the Main St. Fire Station.
New Martinsville Area Regattafest is the last weekend in September. Regattafest features fast family fun with entertainment, kid's activities and APBA sanctioned powerboat racing and speed record runs.
Wetzel County Autumnfest at the 4-H Campground in New Martinsville is a 3-day event celebrating autumn. There are ongoing demonstrations of heritage crafts, apple cider and butter making, quilting, spinning, and basket making. There is entertainment, good food and scarecrow and giant pumpkin contest.
Chili Fest in downtown New Martinsville features chili vendors, a best chili contest, 5K and 2K runs, chili pepper and hotdog eating contests, farmer’s market, crafts, and entertainment on the third Saturday in October from 1:00-4:00 PM.
New Martinsville Christmas Parade is a night parade with lighted floats, marching bands, hot chocolates, candy canes, and a visit from Santa Claus to welcome in the holiday season. The parade begins at 6:00 PM on the first Saturday in December.