KINGWOOD, W.Va. — The third annual Preston County Music & Arts Festival will be held in Kingwood on Aug. 3, with a variety of activities scheduled for people of all ages.
Local musicians and singers will perform from 1 to 9 p.m.
Flutopia and Friends will perform classic and contemporary flute music from 1 to 1:20 p.m., with Wes and Heidi Ridenour of the Jubilee Academy playing classical, folk, bluegrass and rock from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Charles Langford will perform original folk and country from 2:10 to 2:40 p.m. and The OutWaughs will play classic rock and outlaw country from 2:50 to 3:20 p.m.
Festival-goers will hear DC Duos sing classic duets from 3:30 to 4 p.m. and Paul Berger will play classic rock from 4:10 to 4:40 p.m.
Rick Snider and Jeff Cawthon, performing as Back2Vinl, will offer original folk and Christian selections from 4:50 to 5:20 p.m., with Zoriva Corley and Friends playing contemporary tunes from 5:40 to 6 p.m.
Up next will be Peddlers Glory with Nathan Jones, which will provide mountain music from 6:10 to 6:40 p.m., and Shiitake Creek the Mushroom Band from 6:50 to 7:20 p.m.
Entertaining the crowd from 7:30 to 9 p.m. will be festival planners and friends — Paul Berger, Lynn Housner, JoAnn and Tom Peterson, Robin Knotts and Janet Szilagyi — singing hits from the 1960s.
In the event of rain, entertainment will move into the Preston Community Arts Center at 123 Price St.
Painters, potters, ceramicists, jewelers, woodcrafters and weavers will display and offer their work for sale until 6 p.m. Crafters will move to the Kingwood Volunteer Fire Department at 115 Brown Ave. if it rains.
The event is sponsored by the Preston Community Arts Center and the Arts Center of Preston County.
As with past festivals all artists, musicians and vendors have Preston County roots.
For the first time, a day spa featuring hairstylists, a color consultant, a scent specialist, manicurists, pedicurists, masseuses, women’s health experts and fashion consultants will be offered in the Preston Community Arts Center, allowing women to have a mini-makeover as they visit the stations, according to event planners.
Local businesses will offer specials and food will be available from vendors.
All attendees will receive a coupon for 10% off at participating Preston County businesses, good until Sept. 5.
The Kingwood Pool will be open for swimming during the day. A Movie on the Lawn will be shown at 9 p.m. at the Preston County Inn.
For more information, call Housner at 304-441-2315 or Szilagyi at 304-329-1514.