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, 2016

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 & Comedy at The Event Center at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

July 5, 2014December 31, 2016

Joe Nichols: Sunday, August 7 at 7:00 p.m.
Jeff Foxworthy: Friday, August 19 at 8:30 p.m. & 11 p.m.
Kenny Rogers: Saturday, September 3 at 8:00 p.m.
Trace Adkins: Saturday, September 24 at 8 p.m.
Jay Leno: November 26 at 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.

For tickets and more information on schedule and times go to

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

Shepherdstown Mysteries Walk

April 1, 2016November 26, 2016

Guided Tour of the backstreets of Shepherdstown. Hear tales of history, mystery and ghost legends. $12 per person. Reservations must be made by calling 240-593-2317.

Location: Shepherdstown Library
Dates: Friday and Saturday April-November
Time: 8:00-9:30 PM

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

Charles Town & John Brown: The Rest of the Story…

April 13, 2016October 16, 2016

After visiting the site of John Brown's raid in Harpers Ferry, experience the rest of the story with this tour.  Visitors will be led by a Harpers Ferry Park Ranger  to the Charles Town courthouse where he was held, tried, and found guilty of treason, then the historic Jefferson County Museum housing the very wagon he was transported on, and later a stroll to the location where he was ultimately hanged. Tours begin at the Charles Town Visitor Center located on George Street, Charles Town.

• FREE Park Ranger Tour
• 10 minutes from Harpers Ferry
• Thurs.-Sun.Tours: June 12-August 14
• Weekends only: August 27-Oct. 16
• 12:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

For more information, call: 304-535-2627

Third Thursdays in Downtown Charles Town

July 14, 2016October 20, 2016

Celebrate the historic downtown district of Charles Town every Third Thursday of the month (June, July, September and October). Merchants will be offering a special theme as well as discounts and opportunities to win prizes.Check out the local restaurants and stop in one of your favorite stores!

Date: Thursday, July 21, Sept. 15 and Oct. 20
Time: 5:00 PM-8:00 PM
Location: Historic downtown Charles Town

Charles Town Car Show

September 3, 2016 from 10:00 AM3:00 PM

Join us for the biggest car show in the region as we shut down main street in Charles Town West Virginia. Over 400 cars attended the 2015 show covering 6 city blocks.

Top 50 & 14 Specialty Awards to include: Mayor's Award, Best Car, Best Truck, Police Chief Award, Best Motorcycle and more! Show Proceeds benefit Jefferson County Community Ministries. For more information visit our website or contact Duane Marcus 304-886-5600 or

 Pre Register $15
 online at
 (online registration opens soon)

 Day of registration: $20
 Registration opens at 8am. (Plan to arrive very early)

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

Happy Retreat Craft Beer & Music Festival

September 10, 2016 from 11:00 AM6:00 PM

Join us on September 10, 2016 at historic Happy Retreat in Charles Town for Jefferson Counties first ever craft beer and music festival! The festival will include the best in state, regional and national craft breweries who will be serving their newest creations and have staff on hand to discuss everything beer. Tickets available at

 Musical Lineup

The Hillbilly Gypsies
The Woodshedders
Dale and the ZDubs
The Woo-Yeahs

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


September 18, 2016 from 11:00 AM8:00 PM

A 35 year Outdoor Festival Tradition
•German Food, Desserts, Beer and Wine
•Traditional Tapping of the Keg Ceremony 1pm
•Arts and Crafts, Jewelry and Other Vendors
•Children’s Moon Bounce
•Pony Rides and Face Painting
•Bavarian Dance Club and the Edelweiss Band

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

41st Annual Fall Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival

September 23, 2016September 25, 2016

Enjoy the beautiful country mountains as you stroll through the tents of artisans demonstrating and showcasing their work. Wine tasting, fantastic food, live bands on Saturday and Sunday, Children's Make & Take Crafts as well as face painting and balloon sculpting.

Time: 10am-5pm

Sam Michael's Park
1330 Job Corps Rd
Shenandoah Junction, WV 25442

Call: 800-624-0577

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

Freedom’s Run: An event for Health and Heritage

October 1, 2016

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.