Events

Mason-Dixon Line Festival & Buckwheat Cake Breakfast!
October 13, 2018
Buckwheat Cake Breakfast 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM
Adults $9.00 Children $5.00

During the morning before the start of the Mason-Dixon Line Festival, attendees will be able to enjoy a home-cooked buckwheat breakfast! Buckwheat cakes are delicious, sour pancakes with your choice of butter, syrup and/or applesauce toppings. The cakes are served pork sausage patties. If you do not enjoy buckwheat cakes a regular pancake option will be available.

The return of the Buckwheat cake & sausage breakfast happens this Oct. 13th from 8:00 AM until Noon!! Adults can fill up on buckwheat cakes for just $9 and kids under 12 years of age are just $5!! The breakfast will be held inside! Come to eat with us, stay for the festival!

MASON-DIXON LINE FESTIVAL Details Free Entry for all!!

Friday, Oct. 12: Surveyors school for students, preliminary activities.

Saturday, Oct. 13: The main part of the festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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.

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/

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/

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 #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/

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.

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/

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!

Cabin Fever Movie Night #1 - "Zootopia" - Rated PG
January 27, 2018
7 PM - 9:30 PM
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 - "Zootopia" - Rated PG ~ January 27th, 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.

Santa is coming!
December 16, 2017
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Santa is coming to The Mason-Dixon Historical Park on Dec. 16th!

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!

Stargazing party! Fall Edition
November 10, 2017
7:00 PM!!
Stargazing party! come let amateur astronomers with telescopes show you the night sky here at Mason-Dixon Historical Park!

Interested in astronomy, but not sure where to begin? Look at the stars with amateur astronomers, whose telescopes may offer your first glimpse of the cosmos.

Meet at "Red Barn"

MASON-DIXON 250th IN 2017
October 14, 2017
The 250th anniversary celebration of 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. A Saturday evening public star party featuring members of the Amateur md250.exploretheline.com/

Square Dance
September 23, 2017
7:00 PM
Come to dance, to watch or just to visit with friends as Caller Taylor Runner continues the tradition, leading circle, line and square dances.

Hike the Park #5
September 20, 2017
6:00 PM
Come take a hike at the park! Park Superintendent J.R. Petsko will personally guide you on some of your favorite trails and some new ones here at Mason-Dixon Historical Park.

There is no charge for this program.

These hikes will travel at a leisurely pace but please be aware that hills, rocks, and mud may be encounter during the hike. Proper footwear is required, no open-toed shoes or flip-flops.

Park Concert Series #6 - The Masons
September 9, 2017
6:00 PM
The Masons are a high-energy husband/wife duo delivering a toe-tappin' show of original songs, songs that you "forgot you knew", and some twists on popular favorites!

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

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

Mountain Spirit POW WOW 2017
August 25, 2017
Aug.25 6-9pm, 26-27 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/

Hike the park #4
August 16, 2017
6:00 PM
Come take a hike at the park! Park Superintendent J.R. Petsko will personally guide you on some of your favorite trails and some new ones here at Mason-Dixon Historical Park.

There is no charge for this program.

These hikes will travel at a leisurely pace but please be aware that hills, rocks, and mud may be encounter during the hike. Proper footwear is required, no open-toed shoes or flip-flops.

Park Concert Series #5 - The Jakobs Ferry Stragglers
August 5, 2017
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/

Hike the park #3
July 19, 2017
6:00 PM
Come take a hike at the park! Park Superintendent J.R. Petsko will personally guide you on some of your favorite trails and some new ones here at Mason-Dixon Historical Park.

There is no charge for this program.

These hikes will travel at a leisurely pace but please be aware that hills, rocks, and mud may be encounter during the hike. Proper footwear is required, no open-toed shoes or flip-flops.

Park Concert Series #4 - The Sheppard Brothers Bluegrass Band
July 15, 2017
6:00 PM
The Sheppard Brothers is a bluegrass band based out of the Parkersburg, West Virginia area. Although the band has been together 35 years, it has undergone very few member changes. The three brothers, Terry, Mike, and Butch Sheppard have the rich, tight vocals associated with a family band. Their connection as a group is very evident, whether they are singing the standards or delivering tasteful renditions of acapella gospel songs. Although mostly noted as a traditional bluegrass group, the Sheppard Brothers deliver performances which all can enjoy. They maintain an onstage presence that you have to experience to appreciate. The band's interaction with the fans bridges the gap between the stage and the audience. You never know what to expect from Butch when he gets up on stage, which keeps it interesting. The Sheppard Brothers would like to invite you to any of their shows and be part of the fun, which is what bluegrass music is all about.

