Top 20: Reason #7 (2016)

We’re almost done counting down the Top 20 reasons to visit New Deal Festival with your family and friends!

7. You can meet Sam F. Stack and get your copy of his new book, The Arthurdale Community School: Education and Reform in Depression-Era Appalachia signed. Autographing begins at 1pm by the Craft Shop porch.
Learn more about the book from one of our festival sponsors, WBOY TV:


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Top 20: Reason #8 (2016)

Reason #8 you will enjoy our New Deal Festival….
8. Come listen to our first musical act, Dave Dahl! He is a performer with the mission of keeping square dancing alive. In the past he’s called square dances in Arthurdale. He says “If you square dance regularly, you will live 10 years longer.” At 79, we think that’s working just fine for him.

Top 20: Reason #9 (2016)

We’re already in the single digits – New Deal Festival is in 9 days!
On to the next reason you & your family will enjoy New Deal Festival.

9. Our expanded kids activities! There’s a brand new tent this year with more old-fashioned kids games and activities, as well as the usual farm petting zoo and hay rides.
Don’t miss the Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia and their wild bird ambassadors. Play more games at the Friends of Deckers Creek, theWest Virginia Family Grief Center, and the Literacy Volunteers of Monongalia and Preston Counties tables.