The Buckwheat Festival in Kingwood, W. Va. is Preston County’s local fair. The event was held from Sept. 27-Oct. 2, this year.
Connie Wince assists customers as they peruse her hand made jewelry in Kingwood, W. Va. on Oct. 2. The Buckwheat Festival offered various stands and rooms for visitors to purchase local art pieces.
Art Lipstone grills the chicken for the Kingwood Volunteer Fire Department chicken dinner stand at the Buckwheat Festival in Kingwood, W. Va. on Oct. 2. This stand was raising money for the local fire department.
Brandon Coons, left, stamps Maille Reeve’s hand to allow her to enjoy a day of fun on the rides at The Buckwheat Festival in Kingwood, W. Va on Oct. 2. The Buckwheat Festival featured more than eight rides for visitors to enjoy.
The Shaw and Sons Amusements company provides entertainment for the Buckwheat Festival in Kingwood, W. Va. from Sept. 27-Oct. 2. Shaw and Sons traveled to Kingwood from Severn, Md.
The Buckwheat Festival celebrated its 75th anniversary this year in Kingwood, W. Va. The festival is a huge celebration featuring concerts, great food and the Buckwheat Princess. I visited Kingwood on Oct. 2, but the festival kicked off on Sept. 27. This is a homecoming festival that all northern West Virginians mark on their calendars each fall.