The Mountain State Forest Festival is the largest and oldest festival in the state of West Virginia and is considered a major homecoming for those individuals who previously lived in the Elkins area. It's also a time when first time visitors, young and old alike, come to the area to participate in the many festival events and activities.
This year's celebration will mark a significant milestone in the history of the festival association and will once again afford us the opportunity to share with our community and state the important role West Virginia’s natural resources play in our economic development. Rich in tradition, the festival also plays a major role in our local and state economy and offers something for everyone to enjoy, such as, the carnival, parades, exhibits, arts and crafts, delicious food, and of course, the Royal Court and coronation of Queen Silvia.
We hope you plan to attend this year's festivities!