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Parkersburg is Buzzing with Tradition

by Ashley Lewis

The 37th Annual West Virginia State Honey Festival begins August 26 at Parkersburg City Park.

Founded in 1981, this event helps educate the community about the importance of honey and the honeybee. The Wood County Recreation Commission took ownership of the West Virginia State Honey Festival as a fundraiser in March 2014.

“We invite you to attend this annual tradition,” Vickie Marshall, Show Director said. The West Virginia State Honey Festival is traditionally held the fourth weekend in August. Not only do they offer a great education about the honeybee and honey, but they also have food, entertainment, crafters, vendors and a Honey Princess pageant to offer a little fun for everyone.

The event takes place this Saturday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 13, and free for ages 6 and under.

For further information about this event, email Vickie Marshall at or call (304) 424-7311.

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