One of Area's Most Popular Festivals has Announced it is Not Returning after Nearly Quarter of a Century

By Connect-Bridgeport Staff on May 10, 2022 via Connect-Bridgeport.com

According to The Town of Nutter Fort's Web site's 2022 Newsletter, under "From the Desk of the Mayor," Nutter Fort Mayor Sam Maxson has reports the West Virginia Blackberry Festival's near quarter century run is over.
 
The statement in the newsletter regarding the festival reads as follows:
 
“I am sad to announce we are saying farewell to the WV Blackberry Festival. The heartfelt decision to bring the festival to an end was an exceedingly difficult decision to make,” Maxson said. “We have worked extremely hard to make the festival a success for 24 years and want to thank the public for all their support as well as The Nutter Fort Fire Department, Nutter Fort Police Department, the Public Works Department, the Harrison County Sheriff Department, my fellow council members, the whole Town of Nutter Fort, the Clarksburg Park Board, our volunteers, our many faithful vendors, and my fellow committee members.”
 
Click HERE to see the newsletter.
 
Editor's Note: Cover photo courtesy of Blackberry Festival Facebook page.



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