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Art in the Park: Ritter Park

Date: May 20 - May 21

Website: Art in the Park: Ritter Park

Location:

Ritter Park - 13th Ave

Forty artists exhibit and sell artwork including oil, acrylic, pastels, and watercolor paintings; woodcarving, pottery, photography, and other fine art. Chat with the artists and have pieces commissioned. Bring your favorite person, pet, or photo and match it with your favorite artist. For more information, please visit www.tristatearts.webs.com. For information please call 304-633-4401

Downtown 0520 2495296000

Blenko Festival of Glass 2018

Date: August 3 - August 4

Website: Blenko Festival of Glass 2018

Location:

Blenko Glass | 9 Bill Blenko Drive | Milton

Blenko’s 11th Annual Festival of Glass event will be held at the Blenko Glass factory on Friday, August 3 & Saturday, August 4. During this event, visitors will have the rare opportunity to view our skilled artisans at work as well as be able to participate in a variety of classes related to the glass making process (fees apply & sign-ups begin on Monday, July 9 at 9am ONLINE ONLY on our Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/blenko-glass-company-15709994523 Class space is limited. Spaces will fill quickly so if you are interested be certain to sign up early. We suggest you enroll as close to 9am EST on July 9 as possible. Due to the cool down process items must go through, finished items will be ready to pick up beginning Friday, August 17 in our Visitor Center Gift Shop. (if you participate in windchime class, please call before visiting to pick up your item. Due to the kiln firing process, windchimes may require more time). Items can only be held at our gift shop until August 31 so please make arrangements to ship or pick up your items by this date. Items can also be shipped but you must make arrangements when you register.

Class pictures, descriptions, costs and age limitations can be seen on our Eventbright page. https://www.eventbrite.com/o/blenko-glass-company-15709994523

RULES – Please Read Carefully
No Walk-in registrations at our office or factory.
No Call-in registrations will be accepted.

For questions or help with reservations please call 304.743.9081.

Milton 0803 2533308400

Cabell County Fair

Date: July

Website: Cabell County Fair

Location:

Pumpkin Park | 1 Pumpkin Way | Milton

Enjoying the Cabell County Fair each year has been a family tradition since 1983. Residents of the county may show their prize garden produce, livestock, and arts & crafts. The prime emphasis of the fair is to provide 4-H and FFA members the opportunity to exhibit their projects. Concerts, horse shows, carnival, pageants and much more guarantees fun for everyone!

Fair admission is $8 and free for children under 2. Cost includes: All Rides and Entertainment.

Senior Admission (65 & over) is $5. Cost includes: Entertainment (rides are excluded)
PARKING IS FREE.

Check back for a full schedule of events and activities.

Milton 0724 2532469600

ChiliFest 2018

Date: September 15

Website: ChiliFest 2018

Location:

3rd Ave between 10th and 8th St

Sanctioned by the International Chili Society and sponsored by WSAZ and Advantage Toyota, the 35th year of ChiliFest in Huntington, West Virginia, benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Tri-State. Since its beginnings at Ritter Park in 1983, the event has grown to well over 20,000 people jamming into Pullman Square in search of their favorite cup of chili.

While locals look forward to ChiliFest each year, cooking teams from all over the East Coast travel to Huntington to compete in the International Chili Society’s West Virginia State Chili Championship.
The winner of this “much heated” event qualifies to represent West Virginia at the ICS World’s Chili Championship. Cooks come from far and wide to downtown Huntington, with their pots, spices, secret ingredients and chili lore for this spirited competition.

ChiliFest is a charity cook-off event benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Huntington. All chili sample tickets are $1 each or six for $5.
For a full schedule of Chilifest please visit www.chilifestwv.com.

Downtown 0915 2537027200

DAWG Dazzle

Date: July 3

Website: DAWG Dazzle

Location:

Harris Riverfront Park - Veterans Memorial Blvd

93.7 the DAWG presents an evening of live music and a fireworks extravaganza at Harris Riverfront Park. Gates open at 5:00pm with fireworks at 10:00pm. Chris Lane will be headlining!

Free tickets available at any Tri-State McDonald's location. $5 at the gate. Visit www.937thedawg.com for more information.

