There’s always something going on in Nature’s Mountain Playground!
Pocahontas County is a vibrant and unique community that offers a variety of events and activities for visitors and locals alike. From outdoor adventures to cultural experiences to annual festivals – make your visit to Pocahontas County one to remember.
Cass Days & The Parade of Steam (June 16-18)
The town of Cass is alive with festivities during the annual Cass Days on June 16-18. The weekend-long celebration features art, culture and history! The event starts on Friday evening with live mountain music and a cake walk. The weekend features a street fair, live music, the Cass Days dance and more. A highlight of Cass Days is the historic Parade of Steam on June 17. Presented by Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad, the Parade of Steam is a unique opportunity to get an up-close look at all of the legendary steam locomotives at Cass. Admission to the parade is free and staging will begin at the Cass Depot at 9:30 a.m., with the parade officially starting at 10 a.m. After the parade, the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad will run special excursions along the Greenbrier Line at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
The 25th Annual Little Levels Heritage Fair (June 23-25)
Join the celebration for The Little Levels Heritage Fair on June 23-25 in Hillsboro. The fair celebrates its silver anniversary with a special square dance this year! On Friday, get a tour of Pearl S. Buck’s birthplace and enjoy the fireman’s parade around Hillsboro. Saturday’s festivities include historic tours, arts, crafts and food vendors, a car show, kids activities, live music, the heritage parade and more. The fair ends on Sunday with a heritage walking tour and cemetery tours.
Durbin Days Heritage Festival (July 12-15)
Check out the Durbin Days Heritage Festival on July 12-15. Start by attending the Durbin Days Heritage Festival Pageant, followed by a full day of live entertainment, delicious food and craft vendors on Main Street. Take part in various contests such as the greased pig contest, karaoke contest and corn hole. For the athletic types, challenge yourself to the 5K walk/run or get in on the Tug-of-War action. And don’t forget to catch the fireman’s parade on Friday evening and the Durbin Days Heritage Festival Grand Feature Parade on Saturday afternoon.
Pioneer Days (July 13-15)
Don’t miss out on the excitement at Pioneer Days on July 13-15. This homecoming-style festival has been a beloved annual tradition since 1967, and is back with even more fun activities and events for the whole family. Experience the vibrant culture of Pocahontas County through live music, exhibits, arts and crafts, contests, parades, and delicious food vendors.
During the festival, The Hammons Family Fiddle and Banjo Contest will be held at Discovery Junction in Marlinton. The contest features skilled musicians from across the region who compete for the state’s largest cash prize. The event also showcases the unique musical heritage of the area.
Snowshoe Mountain Resort Summer Events
Well known for unbeatable winter activities, Snowshoe Mountain Resort offers 11,000 acres of incredible wilderness to experience year-round. This four-season playground features a nationally renowned bike park, popular golf course, lake and beach area, off-road trails and more. Plan a summer getaway and attend one of the resort’s seasonal events.
Grand National Cross-Country Racing Series (June 23-25)
If you are looking for an adrenaline-fueled weekend, then head to Snowshoe Mountain Resort. Get your engines revving for the Grand National Cross-Country Racing Series on June 23-25! This premier off-road racing series is the toughest race in America, featuring high-performance ATVs, dirt bikes and e-bikes. Snowshoe is the ultimate destination for the most epic and exciting racing action. Get your tickets now and get ready to experience the excitement of the Grand National Cross-Country Racing Series firsthand!
4848 Festival (July 13-16)
Get the best of both worlds with a festival vacation to Snowshoe Mountain Resort for its popular 4848 Festival on July 13-16. Appreciate everything a music festival has to offer while experiencing a mountain resort vacation. Enjoy multiple days of crowd-pleasing performers, local craft beer, mouth-watering food, lake activities, scenic lift rides and live music from incredible artists like Greensky Bluegrass, Umphrey’s McGee, Moe., Cory Wong and more.
Visit the Pocahontas County CVB’s website for more information on upcoming events. Browse a list of local lodging accommodations to extend your time in Nature’s Mountain Playground. To help with planning your summer getaway, request your own copy of the Pocahontas County Adventure Guide.