2009 New Deal Festival Schedule of Events

2009 New Deal Festival


1:00  Tea with Eleanor Roosevelt  (this event is full)

5:00 p.m. – Arthurdale High School Reunion & 75th Anniversary Dinner ($18 reservations only),

New Deal Festival Map

New Deal Festival Map. (Click to zoom in)

8:00 p.m. – Old-Time Square Dance & Oldies Sock Hop ($4 at the door)


$5.00 General Admission
(Children 12 and under free)
In the event of inclement weather, the outdoor events will be held in the Arthurdale School Gym.

8:00 a.m. – Flag Ceremony (Honor Roll)

8:00-10:00 a.m. – Breakfast and Gospel Sing (Community Church Social Hall)

8:00 a.m. – Craft Market Opens (Center Square)
Artisan Demonstrations Begin (Center Square)
Shuttle Bus (Continuous Runs – Center Square, Inn, Church, School)

9:00 a.m. – Beth Bonner Memorial 5K Run/2 Mile Walk (E-15 Homestead)
AHI Craft Shop Opens (AH Center)
Forge Demonstrations (AH Forge)
Museum Buildings Open with Museum Theater by Fairmont University
New Exhibits (Administration Building):

  • 1930’s Textile Exhibit
  • New Deal Communities Exhibit
  • Annabelle Urbas Mayor Exhibit
  • Federal One Poster Exhibit

10:00 a.m. – Antique Car, Truck &Tractor Show Registration (E-15 Tent)
Horseshoe Pitching Demonstration & Matches (South Lawn)
Children’s Field Day (Church Lawn)
Homesteader Wall of Families Exhibit (School Gym)
Student Art Exhibit (School Gym)
Signature Quilt Unveiling and Signing (Inn)
WV & Regional History Collection Arthurdale Exhibit (Inn)

10:30 a.m. – Homesteader Panel Discussion (Inn)

11:00 a.m. – Chicken Dinners and Festival Food (Center Hall)
Music: The Riggins Brothers (AH Center)
Guided Tours of the Arthurdale Inn (Inn)
Antique Car, Truck & Tractor Show Opens (South lawn)
Marionette Performance (Church lawn)
Ruby Read Mobile library (Various locations)

11:30 a.m. – Fiddle Demonstration and Workshop (School Gym)

12:00 p.m. – Hay Wagon Rides Begin (South lawn)
75th Anniversary Postal Station Opens (Center Hall)

12:30 p.m. – Square Dancing Demonstration and Workshop (School Gym)

12:45 p.m. – Tom Davis Scholarship Awarded (AH Center)
Hall of Fame Award Announced (AH Center)

1:00 p.m. – Roosevelt Speaks (AH Center)
Driving Tour Unveiling and Antique Car Rides (AH Center)

1:30 p.m. – Clogging Demonstration and Workshop (School Gym)

2:00 p.m. – Music: Elmer Rich & Friends (AH Center)

2:30 p.m. – Marionette Performance (South lawn)
TBA Demonstration and Workshop (School Gym)

3:00 p.m. -75th Anniversary Group Picture (E-15 Homestead) (All Welcome)

3:30 p.m. – Music: Falling Run Bluegrass Band (AH Center)
TBA Demonstration and Workshop (School Gym)
Antique Car, Truck, & Tractor Show Prizes Announced (E-15 Tent)

4:00 p.m. – Marionette Performance (Center Square)
Shuttle Bus Runs End and the Inn and School Gym Close

5:00 p.m. – Time Capsule Ceremony (AH Center)
5:30 p.m. – Festival Ends

SUNDAY, JULY 12, 2009

Homecoming Picnic
The community is also invited to the homecoming picnic at the Arthurdale Community Presbyterian Church following services on Sunday, July 12.  Covered dishes are welcomed.