Annual Fall Festival kicks off on Saturday


It may not feel like it outside, but the fall season is upon us. And that means the town of West Liberty is hosting its annual Fall Festival.

“It’s going to be the biggest event we've had so far this year in West Liberty, so I think out of all the years they've been doing it, this will be the biggest one," said event coordinator, Ashley Montemurro.

The festival will include roughly 70 different vendors, activities for the kids and everything in between.

“West Liberty is going to bring in exotic animals. We are going to have snakes, maybe even a sloth, so it’s going to be pretty cool," said Montemurro. “We're actually going to have live alpacas, so that’s new."

The festival, now in its fifth year, brings in a big crowd each and every time

“I believe there were a couple hundred last year, so we're looking for a lot more this year, we even advertised as far as Pittsburgh, so we're trying to bring them all in."

All the fun will be happening on the street outside the town hall building. Parts of West Liberty will be shut down due to the event. So drivers, plan ahead.

“There will be road closures, so I want everyone to know that,” said West Liberty University Chief of Police Joseph Montemurro. “Route 80 will be closed right through town, though you will be able to get to the University coming up through Wheeling."

The festivies kick off at noon on Saturday.

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