2019 Activities

Breakfast/Lunch/Desserts

10:30 am - Noon

River City Cafe

Event Details

Breakfast/Lunch/Desserts

We invite you to enjoy  homemade breakfast/lunch/desserts.

Suggested Donation: $8.00

10:30 am - Noon

River City Cafe

Events at our scenic park

Noon - 5:00 pm

Rowlesburg Park

Event Details

Events at our scenic park

Roasted Chestnuts on-the-grill (or raw) 

WV Chapter, TACF: Display booth 

Jarred Chestnuts in Honey (tentative) 

Chestnut Furniture by Charles/Randall Wotring 

Chestnut Collectibles – Allegheny Treenware 

Chestnut Tree Saplings 

 Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia: Bird Exhibit  

Chestnut Displays

WV Chapter Display by Sam Muncy: National Boy Scout Jamboree

Ox-Roast Sandwiches

Music 

Noon - 5:00 pm

Rowlesburg Park

Museums, Art, Antiques and more

Noon - 5:00 pm

Szilagyi Center

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Museums, Art, Antiques and more

River City Emporium 

World War II Museum 

Quilt Room 

River City Art Room 

Preston County Sports Museum 

River City Pottery Studio 

Historic B & O Centenary Bridge Exhibit 

Noon - 5:00 pm

Szilagyi Center

Meeting WV Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation

Noon - 2:00 pm

Szilagyi Center - 2nd Floor

Event Details

Meeting WV Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation

Mark Double, President

Dr. Don Kines, Vice President


PUBLIC IS WELCOME!

Noon - 2:00 pm

Szilagyi Center - 2nd Floor

Chestnut Scientific Program

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Szilagyi Center - 2nd Floor

Event Details

Chestnut Scientific Program

Mark Double, Moderator & President, WV Chapter TACF 

Dr. Sunshine Brosi, Professor Frostburg State University “Raised on Chestnuts: The nut of my Appalachian grandparent’s childhoods” 

Mr. Tom Saielli, TACF Regional Science Coordinator “New advances in chestnut breeding pave the way for species restoration” 

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Szilagyi Center - 2nd Floor

More Events

Gala Banquet & Crowning

5:30 pm - 7:30pm

Szilagyi Center Auditorium

Event Details

Gala Banquet & Crowning

Opening Song: “O Chestnut Tree” Madrigal Singers Preston County High School Deborah Westbrook, Director 

Chestnut-Vino Novello Ritual “Welcoming the Chestnut Season and Tasting the "New Wine” Shirley Hartley-Meissner Festival Emeritus Director 

Dinner, Featuring: Savory Chestnut–Flavored Dishes Salad, Main Course, Dessert, Drinks 

Welcome and Introduction of Distinguished Guests by Robert Sypolt, Festival Director and Mark Double, Festival Scientific Chair 

12th Annual Crowning Royalty: “Mr. and Ms. Chestnut” Rob Eckenrode and Amy Metheny assisted by Junior Prince & Princess Terra Alta/East Preston Middle School 

Keynote Speaker Rex Mann, U.S. Forest Service, Retired Topic: An American Tragedy: How a Mass Extinction Can Help Save Our Forest

Entertainment Deborah Westbrook, Pianist 

Silent Auction

5:30 pm - 7:30pm

Szilagyi Center Auditorium

Events

11/28/2020

Evenings in the Park

7pm - 10pm

Estuary Park

Event Details

11/28/2020

Evenings in the Park

We invite you to listen to live bands play beautiful music in the park. Enjoy the sounds of Laureen Davis and the Kings, and enjoy wine tastings hosted by 5th Ave Wines and Spirits.

7pm - 10pm

Estuary Park

11/28/2020

Evenings in the Park

7pm - 10pm

Estuary Park

Event Details

11/28/2020

Evenings in the Park

We invite you to listen to live bands play beautiful music in the park. Enjoy the sounds of Laureen Davis and the Kings, and enjoy wine tastings hosted by 5th Ave Wines and Spirits.

7pm - 10pm

Estuary Park