Elizabethtown Festival Offers Holiday Respite

A Charles Schulz impersonator will be present at 2 p.m. Saturday at the 21st annual Elizabethtown Festival along with painted pictures of Charlie Brown characters.

MOUNDSVILLE – A number of special events will take place today and Saturday at the Elizabethtown Festival to be held at the former West Virginia Penitentiary at 818 Jefferson Ave. in Moundsville.

The doors will open at 4 p.m. today and while there is a small admission fee today, admission is free on Saturday. In addition to 44 vendors, demonstrators and exhibitors, there will music by the Crandall Creek Band from 5:30-7:30 p.m., and children’s crafts with Mrs. Claus. The festival will close at 8 p.m. today.

While this will be the 21st year for the festival, it will be first to be held in December, and thus the entertainment will be Christmas related.

On Saturday, the festival runs from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Events on Saturday will include: the singing of carols by Willie Day at 10 a.m.; children in attendance will be invited to have milk and cookies with Santa at 11 a.m.; the Honky Tonk Sweethearts will provide music at 11:30 a.m.; there will be children singing at 1:30 p.m.; a Charles Schulz impersonator takes the stage at 2 p.m.; a sewing presentation will take place at 3:30 p.m.; the final music program at 4 p.m. will be by the Mound City Band.


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