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Helvetia, West Virginia is a small Swiss village in a high mountain valley. The original Swiss and German settlers arrived in 1869 and their descendants remain. Due to the isolation of the area, the traditions of dance, music, food, and holidays have survived through the generations. Popular events include: Fasnacht, Ramp Supper, Follow Your Bliss Festival, Swiss National Day, Helvetia Fair, and monthly Square Dances. Businesses include the Hutte Restaurant, Beekeeper Bed and Breakfast, and Kultur Haus Helvetia which contains the Helvetia Mask Museum, the Helvetia General Store, the Helvetia Post Office, the Alpen Lodge, and the Helvetia Research Center. Helvetia: The History of a Swiss Village in the Mountains of West Virginia details the background of the community and its people.

This Web site provides information on activities in the Helvetia area. It is updated as information is received and a monthly E-mail newsletter, Helvetia Highlights, is sent to those who sign up.

Helvetia Highlights

Wednesday, January 22. Farm Women's Club Meeting. 1:00 p.m.

Monday, January 27. Helvetia Restoration and Development Organization meeting. 4:00 p.m. at the Helvetia Public Library.

Tuesday, January 28. Helvetia Public Library Board of Trustees meeting. At the Library. 5:00 p.m.

Monday, February 10. Helvetia Restoration and Development Organization meeting. 4:00 p.m. at the Helvetia Public Library.

Wednesday, February 19. Farm Women's Club Meeting. 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 22. Fasnacht.

  • 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Helvetia Mask Museum and General Store are Open in Kultur Haus Helvetia.
  • 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Open mic and food. Star Band (Red) Hall.
  • 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sampler plate served all day. Hutte Restaurant.
  • 7:30 p.m. - Kid's Mask Judging at Community Hall. Toys, snacks, and dancing. 
  • 8:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. Lampion (candlelight) parade - Star Band Hall to Community Hall.
  • 8:15 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Mask Judging and Masquerade Ball. Community Hall. $10 per person.
  • 11:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Burning Old Man Winter and Bonfire. Outside Community Hall.

Tuesday, February 25. Helvetia Public Library Board of Trustees meeting. At the Library. 5:00 p.m.