Oglebayfest ~

Celebrate the wonders of fall

41st Annual Oglebayfest

October 5-7, 2018

Oglebayfest began in 1978 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Oglebay Park. Since then, Oglebayfest has grown into a major event and provides an annual ‘thank-you’ to all who visit us year-round.

2018 Calendar of Events

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2018

9am – 8pm Carriage House Glass: Featuring glass items made in the USA and works by local artists. Don’t miss the NEW Hilltop Coffee & Tea, located inside Carriage House Glass. This refreshment outlet offers hot and cold beverages, as well as a selection of sweet snacks.
9 am – 8 pm Farmhouse Sweets & Treats Shoppe: Enjoy Kirke’s Homemade Ice Cream, seasonal gifts and sale items.
10 am – 5 pm Schrader Environmental Education Center: Nature trails, animals, children’s area and Samara Shop- FREE ADMISSION
10 am – 5 pm Mansion Museum*
10 am – 5 pm Oglebay Institute Glass Museum*
10 am – 7 pm Palm Room Greenhouse: Offering seasonal plants and accessories.
11 am – 4 pm Oglebay Good Zoo*
12 – 7 pm Phil Maxwell Artists & Gourmet Markets: Shop Mansion Woods for handcrafted items by dozens of WV artisans, gourmet foods and live music sponsored by Denoon Lumber.
4:30 – 6 pm Performance by Road Hogs: Rathskeller at Hess Shelter- FREE ADMISSION
5 – 9 pm Oglebay’s Famous Seafood Buffet: Ihlenfeld Dining Room – Adults $35.95, Ages 5-12 $15.95, 4 & Under FREE.
5:15 – 6:30 pm Performance by Eli Lambie: Hickman Lounge, Wilson Lodge
6:30 pm 4-H Pet Show: Ohio County Fair, Levenson Shelter
6:30 – 8:30 pm Performance by Marsh Wheeling String Band: Rathskeller at Hess Shelter – FREE ADMISSION
7:30 – 9:30 pm Square Dance with Cabin Fever String Band: Ohio County Fair, Levenson Shelter
9 – 11:00 pm Performance by Hit Play: Rathskeller at Hess Shelter – FREE ADMISSION 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2018

6:30 – 11 am Mountaineer Breakfast Buffet: Ihlenfeld Dining Room, Wilson Lodge
9 am – 8 pm Carriage House Glass: Featuring glass items made in the USA and works by local artists. Don’t miss the NEW Hilltop Coffee & Tea, located inside Carriage House Glass. This refreshment outlet offers hot and cold beverages, as well as a selection of sweet snacks.
9 am – 8 pm Farmhouse Sweets & Treats Shoppe: Enjoy Kirke’s Homemade Ice Cream, seasonal gifts and sale items.
9:30 am Oglebayfest Parade: Begins at Oglebay Good Zoo
10 am – 3 pm Ecofest at Schrader Environmental Education Center: Conservation exhibits, animals, birdwatching, scavenger hunts, nature crafts, outdoor games and campfire – FREE ADMISSION
10 am – 5 pm Oglebay Institute Glass Museum*
10 am – 5 pm Mansion Museum*
10 am – 5 pm Frank Pusateri and his accordion: Rathskeller at Hess Shelter – FREE ADMISSION
10 am – 5 pm Pony Rides: Schenk Lake Area*
10 am – 7 pm Phil Maxwell Artists & Gourmet Markets: Shop Mansion Woods for handcrafted items by dozens of WV artisans, gourmet foods and live music sponsored by Denoon Lumber.
10 am – Dusk Ohio County Fair: Levenson Shelter – FREE ADMISSION
10 am – 5 pm Oglebay Good Zoo: FREE ADMISSION
10 am – 7 pm Palm Room Greenhouse: Offering seasonal plants and accessories.
11 am – 7:30 pm Alpen Glow German Band: Rathskeller at Hess Shelter
11:30 am Ohio County Fair Opening Ceremony: Levenson Shelter
12 – 5 pm Quilting Demonstration: Ohio County Fair, Levenson Shelter
12 – 6 pm Inflatable Rides: Schenk Lake Area*
12 pm – Dusk Rocky Ridge Acres Belgian Display: Ohio County Fair, Levenson Shelter
12 pm Hitch Class: Horse, Pony, Mule & Mini Show at Camp Russel Athletic Field
12:30 pm Old Fashioned Butter Making: Ohio County Fair, Levenson Shelter
12:30 pm Hog Calling Contest: Ohio County Fair, Levenson Shelter
1 – 3 pm Fly Fishing Demonstrations: Presented by Trout Unlimited, Schenk Lake
1 – 3 pm Round Robin hosted by Wheeling Oglebay Tennis Club: Oglebay Tennis Center – FREE ADMISSION
1 – 3 & 5 pm International Folk Dancers: Rathskeller at Hess Shelter
2 – 6 pm “Clown Around Town”: Schenk Lake Area
2:30 pm Baked Goods Auction: Ohio County Fair, Levenson Shelter
3 pm Pedal Power Contest: Ohio County Fair, Levenson Shelter
5 – 9 pm Prime Rib Buffet: Ihlenfeld Dining Room- Adults $32.95, Ages 5-12 $12.95, 4 & Under Free.
8 pm Fireworks: Schenk Lake Area
9 – 11 pm Marcus and James: Glassworks Grill, Wilson Lodge
8:30 – 11:00 pm Performance by Easy Street: Rathskeller at Hess Shelter – FREE ADMISSION (must be 21 years of age)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2018

