WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (WVDN) – Mark your calendars — on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., the Freshwater Folk Festival will take place at the White Sulphur Springs National Fish Hatchery.
It will be a fantastic day of fun for the whole family with live music by Richard Hefner and The Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys, The Sea The Sea, Kipyn Martin, Jim Snyder, and The Rust Brothers. There will be food and crafts; a bounce house and pony rides for the kids, exhibits; and hands-on educational activities designed to foster understanding, appreciation and conservation of freshwater resources. Admission is free.
Displays, demonstrations, and hands-on activities will range from wildlife presentations and scientific phenomena to educational exhibits and will be offered by groups such as the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Hanging Rocks Raptor Observatory, the US Forest Service, WVSOM students, and Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society. Tours of the fish hatchery will also be available. Jessica Levine will lead participants in an environmental art activity, and astronomer Michael Rosalina will be there with his solar telescope so festivalgoers can view sunspot activity, which is reaching a maximum this decade.
The day’s music will kick off with The Rust Brothers at 10 a.m.
At 11 a.m., singer-songwriter Jim Snyder will perform with bassist Bob Riggleman and percussionist Scott Logsdon.
From 12:15-1:30 p.m., Kipyn Martin will take the stage.
The Sea The Sea performs from 1:45-3:15 p.m.
From 3:30-5 p.m., Richard Hefner and the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys will perform.
The White Sulphur Springs National Fish Hatchery is located at 400 E Main Street, White Sulphur Springs WV. For more information, call 304-646-0602 or visit www.freshwaterfolkfestival.org, Freshwater Folk Festival on Facebook, and freshwater.folk.festival on Instagram.