2017 WEST VIRGINIA 2017
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, LOCAL EVENTS
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January 20-22, 2017 - 33rd Annual Festival of Food & Wine
Morgantown, West Virginia
An adventure of food, wine, non-stop cooking classes, seminars, and local crafts. The weekend will be highlighted by culinary seminars featuring cuisine from Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York City and much more. Accompanied with the culinary seminars there will be wine tastings and classes along with whiskey tasting. During the day on Saturday, shop our Artisan Marketplace featuring homemade jams and sauces, wines, jewelry, antiques and much more! Don't forget about the 6th Annual Iron Chef Competition where two seasoned chefs will have a cook off for the prized trophy!
April 29, 2017 Ramp and Rhubarb Gourmet Dinner
Weston, West Virginia
The Riverfront Farmers Market, of Weston is having a Ramp and Rhubarb Gourmet Dinner at the WV Museum of American Glass on Main Avenue in Weston. The cost is $35 per person with the dinner created by award-winning chef Geoff Kraus of Thyme Bistro in Weston. Reservations can be made and tickets bought at Thyme Bistro (304-269-7177), City Municipal Building (304-269-61410, or the Glass Museum (304-269-5006). The dinner begins at 7 p.m.
July 21-23, 2017 Annual Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival
Wheeling, West Virginia
Wheeling is home to the second-largest Italian festival in the country. Food is provided by over 100 specialty vendors and visitors are treated to a celebration of anything and everything Italian in a setting complete with music and culture.
August 3-5, 2017 21st Annual Blackberry Festival
Nutter Fort, West Virginia
This great 3-day food festival has lots of wonderful blackberry dishes and other foods, arts & crafts, 5K Run, fireworks, games and lots and lots of free entertainment.
August 11-20, 2017 State Fair of West Virginia - Fairlea, West Virginia
The State Fair began as an agricultural event and its mission statement opens with the primary goal being, “to produce a quality fair committed to the traditions of agriculture.” The importance of agriculture in daily life, society and international markets is a very important educational focus of the Fair’s programming.
August 19, 2017 Mountaineer Brewfest at Heritage Port
Wheeling, West Virginia
Mountaineer Brewfest is an Upper Ohio Valley Festival showcasing West Virginia’s diverse entries in the Craft and Microbrew market.
August 25-27, 2017 21st Annual Appalachian Festival
Buckley, West Virginia
Food vendors & free concerts; Taste of Beckley; Part of the Annual Appalachian Festival which also features arts & crafts, folk music and coal mine tours.
August 26-27, 2017 Annual West Virginia State Honey Festival
Parkersburg, West Virginia
A festival designed to promote the bee industry with lots of crafts, great food, great entertainment, and a Kid's Zone for children. The West Virginia State Honey Festival was founded with the purpose to educate the community on the importance of honey and the honey bee. From great food and entertainment, to our many crafters as well as our continued education about honey and the honey bee, the West Virginia State Honey Festival offers a little something for everyone.
September 8-9, 2017 48th Annual Nicholas County Potato Festival
Summersville, West Virginia
Celebrates potato farming, which is a significant part of Nicholas County's heritage. The festival is geared towards the family and provides an array of activities.
September 14-16, 2017 44th Annual Clay County Golden Delicious Festival - Clay, West Virginia
Indulge in a taste of fun in Clay, birthplace of the Golden Delicious apple, official state fruit of West Virginia.
September 15-17, 2017 Mountain State Art & Craft Fair
Ripley, West Virginia
Mountain State Art and Craft Fair: An Appalachian Experience will take place at Cedar Lakes Conference Center near Ripley, WV. Hours will be from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Sunday hours will be from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. West Virginia’s oldest heritage fair, the MSACF began in 1963 as part of West Virginia’s Centennial celebration. The Fair will be an autumn celebration of art, food, music and culture. It will highlight the influences of the Celtic, Italian, Swiss, German and other cultures that made Appalachia special. Cedar Lakes provides a beautiful backdrop for this three-day event where exhibitors will have the opportunity to demonstrate and sell their wares. Products available will include those made from wood, glass and metal, as well as one-of-a kind clothing, fine art and much more.
September 28-October 1, 2017 75th Annual Buckwheat Festival
Kingwood, West Virginia
The festival's namesake- buckwheat- is served each year as deliciously sour cakes that can be smothered in butter and syrup or applesauce. Festival highlights include livestock shows, arts & crafts, parade, music and fireworks.
September 29-30, 2017 WV RoadKill Cook-off & Autumn Harvest Festival - Marlinton, West Virginia
The West Virginia Road Kill Cook-off is one of the region’s most exciting and fun annual events. In years past, the Food Network, the Travel Channel and the Discovery Channel have all done filming of this wild and wacky festival! Anything goes as long as the main ingredient is an animal commonly found along the road. You can taste some very unique dishes. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three teams chosen by our panel of celebrity judges.
October 5-8, 2017 West Virginia Pumpkin Festival
Milton, West Virginia
Started in 1985, the festival was designed to help farmers with the raising and selling of pumpkins. The festival attracts attention from throughout the region and features a variety of activities aimed at families.
October 12-15, 2017 Annual West Virginia Black Walnut Festival
Spencer, West Virginia
The annual event will feature food, entertainment, car show, livestock show, carnival, and awards for the finest mature black walnut and hickory nut specimens from around the state, judged for the quality and size of their kernels.
October 19-22, 2017 Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival
Martinsburg, West Virginia
Parade, cooking demonstration, arts & crafts, square dance, and tours of the WV University Tree Fruit Research Center. Many contests: best apple pie, artistic apple arrangements, best grower, photography, apple eating, apple peeling, and apple variety identification.
November 4, 2017 Charleston's Mac n' Cheese Cook-off
Charleston, West Virginia
Charleston's Mac n Cheese Cook-off presented by the Childhood Language Center is back by popular demand for the third year! Held in the beautiful outdoor pavilion at Capitol Market, the competition is open to anyone and everyone, from restaurants, individuals, businesses, and non-profits. You bring your best mac n' cheese and we will take care of the rest! The contestants are judged by local judges as well as by the general public for a chance to win the “People’s Choice Award.” We can’t think of a better way to enjoy a Saturday than listening to some great music, eating some fantastic mac n cheese, and supporting a worthy local cause.