Festivals, fairs for this summer
Fairs, festivals and other events in and around the state:
– May 29-June 2 Rhythm, Blues, & All that Jazz Festival, Lewisburg; (304) 645-7917.
– June 8-10 25th annual Ronceverte River Festival, Ronceverte; (304) 647-7400.
– June 8-10 Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival, Shenandoah Junction; www.jeffersoncountywvchamber.org.
– June 19-23 W.Va. Coal Festival, Madison; www.wvcoalmuseum.org.
– June 15-17 Hometown Mountain Heritage Festival, Ansted; www.fayettecounty.com.
– June 15-17 Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival, Parkersburg; www.movmcf.org or (304) 428-7790.
– June 15-24 FestivALL, Charleston; www.festivallcharleston.com.
– June 20-23 32nd annual Music in the Mountains Bluegrass Festival, Summersville; www.adamsandandersonbluegrass.com.
– June 28-30 22nd Annual Point Pleasant Sternwheel Regatta, Point Pleasant; www.pointpleasantregatta.org
– July 5-7 Mountain State Art & Craft Fair, Cedar Lakes/Ripley; www.msacf.com
– July 4-8 46th Annual Pioneer Days, Marlinton; (800) 336-7009.
– July 17-21 West Virginia Interstate Fair and Exposition, Mineral Wells; www.wvinterstatefair.org.
– July 20-22 Mountain Lakes Festival, Sutton; www.mountainlakesfestival.com.
– July 27-29 Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival, Wheeling www.italyfest.com.
– Aug. 1-5 23rd Appalachian String Band Music Festival, Camp Washington-Carver/Clifftop; www.wvculture.org.
– Aug. 2-4 W.Va. Blackberry Festival, Nutter Fort (304) 623-2381 www.wvblackberry.com
– Aug. 3-5 Multifest, Charleston; www.multifestwv.com.
– Aug. 11-18 Town & Country Days, New Martinsville; www.townandcountrydays.org.
– Aug. 10-12 15th annual Avalonfest, Avalon Clothing Optional Resort in Paw Paw; www.avalon-resort.com.
– Aug. 10-12 Heritage Music Blues Fest, Hertiage Port, Wheeling; heritagemusicfest.com.
– Aug. 10-18 State Fair of West Virginia, Lewisburg; www.statefairofwv.org.
– Aug. 23-26 Camp Barefoot Music and Arts Festival, Bartow; campbarefoot.org.
– Aug. 17-19 Jefferson County African American Cultural Heritage Festival, Ranson; www.jeffersoncountywvchamber.org.
– Aug. 24-26 Appalachian Festival, Beckley; www.appalachianfestival.net.
– Aug. 25-26 31st W.Va. Honey Festival, Parkersburg; www.wvhoneyfestival.org.
– Aug. 31-Sept. 2 34th W.Va. Italian Heritage Festival, Clarksburg; www.wvihf.com.
– Sept. 1-2 Apple Butter Weekend, Blennerhassett Island; www.blennerhassettislandstatepark.com.
– Sept. 6-9 CultureFest 2012, Pipestem; www.culturefestwv.com.
– Sept. 7-9 W.Va. Black Heritage Festival, Clarksburg; www.facebook.com/WVBlackFestival
– Sept. 7-9 W.Va. State BBQ and Bluegrass Festival, Hedgesville; www.panhandlepickin.com.
– Sept. 7-9 Ohio River Sternwheel Festival, Marietta, Ohio; www.ohioriversternwheelfestival.org.
– Sept. 8-9 Hampshire Heritage Fest, Romney; www.hampshireheritagefest.com.
– Sept. 13-15 44th Annual Oil & Gas Festival, Sistersville; (304) 652-2939.
– Sept. 20-23 Golden Delicious Festival, Clay; www.claygoldendeliciousfestival.com.
– Sept. 13-16 Treasure Mountain Festival, Franklin; www.treasuremountainfestival.com.
– Sept. 15-16 Mothman Festival, Point Pleasant; www.mothmanfestival.com.
– Sept. 15-16 50th annual Harvest Moon Arts & Crafts Festival, Parkersburg; www.wvcommerce.org.
– September 28-30 Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival, Shenandoah Junction; www.jeffersoncountywvchamber.org.
Notable music festivals:
– All Good Music Festival; July 19-22, Thornville, Ohio; featuring The Allman Brothers Band, Phil Lesh, The Flaming Lips, Bob Weir and Bruce Hornsby; www.allgoodfestival.com.
– Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, June 30-Aug. 5, various locations; featuring Slipknot, Slayer, Motorhead and Anthrax; www.rockstarmayhemfest.com.
– Lollapalooza, Aug. 3-5, Grant Park, Chicago; featuring Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jack White, Black Sabbath, The Black Keys; www.lollapalooza.com.
– Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, June 7-10, Manchester, Tenn.; featuring Radiohead, Bon Iver, Skrillex, Alice Cooper, Phish, The Beach Boys; www.bonnaroo.com.
– Summerfest, June 27 – July 1 & July 3 – 8, Milwaukee; featuring Foo Fighters, Train and Kelly Clarkson, Aerosmith, Rascal Flatts, Lupe Fiasco, The Avett Brothers, Iron Maiden, Lady Antebellum and many more; www.summerfest.com.
– Vans Warped Tour, June 16-Aug. 5, various locations; featuring New Found Glory, Rise Against, Breathe Carolina, Taking back Sunday; vanswarpedtour.com.