Events

Upcoming Events

Park Concert Series #1 - Allegheny Reign
June 9, 2018
6:00 PM
Bring a blanket, chair and sit back and enjoy Bluegrass at the amphitheater here at the park.

Tickets are $5 at the door and kids under 12 are free!

Information about the group can be found at alleghenyreign.com/

9th Annual Hilly Billy Roubaix
June 23, 2018
10:00 AM
Come out to the Hilly Billy Roubaix! It is a 74-mile bicycle race through the back roads and hills of West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Free admission for spectators.

3rd Annual End of School Carnival
June 30, 2018
4 PM - 7 PM
The Ponetown Pigs 4H Club is hosting their 3rd Annual End of School Carnival. The carnival will be both a fundraiser and a service project for the club with proceeds being split between the 4H club and the Morgantown Walk to End Alzheimer's. There will be backyard carnival games, a photo booth, concessions, prizes, and more! Come join us for some fun and help support two great causes.
15 game tickets for $5 plus concessions but no entrance fee!

Park Concert Series #2 - The Hillbilly Gypsies
July 14, 2018
6:00 PM
Bring a blanket, chair and sit back and enjoy Bluegrass at the amphitheater here at the park.

Tickets are $5 at the door and kids under 12 are free!

Information about the group can be found at www.thehillbillygypsies.com/

Park Concert Series #3 - Jakobs Ferry Stragglers
August 4, 2018
6:00 PM
The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers draw freely from old-time, bluegrass, country, jazz, rockabilly and swing styles to create their tight, high-energy string band music. Well-crafted original songs with emotional depth, masterful picking, and resonant vocal harmonies combine to forge new territories and a fresh take on Appalachian Americana music. Band members Gary Antol, Libby Eddy, Ed Croft and Joe Dep hail from the mountains and river towns of southwestern Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio.

Tickets are $5 at the door and kids under 12 are free!

Information about the group can be found at jakobsferry.com/

Park Concert Series #4 -Holly Spears
August 18, 2018
6:00 PM
Bring a blanket, chair and sit back and enjoy music by Holly Spears at the amphitheater here at the park.

Holly grew up around here in Wana, West Virginia but now calls Nashville home! Here is your opportunity to hear her at The Mason-Dixon Historical Park.

Tickets are $5 at the door and kids under 12 are free!

Information about the group can be found at hollyspears.com/

Mountain Spirit POW WOW 2018
August 24, 2018
Aug.24 6-9pm, 25-26 10am-5pm
The Mountain Spirit PowWow is set to return to the Mason-Dixon Historical Park this August! The magical weekend will kick-off with a concert Friday night and will continue through the weekend with many other activities. Bring the whole family out to enjoy music, food, entertainment, beautiful Native American dress, and more! Entry Fees: $5 - Adults, Youth 5 and under free with a paying Adult. Check back for more details! www.facebook.com/Native-American-Community-Center-Inc-145477278855253/

2nd Annual Square Dance
September 15, 2018
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
This was so much fun in 2017 that we are doing again this year!

Come to dance, to watch or just to visit with friends as Caller Taylor Runner continues the tradition, leading circle, line and square dances.

Mason-Dixon Line Festival
October 13, 2018
More details in the coming months!

Come celebrate the end of the historic Mason-Dixon Line survey!

As you walk in the footsteps of history, you'll be able to enjoy many FREE activities: Historical re-enactors in the area of the park where Mason and Dixon crossed Dunkard Creek for the third and final time . Colonial surveyors illustrating how Mason and Dixon did their work. See the exact location where you can "cross The Line." Hikes up Brown's Hill to the 1883 monument set where Mason and Dixon placed their final marker, about 22 miles short of their goal at the southwest corner of Pennsylvania. An arts and crafts show featuring quality handmade items. The artists, selected by invitation only, are only from Mason-Dixon states: Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Maryland. A colorful quilt show in the park's historic log cabins. Speakers and presentations: Learn what the Mason-Dixon Line is all about! Food and music.

