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Find the Best Festivals this April in West Virginia

Here are all your festival listings for West Virginia and greater Appalachian region for the month of April:

Check out our festival guide where you can find all of the music festivals, food festivals, cultural festivals, art festivals, historical festivals, wine, and beer festivals, and more in Harper’s Ferry, Lewisburg, Princeton, Huntington, Morgantown, Pipestem, Beckley, Charleston, Parkersburg, Union, Princeton, Spencer, Snowshoe, and the greater Appalachian region.

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Saturday, April 9: Lewisburg Chocolate Festival

This one-day event, which is in its 14th year is an April tradition. An evolution took place alongside the return this year. There was a new exhibit featuring Candyland themed photos at Sheena Pendley Design and Photography! This was a free service where hundreds of children had their photos professionally taken in a Candyland setting.

The event was also filled with 45 tasting locations offering chocolate favorites and continues to be a fundraiser for the United Way of Greenbrier Valley. Click here for full story.

Friday, April 22-23rd – WV Downtown BBQ Throwdown – Ripley

Check out the WV Downtown BBQ Throwdown hosted by the Jackson County Huntington Heroes. This fun festival includes lip smackin’ BBQ, bands, vendors, and over $7500 in KCBS BBQ cooking prizes!

Saturday, April 23 – West Virginia Food Truck Festival – Eleanor

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind event with a select group of WV food trucks, artisan vendors and demonstrations, a corn hole tournament and great live music. Get ready to chow down, rock out, relax, and have fun at the 4th annual West Virginia Food Truck Festival at Eleanor Park & Fair Grounds in Eleanor, WV from noon to 5pm! 

Saturday, April 23 – Ramps and Rail Festival – Elkins

The Twelfth Annual Ramps and Rail Festival continues to grow each year and the Depot hopes everyone will come again this year! You can try different ramp-themed foods and listen to live music, enjoy the craft vendors, and vote for your favorite vendors.

Each year the festivities start at 10am and continue until 4pm. Food vendors concoct delicious ramp-themed foods, like ramp burgers, ramperoni rolls, ramp chili, and ramp risotto with shrimp. There will be about fifty different food and craft booths at the festival. The Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad has train rides available to those who want to take one of the first rides of the year.

Saturday, April 23 – Earth Day on the Farm Fest – Wardensville

Get excited for the 7th annual Earth Day on the Farm event, and this year, it’s a FESTIVAL! There will be some important conservancy groups joining us, along with incredible food, live music, workshops + activities, farm tours, a kids zone, and more! And YES, organizers will still be hosting their annual tree planting event this year, but not until the fall! It’s better for the trees and requires less watering, so they are making a change this year.

Saturday, April 23- Sunday, 24th – Uniquely West Virginia Wine and Food Festival – Berkeley Springs

Berkeley Springs has always been unique with its local art, shops, breweries, wineries, and local restaurants. Then add all the West Virginia products offered locally you have a weekend full of fun finding out why West Virginia is Wild and Wonderful. Not to mention the beautiful mountains, hiking and biking trails, and the mineral water spas that make Berkeley Springs so unique.

Saturday, April 23-Sunday 24th – Flip Flop Festival – Harpers Ferry/Bolivar

A free celebration of the outdoors, encouraging flip-flop thru-hikes of the Appalachian Trail. Celebrate the beginning of spring in Harpers Ferry—and see off a group of Appalachian Trail thru-hikers who are following the flip flop route, starting in Harpers Ferry.

Wednesday, April 27-Saturday, 30th – Mullens Dogwood Festival – Mullens

The Mullens Dogwood Festival is an exciting tradition since 1979 held in May of each year. Come for crafts, exhibits, food, carnival, music and more!

Thursday, April 28-Saturday, 30th – Williamson Dirt Days – Let’s Get Dirty! Williamson

One of Coal Country’s largest off-road festivals takes over the city of Williamson every year on the last weekend of April. Thousands of riders invade the valley to take in the Hatfield McCoy Trails and more!  If you love mud, trail riding, and great times with friends, Dirt Days is for you. 
Some Festival Highlights include:

  • 500+ Miles of Riding on the Hatfield McCoy Trail System as well as additional trails in Pike/Martin Counties in Kentucky
  • Industry Related Vendors 
  • Awesome Local Food
  • Parade
  • Mud Pit 
  • Dirt Drag Racing 
  • Live Music
  • Photography Based Poker Run 
  • Fireworks Show

​Friday, April 29 – Sunday, May 1: Spring Mountain Festival – Petersburg.

Mark your calendars for the Spring Mountain Festival hosted by the Grant County Chamber of Commerce. The festival has been moved back to the City of Petersburg Park. Admission is free and features fabulous entertainment from the festival stage, arts and craft vendors with a variety of interesting and useful creations and novelty items, rides, games, food vendors, flea market, civil war train rides, and much more. There’s an antique car, truck, and tractor show for the big kids with prizes for the winners and a motorcycle show.

The festival boasts a parade to start Saturday’s activities. Compete at the double-elimination corn hole tournament throughout the festival or enjoy as a spectator. The Spring Mountain Festival has something for all ages and you won’t want to miss the excitement. The Miss Spring Mountain Festival Pageant is held a few weeks before the festival and is open to all West Virginia girls who meet the qualifications. The pageant is a preliminary to the West Virginia Fairs and Festivals Pageant held in January of each year.

Saturday, April 30 – Blue Ridge Arts and Crafts Spring Festival – Harper’s Ferry

Don’t miss the 6th annual Blue Ridge Arts & Crafts Festival, Saturday, April 30th and Oct.1st, 2022 featuring over 65 Blue Ridge artists and artisans, live music, local food and drinks. Free admission! Located at Sam Michael’s Park.

Saturday, April 30 – Stink Fest – Huntington

Get out and celebrate Ramp season! Feast on this iconic spring plant that is the market’s namesake! Food vendors featuring ramp dish specialties, music, artisans, and activities for the kids. Meet “Stinky” our Wild Ramp mascot too! Don’t miss out on your chance to celebrate the stink! The Wild Ramp’s premiere annual ramp festival, Stink Fest, will take place at its Old Central City location from 10 am – 5 pm. This festival is family-friendly, free, and open to the public

Saturday, April 30 – Jeep’n at the Creek – Camp Creek

Eddie Marrs & Hidden Mountain Treasures will perform. Food is provided by Camp Creek Foundation, Tacos DeMarcos, Blue Ridge Fudge Lady & Isyha’s Mini Donuts.

Saturday, April 30 – Foam at the Dome Craft Beer and Music – Charleston

OVER 70 BREWERIES, 200 BEERS, 8 FOOD VENDORS, AND 20 ARTISANS. Raise a glass to urban development at Foam at the Dome 2022.  100% of your ticket purchase goes directly toward urban development efforts. Since 2016, Foam at the Dome has raised over $154,000 for East End and West Side revitalization.

Join them on Saturday, April 30th at 3 PM for Foam at the Dome – Craft Beer, Live Music, and Local Artisans & Eateries.

Saturday, April 30-Sunday, May 1 – Fort Ashby Days – Fort Ashby

Mark your calendars for a great weekend event – Fort Ashby Days. Starting the event on Saturday will be a parade from the fairgrounds to Ashby’s Fort Museum. Come see the new displays, re-enactors, crafts and tradespeople, cannon and musket firing, a natural philosopher, games, food, 18th century clothing, music, and more!

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