The Fulton Fall Folk Festival; it’s a mouthful to say and an eyeful to take in. The festival sweeps through the land encompassing multiple locations. A tour bus might be needed to take it all in, and a tour bus they offer! While most of the events take place between McConnellsburg and Burnt Cabins, the entire county is actually on display for their fall classic. Throughout the area businesses run festival sales and restaurants have daily specials. FFFF, as the festival is affectionately abbreviated, is overwhelming in its scope, but a total blast for the family. Good thing it’s a solid three day festival, because you’ll need every minute of it!
With its focus on heritage there are some great stops at Folk Festival that must not be missed. For starters, the Fulton House Museum, free during the festival and guaranteed to be as fun as it is educational. The Burnt Cabins Grist Mill and Gordon’s Cruise-In Ice Cream are a bit out of town, but are worth the trip. Also, at the fairgrounds are special exhibits that demonstrate the long-lost arts of blacksmithing, grain threshing, broom making, lumber sawing, shingle making, and straw baling. The Fulton County Library hosts a great art exhibit then hosts an amazing book sale and raffle. Winners are drawn Saturday and prizes are usually pretty impressive.
At Folk Festival there is plenty to see and do for the little ones. There is a great petting zoo, farm toy show, flea market & crafts. Kids can register at the Alumni Building for the basketball tournament. For adults and kids alike, there is a pantheon of antique malls, flea markets and makeshift craft vendors advertise special festival deals all throughout town. The Antique Farm Equipment Show at the fairgrounds is not to be missed. There is an outstanding display of antique tractors, steam engines, machinery, small engines, and more. In the evening there are Pick-Up-Pulls.
If you leave hungry from the Fulton Folk Festival it is your own fault. Food is literally everywhere! At the McConnellsburg Alumni Building alone there are apple dumplings, buck eyes, pulled pork sandwiches, ham & bean soup, chicken corn noodle soup, not to mention various cookies and baked goods. Down the road the McConnellsburg Vol. Fire Company hosts its annual Ox Roast while at Green Hill Sewing Club visitors can stop in any time for soup, sandwiches, apple dumplings, and their famous apple butter. The Fulton House serves their amazing homemade beef barley soup and other foods in the large meeting room. Various restaurants and community clubs have tents set up through the festival, and various churches host community breakfasts and lunches
Admission Costs vary and are nominal.