Have you heard tell of West Virginia’s Swiss village? It’s the tiny mountain hamlet of Helvetia in
Randolph County, a small West Virginia town that fully embraces its European heritage. And as part of that Swiss identity, every February the town of Helvetia throws a massive party known as Fasnacht, to bid Old Man Winter goodbye and welcome spring with open arms.
To learn more about Fasnacht, including when, where, and how you can attend this end-of-February event yourself, visit Randolph County’s tourism website here. You can also learn more about Helvetia on Facebook here. What are your favorite West Virginia festivals? Here’s a list of a few more, and they’re not confined just to February!
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