Welcome In The New Year In Marion CountyDecember 20, 2017
Happy New Year! Join us as we launch 2018 with entertaining activities and resolutions.
New Year’s Eve at Sagebrush Round-Up
Every party needs fiddles, guitars, and lots of good cheer. And that’s exactly what Sagebrush Round-Up does every New Year’s Eve! Bring those boots to Fairmont’s beloved country music hall on Dec. 31 for live music, dancing, and a home-cooked feast. Dinner tickets must be ordered by Dec. 28. Otherwise, call for music passes.
Valley Worlds of Fun: New Year’s Special
What kid wouldn’t like to start 2018 with bowling, bumper cars, and pizza? Join the party at Valley Worlds of Fun! Their New Year’s Special on Jan. 1 treats you to a regular fun pass, all-day laser tag, and lunch, just for $20.18 a person.
Off-season audio tours at Pricketts Fort
This winter, go on a self-paced exploration of the colonial past. Fairmont’s colonial fortress will have special audio tours for the season, which allow you to peer inside the blacksmith’s shop and various sections inside the fort. All tours include a map and headset.
Ice skating— with a twist
Nothing conjures wintertime like gliding on a rink, scarves whipping in the wind. Palatine Park in Fairmont brings that tradition to life with free skating and rentals from Jan. 4-6. It’s especially magical at night. What’s more, this is an “iceless” rink. Synthetic skating is environmentally friendly and just as exciting as the traditional kind. Try it out!
Run to Read
Did you resolve to exercise more? If so, the Run to Read Half Marathon on Jan. 6 is a great way to start! The course starts and ends at Pricketts Fort in Fairmont. Walkers are welcome. Everybody gets chili, commemorative shirts, and participatory medals, too.
Cozy eats and drinks
Nothing warms the soul after a brisk winter day than comfort food. Crave spaghetti and meatballs? Grab a seat at Muriale’s Restaurant in Fairmont! In the mood for a mocha and a muffin? Head to Fairmont’s Joe n’ Throw. No matter what you and your snowbunnies are craving, Marion County’s restaurants are here to the rescue. There’s even a new brewery!
New Year’s resolutions
If you’re looking for some inspiration, Marion County can help. Valley Falls State Park in Fairmont makes exercise breathtaking— and not just because you’re pumping those legs. The 1,145-acre wilderness boasts 8 wilderness trails, complete with cascades and gorgeous river landscapes.
Add bonus mileage with hikes at Palatine Park in Fairmont, which has easy trails along the Monongahela River; Curtisville Lake in Mannington; and the Mon River Trail, which snakes through Pricketts Fort State Park in Fairmont.