The Magnolia Fair Festival Returns This Week!




Bringing the Fun to Town!


People in the town of Matewan wanted to see their town grow and develop. They also wanted to bring fun for people throughout Mingo County to enjoy. What’s something they are doing to accomplish these goals? The Magnolia Fair Festival!


Something for all ages, every single day!

The Magnolia Fair Festival will kick off on June 15th featuring a gospel sing at 6pm on the main stage. On June 16th the first half of the Magnolia Fair Festival Pageant will take place, with the Little Miss Magnolia Pageant for ages newborn to twelve.


On the 17th, the spotlight will be on music, with musician Josh Addair taking the stage at 7:45pm, and on the 18th, the pageant will continue3.69 with the Miss Magnolia pageant, as well as special categories for women ages 30-39, 40+, and a special Mrs. category. This will be followed with a performance from Adam Parker and the Bourbon Cowboys, and the evening will conclude with a fireworks display at 10:15 pm.


Also, Friday and Saturday will offer performances from the Big Fun Circus. The Pork Chop Revue, as seen on America’s Got Talent, will have shows daily!.


The festival will feature a variety of vendors, and carnival rides will be available every single day– something that was a dream for the organizers last year, who hoped to incorporate a carnival into the event.


Matewan Mayor Matt Moore says he is very excited to be able to bring back the Magnolia Fair to the town of Matewan,” He says. “My main goal when becoming mayor was to bring life back to Matewan.” Matt, alongside his council and town recorder, have worked tirelessly to bring this event back to Matewan and they hope to see folks enjoying themselves in downtown Matewan.


So much will be happening in downtown Matewan at the Magnolia Fair Festival this year! To find more details about the daily events schedule and fair ticket costs, check out their Facebook page.


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