Oglebayfest ~

45th Annual Oglebayfest

October 7 – 9, 2022

Join us for the annual Oglebayfest fall celebration! 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 demonstrations and competitions for all ages including butter making, hog calling, fiddling, rock throwing and baby crawling. Don’t miss the parade, fireworks and much more!

2022 Oglebayfest Event Schedule Coming Soon

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Our Bed & Breakfast package includes overnight accommodations and delicious Mountaineer Breakfast Buffet each morning. Plus, enjoy the convenience of complimentary roundtrip transportation to all Oglebayfest activities including Mansion Woods, the German-inspired Rathskeller, the Ohio County Fair, and more!

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  • Festival Highlights photo

    Festival Highlights

  • 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 and German inspired eats!  The Rathskeller is also home to an exciting lineup of top performers including headliners like MSM and Eli and the Mojo Kings on Friday and Alpen Glow German Band and Gage Joseph Band on Saturday. Plus, accordion and folk dance performances all weekend!

  • Oglebayfest Fireworks photo

    Oglebayfest Fireworks

    A crowd-pleasing favorite, the Oglebayfest fireworks, will take place on Saturday, October 8, 2022. The display will light up the evening sky over Schenk Lake at 8:30 p.m. 

  • 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. Plus, visitors can see some of the tri-state’s most skilled artisans at work while enjoying live entertainment on the Mansion Woods stage.

  • 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 fair foods or grab a bite at Oglebay’s Garden Bistro, Ihlenfeld Dining Room, Glassworks Grill, or Route 88 BBQ & Brew. Snacks, sandwiches and sweets are available at the Good Zoo, Schenk Lake & Farmhouse Sweets & Treats.

  • Shopping  photo


    Phil Maxwell Artists’ and Gourmet Markets: Shop Mansion Woods for handcrafted items by dozens of West Virginia artisans and gourmet foods while enjoying live music. 

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

    Carriage House: Featuring The Wheeling Artisan Center Shop, showcasing unique, handmade artwork created by Wheeling artisans. Coming soon to this shop, you’ll also find all your favorite styles of Fiestaware and much more.

  • 0.5K Beer Dash photo

    0.5K Beer Dash

    Join us on Sunday, October 9 at 9 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. 

    Prizes awarded 1st – 3rd, both men/women and most spirited outfit best representing this fun run.


    • $20 Per Person
    • Includes 2 free beers, souvenir mug

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

    Registration Coming Soon

    Same day registration begins on Sunday, October 9 at 8 a.m. at Hess Shelter.

  • Oglebayfest Cornhole Tournament photo

    Oglebayfest Cornhole Tournament

    Join us on Saturday, October 2 for the first-ever Oglebayfest cornhole tournament. Registration is limited to the first 16 teams, so sign up today at the link below!

    Tournament Details:

    • Tournament begins Saturday, October 8 at 2 p.m.
    • Check in begins at 1 p.m. *Plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to check-in
    • Format: Single-Elimination
    • Venue: Wagon Shed next to the Rathskeller
    • Entry Fee: $20 per team
    • Teams: First 16 2-person teams *Registration will remain open until all 16 slots are filled
    • Prize: $250 Oglebay gift card and a 2-night stay at Oglebay Resort’s Wilson Lodge
    Registration Coming Soon

  • 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 8, 2022 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 2022 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.

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    Parking & Shuttle Service

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

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.