Auditions for the Royal Trumpeteers of the 83rd Mountain State Forest Festival will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at the Elkins First United Methodist Church. There will be a mandatory parent/participant meeting beginning at 6:00 pm, with auditions immediately following the parent meeting. Any Randolph County student that will be in 9th through 12th grade for the fall 2019 term is eligible to audition.
Clinics and a tryout for Jesters of the 83rd Mountain State Forest Festival will begin in April. Randolph County students who will be enrolled in grades sixth through tenth by September 1, 2019 are eligible.
The Mountain State Forest Festival Association announces that Bob Woolwine has been elected President of its Board of Directors.
The Mountain State Forest Festival and Citizens Bank of West Virginia announce the kick-off of the annual Woodly the Elf poster contest for the 83rd autumn celebration. Citizens Bank of West Virginia is the sponsor of the Festival’s official mascot.
The Board of Directors of the Mountain State Forest Festival is pleased to announce their appointment of Robin Miller as Director General of the 83rd Mountain State Forest Festival, which is scheduled to take place from September 28th – October 6th 2019.
Mountain State Forest Festival Director General Rich Nida and Queen’s Department Director Peggy Phillips have announced the appointments of LaCora “Noel” Becker, Emily Rose Wanless, Benjamin “Ben” Francis Carbaugh, Garrett Aaron Swecker as Royal Scouts for the 82nd Mountain State Forest Festival.
Mountain State Forest Festival Director General Rich Nida and Queen’s Department Director Peggy Phillips have announced the appointments of Austin McGraw Elliott, Benjamin “Ben” Scott Haddix, Tyler Edward Hamrick, Natalia “Nattie” Darlene Stewart, and Juanita Kathleen Teter as Royal Trumpeteers for the 82nd Mountain State Forest Festival.
Jon Morgan will begin his sixth year as an assistant director for the 82nd Festival. He works for the USDA, Forest Service and is the Deputy District Ranger on the Cheat-Potomac Ranger District of the Monongahela National Forest. He and his wife, Jennifer, have one son Grant and one daughter Emma. Jennifer was crown bearer in the 1987 Forest Festival and a maid of honor in the 2000 Forest Festival. Morgan is a past president of the Elkins Kiwanis Club. He has worked on the Lumberjack Contest and Band Field Show Committees. This year, Morgan will be in charge of the City Park, Irish Road Bowling, Security and Communications, and the Festival Block Party.
The 82nd Mountain State Forest Festival has announced the selection of royal court jesters Kennedy Laine Hart, Kendra Kay Lambert, Lilly Ann Leggett, and Macie Elizabeth Romero to the court of Maid Silvia LXXXII. The four Randolph County students, having earned the distinction through an audition process, will have the honor of providing entertainment in the form of dance and tumbling throughout the festivities from September 29 to October 7, 2018.
Buckhannon resident, Miss Alia Danae Figueroa, has been selected as Maid Silvia for the 82nd Mountain State Forest Festival by Director General Rich Nida.
The selection of Maid Silvia has been kept confidential for months. She, along with her family, will visit Elkins on Sunday, June 3rd to attend a private reception in her honor, sponsored by Graceland Inn Restaurant and Conference Center.