WV Posted in West Virginia June 24, 2016 by Rachel Whetstone These 8 Unique Festivals In West Virginia Will Make Your Summer Unforgettable Last summer we showed you some of the interesting festivals around the state. Here are 8 more festivals that are unusual, wonderful, and uniquely West Virginian. 1. Oddfest, Martinsburg Oddfest WV/Facebook What is Oddfest? It's a celebration of things that are unique and quirky. Businesses around Martinsburg elect to take part and show off special products and services that are just a little bit strange. It takes place June 25 and 26. 2. New Deal Festival, Arthurdale New Deal Festival Arthurdale was founded as the nation’s first New Deal Subsistence Homestead Community in 1933. This festival celebrates the history of the community with games, food, hayrides, and a visit from "Eleanor Roosevelt." It takes place July 9, 2016. 3. Hot Dog Festival, Huntington Hot Dog Festival/Nate Cesco Huntington celebrates all things hot dog related, with hot dog eating contests, wiener dog races, dog costume contests, and plenty of gourmet hot dogs for everyone. The festival takes place July 30, 2016, and benefits a local children's hospital. 4. West Virginia State Water Festival, Hinton West Virginia State Water Festival/Facebook Hinton hosts a week-long festival of Power Boat Races on Bluestone Lake. This year it takes place from July 31-August 6. 5. Clay County Golden Delicious Festival Clay County Golden Delicious Festival/Facebook It's not unusual to see an apple festival, but this one is special. The popular Golden Delicious variety was discovered right here in West Virginia. The festival will take place September 15th - 17th. 6. Festival of Colors, Moundsville Festival of Colors/Facebook This annual event takes place at the New Vrindaban Palace of Gold. It's the American version of the Indian festival Holi, and it's said to be the world's happiest festival. It takes place September 17th. 7. Grape Stompin' Festival, Summersville Kirkwood Wine Grape Stompin' Festival/Facebook This fun festival at Kirkwood Winery celebrates the old-fashioned way of making wine - crushing grapes with your bare feet! There will be a grape stomping contest as well as food, music, and other activities. It all takes place September 17th & 18, 2016. 8. The Mothman Festival, Point Pleasant Mothman Festival/Facebook The legendary Mothman is an important figure in West Virginia folklore, and is the star of his own festival every year. This festival draws paranormal enthusiasts as well as skeptics who just enjoy history and a fun event. This year it takes place Sept 17-18. Check back at the end of the summer to see what festivals are coming up in the fall! If you like these festivals, you might also like these great festivals for food-lovers.