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Oglebayfest, the Area’s Premier Fall Event, Returns for 37th Year

Robert Villamagna at Oglebayfest

Robert Villamagna, left, discusses his artwork with Barbara Ruben of Wheeling, WV. Villamagna is one of the artists that will be at Phil Maxwell Artists’ & Gourmet Markets at Oglebayfest October 3-5 at Oglebay.

Oglebay’s fall tradition, Oglebayfest, will begin on Friday, October 3 and continue through Sunday, October 5, 2014.  “Oglebayfest began in 1978 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Oglebay and provides an annual ‘thank-you’ to all who visit us year-round,” said John Hargleroad, Director of Operations for Oglebay.  Most of Oglebayfest’s activities are offered free of charge or at a reduced admission.

 

The Phil Maxwell Artists’ and Gourmet Markets will be located in the Mansion Woods next to the Mansion Museum. The Markets offers a view of the tri-state’s best artisans at work plus an extensive selection of local and regional foods. Both markets will be open Friday 12:00 to 7:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visit www.oglebay-resort.com/fest.htm for a complete list of participating vendors at the market.

 

The Ohio County Country Fair at Site One features Baked Goods Auctions, Square Dance, Hog Calling Contest, Fiddle Contest, Pedal Power Contest, Hitch Class Show, Rock Throwing Contest, Baby Crawling Contest, and the State Championship Pony Pull.  The Country Fair also features demonstrations including Old Fashioned Butter Making  and Quilting. Sheep, horses, pigs, cows, goats and other animals will be on display in the Country Fair Livestock Tent.

 

Two crowd-pleasing favorites, the Oglebayfest parade and the fireworks, will take place on Saturday.  The parade begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Good Zoo and the fireworks display will light up the sky over Schenk Lake at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday evening.

 

Oglebayfest is also famous for its foods and non-stop entertainment.  The Ihlenfeld Dining Room at Wilson Lodge has several special menus and buffets including the Seafood Gala on Friday and the Chophouse on Saturday. Both buffets are available from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m..  Brunch is offered in the dining room on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Reservations for the dining room can be made by calling 304-243-4080. Entertainment at Wilson Lodge includes Sarah Hays in Hickman Lounge from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Friday, Markus & James in Hickman on Saturday from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

 

Vu ja de Vineyards at Oglebayfest

Bryan George from Vu ja de Vineyards describes one of his wines to Carolyn Garvey of Wellsburg, WV. Vu ja de and many other wine and food vendors will be offering tastings and samples at the Phil Maxwell Artists’ & Gourmet Markets at Oglebayfest

The Rathskeller, located at Hess Shelter, is one of Oglebayfest’s most popular destinations. The menu has German favorites including grilled bratwurst and knockwurst plus sauerkraut, German potato salad and specialty beers. Emerald City will be at the Wagon Shed with fun foods including deep fried apple pie with ice cream, funnel cakes and corn dogs.  Food will be served at the Rathskeller and Wagon Shed on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Entertainment at the Rathskeller includes Alpen Glow German Band, International Fold Dancers and Steve Grkman with his Button Box Accordion.

 

The Country Kitchen and the Ohio County Country Fair will start serving food at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday at Levenson Shelter and Site One.  Hot soup, sandwiches and pie will be available at the Garden Center.  Snacks and sandwiches will be available at the Good Zoo, Schenk Lake and the Artists’ Market Woods, and fudge, candy and beverages will be available at Farmhouse Sweets and Treats Shoppe.

 

Oglebayfest is also famous for its non-stop entertainment.  There will be a free square dance with Cabin Fever String Band on Friday at the Country Fair from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.  Haller Shelter will host Hoard and Jones on Friday from 9:00 to 11:30 p.m., Bill McCoy & Bob Turbanic on Saturday from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., and Smoke Daddy and the Crawfish on Saturday from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. There is no admission to the Haller Shelter events but must be 21 years old to attend.

