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Helvetia Fair

September 14 - September 15

The Helvetia Community Fair celebrates the rich culture and history of Helvetia, WV, a small Swiss community located in Randolph County. One of the oldest agricultural fairs in West Virginia, the Helvetia Community Fair encourages local families, friends, and visitors to celebrate our harvest and our heritage.

Visit https://www.facebook.com/helvetiafair/ for more information.

Farmers, artisans, and children display their work at the Helvetia Community Hall the second full weekend in September. Canned green beans, yellow squash, pfeffernüsse cookies, tatting, wildflower arrangements, 4-H projects, watercolor paintings, and much more line the hall to honor the past year and to uphold our history. Just beyond the blue ribbon exhibits, the kitchen bustles with volunteers who prepare food for a day full of celebration. Festivities include a parade, Swiss folk dancing, Fahnenschwingen (Swiss flag swinging), Alphorn playing, yodeling, field games, relays, and a square dance.

Helvetia’s original settlers proved they could withstand harsh winters and rugged terrain while retaining the traditions of their mother country, Switzerland. Our hope is that the Helvetia Community Fair reflects that character, celebrates our ancestry, and encourages our children and visitors to embrace our traditions.

Thursday
5p-8p – Enter exhibits at the Community Hall

Friday
8a-12p – Enter exhibits at the Community Hall

Saturday
10a-6p
Exhibits at the Community Hall
Craft Vendors at Star Band Hall and in fields
Book Sale at the Library
Philatelic Cancellation at the Post Office/Kultur Haus
Archives at the Schoolhouse

11a & 1p
Blue Rock Marionette Theatre at the Gazebo (near Library)

12p – Registration for the Horseshoe Contest

1p – Horseshoe Contest

2p
Alpine Parade (Main St) & Program (Meadow)
Swiss Folk Dancing
Alphorn Playing
Singing & Yodeling
Fahnenschwingen

4p-6p
Field Events & Games
Live Music
Bouncyhouse

7p-10p
Square dance at the Community Hall (*Including short lesson at beginning w/Mark Crabtree)
$5 adults, $2 students

Sunday
8:45a – Kid’s Run

9a – Helvetia 10k Mountain Run & 2 Mile Walk

10:30a – William Tell Archery Registration

11a-3p
Exhibits at the Community Hall
Craft Vendors at Star Band Hall and in fields
Book Sale at the Library
Archives at the Schoolhouse
William Tell Archery Shoot

1p – Program (Meadow)

Refreshments available at the Community Hall
(Sat: 10a -9p / Sun: 11a-3p)

Details

Start:
September 14
End:
September 15

Venue

Helvetia, WV 26234, USA
100 Old Helvetia Rd United States + Google Map