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Wetzel County Autumn Fest to Start tomorrow

By Staff | Oct 6, 2021

The Annual Wetzel County Autumn Fest is ready to kick off once again as the event starts preliminary activity on Thursday, with camper set ups beginning at 1 p.m. cost for camping will be $15 per night.

Beginning at 3 p.m. early set up will take place for food, vendor, crafts, produce, flea market, and other activities.

Friday will officially open the festival starting at 8 a.m. with and all you can eat breakfast benefiting the FFA and served in the Mollohan center ending at 10 a.m.

8 a.m. will show the Antique tractor and engines. For early setup contact chairwoman Billie Zimmerman at 304-771-8435.

Entires for the pumpkin decorating contest will begin a t 10 a.m. Adult 18 and up, teen 13-17, and children 1-12 categories. $1 a vote to win

At 11 a.m. there will be opening ceremonies with the flag raising by the New Martinsville American Legion Post 28 and National Anthem by the Paden City Marching Band.

“Welcome to the 2021 Wetzel County Autumn Fest” Complimentary Cake will be served following the ceremonies.

Power Country 99.5 will have Radio Remote w/prizes from 1p.m. to 3 p.m.

Starting at 6:30 p.m. will be the Childrens Pageant – Toddler Miss and Mister, Little Miss and Mister, Prince and Princess located at the stage area. Weather and temperature permitting.

Alternate location at the Mollohan center. Contact Kandi Midcap pageant director at 304-815-2601

At 7 p.m. the Remedy Band will perform at the stage area, weather permitting.

Daily drawing will be held at 8 p.m. and the grounds will close at 9 p.m.

Saturday events will again have the all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8-10 a.m. with the breakfast buffett served at the Mollohan Center, benefiting the FFA. Robby Adams is chariman 681-215-7845.

Registration for ATV drag races will take place from 9:00-12:00: Chuckie Stillwagoner 304-904-6806 chairman.

Registration for the antique tractors and engines will be from 9:00- 1:00: Awards will be at 3 p.m. Billie Zimmerman 304-771-8435 Chairwoman.

A health fair w/free covid and flu shots will be held from 9:00-2:00: Kathy Compton 304-771-1839 Chairwoman. The event is sponsored by Sara Cool, Associate Broker W/City Wide Insurance and Real Estate.

Things to do: Light Saber Duels at 11 a.m.; Inflatables 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Train Rides Begin at 11 a.m.; Dino-Roar Show at 12 noon; Oh’ Snap Photo Booth from 12 to 6 p.m.; Back in the day show Band starting at 12 p.m.; ATV Drag Races at the track area beginning at 1 p.m. $5 admission fee, must have wrist band.

The event is sponsored by Joe’s Tire; Kids cookie decorating at 1 p.m. with the 2021 Autumn Fest Queen, sponsored by Reisbecks and Galaxy Food Mart; Light Saber Duels at 2 p.m.; Magic show W/Bill Stokes at the Mollohan center starting at 3 p.m. sponsored by New Martinsville Ace Hardware Home Center; Dino-Roar show at 4 p.m.; Trick or treat w/the vendors from 5-7 p.m.; Dino-Roar show 6 p.m.; Shortline Junction Band-Stage area weather permitting at 6 p.m.; Light saber duels at 7 p.m.; Drawings for camo remington 783/300 mag with scope 7 p.m.; Daily drawings 8 p.m.. Grounds close at 9 p.m.

Sunday activities kick off with the Motorcross Registration from 9-12; Car, Truck, and Bike show registration is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with awards at 1:30 p.m. Josh Stillwagonor 304-815-1441 chairman.

Chicken Dinner will be served at the Mollohan Center from 11 a.m. til gone. Benefiting Valley FFA and Alumni. Robby Adams 681-215-7845 Chairman.

Cinch and Euchre tournament will be held with registration beginning at 12 noon. Mouse Lasure 304-386-4243 Chairman.

Other activities on the day include: Inflatables fro noon to 4 p.m.; Train Rides begining at noon; Oh’ snap photo booth from noon to 4; Motorcross Racing at the track area at 1 p.m. with a $5 admission fee, must have a wrist band. Sponsored by Joe’s tire; Pet Show registration at1p.m. Entry is by donation only. Monotary of dog or cat food. Benefitting the Wetzel County Animal Shelter. Amanda Yeater chairwoman 304-771-9326

Cinche and Euchre tournament at 1p.m. Located in back room of Mollohan Center; West Virginia Mountaineer’s Mascot will be on the grounds at 1 p.m.; Pet Show begins at 2 p.m.; Daily Drawings start at 3 p.m. and include WVU Memorabilia; Festival closes for the season at 5 p.m.