Events at the Park


Upcoming Events

The Hillbilly Gypsies
May 27, 2017
6:00p - 8:30p
The Hillbilly Gypsies kick off the 2017 Mountain Music Concert Series on Memorial Day Weekend! The band is best known for their high-energy live performances and have become a crowd favorite at major festivals, fairs and concert venues all across the mid-Atlantic region and abroad. They perform in the old fashioned style, playing around a single vintage ribbon microphone. This "Old Timey" approach adds an authentic high-energy barn party atmosphere to their show. Watching the whole band work around the mic is like taking a trip back in time. It'll sure make you want to get up and dance! Tickets: $5, kids 6 and under get in free.

Square Thirteen
June 3, 2017
6:00p - 8:30p
Square Thirteen is one of Ohio's leading Americana bands specializing in original contemporary and acoustic folk music. They performed for us last year and are coming back for more outdoor fun. Join us for a spectacular evening of family picnics and outdoor music! Tickets are $5 for adults and children 6 and under get in free.

Allegheny Reign
June 10, 2017
6:00p - 8:30p
Allegheny Reign entertains with not only hard driving bluegrass, but rich, soulful music. Members of Allegheny Reign have played with Blue Steel, BreaKMountain, LoganTown, Norfolk Southern, and Whittaker Station. Come out for a toe-tapping good time! Tickets are $5, kids 6 and under get in free.

Rachel Burge and Blue Dawning
June 17, 2017
6:00p - 8:30p
“I love the harmonies and musicianship of this group. Their sound is immediately identifiable with the West Virginia mountains but is contemporary in its styling and their driving tempos take bluegrass to new places.” -Mark Hodges of Mountain Fever. The Park is excited to welcome this delightful band back to the Ridge. Tickets are $5, kids 6 and under get in free.

The Halftime String Band
July 1, 2017
6:00p - 8:30p
The Halftime boys have entertained audiences from coast to coast with their unique blend of acoustic Americana music. Often described as "jam grass", the band, while having a strong bluegrass influence, does not include the standard elements of a traditional bluegrass band. (There is no banjo or fiddle in the group), and the song selection covers a wide array of musical styles. In addition to an eclectic song selection, the band also performs a number of original compositions. Halftime String Band consists of: Jason Jaros (guitar and vocals), Fred Crozier (mandolin and vocals) and Bob Spangler (upright bass and vocals). A “Halftime” show brings audiences to their feet and puts smiles on their faces. Tickets are $5, kids 6 and under get in free.

Jakob's Ferry Stragglers
July 15, 2017
6:00p - 8:30p
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. Tickets are $5, kids 6 and under get in free.

CRP 80th Birthday Party and Concert
July 29, 2017
Join us as we celebrate our 80th year of service to the local community! Established in 1937 as a kids camp, come back to recreate past camp lessons, and exchange stories of happenings long ago. Mr. Jesse Shepherd will be wrapping up the evening with a show from 5:30-7:30p with bluegrass music, camp stories, and camp songs. More information coming soon!

The Boatmen
August 5, 2017
6:00p - 8:30p
The Boatmen are from the heart of West Virginia. With diverse instrumentation and the right blend of soaring harmony over top of Americana anthems, they have created a niche all their own. Into their third year and second album the group has continually expanded its horizons through a non-stop tour schedule and constant support from their close knit fanbase. Come out to see this group which is easily viewed as bluegrass, rock-grass or a new-grass outfit; The Boatmen fall better into Americana Soulgrass. We will also have the local food vendor Street Meatz out selling dinner options! Come out and enjoy summer! Tickets will be $5, children 6 and under get in free.

The Plate Scrapers
August 12, 2017
6:00p - 8:30p
As classic as cast iron, as space-age as a flying car -- The Plate Scrapers are serving up their own flavor of bluegrass by way of a winding wormhole through folk, jazz, and heavy metal dimensions. So grab yourself a thick slice of nostalgia, slap on a side of mind-bending originality, and top it off with some piping-hit pickin', and let this hungry bunch "take you out of this atmosphere." Tickets are $5, kids 6 and under get in free.

