NEW CUMBERLAND – Fall is upon the Ohio Valley, and the annual New Cumberland Fall Riverfest helps kick off the season with a weekend of activities.
This year’s festival kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday with the Riverfest 5K Walk and Run, with proceeds benefiting Oak Glen High School Athletics.
Mayor Will White is due to greet residents and visitors to the festival, which includes 40 vendors and performances along River Avenue, followed by a performance by the Oak Glen High School Band.
The Riverfest Arts Show, featuring the works of many local artists, will be on display throughout the weekend.
Organizers also plan to paint pumpkins and bouncy houses for local youth, as well as a Zorb maze and ax throwing.
The annual auto show will be set up from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday on the fire grounds.
Entertainment will include Kent Cox at noon, Michele’s Dance Studio at 1:30 p.m., Easy Street Band at 3:00 p.m., Led Foot Lover at 5:00 p.m. and Eli and the Mojo Kings at 6:45 p.m., all leading up to a fireworks display. .
Sunday activities open with a church service at 11 a.m., featuring music by Christian band Redwood.
The Little Miss New Cumberland pageant will bring local youth to the stage from 1 to 1:30 p.m., followed by performances by the dance group Express Your Talent and the West Liberty Steel Drums.