Thirty-five local and regional artists bring their custom creations to Berkeley Art Council's annual Saint Nick’s Market in downtown Martinsburg. Add a personal touch to the holidays with any of the hand-crafted items at the market. Saint Nick’s Market will be open Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 3 p.m.
Who can resist a Victorian Christmas? Travel back in time with this holiday event at the Purple Iris which will be lavishly decorated for the season. Pull traditional English Christmas crackers as you sip and savor special teas and a full afternoon tea. The Tea Lady, Judy Larkin, will get you into the proper mood to relieve the stress of the holidays and to enjoy revelry that has stood the test of time. Imagine voices singing Christmas carols and a series of hilarious Victorian games guaranteed to get the room laughing at full volume. There will also be an opportunity to do some Christmas shopping.
Afternoon teas are meant to be a social event, so you may be seated at a table with other guests. This is in keeping with tea etiquette and offers you the opportunity to make new friends. (Where possible we will seat you and your guests together.) Space is limited. Make your reservations early. Come dressed in your finery as this is a special event. Period costumes are encouraged.
No children under the age of six.
Make checks out to “The Larkin Tea Co. LLC” and mail to 545 Warm Springs Avenue, Martinsburg, WV 25404. Reservations must be received prior to Monday, December 4, 2017.
Reservations will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-paid registrations only will be accepted. No refunds for cancellations or no-shows. For more information contact: Judy Larkin at 304-707-0142 (Between the hours of 9-6 p.m.) Email: Pmtealady@aol.com
The Berkeley Community Chorus will sing its 7th annual Christmas Concert on Saturday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m. The performance venue is Calvary United Methodist Church, located at 220 W. Burke Street in Martinsburg.
The concert will feature John Rutter’s Magnificat accompanied by chamber orchestra and will also include secular seasonal favorites. To conclude the evening, there will be an audience sing along of popular songs and carols for the holiday season.
Tickets for the concert will be sold at the door for $10 Adult, $8 Seniors, and children 12 & under are free of charge.
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Colonial Christmas at the Adam Stephen House will again be held on the first two weekends of December which are Dec. 3 and 4 and Dec. 10 and 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. The celebration this year will have a Scottish theme (since Adam Stephen was from Scotland), and will feature decorations with Scottish tartans and bagpipe and dulcimer music. Preparations are already underway. New skits are being written for our docent actors in the house.
The Association will have a Christmas Shop in the Triple Brick Museum on the weekends of the Colonial Christmas in December.
Bring the kids and yourselves to enjoy the fun of an old time Christmas parade welcoming Santa's arrival before he heads back to the North Pole to make more toys!
The parade begins at 6:00 and winds its way through the streets of downtown Martinsburg. Quick tip: The best place to gather is along Queen Street between King and Martin Street.
Step back in time to 1778 and experience a Colonial Christmas at the Adam Stephen House. Visit the historic home of Revolutionary War General Adam Stephens and discover how the holidays was spent more than three hundred years ago. Actors will be performing various domestic scenes throughout the house to offer a glimpse of life back then - from decorating the home to preparing the feast and playing children's game.
A Colonial Christmas will be held December 1, 2, 8, and 9 from 4 to 8 p.m
Kick off the holiday season with the annual Christmas Tree lighting on the town square! The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with amazing activities including performing choirs, a cookie reception at the Martinsburg Public library, hot chocolate and hot cider.
Santa will lead the countdown to light the tree at 7:00 p.m. Afterward, Santa will be at this chair in front of the tree to pass out treats to all the children. The downtown shops and restaurants will also be open during this event.
Main Street Martinsburg invites you to, “Doors to Christmas.” Twenty-five beautifully designed Christmas wreaths adorn the antique doors, decorated by local businesses. Theses wreaths will are beautifully decorated and can be used for your front door, over your fireplace or a perfect gift for someone special on your list. These wreaths will be view at the Martinsburg Public Library in downtown from Monday, November 26 to Wednesday, December 5. Enjoy this free event.
A live auction of the wreaths will take place at the library on Wednesday, December 5. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the auction will begin at 6:30 pm, courtesy of Edwards Auction. Acceptable payment forms include Visa/MasterCard credit cards, cash and check.
Call Main Street for information: 304-262-4200 or click here.
Join us as we celebrate our veterans at the first Veterans Day Parade held in Martinsburg since 1974. Help us honor those who have served this great country.
