SAVE THE DATES!
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Oct. 19-22 • 2023
The MSAHF Board would like to remind you to save the dates for our 44th festival!
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West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture Kent Leonhardt crowned Olivia Clare Travis, Queen Pomona XLIII, declaring the opening of the 2022 festival at the Coronation ceremony last fall at Airborne Church in Martinsburg.
Be sure to check back for all of the updated pages and forms!
Our 44th Festival
will be here before you know it!
Meet the 2022 Court
👑 Maid Elect XLIII Olivia Travis
🍏Maid Zoe Burleson
🍎Maid Anna Grace Cox
🌹Princess Adrianna Celine Dunbar
🌹Princess Trinity Velarde Jenkins
🌹Princess Anna Mae Swisher
🌹Princess Lilly Reisenweber
🌹Princess Grace Isabella Gladwell
🌹Princess Mariah Alexis Bispo
🌹Princess Sydnie Elise Tetrick
🌹Princess Jayme Nicole Stuckey
✨Junior Maiden Brentley Fields
✨Junior Maiden Cloey O’Shea
✨Crown Bearer Zander Hite
✨Scepter Bearer Brynleigh Hott
✨Train Bearer McKayla Hamlin
✨Train Bearer Marlo Dove
✨Court Jester Taylor Howell
✨Court Jester Paisley Stickel
Special thanks to the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, WV-071 who escorted our court throughout the 2022 festival.
ABOUT OUR FESTIVAL
The Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival celebrates the apple industry- 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 multiple days.
In the fall of 1979, business and community leaders in the Eastern Panhandle came together with the intention of creating a “signature event” to include all five counties of the broader area, which would become a staple of the Mountain State’s culture.
From this initial idea, the Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival board set about organizing contests, entertainment and craft shows that showcase the apple orchard heritage of the area.
We hope you will make our festival an annual tradition that your family and friends look forward to being apart of. . . because there truly is NO PLACE LIKE HOME!