The little River City is gearing up for the summer festival season. This year there will be nine major events beginning with the River City Festival of the Arts and ending with the now famous Christkindlmarkt or Christmas Market on December 13th. Visitors will be coming to Rowlesburg almost every weekend for some event including the festivals listed here, as well as, the Preston County Baseball League games and the many reunions in the Park. The Rowlesburg Community Park is a jewel of place lying as it does along the shaded banks of the Cheat River. Come one and all, and enjoy the summer in Rowlesburg!
May River City Festival of the Arts.
Jazz, Opera, Country Music, Choral Music, Art and Photography Exhibits, Patriotic Dinner, Poetry, Theater, Northern WV Photography Exhibit & Contest. Deadline for submitting photograph May 1, 2012. Tickets at Preston Chamber in Kingwood and through Papal online at rowlesburg.org. For more information contact Anna R. Nassif at 608-354-9355, George S. Nassif at 304-454-9786, Shirley Hartley at 304-329-1240 or Kathleen Orescanin at 304-454-9232 Email: email@example.com.
May 11 Through-June 21 Smithsonian Hometown Teams Traveling Exhibit & Interactive Companion Exhibit: Preston County Sports Museum, Szilagyi Center.
May Mountain State Dirty Double Dirt Road Stage Race. Course Information: Look to do 40 - 45 miles of gravel, dirt and paved roads EACH day! Preregister on Bikereg.com for only $80 for both days, or $50 per day. Race day registration will be $90 for both days and will open at 8:30 AM, and closes at 9:45 AM. Race day registration for a single day only will be $60.
June Northern WV World War II Reenactment & Living History
Fashion Show, Dance (Bobby Menear’s Orchestra). The event runs from Saturday, June 30th to Sunday, July 1st at 2:00 p.m. The Rowlesburg Revitalization Committee is proud to be sponsoring the event. For more information, contact Shawna Sines at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jim Barnes at email@example.com.
August Appalachia Visited Road Race. Appalachian Road Race Series Championship & West Virginia State Championships. Presented by Appalachian Bicycle Racing Assn. USA Cycling Event USA Cycling Permit # Pending. Online Registration Closes August 23, 2012 at 8:00 PM ET. For more information contact JR Petsko at firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to website: http://www.abraracing.com. Photo below courtesy of Jennifer Stone.
August-Sept. Labor Day Festival & Northern WV Model Train Show.
Fireman’s Parade, Railroad Day, Pedal and Paddle Day, Ox-Roast. Sponsored by town of Rowlesburg, Tourism Commission, Volunteer Fire Department, Ambulance Service and Community Park. This is Rowlesburg’s biggest and oldest festival. The Ox Roast has attracted thousands of people over the years and features pit roasted beef with secret seasonings. The model train show is Northern WV’s biggest of the year. The Park
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September Apalachian Time Trial, Rowlesburg Park. This is a WV Championship racing event. Time Trial Championship held Under USAC Permit (Pending). Online Registration. For more information contact JR Petsko at firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to the ABRA website: http://www.abraracing.com.
October Chestnut Festival. Continental Breakfast, Vendors in the Park, Speakers, Banquet. Enjoy Belgian Waffles with Chestnut Glacé in Szilagyi Center Café and Roasted Chestnuts on grill in the Park! Chestnuts available for purchase; Chestnuts in Honey jars for sale: The Bee Box, Aurora, WV; Chestnut Furniture and items for sale; Chestnut Tree Saplings available for purchase.
December Christmas Market (Christkindlmarkt). Quality Gifts, Food and Refreshments, Entertainment, bratwurst on the grill!
For more information contact Shirley Hartley at (304) 329-1240 Email: email@example.com or Maggie Deweirt at (304-454-2009 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.