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The Village of Barboursville welcomes the autumn season with annual festival

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The Annual Barboursville Fall Fest is set to continue through the weekend with activities for all ages.

Barboursville welcomes autumn each year with a street festival and carnival.

Fall Fest officially started Thursday night with a parade through the town.

This evening, the street fair will open with food vendors, arts and crafts tents and live entertainment along Barboursville’s Main Street.

A carnival of amusement rides will also open tonight. Wristbands to ride the rides can be purchased for $20 per person and include unlimited rides. Individual ride tickets will also be available for purchase.

Guests can also listen to live music on Main Street tonight. The Motown Experience will perform at 7 p.m., followed by Hollywood Nights: The Bob Seger Experience at 8:30 p.m.

Fall Fest will continue on Saturday, with a pancake breakfast at the Barboursville Community Center from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Guests can visit the car show at Barboursville Elementary School starting at 9 a.m.

The Kid Zone will open at 11 a.m. on Saturday for younger visitors. Activities at the Kid Zone include a fire department demo, story hour at 1:30 p.m., a Home Depot workshop at 2:30 p.m. and a visit from the local Batman and his Batmobile from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. All Kid Zone activities are free of charge, except for the inflatables that will be available to play on for $5.

The street fair will reopen Saturday morning at 11 a.m. with a performance from local country-rock group Tom & Brendan Wintz. Music will continue throughout the day with performances from Tower Street String Band, Daniel Miller & Grant Ruth and Fallen Band.

Live music will continue into the evening as local band Hillbilly Hammer takes the stage at 7 p.m.

At 8:30 p.m., country act Trick Pony will take the stage. The band is best known for their songs, “Pour Me”, “On a Night Like This” and “Just What I Do”.

Former Cincinnati Bengals running back, Ickey Woods will also attend Fall Fest to meet with fans and raise awareness for his charity, the Jovante Woods Foundation for Asthma Research. The Foundation is in honor of Woods’ son, who passed away following a severe asthma attack in 2010.

Woods is not only known for his talents on the football field, but for his famous celebratory dance move known as “the Ickey Shuffle”.

There is no entrance fee to the festival and all musical entertainment is free of charge. The festival will wrap up tomorrow night.

MacKenzi Kyle can be contacted at [email protected].

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