Downtown 0703 2530658800

Graffiti in the Park

Date: June 4

Website: Graffiti in the Park

Location:

Ritter Park | 13th Ave & 12th St

Tri-State Street Rods presents Graffiti In The Park June 4th from 8am to 5pm. Huntington WV's scenic Ritter Park is the setting for the largest car show in the Tri-State area. With over 350 classic and custom cars, bikes, and trucks nestled among the trees, it is a great way for the whole family to spend the day. As you stroll through the park enjoying the vehicles, your senses will be stimulated by various food vendors, great Oldies Music, dance competitions, arts and crafts vendors, and the sights and sounds of children participating in the activities provided for them. There will be 16 classes of Trophies awarded for cars, along with door prizes every half hour, and a 50/50 drawing. Bring your classic car, bike, or truck and spend the day with us. For more information please call 304-617-1608 or 304-416-0205 or visit www.tristatestreetrods.com

Downtown 0604 2496628000

Guyandotte Civil War Days 2018

Date: November 1 - November 4

Website: Guyandotte Civil War Days 2018

Location:

Downtown Guyandotte | 234 Guyan St

Thursday, November 1, 2018

s commander of the Army of Northern Virginia, General Robert E. Lee gained a reputation as one of the most audacious military leaders in the history of the United States. He endeared himself to his men and gained the respect of leaders on both sides of the contest. Al Stone will be portraying General Lee as that night’s lecturer. Al Stone has been doing so for many years, appearing s at numerous reenactments each year as well as making appearances in schools and theaters. He has also portrayed The General in several documentaries and is regarded by leading historians and reenactors alike as offering the most accurate impression of General Robert E Lee in the nation. His knowledge of Gen Lee and Constitutional issues has astounded many a listener.

Friday, November 2, 2018

“Soldiers in Gray” – A one man historic, educational and musical play written and performed by Stan Clardy. It is a story of a soldier’s life before, during and after the War Between the States 1861-1865. Your ancestor could be this soldier. This is a fictional character whose story is based on written facts and personal letters of people who endured this fight for the South; starting with the thunder of the threatened south and ending with discovering a treasure – a heritage treasure. This educational, musical journey of a soldier’s life and feelings during the war will encourage you to preserve and honor our southern heritage for which these soldier’s fought. All original songs performed are: My Land, My Freedom, My Home • Rally to the Cause • Hay Foot, Straw Foot, Letter to You, My Darling • Southern Thunder Long Road Home • Dixie Burns in My Heart • Soldiers in Gray.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Opening Ceremonies at VFW Post 9738 – from 9:30 to 10 AM
Camps Open to Public from 10:00 AM to – 4:00 PM
The 1st Street Battle from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Stan Clardy with Bobby Lee Opossum – 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Madie Carroll House – Open for tours from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Haunted History Tour (Guyandotte Library) 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Period Dress Military Ball (VFW Post 9738 Grand Hall) from 8:00 PM  to 11:00 PM

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Memorial Service in Front of the VFW Post 9738 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Camps Open to Public from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Church Services (at local churches) from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Scenario: Marching of Union prisoners out of town from 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
The 2nd Street Battle from 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Scenario: The attempted burning of Carroll House from 2:45 PM to 3:15 PM

East End 1101 2541120400

Heritage Farm Spring Festival

Date: May 5

Website: Heritage Farm Spring Festival

Location:

Heritage Farm Museum and Village | 3300 Harvey Rd

Heritage Farm’s premier event and the kickoff to their Way Back Weekend Saturdays, the Spring Festival is an event you do not want to miss!

We will have all our museum buildings, artisans including our blacksmith, woodworker, potter, and more; machines, and implements going, live music, and lots of special activities that we will keep you updated on on this page! Kids’ Activities include Wagon Rides, our Petting Zoo, MakerSpace, Children’s Museum, and Discovery Zone! All ages will find something to enjoy at this event.

WHAT’S NEW AT THE FARM THIS YEAR?
– Heritage Quest, a new interactive game for children (and adults) that helps bring to life the pioneer ingenuity to thrive in a new, rugged environment.
– New CSX toy train car for children to ride
– Our new miniature horse, Casanova! He’s adorable and he’ll be joining all our other cuddly critters at the Petting Zoo

OTHER SPECIAL ACTIVITIES:
– Sheep Shearing
– Stony Point String Band and Neil Koch on hammered dulcimer
– Our Saw mill, grist mill, and shingle mill
– Ron Hinkle Glass will be in our Industry Museum blowing glass

Admission: Adults $12 | Seniors $10 | Children $8

For questions about the farm or more information please call 304.522.1244 or visit www.heritagefarmmuseum.com/

West End 0505 2525536000

Italiano! Italian Festival

Date: August 18

Website: Italiano! Italian Festival

Location:

4th Ave between 8th St & 10th St

This year is the 4th Annual Italiano! Italian Festival and is sure to the best yet! The festival includes wine tastings, beer, food demonstrations, a children's area, and 
of course, delicious Italian food! There will also be music and entertainment featuring performances by: The WVIFH Dancers, Brandon & Marissa, The Vogues, and Huntington’s own Oakwood Road Band! For more information, please call 304.523.6029. 

