Oglebayfest ~

Celebrate the wonders of fall

43rd Annual Oglebayfest
October 2-4, 2020

Oglebayfest began in 1978 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Oglebay Park. Today, Oglebayfest has grown into a major festival which serves as both a celebration of fall and a token of appreciation for all who visit and support Oglebay Park throughout the year. 

  • Festival Highlights photo

    Festival Highlights

  • 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.

    2020 Mansion Woods Entertainment Schedule Coming Soon

  • Oglebayfest Eats photo

    Oglebayfest Eats

    The Rathskeller, located at Hess Shelter, is one of Oglebayfest’s most anticipated destinations. This German style beer garden offers dozens of seasonal and domestic brews. The Wagon Shed, located next to Hess Shelter, also offers German inspired favorites.

    The Country Kitchen and the Ohio County Country Fair will also be serving up delicious goodies and home-cooked favorites at Levenson Shelter, and the Phil Maxwell Artists’ and Gourmet Markets features a variety of food trucks, kettle corn, and other must-try festival foods.

    Festival-goers can also grab a bite a Oglebay’s Garden Bistro, Ihlenfeld Dining Room, Glassworks Grill, or Route 88 BBQ & Brew, and snacks, sandwiches and sweets are available at the Good Zoo, Schenk Lake, Farmhouse Sweets & Treats Shoppe and Hilltop Coffee & Tea. 

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    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 Shoppe: Enjoy Kirke’s Homemade Ice Cream and seasonal gifts.

    Carriage House Glass: Featuring glass items made in the USA, works by local artists and refreshments at Hilltop Coffee & Tea. 

  • Oglebayfest Parade & Fireworks photo

    Oglebayfest Parade & Fireworks

    Two crowd-pleasing favorites, the Oglebayfest parade and fireworks, will take place on Saturday, October 3, 2020. The parade begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Oglebay Good Zoo, and the fireworks display will light up the evening sky over Schenk Lake at 8:00 p.m. 

    Parade participant application coming soon.

  • Ohio County Country Fair photo

    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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  • Oglebayfest 5k Run/Walk photo

    Oglebayfest 5k Run/Walk

    Join in the annual Oglebayfest 5K Run/Walk held on Sunday, October 4 at 9 a.m. Awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers. The race begins and ends at the Oglebay Good Zoo. 

    Online registration coming soon.

  • Wilson Lodge Overnight Packages photo

    Wilson Lodge Overnight Packages

    Experience the recently renovated Wilson Lodge which offers premium accommodations and all the amenities you’ll need for a truly memorable Oglebayfest experience.

    Booking information coming soon.

  • Cottage Rentals photo

    Cottage Rentals

    Experience the cozy side of Oglebay when you choose between Rustic, Deluxe, and Premium cottages or Estate Houses ideal for Oglebayfest family reunions and group getaways. Plus, explore our recently renovated cottages through NEW virtual tours!

    Booking information coming soon.

  • 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.

Schedule of Events Coming Soon