If you are planning to spend a few days or even a lifetime, you will enjoy the relaxed atmosphere that Belmont County offers. Our strength and diversity comes from our rich history. Here you can visit festivals, fairs and trade shows; beautiful lakes and parks, and breath taking scenery.
Barnesville Pumpkin Festival
The highlights of this four-day festival Sept. 23-26, 2021 (always the last full weekend in September) include an antique and classic car show, craft displays, farm machinery, hog calling, tall tales, royalty contests, parade, food, quilt show, live music, 5k race, family fun, and much more. The 2017 King Pumpkin, grown by Barnesville's own Todd and Donna Skinner, broke the festival and state record for the year as recorded by the Great Pumpkin Common Wealth. Growers will attempt to beat the 2,150-pound mark. Pumpkin pie eating, pie baking, pumpkin decorating, and pumpkin roll contests are also part of the festivities.
Main and Chestnut streets
Barnesville, OH 43713
The Belmont County Fair
The Belmont County Fair has been a family tradition since 1849. The Belmont County Agricultural Society invites you to come to the fair and celebrate the youth of our community as they share their goals and accomplishments. The fair showcases our youths best and provides amusements and entertainment that will give all thrill seekers something to get excited about. As our fairgrounds grow, we feel that there is no better place like ours to let your hair down, kick up your heels and call this place home. Come and enjoy a week of action packed fun!
Please see the calendar for days and times.
45420 Roscoe Road
Richland Township, OH 43950
Blame My Roots Festival
If it’s the 3rd weekend in July, then there has to be Country Music and Campground Carousing billowing out of the coal hills of Eastern Ohio in Belmont County.
The traditions here are deep rooted and shared through generations of fans, friends and family. Our traditions run deep too. This venue has hosted Jamboree campers for 28 years and when that music stopped, Blame My Roots Festival picked up where it left off.
So you can "Blame our Roots" for keeping the tradition alive.
We’ll see you in July!
VALLEY VIEW CAMPGROUNDS
43263 National Road
Belmont, OH 43718
National Pike Wagon Train
The National Pike Wagon Train is an annual activity sponsored by the Belmont County Tourism Council. The wagon master will lead horse-drawn wagons along Route 40 in Belmont County, drawing attention to a way of travel that was common along the original National Road, the nation’s first federally-funded highway.
This is an annual event which is held in the downtown area of Martins Ferry, Ohio. The one day festival grows larger with each year. Live music, crafters and vendors, a huge car show, craft beer and everything strawberry!
4th and Walnut Streets
Martins Ferry, OH 43935
It started at a group meeting when someone said that a "do-it-yourself" scenic drive would be a great way to promote agriculture in the area. A gentleman at the meeting said, "Folks like to drive and rubberneck at the scenery." First starting as a tour of the local farms and homesteads, the Rubberneck Tour changes each year, also including historical landmarks and scenic byways with stops along the way.
Martins Ferry Winterfest
The Martins Ferry Winterfest features craft and food vendors, a beer garden, tree lighting, annual Christmas parade, jingle bell run, tournaments, live music featuring the Move Makers and others. Children's activities include Santa Claus at the North Pole and more. For more info visit www.ferryforward.org/winterfest.
Corner of 5th and Hanover Streets
Martins Ferry, OH 43935