During mid-July in the Ohio Valley, the area is swarmed with talk about Jamboree in the Hills. It is one of the biggest and most respected country music events in the nation. However, it is not for everyone. If you are one of those people, this weekend, Wheeling has a host of events that should suit your fancy.

Here are some recommendations to enjoy this weekend.

Fete of Fashion

Friday 5:30-8 p.m.

Join Crittenton Services for an evening of friends, fine art, and fashion featuring Magnolia on Main, a Traveling Boutique, and Etc. Boutique Gallery.

Light refreshments will be served. There is no charge, but a donation will be welcome.

RSVP to Cathy Byers at cbyers@crittentonservices.com

Paint Your Own Pottery

Friday/Saturday 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; Sunday noon-3:30 p.m.

Lovers of pottery can choose from many different pottery shapes to paint or glaze. The event is being held by the Oglebay Institute at the Schrader Environmental Education Center. The pricing is between $5-20 depending on the piece chosen. Bring your family and enjoy a fun day filled with crafts!


9th Annual Free Wheelchair Mission Run Walk Roll 5k

Saturday: 9 a.m.

Same date, same place, same great race! The RunWalkRoll 5k begins Saturday morning in front of Generations Restaurant and Pub. Live music, door prizes, and food and refreshments are included for all. This year’s Grand Prize (Sponsored by Follansbee Pharmacy) is a two-night stay at the Cloverleaf Residence Suites in Columbus, Ohio, with four passes to the Columbus Zoo, a $60 gift certificate to Matt the Miller’s Tavern, and a gift certificate to Graeter’s Ice Cream — must be present to win! You can register online at runwalkandroll.net.


Festival of India

Saturday Noon-5 p.m.

Wheeling Heritage Port

The Festival of India brings together the finest in Indian culture. The festival celebrates Lord Jagannatha, the Lord of the Universe, and is put on by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). The Festival of the Chariots is now performed in every country across the world and dates back thousands of years to Jagannatha Puri, India. Visit newvrindaban.com to learn more about the festival.


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  1. C

    The Elk River Rounders play a free show at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, exit 3 on I-470, at 7pm Saturday. Bonfire with free S’mores after

  2. C

    There is a free concert at the Ohio Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation just a couple miles from downtown Wheeling. Show starts at 7.

    All ages welcome! There will be a bonfire with free S’mores after the show.

    The Elk River Rounders will perform and band members Michael Iafrate and Bob Heyer will play solo sets. Food and soft drinks will be available for purchase. BYOB.

    Take I470 to the 214 exit top of the hill. Turn right onto 214 go about 100 ft and turn right onto Kirkwood Heights Rd. 1st building on the right. Google at 66166 Kirkwood Heights Rd, Bellaire, Oh 43906.

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