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Oglebayfest celebrating 40 years

Oglebayfest is celebrating 40 years this weekend. The festival includes live music, authentic food, art, vendors and more.

Oglebayfest is celebrating 40 years this weekend.

The festival includes live music, authentic food, art, vendors and more.

It is also Ohio County's fair, where 4-H club members will be competing.

A parade is scheduled for Saturday morning, fireworks will be set off in the evening, and this year the live entertainment at the Rathskeller begins earlier at 4:30 pm.

This festival started in 1978 and leaders say it's really grown in to something big.

"Oglebayfest is Wheeling's homecoming. Other communities don't have a celebration. It's different to some people. Some like the Rathskeller, other love the artist market,ā€ said Erik Janelsins, president, Oglebay Foundation.

"With that, we have 86 different vendors from here selling their products from paintings, jewelry, pottery, woodwork, gourmet market which has all kinds of treats,ā€ said rick Morgan, director, Oglebay Institute.

There's also a trolley that can get you around.

For a schedule of activities, click here.


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