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Fairmont: The Friendly City

Fairmont: The Friendly CityJust a 30-minute drive south of Morgantown on I-79 is Fairmont. This town,

Fairmont: The Friendly City
Colasessano’s Pizza & Pepperoni Rolls

nicknamed “The Friendly City,” is the perfect place for families seeking food, fun and festivals. Fairmont is known for several firsts, including being the Home
of the Original Pepperoni Roll. Created in 1927 as a lunch food for local coal miners, the pepperoni roll is still on the menu at restaurants like Colasessano’s Pizza & Pepperoni Rolls.

For the best burger in town, be sure to check out The Poky Dot. This 1950s-themed diner has a full menu of super suppers, sandwiches, munchies and desserts. Of course, those aren’t the only culinary treats you will find in Fairmont.

Fairmont: The Friendly City
Fairmont's High Level Bridge



This Great American Main Street community is home to a host of other great restaurants, as well as unique stores for your shopping pleasure. Visit mainstreetfairmont.org for dining and shopping options.

Nearby Prickett’s Fort State Park is a re-creation of the original fort that stood on the site in 1774. Interpreters recreate life as it was on the western frontier, including period dress, colonial crafts, blacksmithing, spinning and weaving.

Fairmont: The Friendly City
Window shopping on Fairmont’s Main Street.

Prickett’s Fort is a day-use park and admission is required. For more information, visit prickettsfortstatepark.com.




Fairmont’s Feast of the Seven Fishes


Everyone is Italian at the Feast of the Seven Fishes Festival.  Based on Fairmont native Robert Tinnell’s book, The Feast of the Seven Fishes, this Italian Christmas market features music, shopping, cooking demos and, of course, food.  This year’s festival runs from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011.   For a complete schedule of events, visit mainstreetfairmont.org.