Tygart Lake welcomes guests to annual Fall Fest

TAYLOR COUNTY—This weekend the sweet aromas of freshly made apple butter will be filling the air at Tygart Lake State Park.

The Tygart Lake State Park Foundation would like to extend an invitation to the community to join them for their 11th Annual Appalachian Fall Festival, on Saturday, September 15.

Festivities are scheduled to kick off around 9:00 a.m. and go on until 7:00 p.m., with plenty for everyone to see and do.

In the lodge crafters will be set up out front and in the upstairs area, while spinners will be in the lobby demonstrating how to spin yarn.

Throughout the day, attendees will notice a sweet smell floating through the air, as volunteers work to stir homemade apple butter.

The foundation will be selling the sweet treat for $6 a pint and will also have samples to try.

The festival will also host a variety of vendors that will be set up with a wide array of items.

Vendors from Thirty-One, Arbonne, Paparazzi, Kindred Vibes and more will be set up showcasing their items.

There will also be vendors at the festival selling homemade items such as quits and crafts.

If you’re a vendor and would like to showcase your items there are still tables available on a first-come first-serve basis.

The cost is $25 without electricity or $30 with electricity. To reserve a table please call Lindsey Yost at 304-669-1350.

Attendees will also be able to participate in a silent auction and, weather permitting, there will be hayrides to enjoy.

The hayrides are free to enjoy, but the foundation will be accepting donations.

According to Vice President Jenny Bobela all proceeds from the event go back into the upkeep and maintenance of the park.

“Please stop by and show your support for your local park,” she expressed. “There will be something for everyone to enjoy.”

Bobela revealed that one project donations will be going to is a gazebo in memory of Mick Elsey, who passed away a few months ago.

“One of his wishes was to have a gazebo at the park with a kitchen for the community to enjoy,” she explained. “All of the money raised from upcoming events will go to make his wish a reality.”

To help with the project, plans are underway for the Tygart Lake State Park Foundation’s Annual Terror on the Tygart haunted hayride.

Organizers revealed that this year they plan to bring some new and spooky additions to the annual event.

So, be sure to keep an eye out in upcoming editions of the Mountain Statesman for more information regarding the Haunted Hayride.