West Virginia's Annual Chestnut Festival

The Great American Chestnut Tree : Exploring Our Roots

Sunday, October 12, 2014


Schedule of Events

10:00 AM - Noon - Continental Breakfast in River City

Cafe - Szilagyi Center

12:00 Noon ­ 5:00 PM
Chestnut Festivities
Rowlesburg Park

* Roasted Chestnuts on grill
* Chestnuts available for purchase
* Chestnut Furniture and items for sale
* Allegheny Treenware items for sale ­ Stan & Sue Jennings
* Chestnut Tree Saplings available for purchase (Subject to availability)
* Displays, Sales, & Sign-ups: The American Chestnut Foundation-TACF 
* Throwing Chestnuts- in-the-Well Contest - Prizes for children
* Music in the Park
* Food in Park Concessions

12:00 Noon ­ 5:00 PM
More Activities
Szilagyi Creative Arts Center

* World War II Museum * Historic B&O Bridges Exhibit * Preston County Sports Museum * Art Studio * 4-H History Room * CAH Research and Reading Library

4:00 ­ 5:00 PM
Presentations: Chestnut Research
Szilagyi Creative Arts Center

*Sponsored by West Virginia Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation (TACF)

* "A Chestnut Documentary DVD" by Thomas Harttung Nassif

5:30 ­ 7:30 PM
Banquet & Keynote Speaker
Szilagyi Center Auditorium

151 YEARS: 1858 ­ 2009

Rowlesburg is a quaint railroad town located on the scenic big bend of the Cheat River, 40 miles Southeast of Morgantown, West Virginia. Take Route 7 East, past Kingwood, and at bottom of hill, turn right onto Route 72 (go 10 miles). From I-68, take exit #23, direction Kingwood (Rt. 26); in Kingwood take Rt. 7 East to Rt. 72

For more information:

Shirley Hartley, (304) 329-1240, shartley812@frontier.com
Joseph Nassif, njn3@msn.com
www.rowlesburg.org, www.rowlesburg.info, www.rowlesburgguide.com

For Banquet Dinner Tickets:

Shirley Hartley, (304) 329-1240, shartley812@frontier.com