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, Swiss National Day, Helvetia Fair, Helvetia Day, and monthly Square Dances. Businesses include the Hutte Restaurant, Beekeeper Bed and Breakfast, Honey Haus, 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.
Saturday, May 4. First Saturday Square Dance. Adults $5. Age 12 and under, $2. 8:00 p.m. Community Hall.
Saturday, May 11. Pickens School Alumni/Senior Banquet.
Tuesday, May 14. Monthly meeting of the Helvetia Restoration and Development Organization. 6 p.m. at the Helvetia Public Library.
Wednesday, May 22. Farm Women's Club Meeting.
Wednesday, May 22. Helvetia Public Library Board of Trustees meeting. At the Library. 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 25. Pickens School Graduation. School Gym. 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 1. First Saturday Square Dance. Adults $5. Age 12 and under, $2. 8:00 p.m. Community Hall.
Sunday, June 9. Helvetia Cemetery Decoration.
Tuesday, June 11. Monthly meeting of the Helvetia Restoration and Development Organization. 6 p.m. at the Helvetia Public Library.
Sunday, June 16. Pickens Cemetery Decoration.
Friday, June 21 - Sunday, June 23. Second Annual Follow Your Bliss Festival. Music, food, and other entertainment. A poster in PDF format is available.
Wednesday, June 26. Farm Women's Club Meeting.
Wednesday, June 26. Helvetia Public Library Board of Trustees meeting. At the Library. 5:00 p.m.