Despite the cold and rainy weather, families from all over the state came over the mountain and headed into Pickens for the Maple Syrup Festival.
Vendors and crafters were set up showing off their skills and selling pints and gallons worth of West Virginia native maple syrup. Attendees said the weather did not scare them away from the event and the buckwheat cakes were more than worth it.
“It don’t matter. The weather has got to be what the day put out. It wouldn’t matter if it was raining or sun shining. We did decide to bring my pickup not my side-by-side,” said Buddy Johnson, a regular attendant at the festival.
Live music and activity will keep going all through the evening and breakfast will be served bright and early Sunday morning.