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Events

The 2017 Craft Beer and Music Festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 9, 2017.
JEFFERSON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 7th Annual Jefferson County Civil War Seminar Tuesday, June 20 9 am – 4:15 pm Final plans are being made for the Seventh Annual Jefferson County Civil War Seminar to be held on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. The seminar is sponsored by the Charles Town Library Civil War Roundtable and the Jefferson County Historical Society. The seminar will be held at... Read more
Purchase Tickets Online VIP ticket holders for the Happy Retreat Wine and Jazz Festival will have the chance to participate in one of three innovative“virtual” wine tasting classes. The interactive classes will be taught by Simone FM Spinner, MH, CSW, CWE, adjunct professor of wine studies at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado. The three classes offered will be Hot Trends In Wine, Wine &... Read more
Purchase Tickets Online Ticket Prices:   VIP -  $75 General admission - $30 in advance/$35 at the gate Designated Driver (non-drinking) - $20 Children 12 & under - free VIP ticket holders will have the chance to participate in one of three innovative “virtual” wine tasting classes.   The interactive classes will be taught by Simone FM Spinner, MH, CSW, CWE, adjunct professor of wine studies at... Read more
The Craft Beer & Music Festival will be held on September 10, 2016 at Happy Retreat. Purchase Tickets Online On Saturday, September 10, 2016, Charles Town will host Jefferson County’s first ever beer and music festival. The festival will be hosted on the grounds of Happy Retreat, the historic home of Charles Washington, brother of George Washington and the town’s founder. Happy Retreat was recently announced as West Virginia’s first National... Read more
The BBQ Picnic at Cedar Lawn will take place on Saturday, June 18th, 2016 at 5pm. Please contact us for details.
Visit the symposium website for the official schedule and to RSVP. This year's Phi Alpha Theta symposium will be held on April 8 and 9 at Happy Retreat, home of Charles Washington, George Washington’s younger brother, and the founder of Charles Town, West Virginia. The symposium will bring awareness to the Happy Retreat home; a former home of the Washington's and currently the subject of local... Read more
Nik Rackley performs at Happy Retreat, October 17, 2015
Kenyon Hill performs at Happy Retreat, October 17, 2015
Matt and Rose perform at Happy Retreat, October 16, 2015