Activities at Oglebay

Photo of Schenk Lake

Wide Variety of fun-filled activities

Nestled amidst the beauty of West Virginia's mountains, Oglebay offers 1700 acres of relaxation and recreation. Choose from dozens of activities to please a variety of discriminating tastes - from the Good Zoo, the state’s only accredited zoo, to outdoor adventures including golf and tennis.

The Schenk Lake area at Oglebay offers pedal boats, aqua cycles, kayaks and fishing. A miniature golf course and playground can be found adjacent to the lake.

In addition to the golf course at the Crispin Center, there’s a large outdoor pool and 10 Har-Tru tennis courts.

Oglebay offers seasonal camps for youngsters that are both fun and educational, special packages for motorcoach groups and miles of paved walking and jogging trails.

Several picnic sites are available throughout Oglebay. Each numbered site contains 2-3 picnic tables and a grill and trash receptacle. Visitors will need to provide their own charcoal for the grill. View map with picnic sites.

Many of the recreational amenities at Oglebay are offered year round, weather permitting - including golf on the Crispin Course - but the winter months bring additional possibilities for outdoor fun at the Oglebay Ski Area. The Ski and Snowboard area at Oglebay features a triple chairlift, state-of-the-art snowmaking and a terrain park and offers rental skis, snowboards and boots.

Those interested in spending the entire day participating in multiple activities may want to purchase an activity band, which allows access to many of the fun things Oglebay has to offer.

Annual Events

Antiques Show & Sale

This popular annual event is sponsored by the Oglebay Mansion Museum Committee, a volunteer organization whose mission is to raise funds for the support of the magnificent Mansion Museum and the expansion and preservation of its collection.

Summer Entertainment Series

Summer is the best time of year for outdoor concerts! Join us for our this outdoor entertainment series featuring a variety of performers from all differnt types of genres. Concerts in this series are held between the months of May and September.


This popular fall festival takes place each October and features an Artists' Market, variety of food and entertainment and a county fair! Oglebayfest began in 1978 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Oglebay and serves to provide an annual ‘thank-you’ to all who visit us year-round.

Festival of Lights

Since 1985 the Winter Festival of Lights has been delighting visitors of all ages! This annual holiday light show is one of the nation's largest, covering more than 300 acres over a six-mile drive throughout the resort.

Calendar of Events

event dates subject to change. Please call for updated information. Special overnight packages available for many events! Call 800-624-6988.
November 2015
13 Festival of Lights
13-21 Festival of Trees at the Pine Room
December 2015
1-31 Festival of Lights
January 2016
1-3 Festival of Lights
March 2016
11-13 Wheeling Polka Festival - Glessner Auditorium at Wilson Lodge
25-26 Treasure Hunt at the Good Zoo
27 Easter Sunrise Service at the Anne Kuchinka Amphitheater
April 2016
2-3 Antique Show at Wilson Lodge
May 2016
28-30 Memorial Day Celebration
June 2016
9-12 Jack Dorsey Senior Tennis Tournament
11-12 Kalkreuth Roofing Amateur Golf Classic Crispin Golf Course
25 Zoo Brew - Good Zoo
July 2016
2-4 Independence Celebration
3 Fireworks at Schenk Lake
9-10 Stoney Hollow Men’s Golf Amateur, Speidel Golf Club
28-31 West Virginia Open Tennis Tournament
August 2016
27-28 Classic Car Show, Levenson Shelter & Site One
September 2016
3-4 Woodcarver’s Show at the Pine Room
3-4 Fort Henry Days - Levenson Shelter
3-5 Labor Day Weekend Celebration
4 Wheeling Symphony at the Amphitheater
4 Fireworks at the Amphitheater
October 2016
7-9 Oglebayfest, Fireworks - Schenk Lake
14-16 Boo at the Zoo - Good Zoo
21-23 Boo at the Zoo - Good Zoo
28-30 Boo at the Zoo - Good Zoo

November 2016

11 Festival of Lights
December 2016
1-31 Festival of Lights


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