Semi Annual Art Stroll

"Art Stroll" Evening Event
April 29, 2014 from 5 - 8 p.m.
in and around the downtown community

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

Annual "Make It Shine Program" Cleanup Day
April 26, 2014 beginning 9 a.m.
meet on the Barbour County Courthouse Square

The Philippi Main Street Annual "Make It Shine Program" cleanup day will be held April 26, 2014 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.

The program is sponsored by WV Make It Shine Program, WV Department of Environmental Protection, WV Division of Highways and Keep America Beautiful, Inc.

WV Make It Shine Statewide Cleanup/Great American Cleanup encourages West Virginians to participate in hands-on activities that dramatically improve their communities, creating healthier, cleaner and safer environments across the nation.

For any additional information about the cleanup day, call Tammy Stemple at the Main Street office, 304-457-3700 ext. 226.

Annual City Wide Yard and Business Sidewalk Sale

7th Annual City Wide Yard and Business Sidewalk Sale
May 3, 2014 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Barbour County Courthouse Square and about town

The Philippi Main Street annual city wide yard sale will occur May 3, 2014 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 $10 and a $5 fee will be charged to residence yard sales that wish to be included in the yard sale advertising.

A flier/map will also be created and distributed. This will reference those on the Square and those paying the $5 fee.

Businesses are asked to have sidewalk sales on that day as well.

To be included in the flier and advertising you must register by April 23. Fees can be paid at City Hall or mailed to Tammy Stemple, Philippi Main Street, Inc., 108 North Main Street, Philippi, WV 26416. Questions may be addressed to Tammy Stemple at the Main Street office, 304-457-3700 ext. 226.

A Health Fair will take place on the same day in the City Gym from 7 a.m. until noon.

Blue and Gray Reunion

Blue and Gray Reunion Web Site
Annual Blue and Gray Reunion
May 29 - June 1, 2014
Downtown Philippi

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

17th Annual Smokin' on the Tygart Chili Cookoff
June 14, 2014
Barbour County Courthouse Square

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.

A cooks parade will begin at 11:30 a.m. and chili cooking will officially start at noon. Judging of the chili takes place at 3:00 p.m. with tasting starting at 3:15 p.m. First, second, and third place cash prizes will be awarded in three categories: business/restaurant, organizations, and individuals.

Games go on throughout the day and include hot pepper eating, frozen T-shirt contest, and a basketball shoot-out.

There will be a "Cruise In". Registration will be from 8-10 am - $5.00 per car or motorcycle.

Vendors will be stationed around the Courthouse Square selling a variety of items as well as food.

Those interested in cooking or wishing to volunteer for the event can contact the Main Street office - 304-457-3700 ext. 226. If you are interested in the Poker Run, please call 304-457-6090 for more information.