Lock 13 Riverfest Kicks Off in McMechen


McMECHEN — The Wild & Wonderful Lock 13 Riverfest will take place at Riverview Park in McMechen this weekend with a full slate of entertainment for the entire family.

Riverfest will be open to the public from 4-11 p.m. today and noon to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Opening ceremonies begin at 4:30 p.m. today featuring speakers and an appearance by “The Mountaineer.” There will be inflatables for kids, bingo, Texas poker and more. Black Diamond Wrestling will be featured at 7 p.m. Musical entertainment will be MSM from 5-7 p.m., Smoke Daddy from 7-9 p.m. and Mickey Finn from 9-11 p.m.

Saturday will bring a visit from Ohio Valley Batman at noon and a cornhole tournament and bubble wagon at 1 p.m., with inflatables available for the kids all day. Black Diamond Wrestling takes place at 3 p.m., followed by a hot dog eating contest at 4:30 p.m., a kayak race at 5:30 p.m. and bingo, Texas poker and Bobo from 7 p.m. to close.

Saturday’s entertainment features DJ Blackemoore from 2-5 p.m., Brett Mitchell from 5-7 p.m., Stevie Lynn from 7-9 p.m. and Crazy Horse Band from 9-11 p.m.

Food will be available from the McMechen Church of God, the McMechen Women’s Club and the Cheese Melt. The W.Va. Chuckwagon will be serving old-fashioned sodas, lemonades and other drinks.


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