Don't Miss All Of The Spring Events At Prickett's Fort!

Welcome the return of wood ducks to the park on April 13, then celebrate the joys of spring at Prickett’s Fort Annual Bird Walks throughout April and May. On May 6, the Marion County Master Gardeners are hosting an heirloom plant sale in the Prickett’s Fort Visitor Center, with all proceeds going to maintain the gardens at the park.

Tour the fort and smell delicious food cooking over an open hearth at the Hearth Cooking Demo on May 20 and June 13. Watch some of the best blacksmiths in the area apply their skills at the Appalachian Blacksmith Association Hammer-In on June 10. And bring the kids to Colonial Kids Day on June 21, where they can experience life in the 18th century. 

Welcome Joel Dugan, the artist-in-residence at Prickett’s Fort, and watch as he paints his interpretation of different scenes in the historical section of the park. Lastly, enjoy some live music on June 30! The New Diesel Trio will be performing traditional music with modern energy.

Weekly Live Music

Catch live music performances every Saturday evening at Sagebrush Round-Up — West Virginia’s Country Music Hall of Fame. Come early and try a home-cooked dinner. And be sure to snap a selfie in front of the large acoustic guitar!

Folklife Workshops

The Frank & Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center is hosting a series of workshops, concerts and events this spring. Upcoming events include The 10 Herbs You Should Know workshop (April 6), the West Virginia Storytelling Guild spring concert (April 14), and a performance by award-winning flatfoot dancer Lou Maiuri (April 16). 

Hometown Markets

Shop from local artisans and vendors at the Main Street Fairmont Hometown Markets! On the third Saturday of every month 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 20 and June 17.

EHQ Valley Falls Race

Get ready to test your endurance at the EHQ Valley Falls 6 & 12 Hour Race on May 6! 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.

Annual Canoe Race

Calling all kayak and canoe enthusiasts! The Annual Joel McCann Memorial Canoe Race (The Great Buffalo Canoe Race) is back this year on May 6! 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.

Spring Fling Cruise-In

Save the date for the Town of White Hall’s 3rd Annual Spring Fling Cruise-In on May 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event is open to all makes and models. Food trucks, music, crafts and kid-friendly activities will take place throughout the day, as well.

WV Three Rivers Festival

The annual West Virginia Three Rivers Festival is back this year on May 25-27 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. Learn more about the history of the festival and find the full schedule on our website!

Palatine Park Concerts

Starting on May 26, spend your weekend evenings with live music at Palatine Park. The Palatine Park Summer 2023 lineup features Green River (May 26), KISS Army (May 27), Palatine Legends Series: SOS and EXODUS (June 3), BADFISH and The Red Not Chili Peppers (June 10), and GROHLFEST featuring Smells Like Nirvana and FOOZ FIGHTERS (June 24). Find a full lineup on our website.


Celebrate the life and music of Patty Looman — renowned mountain and hammered dulcimer musician — at PattyFest on June 3. This old-time music festival includes free admission and workshops, an open stage and local food trucks.

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