Morgantown Summer 2021 Edition

Your local guide to life, art, culture, & more SUMMER 2021

May MAY 1 First Outdoor Morgantown Farmers Market Market Place pavilion, 415 Spruce Street, Sat. 8:30 a.m.–noon., morgantownfarmersmarket.org Locally grown produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, and more, every Saturday morning through the season. MAY 8 Downtown Morgantown Arts Walk Downtown, Sat. 11 a.m.–4 p.m., downtownmorgantown.com Dozens of downtown businesses host local artists on second Saturdays through November. 4th Annual West Virginia Cupcake and Craft Beer Fest Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place, 2 Waterfront Place, Sat. 1–4 p.m., on Facebook Participants in this drive-through fundraiser for Operation Welcome Home receive mini Cupcakerie cupcakes and cans of West Virginia–brewed craft beer. Purchase tickets online in advance. $10–$40 MAY 27–29 NEARBY West Virginia Three Rivers Festival Palatine Park, Fairmont, Thurs.–Sat., wvthreeriversfestival.com Grand feature parade, bake-off, strongman contest, carnival rides, live entertainment, fireworks—all the classic fun we missed in 2020. June JUNE 3–6 WORTH THE DRIVE Blue and Gray Reunion Philippi, Thurs.–Sun., 304.457.3773, blueandgrayreunion.org Witness an impressive re-enactment of the first land battle of the Civil War. Check website for details.

MAY 24 & 25 Season Opener: WV Black Bears vs. Mahoning Valley Morgantown’s own Major League Baseball Draft League team, the West Virginia Black Bears, is back! Join them and new manager Jedd Gyorko at the season opener. Monongalia County Ballpark, Mon. 7:05 p.m. & Tues. 6:35 p.m., @wvblackbears on FB

A great chance to get an inside look at the operations of locally owned and operated growers of vegetables, meats, spirits, flowers, and plant-based products. 12 businesses on this year’s tour. Check Facebook for recommended routes. Free

JUNE 19–21 NEARBY High Point National High Point Raceway, 218 Taylortown Road, Mount Morris, PA, Fri.–Sun., highpointmx.com With amazing vantage points, fans can observe the meca of motocross at Greene County, Pennsylvania’s High Point Raceway. $75 and up JUNE 25 Burgers & Brews with Table 9 West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Fri. 6 p.m., wvbg.org Join Chef Mark Tasker and the crew of Table 9 for music, brews, and burgers in a beautiful setting in this WVBG fundraising dinner. $50 July JULY 4 Celebration of America Downtown, Sun., downtownmorgantown.com Independence Day events to be scheduled as pandemic restrictions allow—fingers crossed. See website for latest.

JULY 17 WV WingFest

Mylan Park, Sat. noon–6 p.m., wvwingfest.com Wings from more than 10 of the area’s best restaurants and food trucks with more than 30 styles of wings. Plus cornhole tournament, axe throwing expo, craft beer garden, live entertainment, and more. Rain or shine. $7–$24, under 11 free Upcoming AUGUST 10–14 Monongalia County Fair Mylan Park, 500 Mylan Park Lane, Tues.–Sat., 304.291.7201, moncountyfair.org Carnival rides, agricultural and livestock events, pageants, food vendors, a quilt show, and more. Parade downtown on Monday, August 9. Fair day pass $10 & $15

JUNE 10 West Virginia Birthday Party

JULY 10 & 11 Third Annual Preston County Farm Crawl Preston County locations, Sat. & Sun., @prestoncofarmcrawl on FB

Downtown, Sat. 1–6 p.m., downtownmorgantown.com Celebrate the 159th birthday of the Mountain State. Live music, great food, craft beer, kids’ activities, local artists and vendors, and more. Family-friendly. Free

Check EVENTS at morgantownmag.com for more.

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