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Paden City To Host Fall Fest

By Staff | Oct 8, 2014

The third annual Paden City Community Fall Festival will be held Oct. 11, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., in Paden City Park.

There will be something for everyone as good family fun is staged at the beautiful setting along the banks of the amazing Ohio River. Bring your lawn chairs to enjoy the entertainment and just sit and look at the great Ohio.

Sharletta Green, an amazing talent, will open the festival with the National Anthem. She is the pastor at New Martinsville United Methodist Church and will be performing at 12:30 p.m. Local performers Pete Lauderman and Guitarist John Jones will take the stage at 1:30 p.m. The popular Beacon Road Band, 4-5:30 p.m., and Ben Tharp, 6 p.m., will close out the evening. Tharp is a classic western singer.

The Wayne Wilcox Memorial “Cruise In” will begin at 1 p.m., and will be hosted by Greg Goodfellow as emcee for the show. All car show enthusiasts are invited to come exhibit their cars for the show.

If you did not get a brochure, come bring your car and join the fun. The show will run from 1-5 p.m.. Dash Plaques will be presented as opportunities to win a door prize. Please register your car upon arriving. You will receive a ticket which makes you eligible for a door prize. Call 304-337-8742 for more information.

Activities include pumpkin decorating with Miss Joanna, face painting, ceramics with Bill Booth, lots of good food, and don’t forget the mayor’s applebutter making on the grounds over the wood fire. Come, stay late by the fire ring, and make smores.

Approximately 24 vendors will be there this year with many items: Paden City Garden Club, apple pie and ice cream; Paden City Museum and Foundation, pulled pork and trimmings; Ladies Auxiliary Post #86, soup and more’ The Happy Timers Seniors, hot dogs, sloppy joes, and more; and the Paden City Lions Club, 50/50.

There will be woodworking, baked goods, “Chocolate Lady”, Scentsy, books, pillows, scarves, wreaths, primitive craft items, jewelry, Avon, Tupperware, custom metal items. Author Carolyn Goddard will be there with homemade bread and her latest book, “Nanny’s Attic.” The firetruck will be on the grounds for the kids to explore.

The Paden City Fire Department will have their food trailer there with lots of good things to eat.

They are also hoping to have a fall scene set up for photo opportunities and may be even have a 400-500 pound pumpkin again this year.