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Events in full swing in Mountaineer Country

Events are back in Mountaineer Country beginning the weekend of April 22. Visit Mountaineer Country Convention & Visitors Bureau is working with our community partners and facilities to help ensure a fun time for all.

MECCA 911 and law enforcement are being proactive to manage traffic generated by the numerous events that will bring thousands of people to Mountaineer Country. Be aware that traffic on I-79 between the I-68 split and the Pennsylvania border, especially at exits 153 and 155, will be very heavy April 22-23. Please plan accordingly, and remember, our guests come to town to enjoy our Mountaineer hospitality and spend their dollars locally during their visits.

Check out the events below and see what else is going on by visiting

Save the dates for these Upcoming Events:

  • Wynonna Judd: Herstory & Hits Tour, 8 p.m. Friday.

Wynonna Judd is heading back out on the road, and she is making a stop Friday at The Metropolitan Theatre. Celebrate Wynonna’s “Herstory & Hits” tour as she performs hits from the past 30 years as a solo artist.

  • Club Mountaineer Long Course Meet, various times, April 22-24.

The Club Mountaineer Long Course Meet will take place at The Aquatic Center at Mylan Park. The deadline to register for this meet is April 22. Club Mountaineer is a USA Swimming affiliated youth swim team that offers year-round competitive and non-competitive opportunities for ages 5 and up.

  • Spring Handmade Market in the Wharf District, noon-5 p.m. April 23.

The spring handmade market is an art walk that includes hand-crafted jewelry, paintings, prints, wood art and other local artisan products. Vendors will be located along the rail-trail outside of Flour and Feed, Mountain State Brewing, Oliverio’s and Table 9 restaurants. There will also be live music beside Flour and Feed, free kids’ activities and information on the rail-trail and the water trail. This event is part of National Celebrate Trails Day, and 10% of artisan sales will benefit the local Monongalia County trails.

  • All American Grand Bash at Mylan Park, 1 p.m. April 23.

The 8th Annual All American Grand Bash is just around the corner. There will be more than $650,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs. This event will benefit Operation Welcome Home, the Hoss Foundation, Mission for Miracles and WVU Medicine Children’s hospital. Buy tickets online at or buy in person from one of the outlets listed on Doors open at 11 a.m. Ticketholders must be 18 or older.

  • WVU Gold and Blue Spring Game, 1 p.m. April 23.

West Virginia University’s annual Gold and Blue Spring Football Game will coincide with WVU Athletics’ Mountaineer Gear Sale with authentic Nike jerseys, gloves, practice jerseys, warmups, WVU athletic team gear and more. Game tickets are available in advance for $10 each and can be bought online at or by calling 800-WVU GAME. WVU students will be admitted free through the normal student ticketing process later in April at

  • High Point Raceway PAMX Spring Series Championship, April 23-24.

High Point Raceway will host the PAMX Spring Series Championship in Mount Morris, Pa. PAMX Association is a motocross association that covers motocross across Pennsylvania from ages 4 to over 50. Be prepared to welcome PAMX guests into Mountaineer Country.