Special Events & Festivals

Three parades, many competitions await at Roanoke Fall Festival this weekend

Roanoke Lions Club members dump plastic ducks into the creek at the Roanoke Park to start the Roanoke Fall Festival Ducky Run last year. This year’s event takes place Saturday, Sept. 7, starting at 5 p.m.
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Roanoke always brings its best to its annual Fall Festival, held this year on two days, Friday, Sept. 6, and Saturday, Sept. 7. With three parades, a large variety of festival food and competitions ranging from pizza eating to a demolition derby, Roanoke’s town park will be buzzing with excitement and lots to do.

Mountain Dewe Boys at ASF

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The Mountain Dewe Boys were on the Andrews Summer Festival stage on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 10.

Whole new look

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Face painter Sandy Johnson (left) turns Aria Wohlgemuth, 4, of Huntington, into a feline on Saturday morning, Aug. 10, a the Andrews Summer Festial. Aria is the duaghter of Tyler and Victoria Wohlgemuth.

Parade winners

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The Joy Pleasers Clown Ministry wa sa hit at the Andrews Summer Festival Parade on Saturday morning, Aug. 11, with its bubble bath entry.

ASF children's activities

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Jaysa Tingle concentrates as she holds a pail of water on her head and makes her way down a course with swim flippers on her feet during children's activities at the Andrews Summer Festival on Friday, Aug. 10.

Second ASF royal

Asher Long (right) was named Andrews Summer Festival Cutie King on Friday, Aug. 10, at the festival. He is being held by his mother, Ember Long.

Andrews Royalty

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Vegas Smith (middle) the daughter of Scott (left) and Jessica Smith, was crowed the Andrews Summer Festival Cutie Queen winner on Friday afternoon, Aug. 9, at the festival.

ASF vendors

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Joy Yeiter (left) and Carla Davis, both of Huntington, look at some of the items for sale in a vendor booth at the Andrews Summer Fesitval on Friday, Aug. 9.

Elvis at the Andrews Summer Festival

Photos by Rebecca Sandlin.

Elvis Presley impersonator Mark Stephan entertains the crowd at the Andrews Summer Festival on Friday afternon, Aug. 9.

Andrews Summer Festival 2018 schedule of events


All Day
Permit fee waived for Festival weekend

6:00 a.m. – 3:00 a.m.

3:00 p.m.
Jefferson Street

New events to highlight Andrews festival

Teagan Hall (left) waits for Glenn Fisher to scoop out some ice cream during a free ice cream social put on by Bethesda Freewill Baptist Church at the Andrews Summer Festival last year. This year’s festival will take place Friday, Aug. 9, and Saturday, Aug. 10. T
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The Andrews Summer Festival returns Friday, Aug. 9, and Saturday, Aug. 10, with a slate of events aimed at entertaining children and adults alike.

Julie Newsome chairs the festival’s planning committee and says introducing new events was a point of emphasis for her and the other committee members.

“We’re constantly trying to change things up,” she says. “We, as a committee, think it’s important to continuously offer different entertainment.”

Report champs from 4-H small grains project

Here are the complete results of the 2019 Huntington County 4-H Fair small grains project.

Oats/Container of Grain
Sabil Davenriner, champion, with merit.
Tyler Kline, reserve champion, with merit.

Announce llama pstr. results

Results of the llama poster judging were:

Grade 3-5
Level 1
Red ribbon: Kaiden Vanlandingham.

Hill earns small engine championship

Here are the complete results of the 2019 Huntington County 4-H Fair small engines project.

Grades 6-8
Luke Hill, champion, with merit.

Buyers reward 4-Hers at 4-H livestock auction

The Huntington County 4-H Fair ended with the annual auction on Thursday, July 25, which saw 611 lots cross the block and fetch $207,005 in premium profits for 4-Hers.

The lot and premium totals both declined from last year’s auction. In 2018, a lot of 643 animals generated $222,680 in premium dollars.

In order of sale, individual auction results were as follows: