11th Annual West Virginia Chestnut Festival

11th Annual West Virginia Chestnut Festival

Join us for this West Virginia Chapter event to get to know our TACF neighbors in the South and celebrate the American chestnut. We hope to see you there!

2018 WV Chestnut Festival Brochure

When: Sunday, October 7, 2018

Where: Rowelsburg, WV


10:30 to Noon — Full Breakfast @ River City Café
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. — Activities @ Scenic Rowlesburg Park; Sample roasted chestnuts; browse crafts made from wormy chestnut –Enjoy Ox Roast sandwiches; purchase Chestnut saplings: and meet Chestnut researchers
10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Activities @ Szilagyi Creative Arts Center (Free and Open to the Public); Attractions include the acclaimed WW II Museum; Historic Centenary B & O Railroad Bridges Exhibit; Emporium; Sports Museum.
Noon to 2:00 p.m.Meeting of the W.V. Chapter of TACF @ Szilagyi Creative Arts Center
4:00 p.m. to   5:00 p.m.Chestnut Scientific Program @ Szilagyi Creative Arts Center Hosted by WVU research associate, Mark Double, with Dr. Joseph Nassif.
Featured speakers:

Dr. Jeffrey Skousen is a Professor of Soil Science in the Division of Plant and Soil Sciences (Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design); who also serves as the Extension Land Reclamation Specialist in the Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Unit of the West Virginia University Extension Service.

Amy Metheny is a graduate student at West Virginia University in the Division of Division of Plant and Soil Science.

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Gala Chestnut Dinner Banquet @ Szilagyi Creative Arts Center
Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Wm. MacDonald, Board of Directors, The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF)

To reserve banquet dinner tickets: Email Shirley at or call her at (304) 698-5305.


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