AT FESTIVALS Check out the Cheat River Festival , held in May at the festival grounds where the mouth of Muddy Creek meets the Cheat. Or plan a trip to the Mon County Fair held at Mylan Park every August, the West Virginia Wine and Jazz Festival held in late September—or, in September, travel to neighboring Preston County to experience the Buckwheat Festival . AND LOVE MUSIC Enjoy a show at 123 Pleasant Street or at the Lyell B Clay Concert Theatre at WVU. On warm summer evenings, catch a show at the Lake House Restaurant , Dockside Grill , The Whippoorwill Bar & Grill on Cheat Lake, Tropics Restaurant & Bar , or one of the outdoor summer concerts held at Chestnut Ridge Park . You can find great live music all year long at Black Bear Burritos , too. WITH THE KIDS IN TOW Leap into Launch Pad Trampoline Park , plan a night of water fun at the Aquatic Center at Mylan Park —also known to offer babysitting now and then—or get your creative juices flowing at The WOW! Factory . Bowl a few frames at Suburban Lanes or hike to the Cheat Lake beach for a lazy afternoon. AND TAILGATE Head to the Blue Lot on gameday in Morgantown. The festivities are hard to miss and almost every parking lot adjacent to Milan Puskar Stadium is brimming with Mountaineer fans in their best blue and gold gear. And after the win, keep the party going in one of
the many sports bars in town like Kegler’s , Mario’s Fishbowl , and Varsity Club .
West Virginia Wine and Jazz Festival A favorite of locals for decades, the West Virginia Wine and Jazz Festival draws more than 5,000 attendees each year for an afternoon of local wine and jazz artists. 123 Pleasant Street A beloved community nightclub offering stage performances, rooftop shows, and cold drinks. Mon County Fair The Mon County Fair is held at the Mon County Fairgrounds each August. Ride carnival rides, play carnival games, enjoy the livestock show, and more.
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