2013 West Virginia State Water Festival

waterThis year’s West Virginia State Water Festival is kicking off next week at Hinton, WV.

It is a week-long event, and the festivities will start on Saturday, July 27th with the Charity Night 5k run/walk at Bellepoint Park. This is a fund raising event for the treatment of 9-year old leukemia patient, Ellie Rhodes.

“Pooches on Parade,” a dog show, follows on July 29, while the coronation of Queen Mermaid 49th will be on July 30 at the Ritz Theatre.

Quilting, art, and boat shows are also in the program, happening on July 31, August 1 and 2. There’s also a bass fishing tournament, and a water festival car show on Saturday, August 3.

The festival culminates on Sunday, with Safety on the Blue, Graaham House tours, and a rubber ducky race.

For more information about the festival, visit their website at www.hintonwva.com.