Spring Mountain Festival
The Spring Mountain Festival began in 1992 and is held the last weekend in April of each year. It is hosted by the Grant County Chamber of Commerce. Most of the events are held at the Tri-County Fairgrounds and feature activities for all ages. Food, craft, and flea market vendors are set up from Friday afternoon thru Sunday afternoon. A variety of free entertainment is available. The weekend features activities that include a parade, motorcycle, and car shows, banjo and fiddle contests, 5 & 10K runs and walks, an much more. Miss Spring Mountain Festival Queen is crowned to reign during the weekend.
4th of July Celebration
The Fourth of July celebration in Petersburg has become a true American tradition. Local residents as well as tourists come to celebrate each year. The Grant County Parks and Recreation hosts the event that draws large crowds beginning with the parade down Main Street in the morning which ends at the city park. The Petersburg City Park is filled with food and craft vendors while the event stage hosts great entertainment. Early evening will find all PHS Alumni gathering at the Gary Michael building for a PHS Homecoming. The evening events move to the Petersburg High School football field for more fabulous entertainment, parachute jumps, and the 4th of July wouldn't be complete without fireworks. The fireworks display in Petersburg is one of the largest in the area. This event is made possible through grants and donations by local merchants and residents. This is definitely an event you will want to take in to rekindle old friendships or make new ones.
For more than 85 years the Tri-County Fair has been a part of the traditions and history of the South Branch Valley and the counties of Hardy, Grant and Pendleton. Over the years expansions and improvements have been made to make the Tri-County Fair one of the best in the state. The fairgrounds contain barns and a show area for 4-H and FFA members to show and sell sheep, cattle, and swine. The grounds boasts of a wonderful grandstand with seating for approximately 2200 people with two different stages on which entertainers can perform as well as where the annual pageant to crown Miss Tri-County Fair is held.
A fair just wouldn't be a fair without rides, games, and food. The midway is where you will find all of this. No one ever leaves the fair hungry. The fair takes a lot of work for a short time of fun. Many dedicated volunteers make this all possible. See you at the Fair!! Visit the Tri-County Fair online at: www.tricountyfairwv.com