5 May Events You Won’t Want to Miss in West Virginia

As the colder temperatures part ways with Almost Heaven, vibrant flowers and plants rejuvenate the mountains for yet another beautiful spring season. You’ll find plenty of charm in these West Virginia towns, which are hosts to many unforgettable fairs and festivals for the whole family this year.

Consider these special spring events that you can only find in the Mountain State.

Ramp It Up Festival

Ace Adventure Resort | May 4

Ready to ramp up your culinary quest in West Virginia? The fifth Annual Ramp It Up Festival in the Lost Paddle at ACE Adventure Resort features all things ramps between the West Virginia mountains. Join the locals for a ramp-focused dining experience that includes traditional ramp dishes and modern, adventurous creations.

Come and try Wood Fired Ramp & Potato Pizza, Ramp O’roni Rolls, Ramp Quiche, Ramp Meatloaf and everything in between. To put an end to your appetite for the entire day, grab a ticket for the all-you-can-eat buffet. Ramp It Up Dinner tickets are $25 per person, and doors open at 12 p.m. Enjoy it all while listening to live music from Into the Fog and Andrew Adkins.

New River Gorge Rim to Rim Race

Fayetteville, WV | May 4

Want to get your heart pumping with stunning views that run along with you? Challenge yourself with the 2024 New River Gorge Rim to Rim Race that spans from one side of the New River Gorge to the other in Fayetteville. Embrace views of the nation’s newest national park while tackling this six-mile course and be rewarded with a delicious post-race brunch at Adventures on the Gorge Resort. You’ll cross over the New River, then back to the rim of the other side with a short trail section to finish.

Cheat River Festival

Albright, WV | May 3-4

The annual Cheat River Festival grounds in Albright will transform into a haven for boaters, music lovers and families. Bands from all over Appalachia will entertain crowds with live music while festival goers browse the art market, buy food or merchandise from local vendors and much more. Enjoy celebrating the rebirth of the Cheat River watershed. The Cheat River. Rain or shine, Cheat Fest will certainly not disappoint.

West Virginia Strawberry Festival

Buckhannon, WV | May 11-19

Since 1936, during the full third week of May, the West Virginia Strawberry Festival has worked to honor strawberry growers from all over West Virginia. At this festival in Buckhannon, attendees can enjoy a horse and carriage parade, arts and craft show, food vendors, carnival, antique car parade, strawberry recipe contest, Strawberry 5K and much more.

Three Rivers Festival

Fairmont, WV | May 23-25

The 45th annual Three Rivers Festival in Fairmont is three days of fun-filled activities for the whole family. This festival will open up with the start of the Grand Feature Parade, followed by the Opening Ceremonies at Palatine Park. Also, treat your family and friends to live entertainment, carnival games, local food and an epic firework display to finish it all off. Saturday brings the Amateur Pepperoni Roll Bake-Off, so arrive hungry as you can vote for the next pepperoni roll champion.

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