Hours are 6 to 11 p.m. Aug. 30, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 31, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 1. Call 304-580-6929 or 304-489-2042 for more information.
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. -- Considered one of the top Italian festivals in the nation by the National Sons of Italy, the 35th West Virginia Heritage Festival begins Aug. 30 in downtown Clarksburg.
The three-day street festival offers cultural events, authentic Italian cuisine, fun and games for all ages and nationally known entertainers -- all free.
Jackson's Mill Jubilee
WESTON, W.Va. -- Step back in time Labor Day weekend at the Jackson's Mill Jubilee, which starts Aug. 31 and continues through Sept. 3 at Jackson's Mill.
Activities and attractions include an art show, arts and crafts, children's activities, folk dancing, heritage music concerts, historical encampments, home-cooked food, authors and book signings, grist mill demonstrations, living history, antique engines and fire truck rides.
For more information, visit www.stonewallcountry.com or call 304-269-7328 or 800-296-7329.
Firemen's art festival
JANE LEW, W.Va. -- The Jane Lew Firemen's Arts and Crafts Festival will take place Aug. 30-Sept. 1 in Jane Lew.
More than 200 contemporary and heritage crafters will be display and sell their wares, including glass, wood, leather, jewelry, dolls, dried and silk flowers, baskets, ceramics, soaps, candles, paintings, honey and jams and jellies. Food vendors will be at the festival.
Call 800-296-7239 or 304-269-7328 or visit www.stonewallcountry.com for more information.
Droop Mountain hike
HILLSBORO, W.Va. -- Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Droop Mountain by hiking the same trails and paths on Aug. 31 that soldiers did back in 1863.
The 3-mile hike through fields and woodlands with very steep grades begins near Hillsboro and ends at Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park.
The hike is limited to 35 participants, and preregistration is required. Visit www.droopmountainbattlefield.com/events.html or call 304-653-4254 for more information.
Also at the state park, the West Virginia Reenactors Association will re-enact the Nov. 6, 1863, battle that pitted Gen. John Echols' Confederates, controlling the Greenbrier Valley, against Gen. William Averell's Federals, advancing from the north.
A welcome social will take place the evening of Aug. 30 in the park shop building. The evening of Aug. 31 will feature the Droop Mountain Open Air Ball and Young Ladies' Cotillion. Period music and dance instruction will be provided, with a special opportunity for a "coming out" presentation for young ladies.
On Sept. 1, an authentic church service will take place at the overlook near the Confederate camp.