6:30 – 10:30 am Mountaineer Breakfast Buffet: Ihlenfeld Dining Room , Wilson Lodge
11 am – 1 pm Brunch Buffet: Ihlenfeld Dining Room , Wilson Lodge
9 am Shotgun Oglebayfest Golf Scramble: Crispin**
9 am Oglebay 5K Run/Walk: Register online at https://goo.gl/9EF1jD. Race begins in the Good Zoo parking lot.*
10 am – 5 pm Carriage House Glass: Featuring glass items made in the USA and works by local artists. Don’t miss the NEW Hilltop Coffee & Tea, located inside Carriage House Glass. This refreshment outlet offers hot and cold beverages, as well as a selection of sweet snacks.
10 am – 5 pm Farmhouse Sweets & Treats Shoppe: Enjoy Kirke’s Homemade Ice Cream,
seasonal gifts and sale items.
10 am – 5 pm Palm Room Greenhouse: Offering seasonal plants and accessories.
10 am – 5 pm Ohio County Fair: Levenson Shelter – FREE ADMISSION
10 am – 5 pm Phil Maxwell Artists & Gourmet Markets: Shop Mansion Woods for handcrafted items by dozens of WV artisans, gourmet foods and live music sponsored by Denoon Lumber.
10 am – 5 pm Mansion Museum*
10 am – 5 pm Oglebay Institute Glass Museum*
10 am – 5 pm Frank Pusateri and his accordion: Rathskeller at Hess Shelter – FREE ADMISSION
11 am – 5 pm Oglebay Good Zoo: FREE ADMISSION
12 – 5 pm Schrader Environmental Education Center: Nature trails, animals, children’s area and Samara Shop – FREE ADMISSION
12 – 5 pm Pony Rides: Schenk Lake Area*
12 – 4 pm WV Pony Pull Championship: Ohio County Fair, Levenson Shelter
12 – 4 pm Northern Panhandle Region Antique Auto Car Association: Mansion Lawn (weather permitting)
12 – 5 pm Quilting Demonstration: Ohio County Fair, Levenson Shelter
12 – 5 pm Rocky Ridge Acres Belgian Display: Ohio County Fair, Levenson Shelter
12 – 5 pm Alpen Glow German Band: Rathskeller at Hess Shelter – FREE ADMISSION
1 – 5 pm Inflatable Rides: Schenk Lake Area*
1 – 5 pm “Clown Around Town”: Schenk Lake Area
1:30 pm Rock Throwing Contest: Ohio County Fair, Levenson Shelter
1:30 & 3:30 pm Heritage Dance Association Folk Dancers: Hess Shelter
2 pm Baby Crawling Contest: Ohio County Fair, Levenson Shelter
2 – 6 pm American Square & Round Dance: Pine Room. Sponsored by the PACCA. FREE ADMISSION
2:30 pm Baked Goods Auction: Ohio County Fair, Levenson Shelter
2:30 pm Jr. Farm Boy & Farm Girl Contest: Ohio County Fair, Levenson Shelter

* ADMISSION FEE 
** REDUCED ADMISSION FEE

2018 Oglebayfest Brochure

 

 

Festival Highlights

Overnight Packages

Oglebayfest overnight packages are available. Call 877-436-1797 for reservations.

