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Town & Country Days Set for Aug. 13-20

NEW MARTINSVILLE —  Town & Country Days, Wetzel County’s annual festival, offers a host of fun and entertaining events Aug. 13-20 just east of New Martinsville.

The festival also has a heaping helping of quality entertainment, delicious food, crafts, farm and home displays from the “good old days” and more. The kiddies will love the carnival while all ages will enjoy the tracks events and live entertainment at the stage.

What began as a small barbecue event has grown into a much-anticipated yearly festival made possible through the hard work and dedication of many volunteers and committees.

The Town and Country Days theme is “People Sharing,” which expresses the sentiments of the board of directors.

This year’s Town and Country Days will feature contests including the Pretty Baby Contest, sponsored by Progressive Bank. The contest is open to all children who reside in West Virginia ages newborn up to 36 months old. All contestants must be pre-registered. Mail to: Ashley Greene, 1104 Cherrybrook Drive, New Martinsville, WV 26155.

Also on tap are the Little Miss, Pre-Teen, Miss Teen and Queen’s pageants, and Prince and Princess contests.

Horse shows, fun livestock shows, bingo, ATV drag races, rough truck contests, apple butter making, bingo, euchre, four by four truck pulls, teen dance, horse shoe pitching, teenage games, children’s games, amusement rides are all part of this year’s festival.

Among this year’s entertainment are Diamond Rio, the Hobbs Sisters, Matt VanFossen, Stevie Lynn, Michael Christopher, Cross Roads, and Rick K & The Allnighters.

There also will be opportunities to show off your own talents during the “So You Think You Can Sing” event.

To learn more about all the sights and sounds at Town & Country Days, go online to  www.townandcountrydays.org.

Directions from Wheeling: From the Interstate 470 loop, Exit 1, around the south side of Wheeling exit to W.Va. 2/250 south and travel south to New Martinsville, then east on W.Va. 7/20 for 1.7 miles. Or use Exit1B from Interstate 70, which adds two miles to the distance on W.Va. 2/250.

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