2018 Jefferson County African-American Cultural & Heritage Festival Information
Jefferson County African-American Cultural and Heritage Festival will be held on August 17 –19, 2018. The festival this year focus on the 100 anniversary of the ending of World War 1. The Grand Marshals will be selected June 1.
The Friday night program will consist of a gospel extravaganza at the Betty Roper Auditorium featuring the Chosen Vessels at 7pm. Also a youth Block Party will take place on the festival ground from 7 to 10pm. This party is being sponsored by the Jefferson County NAACP Youth Council.
The Saturday activities will include a parade beginning at 12 noon from West 3rd Ave in Ranson to the Festival ground located at 300 South Lawrence St. in Charles Town. Local school bands and independent marching units from Maryland will participate.
The festival ground activities will include pony rides and moon bounce for the children, health fair, fashion highlights, food and craft vendors, public service vendors, demonstrations and music. Local talent will be displayed throughout the festival. The highlight will be the Signature Live Band in concert at 7pm.
The Sunday program will begin with an 8am Niagara Movement Pilgrimage at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park followed by an Ecumenical Service at the Freewill Baptist Church in Harpers Ferry.
All of the Festival activities are free and open to the public.
Vendors may complete the application form included on this website and submit it to JCAACHF with no money by June 30. Vendors will be notified by July 10th if they have been either selected or rejected. The selected vendors will be notified of the required fee. For additional information contact Ann Nawaz @ 304-725-9610
Parade participants may complete the application included on this website and submit it to JCAACHF by July 20, 2018. Participants will be notified by August 5, their location in the parade. For additional information contact Antoinette Ringgold @ 304-728-4629
All others contact: George Rutherford @ 304-725-9610
For Web info: Jcwvnaacp.org or Jcbhps.org