Oglebayfest Returns for 41st Year in Wheeling This Weekend

WHEELING — Get ready to celebrate the wonders of fall at the 41st annual Oglebayfest celebration today through Sunday.

2018 festival

highlights include:

Phil Maxwell Artists’ and Gourmet Market: Located in Mansion Woods next to the Oglebay Mansion Museum, this exciting market features regional foods and an extensive display of fine, handcrafted wares with live demonstrations by the tri-state’s most skilled artisans. Mansion Woods also features a lively entertainment schedule sponsored by Denoon Lumber.

Mansion Woods

Entertainment Schedule:


∫ Brett Cain: 12-2 p.m.

∫ Bob Gaudio: 2:30-4:30 p.m.

∫ New Age Adenas: 5-7 p.m.


∫ The Cherry Duo: 10-11:30 a.m.

∫ Jim Berze: 12-2 p.m.

∫ The Muddle: 2:30-4:30 p.m.

∫ MSM: 5-7 p.m.


∫ Shannon Cantebury: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

∫ Tim Ullum: 12:30-2:30 p.m.

∫ New American Groove: 3-5 p.m.

Oglebayfest Parade & Fireworks: Taking place on Saturday, the parade begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Oglebay Good Zoo, and an electrifying fireworks display will light up the evening sky over Schenk Lake at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Ohio County Country Fair:Located at Levenson Shelter, the fair features displays of elaborate quilts, homegrown foods, and gentle animals on Saturday and Sunday. The fair offers a variety of traditional fair demonstrations and competitions for all ages including quilting demonstrations, butter making, hog calling, fiddling, rock throwing, and baby crawling competitions.

German-style Rathskeller: Located at Hess Shelter, the Rathskeller is one of Oglebayfest’s most popular destinations. This German-style beer garden offers dozens of seasonal and domestic brews paired with German favorites such as Bratwurst, Sauerkraut, German Potato Salad, Cabbage & Noodles, and more! The Rathskeller also features a variety of live entertainment all weekend long.


Entertainment Schedule:


∫ Road Hogs: 4:30-6 p.m.

∫ Marsh Wheeling String Band: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

∫ HitPlay: 9-11 p.m.


∫ Frank Pusateri and his Accordion: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

∫ Alpen Glow German Band: 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

∫ International Folk Dancers: 1-3 p.m. & 5 p.m.

∫ Easy Street: 8:30-11 p.m.


∫ Frank Pusateri and his Accordion: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

∫ Alpen Glow German Band: noon-5 p.m.

∫ Heritage Dance Association Folk Dancers: 3:30 p.m.

Oglebayfest 5k Run/Walk: Held on at 9 a.m. Sunday, the race begins and ends at the Oglebay Good Zoo. Awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers. To register, visit https://goo.gl/9EF1jD.

Oglebayfest Eats: During Oglebayfest, Ihlenfeld Dining Room in Wilson Lodge will offer special menus and buffets including a Seafood Buffet on Friday evening from 5-9 p.m. and a Prime Rib Buffet on Saturday evening from 5-9 p.m. Throughout the weekend, seasonal eats will also be available at the Rathskeller at Hess Shelter, The Country Kitchen at Levenson Shelter, Garden Bistro, Farmhouse Sweets & Treats Shoppe, and Hilltop Coffee & Tea located inside Carriage House Glass!

Parking & Shuttle Service: Oglebayfest offers free parking and shuttle service. Guests can easily access key festival attractions by riding a complimentary shuttle to a variety of locations including Schenk Lake, Good Zoo, the Mansion Museum, The Hilltop, the Crispin Center and Wilson Lodge.

Overnight packages are also available, based on availability. For reservations, call 877-436-1797 or visit https://goo.gl/FzeDza.

For a complete schedule of Oglebayfest events, visit www.oglebay.com/events/Oglebayfest.


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