Western Ave String Band
August 19, 2017
6:00p - 8:30p
“Western Ave.” plays a huge variety of genres from Old time traditional Bluegrass, Fiddle tunes (some even jamming into the Grateful Dead) plus a large number of original tunes written and arranged specifically for our group. They focus on dynamic leads, three part harmonies (especially in the bluegrass numbers) and are seasoned veteran musicians. Tickets are $5, kids 6 and under get in free.

Weary Space Wanderer
August 26, 2017
6:00p - 8:30p
Weary Space Wanderer is spreading improvisational, Appalachian-jam over the made-from-scratch material of singer-songwriter Kevin Hamric. Taking the stories built on an acoustic guitar and shaping them into mind-bending trips of Americana and roots-rock exploration, Weary Space Wanderer is nothing short of an eclectic ride into what modern mountain music can be. Tickets are $5, kids 6 and under get in free.

The West Virginia Hitchers
September 2, 2017
6:00p - 8:30p
The original "Hitchers" was very guitar-centric with pedal steel and percussion layered on top. The new "WV Hitchers" is a more authentic Folk-Americana sound, relying on the powerful songwriting and smooth vocals of Maria that melds with the strength of the lead guitar position, now occupied by Chuck on his pedal steel. Dan and Creed fill out the mix with Dan's subtle and steady percussion as well as Creed's tastefully rich bass lines. Tickets $5, kids 6 and under get in free.

Past Events

2017 March-Westin Fishing Rodeo
April 22, 2017
We would like to thank March-Westin for their generosity in sponsoring this event. Parking will be limited, and carpooling is advised. Russ' Ribs with be onsite with lunch options for sale. Prizes will be awarded in each age category (<6, 7-10, 11-15): largest fish caught, smallest fish caught, and most fish caught. We will have "My First Fish" certificates available for those who have never caught a fish before and would like to have a photo with said fish, certificate, and grinning angler. We encourage parents, guardians, and participants to focus on the goals of the rodeo which are to: 1) Provide fishing opportunities and fishing experience in a safe, controlled environment. 2) Teach basic angling skills. 3) Help children to develop a stewardship ethic. 4) Offer a positive fishing experience which fosters future interest in fishing. 5) Highlight fishing as one of many potential outdoor family activities. Pre-Registration:

Egg-cellent Easter Extravaganza
April 1, 2017
1:00p - 3:00p
Most people know the rhyme by Beatrix Potter: “Here comes Peter Cottontail, Hoppin' down the bunny trail, Hippity, hoppity, hippity, hoppity, Easter's on its way ” Well, this year, we have decided that everyone one should have a chance to “hop down a bunny trail.” Join us for games and activities scattered around the park in a path that the bunny just might have taken once upon a time. Due to mixed reviews from our event last year, there will be no formal egg hunt, but it is not entirely out of the question that the bunny could have dropped some here or there. This event is not a race, but meant to be more of a walk with occasional challenges where participants could sometimes earn candy or a small toy. Feel free to bring a basket and a camera as we have it on good authority that the Bunny might make an appearance. Stop by any time during the event to participate. Being “on-time” is not required. The event is free, but donations are always appreciated. We hope to see you in April!

2017 Toboggan Festival!
February 5, 2017
Our 2017 Toboggan Festival has been rescheduled for February 5th! Join us then for fun games for all ages like the reindeer rodeo, toboggan limbo, and race to the base. Snacks and cocoa will be for sale in the office, and the warming hut will be open for those who need a little extra warmth. We can't wait to see you then!

Holiday Art in the Park
December 17, 2016
1:00p - 3:00p
Join us for our annual holiday celebration at Chestnut Ridge Park. Last year we painted ornaments, this year we are painting 8x10" canvases to take home and share. We will have multiple holiday designs to choose from, or create your own. Elves will be on hand to assist with the painting, and Santa will drop by for pictures! The event will be held in the building behind the office, but if we experience warm weather like last year, we will move everything outside! Due to the cost of supplies and space, we are capping registration at 30 canvases. PLEASE use the link to sign up. If your plans change and you can no longer attend, please notify us in advance so that we may offer your slot(s) to other children. Thank you. The event is free, but donations are appreciated.

Halloween Bash 2016
October 29, 2016
Join us for our annual Halloween Bash! Pick between the Haunted Hiking Trail, Haunted Hall, or join the Hayride past our Haunted Campers! Want to camp? Participate as a Haunted Camper and get your reservation for half price! Candy and small toys will be handed out to all of our participants!

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