W.Va. State Water Festival Celebrates 50 Years

Jul 25, 2014

This year marks the 50th anniversary for the West Virginia State Water Festival. The festival kicks off this weekend.

Sandstone Falls is located on the north-flowing new river, 8.5 miles north of Hinton, West Virginia on State Route 26.
Credit New River Gateway

The weeklong celebration in Hinton hosts everything from a Little Miss Mermaid Pageant, to fishing tournament, and grand parade. The event wraps up with a rubber ducky race down the New River, sponsored by a small nonprofit working to restore a historic home in Hinton. 

Here is the full list of events: