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The West Virginia Strawberry Festival

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, May 16, 2021
1. The West Virginia Strawberry Festival Marker
Inscription.  Rooted in the Great Depression, the first Central Strawberry Festival was held June 3, 1936, in an effort to promote growers from central WV. Organizers hoped to facilitate networking of farmers with outside distributors, to encourage growth of quality berries, and to promote use of idled farmland to stimulate economic activity. Name changed to WV Strawberry Festival in 1959.
 
Erected 2016 by Upshur County Convention & Visitors Bureau, and West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureEntertainment. A significant historical date for this entry is June 3, 1936.
 
Location. 38° 59.488′ N, 80° 13.794′ W. Marker is in Buckhannon, West Virginia, in Upshur County. Marker is at the intersection of South Kanawha Street (West Virginia Route 20) and West Lincoln Way, on the right when traveling south on South Kanawha Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 37 S Kanawha Street, Buckhannon WV 26201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Buckhannon / Frontier Days (approx. 0.2 miles away); Destruction at the Courthouse
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By J. J. Prats, May 16, 2021
2. The West Virginia Strawberry Festival Marker
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); The History Center (approx. ¼ mile away); McClellan's Buckhannon Camp (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jenkins in Buckhannon (approx. 0.6 miles away); Harrison County (approx. 0.7 miles away); George R. Latham (approx. 1.1 miles away); Resting Place (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buckhannon.
 
Also see . . .  Website for the West Virginia Strawberry Festival. Excerpt:
What can I experience at the Festival? We have always been known as “An Exciting Family Tradition”. We have 8 fun-filled days of events for all ages. We have a Strawberry Gift Shop, a Horse & Carriage Parade, Arts & Craft Show at WV Wesleyan College, Food Vendors selling everything Strawberry, and don’t forget the Carnival is here all week!
(Submitted on May 18, 2021.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 18, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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