Tickets are $5 at the door and kids under 12 are free! www.thesheppardbrothers.com/

Hilly Billy Roubaix
June 24, 2017
9 a.m. - Everyone Finishes
Come out to the Hilly Billy Roubaix! It is a 70+ mile cycle race through the back roads and hills of West Virginia and Pennsylvania. www.abraracing.com/HillyBillyRoubaix.html

Hike the park #2
June 14, 2017
6:00 PM
Come take a hike at the park! Park Superintendent J.R. Petsko will personally guide you on some of your favorite trails and some new ones here at Mason-Dixon Historical Park.

There is no charge for this program.

These hikes will travel at a leisurely pace but please be aware that hills, rocks, and mud may be encounter during the hike. Proper footwear is required, no open-toed shoes or flip-flops.

Park Concert Series #3 - Marv Ashby & High Octane!
June 10, 2017
6:00 PM
From the West Virginia Panhandle comes that hard-driving ‘no holds barred’ bluegrass music courtesy of Marv Ashby and the High Octane band. Marv is joined by some the region’s finest entertainers delivering a quality and fast moving show. Both traditional and contemporary bluegrass genres are showcased during High Octane performances. High Octane features Marv’s aggressive flatpicking style and straight-ahead vocal arrangements.

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

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

Park Concert Series #2 - Lonesome Lost & Foggy
May 27, 2017
6:00 PM
Bring a blanket, chair and sit back and enjoy music from one of Pittsburgh's premier Bluegrass Bands on the amphitheater here at the park.

LL&F have played at some of Western Pennsylvania's top Bluegrass festivals including the January Ice Jam in Butler, PA and the Oil City Bluegrass festival.

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

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

Stargazing party! Spring Edition
May 19, 2017
Dusk
Stargazing party! come let amateur astronomers with telescopes show you the night sky here at Mason-Dixon Historical Park!

Interested in astronomy, but not sure where to begin? Look at the stars with amateur astronomers, whose telescopes may offer your first glimpse of the cosmos.

Hike the park #1
May 10, 2017
6:00 PM
Come take a hike at the park! Park Superintendent J.R. Petsko will personally guide you on some of your favorite trails and some new ones here at Mason-Dixon Historical Park.

There is no charge for this program.

These hikes will travel at a leisurely pace but please be aware that hills, rocks and mud may be encounter during the hike. Proper footwear is required, no open-toed shoes or flip-flops.

Park Concert Series #1 - Allegheny Reign
May 6, 2017
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.youtube.com/watch?v=_1DGo3dwC8s

Ramp Dinner/Wildflower Walk/Earth Day Celebration
April 22, 2017
Join us for the Mason Dixon Historical Park's annual Ramp Dinner! From 8:00 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. Deep fried Beer Batter Ramps for $5. 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 1:30 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.

Kids fishing Rodeo www.facebook.com/events/226277717779998/

Easter Egg Hunt!
April 8, 2017
Join us on April 8th 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 till the egg hunt starts at 3:00 PM! There will be four different age group for the hunt, Under 5, 5 to 8, 9 to 12, and 13+ Come out and join us! www.facebook.com/events/2205734819652310/

Playground Grand Opening and Movie Night
April 1, 2017
Join us for the grand opening of the brand new Mason-Dixon Historical Park playground! Games, prizes, and fun! At sunset we will be hosting an outdoor showing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Costumes are encouraged! Playground opening at 4:00 PM and Movie night at 7:30 PM! www.facebook.com/events/794849360677978/?active_tab=about

Mountaineer Mobile Food Pantry #1
January 26, 2017
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Mobile Pantries provide food to "food deserts" where food accessibility is limited and/or scarce. Fresh, healthy food tends to have a short shelf life. To make sure food gets to our clients as quickly and fresh as possible, they are transported to selected locations and distributed by Mountaineer Food Bank. Mobile Pantries can provide a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and baked goods to people in need.

You can find more information at www.mountaineerfoodbank.org/mobile-pantry

Santa is coming!
December 17, 2016
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Santa is coming to The Mason-Dixon Historical Park on Dec. 17th!

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 thanks to Rising Creek Bakery.
Games and prizes for the kids!

Mason Dixon Cyclo-cross presented by Pro Bike+Run
December 3, 2016
9am till 4pm
Bicycle race. Come out and take part in or just watch the series finale of the Appalachian Bicycle Racing Association's cyclo-cross series. FREE kids fun race at noon! www.bikereg.com/abra-claw-cyclo-cross-apcxs-2