If you’re already planning your vacation details or you thinking about visiting Mountaineer Country for the first time, we’ve got a lineup of both new and returning events that you won’t want to miss this year!
Check out the list below and start marking your calendars for your next trip to Mountaineer Country. For more information about these listings and other attractions and performances, send us a message or call (800) 458-7373.
*Keep checking back as 2020 events and details continue to be added*
January 18: Triple S. Harley Davidson Annual Chili Cook-Off. Think you make the best chili? Enter this chili cook-off to win a cash prize and bragging rights for 2020.
January 20: The 14th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Celebration: “Courage To Be Free” will take place at the Metropolitan Theatre. Those attending are asked to bring donations of food for the Scotts Run Settlement House Backpack Feeding Program for school children.
January 24: Come out to the Bob Huggins Fish Fry and enjoy great food, live music, live/silent auctions and fun with Coach Huggins and Rod Thorn.
January 25: Head to Chestnut Ridge Park and Campground for Toboggan Festival 2020. Bring your own tube or sled, or rent one to use while you’re there.
February 8: Join the Coopers Rock Foundation at the Day Use parking lot for WinterFest 2020. Have fun with winter-themed activities and hot food.
February 8: Cozy up indoors with a pint of local craft beer at the first annual Dead of Winter WV Beer Fest at Morgantown Brewing Company.
February 22: Make a splash during the Morgantown Polar Plunge at Crab Shack Caribba at the Cheat Lake Marina! This is where the very first Polar Plunge for Special Olympics WV took place, and 15 years later it remains a great and must-do event for many.
February 22 & March 21: Learn the ins and outs of maple syrup during the Mountain State Maple Days. Join the West Virginia Maple Syrup Producers Association (WVMSPA) and local syrup producers in celebrating by stopping by a “sugar shack” in and around Mountaineer Country.
March 21: Support the pups of Taylor County at the Annual Human Society Spaghetti Dinner.
March 21: Head to the All American Grand Bash, formerly the West Virginia Grand Bash, for a chance at more than 50 prize drawings.
March 28: Celebrate Spring’s arrival with the Cabin Fever Craft Show featuring WV artisans and their handmade goods at Arthurdale Heritage!
April 18: Kick-off the trail season by joining the Mon River Trails Conservancy and Rails-to-Trails Conservancy for the Wharf Handmade Market and Opening Day of Trails Celebration!
April 25: Satisfy your sweet tooth on Chocolate Lover’s Day!
April 27: A one-day Chocolate Lovers’ extravaganza inviting the public to indulge themselves in an array of chocolate creations.
May 1: Attend the Semi-Annual Pottery Sale, hosted by the WVU Ceramics Program. Plates, bowls, mugs, vases, pie dishes and more can be purchased in a variety of colors and glazes, all handmade by WVU students.
May 1-2: Enjoy Appalachian music, browse local art and learn about non-profit organizations like Friends of Cheat at the Cheat River Festival.
May 19: Come out and play at the 9th Annual Kids’ Safety and Fitness Expo! This is a FREE, family-centered event.
May 22-25: Head to Rowlesburg, W.Va. for the 13th Annual River City Festival of the Arts Program.
May 25: Memorial Day Parade through Downtown Grafton, WV
May 29: Morgantown Spring Arts Walk in Downtown Morgantown with a variety of art and entertainment
June 6: It’s all downhill at the 2020 Deckers Trail Half Marathon.
June 20: West Virginia Birthday Celebration in Downtown Morgantown
June TBD: STIHL Timbersports Pro Lumberjack Festival at Triple S Harley-Davidson.
July 11: New Deal Festival at Arthurdale Heritage.
July 18: 33rd Annual MedExpress Kids Day in Downtown Morgantown.
August 1: Preston County Music and Arts Festival
August 11-15: Monongalia County Fair
August 21-23: 8th Annual West Virginia Tattoo Expo
August 21-22: Join us at the Wild & Wonderful Country Fest for some moonshine sippin’, front porch pickin’, good times
August TBD: Celebrating Woodburn and Arts Community Festival
August TBD: 2nd Annual Ride for Kids West Virginia
August TBD: 3rd Annual Cheat Lake Regatta
August TBD: Great Pepperoni Roll Cookoff!
September 4-6: Labor Day Weekend Celebration and Ox Roast
September 4-6: Adventure Fest in Downtown Grafton, WV
September 24-27: Preston County Buckwheat Festival
September 26-29: Head to Preston County for the 78th Annual Buckwheat Festival and enjoy delicious buckwheat cakes all weekend long
October 2: Morgantown Fall Arts Walk in Downtown Morgantown with a variety of art and entertainment
October 2-4: West Virginia University Fall Family Weekend
October 3: Attend the 4th Annual Hops on the Mon Craft Beer and Food Festival, taking place in Downtown Morgantown.
October 4: Register for the 6th Annual Morgantown Marathon and run 26.2 “Almost Heavenly” miles.
October 3-4: Are you ready to sip local wine, browse local artisans’ creations and unwind with jazz music? Spend your weekend at the 23rd Annual West Virginia Wine & Jazz Festival!
October 11: The 13th Annual WV Chestnut Festival celebrates the effort the American chestnut to its once prominent position in the eastern hardwood forests.
October TBD: Fly away with the Balloons Over Morgantown event happening at the Morgantown Municipal Airport. Catch the Night Glow event, happening the night before at the Morgantown Mall, for a chance to take a closer look at these floating wonders.
November 6-8: West Virginia University Homecoming Weekend
November 28: Support local businesses on Small Business Saturday in Downtown Morgantown.
November TBD: West Virginia University Mountaineer Week–celebrating 72 years of Appalachian Heritage
November TBD: The Taylor County Arts Council is excited to announce that they are getting ready for their annual Festival of Trees to begin at Gallery 62 West.
November TBD: Christmas at the Barn offers antiques, vintage, primitive, antique furniture, upcycled and handcrafted goods, architectural, industrial salvage, holiday items, home decor and more.
December TBD: Star City Christmas Parade at 6PM on University Avenue.
December TBD: Kingwood Christmas Parade at 3PM in Preston County.
December TBD: Grafton Christmas Parade at 6:30PM in Downtown Grafton.
December TBD: Morgantown Christmas Parade at 6:30PM in Downtown Morgantown.
December TBD: Head to the WVU Planetarium for the Season of Lights Planetarium Show. Learn stories of how holiday traditions are connected to the sky above us with this exciting full-dome experience.
December TBD: Terra Alta Christmas Parade: at 5:30PM in the Town of Terra Alta.
December TBD: Come out for Preston County’s biggest Christmas celebration, the Rowlesburg Christmas Market, where you’ll find vendors galore along with music, food, and fun!
Want MORE? Check our events page for all upcoming events and activities throughout Greater Morgantown!