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Major Events

The Greater Parkersburg area is packed with fun things to do year round.  Major annual fairs, festivals and other special events in Greater Parkersburg are listed here.  Be sure to visit the events by month for a complete list of area events.  

Haunted Parkersburg Ghost Tours

9/26/2014 - 11/01/2014

Haunted Parkersburg Ghost Tours

Starts at Blennerhassett Hotel
320 Market St
Parkersburg, WV 26101

304-428-7978

View Map | http://hauntedparkersburg.wix.com/larry-test1

Rated as the eighth most popular ghost tour in the nation. Stroll over the quaint streets of downtown Parkersburg and listen as the tour guides relate the town's haunted history and paranormal tales. Friday and Saturday evenings late September through early November starting at 7:30 p.m. Tour takes about two hours and includes about two miles of walking. Admission.  

 

10/10/2014 - 10/11/2014

Blennerhassett Island Mansion by Candlelight

Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park
137 Juliana St
Parkersburg, WV
304-420-4800; 800-225-5982

View Map | http://www.blennerhassettislandstatepark.com

Return to the era of the Blennerhassetts and enjoy an enchanted evening on Blennerhassett Island.  After an authentic sternwheeler cruise to the Island, experience a harvest dinner, horse-drawn wagon rides and music, games and dancing of the period. Reservations required.   

Holiday in the Park

11/22/2014 - 12/31/2014

Holiday in the Park

City and Southwood Parks
1920 Park Ave
Parkersburg, WV
304-480-2655

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A holiday light drive-through display at two of the city parks decorated in celebration of the season with colorful animated and still holiday light displays.  Free admission, but donations appreciated.

Taste of Parkersburg

5/29/2015 - 5/30/2015

Taste of Parkersburg

Bicentennial Plaza
Market St
Parkersburg, WV
(3rd and Market Sts)

304-422-3131

View Map | http://www.tasteofparkersburg.com

Savor the flavor of Parkersburg with food, wine, entertainment and artisans.  Taste selections from more than a dozen local restaurants and over 40 different wines.  Sat - 5:00 to 11:00 p.m.  Special wine event Friday evening.

Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival

6/19/2015 - 6/21/2015

Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival

City Park
1920 Park Ave
Parkersburg, WV
304-482-7790

View Map | http://www.movmcf.org

Outdoor international festival featuring traditional music and dance, a wide variety of ethnic foods, an international marketplace and children's activities. "Come to the City Park and take a trip around the world." Fri 6:00 to 11:00 p.m.; Sat 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.; Sun 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. Free.

West Virginia Interstate Fair & Exposition

7/14/2015 - 7/18/2015

West Virginia Interstate Fair & Exposition

Fairgrounds
2230 Butcher Bend Rd
Mineral Wells, WV
304-489-1301

View Map | http://www.wvinterstatefair.org

Features 4-H exhibits, contests, professional entertainment, track events, livestock exhibits, carnival and more.  Admission. 

Parkersburg Homecoming Festival

8/14/2015 - 8/16/2015

Parkersburg Homecoming Festival

Downtown
2nd St
Parkersburg, WV 26101

304-482-5275

View Map | http://www.parkersburg-homecoming.com

Competitions, events for all ages, parade, half-marathon, top Nashville entertainment, fireworks, arts and crafts, food concessions and sternwheelers. Fri 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.; Sat 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Sun 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Free.

West Virginia State Honey Festival

8/22/2015 - 8/23/2015

West Virginia State Honey Festival

City Park
1920 Park Ave
Parkersburg, WV
304-424-7311

View Map | http://www.woodrecreation.com/id22.html

The festival promotes the honey industry's sweetness and importance. See a live bee beard and enjoy great entertainment, crafts, baking contest and children's heritage activities. Sat 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Sun 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission.

Harvest Moon Arts & Crafts Festival

9/19/2015 - 9/20/2015

Harvest Moon Arts & Crafts Festival

City Park
1920 Park Ave
Parkersburg, WV
304-424-7311

View Map | http://www.woodrecreation.com

Annual juried craft show with over 200 crafters, craft demonstrations, quality food and live entertainment. Hours Sat 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sun 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission.

9/25/2015 - 9/27/2015

Volcano Days

Mountwood Park
1014 Volcano Rd
Waverly, WV
(Off US 50 12 miles east of Parkersburg)

304-679-3611 or 877-320-1688

View Map | http://www.mountwoodpark.org

Go back in time and experience the history of where it all began.  The festival features an antique steam and gas engine show, model railroad display, kiddie tractor pulls, corn meal grinding, apple butter making, historic wagon rides, crafts and flea market, food vendors and entertainment.

 

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