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  • Attractions include antique shops, the Preston County Arts Council Gallery, Preston County Country Club & Golf Course, an old fashioned barber shop and the Cheat River.
  • Kingwood is also home to Camp Dawson, the Homeland Security Training Center for the East Coast.
  • Enjoy dining at neighborhood establishments such Monroe’s Restaurant (gourmet); Cafe 130 (Nuevo cuisine); and the Preston County Inn, built in the 1800s (fine dining and lodging).

Signature Events:

  • Held the last weekend in September, the Preston County Buckwheat Festival claims the “Best Buckwheat Cakes in West Virginia.” This festival offers parades, carnival, “hometown spirit” exhibits, 4-H show, antique car show and juried craft show. Thousands of people come home to Kingwood for special time with family and friends enjoying the week-long activities and the beauty of the fall season in Preston County.
  • The Downtown Merchants Street Fair celebrates West Virginia’s birthday in June.
  • Special holiday celebrations include “Christmas on Main Street” with countywide parade, toy giveaway to area children, business open house, and luminaries lining the streets — all contributing to the “good old hometown Christmas spirit.”

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    Program Manager:

    Main Street Kingwood
    130 S. Price St., Suite 201
    P.O. Box 357
    Kingwood, WV 26537
    Population: 3,243
    Phone: (304) 329-2717
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    Fax: (304) 329-2717