MARCH
St. Patrick’s Day Parade   March 16
Celebrate Irish heritage with the grand parade,

great food, prizes and Irish beer.
www.tractorbarwv.com
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APRIL
Feast of the Ramson   April 13
Celebrate WV’s oldest Ramp Festival in Richwood

with a huge ramp dinner, mountain music, a pageant,

and an Appalachian Arts & Crafts Show.
www.richwoodchamberofcommerce.org

MAY
Gospel Bluegrass Convention   May 17-19
WV Mountain State Gospel Singers Corporation
Mt. Nebo, 304-872-1977. No admission.
Donations appreciated. Concessions available.
All Gospel Bluegrass groups welcome, all singers welcome.


JUNE
Bluegrass in June Music Festival   June 15
Summersville Arena & Conference Center, 1pm-9pm.
Entertainers include Lizzy Long & Little Roy Lewis,

Special James King Tribute Show, Remington Ryde,

Rappahannock Crossing Bluegrass Band.
Call 717-348-3537 for ticket information.


Gather in the Garden   June - August
Main St., Richwood, 7-9:00pm.

Free concerts in the Sterling Spencer Sculpture Garden,

Music, food, and fun for the family.


WV Quilt Festival   June 20-22
Held every year at the Summersville Arena & Conference Center.
You won’t want to miss seeing the finest quilts in the region!
Vendors and classes throughout the entire festival.
Concessions also available.
wvquilters.org


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


Scenic Mountain Triathlon   July 7
Compete in one of WV’s most challenging triathlons as you swim, run, and bike in the Monongahela National Forest near Richwood.
www.richwoodchamberofcommerce.org


Nicholas County Fair
Amusement rides, food, entertainment, games and activities. Held at the Nicholas County Veterans Memorial Park.

69th Annual Gospel State Convention
July 21-26 WV Mountain State Gospel Singers Corporation, Mt. Nebo, 304-872-1977
No admission. Donations appreciated. Concessions available. All singers welcome.


Cherry River Festival   July 28 - August 3
Come enjoy music, rides, pageants, and events throughout the week in Richwood as well as some great food and games. The Fireman’s Parade on Friday night starts off the weekend fun followed by the Grand Parade, 5K &10K run, and Craft Show on Saturday.
www.cherryriverfestival.org


AUGUST
Summersville Lake Retreat Lighthouse Festival   August 24
Lots of vendors, food, entertainment, door prizes and more. Climb the lighthouse for a beautiful view of Summersville Lake.
summersvillelakeretreat.com


Mountain Mama Hospice Regatta VIII   August 16-18
Racing, good food, music, prizes and raffles.
www.smsawv.org


Wally’s Squadron R/C Fly In   August 14-17
Butler Field; Phillips Run Rd. North of Summersville. Remote controlled Model aircraft of all types.  Vendors, Raffles.
wallys-squadron.com


SEPTEMBER
Nicholas County Potato Festival   September 6 - 7
Downtown Summersville.
Celebrating 50 years of 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.
nicholascountypotatofestival.com


National Grandparents Day Celebration   September 8
Held in Richwood, many of the 15 McQuade children return every year to the town where they were raised to celebrate with us. Marion McQuade founded the day to celebrate grandparents.
www.richwoodchamberofcommerce.org


Special September Gospel Sing   September 13-15
WV Mountain State Gospel Singers Corporation, Mt. Nebo
304-872-1977. No admission. Donations appreciated. Concessions available.
All singers welcome.


Grape Stompin’ Festival   September 20-21
Sponsored by Kirkwood Winery.
Entertainment, wine tasting and tours, food, games and activities. Special grape stomping contest.
kirkwood-wine.com


Gauley Fest   September 19-22
Sponsored by the American Whitewater Association, this festival celebrates white water rafting. Activities include entertainment, vendors, food and high adventure on the Gauley River. Held at the Nicholas County Veterans Memorial Park.
Craigsville Fall Festival
Parades, arts and crafts, food, entertainment, Queen’s Pageant, Children’s Pageant and more.


OCTOBER
Fenwick Mountain Old Time Community Festival   October 5
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   October 6-12
The opening reception and awards ceremony is on Sunday, Oct. 6 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 – Saturday after the Art Show
Artists and Crafters demonstrate their craft at Richwood City Hall parking lot.


Mountain Arts Festival   October 12
As part of the week-long 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.


NOVEMBER
Holiday Craft Extravaganza   November 15-16
Summersville Arena & Conference Center Huge craft show extravaganza with over 100 craft vendors.


DECEMBER
Hometown Holiday Marketplace   December 7
An old-fashioned Christmas shopping experience as you shop store fronts 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.