ROMNEY, W.Va. — The seventh annual West Virginia Peach Festival will be held Aug. 2, 3 and 4 at the Taggart Hall grounds, 91 S. High St.

The celebration will begin with an opening ceremony by Stacie Land and the Hampshire High School Band Aug. 2 at 11 a.m. and a Rotary Club of Romney grill lunch free to the public. The Flashbacks will perform a variety of music at 6 p.m., with crowning of festival royalty at 7 p.m. Food will be available at that time, including a corn roast dinner by the Springfield Valley Fire Company. A street dance will begin at 9 p.m.

Activities will begin on Aug. 3 with a 5K race at 8 a.m. and a performance by Steel Groovin’ at 10 a.m. Michael the Magician will perform at noon. Glory Bound will entertain festival-goers at 2 p.m., with Raw Country performing at 4:45 p.m. A car show will be held in the parking lot of the Bank of Romney from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Prizes will include a people’s choice top 10 and best of show.

The vintage vehicles will be featured in a parade at 4 p.m. Visitors also will find games and a bounce house for children.

On Aug. 4, High Mountain will perform starting at noon, with Josh Oldaker taking the stage at 2 p.m. and Maysville Express at 3:15 p.m.

All entertainment will be held at the gazebo of Taggart Hall. Craft vendors and a flea market will be featured on Aug. 3 and 4. Available all three days will be homemade peach pies and fresh peaches, along with peach jam, jelly, preserves and ice cream.

For more information, call 681-123-2400 or visit

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