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 and Comedy Club at The Event Center at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

July 5, 2014December 31, 2015

Check out the live music line up! Friday, July 3 join us for America who harmonized their way to the top of the charts on the strength of their signature song, "A Horse With No Name.” Six gold and platinum albums later, this Grammy award winning band is known for an impressive string of hits, including: "I Need You," "Ventura Highway," "Don't Cross The River," "Tin Man," and "Lonely People." All acts begin at 9:00 PM and tickets are available online.

Other upcoming acts include:
Boyz II Men        Friday, July 17
Charlie Daniels  Friday, July 24
Leann Rimes      Friday, July 31

And don't forget about the Comedy Club with Jon Reep, winner of Last Comic Standing on June 26!

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.

Charles Town Cannons Baseball

June 5, 2015July 25, 2015

The Charles Town Cannons baseball team, which is part of the Valley Baseball League (VBL),  is a summer collegiate wooden bat league with teams from Virgina and West Virginia. Come out to see them play in a beautiful scenic "Field of Dreams" setting in our very own Sager Field at Jefferson High School at 4141 Flowing Springs Rd, Shenandoah Junction, WV 25442. Treat yourself to some tasty old fashioned concessions and bring the whole family! If you have a love for baseball, come out and support the Cannons!

Time: 7:00 PM each game night (available online at their website)
Location: Sager Field at Jefferson High School 4141 Flowing Springs Rd, Shenandoah Junction, WV 25442

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

Live Music at Shepherdstown Opera House

June 5, 2015October 31, 2015

The Opera House built in 1909 showcasing films and even the first motion picture theatre in WV with sound enabling it to show the newfangled "talkies". Over the years it has progressed to an amazing venue for live music offered almost nightly on Thursdays through Saturday nights. 

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

River Riders Full Moon Zipline Canopy Tour Trip

July 3, 2015 from 6:20 PM7:20 PM

This unforgettable evening trip offers all the challenge and excitement of a day trip but under the light of the moon! Departs at sundown, giving you the loviest view of the Potomac River and historic Harpers Ferry.

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

Fresh Feast on the Farm

July 11, 2015 from 6:00 PM9:00 PM

A unique dining experience highlighting delicious, locally produced foods served in a beautiful farm setting. This year's event is at The Home Place in Shepherdstown West Virginia and Fresh Feast on the Farm is making a donation to the Wounded Warriors Project..

Date: Saturday, July 11, 2015
Location: The Home Place Shepherdstown WV 25443
Contact: or call 304-725-4325

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.

Craftworks at Cool Spring

July 18, 2015 from 10:00 AM5:00 PM

Join us on July 18, 2015 for an outdoor art installation, reception and fun-filled day of activities for the whole family celebrating a year of work by Aaron Treher as CraftWorks 2014-15 artist-in-residence. Treher's work, represents an anonymous bee; an unknown species of 3999 bee species that are threatened, unseen, and very important to our ecosystem. The work is meant to create an appreciation and awareness for those pollinators which go unnoticed, many of which rely on places like CraftWorks at Cool Spring. The work stands as a reminder of the importance in places like CraftWorks and its role in  inspiring, creating, educating, and  preserving  our environment. Schedule of Events and Registration at

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

6th Annual Identity Crisis Fundraiser & Red Carpet Event

August 8, 2015 from 6:00 PM11:00 PM

A fun filled evening of costumes and music all to benefit Breast Cancer awareness. The event will begin in Shepherdstown bars and restaurants downtown at 8 PM with a dance party from 9-11 at the Old Opera House and continue throughout the Shepherdstown establishments. This year the theme is "Science Fiction". Contact the event coordinator for more details via email or check out their FB page at Identity Crisis Fundraiser

Date: Saturday, August 8, 2015
Time: 8 PM until ?
Location: Shepherdstown, WV

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.

“Dog Fest” A two day celebration of all things DOG

August 15, 2015August 16, 2015

DogFest - the Dog Days of Summer - is hosted in historic downtown Shepherdstown, WV, to celebrate all things DOG.

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

40th Annual Fall Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival

September 25, 2015September 27, 2015

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 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.