Festival season has sprung

May 09, 2008|By JULIE E. GREENE
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Tenth annual Roundhouse Rail Days at Martinsburg Roundhouse Center from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 19, and Sunday, July 20. Live music featuring Tori Anderson & Possum Holler, New Moon, Incredible Drifting Whistle Pig, Smokin' Joe & The Wild Horse Band, the Little Itty Bitty Band and Bill Hatcher. Also model train displays and vendors; food; Civil War re-enactors; children's activities; and arts and crafts vendors. Call 304-260-4141 or go to


Ranson Festival, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at the Ranson Civic Center on West Second Avenue. Features appearance by Washington Redskins running back Roderick "Rock" Cartwright, who will sign autographs. Live entertainment includes the Lady Tigers dance team, who perform at halftime for the Shenandoah Valley Tigers, a semipro football team. Also pony rides, petting zoo, dunking booth, food and crafts. Call 304-724-3862.

Summer Gospel Fest & Hog Roast, 4 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at Morgan's Grove Park outside Shepherdstown. Call Jefferson County Parks & Recreation Commission at 304-728-3207.


West Virginia's Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, June 13, and Saturday, June 14; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 15, at the festival grounds on Job Corps Road between Shepherdstown and Charles Town. Live music, crafts and food. Call 800-624-0577.

Shepherdstown Street Fest, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 28, German and King streets, Shepherdstown. Musical acts include Too Many Daves, the Speakeasy Boys, Koko Blue, Rudy and the Bluefish, and Sean Cookus Quartet. Food and drink, artists, vendors, Moonbounce, magic show, face painting and arts and crafts activities for children. Go to or call 304-264-0787.

Contemporary American Theater Festival at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, Wednesday, July 9, through Sunday, Aug. 3. This year's festival features playwrights J.T. Rogers, Richard Dresser, Lydia R. Diamond, Greg Kotis and Neil LaBute. Call 800-999-2283 or go to

Goose Route Dance Festival, Thursday, July 10, through Sunday, July 20. Most events at War Memorial Building, 102 E. German St., Shepherdstown. Also events at Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Library and Shepherdstown Day Care Center. Performances, lectures, children's activities, and workshops. Call 304-876-6751 or go to

Shepherdstown Fire Department Carnival starts around 6:30 p.m. daily Monday, July 21, through Saturday, July 26, at the fire department on W.Va. 45 west of Shepherdstown. Amusement rides, karaoke, food, bingo, games and entertainment. Fireworks and annual bake auction Friday, July 25. Fireworks raindate is Saturday, July 26. Call 304-876-2311.

16th annual African American Cultural & Heritage Festival sponsored by the Jefferson County NAACP from Friday, Aug. 15, through Sunday, Aug. 17, at the grounds of Wright Denny Intermediate School, Charles Town. Musical program, 7 p.m. Friday at the school. Parade down George and Washington streets, noon Saturday. Food, arts and crafts, pony rides, and live music from 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday on the school grounds. Health Fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Star Lodge Masonic building next to school grounds. Gospel program in school, 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call 304-725-9610.


Berkeley Springs Volunteer Fire Co. Carnival from Monday, July 14, to Saturday, July 19. Amusement rides, live music and food. Gates will open at 6 p.m. on the U.S. Silica grounds off U.S. 522. Call 304-258-3191.

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