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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, Swiss National Day, Helvetia Fair, Helvetia Day, 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

Saturday, July 4. First Saturday Square Dance. Adults $5. Age 12 and under, $2. 8:00 p.m. Star Band Hall.

Saturday July 11. Beech Mountain Sportsman Club Social. Hot dogs, potato salad, coleslaw, pies, cakes, and other desserts for sale. Cake walk and auction. 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. At the Club in Czar.

Tuesday, July 14. Monthly meeting of the Helvetia Restoration and Development Organization. 6 p.m. at the Helvetia Public Library.

Wednesday, July 22. Farm Women's Club Meeting.

Wednesday, July 22. Helvetia Public Library Board of Trustees meeting. At the Library. 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 1. Swiss National Day Celebration

  • 5:00 p.m. Cookout in the meadow: bratwurst, fresh veggies, chips and dip, homemade cookies, and more. If there is rain, this will be moved to the Pavilion at the Community Hall.
  • 6:00 p.m. Traditional Swiss dancing, music, and singing.
  • 8:00 Square dance. Adults $5, students $2.

Tuesday, August 12. Monthly meeting of the Helvetia Restoration and Development Organization. 6 p.m. at the Helvetia Public Library.

Wednesday, August 26. Farm Women's Club Meeting.

Wednesday, August 26. Helvetia Public Library Board of Trustees meeting. At the Library. 5:00 p.m.