Events & Activities
Fun for Everyone!
Welcome home to Arthurdale!
Come enjoy a day of food, arts & crafts, living history, music, activities, and more with your friends and family at the New Deal Festival.
This year it is 1933 and President Franklin D Roosevelt has just taken office. Meet Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt who will greet the crowd at 11:30 with a special welcome. They will be enjoying the Festival all day so feel free to stop and talk with them.
We have a wonderful lineup of local blues, country, and folk music that will be playing on the Center Hall front porch.
Historic Buildings Open
The five buildings that make up the New Deal Homestead Museum will be open during the Festival. See buttons and posters from FDR’s presidential campaigns that are part of the Fratkin Collection, learn about rag rug weaving, and meet the children of original homesteaders and talk to them about what it was like growing up in Arthurdale.
Antique Car Show
Check under the hood of all your favorite old cars from classic cars from the 30′s and 40′s to 60′s muscle cars. There will be a wide variety of cars, tractors, and trucks.
There will be lots of fun and games at the Kids’ Activity Area next to E-15. Play a game of cornhole, make a paper doll out of old Sear’s catalog ads, and pet Eleanor the goat plus other adorable animals at the Farm Petting Zoo. The WV Raptor Rehabilitation Center will have a booth again this year so you can meet owls, hawks, and eagles.
There will also be horse-drawn wagon and hay rides around Arthurdale that the whole family can enjoy.
Buy handmade, local crafts and see artisan demonstrations.
If you have questions, please contact us! Looking forward to seeing you on July 13!