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Jubilee, Firemen’s fest to get underway Friday

From Staff Reports

August 29, 2013
The Inter-Mountain

Fans of fairs, festivals and fun will flock to Lewis County this weekend as two major events take place just a few miles apart.

The annual Jackson's Mill Jubilee will take over the grounds of the historic WVU Jackson's Mill facility Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Crafters, musicians and entertainers of all sorts will be scattered throughout the grounds. The theme for this year's event is "Coming Home."

Admission is $5, and children under the age of 3 will be admitted free.

New to the Jubilee this year is festival royalty. Samantha Weaver, 13, of Morgantown, will serve as the first-ever queen, and her 9-year-old brother Cameron will rule as the king. The two will be introduced at a special ceremony at 5:15 p.m. Friday and then given a tour of the Jubilee grounds.

Many of the traditional food favorites will return to the Jubilee, featuring everything from beans and cornbread to barbecue to corn roasts to ice cream.

Entertainers of the musical variety will be scattered across the facility, and many often just find a shady spot and start an impromptu jam session.

Fact Box

2013 Jackson's Mill Jubilee schedule of events

Friday, Aug. 30

Noon - Gates Open ($5 per person; children under 3 free)

All weekend in the Old Rotary Pavilion there will be open "Pickin' and Singin'" for any performer and seating for our listeners.

All day near the Historic Gate there will be antique engines with Doc Gum and others.

2-8 p.m. - Gilbert Adams, the amazing balloon man. Find his location on the map near the pool area. Sometimes he may be missing, but keep looking (Friday and Saturday only)

Noon 8 p.m. - Heritage arts and crafts, concessions,and Kids' Land open

1-5 p.m. - Judging for Crafters' Award

Featured in the main tent

Noon- 5 p.m. - Various musicians

5:15 p.m. - Introduction of the Royal Court King and queen of the Jubilee

5:30 p.m. - Memorial service

6 p.m. - Leonard and Steve

7 p.m. - Gaining Ground

7:55 p.m. - Presentation of Crafters' Award

8 p.m. - Skip Cherryholmes Quintet (Crafters close booths)

Jubilee Pavilion

9:15-10:30 p.m. - Square dancing (Fun for all)

10:30 p.m. - Gates close

Saturday, Aug. 31

10 a.m. - Gates open ($5 per person, children under 3 free)

All day in the Homestead by the McWhorter Cabin will be General Stonewall Jackson, as portrayed by Steve Cassel (Saturday only).

All day near the Historic Gate there will be antique engines with Doc Gum and others.

10 a.m.-8 p.m. - Heritage arts and crafts, concessions and Kids' Land open

11 a.m.-8 p.m. - Gilbert Adams, the amazing balloon man. You can find him in the pool area in a tent, but sometimes he may be in a golf cart.

11 a.m. - Kids' Land will officially open with a ribbon cutting ceremony by the Royal Court.

Noon-1 p.m. - Native American dancing (See map for location)

3-4 p.m. - Native American dancing (See map for location)

2-3 p.m. Accepting pies for the pie-baking contest at the SLC Building

3-4:30 p.m. Judging of the pies at the SLC Building

4:30-5 p.m. - Pie tasting (Yes, you can sample the pies)

Featured in the main tent

Noon - 12:30 p.m. LC Blue

12:40-1:15 p.m. - Prayz'n Jesus

1:40-2:35 p.m. - Mountain State Cloggers

2:40-3:55 p.m. - Various musicians

4 p.m. - Michael and Carrie Klein

5 p.m. Putnam Family

6 p.m. - Open Rail

7 p.m. - Buck and Co.

8 p.m. - Trinity River (Crafters close booths)

9 p.m. - Close - Johnny Staats

10:30 p.m. - Gates close

Sunday, Sept. 1

10 a.m. - Gates open ($5 per person, Children under 3 free)

All day near the Historic Gate there will be antique engines with Doc Gum and others.

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Heritage arts and crafts, concessions and Kids' Land Open

11 a.m.-3 p.m. - Antique Car Show

1 p.m. - Native American dancing (See map for location)

4 p.m. - The Jubilee Queen and King will draw for the two corn hole games found in the Kids' Land area

Featured in the main tent

Noon-1:55 p.m. - Various performers

2-2:55 p.m. - Soldiers of the Cross

3-3:55 p.m. - Johnny Cochran

4-4:55 p.m. - 4-H Dance Ambassadors

5 p.m. Close - Various performers

6 p.m. - 2013 Jackson's Mill Jubilee ends. All weekend, check out the Model Train Exhibit (at the front of LC Cottage)

- The times and events listed above are subject to change if warranted.

Crafters featuring baskets, jewelry and other artisan skills will be set up at the Jubilee and offering their wares to the public.

Kids Land will also make its return to the Jubilee. There, kids can play in a bounce house, do chalk drawing and play versions of soccer and football.

Also this weekend, the 29th annual Jane Lew Firemen's Arts and Crafts Festival will be happening across from the fire station and along U.S. 19. More than 250 vendors are expected to set up shop for the weekend.

Primitives, glassware, artwork, jewelry and other crafts will be available for purchase at the various stands at the festival, which will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The hours will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Robert Wilt will be demonstrating his chainsaw carving skills during the Labor Day weekend festival.

The Jane Lew Volunteer Fire Department will also be hosting a steak dinner Sunday as a fundraiser for its operations and activities. The cost is $10. Other lighter fare will also be offered.

 
 

 

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