West Virginia Bass Festival

By: Rachel Withers
By: Rachel Withers

It's annual event that takes the tiny town of Saint Marys by storm, as hundreds of fisherman from across several states prepare to catch dozens of big bass.

The 22nd annual West Virginia Bass Festival kicked early Friday evening, at the Saint Marys marina. About 150 fisherman are registered for this year's tournament, and the boats will launch bright and early Saturday morning.

Organizers say the event is more than just a good time, it also helps boost the economy in Saint Marys.

Connie Dale, Chairperson and Coordinator says, "You bring an extra thousand people into a small town that's normally used to having only a few hundred on the streets, and that's an exciting thing. Our slogan is a small town with a big heart, and we want to show it off this weekend."

Here's a list of some of the entertainers that will perform at the festival:
Friday Night: Squire Parsons at 7 p.m., Jeff and Sherri Easter 8:30 p.m.
Saturday Night: Adam Tucker at 7:30 p.m., McGuffey Lane at 9 p.m.
Sunday Afternoon: Ralph Stanley II at 1:00 p.m.

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