 

Dinosaurs at the Good Zoo at Oglebay

The Good Zoo at Oglebay will offer free admission on Saturday, October 4 and Sunday, October 5 as part of the Oglebayfest celebration. The dinosaurs will be on display and the zoo is offering a special Fire Safety presentation on Saturday in cooperation with the Wheeling Fire Department.

The Good Zoo is offering free admission on Saturday and Sunday where visitors can enjoy the Dinosaur Exhibit.  “Several life-sized, moving, roaring dinosaurs will be on display and our African Wild Dog pups, born in August, will on display,” said Penny Miller, Director of the Good Zoo.  The zoo will also feature Fire Safety on Saturday in cooperation with the Wheeling Fire Department.  “Come meet local firefighters and practice getting out of a smoke-filled house,” added Miller.

 

All the shops of Oglebay will be open during Oglebayfest including Carriage House Glass, the Nature Express Shop at the Good Zoo, the Palm Room by the greenhouse, Wheeling Civic Center Garden Center, Farmhouse Sweets and Treats Shoppe, and the Speidel Pro Shop at the Hamm Clubhouse. Farmhouse Sweets and Treats Shoppe will have a sampling tent with fresh-made fudge and other treats. Carriage House Glass is featuring West Virginia Artisan Glass and will be hosting Fenton Glass representative Jena L. Blair with demonstrations on bead making on Saturday from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Blair will also be showing the Fenton Art Glass jewelry line.

 

Another popular Oglebayfest attraction, the Belgian horse display, will be at Site One on both Saturday and Sunday, and the Antique Car Display returns to the Mansion Museum lawn on Sunday. Pony rides and inflatable rides will be offered at Schenk Lake on Saturday and Sunday.

 

Oglebayfest offers free parking and the shuttle buses provide easy access to all of the festival’s activities.  Special overnight packages are available at Wilson Lodge for Oglebayfest and reservations can be made by calling 800-624-6988 or book online at www.oglebay-resort.com.

 

For more information about Oglebayfest, call 304-243-4010 or visit www.oglebay-resort.com/fest.htm for a complete Oglebayfest schedule.

Oglebayfest, the Area’s Premier Fall Event, Returns for 36th Year

Oglebay’s fall tradition, Oglebayfest, will begin on Friday, October 4 and continue through Sunday, October 6, 2013.  “Oglebayfest began in 1978 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Oglebay and provides an annual ‘thank-you’ to all who visit us year-round,” said John Hargleroad, Director of Operations for Oglebay.  Most of Oglebayfest’s activities are offered free of charge or at a reduced admission.

 

Artists & Gourmet Markets at Oglebayfest

Nancy Tirone, right, shows Kirsten Ruben of Lawrence, PA, one of her works at last year’s Oglebayfest. Tirone and dozens of other artists and craftsmen will be showing and selling their wares at the Phil Maxwell Artists’ & Gourmet Markets at Oglebayfest October 4-6 at Oglebay.

The Phil Maxwell Artists’ and Gourmet Markets will be located in the Mansion Woods next to the Mansion Museum. The Markets offers a view of the tri-state’s best artisans at work plus an extensive selection of local and regional foods. Both markets will be open Friday 12:00 to 7:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

The Ohio County Country Fair at Site One features Baked Goods Auctions, Square Dance, Hog Calling Contest, Fiddle Contest, Pedal Power Contest, Hitch Class Show, Rock Throwing Contest, Baby Crawling Contest, and the State Championship Pony Pull.  The Country Fair will also features demonstrations on Rug Braiding, Old Fashioned Butter Making, Corn Grinding, Blacksmithing, and Quilting. Antique Farm Equipment will also be on display both days and Quilts & Needlework can be found at Camp Russel. Sheep, horses, pigs, cows, goats and other animals will be on display in the Country Fair Livestock Tent.

 

 

Artists & Gourmet Markets at Oglebayfest

Bryan George from Vu ja de Vineyards describes one of his wines to Jennifer Knoyer of Martins Ferry. Vu ja de and many other wine and food vendors will be offering tastings and samples at the Phil Maxwell Artists’ & Gourmet Markets at Oglebayfest.

