Event Calendar

Every month offers a variety of exciting events in Jefferson County. From craft fairs and street festivals to civil-war re-enactments and food festivals – Jefferson County has it all. Check out these events so you don’t miss a thing.

Local Farmers Market

May 3, 2014December 21, 2014

Check out our local farmers markets in the quaint historic towns of Charles Town and Shepherdstown offering home-grown produce, meats, cheeses and so much more! Days, times & locations are listed below or visit their websites or Facebook pages.

Charles Town Farmers Market: Saturdays from 8 AM-Noon located at 100 Samuel Street, Charles Town, WV 25414 Phone: 304-579-0924  Email:
Shepherdstown Farmers Market: Sundays from 9 AM-1 PM South Kings Street behind the Library in Shepherdstown, WV 25443
Morgans Grove Farmers Market: Saturdays from 8 AM-Noon Location: 3988 Kearneysville Pike (beside Morgans Grove Park) Shepherdstown WV or access on Facebook or Phone: 304-283-2467

Charles Town & John Brown: The Rest of the Story…

May 26, 2014November 2, 2014

After visiting the site of John Brown's raid in Harpers Ferry, experience the rest of the story with this tour of the Charles Town courthouse where he was held, tried, and found guilty of treason, as well as the location where he was ultimately hanged. Tours begin at the Charles Town Visitor Center located on George Street, Charles Town.

• FREE Park Ranger Tour
• 10 minutes from Harpers Ferry
• Tours beginning on Memorial Day Weekend
• Daily Tours: June 1-August 17
• Weekends only: August 23-Nov. 2
• 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

For more information, call: 304-535-2627

O’Hurleys Heritage Music Jam Session

June 26, 2014December 26, 2014

On any Thursday night, musicians arrive at O'Hurley's and start tuning up with a dozen or more musicians playing their dulcimer, banjo, guitar, fiddle, Celtic harp, flute, etc.Visitors can have a seat in a rocking chair and listen in and experience what has been a timeless tradition.

Time: 7:30 pm-11:00 pm
Location: O'Hurleys General Store, 205 East Washington Street, Shepherdstown WV 25443

For more information, please visit the event’s website.

Live Music at The Event Center at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

July 5, 2014December 20, 2014

The Event Center will play host to a variety of entertainers, including top musical and comedy acts.  Saturday, July 5 is opening night featuring Credance Clearwater Revisited and more acts to follow like Sinbad on Friday, July 18. Tickets can be purchased online at and a full list of upcoming performances, events and times is available on the casino website.

For more information, please visit the event’s website.

2nd Saturday Live Acoustic Music and Guests Artists

July 12, 2014October 11, 2014

Live Music at High Street Holler in Harpers Ferry and wonderful guests artists at Westwind Potters every 2nd Saturday of the month.

Date and Time: Second Saturday from 6-7:30 PM for music and Artists from 10 AM-6 PM
Location: 180 High Street Harpers Ferry WV (Wooden platform off 180 High Street in Harpers Ferry's Market District)
And Westwind Potters for artists at 144 High Street

For more information, please visit the event’s website.

Tiny Stitches Quilt Exhibit

September 6, 2014September 26, 2014

The walls of the Charles Town Fire Hall will soon be blanketed with rich colors and unconventional shapes. The exhibiting artists have been quilting together for several years and there will also be a collection of old-time quilt books and three period quilting machines. This event is sponsored by The Jefferson Arts Council, formerly AHA!. The opening reception, free and open to the public, is set for Saturday, Sept. 6 from 3-5 PM. For more information, contact Tish Appignani at

Dates: September 6-26, 2014
Location: Fire Hall Gallery (Charles Town Visitors Center) 108 North George St., Charles Town, WV

Shepherdstown Mysteries Walk

September 6, 2014November 1, 2014

The Shepherdstown Mysteries Walk is about ghosts, murder and elephants!  Take a fascinating hour long walking tour through historic Shepherdstown.  Walk the back streets and hear unique curiosities, mysterious tales haunts and legends of the oldest town in West Virginia. Cost of Tour is $10 and meet Mrs. Mitchell in front of the library at German and King Streets. Registration required through the Visitors Center in person or over the phone. 304-876-2786 from 10-4 daily or call Mrs. Mitchell after Visitors Center hours or for private tours.

