Discover fall in Jefferson County

09/12/2011  | 
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Discover it All – The Fall in Jefferson County, West Virginia (Wild and Wonderful) including many fine events as listed below:

Charles Town Heritage Festival and Washington Homes Tour — Both on Sept. 18, 2011. Street festival including 225th birthday party for Charles Town and appearance of founder Charles Washington.  All day. www.historiccharlestownwv.com/heritagefestival.htm.  Tour of Washington Homes includes the opening of Happy Retreat, Claymount Court, Bellair and Harewood, all homes belonging to the Washington family. This is the only day of the year these homes are open for tours. www.happyretreat.org.

The 36th Annual Fall Mountain Heritage Arts and Craft Show at Sam Michael’s Park near Charles Town – Sept. 23 -25, 2011 – Open 10-5 each day – featuring over 200 juried artists and craftsmen. [email protected].

Freedom’s Run — Oct. 1, 2011 – Marathon through four national parks (Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, C&O Canal, Antietam Battlefield, and Potomac Heritage Trail), half marathon, 10K, 5 K and kids run. www.freedomsrun.org.

West Virginia Breeder’s Classic, the richest horse race in West Virginia is Oct. 15 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in Charles Town. Post time is 7:15.  Ten races. www.wvbc.com.

Old Opera House of Charles Town — Productions: City of Angels, Sept. 8-11, and Sept. 15-18; Unnecessary Farce, Oct. 21-23 and Oct. 28-30; and A Christmas Story, Dec. 8-11 and Dec. 15-18. www.oldoperahouse.org.

Over The Mountain Studio Tour — Nov. 12 and 13, 10-5 – Twenty five local artists will showcase their arts and crafts at ten locations. Free. www.studiotourwv.org.

For information on any or all of the activities listed, call 866-HELLO-WV or visit our website at www.wveasterngateway.com.
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