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

This February, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races continues to draw top acts to its Event Center. Platinum-selling country musicians Randy Houser and the Eli Young Band are scheduled to perform on Saturday, Feb. 7 and Friday, Feb. 27 respectively. Singer-songwriter Randy Houser is at the top of his game with his recent string of No. 1 hits. Singles include “Goodnight Kiss,” “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” and How Country Feels,” which won him an American Country Award for Most Played Song. No stranger to accolades, his work in the music industry over the years has earned him multiple American Music Award and Country Music Association Award nominations. Also taking the stage this February is the Eli Young Band. The group’s modest beginnings in a University of North Texas dorm room gave way to five albums and three No. 1 hits. The group was nominated for a Grammy Award and won an Academy of Country Music Award for Song of the Year for single “Crazy Girl.” Now selling out shows around the country, playing their hit songs “Drunk Last Night” and “Even If It Breaks Your Heart,” the Eli Young Band is taking country music by storm.

Concert dates and times include:

Randy Houser: Saturday, Feb. 7 at 9 p.m.
Eli Young Band: Saturday, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m.

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

Celebration of Strings: French Canadian Music and Hammered Dulcimer Showcase

March 21, 2015 from 8:00 PM10:00 PM

Upper Potomac Music Weekends, where hammered dulcimer players, fiddlers and other musicians share tunes and techniques and explore a range of musical styles over three days of workshops, concerts and jam sessions on Shepherd University’s campus and the surrounding historic buildings several times each year.  The concert this year features special guests from Quebec, Le Bruit court dans la ville, featuring the fine fiddling of Lisa Ornstein, the lively melodeon of Normand Miron and the enchanting voice and intricate guitar work of Andre Marchand.  Representing our dulcimer staff will be KAPO (Karen Ashbrook andPaul Oorts), who have a new recording out featuring music from the Ireland, Belgium and the crossroads of Europe;Mick Doherty, a fine eclectic player from Portland, Oregon and Jody Marshall, who excels in Celtic styles on her instrument.

Location: Presbyterian Church corner of Washington & King Street in Shepherdstown WV
Admission: $18 adults, $15 seniors, $12 SMD members, $8 students.

For more information call Joanie at (304) 263-2531or email

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.