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ROWLESBURG -

The fifth annual West Virginia Chestnut Festival was held Sunday in Rowlesburg.

This is the only Chestnut Festival in the Appalachian Region recognized as a national event.

The event started with a continental breakfast then everyone enjoyed roasted chestnuts over an open fire in the park, numerous food, craft and chestnut vendors.

"Here it's all about chestnuts. If you want chestnuts, if you want to taste chestnuts they're here. If you want to look at chestnut furniture. If you want to know what type of research is going on in the chestnut world. We have a gala banquet with chestnut flavored dishes. It's a wonderful affair an all day affair," said Joseph Nassif, festival director.

A blight in 1904 deteriorated the population of American Chestnut trees by almost half.

Research is being done to help bring the tree species back to life.

Michigan State University Professor, Dennis Fulbright, was there to discuss the situation.

If you want to know more about the festival or about the great American Chestnut tree visit their website at the link provided.