Celebrate the Wonders of Fall – October 5-7, 2018
Oglebayfest began in 1978 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Oglebay and provides an annual ‘thank-you’ to all who visit us year-round.
Schedule of Events
PHIL MAXWELL ARTISTS AND GOURMET MARKET
The Phil Maxwell Artists and Gourmet Market, located in the Mansion Woods next to the Mansion Museum, 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.
OHIO COUNTY FAIR
The Ohio County Fair at Levenson Shelter, 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.
PARADE & FIREWORKS
Two crowd-pleasing favorites, the Oglebayfest parade and the fireworks, will take place on Saturday. The parade begins at 9:30 am at the Oglebay Good Zoo and, at 8:00 pm, an electrifying fireworks display will light up the evening sky over Schenk Lake.
OGLEBAYFEST IS ALSO FAMOUS FOR ITS FOOD!
The Ihlenfeld Dining Room at Wilson Lodge has several special menus and buffets including the Seafood Buffet on Friday evening from 5:00 – 9:00 pm. The Rathskeller, located at Hess Shelter, is one of Oglebayfest’s most popular destinations. The Wagon Shed, next to Hess Shelter, will also offer food service.
The Country Kitchen and the Ohio County Fair will be serving up goodies at Levenson Shelter and Site One. Hot soup, sandwiches, and pie will be available at the Garden Center, and snacks and sandwiches will be available at the Good Zoo, Schenk Lake, and the Artists’ Market Woods. Fudge, candy, and beverages will be available at Farmhouse Sweets & Treats Shoppe.Seafood Buffet Menu
All the shops of Oglebay will be open during Oglebayfest including Carriage House Glass, the Nature Express Shop at the Good Zoo, the Palm Room and Wheeling Civic Center Garden Center, Farmhouse Sweets & Treats Shoppe, and the Speidel Pro Shop at the Hamm Clubhouse.
OGLEBAY 5K IN THE PARK & 1 MILE COUCH POTATO CRAWL
Come join us for the Sixth Annual 5K and 1 Mile Couch Potato Crawl held during Oglebayfest on Sunday at 9:00 am. The first 50 pre-registered participants will receive a t-shirt. 5K awards for the top 3 overall men/women. Race proceeds will benefit “Access to the Parks”. The race begins and ends at the Oglebay Good Zoo.
Oglebayfest offers free parking and the shuttle buses provide easy access to all of the festival’s activities.
SPEND THE WEEKEND!
Special Oglebayfest overnight packages are available at Wilson Lodge. Call 877-436-1797 for more details.