A time for giving! Held at the Helvetia Community Hall on the Saturday closest to the 5th of December.
Helvetia and Pickens welcome visitors to rediscover the origins of Ol’ Saint Nick. Bring the kids for some Christmas fun and participation in an old Swiss tradition. Baking Swiss grittibanz, games, refreshments, reading of the traditional Saint Nicholas story, and a visit from Saint Nicholas himself who will bring treats for the children. 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Potluck dinner for children and adults starts at 5:30 p.m. Square Dance. 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. All events are at the Community Hall.

For 30 years, classics, hot rods, and muscle cars have been cruising into Elkins every Fourth of July weekend. Railroad Avenue, Third Street and Davis Avenue becomes a spectacle of American muscle and classic hot rods during the Mountain State Street Machine Auto Extravaganza. This is by far the largest car event in Randolph County and the surrounding region!

Since 1984, Mountain State Street Machines has been bringing fun, entertainment, fireworks, prizes, delicious food and crafts from area vendors, and stunning new, unique, classic, and antique cars to the Elkins area for your enjoyment. There is nothing like free entertainment, good food, and a spectacular fireworks display to celebrate Independence Day.

Experience the timeline of history with camps, demonstrations, and living history from different time-periods on Beverly Heritage Days weekend in mid-July. Activities include heritage inspired music, a multi-period fashion show, period dance, blacksmith demonstrations, and children’s games and activities. Concessions will be available throughout the weekend. Depending on the year, you might even see a reenactment of the Battle of Rich Mountain that took place during the Civil War near Beverly.

The Randolph County Fair is packed with fun for the whole family. The Fair is always held towards the end of summer in August at Camp Pioneer.
The Randolph County Fair features an evening rodeo where cowboys show their skills riding broncos, roping calves, and wrestling steer. The fair also has a demolition derby to see what car will be the last one standing. Browse through the craft show, see what livestock is for sale, wander through the corn maze, grab your partner and Dosey Doe at the barn dance.
All weekend long competitions take place in the mud and dirt. Watch the tractor and truck pulls, ATV drag races, and fireworks from atop the hill. Spend an afternoon, let the kids ride the amusement rides, eat some carnival food, and watch a fireworks show.
The Randolph County Fair is a crowd pleasing event. See you in August!

Summer may be winding down but the fun in Beverly isn’t over yet. Say farewell to summer with local craft brews, West Virginia wine, and great local music at the Beverly Heritage Center Summer Wine and Brew Fest.

The event will feature local wine and craft beer tastings, great food, and band will highlight the summer sendoff. It is a great time to get together with friends, neighbors, and visitors! Admission to the event includes a Beverly wine or beer glass, tastings, and admission to the Heritage Center.
The Summer Wine and Brew Fest is typically held on a weekend in August. Check out our events calendar to see when it is happening this year!

The Helvetia Community Fair celebrates the rich culture and history of Helvetia, WV, a small Swiss community located in Randolph County. One of the oldest agricultural fairs (since 1917) in West Virginia, the Helvetia Community Fair encourages local families, friends, and visitors to celebrate our harvest and our heritage.
Festivities include a parade, Swiss folk dancing, Fahnenschwingen (Swiss flag swinging), Alphorn playing, yodeling, field games, relays, concessions, arts and crafts, and a square dance.
Helvetia’s original settlers proved they could withstand harsh winters and rugged terrain while retaining the traditions of their mother country, Switzerland.
The Helvetia Community Fair reflects our Swiss character, celebrates our ancestry, and encourages our children and visitors to embrace our traditions.

Come to Downtown Beverly for an exciting day of Christmas celebrations! From the Fire Hall to the Presbyterian Church to the Shops to the Museums, the town of Beverly will bring Christmas alive the way that only a small town full of heart can!
Old-Fashioned Christmas in Beverly features free admission to the Heritage Center Museums, children’s activities, several Christmas music concerts and carols, and a luncheon and bazaar. In the evening, Victorian “Father Christmas” will help light the tree in the town square.

This festival is an annual celebration of traditional music, dance, and craft, the grand finale to our summer class sessions. The festivities take place in the tree-shaded Elkins City Park. The Augusta Festival includes a juried craft fair featuring the best regional artisans, live music on two stages, workshops, craft demonstrations, jam sessions, and children’s activities. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public, rain or shine.
After the festival concludes at the Elkins City Park, “Mountain Stage with Larry Groce” will bring their weekly radio program to Davis & Elkins College to celebrate the Augusta Heritage Festival. Audiences will participate in a recording that will be heard nationwide on NPR stations and on the Mountain Stage Podcast.
Immediately following the Mountain Stage Concert, the final dance of the summer will be held in the Augusta Dance Pavilion.

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