A member of the Jackson's Mill Jubilee organizing committee said gates may open earlier this year to allow patrons to take in the breakfast bar.
The Jubilee, which is scheduled for Aug. 31 and Sept. 1-2 at WVU Jackson's Mill in Lewis County, typically starts at 10 a.m. on the weekend hours. But lines at the gate and at Mount Vernon Dining Hall have the committee revisiting those starting times.
"We may have to change those times because people are really wanting to go to the breakfast buffet," Debbie Garrett said at Monday's meeting of the Lewis County Commission.
Garrett, who serves as the craft chairperson and the committee secretary, said attendance at the 2011 event was down a bit. She mostly attributed that to the extreme heat over the Labor Day weekend and because West Virginia University and Marshall were playing football on that Sunday in Morgantown.
She said more than 20 crafters have already pledged to come to this year's event, including a man who makes hand-hewn bowls.
"I have emails from crafters every day," she said. "I have more who are calling me."
Last year's event featured more than 100 crafters, along with 21 vendors and another 26 attractions.
Despite the decrease in attendance, Garrett said the event is in "great" financial shape. She said the organizers are planning a variety of new events and attractions to lure patrons through the gate. She said those events will be released to the public as soon as all of the details are arranged.