Two crowd-pleasing favorites, the Oglebayfest parade and the fireworks, will take place on Saturday.  The parade begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Good Zoo with Roland Hobbs serving as the parade Grand Marshall.  Hobbs recently retired from the Wheeling Park Commission where he has served as a member of the commission since 1973.  “We are proud to honor Mr. Hobbs as this year’s Oglebayfest Parade Grand Marshall for his many years of distinguished service and significant contributions to the Wheeling Park Commission,” said Hargleroad. The fireworks display will light up the sky over Schenk Lake at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday evening.

 

Oglebayfest is also famous for its foods and non-stop entertainment.  The Ihlenfeld Dining Room at Wilson Lodge has several special menus and buffets including the Seafood Gala on Friday and the Smokehouse Buffet on Saturday. Both buffets are available from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m..  Brunch is offered in the dining room on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Reservations for the dining room can be made by calling 304-243-4080. Entertainment at Wilson Lodge includes Dustin McCray in Hickman Lounge from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Friday, Markus & James in Hickman on Saturday from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. and Mansfield 5 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. in Glessner Auditorium.

 

Oglebayfest

An Antique Car Display on the Mansion Museum lawn at Oglebay is scheduled for Sunday, October 6 from 12 to 4 pm. The display is one of the many events planned during Oglebayfest October 4-6. Other events include the Ohio County Country Fair, the Phil Maxwell Artists’ & Gourmet Markets, a parade, fireworks, entertainment and specialty foods.

The Rathskeller, located at Hess Shelter, is one of Oglebayfest’s most popular destinations. The menu has German favorites including grilled bratwurst, knackwurst and sauerkraut. The Harvest Carnival at the Wagon Shed returns with fun foods including chocolate dipped frozen bananas, deep fried oreos, funnel cakes and corn dogs.  Farmhouse Sweets and Treats Shoppe, Oglebay’s newest shop, will have fresh-made fudge, roasted nuts and gourmet chocolates at the Wagon Shed.  Food will be served at the Rathskeller and Harvest Carnival on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Entertainment at the Rathskeller includes Alpen Glow German Band, International Fold Dancers and Steve Grkman with his Button Box Accordion.

 

The Country Kitchen and the Ohio County Country Fair will start serving food at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday at Levenson Shelter and Site One.  Hot soup, sandwiches and pie will be available at the Garden Center.  Snacks and sandwiches will be available at the Good Zoo, Schenk Lake and the Artists’ Market Woods, and fudge, candy and beverages will be available at Farmhouse Sweets and Treats Shoppe.

 

Oglebayfest is also famous for its non-stop entertainment.  There will be a free square dance with Cabin Fever String Band on Friday at the Country Fair from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.  Haller Shelter will host Miller, Smith & Mazure Band on Friday from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m., Sarah Mahan-Hays on Saturday from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., and Smoke Daddy and the Crawfish on Saturday from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. There is no admission to the Haller Shelter events but must be 21 years old to attend.

 

Good Zoo

The Good Zoo at Oglebay will offer free admission on Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6 as part of the Oglebayfest celebration. The zoo is offering a special Fire Safety presentation on Saturday in cooperation with the Wheeling Fire Department and the life-size, moving roaring dinosaur exhibit at the zoo continues through October 27.

The Good Zoo is offering free admission on Saturday and Sunday where visitors can enjoy the Dinosaur Exhibit.  “Several life-sized, moving, roaring dinosaurs will be on display through Boo at the Zoo,” said Penny Miller, Director of the Good Zoo.  The zoo will also feature Fire Safety on Saturday in cooperation with the Wheeling Fire Department.  “Come meet local firefighters and practice getting out of a smoke-filled house,” added Miller.

 

All the shops of Oglebay will be open during Oglebayfest including Carriage House Glass, the Nature Express Shop at the Good Zoo, the Palm Room by the greenhouse, Wheeling Civic Center Garden Center, Farmhouse Sweets and Treats Shoppe, and the Speidel Pro Shop at the Hamm Clubhouse. Carriage House Glass is featuring West Virginia Artisan Glass.

 

There will be glassblowing demonstrations on the Mansion Museum lawn all three days and an Antique Car Display will be on the lawn on Sunday.

