A County Tradition since 1929

Putnam County Homecoming

Putnam County Homecoming

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Saturday Sepember 11 thru Sunday September 12

Dutch Miller Auto Group presents Robby Bowman


We’re very excited to welcome two-time Forged in Fire contestant Robby Bowman of Iron Mountain Metal Craft to the Putnam County Homecoming Celebration.

Robby appeared in Season 3, Episode 5 of The History Channel’s Forged in Fire and again in Season 4, Episode 5 featuring a selection of “Fan’s Choice” favorites.

When not appearing on Forged in Fire Robby owns and runs Iron Mountain Metal Craft, the only blacksmith’s shop in Pigeon Forge, TN outside of Dollywood and the only shop open to the public to learn and craft their own items! Lessons and special events are held daily for blacksmiths of all ages and experience levels and visitors get the chance to learn from Robby himself!

Robby will be joining us for both days of the Putnam County Homecoming Celebration! (September 7-8, 2019) and will be signing autographs, taking photos with fans, demonstrating forging techniques with actual on-site forging, and also have a selection of his amazing, hand-crafted items and merchandise availabor sale from the Iron Mountain Metal Craft exhibitor booth located right on Main Street, Winfield!


Saturday night entertainment

Dale Harper and the Highlanders

  • Dale Harper & The HIGHLANDERS have been bringing their traditional good-time country music to audiences in West Virginia since 1987. Although the name has changed numerous times over the years, Dale’s music has had its roots in the old OUTLAW country and Southern Rock genre from the start. The band’s captivating, high-energy performances transport audiences back in time as The HIGHLANDERS blend musicianship, creativity and tradition. It’s a bottomless barrel of musical ear candy. Folks love dancing, stomping, and singing along!
  • This is a band that offers something for practically everyone. Upbeat music with clean family friendly lyrics that make people of all ages want to sing along,” “high energy with a feel-good vibe,” and “lots of good-natured fun.” The HIGHLANDERS are led by Dale Harper, 2nd place overall winner of the TalentWV competition, Dale’s son, Jacob Harper on bass, and Steve Simmons on drums and percussion. Each performer in the band exhibits a true love of music.
  • The HIGHLANDERS formed when three like-minded musicians continued performing together at Winfield Baptist Church and decided to form a little country band. The name HIGHLANDER refers to the HARPER’S ancestral roots. Dale and Jacob Harper are proud to display their Scottish heritage (although kilts will not be worn thanks to Mrs. Harper saying NO!).

  • The band draws its repertoire from nearly a half century of musical history, true to the traditional Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Johnny Cash music from the 1960s and on, as well as influenced by the more contemporary music of Chris Stapleton, Jamey Johnson, Blake Shelton and many more. Ever-evolving, the band also peppers in several original compositions that feel like they could have been written long ago. Fans appreciate a great laundry list of standards that patrons of all ages can enjoy! Dale Harper & The HIGHLANDERS From Haggard to Nirvana, we’ve got you covered!

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Snyder & Son


  •  The Snyder Men is a Father/Son duo from Southern WV. Their material encompasses everything good in today’s Americana music genre. From Folk to Country to Rock to Blues, this duo tastefully covers it all. Jim, the Father, first performed professionally at the age of 14 in Charleston, WV. With 40 plus years under his belt, he’s appeared in countless venues, restaurants, resorts and festivals from L.A. to Myrtle Beach and Chicago to Savannah. Jim is the Director of the West Virginia Winter Music Festival, based in Lewisburg, that raises money for musicians in need.
    Sam, the Son, first cut his musical teeth in recent years sitting in
    with his Dad at The Irish Pub in Lewisburg, WV, and as a member of Greenbrier East High School’s 2nd Block Rock. Sam is also a member of the Princeton, WV, based One Voice Project, a group of teen musicians who’ve performed in dozens of schools in North and South Carolina, Florida and WV with an anti bullying theme. With One Voice, he has also performed at The House of Blues, B.B. King’s and Universal Studios in FL. As a solo artist, Sam recently had an in depth interview and performance on WVVA TV out of Bluefield, WV. He’s also become a regular on WVU MonHills Record’s Monday night radio shows from the Gluck Theatre.


2019 Homecoming Awards Winners


Shirley Goodall

Kira Grace Brown

Kira Grace Brown

The oldest attending this years Homecoming  82 years young


Kira Grace Brown

Kira Grace Brown

Kira Grace Brown

The youngest attending this years Homecoming   4 weeks old


Greg McGrew

Kira Grace Brown

Greg McGrew

Traveled the longest distance to attend this years Homecoming. Merritt Island Florida

2019 Food Drive Winners

Elementary Winner

Middle School Winner

Middle School Winner


Scott Teays Elementary School

Middle School Winner

Middle School Winner

Middle School Winner


Hurricane Middle School

High School Winner

Middle School Winner

High School Winner


Buffalo High School

About Us


One of the oldest festivals in the state

The Putnam County Homecoming is an annual event held in Putnam County West Virginia. It has been a county festival since 1929 making it one of the oldest celebrated here in the county.  The homecoming main festivals are always held on the second Sunday of September. It is believed that it only rains every 75 years on this date; anyway that is what we have been told. Whoever came up with that piece of information must have had some inside track on the weather.  The event is special because of the down home family atmosphere, it is a place families reunite with old friends and neighbors visit with neighbors and meet new friends. It is an event that shut down the main road and we watch our children, neighbors and friends march in the Grand Parade.


Miss Putnam County 2019 is Mara Jane McGrew

My name is Mara Jane McGrew. I attend Winfield High School. Throughout the school, I currently participate in many activities. I am a member of National Honor Society, Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta, Key Club, Pilot, Link Crew, and also secretary of the senior class student council. I am a returning defensive starter for the WHS Girls Soccer Team, the point guard for the WHS Girls Basketball Team, and a hurdler on the WHS Girls Track Team. When I’m not busy with in school activities, I spend my time volunteering at the Ronald McDonald Charity House, as well as volunteering at the Putnam County Animal Shelter. I am a lifeguard at FMC Sports Club and I’m also a member of River Ridge Church where I’m involved in the youth group. In my free time, I like to exercise and travel. I also enjoy spending time with friends, family, and my two dogs, Dax and Eva. In the future, I plan to attend West Virginia University to pursue Pediatric Nursing.



Great Food and Entertainment

We select only the best food vendors from the area. The entertainment is always top notch as we always present some of the best talent here in Putnam County.


Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Putnam County Homecoming

We love to here from our many visitors and neigbors, so feel free to visit and say hi at this years Homecoming.

Putnam County Homecoming

Main St, Winfield, West Virginia 25213, United States

304-586-2122 or 304-389-9724


Saturday 9:00am to 10:00pm

Sunday: 9:00am to 5:00pm