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Regularly Scheduled Events

  • Fasnacht - Last Saturday before Lent.
  • Pickens Maple Syrup Festival - Third Weekend in March.
  • Pickens Ramp Supper - Usually the third Saturday in April.
  • Helvetia Ramp Supper - Last Saturday in April.
  • Pickens School Alumni/Senior Banquet - The Saturday before Mother’s Day. (Mother's Day is the second Sunday in May).
  • Helvetia Cemetery Decoration - The Sunday before Father's Day Weekend. (Father's Day is the third Sunday in June.)
  • Pickens Cemetery Decoration - The Sunday of Father's Day weekend. (Father's Day is the third Sunday in June.)
  • Follow Your Bliss Festival. A weekend in mid-June.
  • Swiss National Day - The Saturday nearest August 1.
  • Helvetia Fair - Second full weekend in September.
  • Helvetia Mountain Run - Sunday of Fair Weekend.
  • Helvetia Day. Nearest Saturday to October 20th.
  • Helvetia Town Meeting - First Sunday in November.
  • Thanksgiving Dinner - Fourth Thursday in November.
  • Feast of Sankt Nicholaus - The Saturday closest to the 5th of December. 304.924.6149.

Special Events

  • Governor Manchin Visit. On August 11, 2008, Governor and Mrs. Manchin traveled to Helvetia for dinner.During the visit, Governor Manchin committed $50,000 toward the construction of new restrooms for the Community Hall.
  • The Travel Channel Taping. On October 22 and 23, 2008, a segment of "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern" was taped in Helvetia.