Marlinton will be full of events this weekend as part of the 46th annual Pioneer Days event, which was postponed from earlier this month following the severe June 29 storm and widespread power outages.
Today, Friday, Saturday and Sunday will feature plenty of what makes Pioneer Days a popular attraction each year, with everything from live music, crafts, games and demonstrations to flea markets, youth events, food vendors and more.
The Youth Parade is set for 7 p.m. today on Main Street, with registration set at 6:30 p.m. at the Mini Park. Following the parade, a concert featuring Juanita Fireball and the Continental Drifters is set from 7:30 to 10 p.m.
Friday will have a large range of activities throughout the day and evening, with the flea market starting at 8 a.m.; horseshoe contests beginning at 9 a.m. at the Mini Park; tours at the Pocahontas County Historical Museum on U.S. 219 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; lunch with music by Jake Krack, Mike Bing and friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; the spelling bee at 2:30 p.m. and history contest at 3 p.m. at the museum; the Frog and Toad Hop registration at 5 p.m. on the gazebo lawn, with the event at 5:30 p.m., including toads, frogs and turtles of all kinds; and the Fire and EMS Parade at 7 p.m. on Main Street in Marlinton. A concert/dance by Mixed Nuts is set from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday at the City National Bank stage, and bluegrass by the Kidd Brothers will be from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Southern States stage.
Saturday's events will include the Jimmy McLaughlin Memorial Antique Car Show from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Marlinton Elementary School ball field; the Fun Dog Show at the parking lots behind The Pocahontas Times, with registration at 11 a.m. and the event at noon; the Antique Car Show and Grand Feature Parade at 1:30 p.m., with lineup from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the ARC Building on Second Avenue in Marlinton; the Hillbilly Hollow Mud Bog at 4 p.m. at Stillwell Park; a concert and dance with City Heat from 7:30 to 11 p.m. at the City National Bank stage; and a bluegrass concert with the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Southern States stage. Many other activities are set throughout the day as well, including Relay For Life fundraisers, arts and crafts and the flea market, which begins at 8 a.m. and lasts until dark.