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W.Va. State Water Festival Celebrates 50 Years

Sandstone Falls along the New River

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

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: