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Fri, May 03 - Sat, May 04 2019

Wildflower Arts and Nature Festival,

Beech Fork State Park, Barboursville, West Virginia, United States Beech Fork State Park, Barboursville, West Virginia, United States

  • About the event

    About the Festival

    The Wildflower Arts and Nature Festival is a 1-day festival showcasing local artists and nature. The event will have an array of Arts and Nature centered activities, such as Art Shows, Guided Wildflower Hikes, Live Local Music, Educational Presentations on Wildflowers, Wildlife, and Nature, and local artisan vendors and nonprofit organizations. This will be the only event of its kind in West Virginia, and the tristate area. While others host Wildflower Walks and Hikes, we aim to present an entire day of nature education and art appreciation.

     

    About the Venue

    Beech Fork State Park is located 12 miles south of Huntington, WV. The venue is close enough to the Huntington metropolitan area to attract city dwellers for a day trip, yet far enough away from civilization to immerse visitors in nature. 

     

    About the Event Planning Team

    The Planning team will consist of Beech Fork State Park Foundation members and outside volunteers. The foundation members are experienced with hosting and planning a festival, as they have been volunteering for the Park’s Heron Fest in October for the last decade. While the Wildflower Arts and Nature Festival aims to be a bigger more in-depth festival, the core principals are the same.

    Why should you sponsor?

    Beech Fork State Park Foundation is a West Virginia charity supporting Beech Fork State Park. Our Wildflower Arts and Nature Festival is a core part of our fundraising and programming. Through the Wildflower Arts and Nature Festival we present nature education to the public during the Festival and throughout the summer camping season. 

    Demographics (based on previous festivals):

    Attendance: 1800 +

    66% are women, 49% between the ages of 25 and 54

    57% of visitors are local, traveling less than 15 miles

     


    Michelle Tabor

    The Beech Fork State Park Foundation is a group of volunteers that are passionate about our park. We are outdoor recreation nuts, retired full time campers, and hard working caring people.

    The Foundation is a group of volunteers dedicated to the conservation and recreation of Beech Fork State Park. Our mission is to support Beech Fork State Park by volunteering time, skills, and resources to promote the conservation, recreation, and use the park and its facilities. We work in partnership with Beech Fork State Park, the WVDNR, and the US Army Corps of Engineers on projects such as trail, park, and facilities maintenance, repair, and improvement, natural habitat preservation, and special park events.

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  • 1001-2500 attendees expected


    34% Male Attendees


    66% Female Attendees

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