The White Sulphur Springs Dandelion Festival will run May 26 through May 28 in downtown White Sulphur Springs. The Dandelion Festival is an annual celebration that is sponsored by WSS Main Street and the City as a sign of appreciation and determination of the dandelion. The gutsy little flower fights its way through velvety lawns, dodges mowers and weed killers, and against all odds it reigns supreme as it blankets the city each spring.
We salute you, our West Virginia dandelion!
Friday, May 26:
3 to 8 p.m. – Vendors, food, and local shopping
5 to 7 p.m. – Gillespie’s 100th Anniversary Celebration (377 W. Main Street)
6 to 8 p.m. – Art Show Opening with a Wine and Cheese Reception ($) in the White Sulphur Springs Library (344 Main Street W.). Music will be provided by Terrance Zimmerman.
Saturday, May 27:
7:30 a.m. – Dandelion Dream Chase 5K. Racers gather at Old Mill Park. Race begins at 8 a.m. and preregistration is encouraged.
8 a.m. – Children’s Fishing Derby at the National Fish Hatchery (601 Main Street). Sponsored by the National Fish Hatchery and the WSS Rotary.
10 a.m. – Vendors, food, and local shopping along Main Street.
10 a.m. – Kid’s activities ($) provided by WV Inflatables at Midland Trail Park (683 Main Street E.).
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Art Show Exhibit at the WSS Public Library (344 Main Street W.)
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Live Music on the Main Stage (697 Main Street E., behind Big Draft) with music by Ben Hersman and the Sons of the Mountains. Sponsored by 50 East Restaurant.
11 a.m. – Walk and Talk like a Chicken at Old Mill Park
11:30 a.m. – Turkey Calling Contest at Old Mill Park
12 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Cruise In along Main Street
2 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Live Music on the Main Stage with music by Richard Hefner and the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys.
5:30 p.m. – Dandy Legs Contest on the Main Stage (697 Main Street E., behind Big Draft). Sponsored by Barnwood Living and Sweet Cedar Soap Company
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Live Music on the Main Stage with music by Kindred Valley.
8 p.m. to 10 p.m. – Live Music on the Main Stage with music by Justin Wells.
Dark – Fireworks, visible from downtown White Sulphur
Sunday, May 28
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Art Show Exhibit, WSS Public Library (344 Main Street W.).
12 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Veterans Luncheon at the Paisley Park Pavilion. Sponsored by the Schoolhouse Hotel, Tootsie’s Place, and the Blue Ridge Lumber Company.
2 p.m. – Veteran’s Memorial Ceremony at the Main Stage (697 Main Street E., behind Big Draft).
4 p.m. – WV Dandelion Festival Parade. Lineup begins at 3 p.m. on Ingleside Avenue.
Visit www.wvdandelionfestival.com for more information.