ANNUAL LABOR DAY FESTIVAL
- Railroad Day - Saturday
- The Mon Valley Model Railroad
Club will be bringing its large 24-foot mobile layout. The Mon
Valley Club had its layout at Railroad Reunion Day last year
and it was a big hit. The Northern Virginia Ntrak Railroad Club
is expected to come back again with its mobile layout, which
is also 24 feet in length, and the Clarksburg Area Model Railroad
Club will bring three layouts! The model railroad exhibits will
be open from noon to 4:00 P.M. on Saturday, and from 10:00 A.M.
to 4:00 P.M. on Sunday and Monday of Labor Day weekend. The Rowlesburg
Area Historical Society will sponsor rides to the top of Cannon
Hill so that visitors can get a bird's eye view of the town and
the railroad that built it.
- Annual OX Roast:
This is Rowlesburg's modern
day Claim to Fame and visitors come from all corners of the USA to partake
in a gastronomic treat found only in the Cheat River Valley.
The Park crew lights the barbecue pit fire
on Sunday night so that the ox roasts slowly to a moist, melt-in-your
mouth tenderness. The fire is tended all night to make sure your
portion is of the high quality you expect. (I've heard rumors
that the meat is really roast beef, not ox)
In addition to great food, there will be a carnival, music and other entertainment, plus a finale of fireworks
from Cannon Hill over the river.