Mountain State Forest Festival Mission

The Mountain State Forest Festival is the oldest and largest festival in the great state of WV. Each festival year brings a week long schedule of specialized events that cater to a multitude of demographics. There’s a 10K Race, Highland Dance Competition, Irish Road Bowling, Pet Show, Photography Contest, Juried Art Exhibit, Distinguished Guest Dinner, a black-tie Queen’s Ball dance, Lumberjack Contest, a Grand Feature Parade that draws over 85,000 spectators, a major act musical concert, and much, much more.

The Mountain State Forest Festival is real cultural landmark that showcases WV in all its autumn glory. The festival promotes the prudent development and conservation of our abundant natural resources for future generations and fosters economic activity in the community and state. Its mission is to provide a fall celebration for the citizens of the state of West Virginia, their guests and visitors during this time of great natural beauty.