Activities at Oglebay

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 offers pedal boats, aqua cycles, kayaks and fishing. Our brand new Aerial Adventure Course can be found adjacent to the lake along with a miniature golf course and playground.

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 our new Serpentine Hiking Trail and Mountain Biking Trail as well as 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

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 877-436-1797.
2017 Calendar
May 2017
27-29 Memorial Day Celebration
28 Summer Concert Series: Boilermaker Jazz Band
27 Fireworks at dusk
June 2017
8-11 Jack Dorsey Senior Tennis Tournament
10-11 Kalkreuth Roofing Amateur Golf Classic Crispin Golf Course
11 Summer Concert Series: John King
24 Zoo Brew - Good Zoo
25 Summer Concert Series: The Diamonds
July 2017
1-4 Independence Celebration
3 Fireworks at Schenk Lake
8-9 Stoney Hollow Men’s Golf Amateur, Speidel Golf Club
16 Summer Concert Series: Hillbilly Gypsies, Jakob's Ferry Stragglers
27-30 West Virginia Open Tennis Tournament
August 2017
6 Summer Concert Series: Joshua Davis Trio, Americana
20 Summer Concert Series: Motortown All Start
26-27 Classic Car Show, Levenson Shelter & Site One
September 2017
2-3 Woodcarver’s Show at the Pine Room
2-3 Fort Henry Days - Levenson Shelter
2-4 Labor Day Weekend Celebration
3 Wheeling Symphony at the Amphitheater
3 Fireworks at the Amphitheater
October 2017
6-8 Oglebayfest
7 Fireworks - Schenk Lake
13-15 Boo at the Zoo - Good Zoo
20-22 Boo at the Zoo - Good Zoo
27-29 Boo at the Zoo - Good Zoo
10 Winter Festival of Lights


1-31 Winter Festival of Lights