Oglebayfest ~

46th Annual Oglebayfest

October 6 – 8, 2023

Join us for the annual Oglebayfest fall celebration, presented by WVU Medicine Wheeling Hospital and Reynolds Memorial Hospital! This three-day event 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.

Oglebayfest also features displays of elaborate quilts, homegrown foods, gentle animals, and competitions for all ages including butter making, hog calling, fiddling, rock throwing, and baby crawling. Don’t miss the parade, fireworks, and more!

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

2023 Event Brochure Coming Soon!

  • German Rathskeller photo

    German Rathskeller

    Oglebayfest wouldn’t be complete without a stop at the ever popular Rathskeller at Hess Shelter. This lively German-style beer garden offers dozens of seasonal and domestic brews, German inspired eats, live music, and accordion and folk dance performances all weekend.

  • Oglebayfest Fireworks photo

    Oglebayfest Fireworks

    A crowd-pleasing favorite, the Oglebayfest fireworks display will light up the evening sky over Schenk Lake on Saturday, October 7 at dusk.

  • Phil Maxwell Artists' and Gourmet Market photo

    Phil Maxwell Artists' and Gourmet Market

    Located in Mansion Woods next to the Mansion Museum, Oglebay Institute’s Phil Maxwell Artists’ and Gourmet Market features regional foods and an extensive display of handcrafted wares from artisan vendors. Plus, visitors can see some of the tri-state’s most skilled artisans at work.

  • Ohio County Country Fair photo

    Ohio County Country Fair

    Don’t miss the Ohio County Country Fair located at Levenson Shelter, featuring quilting demonstrations, homegrown foods, and gentle animals on Saturday and Sunday. Plus, a variety of old fashioned competitions like rock throwing, hog calling, and baby crawling. 

  • Oglebayfest Eats photo

    Oglebayfest Eats

    Festival-goers can enjoy delicious Oglebayfest foods at Phil Maxwell Artists’ and Gourmet Market in Mansion Woods or at the German Rathskeller at Hess Shelter. Or grab a bite to eat at one of Oglebay’s several restaurants. Stop by Farmhouse Sweets & Treats for Kirke’s Homemade Ice Cream.

    Oglebay Dining

  • The Hilltop Shopping photo

    The Hilltop Shopping

    Phil Maxwell Artists’ and Gourmet Markets: Shop Mansion Woods for handcrafted items by dozens of area artisans and gourmet food vendors.

    Farmhouse Sweets & Treats: Enjoy Kirke’s Homemade Ice Cream and seasonal gifts.

    Carriage House: Featuring wares created by local and regional artisans. You’ll also find all your favorite styles of Fiesta Tableware at outlet prices.

    Oglebay Shopping

  • Live Music Line-Up photo

    Live Music Line-Up

    Join us at various Oglebay locations for live performances by the area’s most acclaimed performers! Check out our event calendar for a full list of musical performances throughout the weekend. *Lineup subject to change.

    Event Calendar

  • 0.5K Beer Dash photo

    0.5K Beer Dash

    Join us on Sunday, October 8 at 11 a.m. for our 0.5K Beer Dash at Schenk Lake. Race around the lake and try not to spill your beer! Winners will be determined by finishing time and amount of beer remaining in mug. 

    All participants receive two free beers and a souvenir Oglebay mug.

    Prizes awarded 1st – 3rd, both men/women


    • $20 per person
    • Includes 2 free beers, souvenir mug

    Must bring valid ID. Underage participants will receive non-alcoholic beverage.

    Register Now

    Same day registration begins on Sunday, October 8 at 10 a.m. at Hess Shelter. Arrive 30 minutes prior to start time. We run rain or shine.

  • Oglebayfest Parade photo

    Oglebayfest Parade

    Our famous Oglebayfest parade marks the kick off to the area’s premier fall festival! Join us on Saturday, October 7 at 9:30 a.m. to witness this exciting celebration featuring organizations, schools, and clubs from across the region.

    Sign Up Today
    Want to march in the Oglebayfest parade? There’s still time to sign up! Entry is free and all participants will congregate in the Good Zoo parking lot at least one hour prior to kickoff. The parade marshal will direct you to your unit. The parade route includes Schenk Lake, Lodge Drive, and The Hilltop. To sign up, email Oglebay Activities Director Andy Brown at abrown@oglebay.com or call 304-243-4078.

  • Parking & Shuttle Service photo

    Parking & Shuttle Service

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