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Phil Maxwell Artists’ and Gourmet Market

Located in Mansion Woods next to the Mansion Museum, the Phil Maxwell Artists’ and Gourmet Market features regional foods and an extensive display of fine handcrafted wares plus a chance to see some of the tri-state’s best artisans at work. Artists and gourmet food producers interested in exhibiting at Oglebayfest may review the application and full list of requirements below. Plus, guests can enjoy live entertainment in Mansion Woods sponsored by of Denoon Lumber! The Mansion Woods entertainment scheduled is as follows:

Friday, October 5
12pm – 2pm     Brett Cain
2:30pm – 4:30pm     Bob Gaudio
5pm – 7pm     New Age Adenas

Saturday, October 6
10am – 11:30am    The Cherry Duo
12pm – 2pm    Jim Berze
2:30pm-4:30pm     The Muddle
5pm – 7pm     MSM

Sunday, October 7
10am – 12pm     Shannon Cantebury
12:30pm-2:30pm     Tim Ullom
3pm – 5pm     New American Groove

Artists’ and Gourmet Market Exhibitor Information

Ohio County Country Fair

Located at Levenson Shelter, the Ohio County Country Fair features displays of elaborate quilts, homegrown foods, and gentle animals on Saturday and Sunday. The fair offers a variety of traditional fair demonstrations and competitions for all ages including quilting demonstrations, butter making, hog calling, fiddling, rock throwing, and baby crawling competitions. It is also host to the West Virginia Pony Pull Championship and the baked goods auction. 

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Parade & Fireworks

Two crowd-pleasing favorites, the Oglebayfest parade and fireworks, will take place on Saturday, October 6, 2018. The parade begins at 9:30 am at the Oglebay Good Zoo, and an electrifying fireworks display will light up the evening sky over Schenk Lake at 8:00 pm. Parade applications must be returned to Oglebay no later than October 2, 2018. Parade applications are available below.

2018 Parade Application

Oglebayfest 5k Run/Walk

Join in the annual Oglebayfest 5K Run/Walk held on Sunday, October 7 at 9 am. Entry is $20 per person. Awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers. The race begins and ends at the Oglebay Good Zoo. Proceeds of the race will benefit Oglebay Foundation’s Access to the Parks project which grants complimentary park access to more than 2,000 children in need each year. Online race registration ends October 5th at 11:55 pm. Race day registration opens at 8 am on October 7 at the Oglebay Good Zoo entrance. Only cash and check will be accepted on race day.

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Oglebayfest Eats

During Oglebayfest, Ihlenfeld Dining Room in Wilson Lodge offers special menus and buffets including the Seafood Buffet on Friday evening from 5 – 9 pm and Prime Rib Buffet on Saturday evening from 5 – 9 pm. The Rathskeller, located at Hess Shelter, is one of Oglebayfest’s most popular destinations. This German style beer garden offers dozens of seasonal and domestic brews. The Wagon Shed, next to Hess Shelter, also offers German inspired food service.

The Country Kitchen and the Ohio County Country Fair will be serving up goodies at Levenson Shelter and Site One. The Oglebay Garden Bistro will be serving delicious food throughout the festival, and snacks and sandwiches will be available at the Good Zoo, Schenk Lake, and the Artists’ Market Woods. Fudge, candy, and beverages will be available at Farmhouse Sweets & Treats Shoppe and Hilltop Coffee & Tea, located inside Carriage House Glass.

Shopping

Oglebay’s retail shops are open during Oglebayfest including Carriage House Glass, the Nature Express Shop at the Good Zoo, Palm Room, Farmhouse Sweets & Treats Shoppe, and the Speidel Pro Shop.

Shuttle Service

Oglebayfest offers free parking and the shuttle buses provide easy access to all of the festival’s activities.