WV Freedom Festival


This year’s festival will include carnival rides, aerial shows and wild animal show along with local favorites Bill France’s Block Party, Talent Show, Lip Sync and Pet Show. Two show of fireworks will be celebrate Independence Day on Saturday night.

The carnival began setting up early this week in downtown Logan.

Carnival rides will be available beginning Thursday in Logan.

The West Virginia Freedom Festival will begin Thursday, July 2, at 6 p.m. in downtown Logan and end Sat., July 4, with a grand finale of two firework shows. Along with favorites Lip Sync, Talent Show and the car and motorcycle shows, new entertainment includes Gambill Amusement Carnival, Galaxy Girl who is billed as the “world’s highest aerial stunt show,” and the Robonosis Stroller Act.

The current schedule is:

• Thurs., July 2

6 p.m. – Booths Open; Gambill Amusement Carnival Opens

6:30 p.m. – DMV stage: Street Players Band; Main stage: Wyatt Turner; The Magic of Speed (McCormick’s); Pet Show hosted by the Paws Squad – State Office Building

Bring your pet to register at 5:30. All pets must be contained and cleaned after. If your pet is not comfortable around crowds, please do not enter. Prizes for: Best Domestic, Best Exotic. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each. Most Patriotic. Crowds Choice. Top Rescue. Mayors Choice. Entry Fee: $25 (All proceeds benefit the Paws Squad). All entries will receive a Freedom Festival Medal.

7 p.m. – Galaxy Girl on Parking Building lot. Sponsored by Xyngular; Wild World of Animals Show (McCormick’s); DMV stage: Freedom Festival Lip Sync Contest. $250 cash prize. You must Dress the part to compete. To enter, contact Bill France.

8 p.m. – The Magic of Speed Show (McCormick’s)

8:30 p.m. – Wild World of Animals Show (McCormick’s); Main stage: Georgia Satellites; DMV stage: Dewey Jeffery Band

9 p.m. – Galaxy Girl on Parking Building lot. Sponsored by Xyngular; The Magic of Speed (McCormicks);

9:30 p.m. – Wild World of Animals Show (McCormick’s)

• Fri., July 3

6 p.m. – Booths Open; Gambill Amusement Carnival Opens

6:30 p.m. – DMV stage – Jim Dillion Band; The Magic of Speed (McCormick’s); Crazy American Contest. Dress up in your best red, white and blue. The contest will be held on the State Office Building Plaza. Bring a crowd! Keep it clean or you will not be permitted to enter. $100 cash prize to the winner. Other prizes will be given to all participants! Hosted by Tug Valley Entertainment.

6-7 p.m. – Main stage: Coal Fired Band

7 p.m. – Galaxy Girl on Parking Building lot. Sponsored by Xyngular; Wild World of Animals Show (McCormick’s)

7:30-8:30 p.m. – Main stage: Mile to Nowhere Band

8 p.m. – Wrestling on DMV lot; The Magic of Speed Show (McCormick’s)

8:30 p.m. – Wild World of Animals Show (McCormick’s)

9 p.m. – Main stage: Andy Griggs; The Magic of Speed (McCormick’s); Galaxy Girl on Parking Building Lot – Sponsored by Xyngular

9:30 p.m. – Wild World of Animals Show (McCormick’s)

9:45 p.m. following wrestling – DMV stage: Corey Stevenson.

• Sat., July 4

10 a.m. – Firefighter 5K Registration at main stage in Downtown Logan. In memory of Mike Urioste

11 a.m.-1 p.m. – Car and Motorcycle Show registration (Hinchman Lot)

Noon – Firefighter 5K awards on Main Stage. In memory of Mike Urioste

Noon-4 p.m. – National Acts load and sound check on Main Stage.

1 p.m. – Booths open; Gambill Amusement Carnival opens

1-2:30 p.m. – Car and Motorcycle Show hosted by Blue Knights Motorcycle Club. Motorcycle show in memory of Greg Eplin. Frank Chirico Memorial Car Show in honor of Scott Epperson,

Barney of Mayberry

2:30 p.m. – Car and Motorcycle Show awards

3 p.m. – The Magic of Speed (McCormick’s); Galaxy Girl on Parking Building lot. Sponsored by Xyngular

3:30 p.m. –Wild World of Animals Show (McCormick’s);

4 p.m. – Military Salute on Main Stage

5 p.m. – Freedom Festival Tennis Camp on Midelburg Island Tennis Courts (Justin Turner); The Magic of Speed (McCormick’s)

6 p.m. – Wild World of Animals Show (McCormick’s)

6:30 p.m. – DMV stage – Daddy Rabbit Band; Main stage – One Horse Town

7 p.m. – Galaxy Girl on Parking Building Lot – Sponsored by Xyngular

8 p.m. – The Magic of Speed (McCormick’s).

8:30 p.m. – Wild World of Animals Show (McCormick’s); Main stage: Trick Pony Band

8:30-10 p.m. – DMV Stage. Hammer Down during and after the fireworks.

9 p.m. – Galaxy Girl on Parking Building Lot – Sponsored by Xyngular

10 p.m. – Fireworks (two shows from Hospital Hill and Water Tower)

10:30-Midnight – Block Party with DJ Bill France

Also available throughout the event will be inflatable entertainment on the DMV lot, Robonosis Stroller Act, Rock Wall climbing and Gold Rush sifting adventure, and chainsaw carving.

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