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Heron Festival: Beech Fork

October 14 All day

Heron Festival at Beech Fork State Park is a family day of events with music, free hayrides, pontoon boat rides, pumpkin decorating contests, cruise in car display, camper display, as well as food, craft, and flea market-style vendors. Open to the public. No charge to attend festivities.

Campsites are reservable at a fee and bookable online.

Be a vendor! Heron Fest welcomes vendors interested in reserving a space. Vendors should call Beech Fork State Park at 304-528-5794 or email beechforksp@wv.gov.

Heron Festival includes these activities and interests:

Antique Tractor Show WV Tractor Association

Old and antique tractors will be displayed on the “Road to Nowhere”.

Arts & Crafts Vendors

Staged around the Park Headquarters Building

Beech Fork Foundation Hot Dog Sale

Campsite Decorating Contest

Register at the office. Winners announced @ 3pm on Saturday for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

Camper Display

Front Parking Lot at Headquarters Opens at Approximately 10:30 a.m.

Carters BBQ Food Trailer

Cruise in Car Show

Everyone with a show car or truck is invited to participate. Arrive after 8:00 a.m. and set up along the entrance road beyond the gate in grass. The line will start at Headquarters and go down the roadside until we run out of room.


Lineup at the Road to Nowhere. Hayrides begin at 10:30 a.m.

Hite Saunders Elementary Art Contest

Artwork will be posted throughout the Headquarters Building.  

Trail Life USA Troop WV 0061 Chartered by Covenant School making Apple Butter

Behind the Headquarters Building


Entertainment & Performances in the Activities Room  


11:00 – Porter Creek Cloggers

11:30 – Guyan River Cloggers


12:00 – The Conners

12:30 – The Friendly Neighbors

1:00 — Blessed (young Adkins Family)

1:30 — BREAK

2:00 — God’s Anointed (Sandy Hatfield)

2:30 — The Believers

3:00 — Inspired

Camper’s Candy 

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Participating campers will hand out candy to children throughout campground

Reserve lodging:

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October 14
Event Tags:

Beech Fork State Park

United States