POINT PLEASANT — The 2015 Country Fall Festival Pageant will select nine new titleholders this weekend to reign over the festival Oct. 3 – 4 at the West Virginia State Farm Museum.
This year, the pageant has attracted more than 40 contestants for the coveted titles. Among those, seven ladies will compete for the title of Miss Country Fall Festival.
They include: Kyla Coburn, 18, of Gallipolis, Ohio; Andrea Jones, 18, of Dunbar; Breanna Ball, 18, of Letart; Kelsey Flanders, 20, of Williamstown; Tabetha Laverty, 19, of Huntington; Rebekah Sargent, 18, of Point Pleasant; and Addison Fisher, 20, of Greenup, Ky.
These young women, along with those signed up in the Teen, Ms., and Mrs. division, will compete beginning at 7 p.m. at the outdoor stage at the farm museum on Saturday, Aug. 29.
Earlier in the day, starting at 11 a.m., the children’s pageant is held for girls ages 2-12. There is no admission. The public is encouraged to bring canned food donations.
The pageant is sponsored by City National Bank.
In addition, the farm museum grounds will be open for those wishing to visit the various displays. Those chosen as royalty will return for the Country Fall Festival in October which is a free event for the community and includes Gas and Steam Engine Show, CEOS Quilt Show, Antique Bottle Show, Gravely Swap Meet. Watch the making of sorghum, apple butter and apple cider (for sale). Tour the 30-plus buildings on the grounds and see displays of vintage tractors, a military exhibit, General (the third largest horse ever to have lived), the new Bauer Museum and more.