 

Another popular Oglebayfest attraction, the Belgian horse display, will be at Site One on both Saturday and Sunday. Pony rides and inflatable rides will be offered at Schenk Lake on Saturday and Sunday.  

 

The Schrader Environmental Center will present Mike Kandis and Friends featuring Bearded Dragons, Ball Pythons and other reptiles.  Admission is $2.00 per person.

 

Oglebayfest offers free parking and the shuttle buses provide easy access to all of the festival’s activities.  Special overnight packages are available at Wilson Lodge for Oglebayfest and reservations can be made by calling 800-624-6988 or book online at www.oglebay-resort.com

 

For more information about Oglebayfest, call 304-243-4010 or visit www.oglebay-resort.com/fest.htm for a complete Oglebayfest schedule.

Be a Part of the Oglebayfest Parade on October 5!

Oglebay invites area schools, colleges, civic and cultural organizations, scouts and other service entities as well as church groups to participate in this year’s Oglebayfest parade on Saturday, October 5, 2013. The Oglebayfest parade is an opportunity to feature civic and cultural groups, magnificent horses, old time buggies, farm equipment, area bands and even reigning queens.

 

The parade lineup is in the Good Zoo parking lot with participants expected to arrive at least one hour before the 9:30 a.m. start of the parade. Marshals will direct entries to their unit.

 

Interested parties should contact Janet Wodesky, parade coordinator, at 304-243-4122 by September 26. There is no entry fee and parade participant forms and regulations are available online at http://www.oglebay-resort.com/Oglebayfest_parade.pdf.

The Health Plan Brings Health and Wellness Activities to 35th Annual Oglebayfest

Oglebayfest Pottery

Kirsten Ruben from Wheeling explores the wares at the Phil Maxwell Artists’ & Gourmet Markets at Oglebayfest.

The area’s premier fall festival, Oglebayfest, begins on Friday, October 5 and continues through Sunday, October 7, 2012 at Oglebay.  “Oglebayfest began in 1978 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Oglebay and provides an annual ‘thank-you’ to all who visit us year-round,” said John Hargleroad, Director of Operations for the Wheeling Park Commission. 

 

The Health Plan will again be joining in the festivities at this year’s Oglebayfest with fun and educational activities for health and wellness at the Good Zoo on Saturday October 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Admission to the Good Zoo will be free on Saturday at this year’s Oglebayfest and free wristbands will be provided to all those coming to the zoo that day.  “Not only can you see more than 50 species of animals, you receive a free wristband and can enjoy fun and wellness activities provided by The Health Plan,” said Hargleroad.  The Health Plan will present: Block the Sun, Not the Fun, Asthma, Germ City Handwashing, Who’s a Bully, Jump for Fun, Driving Under the Influence, Healthy Snack and Fire Safety.

 

“Fire Safety will be presented in cooperation with the Wheeling Fire Department so come meet local firefighters and practice getting out of a smoke-filled house,” added Hargleroad.

 

The free wristbands will provide all day use on Saturday of Par III Golf, Miniature Golf, Pedal Boats, Fishing, Tennis, Glass Museum & Craftsman Center, Trolley, Mansion Museum and Environmental Education Center.

 

Oglebayfest Loomworks

Becky Howard is one of the talented craftsmen that will be at this year’s Oglebayfest.

The Phil Maxwell Artists’ and Gourmet Markets will be located in the Mansion Woods next to the Mansion Museum. The markets have been named for Phil Maxwell who served as Craft Specialist for Oglebay Institute from 1935 until his retirement in 1986. Maxwell continues to be active and supportive of all the Institute’s programs. He is past president of the West Virginia Art and Craft Guild and was inducted into the Art and Craft Hall of Fame in 1996. Maxwell organized the first arts and craft show for Oglebayfest and has provided scholarships for two “up and coming” artists and craftsman at the Oglebayfest markets.  The Phil Maxwell Artists’ and Gourmet Markets offer a view of the tri-state’s best artisans at work plus an extensive selection of local and regional foods. Both markets will be open Friday 12:00 to 7:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

The Ohio County Country Fair will be at Site One during Oglebayfest and features displays of elaborate quilts, homegrown foods and gentle animals on Saturday and Sunday.  The Country 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.  The Country Fair is also host to the West Virginia Pony Pull Championship on Sunday afternoon. A baked goods auction will also be held both Saturday and Sunday afternoon. 

