81st Mountain State Forest Festival Royal Jesters Announcement

The 81st Mountain State Forest Festival has announced the selection of royal jesters Mackenzie Nicole Childers, Ruby Jane Jackson, Juliet Marguerite Kubichek, Lexi Marie Reger to the court of Maid Silvia LXXXI. The four Randolph County students, having earned the distinction through an audition process and will have the honor of providing entertainment in the form of dance and tumbling throughout the festivities from September 30 to October 8, 2017.

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Morgantown resident Morgan Alyssa Stephens has been selected as Maid Silvia for the 81st Mountain State Forest Festival

Morgantown resident Morgan Alyssa Stephens has been selected as Maid Silvia for the 81st Mountain State Forest Festival by Director General Chad Shoemaker.

The selection of Maid Silvia has been kept confidential for months. She will visit Elkins on Sunday to attend a private reception in her honor, sponsored by Graceland Inn and Conference Center, Davis and Elkins Dining Services and John & Joyce Allen.

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Trumpeteer Auditions Set Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Auditions for the Royal Trumpeteers of the 81st Mountain State Forest Festival will be held on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at the Elkins First United Methodist Church. There will be a mandatory parent/participant meeting beginning at 6:30 pm, with auditions immediately following the parent meeting. Any Randolph County student in 9th through 12th grade for the fall term is eligible to audition.

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81st Mountain State Forest Festival Woodly the Elf Poster Contest

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 81st autumn celebration. Citizens Bank of West Virginia is the sponsor of the festival’s official mascot.

Click here to download the Woodly the Elf Poster Contest Entry Form

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Festival Announces Directors

Mountain State Forest Festival Director General, Scott Goddard announces the appointment of the Queen’s Department Director, Deputy Director, and the Assistant Directors for the 80th Mountain State Forest Festival. The theme for the 80th edition of the Mountain State Forest Festival, taking place Saturday, October 1, 2016-Sunday, October 9, 2016, will be “Celebrate!”.

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