Saturdays: September 6, 13 and 27 at 7:30 p.m.
October 4, 18, 25 at 7:00 p.m.
November 1 at 7:00 p.m.

Location: The Shepherdstown Library entrance
German and King Streets
Shepherdstown WV 26554

For more information, please visit the event’s website.

Third Thursdays in Downtown Charles Town

September 18, 2014 from 5:00 PM8:00 PM

Celebrate the historic downtown district of Charles Town every Third Thursday. There will be a DJ, Merchant specials, games for kids, pony rides and their very own Charles Town Walkabout. Check out the local restaurants and stop in one of your favorite stores!

Date: Thursday, Sept. 18
Time: 5:00 PM-8:00 PM
Location: Historic downtown Charles Town

Charles Town WV Heritage Festival

September 20, 2014 from 10:00 AM5:00 PM

Come out and enjoy a fun-filled day in Historic Charles Town. Events and activities include Heritage Quest Scavenger hunt, 3rd annual pie baking contest, Farm to fork workshop, rock climbing wall, kids crafts and games, The Anvil play, Farmers Market and so much more. To become a vendor, email Stephanie at

Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Location: Downtown Charles Town WV

Fresh Feast on the Farm

September 20, 2014 from 6:00 PM9:00 PM

A unique dining experience highlighting delicious, locally produced foods served in a beautiful farm setting. This year's fall event is at York Hill in Shenandoah Junction.

Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Location: York Hill 1583 Ridge Road Shenandoah Junction 25442
Contact: or call 304-725-4325

For more information, please visit the event’s website.

39th Annual Fall Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival

September 26, 2014September 28, 2014

Enjoy the beautiful country mountains as you stroll through the tents of artisans demonstrating and showcasing their work. Wine tasting, fantastic food, live bands on Saturday and Sunday, Children's Make & Take Crafts as well as face painting and balloon sculpting.

Time: 10am-5pm

Sam Michael's Park
1330 Job Corps Rd
Shenandoah Junction, WV 25442

Call: 800-624-0577

For more information, please visit the event’s website.

Pedal Through The Past

Pedal Through The Past

September 27, 2014

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and the Harpers Ferry Historical Association will host Pedal Through the Past: A Cycling Event through 3 National Parks, Harpers Ferry, Antietam Battlefield, and the C&O Canal. This 30 mile plus event will feature public history stops and interactive media along the way. Experience the scenic beauty and history of the region up close and personal. The ride is self-paced and supported with rest stops, lunch, restrooms, and SAG support; support and gear. Event begins at 8am. To Register, go to

Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time: Event starts at 8:00 AM

For more information, please visit the event’s website.

Freedom’s Run: An event for Health and Heritage

October 4, 2014

Celebrate history, community health, and the soul of running! Recognized by Runner’s World as a top 25 half marathon: “…this small, much-loved event [is] moving, fun, inspiring, and tough." Select from a variety races: Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k, 5k, Kids Fun Run.

Location: Shepherdstown, WV
Phone: 304-876-1100

For more information, please visit the event’s website.

Boo Fest

October 24, 2014October 31, 2014

Historic Shepherdstown will celebrate a week- long "Boo Fest" starting with a Vampire Ball on Friday night, Oct. 24 and conclude with trick-or-treating and a Halloween concert on Halloween night, Oct. 31. In between there will be a variety of activities during the whole week including a Halloween costume parade for children and adults, ghost tours, Zombie make-up clinic, a "Get Your Zombie On" Street Dance and a "Creepy Cocktail Crawl" for adults.For more information contact the Shepherdstown Visitor Center's Director, Jan Hafer at 304-876-2786 or email

For more information, please visit the event’s website.

Under Fire: The Battle of Bolivar Heights, 1862

Under Fire: The Battle of Bolivar Heights, 1862

October 26, 2014October 27, 2014

On October 26 & 27, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will host an event entitled "Under Fire: The Battle of Bolivar Heights, 1862."

Join the members of the Baltimore Light Artillery crew as they demonstrate the might and intimidation of field artillery.

Location: Bolivar Heights Battlefield
Fire demonstration times: 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm

For more information, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

American Conservation Film Festival

October 30, 2014November 2, 2014

Join us for four days of the best in conservation filmmaking in scenic Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Featuring 35+ Films in 5 venues, family programs, film production workshops, special guests & speakers and wrap parties.Tickets, schedules and more email

For more information, please visit the event’s website.