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Events happening in and around Monroe...

Monroe County is uniquely situated to take advantage of all the surrounding festivals, events and activities that are offered throughout the year.  Below are just a few we thought you might be interested in.





June 25, 29 and July 1-5, 2016 | Alderson 4th of July Celebration

Alderson, WV.  Check out their website for a complete schedule!  The largest 4th of July celebration in West Virginia.

August 27, 2016 | Union's Last Blast of Summer Featuring 'War Comes to Union' Reenactment

Union, WV.  Union Chamber of Commerce  hosts this annual event.  New this year, the Monroe County Heritage Days presents 'War Comes to Union'.  This living history event will attempt to portray the 1864 Federal occupation of Union's historic district and surroundings.  Ther will be drills, demonstrations throughout the encampment.  In Union and the vicinity there are several historic structures whil will serve as scenes for scenarios of events that happened.  For more information about the living history event featured at Union's Last blast, check out the official website or contact: 304-772-4712.  If you are interested in volunteering, check out this link.

September 10, 2016 | JAKES Day

Moncove Lake State Park, Gap Mills, WV.  The JAKES field day will provide opportunities for youth up to 17 years of age to experience the outdoors through hands-on events, education, fellowship and family fun. Those attending the National Wild Turkey Federation, JAKES (Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship) program will learn about hunting, camping, fishing and many other conservation-related topics. Attendees must preregister. Limited to 100 youth.
Contact: 304-772-3450

September 24-25, 2016 | Autumn Harvest Festival

WVU Willow Bend Farm, 4 Miles South of Union, WV on Willow Bend Road
Festival celebrating the end of the agricultural season. Come for the best food; country, live bluegrass & gospel music; handmade quilts & crafts. Vegetable, flower, quilt & art contests. Horseshoe & corn hole tournaments. Youth tractor pull. Apple butter making will be demonstrated and the results will be sold. Large flea market. Free admittance. Contact: 304-772-5475.