The city of Dunbar will have its annual Fall Festival from Friday to Sunday.
Mayor Jack Yeager will open the event at Friday today with a brief ceremony. Vendors will fill the 12th Street Plaza as they offer attractions from art works to zucchini bread. Special events are scheduled for children, and music will be performed throughout the festival by such artists as Tommy Griffith, Squire Parsons and the band Stonestreet.
The festival on Friday will feature food, arts and crafts and all day gospel music.
At 6 p.m., the Spirit of WV Sternwheeler, whose home port is Dunbar, will make a festival trip on the Kanawha River. From 7 to 9 p.m., Squire Parsons will present gospel music from the main stage.
Saturday begins with the 38th annual Wine Cellar Classic 10K race, which will start at the Wine Cellars on Dutch Hollow Road at 8 a.m. with registration in advance or beginning at 7:30.
A parade will wind though downtown Dunbar on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. The marchers will travel along Dunbar Avenue to 16th Street and down Grosscup Avenue back to the 12th Street Plaza. There, visitors will be treated to Kid's Day events, music by Kaitlyn Lester, and the Roxalana Girls, followed by the Center Stage Game Show along with food and arts and crafts. Saturday evening entertainment will feature Hannah Petersen, Tommy Griffith, Don Gibson, the Velvetones and the band StoneStreet.
The Fall Festival will conclude on Sunday afternoon with two Kanawha River trips by the Spirit of WV Sternwheeler at 1 and 2 p.m. The boat will be docked for boarding at Dunbar Landing, near the 10th Street Bridge. Advance tickets will be available at the City of Dunbar booth during the festival.Dunbar residents, seniors, and veterans tickets are $10 each with $7.50 for children and $12 for all others.