Event Calendar

Every month offers a variety of exciting events in Jefferson County. From craft fairs and street festivals to civil-war re-enactments and food festivals – Jefferson County has it all. Check out these events so you don’t miss a thing.

O’Hurleys Heritage Music Jam Session

June 26, 2014December 31, 2015

On any Thursday night, musicians arrive at O'Hurley's and start tuning up with a dozen or more musicians playing their dulcimer, banjo, guitar, fiddle, Celtic harp, flute, etc.Visitors can have a seat in a rocking chair and listen in and experience what has been a timeless tradition.

Time: 7:30 pm-11:00 pm
Location: O'Hurleys General Store, 205 East Washington Street, Shepherdstown WV 25443

For more information, please visit the event’s website.

Live Music at The Event Center at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

July 5, 2014December 31, 2015

Four-time Grammy winning band The Doobie Brothers will rock the Event Center at Hollywood Casino on May 22! The Doobie Brothers are rock legends, boasting 3 multi-platinum, 7 platinum and 14 gold albums. Their No. 1 singles “Black Water” (1974) and “What a Fool Believes” (1979), both gold, lead a catalog of indelible songs that include  “Jesus Is Just All Right”, “Rockin’ Down the Highway”, “Long Train Runnin’”, “China Grove” and more. In all, The Doobie Brothers have tallied up five top 10 singles and 16 top 40 hits. And June promises to keep the music alive with Merle Haggard on June 5 and Four Tops on June 12.

Excitement continues with our Comedy Club and stand up acts Bobby Collins May 29 host of VH1 Stand-Up Spotlight and Jon Reep June 26 winner of Last Comic Standing.

For more information, please visit the event’s website.

Local Farmers Market

April 1, 2015December 20, 2015

Check out our local farmers markets in the quaint historic towns of Charles Town and Shepherdstown offering home-grown produce, meats, cheeses and so much more! Days, times & locations are listed below or visit their websites or Facebook pages.

Charles Town Farmers Market: Saturdays from 8 AM-Noon located at 100 Samuel Street, Charles Town, WV 25414 Phone: 304-579-0924  Email:
Shepherdstown Farmers Market: Sundays from 9 AM-1 PM South Kings Street behind the Library in Shepherdstown, WV 25443
Morgans Grove Farmers Market: Saturdays from 8 AM-Noon Location: 3988 Kearneysville Pike (beside Morgans Grove Park) Shepherdstown WV or access on Facebook or Phone: 304-283-2467

Shepherdstown Mysteries Walk

April 4, 2015November 28, 2015

Enjoy a fascinating 90 minute walking tour through the backstreets of the oldest town in West Virginia. Hear about forgotten history, the tragedies of war, unrequited love and murder, mysterious tales and ghostly legends.

April through November.
  APRIL, MAY, JUNE at 7:00 pm

$12.00 Meet in downtown Shepherdstown but first call 240-593- 2317 for location, directions, reservations or for further information.
Reservations required - Group rates and private tours available - Canceled in extreme weather. walking shoes recommended
Not recommended for sensitive children under 12
Visa/MasterCard accepted.
 Look for us on Facebook

Location: The Shepherdstown Library entrance
German and King Streets
Shepherdstown WV 26554

For more information, please visit the event’s website.

Jefferson Arts Council “Joy Bridy” exhibit

May 1, 2015May 26, 2015

Jefferson Arts Council (JAC) is excited to announce ‘Joy Bridy: Play’, an exhibit of new works by the Jefferson County artist potter, as the May exhibit in Charles Town’s Fire Hall Gallery.

Inspired by her time teaching at the Shepherdstown Day Care over the past six years, Bridy has taken the playful and instinctual energy that she experiences each week in the classroom, and focused that spirit on her studio practice.  The resulting work ranges from loose and organic functional ware to story-based installations. For more information, visit the Jefferson Arts Council page on Face Book.

Dates: May 1-26, 2015
Location: Fire Hall Gallery
Charles Town Visitors Center
108 N. George St. Charles Town WV 25414

14th Annual Jefferson County Farm Day 2015

June 20, 2015 from 10:00 AM5:00 PM

Farm Day is a FREE self-guided tour showcasing local, active farms. The purpose is to educate the public about farms, farmers and farmland. Bring the family and spend the day visiting a sampling of our "working" farms. The sights, sounds and smells will delight both young and old.

For more information, contact Jane Tabb 304-725-4325 or email

For more information, please visit the event’s website.

40th Appalachian Trail Conservancy Biennial Conference

July 17, 2015July 24, 2015

ATC presents a weeklong conference featuring hundreds of guided hikes on local trails, numerous workshops, and excursions to local areas of interest, including Harper’s Ferry, Gettysburg, Front Royal, and Washington, DC. There are activities for the entire family such as rafting, tubing, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, zip-lining, bike trips, and horseback riding. Each evening there are exciting adventure presentations and stellar musical entertainment. The conference also includes the ATC biennial membership meeting.

Registration opens on April 15, 2015.

Date:July 17, 2015 – July 24, 2015
Registration and overnight: Shenandoah University - Winchester, Virginia

For more information, please visit the event’s website.

The Annual Jefferson County African American Culture & Heritage Festival

August 14, 2015August 16, 2015

The 21st Annual Jefferson County African American Culture & Heritage Festival will be on August 14-16, 2015 at the festival grounds located at the Martin Delany Opportunity Learning Center, in the 300 block of South Lawrence Street, Charles Town, West Virginia. The Friday activities include a 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament at noon, a Job Fair from 2:00-5:00 p.m., at the Masonic Hall, and a Youth Block Party from 7:00-10:00 p.m., on the festival grounds. A Health Fair and mammogram exams will be available on Saturday, as well as a parade from Ranson through Charles Town. Other activities for Saturday include moon bounce and pony rides for the kids, a historical landmark and bricks dedication, a black history exhibition, three live bands, and hourly door prize drawings. The weekend will culminate with a 8:00 a.m., Memorial Walk to the site of John Brown’s Fort in Harpers Ferry, followed by a 10:00 a.m., worship service at the Curtis Freewill Baptist Church, Harpers Ferry. For directions or more details, contact Warren Stewart or George Rutherford at (304) 229-7248 or (304) 725-9610, respectively.

For more information, please visit the event’s website.

Freedom’s Run: An event for Health and Heritage

October 10, 2015

Celebrate history, community health, and the soul of running! Recognized by Runner’s World as a top 25 half marathon: “…this small, much-loved event [is] moving, fun, inspiring, and tough." Select from a variety races: Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k, 5k, Kids Fun Run.

Location: Shepherdstown, WV
Phone: 304-876-1100

For more information, please visit the event’s website.

13th Annual American Conservation Film Festival

October 23, 2015November 1, 2015

Over 25 incredible conservation films, visiting filmmakers and special guests, workshops, discussions, family programs and fun people and parties converge on vibrant Shepherdstown.

For more information, please visit the event’s website.