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Autumnfest Will Offer Fall Fun

By Staff | Oct 5, 2016

October is upon us, and that means it is time for the county’s annual Autumnfest – slated for Oct. 7, 8, and 9 at Wetzel County’s 4-H Grounds.

The 24th annual event promises to have something fun for everyone, from crafts, to children’s games, to plenty of apple butter and warm and filling foods.

The festival officially opens at 10 a.m. when all contest entries are also due. Money and ribbons will be awarded for decorated pumpkins, scarecrows, carved pumpkins, gourd displays, and apple pies ($25 will go toward the best looking pie, while $25 will also go to the best tasting pie; all pies go to Autumnfest).

A huge health fair will also be held with free screenings.

Lunch will be held at noon in the Mollohan Center, where seniors will eat free and Ben Tharp will entertain from 1-3 p.m. John Keith and Rick Tincher will complete Friday’s entertainment line-up from 4-6 p.m.

Saturday is a great day to bring the kids to Autumnfest, as Danny Westfall’s famous Bubble Wagon will be on the grounds all day, along with Roger’s Children’s Palace.

Saturday’s festivities include an 11 a.m. tractor show and gas engine show; 1 p.m. horseshoe pitch, followed by a 3 p.m. cornhole tournament.

Entertainment for Saturday includes Mouse Lasure and Kip Steel Band from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., followed by Back Roads from 1-2:30 p.m. and John Keith and Rick Tincher from 3-5 p.m.

Sunday rounds out the Autumnfest fun with a Cinch game, scheduled for noon, followed by Euchre. Joseph Hott & The Short Mountain Boys Bluegrass Band will wrap up the festivities’ musical entertainment from 1-3 p.m.

Daily events include plenty of food, 4-H stand, 50/50 drawing daily, heritage crafts, apple cider, apple butter, and flea market.

Camping is available at Autumnfest for $15 per night. For more information call 304-775-2870, contact j09366@frontiernet.net or check out wetzelcountyautumnfest.org

Parking and admission to Autumnfest are free.