The parade will begin at 1:00 PM and wind through downtown Martinsburg, WV
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Run your socks off for the homeless at the Keep the Faith 5K Color Run/Walk. This event will take place at Poor House Farm Park on Saturday, November 11, with proceeds from the event to benefit the Good Samaritan Free Clinic and the Faith Community Coalition for the Homeless.
Registration is $30 for adults, $20 for children/students, $50 as a family rate and free for active duty and veterans with military ID. Registration begins at 10 a.m.
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Local skill and artistry are on display at the 11th annual Hedgesville Craft Show, just in time to get that perfect, personal Christmas gift for someone. Hosted by the Hedgesville Volunteer Fire Department, artists from around the tri-state area will be selling their goods, including handmade clothing, purses, wood working, jewelry, toys, handmade blankets, soaps & candles.
Interested in setting up as a vendor? Contact Keena Crowell at 304-676-7010 or 304-754-7603.
The 8th annual Trails and Trees Studio Tour give you a "behind-the-scenes" look at the creative studios of local artists and artisans in Berkeley County. Travel to 11 studios and meet 16 artists who specialize in everything from pottery to jewelry, painting, sculpting and more!
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Gals and Ghouls, don your best costume and enjoy The Martinsburg Roundhouse's Annual Ghostly Gala at the historic - and haunted - Martinsburg Roundhouse! This charity costume ball will benefit the revitalization of the historic Roundhouse. The event will include a costume contest with cash prizes, with a top prize of $150. You'll enjoy raffles, food, beer, wine and more. The event is for those 21 and older. Tickets are available for purchase at The Martinsburg Roundhouse and Latte' Da Cupcakery for $35 Single or $60 Couple. Tickets include full buffet style dinner, dessert and two free drinks. A cash bar for beer and wine will also be available. Table Sponsorships are also available. Please call 304-707-8237 for more information.
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Let’s Do the Time Warp again! As part of Apolloween, the Apollo Civic Theatre is showing the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” on October 20 and 27. Doors will open at 11 p.m., with the movie beginning at midnight. Costumes are encouraged, with audience participation packs available for $3. Tickets for the event are $15 and can be purchased at the door or online at www.apolloween.com.
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Experience the 39th Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival, October 18-21 in Martinsburg and Berkeley County, WV. Enjoy an old town parade through the downtown streets of Martinsburg, tasty baking contests, live music, pop-up shops and artisan craft festival and more!
The Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival is devoted to the community, apple industry, local history and heritage!
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As part of its Apolloween activities, the Apollo Civic Theatre is bring the magic of “Hocus Pocus” to the big screen. The Apollo Civic Theatre will be playing the movie on Saturday, October 13, with doors opening at 7 p.m. This is a free event, and costumes are encouraged!
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Enjoy live music & good food while browsing through the unique works of hand-picked artisans. Discover a great find in wood-working, painting, jewelry, metal-work, ceramics and much more! Kids will enjoy special activities just for them.
Free to the public.
Celebrate all the beauty of fall in the West Virginia hills with at Taylor's Farm Market's annual Fall Harvest Festival. This rain-or-shine event will include great activities like a pumpkin carving contest, apples, food, live music, pumpkins, seasonal baked goods, fresh apple cider, WV wine tasting, kids farm carnival, arts & crafts, an antique tractor display and more. Enjoy a great event with the entire family!
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The Apollo Civic Theatre brings the chills of Apolloween through the mystery and challenge of a ghoulish hunt. Search for the ghosts among the legends at the historic Apollo Civic theatre during a paranormal investigation led by the Mid-Atlantic Paranormal Investigations. Tickets are $30 and are only available online at www.apolloween.com.
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Ghost stories are always more scary when they're true! Learn about the ghoulish side of historic Martinsburg's past with a walking tour exploring historical properties and places, learning about their history and the local legends and ghost stories associated with them. Hear the true stories and incidents that inspired bizarre mysteries and oral urban legends that have been passed down from one generation to the next. Comfortable shoes and a flashlight are recommended. The tours are not suitable for children under 13 due to some graphic and disturbing content.
All tours require reservations which must be made by calling 304-261-7470. Meeting place and other details are provided at the time of reservations.
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The Apollo Civic Theatre puts you in the action in its chilling escape room-The Black Widow House! Tickets are $25 and are only available online. You can purchase tickets at www.apolloween.com. The escape room will operate on October 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26 from 5-10 p.m. and October 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 2-8 p.m.
