Save the Date for 2023 Festival –
September 30th – October 8th 2023!

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About Forest Festival

The Mountain State Forest Festival is one of the largest and oldest festivals in West Virginia, continuing to promote the beauty and splendor of our mountains and valleys in all their autumn glory and promoting prudent development, conservation and culture of our abundant natural resources for the future.

The festival affords 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, headline concerts and music shows, lumberjack competition, forestry & wood exhibits, juried art show, photography exhibit, quilt show, arts and crafts, amusement rides, and parades.

Randolph County and the City of Elkins open their streets to accommodate 75,000+ visitors each year, with an opportunity for exploring our surrounding counties.

Events at the Mountain State Forest Festival

Videos from the Mountain State Forest Festival


The Mountain State Forest Festival is dependent on a solid volunteer base to plan, coordinate and execute each of our many different events. We are so very grateful for the thousands of volunteers, who throughout our decades of festival celebrations, made us what we are today. We can find a place for everyone who has the desire to be a part of one of West Virginia’s oldest and largest festivals. Throughout the years of our traditions and new beginnings, the volunteers have worked together as a team representing Randolph County and the City of Elkins.
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Queen Silvia LXXXIV

Meet Queen Silvia LXXXIV

Buckhannon resident Caroline Marie Fluke has been selected for the 84th Mountain State Forest Festival by Director Robbie Morris.

Due to COVID-19, the selection of Maid Silvia has been kept secret since 2020.

“From the moment I met Caroline I knew she would represent the Mountain State Forest Festival with honor and distinction,” said Morris. “Caroline and her family have been very patient and supportive as we worked through the challenges of the pandemic. We are excited to finally get festival activities rollling and I am looking foward to a great year.”

Caroline is the daughter of Eric and Jennifer Fluke of Buckhannon. She is the granddaughter of Carol and the late Thomas B. Dunn of Naples, Florida and Jaunita and the late John Fluke of Shawnee, Oklahoma. She has one brother, Bryson Fluke.

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