2013 Dogwood Festival Canceled - WBOY.com: Clarksburg, Morgantown: News, Sports, Weather

2013 Dogwood Festival Canceled

Posted: Updated:
  • BusinessBusinessMore>>

  • Freedom Industries expected in bankruptcy court Tuesday

    Freedom Industries expected in bankruptcy court Tuesday

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:22 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:22:23 GMT
    The agreement would settle 24 lawsuits against Freedom. Many businesses sued to recoup profits they lost while shuttered for days. A January tap-water ban affected 300,000 people.
    The agreement would settle 24 lawsuits against Freedom. Many businesses sued to recoup profits they lost while shuttered for days. A January tap-water ban affected 300,000 people.
  • Founder of Brazil's top building firm, Norberto Odebrecht, dies at 93

    Founder of Brazil's top building firm, Norberto Odebrecht, dies at 93

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:38 AM EDT2014-07-21 10:38:43 GMT
    The conglomerate that carries his name went on to lead ambitious projects such as paving a highway across the Andes mountains and through the Amazon rainforest into Peru, and linking Miami's Metrorail to the city's airport. It also formed a consortium with other firms and was awarded contracts for four of the 12 stadiums that hosted games for the World Cup that ended this month.
    The conglomerate that carries his name went on to lead ambitious projects such as paving a highway across the Andes mountains and through the Amazon rainforest into Peru, and linking Miami's Metrorail to the city's airport. It also formed a consortium with other firms and was awarded contracts for four of the 12 stadiums that hosted games for the World Cup that ended this month.
  • Multiple crews fight Glade Springs fire overnight

    Multiple crews fight Glade Springs fire overnight

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:22 AM EDT2014-07-21 10:22:55 GMT
    Fire at Glade SpringsFire at Glade Springs
    No injuries were reported, and there has been no word yet on the cause of the fire.
    No injuries were reported, and there has been no word yet on the cause of the fire.

By JAMES E. CASTO

For The State Journal

 HUNTINGTON – Arts and crafts lovers can mark the 2013 Dogwood Festival off their calendars. This year's edition of the long-running festival has been canceled.

The 43rd annual Dogwood Arts and Crafts Festival has been set for April 19-21 at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena. Now, it's been canceled, apparently because it couldn't draw a sufficient number of vendors.

In a statement released by the arena, General Manager Brian Sipe said, "We did not have enough vendors RSVP to produce the high quality show we had been producing in years past. This lead us to sit the year out and reinvent a new festival for next year.  We were sad that the festival had run its course but we will bring it back – new and refreshed."

Huntington long has been known as ‘The Dogwood City." Over the years, a number of organized campaigns have been conducted to encourage planting of the flowering trees in the community. In 1970, when organizers of a new arts and crafts festival began thinking about a name for the event, "Dogwood Festival" came quickly to mind.

Until this year's cancellation the festival had been a spring tradition in Huntington for more than four decades. During its long run, the festival has had various sponsors. In recent years, it's been produced by SMG, the private company that manages the Big Sandy Arena under a contract with the city.