South Charleston’s Heritage Days Festival this weekend

Staff report

South Charleston’s second Heritage Days Festival will be held at noon on Saturday, Sept. 26, with an Antique Tractor Parade kicking off events.

Several descendants of the Buffenbarger family, one of South Charleston’s early settlers, will serve as grand marshals, riding in a Model T Ford.

The parade route will begin at the curve of State Route 41 at the south end of town (near the former staircase factory) and proceed north on Church Street, west on U.S. Route 42, south on Chillicothe Street, and then west on Mound Street to the DT&I Depot and Log Cabin.

“Simply Blest” and “Glenn Parks Banjos” will present live music Saturday afternoon. Gingerbread, bean soup, and sandwiches will be available for purchase, and vendors will offer a variety of items.

The festival will close at 7 p.m. Saturday and re-open from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27.

The Springfield Dulcimer Club will perform Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. with a community gospel choir tentatively scheduled to follow.

The National Kiddie Tractor Pullers Association will have activities set up near the curve on High Street along with kiddie train rides available.

A 1929 community quilt will be on display inside the log cabin. This quilt offers a fascinating glimpse of the residents and businesses in 1929 and is in beautiful condition.

Staff report