2022 Forest Festival Information
Garbage Collection Schedule Change
During the week of the Mountain State Forest Festival (Oct. 3-7), all trash will be picked up on the usual days. However, Thursday and Friday trash collection will start at 5 a.m. Trash must be outside no later than 5 a.m. on Thursday, October 6 and Friday, October 7.
City Hall Closed Friday
Elkins City Hall will be closed to the public on Friday, October 7. It is otherwise a normal workday for city personnel. City hall employees can be reached via phone or email on this day. You can find a staff directory here.
Changes to Carnival Location
This year, there will be NO rides or other attractions in the city hall parking lot. The new location will be diagonally across the intersection of 4th and Railroad, in the lot behind the Railyard Restaurant.
The below map shows the approximate parade route in purple and the carnival layout in red.
Statement from Mayor and Council on Modified Forest Festival Plans
Last modified on May 12th, 2020 at 04:09 pm
May 7, 2020
The mayor and city council have released the following statement in response to the news concerning changes to plans for the 84th Mountain State Forest Festival:
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Directors of the Mountain State Forest Festival (MSFF) has announced modifications to its plans for the 2020 festival. These modifications include the elimination of the festival’s royal court and all related events and activities, including the Coronation, Distinguished Guest Dinner, Queen’s Ball, opening and closing ceremonies, and school tours. (more…)