July 12-16: Celebrate 30 Years of Durbin Days!

From Wednesday, July 12 to Sunday, July 16th, you are invited to celebrate 30 years of Durbin Days! This special fair is filled with fun activities throughout the days including music, a carnival, children’s activities, a greased pig event, karaoke, a car show, parades, a 5k run/walk, pet show, tug-o-war, bingo, fireworks, and more! There will also be a wide array of food from burgers and pizza to BBQ’s and baked potatoes. Funnel cakes are a must at the fair and the homemade pork rinds always sell out. Durbin is located just north of Green Bank, about a 2-hour drive from Lewisburg.

Since its inception in 1987, Durbin Days has grown from a one-day event to 5 days of fun and entertainment.

Carlos Jones, who wanted an event for the upper end of Pocahontas County since Pioneer Days happened in the lower end, started Durbin Days. He and his wife, Myrtle, and Kevin and Sharon Greathouse got together and planned a one-day celebration. Since its inception in 1987, Durbin Days has grown from a one-day event to 5 days of fun and entertainment. It has also moved to a larger venue for the carnival grounds and includes events all over town. Durbin Days is a constantly evolving occasion and new this year is a Country Fair, petting zoo, and forestry events! Event organizers estimate that around 4,000 people will attend this July, traveling from all over, including the Ohio Valley.

The biggest draws for Durbin Days is the carnival, free music concerts, greased pig event, and two fantastic parades! Festivities officially start on Saturday, July 1st with a Pageant called “A Time to Remember” featuring DDHF Baby, Little Miss, Jr. Miss, Teen Miss, and Miss Pageant. Events pick back-up on Wednesday, July 12 and here is the full schedule:

Wednesday, July 12:

Durbin Art Center, 1-6pm. Main St

Carnvial & Food and Vendors, 6pm-10pm Festival Grounds. 

Bingo, 6pm-9pm. Pavilion

Pet Show, 6pm. $5 sign up at 5:30 p.m. Depot Loading Platform.

Karaoke, 7pm-11pm. Festival Grounds. Bring a chair!

Greased Pig, 8pm. ($5, registration begins at 7:15p.m.) Town Round Pen

Thursday, July 13:

Durbin Art Center, 1-6pm. Main St

Archery Shoot, 6pm. ($10 registration fee) Town Round Pen.

Cake Walk, 6pm, Station 2 parking lot

Bingo, 6-9pm. Pavilion.

Carnival w/ Food and Vendors, 6-10pm. Festival Grounds

Concert w/ Wyatt Turner, 7-9pm –Festival Grounds. Bring a chair!

The biggest draws for Durbin Days is the carnival, free music concerts, greased pig event, and two fantastic parades!

Friday, July 14:

Durbin Art Center, 9-6pm. Main St.

Afternoon Herbal Tea, 2-4pm. Durbin Art Center, Main Street

Country Fair, 2-6pm. open (Durbin Community Library)

Arts/Craft/Yard Sales, 4-8pm.

Petting Zoo, 6pm. ($2 entry fee to pet animals, $5 to ride pony). Town Round Pen.

Bingo, 6-9pm. Pavilion

Carnival w/ Food and Vendors, 6-10pm. Festival Grounds

Dime Pitch & Dunking Booth. 6-10pm. Festival Grounds.

Fireman’s Parade, 7pm.

Concert w/ Michael Bonnet and River’s Edge, 7:30-10:30pm. Festival Grounds.

Saturday, July 15:

Registration for Horseshoe Pitch & Cornhole Tournament, 8:30pm. Town Park

Horseshoe Pitch, 9am. ($7 entry fee) Town Park

Cornhole Tournament, 9am. ($10 entry fee doubles only) Town Park

Forestry Events, 9am.

5K Run/Walk, 9:30am ($15 entry fee, registration at 9am). Bartow Intersection Routes 250/28/92

Arts/Craft/Yard Sales, 9am-4pm.

Durbin Art Center, 9am-6pm. Main St.

Cruise In & DJ Danny Barkley, 10am-1pm. $10 entry fee. Town Park

Children’s Field events, 10am. near pavilion

Old Time Music Jam, 10am – Pavilion.

Country Fair, 10am-1pm. Durbin Community Library

BBQ Chicken, 12pm. Main Street.Benefits BFD Fire Department

Carnival w/ Vendors & Food, 1pm.  Festival grounds.

Car Parade, 1pm. Begins from fair.

Grand Feature Parade, 2pm. Sponsored by Bennett’s Logging. Line up begins at 1pm at West End of Durbin. Parade awards & gun raffle drawing, 3pm. Festival Grounds

Concert w/ Andy Nelson & Band, 3-5:30pm. Festival Grounds

Bingo, 4-10pm. Pavilion

Tug-o-War, 6pm. Festival Grounds (Men pull against men/women pull against women) $10 per team/5 men or women per team. Registration at 5pm

Concert w/ Hollerwood Band featuring Nina Sharp & Rocky Hebb, 7:30-11:30pm. Festival Grounds

Fireworks, 10pm.

Sunday, July 16:

Community Covered Dish Dinner, 1pm.

Concert w/ Andy Nelson & Band, 2-4pm. Festival Grounds.

For more information about this event e-mail: durbindaysheritagefestival@gmail.com or visit facebook.com/DurbinDays.

– HashtagWV #90, July 2017.

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