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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.


March 13-15, 2015 | Irish Festival Weekend
Pipestem Resort State Park.  Irish Festival shenanigans.  See "Rhythm of the Dance" at the Chuck Mathena Center on Friday.  Irish Road Bowling is Saturday, at 2 pm with a start line at the Nature Center.  Traditional Irish Buffet at Pipestem Bluestone Restaurant from 5:30 - 8:30 pm.  "Solar Creek" performs old time mountian and Irish music in the Faulconer Room at Pipestem's McKeever Lodge.  Room discounts available when asking for the "Irish Festival" rate. 304-466-1800  Learn more.

April 10-11, 2015  | IBO Spring National
Pipestem Resort State Park.  The International Bowhunters Organization and Backwoods Bowhunters invites the public to participate in the 2015 IBO Spring National, or come as a spectator.  For event details call Larry Kade 304-920-4433.  Learn more.

April 30- May 2, 2015  | 4th Annual Quilters Retreat
Alderson Community Center.  Spend time with guest instructor Fran Kordek and others as they share their talents over three days full of various sessions to participate in. Contact by EmailLearn more.

April 18, 2015  | Preppers Festival
The 2nd Annual Preppers Festival will be held on Main Street in New Castle, VA.  This event will include a wide array of preparedness, homesteading, and survivalist-related ventors, local artisans, skill-building workships and even a Top Chef Prepper Cook-Off.  Live music throughout the day.  Contact the Craig County Business Association for more information 540-309-6642.  Learn more.

June 5-7, 2015 | Farmer’s Day

Downtown Union

An old-fashioned annual event honoring Monroe County’s agricultural heritage. Sponsored by the Union Chamber of Commerce. Contact: 304.772.3003.

July 4, 2015 | Alderson 4th of July Celebration

West Virginia's Largest Independence Day Celebration kicks off with a bicycle race. During a week crammed with fun events, the highlights on the 4th include the Grand Parade at 10:30 a.m. and the Grand Fireworks Display at 10:15 p.m. For more information, contact: alderson4th@gmail.com or visit the web page at www.alderson4th.com.

September 26-27, 2015 | 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.