2021 Festival Announcement
from MSAHF President,
Spring is in the air….
a time of renewal and hope.
As the Board of Directors of the Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival begin planning for 2021 events it does so with great excitement and a lot of hope. Hope that our community is excited about a fall festival. Hope that we are able to plan events that may be different from those of the past, but will accommodate safety measures brought about by COVID 19.
With that in mind, we have all been imagining what our Queen and Court would look like in yet another pandemic year. This year will be a special year for us as we begin moving towards a more “normal” life in the panhandle. We anticipate that in the fall we will still have social distancing. Because of health concerns we will only select a Queen and two maids to serve as this year’s Apple Harvest royalty. Our events will most likely focus on those that are outdoors….so the 2021 Queen Pomona will have duties that are the same as those traditionally held….yet different.
As we move into Spring and then Summer….please keep hope alight in your hearts that our society will move towards a more normal lifestyle. Plan now to join us in October 2021 to celebrate our family and friends as we rejoice in the rich agricultural heritage that we share. Our festival this year will be an opportunity to safely mingle with family and friends. We promise that we are planning events that will honor our festival history….while being different and in keeping with safety concerns.
We are looking for three ladies who want to share in this new path that we are blazing into our 2021 festival. Please apply now to be the 2021 Queen Pomona and her maids! (Look under Applications & Forms for the download!)
This year's festival will take place October 15, 16 & 17th, 2021. Stay tuned as we unveil all of the events and activities that will be a part of this 42nd year!
Queen Pomona XL
McKayla Ann Dodson
Special thanks to Queen Pomona McKayla Dodson who will continue to reign until a new queen and her court are chosen in 2021.
The Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival, in its 42nd year, celebrates the apple industry, which is a valued part of the heritage of the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. Held every third weekend in October, it has become a treasured homecoming with festivities spanning over four days. We are currently working on a safe and re-imagined festival for 2021, due
to COVID-19 precautions. Watch for updates as more details unfold.