The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

August 21, 2013

Oak Leaf Festival — Scheduled of events

From Staff Reports

OAK HILL — The 15th annual Oak Leaf Festival will kick off on Thursday with a wine and cheese tasting at the White Oak Country Club and will continue through Labor Day weekend.

Organizers of the annual affair have another jam-packed event scheduled for 2013. The theme for the year’s festival is “Celebrating 150 Years of Mountainous Beauty,” tying in with the state’s sesquicentennial celebration.

Attractions for the whole family are planned throughout the duration of the popular festival, including Depot Days, a Firefighters’ Weekend and lots of contests.

15th annual Oak Leaf Festival ($ = fee)

Aug. 22-Sept. 1


Thursday, Aug. 22

5-8 p.m. — Oak Leaf Wine & Cheese Tasting, $, White Oak Country Club, Country Club Road

Saturday, Aug. 24

9 a.m.-6 p.m. — Oak Leaf Depot Days, Lewis Community Center

4 p.m. — Miss Oak Leaf/Miss Teen Pageant, $,  Oak Hill High School auditorium, Oyler Avenue (Miss Oak Leaf winner to go to Fairs and Festivals Pageant)

Sunday, Aug. 25

noon-5 p.m. — Oak Leaf Depot Days, Lewis Community Center

2 p.m. — Kids’ Pageant, $, registration 1:30 p.m., Oak Hill High School auditorium

Tuesday, Aug. 27

7-9:30 p.m. — The Lilly Mountaineers, amphitheater beside City Hall (bring lawn chairs; rain location Historic Oak Hill School, 140 School Street)

Wednesday, Aug. 28

7-8:30 p.m. — Gospel sing, Oak Hill Church of the Nazarene

Thursday, Aug. 29

6-8 p.m. — Oak Hill’s Touch of Talent (talent show) — amphitheater beside City Hall (bring lawn chairs)

Friday, Aug. 30

6-10 p.m. — Fun Factory Inflatables & More, $, city parking lot, Chase Bank

7-9:30 p.m. — Oak Hill’s Rockin’ with “Switch,” amphitheater beside City Hall (bring lawn chairs)

Dusk — intermission for Parade of Lights, Main Street (sponsored by Fayette Awning)

Saturday, Aug. 31

Fun Factory Inflatables & More, $, city parking lot, Chase Bank

7-10 a.m. — Lions Club Pancake Breakfast (sponsored by Oak Hill Lions Club), Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Oyler Avenue

10 a.m. — Raising of the flag and national anthem, amphitheater, Main Street (live performances during the day)

10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Crafts and food vendors, downtown Main Street

11 a.m. — Oak Leaf Parade, Main Street

12 noon-2 p.m. — Plateau Medical Center Health Fair, Lewis House lawn, Main Street

12 noon-4 p.m. — West Virginia Firefighters Weekend, Collins Football Field, Central Avenue

6-9:30 p.m. — Cruise-in and street dance featuring opening act Elvis impersonator and main act Beach Nite Band (formerly the Collegians), amphitheater, Main Street (bring lawn chairs; rain location, Historic Oak Hill School)

Sunday, Sept. 1

1-5 p.m. — Car & Bike Show, Oak Hill High School, Oyler Avenue

5:30-8:30 p.m. — Chili Cook Off, Fayette Institute of Technology, Oyler Avenue

8:30 p.m. — Fireworks display, Oak Hill High School, Oyler Avenue (rain date, Monday, Sept. 2)

Wednesday, Sept. 11

Dusk — 6th annual Oak Leaf Parade of Honor (memorial ceremony to follow at Collins Football Field)

Sponsors — City of Oak Hill; Jan-Care Ambulance Service; New River Gorge Convention & Visitors Bureau; AmherstMadison; Jim Lively Insurance, Oak Hill; Bessie’s Floral; Oak Hill Fire Department; Wendy’s: Fayette County Commission; Plateau Medical Center; Tyree Funeral Home; Co-Mac; Whipple Company Store; Vinyl Destinations; Chase; Atha-Rader Business Services; Fayette Awning & Glass

For more information, call 304-465-5617 or 800-927-0263 or visit