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20th Annual Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival: Schedule

October 13, 1999

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Free agricultural tours:

West Virginia University Experimental Farm

  • 10 and 11 a.m. for school children.
  • 1 and 2 p.m. for the public.


USDA/ARS Appalachian Fruit Research Station, Kearneysville, W.Va.

  • 10 and 11 a.m. for school children.
  • 3 and 3:45 p.m. for the public.


Farmers' Market, Inwood, W.Va.

  • 9 and 11 a.m. for school children.
  • 1:30 to 4 p.m. for the public.


For information, call Velma Butler at 1-304-229-5011

7:30 p.m. "Sh'Boom" musical comedy show featuring the hits of the '50s and '60s.

Apollo Civic Theatre, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students.

Friday, Oct. 15

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Free agricultural tours will again be given as on Thursday.

11 a.m. apple pie baking contest

James Rumsey Technical Institute. Cash prizes, ribbons for best apple pies.

6 p.m. Coronation of Queen Pomona XX

Apollo Civic Theatre. The public is invited.

No admission charge.

6:30 p.m. An Evening in the Park: Kathie Martin and the Hot Rods perform in two shows, 6:30 and 8:30 p.m., followed by fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs.

7 to 9 p.m. Queen's reception, Holiday Inn, Martinsburg. Buffet ticket, $12, children younger than 10 admitted free. Cash bar.

Contact Kandi Stuckey at 1-304-274-3801.

Saturday, Oct. 16




7 a.m. to noon Mountain State Pancake Breakfast, sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Martinsburg.

Dining facility in Operations Building, 167th Airlift Wing, West Virginia Air National Guard, Kelly Island Road in Martinsburg.

Tickets $4. Children younger than 6 eat for free.

8 to 9 a.m. Entries accepted for the apple contest. (Judging is from 9 to 10 a.m.).

Cash, plaques and ribbons. Building 2, 167th Airlift Wing, West Virginia Air National Guard.

8:30 a.m. Mountain State celebrity sports breakfast with Washington Redskin Jeff Bostic. Breakfast sponsored by Rotary Club of Martinsburg. Holiday Inn, Martinsburg. Tickets $10, may be purchased in advance at Ambassador Flags, 421 S. Raleigh St., Martinsburg.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Opening of the festival arts and crafts show. There will be 150 craftspeople in two main indoor hangars. West Virginia Air National Guard, 167th Airlift Wing. Parking is $3. Proceeds support the festival.

11 a.m. Apple pie auction, winning apple pies to be auctioned at 167th Airlift Wing, West Virginia Air National Guard. Auctioneer will be J.J. Faircloth. Proceeds support the festival.

11 a.m. Indiana University of Pennsylvania Marching Band performs on the square, downtown Martinsburg. The band will be in the parade as well.

11:30 a.m. Panhandlers Square Dance on the square, downtown Martinsburg. Contact Darla Miller at 1-304-267-2504.

Noon. 5K apple trample, sponsored by 167th Airlift Wing, West Virginia Air National Guard. Starts at War Memorial Park. Entry fee is $10; late fee is $15. For information and brochure, call Rod Neely at 1-304-262-5418.

1 p.m. Apple Harvest Festival grand feature parade, sponsored by Martinsburg Lions Club, downtown Martinsburg. Featuring celebrity Brad Maule, Dr. Tony Jones from General Hospital; Jeff Bostic, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Marching Band, area high school bands.

3 to 7 p.m. Fall finale cruise in/car show at Rock Cliff Subs and Pizza, Rock Cliff Drive, Martinsburg. Hosted by Iron Horses Club, sponsored by Martinsburg/Berkeley County Parks and Recreation. Call Ted Morgan at 1-304-263-2218.

3:30 p.m. Ronald McDonald in an all-new arts and crafts show, 167th Airlift Wing, West Virginia Air National Guard, family entertainment.

Saturday evening, Oct. 16




7 to 11 p.m. Panhandlers Square Dance, Martinsburg North Middle School, East Road.

Early rounds are 7 to 8 p.m. Guest caller is Tom Miller of Chest Springs, Md.; Round Dance Cuer is Dom Filardo of California, Md. Tickets: Advance, $6; door, $7. Contact Darla Miller at 1-304-267-2504.

7:30 p.m. "All Aboard the Iron Horse" with Mick Souter, back by popular demand. Apollo Civic Theatre, Martinsburg. Songs and stories about America's railroads. Free admission.

9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Soroptimists' Grand Ball, sponsored by Soroptimist Club of Martinsburg. Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, Shepherdstown, W.Va. Dance to the versatile sounds of Rick K and the Allnighters, semiformal. Advance tickets $30. Includes light hors d'oeuvres, cash bar. Call Kay Fuller at 1-304-267-8985.

Sunday, Oct. 17




These events take place at 167th Airlift Wing, West Virginia Air National Guard Base, Kelly Island Road, Martinsburg. Follow the airplane signs.

7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Festival pancake breakfast, sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Martinsburg. Dining facility in the Operations and Training building. Tickets $4. Children younger than 6 eat for free.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Festival arts and crafts show reopens. 150 craftspeople, held inside two main hangars. Parking is $3.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Festival antique car show, sponsored by Norwalk Antique Car Club. No entry newer than 1974 unless it's a rare or unusual make or model. Plaques will be given to the first 125 vehicles. Entry registration is $5. Call John Clevenger at 1-304-263-0722.

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