WV Chestnut Festival

October 10, 2021 at 9:00 am

Ends: October 10, 2021 7:30 pm

Join us for the 13th Annual WV Chestnut Festival for a full day of food and events.

Gala Banquet Tickets available at the welcome table in the Rowlesburg Community Park.

Events :9:30-4:00 pm

  • Roasted Chestnuts on-the grill (or raw)
  • Chestnut Tree Seedlings for sale
  • Jarred Chestnuts in Honey
  • Chestnut Furniture by Charles & Randall Wotring
  • Chestnut Collectibles- Allegheny Treenware
  • Ox-Roast Sandwiches at concession stand
  • Music
  • Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia Bird exhibit

Visit the Old Rowlesburg School Szilagyi Center

  • River City Cafe- Luncheon & Desserts
  • River City Emporium
  • World War II Museum
  • Quilt Room
  • River City Art Room
  • Preston County Sports Museum
  • River City Pottery Studio
  • Historic B & O Centenary Bridge Exhibit

11:30 am- 1:30 pm -Meeting of the WV Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation- Public Welcome – Old Rowlesburg School – Szilagyi Center –2nd Floor

  • Mark Double, President
  • Dr. Don Kines, Vice President

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Visit Displays and Vendors -Rowlesburg Community Park

  • WV Chapter display
  • Sam Muncy display

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm- Chestnut Scientific Program Old Rowlesburg School Szilagyi Center – 2nd Floor
Mark Double, Moderator & President, WV Chapter TACF & Mr. Tom Saielli, TACF Reg. Science Coordinator Topic: “Long-term Phenotyping aids in updating breeding program”

Dr. Heather Griscom, Professor- James Madison University- Topic: TBD

5:30- 7:30 pm – Gala Banquet -Old Rowlesburg School Szilagyi Center Auditorium

  • Music performed by Madrigal Singers – PCHS
  • 13th Annual Crowning Royalty: Mr. and Mrs. Chestnut- Jeff & Erica Kochenderfer.
  • Chestnut- Vino Novello Ritual “Welcoming the Chestnut Season & Tasting the New Wine”
  • Shirley Hartley- Meissner- Festival Emeritus Director
  • Dinner, Featuring Savory Chestnut – Flavored Dishes, Salad, Main Course, Dessert, Drinks
  • Keynote Speaker: Mark Double – President WV Chapter TACF- Topic: “Chestnut & Religion”
  • Entertainment- Deborah Westbrook, Pianist.


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Location Details:

Scenic Rowlesburg Park
Rowlesburg Park, Rowlesburg, WV, USA

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