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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:

Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival

September 28-30, 2018

Come join your friends at one of the top judged festivals in America, 43rd Annual Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival on September 28-30th, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. each day, at our NEW LOCATION, Jefferson County WV Fairgrounds. We have something for everyone to see and do at our festival.

Approximately 200 quality juried artists and craftsperson's from 24 states will be demonstrating their wonderful created work at the festival. There will be activities for the children such as: a children's tent where children can make a craft, face painting and scavenger hunt.

For those that enjoy bluegrass music we have several great bands. They will be performing on Saturday and Sunday. For more information on the bands and to get the schedule, visit our website at Taste wines from the areas foremost West Virginia wineries and WV craft beers. Patrons must be 21 years of age or older to taste/purchase beer & wine, so be prepared to show valid identification.

Watch for the Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival signs and follow them to Jefferson County WV Fairgrounds in the heart of Jefferson County near Harpers Ferry and Charles Town/Ranson. General Admission is $7 at the gate or $6 in advance. Parking, arts/crafts demonstrations, wine tasting, live bluegrass music, and children's crafts, with face painting are included in the price of admission; so, bring the entire family!

We politely remind you that pets and all alcoholic beverages must be left at home. For further information, please call (304) 725-2055. For advanced reduced tickets visit our website

Quality arts and crafts, finest West Virginia wines; live bluegrass music; activities for children; and outstanding food, all in the spacious indoor and outdoor beauty of Wild and Wonderful West Virginia approximately one-hour northwest of Washington, DC. There is no better way to spend a September weekend!

To purchase advance tickets please visit our ticketing center:

For more information, please visit the event's website

Contemporary American Theater Festival

July 6-29, 2018

The Ultimate Theater Festival
Featuring Six Plays
Shepherdstown, WV 25442

For more information, please visit the event's website

​ 2018 Tomato Festival

August 18, 2018

The Berkeley-Jefferson Extension Master Gardeners are pleased to announce the seventh annual 2018 Tomato Festival August 18 from 10 am to 2 pm at the WVU Kearneysville Tree Fruit Research and Education Center located at 67 Apple Harvest Lane, Kearneysville, WV 25430. The Festival will feature tomato tastings, cooking demonstrations, the Tomato “Doctor” and seeds for next year’s planting season. Children’s activities and food will be available.

Charles Town Car Show

September 1, 2018

The entire main street of historic, downtown Charles Town, WV is shut down to present over 400 cars, more than 6 city blocks of classic, crafted and vintage automobiles. It’s the biggest and most renowned car show in the region. Enjoy live music, DJ's and a kid’s park for contests and fun. Vendors will be plentiful!

101 E. Washington Street
Charles Town, WV, 25414


To Register:
Click here for more information or call Duane Marcus at 304-886-5600 or call Lori James at 304-433-7528 or e-mail us

For more information, please visit the event's website

African American Cultural & Heritage Festival

August 17-19, 2018

300th Block of South Lawrence Street
Charles Town, WV

Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Future
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Friday, August 17
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm a Gospel Extravaganza is scheduled.

Saturday, August 18
Activities begin with a Parade at 12:00 Noon, followed by pony rides, moon bounce, talent demonstrations and bands throughout the day.

Sunday, August 19
At 8:00 am the Niagara Movement Pilgrimage is taking place at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park followed by a memorial Service.

66th Annual Jefferson County Fair

August 19-25, 2018

Location: Fairgrounds, located three miles west of Charles Town, WV at 1707 Old Leetown Pike, Kearneysville, WV

Gate Admission: $5.00 ages 16 and up; $3.00 ages 6 to 15; free under age 6. Wednesday, August 22 is Senior Citizen Day, Seniors enter free until 2:00 p.m. with a special Senior Citizen’s Lunch served at 12 Noon.

Wander through the animal barns, visit the shows, view the art work and agricultural displays and enjoy unforgettable fair food! Free parking available.

For more information, please visit the event's website

BBQ Festival

September 1st

First Annual West Virginia BBQ Festival to be held at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races Labor Day weekend.

Governor Jim Justice proclaims September 1st the Official West Virginia BBQ Festival Day; Sinbad to perform at Hollywood Event Center following the event.

VIP admission is $25 and includes free parking, an all you can eat barbeque buffet through 3:00pm, and private, tented seating next to the beer garden and stage. General admission is $5 in advance or $10 at the gate, and includes free parking and access to live music, dozens of vendors, games, demos, and more. Kids 12 and under will gain free entry. Tickets are available at

For more information, please visit the event's website

Freedom’s Run

October 6, 2018

An Event for Health and Heritage
Marathon, half marathon, 5 & 10 K Race

For more information, please visit the event's website

Over the Mountain Studio Tour

November 10-11, 2018, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

A free, self-guided tour of artist studios throughout Jefferson County, WV
24 Select Artists and 9 Studios

For more information, please visit the event's website

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

Date: December 1-2

Time: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Harpers Ferry, Lower Town
Description: Experience this yuletide event from the war that determined the union of the states and the eventual freedom of four million enslaved peopl