Enter Our New Photo Contest!

Spring has sprung and we are now looking for beautiful photos that highlight
the sights of Marion County for a new postcard collection! Upload your best
scenic spring and/or summer photos with #MyMarionWV to be entered for a chance to win a $250 Visa gift card and have your photo featured on a postcard. The deadline to submit your photos is June 1. Read our latest blog for more details on the contest guidelines and prizes, and stay tuned for more contests
in the upcoming fall and winter seasons!

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Request A Travel Guide

Request a copy of our free Marion County Visitors Guide to help plan your next trip to the Middle of Everywhere! Our guide includes information on our interesting attractions, delicious eateries, comfortable accommodations and more. Scan the QR code on the back of our guide or click this link to fill out a survey for your chance to win a Marion County gift box!

Italy In Appalachia 

For a real taste of Italy in Appalachia, plan a trip to Marion County! From delicious Italian cuisine found at our family-owned restaurants to a pepperoni roll tour across the county, there are plenty of ways to celebrate our Italian roots. Learn more about Marion County Italian heritage at the West Virginia Three Rivers Festival, featuring the Pepperoni Roll Eating World Championship.

Weekly Country Music

Every Saturday, enjoy live country music at the Sagebrush Round-Up from 4 to 10 p.m. Come early to try a home-cooked dinner, and of course, be sure to snap a selfie in front of the large acoustic guitar. 

WV Three Rivers Festival

The annual West Virginia Three Rivers Festival is back this year on May
26-28 at Palatine Park! This three-day festival features live entertainment,
a pepperoni roll eating contest and amateur baking contest, carnival rides, games, a parade and fireworks.

Events At Pricketts Fort 

Don’t miss all of Pricketts Fort’s spring events! Celebrate the joys of spring at Pricketts Fort Annual Birdwalks. The staff of the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources will lead these nature walks. Tour the fort and smell food cooking over an open hearth at the Hearth Cooking Demo on May 21. Bring the kids to Colonial Kids Day, where they can experience life in the 18th century. Activities include daily chores in the fort, life in the militia, colonial children’s games and crafts. Lastly, watch some of the best blacksmiths in the area apply their skills at the Appalachian Blacksmith Association Hammer-In on June 11.

Forks of the Buffalo BBQ

Get ready for the ultimate barbecue competition! Head to the Mannington Fair Grounds on May 20-22 for the Forks of the Buffalo BBQ Throwdown. The winner of this KCBS Sanctioned Event will get the chance to represent West Virginia at the Jack Daniels Worldwide Invitational BBQ Championship. The weekend includes a cooking competition, queen’s pageant and car cruise-in.

Annual Canoe Race

Calling all kayak and canoe enthusiasts! The Annual Great Buffalo Canoe Race is back this year on
May 7! Registration starts at 8 a.m.
at Hough Park and the race begins at 9 a.m. Following the race, a small reception will be held at the Farmington Fire Department.

Hometown Market

Shop from local artisans and vendors at the Downtown Fairmont Hometown Market! From May through September, browse local crafts, produce and more. The market is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The upcoming market dates are May 21 and June 11.

Valley Falls EHQ Race

Get ready to test your endurance at the EHQ Valley Falls 6 & 12 Hour Race! The race terrain consists of gravel service roads, single track trails, rocky climbs, rolling hills and, of course, the beautiful Valley Falls. Visit our website for a full breakdown of the course.

Blissful Yoga Festival

Treat yourself to a blissful afternoon of yoga, mindfulness and community at the Blissful Yoga Festival on June 5. The festival will take place from 2 to 8 p.m. at Palatine Park, and will feature kids yoga, adult classes, live music, local artists and vendors. No prior experience is required!

Events At Palatine Park

Head to Palatine Park every Saturday starting on June 4 for live music.
The Palatine Park’s Legends Series continues with Completely Unchained — The Ultimate Van Halen Tribute
and LIVE WIRE — The Ultimate AC/DC Experience.
The following Saturday performances include Ladies Night (June 11), Soul Saturday (June 18)
and the Sounds Good Festival 2022 (June 25).
For a full list of Marion County events, please visit our calendar here.
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