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Make memories during the Memorial Day weekend

May 23, 2019

From a Ferris Wheel and a fly-in to a history lesson and movie night, there are a lot of things to do in Mercer County, West Virginia over the Memorial Day Weekend. Pick one or a few, and keep the activities going until the end of the month!

  • Historic Bramwell Saturday Walking Tours: New for Summer 2019: Every Saturday from May 25 to Labor Day, enjoy an Historic Walking Tour in the Town of the Millionaires. Cost is $15 per person (cash or check only!) and starts at 7 p.m. The tour will end with a surprise treat in historic fashion. For more information, call 304-248-8381.
  • Mercer County Airport Fly-in: Watch planes fly and admire classic cars at the 6th annual Memorial Day weekend Wings and Wheels show on May 25. Cost is free. There will be food vendors and prizes will be handed out to the best-looking cars. Registration for the cars begins at 9 a.m.
  • East River Mountain Town Band: Celebrate the patriotic weekend with a performance from former high school and college band students. The performance will be at Pipestem Resort State Park Amphitheater. The show starts at 8 p.m.

The unofficial start to summer is full of things to do and places to go in Mercer County. Pack a picnic before an event, or drive to a local restaurant for homemade BBQ, pizza, and classic hot dogs and hamburgers!

  • Pipestem Drive-In: It’s a super hero weekend! Located in Pipestem, near Athens, the Pipestem Drive-in will present “Avengers:End Game” and “Captain Marvel.” Movies start at dusk.
  • The Mountain Festival kicks off the unofficial start to summer on Tuesday, May 28 until June 2. Celebrate longer days and warm nights, with rides, shows, carnival food and much more. For information about the schedule, call 304-327-7184.
  • The Burning of Princeton: Did you know that the city of Princeton was involved in the Civil War? Learn about the burning of Princeton at this history presentation at the Princeton Public Library with Historian Pat Smith. The lesson begins at 7 p.m.

This post was last updated on May 23, 2019

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