So, you want to be a Strawberry Idol? WVSF announces two categories for singing contest with cash prizes

BUCKHANNON — The 79th annual West Virginia Strawberry Festival and Community Care of West Virginia are excited to present Strawberry Idol!

There will be two competition categories this year: youth 13 and under and adults 14 and up. The entry fee is $15 per person, and the competition will take place at the Upshur County Courthouse.

Cash prizes will be awarded in the Finals for the top three in each category, including a $500 prize for first place adult and $300 prize for first place youth. The competition gets underway with ‘Variety’ at 7 p.m. Friday, May 14 and 1 p.m. Saturday, May 15.

Finals will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 15.

Question? Please contact Deborah Wilson by calling 304-457-3978 or 304-997-9129; you may also email her at

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