Mark Your Calendar - Sunday 13 October 2019 - Last Update: 10/02/2019

Honoring the Great American Chestnut Tree.
Exploring our Roots

Photo courtesy of ACF

12th Annual Chestnut Festival - Sunday 13 October 2019

Activities

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Keynote Speakers

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Brochure & Flyer

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A Chestnut filled day for all aficionados.

Educational

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Interesting topics about the American Chestnut Tree are presented during the scientific program.

Fun

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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.

Vendors

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Stroll through he park and visit vendors, displays, taste some roasted chestnuts and enjoy the scenic view of the Cheat River.

The American Chestnut Foundation West Virginia Chapter Meeting

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Annual meeting - Become a member today!

PUBLIC IS WELCOME!

Roasting, tasting, buying, and more

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Chestnuts roasting on an open fire.......

Enjoy while you walk in the park and take some home.

Mr. & Mrs. Chestnut over the years Jr. Prince & Jr. Princess

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People  acknowledged  since 2008

Preston School winners since 2015

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WV Chestnut Festival

“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.


2019 Chestnut Festival Directors

Robert Sypolt

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Director

Dr. Darrell Dean

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Co-Director

Mark Double

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Scientific Chair

Dr. N. Joseph Nassif

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Emeritus Director

Shirley Hartley-Meissner

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Emeritus Director

Special appreciation goes to

Kahtleen Wolfe-Orescanin

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Souvenir Booklet

Dr. William MacDonald

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Past WV Chapter Officer, Chesntut Aficianado

Continuously supporting the Festival

THANK YOU!

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Many  volunteers help year after year 

making this festival what it is today .