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Discover the best things to do in the Middle of Everywhere.

From historical exhibitions and live music to annual festivals and holiday celebrations, find amazing events all year long in Marion County. Sign up for our newsletter to never miss an upcoming event!


Please Note: Be sure to check the website or social media pages of each individual event or contact the event organizers directly for the most up-to-date information.


 
 

Wreath Workshop

Pricketts Fort 88 State Park Road, Fairmont, WV

Pricketts Fort at Christmastime might just be the most magical place! Prepare your mind and home for the season with the Marion County Master Gardeners. Make your own holiday wreath from a wide variety of fresh greens! (Bring gloves, pruners and wire cutters!) Register with the Marion County Extension Office (304)367-2772.

$20

18th Century Colonial Ball

Pricketts Fort 88 State Park Road, Fairmont, WV

Start the holiday season off with an 18th Century Colonial Ball! The evening will feature live period music and light hors d'oeuvres. All participants must be in 18th century attire! ($8 per couple, $5 per person. Children 15 years and under are free.) For more information or to register, call (304)363-3030 or go online to... View Article

$5

Historical Arts Workshop

Pricketts Fort 88 State Park Road, Fairmont, WV

Learn ho to support and maintain flintlock and percussion guns for hunting and shooting! Students will be making small horns, cap holder, ball pouches, screw drivers and oilers. Limited to 20 students! (PFMF Members $25, Non-Members $30.) Register online at www.prickettsfort.org/register or call (304)363-3030.

$25

Historical Arts Workshop

Pricketts Fort 88 State Park Road, Fairmont, WV

Learn to make and finish a usable powder horn for hunting and reenacting! Students will learn the basic layout, cutting, carving and file work. (Some tools and a limited number of horn kits will be available at $40 each.) Limited 20 students! (PFMF Members $25, Non-Members $30.) Register online at www.prickettsfort.org/register or call (304)363-3030.

$25

Run to Read Half Marathon

Pricketts Fort 88 State Park Road, Fairmont, WV

The 14th Annual Run to Read Half Marathon begins at 1 pm with race day registration at 11:30 am. The course is a 1% grade, starting on the paved MCPARC Trail and running through the Meredith tunnel before going back to Pricketts Fort. The second section will be run on the Mon River Trail, and the race will finish on this trail. (USATF sanctioned.)
The cost to participate is $30 by Oct. 13, $40 by Dec. 29 and $45 after Dec. 29.
All proceeds will benefit Literacy Volunteers of Marion County (a United Way agency), which provides free tutoring to adults and children in basic reading, math, ESL (English as a second language) and GED preparation.

$30

Augusta County Militia

Pricketts Fort 88 State Park Road, Fairmont, WV

The Augusta County Militia will explore the life and times of early Appalachian pioneer Joseph Doddridge, demonstrating several crafts and conducting militia operations.

Lecture by Dr. Marian Hollinger

Pricketts Fort 88 State Park Road, Fairmont, WV

Lecture: Artist George Caleb Bingham by Dr. Marian Hollinger.
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the Pricketts Fort Visitor Center as Dr. Marian Hollinger discusses the life and art of artist George Caleb. Bingham’s art is the earliest and finest body of work depicting frontier life in America. (This lecture is free to the public.)

Traditional Music Day

Pricketts Fort 88 State Park Road, Fairmont, WV

Enjoy a full day of traditional music at the Fort! Be sure to check out the jam session in the park, too.

Kids’ Naturalist Program

Pricketts Fort 88 State Park Road, Fairmont, WV

Bring the kids to the park and let them discover the wonders of nature, everything from bugs and flowers to birds and trees. Your child will have fun while they learn! This program is for children ages 10 to 13. The program is free, but children must be registered. To do so, go to www.prickettsfort.org/register or call the office at 304-363-3030. (Limit: 25 students.)

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Hearth Cooking Demo

Pricketts Fort 88 State Park Road, Fairmont, WV

Enjoy the smell of food cooking over an open hearth at the Fort – the way it was prepared during colonial times. Recipes available upon request. Cooking demos will also take place September 12, 20 and 27 and again October 4, 11, 18 and 25. Learn more about Pricketts Fort here. Admission: $8 adults, $6 seniors (60+) $4... View Article

$4 – $8

Hearth Cooking Demo

Pricketts Fort 88 State Park Road, Fairmont, WV

Come out and tour the fort and smell the food cooking over an open hearth, the way food was prepared during the colonial times. Recipes will be available upon request. Regular admission applies.

Colonial Kids Day @ Pricketts Fort

This day focuses on 18th-century life through a child’s eyes. Bring the kids to the fort to experience a full day of fun and educational activities. Activities will include life in the militia, games of the colonial child, and a story in the Thomas Library. Children must be accompanied by an adult and regular admission... View Article