(08/16/2010)

Youthful performers entertain festival crowd

Kids enjoy park playground
while folks listen to music

Crowd relaxes during Saturday night entertainment

Some of the best regional bluegrass and Appalachian music echoed against the upper West Fork hills during the Fireman's Bluegrass Festival, which just concluded, particularly Saturday's schedule.

Cloggers and local dancers graced the concrete platform, dancing away to the mountain tunes at the family event, which draws campers and spectators from the area and even from out-of-state.

Thrown into the event was county fair contests - kiss the goat and greased pig.

Fascinating forms of transportation
roll in, cloggers flock to stage

The festival kicked-off with some of WV's best storytellers, spinning their yarns.

Calhoun's most famous mountain music man Lester McCumbers attended the event, saying "There's some pretty good pickers and singers."

Perhaps the most notable part of the festival is the relaxed atmosphere, folks bring their favorite lawn chair while some families relaxed with their children on blankets.

Noticeable is campers cooking food around the grounds, and sharing it with those who pass by.

The festival is a fundraiser for the Upper West Fork Volunteer Fire Department.

Upper West fork residents came out of the hollers to watch Saturday night's fireworks display.

Tuning up before performance, youngster enjoys night out


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