Spend The Holidays In Marion County!

The beloved Marion County tradition is back! The 16th Annual Celebration of Lights opens on November 24 and runs until December 30. Drive through 1.3 miles of mesmerizing light displays at Morris Park. The park will be closed every Wednesday of the season (weather permitting) for Walker Nights. Enjoy the lights up close and personal as you stroll through the park.

Save the date for some fun holiday events, too! Find the perfect local gift during Market in the Park on November 18. Get ready to glow and throw on December 5 for the Holiday Glow Bowl at Morris Park. Then, enjoy the crisp winter air during the Reindeer Run 5K on December 12.

18th-Century Christmas Tours

Before the days of Black Friday shopping and LED lights, there were homemade wreaths, pine boughs and candles. This holiday season, experience how our colonial ancestors used to celebrate. Join us for the annual Prickett’s Fort Christmas Tour. The tour includes period costumes, scenery and decor from the pioneer era. The holiday tours will take place on November 26, December 1 (this tour includes a hearth cooking demonstration) and December 3. There is also an option to enjoy a Candlelight Tour with live period music on November 25 and December 2.

Feast of the Seven Fishes Festival

Celebrate the holidays in Marion County with the annual Feast of the Seven Fishes Festival on December 8 and 9! Join us in observing the area’s Italian heritage with a special weekend of events, including the largest outdoor market of the year. Spend two days browsing Italian-inspired crafters, food vendors and live entertainment, all set in the heart of downtown Fairmont. Enjoy special cooking demonstrations — with samples — of traditional Italian holiday dishes during the Festival Cucina Cooking School on December 8.

Disc Golf Tournament

Throw your next ace at the 13th Annual Seth Burton Memorial Disc Golf Tournament at Morris Park on September 29 - October 1. The tournament is a Pro A-tier/Amateur B-tier PDGA-sanctioned singles competition. The Seth Burton Memorial Disc Golf Course Complex features two premier 18-hole courses. Marion County’s rolling hills and dense forests make the best environment for an exciting round of disc golf, as well as a scenic view for spectators to enjoy. 

Classical Music

The first half of the Fairmont Chamber Music Society's 2023-2024 season starts on October 1 with Ensemble Aubade. The group performs vivid chamber music by European and American composers for flute, viola and piano. The season continues with Washington D.C.'s ground-breaking woodwind quintet, The Georgetown Quintet, on November 12. Tickets may be purchased at the door ($10 for adults and $6 for seniors and students).

Prickett's Fort Events

Don’t miss all of the upcoming fall events at Prickett’s Fort! Watch as the Augusta County Militia explores the life and times of early Appalachian pioneers on October 7-8. Watch as food is cooked over an open hearth – the way food was prepared during the colonial period of history at the Hearth Cooking Demonstration on October 21. Then, attend the Candle Making & Butter Churning Demonstration on October 28.

Mannington Octoberfest

Enjoy the sights and sounds of autumn during Mannington’s Octoberfest on October 7. For more than three decades, residents and visitors have gathered for the annual Octoberfest, held on the first Saturday of the month. Food vendors, artisans, crafters and entertainers will line Market Street for the day. The festivities begin at 11 a.m. and run until 4 p.m.

Octoberfest & 5K Run

Enjoy live music, authentic German cuisine, a warm bonfire and the celebration of beer at Short Story’s 6th Annual Octoberfest on October 7. The event will kick off with the return of the Ready, Steady, Run 5K through Rivesville’s various neighborhoods and along the mighty Monongahela River. All proceeds benefit the Rivesville Elementary/Middle School. The race begins at 10 a.m., with the Octoberfest celebration starting at 4 p.m.

Hamilton Round Barn

Catch the last live performance of the year at the Hamilton Round Barn on October 28 with the Rick Tincher Band! This event is hosted by the West Augusta Historical Society and will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Weekly Live Music

Every Saturday, enjoy live country music at Sagebrush Round-Up — the Country Music Hall of Fame for West Virginia — from 5 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.

For a full list of Marion County events, please visit our calendar here.
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