Admission is free and open to the public.

Downtown 0818 2534613400

Jewel City JAMboree 4

Date: May 25 - May 26

Website: Jewel City JAMboree 4

Location:

Harris River Front Park | Veterans Memorial Blvd & 10th St

The Jewel City JAMboree is a multi-day music festival showcasing regional and national Bluegrass and Old Time musicians.

The #JCJAM4 that will take place Friday and Saturday, May 25-26 at Harris Riverfront Park in downtown Huntington, will feature a half dozen regional acts on Friday and then on Saturday feature a half dozen national acts.

Advance tickets are $20 (for Friday and Saturday) on sale now at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jcjam4-rib-and-brisket-smokeoff-tickets-43032512403?aff=eac2

Children are free to the festival. There is also free camping at the Riverfront, and festival-goers are allowed to bring coolers with any legal adult beverages.

Here is a look at this years lineup, more acts may be added…
Friday May 25th
Big Rock & The Candyass Mountain Boys
String Therapy
Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle
Short and Company
Of The Dell

Sat May 26
Dave and Valerie Mayfield
The String Assassins
Larry Keel Experience
Strung Like a Horse
Dave Mayfield Parade

More information and announcements at https://www.facebook.com/jewelcityjamboree/

Downtown 0525 2527282000

Old Central City Days

Date: June

Location:

Old Central City | 14th St W

Old Central City is known at the "Antique Capital" of the Tri-State. You can enjoy shopping, eating, and experience our rich history at nearby museums. Old Central City is a good place to shop while touring the city, seeing the Quilt Trail, and attending our special events. Each year we have Old Central City City Days, which is a festive time of outdoor antique displays, crafts, good food, and musical entertainment. More information available at www.oldcentralcity.org

West End 0610 2465588560

Pilot Club Antique Fair

Date: August

Website: Pilot Club Antique Fair

Area's finest antique show and sale. Over 40 dealers representing more than 10 states.

Downtown 0817 2471465260

Pumpkin House / C-K AutumnFest

Date: October 27 - October 31

Website: Pumpkin House / C-K AutumnFest

Location:

C-K Community Center - 1200 Poplar St. Kenova / 748 Beech St. Kenova

The C-K AutumnFest takes place the last weekend in October in the two quaint communities of Ceredo and Kenova. The centerpiece of the festival is the World-Famous Pumpkin House, which has become one of the West Virginia's favorite tourist attractions. Decorated with over 3,000 hand-carved pumpkins, this is a Halloween bucket list item for all ages! Arts and crafts booths, an old-fashioned bake-off, local vendors and more will be onsite and throughout the community.

West End 1027 2509127200

Rails & Ales Festival 2017

Date: August 12

Website: Rails & Ales Festival 2017

Location:

Harris River Front Park | Veterans Memorial Blvd & 10th st

Rails & Ales Craft Beer Fesival will feature live music, food from local restaurants, artisan vendors, and specialty craft beer from West Virginia breweries, craft breweries across the US and from around the world.

The festival will be held rain or shine and there will be no refunds. All attendees must have a ticket and must be 21 years or older. Small children can attend if they are carried by their parents at all times – no strollers will be allowed. Kick back with fellow beer lovers as we unite for a one-day celebration of craft beers at Harris Riverfront Park! For tickets and more information please visit www.railsandales.com.

Downtown 0812 2502560800

St. George Greek Festival

Date: September 28 - September 30

Website: St. George Greek Festival

Location:

St. George Greek Orthodox Church | 701 11th Ave

Greek Fest is held at St. George Greek Orthodox Church September 28 -30.

Experience the culture and ancestry of Greece and the Orthodox Christian faith! Be a part of the festival at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Huntington, WV. We welcome you to connect with Greek heritage and traditions that are centuries old, but still contemporary in their focus. The church will offer tours to inspire and educate you, the food and drink will fill you with joy, and the hospitality will make you feel right at home. Stop by the shops, enjoy the music and dancing, and enjoy the wonderful Greek pastries!

