The Great Pepperoni Roll Drop

Ring in 2024 with Mannington’s 5th Annual New Year’s Eve Great Pepperoni Roll Drop! Enjoy an evening of live music, games, fire pits and various food vendors. The festivities begin with the Raising of the Roll at 9 p.m. The giant pepperoni roll will begin dropping at 11:59 p.m.

Indoor Recreation In Marion County

Beat the winter blues in Marion County with various indoor recreation options. Whether it's a retro roller-skating experience at Retro Skate, axe-throwing excitement at LumberjAXE, unleashing your creativity at Mountain Creative or diving into a gaming paradise at Arcade-O-Mania, there's something for everyone. Escape the cold and enjoy these indoor activities that promise a blend of fun and entertainment for a memorable winter experience in Marion County.

Self-Guided Audio Tours At Pricketts Fort

Step into the past at Pricketts Fort State Park, where history unfolds through a captivating self-guided audio tour. Available during the off-season from January to March 25, immerse yourself in the rich heritage of the fort. Tickets are $4 per person and can be purchased from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pricketts Fort Visitor Center. Let the audio guide be your companion as you explore the fascinating layers of history at your own pace.

Run To Read Half Marathon

Kickstart your healthy habits this new year while supporting a great cause! Race through Pricketts Fort State Park and support the Literacy Volunteers of Marion County in the Run to Read Half Marathon on January 13. This 19th annual race begins at 1 p.m., with race day registration at 11:30 a.m. You can register for this race online now. 

Weekly Live Music

Live music returns to the Sagebrush Round-Up on February 17. Enjoy performances every Saturday evening at 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!

Pricketts Fort Events

Pricketts Fort State Park’s 18th Century Firearms and Accoutrements Show will be held February 23-24. The show will feature numerous vendors and craftsmen from the Appalachian region who specialize in crafting 18th-century weaponry, such as rifles, gunpowder horns, knives, tomahawks and decorative items, including leather pouches and quilt work. The show dates are Friday, February 23 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, February 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fairmont Ice Bowl

The 20th Annual Fairmont Ice Bowl will be on February 24 at Morris Park. The Ice Bowl is a national charity disc golf program that raises donations for local food banks, and proceeds from this tournament are going to the Fairmont Soup Opera. Entry for the Ice Bowl is $40 and a food donation. Awards will be given to the top three finishers in singles, doubles and overall. Register for this event today!

Fairmont Chamber Music Concert

The second half of the Fairmont Chamber Music Society’s season starts on February 25 with the Atlas String Quartet. The quartet is lauded for its passionate and dynamic performances and signature sound. Tickets may be purchased at the door ($10 for adults and $6 for seniors and students).

Easter In Marion County

Celebrate Easter in Marion County on March 31. While specific events are yet to be confirmed, the spirit of joy and togetherness is in the air. Stay tuned for updates on potential community gatherings, egg hunts and festive activities that will make this Easter a memorable one for everyone.

Mountaineer State History Expo

Discover the rich history of Marion County and West Virginia through historical-themed exhibits at the Mountaineer State History Expo on April 6. The event will take place at the Marion County Courthouse from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition to exhibits, there will be Civil War interpreters and live music. If you are interested in having a display, please contact the Marion County Historical Society for an application.

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