"It's always a good time, I'd say I enjoy it as much as the kids do," she said as she enjoyed her complimentary cone.
Although the ice cream was the main attraction, attendees could participate in free archery lessons from the West Virginia Bow Hunters Association, see a woodworking demonstration by master woodturner Byron Young, make children's crafts provided by Fountain Hobby Center, or contribute artwork to the water-coloring wall.
For those who were in the mood for more than just ice cream, vendors were there selling other festival foods like cotton candy, funnel cake and fresh-squeezed lemonade. Others offered more substantial fare like pulled pork sandwiches and baby back ribs.
The West Side Market offered Southern-style favorites like fried green tomato sandwiches and grill-roasted corn on the cob.
As Coal Train played a cover of Old Crow Medicine Show's "Wagon Wheel," Sam Lucas, 7, of Charleston, sat at his mother's feet under a shady eating his ice cream cone.
Sam said he had ended up choosing vanilla, but it had been a tough choice.
"I thought about chocolate for a minute but it was hard because ice cream really is one of my favorites though," he said as his cone dripped down his hand onto his yellow Batman T-shirt.
"It's the best really. There's nothing better than ice cream."
Contact writer Charles Young at charles.yo...@dailymail.com or 304-348-1796.