Celebrate With Friends and Family at the Oak Leaf FestivalAugust 26, 2011
You’ve already felt that autumn nip in the air. Football is back, and leaves are starting to turn. There’s no better way to mark the season change in the New River Gorge than by attending Oak Hill’s Oak Leaf Festival, taking place through September 4. This year the festival has a jam-packed schedule of events. Here are a few highlights: Tuesday, August 30 Taste of Oak Hill – Local culinary stars will compete to win the hearts (and stomachs) of tasters in the categories of Dessert, Appetizers, and Bread. Anyone is welcome to attend and vote on which delicious treats deserve best in show. Quilts will be on display throughout the venue as well, which is the Lewis Community Center in Oak Hill. The event begins at 6:00 PM.
Thursday, September 1 Oak Hill’s Touch of Talent – Oak Hill’s new amphitheater hosts it’s inaugural event with this community talent show. There are divisions for children and adults, so you’ll have a chance to see a wide variety of talent. Be sure to bring your own lawn chair. This event begins at 7:00 PM.
Saturday, September 3 Oak Leaf Festival Parade – Who doesn’t love a parade? This float-filled line-up goes right down Main Street, so there are plenty of great spots to stop and watch. And don’t forget that the kids will probably catch lots of candy, so bring along a bag. The parade starts at 11:00 AM on East Main Street, leaving from the former Wal-Mart location.
Sunday, September 4 Oak Leaf Harvest and Fireworks Display – The festival culminates in another full day of events and a pretty awesome fireworks show on Sunday. Food, crafts, and a car show are all part of the Oak Leaf Harvest, which take place at Oak Hill High School beginning at 1:00 PM. Later that evening, be sure to look to the skies over OHHS at 8:30 PM for the fireworks. So get out an enjoy this fun community event. See you there!
Here’s the full schedule of events:
Saturday, August 27 9 a.m. — 6 p.m. Oak Leaf Depot Days 9 a.m. Oak Leaf Charity Golf Tournament noon — 6 p.m. Summertime Appalachian Tea Festival 4 p.m. Miss Oak Leaf/Miss Teen Pageant
Sunday, August 28 noon — 5 p.m. Oak Leaf Depot Days noon — 6 p.m. Summertime Appalachian Tea Festival 2 p.m. Kids Pageant
Monday, August 29 6 p.m. — 8 p.m. Kids Media/Fun Night
Tuesday, August 30 6 p.m. — 9 p.m. Taste of Oak Hill & Quilt Show
Wednesday, August 31 7 p.m. — 8:30 p.m. Gospel Sing
Thursday, September 1 7 p.m. — 9:30 p.m. Oak Hill’s Touch of Talent
Friday, September 2 6 p.m. — 10 p.m. Fun Factory Inflatables & More 7 p.m. — 10 p.m. Oak Hill’s Rockin’ with Everett LIlly Band
Saturday, September 3 7 a.m. — 4 p.m. Lions Club Pancake Breakfast 10 a.m. Raising of the Flag and National Anthem 10 a.m. — 4 p.m. Craft and food vendors in downtown Oak Hill 11 a.m. Oak Leaf Parade noon — 2 p.m. Plateau Medical Center Health Fair noon — 4 p.m. West Virginia Firefighter’s Weekend 6 p.m. — 10 p.m. Cruise-In & Street Dance with Taylor Made
Sunday, September 4 1 p.m. — 4 p.m. Music by Time Peace 1 p.m. — 5 p.m. Car and Bike Show 1 p.m. — 5 p.m. Oak Leaf Harvest 5:30 p.m. — 8:30 p.m. Chili Cook Off 8:30 p.m. Fireworks display