Strawberry Festival: May 15th - 19th, 2013
Meet The 2013 Junior Royalty Court!!
2013 Minor Court Selected
The West Virginia Strawberry Festival Board of Directors finalized the list of members of the Minor Court to serve during the 72nd annual festival. One boy and one girl was selected at random from the entries received from each of the 7 elementary schools in Upshur County. Thanks to all the kids who applied, and congratulations to those who were selected.
Buckhannon-Academy: Ethan Dowling and Kyndal Davis
Rock Cave Elementary: Nathan Smith and Keyara Riley
Washington District: Matthew Adams and McKenzie Pumphrey
Union Elementary: Dirk Riley and Savannah Reed
Hodgesville Elementary: Dylan Metz and Victoria Adams
Tennerton Elementary: Darrell Stout Jr. and Breanna Moore
French Creek Elementary: Landon Roby and Shelby Allman
2013 Hostess Princesses
Hostess Princesses Selected For 2013!
The Strawberry Festival Board of Directors would like to congratulate Mariah Stocker and Kristen Cosner for being voted Hostess Princesses for the 72nd West Virginia Strawberry Festival. Mariah and Kristen were selected among 7 entries, in which the girls were asked to explain what the Strawberry Festival meant to them and why they felt they would make a good Hostess Princess.
Board President Vicky Kelley was happy with the results and added, "We are excited to have both girls as Hostess Princesses and look forward to working with them over the upcoming year."
Board Member Charliena Eubank is the Court Director of the Festival and remarked how happy she was at receiving all of the entries. "There was a considerable amount of discussion at our meeting and the vote was quite close," said Eubank.
As the official goodwill ambassadors of the Strawberry Festival, the responsibilities of a Hostess Princess include escorting the Festival Royalty to the various events of Festival week, riding in several parades over the course of the next year and helping with the this year's Junior Royalty and Queen/Teen Queen pageants.
An Exciting Family Tradition
The Festival is a unique, traditional celebration to promote the strawberry harvest.
Enthusiastic volunteers provide good, family style entertainment that offers exciting educational and cultural events for everyone.
Children and adults alike will enjoy the fun and thrills of the carnival. Take a stroll through the arts and craft exhibits, quilt show, photography show, or the souvenir shop. Enjoy the variety of Main Street and Courthouse entertainment or stop by the band competition, car show, strawberry auction, or your favorite sporting event. You won't want to miss the huge block parties of entertainment on Main Street on Friday and Saturday nights.
Come join us and you'll discover that there is no better way to begin your summer!
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Please be advised that all events listed on this website are subject to change. Please contact the WV Strawberry Festival office if you have any questions.