Harvest Moon Festival ready to rise this weekend

Jared Ream of the Parkersburg Art Center’s Clay Studio works on a pottery wheel at the 2018 Harvest Moon Festival at City Park. (File Photo)

PARKERSBURG — The 2019 Harvest Moon Festival will be held 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at City Park in Parkersburg.

Admission is $3 with seniors 60 and over admitted for $2 and children 10 and under admitted free.

The 57th annual event will feature live entertainment, food vendors, children’s activities and nearly 200 exhibitors and demonstrations. The Harvest Moon Festival is a major fundraiser of the Wood County Recreation Commission with all proceeds for youth recreational programs.

The festival is a juried show with local and regional artists of all media, selling their products and demonstrating throughout the weekend.

The various materials being displayed and worked include wood, candles, tole painting, photography, jewelry, lamps, totes, baskets, wreaths, soaps, furniture, body sprays, food and more. Some of the crafters will be giving demonstrations of their work during the festival.

From left, Tyler Evans, Payden McCoy, Jackson Evans and Bree McCoy watched the “Do Nothing Machine” presented by Roger Riddle with the Wood County Flywheelers at last year’s Harvest Moon Arts and Crafts Festival at City Park. (File Photo)

People attending the festival can vote for their favorite exhibitor by filling out a ballot sheet at a designated area in the festival grounds to pick a People’s Choice Award among the exhibitors.

Truda Mendenhall of TG Paints worked on an ornament at last year’s Harvest Moon Festival at City Park in Parkersburg. This year’s festival is Saturday and Sunday. (File Photo)