Wagon train en route to “Berry Horse and Carriage Parade”

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. – Spectators will take a step into the past on Saturday, May 11 as an entire wagon train will be visiting the W.Va. Strawberry Festival Horse and Carriage Parade. This exciting and unique parade will move down the 2.5 mile Strawberry Lane at precisely 3 p.m.

Consisting of close to a dozen covered wagons and carriages with an additional estimated 20 individual riders, this special unit is sure to delight all parade goes.

This particular wagon train was organized in 1998 by Marlinton, WV, horseman, E.J. Markum. The group takes one annual weeklong venture annually with a ride through the“Mountain State scenery. Wagon train participants hail from West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Horsemen and carriage owners from any U.S. State are welcome.

For additional information on the Wagon Train, Contact:  E.J. Markum at 304-456-4577.

This year’s Strawberry Festival Horse and Carriage Parade will attract thousands of spectators. Dozens of carriages will be showcased along with equestrian units, individual horse riders and equestrian drill teams. States slated to be represented in the parade are: Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Michigan, Georgia and West Virginia.

For an application or additional information, contact Susie Sheets at 304-613-0103 or by email at wildwood0103@gmail.com. Or contact the W.Va. Strawberry Festival at 304-472-9036 or visit wvstrawberryfestival.com.

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