Queen Pomona the 42nd Morgan Paige Fleming has begun her reign for the next year. Queen Morgan Fleming will reign until the 43rd Queen is crowned and declares the opening of the 2022 festival on the third weekend of October.
President of the Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival, Susan Snowden stated that the 42nd festival was a success, even though it was modified because of the pandemic. Now the Board of directors turns its attention to the planning for the next year.
Their first order of business was to set the dates of October 13 - 16, 2022 for the festival to be held. The Board is hopeful that next year’s festival will be one where the traditional events return and the new events are included….making the 2022 festival one for which you should save the date.
SAVE THE DATE:
OCT. 13 – 16, 2022
Meet the Court!
Standing left is Maid Olivia Ryan Harman, Queen Pomona XLII Morgan Paige Fleming and standing right is Maid Gabriella Marie Sergent.
ABOUT THE 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!