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Harpers Ferry reenactor

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.

For more information on events in our towns, click below:

4th Annual WV Fest

Saturday June 15 10am-3pm

Downtown Charles Town WV - This will be a street fest so the streets will be shut down.

Musicians: The Woodshedders, The Dirty Grass Players, Ted Garber, and Mink’s Miracle Medicine

Pepperoni Roll Bake Off - Now accepting entries!

1st Annual “Are You Smarter Than an 8th Grader - WV Edition” – Where dignitaries and Golden Horseshoe Alumni battle against current 8th grade Golden Horseshoe and History Bowl Winners!

Regional Artists and Crafters

Kids Zone with Bounce House and Water Play

5K Fun Run

For more information, please visit the event's website

Medical Weekend: Giving Aid and Comfort

July 27-28, 2019

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Harpers Ferry Lower Town, Hamilton Street

Living History staff and volunteers portray the medical and relief efforts provided to soldiers during the Civil War.

Slave Dwelling Project Public Talk

August 17, 2019

Time and location to be determined

Description: Join Joseph McGill, founder of the non-profit Slave Dwelling Project, for a public talk about the preservation of extant slave dwellings and his work to “to bring historians, students, faculty, writers, legislators, organizations, corporations, artists and the general public together to educate, collaborate and organize resources to save these important collectibles of our American history.”

For more information, please visit the event's website

Slave Dwelling Project Overnight Experience

August 17, 2019

Time and location to be determined

The park will also host a fireside chat and overnight experience with Joseph McGill, founder of the non-profit Slave Dwelling Project. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required for the overnight experience, register at: http://slavedwellingproject.org/.

For more information, please visit the event's website

Happy Retreat Craft Beer & Music Festival

September 7, 2019

Happy Retreat, Charles Town

Please join us on Saturday, September 7, 2019, from 11am-7pm for the fourth annual Happy Retreat Craft Beer and Music Festival, held on the historic grounds of Happy Retreat, former home of Charles Town founder Charles Washington, brother of George Washington, and designated as a National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

For more information, please visit the event's website

1862 Siege and Capture of Harpers Ferry

September 14, 2019

10:00 am

Location: Bolivar Heights

Description: Historian and former Harpers Ferry ranger Kevin Pawlak leads a battlefield tour on Bolivar Heights, the scene of the largest surrender of US troops on this continent.

For more information, please visit the event's website

The Assault on Maryland Heights, the Naval Battery

September 14, 2019

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Location: Maryland Heights Naval Battery

Description: Step back in time to September 1862 when the town fell to Confederate forces, experience breathtaking views, and discuss the significance of this battle. Join former park ranger Sam Cathey and living history volunteers at the Maryland Heights Naval Battery. A guided hike to the Naval Battery will start from The Green at 1:30 pm. You may also stop by the information or visitor center to pick up directions and a trail map.

For more information, please visit the event's website

44th Annual Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival

September 27-29th, 2019

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Daily

NEW LOCATION—Jefferson County, WV Fairgrounds

1707 Old Leetown Pike

Kearneysville, WV 25430

General Admission $7.00 at the gate, $5.00 in advance https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2...

Meet 200 carefully selected and prejudged Artisans demonstrating and showcasing their work

Hear Bluegrass music on Saturday and Sunday

Taste wines and craft beer

Participate in Children’s activities

See the Car Show on Sunday

One of the top judged festivals in America!

For more information, please visit the event's website

American Conservation Film Festival

Opening weekend: October 4-6

Encore weekend: October 11-13

Enjoy over 35 compelling films and special programs during two autumn weekends in beautiful Shepherdstown, West Virginia. ACFF showcases the most exceptional conservation films from around the world on topics ranging from agriculture to climate change to wildlife.

Meet filmmakers and experts, take workshops, debate issues, vote for the winner of the Audience Choice Award. Activate yourself and your children. You will be inspired to learn, discuss, and take action.

For more information, please visit the event's website

Freedom’s Run “An event for Health & Heritage”

Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019

Harpers Ferry, WV

Marathon Start 7:30am

Half Marathon Start 8:30am

10K Start 8:50am

5K Start 9:00am

For more information, please visit the event's website

160th Anniversary of John Brown’s Raid - Lower Town Walking Tour

October 16, 2019

10:00 am

Location: Harpers Ferry NHP, Lower Town

Description: Join former park ranger David Fox for two tours commemorating the 160th anniversary of John Brown’s Raid. In the morning, meet on The Green for a walking tour of key locations of the 1859 raid.

For more information, please visit the event's website

160th Anniversary of John Brown’s Raid - Charles Town Walking Tour

October 16, 2019

2:00 pm

Location: Charles Town Court House in Charles Town, WV

Description: Join former park ranger David Fox for two tours commemorating the 160th anniversary of John Brown’s Raid. In the afternoon, join Mr. Fox in nearby Charles Town to learn about the aftermath of the raid and Brown’s trial and execution.

For more information, please visit the event's website

Drink Your Apples—Historic Cider Making

October 26-27, 2019

11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Harpers Ferry Lower Town-White Hall Tavern

Learn the time-honored tradition of preserving harvest-time apples by making cider.

Captain Flagg’s US Quartermaster City, 1864: Prospects of Peace

December 7-8, 2019

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Harpers Ferry Lower Town

Experience this yuletide event from the war that determined the union of the states and the eventual freedom of four million enslaved people.