CLARKSBURG, W.Va, (WBOY) — Another year means another round of awesome festivals that you can attend in north central West Virginia that are full of good music and good beer (or wine). If you want to learn more about an event listed below or buy a ticket for that event, follow the link in the heading for more details.
This story will be continually updated throughout the year as more festivals and events are announced.
This is by no means a complete list of every event this year, so if you know of any similar events coming up, email event details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sept. 22, Morgantown — Artoberfest is more art-focused than beer-focused, with beer being provided by Chestnut Brew Works in Morgantown. The event will feature an art market from seven different artists and live music performances by “18 Strings” and the “Tom Bachelor Band.” Ceramic beer steins will also be for sale for $25 (includes one beer of your choice); tickets can be found here.
Sept. 23, Shinnston — Rollin’ Brews in Shinnston held its first event last year in September and will be continuing in 2023. The festival is located at the Ferguson Memorial Park and seven breweries and one cidery are expected to attend. “Last Year’s Model” and “Heavy Hitters,” will be taking the stage during the event to provide live music; tickets are $40 and can be found here.
West Virginia Wine & Jazz Festival (New location)
Oct. 1-2, Morgantown — Ok, it’s not beer, but it still has live music so we’re going to count it. This long-running event will continue in 2023 with at least four different West Virginia wineries expected to attend and nine different jazz performances scheduled over the course of the weekend. The event is now being held at the Ruby Amphitheater in Hazel Ruby McQuain Park in downtown Morgantown and will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Hops on the Mon (New)
Oct. 14, Morgantown — Hops on the Mon is one of the biggest craft beer festivals in the state of West Virginia. 50 different breweries and cideries will be represented on High Street with live performances from “Tucker Riggleman & the Cheap Dates,” and “Randy.” “The Big BBQ Revue” will be going on at the same time, where local restaurants will compete for attendee’s votes on the best barbeque at Hops on the Mon. Tickets for Hops on the Mon go on sale Friday, Sept. 9 at noon.