The eighth annual Sweet Breath of Spring Vidalia Onion Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday in St. Marys, W.Va.
The festival will feature music, food, crafts and activities in downtown St. Marys.
Inflatables will be set up on Washington Street and a $2 fee covers the entire afternoon. There will also be face painting from 1 to 4 p.m. in front of St. Marys United Methodist Church.
Many vendors will be selling food and other items during the festival to raise money for various programs and activities. Other returning events will include bingo, a Vidalia onion eating contest, St. Marys High School Agriculture Students plant sales, Pleasants County Farmers' Market and the annual "Best Pie in Pleasants County" contest and pie auction.
The festival schedule includes:
10-10:45 a.m.: Pie contest entries due at St. Marys United Methodist Church
11 a.m.: Opening ceremony; Welcome and Prayer by Max Powell; National Anthem by SMHS Brass Quintett; Vocal Musical Selections by Denver Adams
11-11:45 a.m.: Pie judging
11 a.m.-7 p.m.: Pleasants County Farmers Market and concessions
Noon: Edgar Little, Eve Light and Friends Band
1- 4 p.m.: Bingo; face painting
1-1:30 p.m.: Pie contest awards and auction
1:30 p.m.: Russell Ahner
2:30 p.m.: Gary Tuttle and Friends of Country Band
3:30 p.m.: Vidalia onion eating contest
3:45 p.m.: Senior Ladies Vidalia Onion Queen Pageant
4:30-6 p.m.: Aaron Gooden and Essential Elements Band
7 p.m.: Vidalia Onion Festival closes.