3rd Annual Evening with Santa!
December 15, 2018
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Santa is coming to The Mason-Dixon Historical Park on Dec. 15th!

Santa, Games, and Cookies!! Come Join us!!

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Free to all ages! Meet Santa and take your photos with him. Cookie decorating, games and prizes for the kids!


Past Events

Ramp Dinner & Wildflower Walk
April 21, 2018
9:00 AM to 2:00PM
Join us for the Mason Dixon Historical Park's annual Ramp Dinner! From 9:00 am to 2:00 pm we'll be serving up the finest ramp dinner the Appalachian Mountains have to offer. At 1:15 we will begin our wildflower walk. Suitable for all ages! Come celebrate Earth Day with us!

Ramp Dinner At the Red Barn at The Mason-Dixon Historical Park Ramps, Fried Potatoes, Soup beans, Ham, Salad, Chicken 'n Noodles, Sausage gravy, Biscuits, Applesauce, Corn Bread, Deviled Eggs, Pickled Eggs, Cakes.

Dinner's Cost - $10 Adult meal ~ $5 Age 12 & under~ Free Age 5 & under with adult.

Wildflower Walk - Enjoy the beauty of springtime and follow in the footsteps of history during the Wildflower Walk. The free walk will begin at 1:15 p.m. in the parking lot next to the red barn, the park's main building. •Please, no picking the wildflowers or any of the plants. •Wear appropriate clothing and shoes. •In case of inclement weather, the wildflower walk will be canceled.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt!
March 31, 2018
1:00 PM
Join us on this Saturday, March 31st, at Mason-Dixon Historical Park for our annual Easter Egg Hunt!

This is a FREE event for kids. Registration begins at 1:00 PM, with fun games and prizes until the egg hunt starts at 3:00 PM!

1:00 PM – Registration Opens 1:05 PM to 2:45 PM - GAMES!! 3:00 PM – Egg Hunt is on! and much much more!

Age Groups as followed: 1 )0 - 3 2) 4 - 6 3) 7 - 9 4) 10 - 12 5) 13+

Salt Rising Bread Workshop!
March 7, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
~ Hands-on Instruction ~ Learn Techniques ~

Salt rising bread is an old-fashioned bread that uses natural fermentation

Instructed by Genevieve Bardwell and Antonio Archer

Around 1800 pioneer women wanted a risen bread. But there was no yeast available in southwestern Pennsylvania. The pioneer women tried something new – potash, a type of salt. Since potash raised their biscuits and gingerbread, they added potash to a flour mixture and kept it warm next to their fires. Thus, the pioneer women raised their bread!

Now, we make salt rising bread using the same fermentation process, except we have a modern-day version of potash -baking soda, also a type of salt. Instead of keeping the flour mixture warm by the fire, we use gas or electricity. This natural fermentation yields bread with a delicious cheese-like flavor and delicate crumb. The bread makes wonderful toast, grilled cheese sandwiches, and freezes well.

Please call the park office at 304-879-4101 to reserve your spot!

Cabin Fever Movie Night #2 - "The Goonies" Rated PG
February 24, 2018
7 PM - 9:30 PM
Movie Night #2 Tired of the cold weather and looking for something fun to do? Well, join us here at The Mason-Dixon Historical Park for our family-friendly movie nights! Admission is FREE!! Movies will be shown on our 16' movie screen inside the Annex building ~ Movie to be shown - "The Goonies" - Rated PG ~ February 24th, 2018 ~ Movie starts at 7:00 PM SHARP! ~ Admission is FREE ~ Popcorn & Drinks will be available for purchase ~ Blankets & Coolers are welcome ~ Seating available but if you own a comfy camp chair you may want to bring your own.

Valentines Craft Day for kids!
February 10, 2018
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Valentine's Day is a great excuse for a crafty session with the kids - after all, there is nothing better than getting a little something made by someone you love! So join us on Saturday, February 10th for valentine's day themed crafts for kids. This is a free event and all materials will be supplied!


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