FAIRS & FESTIVALS in Summersville and Surrounding Areas

Gather in the Garden • June–August
Free concerts in the Sterling Spencer Sculpture Garden, Main St., Richwood, 7-9:00pm. Music, food and fun for the family.

Fourth of July Fireworks held every year at Northside.
Sponsored by the City of Summersville and the Summersville Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Music at the Pavilion Fridays • July – mid-August
6:30pm-8:30pm at the City Pavilion in downtown Summersville.
Free to the public. Bring your lawn chair.

Wally’s Squadron R/C Fly In • Aug. 12–15
Butler Field; Phillips Run Rd. North of Summersville. Remote controlled Model aircraft of all types Vendors, Raffles.

Nicholas County Potato Festival • Sept. 11–12
Downtown Summersville.
Celebrating friends, fun and potatoes! Plenty of games, entertainment, amusement rides, pet pageant, mashed potato, tater tot and hot wing eating contests, potato decorating, food, craft vendors, Grand Parade, tractor and car shows, 5K race, spud hunt and sack race, potato exhibit and auction. Firemen’s Parade and Potato Idol Contest.


Grape Stompin’ Festival • Sept. 19–20
Sponsored by Kirkwood Winery.
Entertainment, wine tasting and tours, food, games and activities. Special grape stomping contest.

Craigsville Fall Festival • Sept. 19
Parades, arts and crafts, food, entertainment, Queen’s Pageant, Children’s Pageant and more.

Fenwick Mountain Old Time Community Festival • Oct. 3
Tractors, blacksmiths, apple butter, games, food, friends and more. There will be various demonstrations including
making apple butter. Auction at 2pm. Check out the Facebook Event Page for more info.

Mountain Color Art Show • Oct. 4
The opening reception and awards ceremony is on Sunday, Oct. 4 2pm-4pm. This is free to the public - exhibition includes work from award-winning artists from Nicholas and surrounding counties as well as from across the state. Following the opening day celebrations, the art can also be viewed throughout the week 5pm-8pm each evening.

Mountain Heritage Day • Oct. 10
Artists and Crafters demonstrate their craft at Richwood City Hall parking lot.

Mountain Arts Festival • Oct. 12
As part of the weeklong celebration of art, artisans and crafters will demonstrate their special skills and craftsmanship 10am–4pm. Most of their art will be for sale. Contact Carl O’Dell at 304-846-6782.

Holiday Craft Extravaganza • Nov. 20–21
Summersville Arena & Conference
Center Huge craft show extravaganza with over 100 craft vendors.

Hometown Holiday Marketplace • Dec. 12
An old-fashioned Christmas shopping experience as you shop storefronts along Richwood’s Historic Main Street and other surrounding locations from 10am-3:30pm. It will be a full day of shopping with artisans and crafters selling unique homemade items—along with music, food, buggy rides, shuttle stops at each location and, of course, Santa Claus.