 

Glassblowing at Oglebayfest

Glass artisan Taylor Kelly presents glassblowing demonstrations on the Mansion Museum lawn during Oglebayfest.

Two crowd-pleasing favorites, the Oglebayfest parade and the fireworks, will take place on Saturday.  The parade begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Good Zoo with Phil Maxwell serving as Grand Marshall. An electrifying fireworks display will light up the evening sky over Schenk Lake at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday.

 

Oglebayfest is also famous for its foods and non-stop entertainment.  The Ihlenfeld Dining Room at Wilson Lodge has several special menus and buffets including the Seafood Buffet on Friday and the Prime Rib Buffet on Saturday. Both buffets are available from 5:30 to 10:00 p.m..  Brunch is offered in the dining room on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Reservations for the dining room can be made by calling 304-243-4080. Entertainment at Wilson Lodge includes Dustin McCray in Hickman Lounge from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Friday, Markus & James in Hickman on Saturday from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. and Mansfield 5 from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. in Glessner Auditorium.

 

 

Rathskeller at Oglebayfest

The Rathskeller at Hess Shelter serves traditional German foods during Oglebayfest.

The Rathskeller, located at Hess Shelter, is one of Oglebayfest’s most popular destinations. The menu has German favorites including grilled bratwurst, knackwurst and sauerkraut. The Harvest Carnival at the Wagon Shed returns with fun foods including cotton candy, funnel cakes, corn dogs and fried oreos.  Food will be served at the Rathskeller and Harvest Carnival on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Entertainment at the Rathskeller includes Alpen Glow and Steve Grkman.

 

The Country Kitchen and the Ohio County Country Fair will start serving food at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday at Levenson Shelter and Site One.  Hot soup, sandwiches and pie will be available at the Garden Center.  Snacks and sandwiches will be available at the Good Zoo, Schenk Lake and the Artists’ Market Woods, and fudge, candy and beverages will be available at Gourmet in the Gardens.

 

New this year is entertainment at Haller Shelter. On Friday from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. the Marsh Wheeling String Band will perform and Legend Band takes the stage from 8:30 to 11:30 pm. On Saturday from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Uncle Eddie & Robin Band will entertain and Smoke Daddy and the Crawfish perform from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Haller Shelter is for ages 21 and over and admission is free. 

 

Cabin Fever String Band will perform at the free Square Dance at Levenson Shelter on Friday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

 

Oglebayfest Thistledew Farms Honey

Roger Conlon from Thistledew Farms brings honey products annually to Oglebayfest. Thistledew Farms' products are also available at the Gourmet in the Gardens Shop.

All the Shops of Oglebay will be open during Oglebayfest including Carriage House Glass, the Nature Express Shop at the Good Zoo, the Palm Room by the greenhouse, Wheeling Civic Center Garden Center, Gourmet in the Gardens Shop, and the Speidel Pro Shop at the Hamm Clubhouse. Carriage House Glass is featuring West Virginia Artisan Glass.

 

Another popular Oglebayfest attraction, the Belgian horse display, will be at Site One on both Saturday and Sunday. Pony rides and inflatable rides will be offered at Schenk Lake on Saturday and Sunday.  On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the Schrader Environmental Center will exhibit hundreds of paintings completed by “en plein air” artists at Oglebay the previous weekend.

 

Oglebayfest offers free parking and the shuttle buses provide easy access to all of the festival’s activities.  Special overnight packages are available at Wilson Lodge for Oglebayfest and reservations can be made by calling 800-624-6988 or book online at www.oglebay-resort.com

 

For more information about Oglebayfest, call 304-243-4010 or visit www.oglebay-resort.com/fest.htm for a complete Oglebayfest schedule.