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. 

Signature Events

Barnesville Pumpkin Festival

The highlights of this four-day festival Sept. 24-27, 2020 (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
(740) 695-5059


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. 
The traditions here are deep rooted and shared through generations of fans.  Our traditions run deep too. This venue has hosted Jamboree campers for 28 years and when the music stopped at “Jambo” each night, our party across the street began.  The Jamboree might be on hold…but there’s still a lot of music in these hills. 
And you can blame our roots for bringing it back…
Come Join...

We’ll see you in July!



43263 National Road
Belmont, OH 43718


Strawberry Festival


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



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.


Route 40
(740) 695-4359


Rubberneck Tour

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. The 2019 tour will feature the Flushing area. More details will be posted at a later date.​


Belmont County
(740) 695-4359


Martins Ferry Winterfest


The Fourth Annual Martins Ferry Winterfest, Friday, Nov. 27th from 2-10 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 28th from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. will feature 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, contact the Martins Ferry Chamber of Commerce at 740-633-2565 or visit www.ferryforward.org/winterfest.



Corner of 5th and Hanover Streets

Martins Ferry, OH 43935



Calendar of Events

Contact Us:


Barb Ballint- Executive Director



Mary Ann Domyan- Fiscal Officer



Cathryn Stanley- Heritage Museum/Group Tour Manager



Brooke Robinson- Digital Marketing Manager


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Belmont County Tourism Council

67800 Mall Ring Road

c/o Ohio Valley Mall Unit #485

St. Clairsville, OH 43950

Phone: 740-695-4359

Fax: 740-695-6437