Whether you’ve never seen Greek Dancing or have made a tradition of coming to watch our dancers each year, come to experience Greek Culture right here in Huntington, WV! Our dancers take great pride in keeping the Greek Dance tradition strong in our local community, so come and cheer them on as they perform! Sit and eat our delicious Greek food or just watch and enjoy the heart of the festival as our dancers perform native dance steps all the way from Greece!

For a full menu of food, entertainment, and activities please visit www.stgeorgehwv.org/festival

Festival Hours
Friday & Saturday 11am – 8pm
Sunday 11:30am – 4pm

Greek Dancing
Friday at 6:00pm
Saturday at 1:00pm, 4:00pm, and 7:00pm
Sunday at 1:00pm

Church Tours
Friday at 12pm and 7:00 pm
Saturday at 2:00 pm, Vespers at 5:00 pm, and 6:00 pm
Sunday at 2:00 pm

Downtown 0928 2538154000

StinkFest 2018

Date: April 21

Website: StinkFest 2018

Location:

The Wild Ramp | 555 14th St W

The Wild Ramp is pleased to announce the market's 4th Annual StinkFest, will take place at its Old Central City location on Saturday April 21st from 10am - 5pm. Join us as we celebrate Ramp season! Feast on this iconic spring plant that is our market's namesake. Free and open to the public! Food vendors featuring ramp dish specialties, music, artisans, and activities for the kids. Meet "Stinky" our Wild Ramp mascot too! Stay tuned for more details in the next couple of weeks! Don't miss out on your chance to celebrate the stink!

West End 0421 2524328800

The 45th Annual Dogwood Arts & Crafts Festival

Date: April 28 - April 30

Website: The 45th Annual Dogwood Arts & Crafts Festival

Location:

Big Sandy Superstore Arena | 1 Civic Center Drive

The Dogwood Arts & Crafts Festival features over 90 vendors with hand-crafted items such as jewelry, food products, woodwork, art, soaps and lotions, yard art, pottery and much more. For more information or tickets please call 304.696.5990 or visit www.bigsandyarena.com

Downtown 0428 2493395200

Wayne County Fair

Date: August 1 - August 5

Website: Wayne County Fair

Location:

Camden Park | 5000 Waverly Rd

Begining Tuesday August 1 the Wayne County Fair runs through Saturday, Aug. 5, with a refreshing blend of county fair (local and area vendors, live music and entertainment, horse show, 4-H Livestock show, wrestling, wood carvings and 4-H garden produce, quilts and craft projects) combined with the 30 rides and attractions at Camden Park, such as The Big Dipper, The Haunted House, the Rattler, the Slingshot, the West Virginia Adventure Minigolf, Swan Lake Pedalboats, the train and much more. Call (304) 272-6839 or email, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for more information or visit http://waynecountyfair-wv.com/

Barboursville Milton 0801 2501596000

West Virginia Hot Dog Festival

Date: July 28

Website: West Virginia Hot Dog Festival

Location:

Pullman Square | 900 block 3rd Ave

Our Tri-State area is home to an unusally large number of hot dog businesses, many decades-old, family-owned businesses that shine as beloved, true traditions! We invite you to come to Downtown Huntington as we collect a dozen of the area's top hot dog businesses, and put them in one location, working together to raise money for the children in our region under treatment for cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.

We welcome you, your family, and the family dog to come to our annual WV Hot Dog Festival to enjoy contests and competitions, live music and entertainment all day, displays, prizes, demonstrations, crafts, shopping, car and truck shows, and to sample all of these wonderfully delicious hot dogs (as much as you can eat!) in one location for the entire day at Pullman Square!

The Bun Run 10K & 5K starts at 8:00am with prizes given out for the overall male and female finishers along with the first three finishers in each male and female group. The Wiener Dog Races will begin promptly at noon with registration from 8:30am-11:30am. For more information on these events, the hot dog eating contest, root beer chugging contest, a complete schedule of events, and more visit their website at www.wvhotdogfestival.com!

Downtown 0728 2532786400

West Virginia Pumpkin Festival

Date: October 5 - October 8

Website: West Virginia Pumpkin Festival

Location:

Milton Pumpkin Park | One Pumpkin Park | Milton

The festival hosts a cultural array of activities for the entire family. In addition to over 100 skilled artisans who display juried crafts and numerous exhibits, master craftsmen share their expertise by demonstrating skills such as blacksmithing, pottery making, quilting, woodworking, and more! You'll also find some of the area's finest musicians throughout the festival. For more information, visit their website - wvpumpkinpark.com - or call 304.743.8774.

Admission: $8 | Children under 5 are free | Group rates available upon request | Free Parking

 

Milton 1005 2475679600