2021 Festival is On! October 15-17
MSAHF President Susan Snowden said the Board has been spending countless hours trying to find any and every possible way to ensure some of the community’s favorite events can still occur and we can celebrate this 42nd year of the festival!
“Although it won’t be the traditional full compliment of events that we offer, we promise you are going to have some of your favorite events and some new and exciting events that you can enjoy, as well. There’s no place like coming back home and celebrating the rich traditions that we have in the fall. It’s our goal to provide a safe and fun venue for families and friends to be together.”
This year's festival will take place
October 15, 16 & 17th, 2021.
This year, the festival chose to have a modified court of a Queen and two Maids. Board members had the difficult task of interviewing a wonderful and highly qualified group of young ladies. There were a total of 6 categories in which these young ladies were scored. Each candidate is scored on a point system of 1-10 in each category. After each board members scores were tabulated, the highest and lowest scores are dropped. The scores were then tabulated and the candidate with the highest combined score was selected as Queen, and the following two candidates with the next highest score were selected as the Maids.
Pictured is Maid Elect Morgan Fleming (left),
with reigning Queen Pomona McKayla Dodson (right).
Meet the Court!
Sitting is Maid Elect Morgan Paige Fleming who will reign as Queen Pomona the forty second. Standing left to right are Maid Olivia Ryan Harman. and Maid Gabriella Marie Sergent.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival, in its 42nd year, 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!