Autumn on the Dryfork slated for Saturday

DRY FORK — The annual Autumn on the Dryfork Festival will give residents of Randolph and nearby counties the opportunity to be surrounded by a tapestry of fall colors while enjoying food, music and fun Saturday.

The event, which kicks off at 11 a.m., will feature chicken barbecue dinners, pig roast meals, live music and more.

There will also be apple butter and apple cider demonstrations done on site. Both will be available for sale. Other activities include face painting and a corn hole tournament.

Musical entertainment will be provided by bluegrass ensemble “Maysville Express,” the North Fork Baptist Church and Job Church of God. There will also be a flag-raising ceremony, a silent auction and a variety of vendors.

“This is the 20th year for the fall celebration, which is an annual fundraiser for the recreation center. A big highlight of the annual event is the musical entertainment,” said Rex Vance, Dry Fork Recreation Center board president. “This year’s featured performers are the Maysville Express, a bluegrass band, and the musical teams from North Fork Baptist Church and Job Church of God. These groups are all proven crowd pleasers guaranteed to bring delight to listeners of all ages.”

Proceeds will go toward maintenance of the recreation center’s building and grounds, athletic field, walking track, picnic pavilion and building a new proposed wellness center.

“Visitors of all ages from all surrounding areas are urged to come on out for the day and enjoy the fun and fellowship amidst the rainbow of colors of the changing fall leaves which cover the mountainsides surrounding the beautiful Dry Fork River,” Vance said.

The festival is located at the recreation center, behind the Old Mill off Route 32 in Harman.

The Dry Fork Recreation Center has been a nonprofit organization since 1998 and volunteers have worked relentlessly to upgrade and build the center into a fully functional wellness park.

The Dry Fork Recreation Center serves the community of Harman and surrounding area.

For more information or to participate, contact Vance at 304-227-4124.