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August 17, 2018, 7:00 PM - August 19, 2018, 8:00 AM
The African American Heritage Festival is held the 3rd Saturday in August. Locations are downtown Charles Town, Wright Denny Elementary, and alternative school grounds at Avis and Lawrence Street. This event showcases the history and talent of the African American community in Jefferson County, with vendors, a parade, and live entertainment as well as tours of historical landmarks significant to African American history in Jefferson County, Charles Town, and Ranson.
August 19, 2018 - August 25, 2018 @ Jefferson County Fairgrounds
A comprehensive event that showcases every aspect of agricultural life in Jefferson County, the fair is the perfect place to view live animals in their various activities, truck and tractor pulls, carnival rides, and much more.
A safe, affordable, and exciting fair experience for Jefferson County families and community!
Register to be a vendor, participate in a contest, or simply go and have fun at this year's fair!
August 19, 2018, All Day
The Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Department will provide and install smoke detectors or check smoke detectors already in your home, at no cost. For more information or to make an appointment, call Fire Chief Earl Cogle.
August 19, 2018, 8:00 AM @ Murphy-Chambers Farm
Retrace the footsteps of the men and women of Niagara during this commemorative walk to the site of John Brown’s Fort in 1906. A 10 am memorial service follows at the Curtis Freewill Baptist Church.
August 19, 2018, 2:00 PM @ Mosaic Mural
See downtown sites with ties to John Brown, 19th-century illustrator Porte Crayon, the first governor of Ohio, and a presidential assassin during a free, hourlong walk. The Spirit of Jefferson's History Walk + Talk starts at 2pm in front of the mosaic mural on North Charles Street and wraps up back on North Charles Street, near the Spirit office. All ages are welcome.
August 22, 2018, 7:30 PM @ Jefferson County Fairgrounds
See John King perform "Ride Forever" live at the Jefferson County Fair at 7:30pm!
August 25, 2018, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Lazy-A Campground
The 4th Annual Back Creek Valley Homesteading Festival will be hosted at the Lazy-A Campground in Hedgesville. A day of workshops on topics and skills of homesteading, self sufficiency, outdoor survival, bushcraft and preparedness. Also there will be vendors, food, pony rides, horse drawn carriage rides, live bluegrass music, kids activities and more.
August 27, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Lower Town
Join an NPS Botanist and a Cultural Resources Specialist from 10-11am on a walk along the Shenandoah River to learn more about wildflowers and the park’s efforts to replant the area with native species.