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Autumnfest Begins Friday

By Staff | Oct 7, 2015

File Photo There will be plenty of pumpkins and produce at this year’s Autumn Fest, to be held at the Wetzel County 4-H Grounds Oct. 9-11.

There will be plenty of fall fun as the 23rd annual Autumnfest will take over Wetzel County’s 4-H Grounds Oct. 9-11. Admission and parking is free for the festivities.

The event will kick off 10 a.m., Friday morning with a huge health fair with free screenings. Contest items are also due at this time. Money and ribbons will be awarded to winners of decorated pumpkins, scarecrow, carved pumpkins, gourd display, apple pie contest winners. A winner will be awarded $25 for the best looking pie, as well as the best tasting pie. All pies will go to Autumnfest.

Lunch for seniors will be held at the Mollohan Center at noon that day. Musical entertainment will be held from 1-3 p.m. when Country Sounds plays at the Mollohan Center. Plum Lost will provide musical entertainment from 2:30-4 p.m. in the Craft Building, followed by Back Roads from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Another day of fun is set for Saturday, Oct. 10. Children will have plenty to keep them occupied as Roger’s Children’s Palace will make an appearance at Autumnfest. The Bubble Wagon will also be on the 4-H grounds all day. Horseshoe pitch, tractor show, gas engine show, and horse and wagon rides will begin at 11 a.m. Mountain State Bluegrass Band will provide entertainment in the Craft Building from noon to 1:30 p.m. and Corn Hole will be played after the Horseshoe pitch.

Ben Tharp will play music from 2-3:30 p.m. and Pat Henderson and Donnie Forrester will provide musical entertainment from 4-5:30 p.m.

Saturday’s festivities will include Cinch Game at noon, followed by Euchre.

The Rodney Sands Band will take the stage from 1-3 p.m.

Camping is available at Autumnfest for $15 a night. Vendors Fee for the weekend is $5, while Crafters Fee is $25 and Flea Market fee is $15 for the weekend.

For more information call 304-775-2870 or check out www.wetzelcountyautumnfest.org