2019 Chestnut Festival another SUCCESS! Last Update: 08/04/2020
We regret to announce the cancellation of the
2020 WEST VIRGINIA CHESTNUT FESTIVAL
but the safety and health of visitors and volunteers is of the highest priority during this pandemic.
Thank you and let's pull together to get through this challenging time.
Interesting topics about the American Chestnut Tree are presented during the scientific program.
Enjoy a delicious dinner, see the crowning, listen to our keynote speaker, place a bid in the silent auction all with entertainment at the Gala Banquet.
Stroll through he park and visit vendors, displays, taste some roasted chestnuts and enjoy the scenic view of the Cheat River.
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PUBLIC IS WELCOME!
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire.......
Enjoy while you walk in the park and take some home.
People acknowledged since 2008
Preston School winners since 2015
“There has been a legend passed down the century about a grand tree in Appalachia, where the canopy was so dense that it was said a squirrel could make its way from Georgia to Maine without ever touching the ground..."
The West Virginia Chestnut Festival celebrates the effort to restore the great American Chestnut Tree to its once prominent position in the Eastern hardwood forests.
The festival will take place rain or shine. Schedule subject to change.
Past WV Chapter Officer, Chesntut Aficianado
Continuously supporting the Festival
Many volunteers help year after year
making this festival what it is today .