Mountain State Forest Festival Parade
By: Jeremy DeighanSeptember 29, 2023

85th Mountain State Forest Festival Begins September 30th, 2023

Mountain State Forest Festival LogoThe 85th Mountain State Forest Festival is set to kick off this weekend, beginning on Saturday September 30th and running until Sunday October 8th. The Mountain State Forest Festival, one of West Virginia’s largest and oldest festivals, celebrates the region’s autumn beauty and promotes responsible development, conservation, and culture of its abundant natural resources.

The festival showcases West Virginia’s vital role in economic growth and features a range of activities, including concerts, lumberjack competitions, art exhibits, crafts, rides, and parades, making it an enriching experience for all.

The City of Elkins will be posting updates throughout the festival, including maps that show carnival areas, road closures, no parking zones, and parade routes. Please click the link below and follow us to stay up to date with the most current information available:

Our city employees work hard and diligently in tandem with the Mountain State Forest Festival staff to provide a safe, clean, and fun experience like no other in the Mountain State!

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