Ansted Hometown Heritage Festival hoping to use fairs and festivals money to help make next year even bigger

ANSTED, WV (WOAY) – On Monday, Governor Justice announced that the state would be giving $1.3 million to fairs and festivals that were cancelled across the state.

This will be big for small local festivals like the Ansted Hometown Heritage Festival.

Festival chairman Jim Campbell says it will help with fundraising for next year’s event as the future is still uncertain.

“We need some way to be able to raise funds to hold next year’s festival and we start in September, so with the outlook of the future it’s fairly bleak of us being able to do any fundraising, so the news from the governor would be great news to help us plan for next year,” Campbell said. 

Individual festivals have not been told how much they will receive.

Anna Saunders
Anna Saunders is a weekend reporter for WOAY. With a diploma from Princeton Senior High School and a mother from Fayette County, she is no stranger to the area. She received a degree in Media Arts and Design from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and wanted to return home to start her career as a reporter.