Upper Potomac Fall Dulcimer Fest is Friday, Sept. 12, through Sunday, Sept. 14, in Shepherdstown, W.Va. Open-mic and jam session, 8:30 p.m. Friday at War Memorial Building, $10 suggested donation. Classes Friday through Sunday, extra cost. Instruments available for rent. For more information, call 304-263-2531 or go to www.dulcimerfest.org.
Charles Town Heritage Day celebrations on Thursday, Sept. 18, and Saturday, Sept. 20. Thursday activities are Mother Jones performance, 7:30 p.m. at Jefferson County Courthouse, and reception for photographer Marianne Perould Young, 5 to 7 p.m. Charles Town Visitors Center. Saturday events include arts and crafts displays on North George and West Washington streets, appraisal fair at Old Charles Town Library and Jefferson County Museum, West Virginia Rededication of Old Jail at 11 a.m.; special guests include Bill Blizzard Jr., son of defendant in 1922 coal miner's trials. Call 304-535-2627 or go to www.charlestownwv.us.
Oktoberfest from noon until 6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 21, at The Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown, W.Va. Live music, German dancers, German food, beer and wine, arts, crafts, Moonbounce, pony rides. Admission is $5 for adults; $1 for children. For more information, call 304-876-2551 or go to www.bavarianinnwv.com.