Semi Annual Art Stroll
The Art Stroll features arts of many kinds all along Main Street. Student artists display their works as well as area professionals. Music and poetry are featured. Fun event for the entire family. Call 304-457-3700 for additional information.
Annual "Make It Shine Program" Cleanup Day
The Philippi Main Street Annual "Make It Shine Program" cleanup day will be held April 6, 2013 beginning at 9 a.m.
All volunteers are asked to meet on the Courthouse Square to get their supplies and cleaning assignment.
Anyone that helps out that day will be provided refreshments and lunch.
Annual City Wide Yard and Business Sidewalk Sale
The Philippi Main Street annual city wide yard sale will occur May 4, 2013 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Participates may rent a 10x10 foot space on the Courthouse Square or have a yard sale at their residence.
Courthouse space costs and a fee will be charged to residence yard sales that wish to be included in the
yard sale advertising.
Blue and Gray Reunion
Experience a piece of America's history. You can relive the year 1861, when the first land battle of the Civil War was fought. Re-enactors will highlight important moments in our history. Civil War campsites will be erected for the public to enjoy. Other activities will include artillery, little soldiers' battles, amputation re-enactment, parades, crafts, a Civil War ball, 5k Run, a Quilt Show at Mountain Treasures and food everywhere.
Friday is Kids' Day. Along with the normal activities, there will be living history stations with Abe and Mrs. Lincoln, nurses, quilting, cooking, music, games, General Lee, court room proceedings, and more.
The re-enactment of the first land battle of the Civil War will take place on Sunday at 2 p.m. Following the battle, a re-enactment of the historic Hanger amputation will take place in sutler row. A discussion of commonly used Civil War medical practices will also take place. There will be a medical display including a federal doctor's field kit, repro medical supplies, commonly used herbal remedies, photos, and other medical artifacts.
Visit the Blue and Gray Park, featuring the five flags that flew over Philippi, Virginia, during the first land battle of the Civil War. Walk over the Covered Bridge. Tour the Barbour County Historical Museum. Travel back 145 years, dress for the occasion, feel like it is 1861.
Annual Main Street Chili Cookoff
Everyone is encouraged to attend and experience this annual event. The day will be filled with
entertainment, games, prizes and a "Cruise In", while chili contestants
stir up their favorite chili recipes.