Last year, I posted a list of festivals I had found that were scheduled along or near the National Road during the summer months. It proved to be one of the more popular posts this blog had, so I figured I would update the list to reflect this year’s events. If there’s anything that should be added, I’d like to know!
May 29-June 2: 10th Annual National Road Yard Sale, Maryland to Missouri. See information from Old Storefront Antiques, where the tradition started, here.
May 23-26: DelFest, Cumberland.
June 8-19: 45th Annual Heritage Days Festival, Cumberland.
June 28-30: 36th Annual Grantsville Days, Grantsville.
July 4: 37th Annual Soapbox Derby, Frostburg.
May 17-19: 40th Annual National Road Festival, Southwest Pennsylvania.
June 15: 12th Annual Beer & Gear Festival, Ohiopyle.
Aug. 5-10: Mountain Area Fair, Farmington.
Aug. 9-11: The 33rd National Pike Steam, Gas & Horse Assn. Show, Brownsville.
Aug. 23-25: Italian Festival of Fayette County, Dunbar (near Uniontown).
Sept. 2-7: West Alexander Fair, West Alexander.
Sept. 21-22: 43rd Covered Bridge Festival, Washington and Greene counties.
June 28-30: Ohio Valley Black Heritage Festival, Wheeling.
July 26-28: Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival, Wheeling.
Aug. 9-11: Heritage Music Bluesfest, Wheeling.
Aug. 24: 6th Annual Wine and Jazz Festival, Wheeling.
Aug. 30-Sept. 1: Wheeling Vintage Raceboat Regatta, Wheeling.
mid-Sept.: Wheeling Heritage Port Sternwheel Festival, Wheeling
June 13-July 20: Springfield Summer Arts Festival, Springfield.
July 12-13: Zanesville Pottery Lovers’ Show and Sale, Zanesville.
July 18-21: Jamboree in the Hills, Belmont.
Aug. 2-3: Y Bridge Arts Festival, Zanesville.
Aug. 9-11: 45th Salt Fork Arts & Crafts Festival, Cambridge.
Aug. 16-17: Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival, Reynoldsburg.
Sept. 21-22: Preble County Pork Festival, Eaton.
Sept. 28: Hebron Music and Arts Festival, Hebron.
May 23-June 1: Banks of the Wabash Festival, Terre Haute.
June 5-8: Jubilee Days, Knightstown.
Sept. 7-8: Hoosier Fall Fest, Knightstown.
Sept. 20-21: Quaker Day Festival, Plainfield.
Oct. 3-6: Riley Festival, Greenfield.
October: 10th Annual Clay County Popcorn Festival, Brazil.
May 31-June 2: Fun Fest for Air-Cooled VWs, Effingham.
Labor Day Weekend (unconfirmed dates): Casey Popcorn Festival, Casey.
September (unconfirmed dates): Grand Levee/Harvest Festival, Vandalia.
Fall (unconfirmed dates): Harvest Moon Music Festival, Vandalia.