Each year, Greater Huntington hosts a number of annual events and festivals. Plan your visit to coincide with the fun!
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Art in the Park
Ritter Park, Huntington. Annually, third weekend in June. Forty plus artists exhibit and sell work including oil acrylic and watercolor paintings, pastels, woodcarvings, pottery, batik art, photography, and other mediums. Chat with the artists and have pieces commissioned. Bring your favorite person pet.
Barboursville Civil War Days
Family oriented event. Watch battle reenactments, participate in a ladies tea, camp dance and listen to guest speakers. Second weekend in July, Barboursville. (304) 762-2657, email
Barboursville Fall Fest
Over 60 arts & craft booths, super car show, beauty pageant, carnival, live entertainment, and the largest parade in WV. Held during September in Barboursville. (304) 736-8994,
Blenko Festival of Glass
Held during the beginning of August, this two day event at the Blenko Glass Factory in Milton is an area favorite. Take part in glass blowing classes, dow chipping, mobile and wind chime making, glass casting, and more. Create paper weights, ring holders and other souvenirs.
WV State Chili Championship held annually at Pullman Square, Huntington, each September. Chili cooks from all over West Virginia and surrounding states compete to become the West Virginia champion and compete in the World's Chili Championship. Chili cooking live music, contests, food and entertainment throughout the day. Event benefits the River Cities Ronald McDonald House. (304) 523-4857.
Cruzin On The Plaza
Cruzin on the Plaza is an annual multi-day car show festival in downtown Huntington. This show is every Memorial Day weekend and is attracting hundreds of people and cars from the Tri-State area and beyond. This event has not only features classic and antique cars but, sponsor awards, a scenic cruise, free DJ music, free meet and greet hors d'oeuvres for registered car owners, free live concerts, free NSRA safety inspections, free activities for children, and other games.
Authentic Greek food and pastries, native Greek dances and music. Greek grocery store, gifts and much more. Held last weekend in September. St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 701 11th Ave., Huntington. (304) 522-7890, (304) 522-0773 or (304) 525-5634
Guyandotte Civil War Days
Reenactment of Confederate Raid on Guyandotte and Union reprisal. Genuine and reproduction period items available for purchase. Period music, living histories, museums, sutlers, crafts, displays and concessions. Held in November. Guyandotte, WV. (304) 654-2205.
Heritage Farm and Museum Spring Festival
Held annually, the first Saturday in May at Heritage Farm Museum and Village. Experience life as it was in an Appalachian pioneer community and learn about the major inventions and transportation revolution that changed everything. Travel through history among the 17 restored buildings of the community. Witness a blacksmith, weaver, potter, corn grinder, basket maker, cooper, quilter, wood carver, broom maker, furniture maker and others demonstrate their crafts. See a shingle mill in operation as well as a steam operated saw mill. Music, food, arts & crafts, and a farm zoo. 3300 Harvey Rd. Huntington, I-64/ Exit 8, (304) 522-1244.
Bring the family and the pets to enjoy contests music and entertainment, cars and motorcycle shows, and ten of the top hot dog businesses together in one location. Come hungry the last Saturday in July Pullman Square, Huntington. http://www.wvhotdogfestival.com
Huntington Symphony Orchestra and POPS
Your Huntington Symphony Orchestra is a non-profit corporation, tracing its history to the 1930's, formed for the purpose of cultivating and promoting an understanding and love of the musical arts, primarily through educational activities and the performance of its musical programs. Your HSO provides the only professional, locally-based live symphonic music programming to the Tri-State areas.
Marshall Artist Series
The second oldest town and gown performing arts series in the country, second only to University of Michigan. Housed on the campus of Marshall University since 1936, The Marshall Artists Series brings major touring attractions, including Broadway, ballet, orchestra, comedy pop artists, etc. for the campus and surrounding community. The Marshall Artists Series typically presents 10 - 12 events per year and a bi-annual International Film Festival. The majority of Artists Series events are held at the historic Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center located in Downtown Huntington, WV. (304) 696-6656.
New River Train Excursion
October train excursion through the spectacular New River Gorge. Street fair in Hinton, WV, with food, live music, crafts, and more.
Oktoberfest on the Square
Pullman Square in Huntington is transformed into a quaint German Village for a day full of contests and activities, German inspired food, spirits, music and dancing. Held on the first Saturday in October (304) 525-7788.
Pilot Club Antique Show
61st ANNUAL PILOT CLUB ANTIQUES SHOW & SALE Area’s finest antiques show and sale. Over 30 dealers representing more than 10 states with exquisite antiques, collectibles and vintage modern finds. Held on August 23, 24 and 25 at the Big Sandy Superstore Conference Center. Tickets for the Grand Opening on Friday evening, August 23, are $25. General admission for Saturday and Sunday is $6. For more information call 304.736.3513, 304.522.3553 or 304.697.1576.
Pullman Summer Concert Series
Thursday evenings in the summer. Listen to live music, drink, and eat. All while walking through the courtyard at Pullman Square.
Events include pumpkin contests, arts & crafts, beauty pageant, diverse entertainment. Held the first Thursday through Sunday of October. #1 Pumpkin Way P.O. Box 358, Milton, WV, 25541. (304) 638-1633.
Weekends in October. Camden Park transforms its amusement park into a fright-fest for young and old. 21 rides plus a hay bale maze, haunted train ride, costumed characters, fortune telling, live entertainment and more! Camden Park, 1-64/Exit 6. Travel west on Rt. 60, Huntington. (304) 429-4321.
210 11th St. Huntington, WV 25701 | 304.525.7333 or Toll Free 1.800.635.6329