Preston County Buckwheat Festival Kicks Off

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On Thursday, Preston County kicked off its 72nd annual Buckwheat Festival with a fireman's parade.

The parade featured several bands and fire trucks and the festival offered carnival rides, and treats like candy apples and cotton candy.

But it wouldn't be the Buckwheat Festival without buckwheat cakes smothered in syrup and homemade sausage.

"Just the common good of everyone coming out, everybody having a good time you get to see a lot of people lot of their kids. So you get to see the generations," said resident Michele Kelly.

The Buckwheat Festival will continue through Sunday in scenic Kingwood. You can see its full weekend schedule on their website.

Friday:

8:00 am - 9:00 PM Buckwheat Cakes and Sausage Dinners,

Community Building

8:00 am Judging of Dairy Cattle and Dairy Goats,Cow Palace

9:00 am Dairy Showmanship Contest,Cow Palace

10:00 am Judging of Purebred Beef, Cow Palace

10:00 am - 9:00 PM Arts & Crafts Booths Open, Community Building, Basement & Rhododendron Room

10:00 am - 10:00 PM Exhibits Open (4-H, FFA, Agricultural, Educational, Homemakers, and Arts and Crafts/Hobbies) Memorial North Building & Kingwood Elementary Gym

10:00 am - 10:00 PM Commercial Exhibits Open to Public Below French Fry Stand

10:00 am Carnival Rides Open (All Day Pass $18) Carnival Grounds

12 Noon - 10:00 PM BINGO! Beside Information Booth

12 Noon CORONATION of Queen Ceres LXXII, Tessa Dolan, and King Buckwheat LXXII, Kyle Cool

CORONATION OFFICIAL: Senator Bob Williams Former CPMS Athletic Field (Rain:Craig Civic Center)

1:00 PM Bear Hollow - Wood Carving Exhibition (Free)

Below French Fry Stand

2:00 PM SCHOOL DAY PARADE

Honorary Parade Marshal - Brenda Smith E. High, S. Price,

W. Main, Morgantown, Tunnelton Street. and ending on Brown Ave.

4:00 PM Bear Hollow - Wood Carving Exhibition (Free)

Below French Fry Stand

4:30 PM Lamb Dressing Contest, Cow Palace

6:00 PM Beef Showmanship Contest, Cow Palace

7:00 PM Bear Hollow - Wood Carving Exhibition (Free)

Below French Fry Stand

7:30 PM CONCERT- Casey James with/Taylor Made

Craig Civic Center

9:00 PM Bear Hollow - Wood Carving Exhibition (Free)

Below French Fry Stand


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