Fall Fest kicks off in Barboursville on Sept. 11
BARBOURSVILLE -- This week brings four days of fun in Barboursville with the annual Fall Fest activities Sept. 11-14.
The Fall Fest, formerly known as Oktoberfest after the German model, sets up in a temporary fairground across from the Guyandotte River on the old Sadler field before the bridge into town and offers a variety of amusements for Tri-State residents including carnival rides, exhibits, beauty pageants, musical acts and more.
Specific Fall Fest activities include a carnival from 6 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday; a parade at 6:30 p.m. Thursday; and a car show with sign-up at 9 a.m. Saturday.
In conjunction with Fall Fest, the Barboursville Lions Club will host its annual pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Barboursville Community Center, located on Central Avenue across from Village of Barboursville Elementary. Cost for the breakfast is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 12 and younger and free for children younger than four. Guests are encouraged to donate eyeglasses no longer in use at the event. Funds from the breakfast support various community service projects.
The community center will also be the site of a spaghetti dinner offered from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday.
Live entertainment will be offered Friday and Saturday evenings. Friday's lineup includes the Cabell Midland Collegium Musicum at 7 p.m., followed by Rick K and the Allnighters at 9:30 p.m. On Saturday, KISS tribute band Dressed to Kill will perform at 8 p.m., followed by Aaron Tippin at 9:30 p.m. Tippin has released nine studio albums and two compilations, with five gold certifications and one platinum certification among them. He has charted more than 30 singles on Billboard Hot Country Songs charts including "There Ain't Nothin' Wrong with the Radio," "That's as Close as I'll Get to Loving You" and "Kiss This." His "Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly" was a popular patriotic anthem following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Admission to the carnival is $17 Wednesday and Thursday evening and Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. and $20 on Friday and Saturday evenings. Food vendors and crafters will be set up from 4 to 11 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.
For more information, visit barboursville.org.