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2021 Cherry River Festival

July 30, 2021 @ 8:00 am - August 7, 2021 @ 11:00 pm

Please join us for “100 Years of Memories” as we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Richwood’s City Charter.

Saturday, July 31 – August 7 at 12 P.M. Grand Opening of “Unlocking the Stories of How the Timber Industry Helped Build Richwood”

Mill Whistle Arts & Heritage Center, Main Street

1:00 P.M. History Comes Alive in Richwood, a presentation featuring Nancy Hart, Confederate Spy, as presented by Lindsay Williams. The recording will be available all week. Mill Whistle Arts & Heritage Center, Main Street

8:00 P.M. – 12 A.M. (midnight) Nightly Swim City Pool, $5.00 Admission

Sunday, August 1 at 12 Noon

First Annual Cornhole Tournament, sponsored by Nicholas Empowerment Corporation. $200 cash prize, trophies and bragging rights. All proceeds benefit the Richwood Community Center and the Biddy Basketball League. Register by 7/26 by phone or check Facebook. Call Emily Boyce 304-619-4426

$20 per team Entry Fee. The winner takes all.

Monday, August 2 at 7:30 P.M.

Announcement of Pretty Baby Contest Winner, Chrissy Bess, Chairperson City Hall Stage

7:45 P.M. Miss Cherry River Festival Queens’ Coronation on City Hall Stage

8:00 P.M. – 10 P.M. Carter DJay Services(FREE) City Hall Stage
8:00 P.M. – 10 P.M. Matt Kiser Band, Street Dance Main Street

Tuesday, August 3 at 6:00 P.M. Until a winner

Corn Hole Tournament, sponsored by Oakford Pool Hall, 1st Place – $100 cash plus gift basket containing a $50 gift card from the sponsor. 2nd Place – Return of registration fee plus gift basket from sponsor, 3rd Place – Sponsor’s gift basket.

Chamber/CVB Parking Lot. Pay registration $40 per team on the day of the event.

8:00 P.M. – 10 P.M. Long Point String Band (FREE) on the City Hall Stage

Wednesday, August 4 KIDS NIGHT

Wrist bands are free for the first 100 people starting at 5 p.m. ages 18 and under.

5:30 P.M. Masquerade Pet Show, Roy Moose & Nancy Casto at the Sculpture Garden
6:00 P.M. “Wings of Wonder” – Three Rivers Avian Center, Hinton, WV – FREE

In front of Richwood Library Mtg. Room

8:00 – 10:00 P.M. The Dukes – FREE on the City Hall Stage
Thursday, August 5 FREE RIDES NIGHT

First 100 Wrist Bands sponsored by Camden Family Health. Next 50 sponsored by Craig’s Auto and Amber and Jackie Lewis.1:00 P.M. History Comes Alive in Richwood presentation featuring Delbert Bailey with a reprisal of Coal Exhibit, “From Mules to Modern Days” in the Sterling Spencer Sculpture Garden Main Street.

6:00 – 7:00 P.M. Snakes of our Region – Roy Moose from the Cranberry Nature Center – FREE located at Richwood Public Library Mtg. Room

6:30 – 8:30 P.M. Reception for opening of Bloomfield Richwood art gallery. The inaugural exhibit will feature artwork by cousins Michelle Rose (professional photographer) and Mark Spencer (paintings, sculpture, ironwork) 17 E. Main Street

7:00 P.M. Exquisite Twirl & Dance In front of City Hall Stage
7:00 – 9:00 P.M. Rope Rescue in parking Lot beside the Fire Station.

8:00 – 10:00 P.M. Solshine – FREE on the City Hall Stage

Friday, August 6th at 1:00 P.M.

History Comes Alive in Richwood presentation featuring Sterling Spencer – Hunter, Soldier, Carver, and Philosopher, as told by his son, Sam Spencer on Main Street

2:00 P.M. Cherry Pie Judging in Richwood Public Library Mtg. Room.
2:00 P.M. “100 Years of Memories” Reception, Alan Barker, Guest Speaker upstairs, City Hall.
7:30 P.M. Firemen’s Parade on Main Street

After Parade Queens’ Autograph Session at Fire Department

8:00 – 10 P.M. 2 Broke Band (FREE) on City Hall Stage

Saturday, August 7th, at7:30 A.M.

Registration for 5K Run/10K Run and 5K Walk-Sculpture Garden

8:00 – 11 A.M. Pancake Breakfast at Richwood Fire Department
8:30 A.M. 5K Run, 10K Run, and 5K Walk, Sponsored by Richwood Area Chamber of Commerce – Contact Mary Jane or Ed Williams-Sculpture Garden

9:00 A.M. – 1 P.M. Antique Car Show – $15 Entry Fee (Top 35 and Specialty Trophies given after the parade) William Shaver, Chairperson Lot behind the old Go Mart

10:00 A.M – 4:00 P.M. Cherry River Craft Show – Nancy Leffingwell, Chairperson located at Cherry River Plaza
1:45 P.M. Antique Car Parade on Main Street

2:00 P.M. Grand Parade, Greg James Grand Parade Marshall – Contact Norma Cogar at 304-644-6155 or Tom Wagner at 304-846-2058 for more information

After Parade

Cherry River Rubber Duckie Race 50/50 Fundraiser sponsored by Nicholas Co. Starting Points. Tickets sold all week of the festival. Contact Chrissy Bess, 304-644-7041

The starting line is Dyer Avenue bridge (by where the high school was). The finish line is Oakford Avenue bridge.

4:00 – 6:00 P.M. Craig Nicholas City Hall Stage

7:30 – 9:30 P.M. Adam Young and Downhill from Here (FREE) on the City Hall Stage

9:30 P.M. Fireworks by Chris Lodge

Mechanical rides provided by R & D Amusements, Rides open Monday thru Thursday 5 until 10 p.m.; Friday 5 until 11 p.m. and Saturday 1 until 11 p.m. Wrist bands ($20) sold are good from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday only.

Updates and changes can be found by visiting the Cherry River Festival website.


July 30, 2021 @ 8:00 am
August 7, 2021 @ 11:00 pm


City of Richwood
Richwood, WV 26261, USA
Richwood, West Virginia United States