The Black Widow House. Many People only know certain information about the mysterious goings on from newspaper clippings and hear-say. Many heard stories of a woman with no family or friends but was somehow always married. She was drawn to men of high society; of men with no connections or family. So very easily missed. Rumors started on about the widow and her house of horrors. For all the men she had, none of them had ever been found. No bodies. No blood. Not a whisper. For those who enter this house, are never to be seen again. Until now the house has been on lock down, it’s your job to help the spirits get the freedom they deserve and to get out in one piece. You have one hour to solve the house’s puzzles’ and free the ghosts that reside in it. Be warned, once you enter the black widows house she becomes very… unforgiving.
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Dine on one of fall’s best foods at Main Street Martinsburg’s annual Chili Cook-Off September 29 in downtown Martinsburg in the Town Square. As the scent of cooking chili permeates the air, enjoy a day of crafts, live music, games, beer and, of course, amazing chili. As you sample all the different chili recipes, peruse the stores and vendors in downtown Martinsburg that make the town a charming, unique area that will linger in your memory long after your visit is over.
COST: $5 armband gets you tastings and kids under 7 are free!
The Haunted Asylum at Camp Frame takes visitors on a tour "Rockwood Asylum," a professional haunted house with all the works! Or, you can test yourself against the new escape room. The camp will also host a Trunk-or-Treat event October 27 from 2-4 p.m.
The Haunted Asylum will be held on September 28 and29; October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27; and November 2 and 3. The ticket booth opens at 6 p.m., with tours beginning at 7 p.m. The escape room opens at 6 p.m. The Haunted Asylum is a rain-or-shine event.
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Come join your friends at one of the top judged festivals in America, 43rd Annual Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival on September 28-30th, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. each day, at our NEW LOCATION, Jefferson County WV Fairgrounds. We have something for everyone to see and do at our festival.
Approximately 200 quality juried artists and craftsperson’s from 24 states will be demonstrating their wonderful created work at the festival. There will be activities for the children such as: a children's tent where children can make a craft, face painting and scavenger hunt.
For those that enjoy bluegrass music we have several great bands. They will be performing on Saturday and Sunday. For more information on the bands and to get the schedule, visit our website at www.MHACFestival.org. Taste wines from the areas foremost West Virginia wineries and WV craft beers. Patrons must be 21 years of age or older to taste/purchase beer & wine, so be prepared to show valid identification.
Watch for the Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival signs and follow them to Jefferson County WV Fairgrounds in the heart of Jefferson County near Harpers Ferry and Charles Town/Ranson. General Admission is $7 at the gate or $6 in advance. Parking, arts/crafts demonstrations, wine tasting, live bluegrass music, and children's crafts, with face painting are included in the price of admission; so, bring the entire family!
We politely remind you that pets and all alcoholic beverages must be left at home. For further information, please call (304) 725-2055. For advanced reduced tickets visit our website www.MHACFestival.org
Quality arts and crafts, finest West Virginia wines; live bluegrass music; activities for children; and outstanding food, all in the spacious indoor and outdoor beauty of Wild and Wonderful West Virginia approximately one-hour northwest of Washington, DC. There is no better way to spend a September weekend!
To purchase advance tickets please visit our ticketing center: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mountain-heritage-arts-crafts-festival-43rd-annual-tickets-43216935016
For years, Orr's Farm Market has been celebrating the coming of fall at its orchard, with a fun festival. Join Orr's for live local bluegrass, delicious food, tasty baked goods, hayrides, visit our pumpkin patch, craft vendors and children’s activities.
2018 Bluegrass Line-up:
Saturday, September 22
10:00am -1:00pm • The Hazards
1:30pm -4:30pm • Stoney Creek
Sunday, September 23
1:00pm – 4:00pm • Ernie Bradley & The Grassy Ridge Band
Hayride to Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze, Live Bluegrass Both Days, Moon Bounce, Pumpkin Painting, Face Painting
Parking is limited so carpool is possible. Handicapped spaces will be available, first come first serve. A Pick-Up/Drop-Off Location will also be available for large purchases.
This event is rain or shine unless inclement weather should pose a threat to our guests and staff. Call 304-263-1168 before coming if you have questions.
No Pets Allowed
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Awaken your senses at the annual Fall Awake Holistic Fair and celebrate along with this year's theme "Land of Imagination," held at The Historic McFarland House." Meet psychics, card readers, paranormal groups, massage therapists, Reiki, Aura readers, yoga instructors, fitness instructors, healthy heating, guest speakers, performers and more.
Tickets for the event are $17.89 on Eventbrite. Vendor information is available by email at email@example.com