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20th Annual Wine and Jazz Festival Held at Camp Muffly

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MORGANTOWN -

The 20th Annual Wine and Jazz Festival took place at Camp Muffly over the weekend.

It brought thousands of people to the city to listen to jazz music and even taste test some wine from the area. There were 9 bands, 8 restaurants, and 9 wineries.

This year one new restaurant, Garcia's Latin Market, and one new winery, Heston Farms Winery, joined the event.

The festival donates proceeds to the local organizations that volunteer their time.

"Our biggest thing currently is the music in the schools program. What that is, West Virginia University or West Virginia Wesleyan jazz students go out and play in the public schools," said Keith Jackson, a member of the Wine and Jazz Festival Board. "What we do is we support that by helping with transportation, per diems, funding, feeding the students. Things like that."

Organizers said people may not realize how much planning goes into the festival.

"We actually meet every month through out the year and about six weeks before the festival we meet weekly," said Jackson. "If you think about the number of permits, insurance, making sure we actually have restaurants, because we have a certain number to handle the crowd we have to expect."

Organizers said the festival is usually busier on Saturday than it is on Sunday. This year, there were close to 4,500 people that packed the field at one time.