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Taste of Our Towns Festival
October 8 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Taste Of Our Towns (TOOT) festival is an annual event that will take place on Saturday, October 8, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Thousands of residents and visitors from across the region gather on the streets of historic downtown Lewisburg, West Virginia to sample delicious food from local restaurants, civic clubs, and nonprofit organizations.
However, TOOT is much more than a food festival. In addition to food vendors, the festival also features multiple entertainment stages, traveling performers, and much more. The shops in downtown Lewisburg are also open during the day.
The Carnegie Hall Stage will feature Blue Steel (11 a.m. – 12 p.m.), Hello June (12:15 – 1:15 p.m.), and The Shootouts (1:30 – 3 p.m.) and the WV Renaissance Festival will provide performances throughout the day at the corner of Washington and Church Streets.
New for TOOT 2022, the Carnegie Hall Art Block will feature 14 of Carnegie Hall’s teaching artists working in clay, fiber, glass, pyrography and woodturning, as well as a soap maker, a basket weaver and a barn quilt artist. There will be multiple live demonstrations throughout the festival, including turning a wood pen, weaving a basket and wood burning a landscape. Visitors to TOOT will also be able to participate in a silent auction for multiple handmade items. Watch as Carnegie Hall brings the arts to life during this special event feature.
Other scheduled entertainment includes a strolling violinist, photo booths, face painting, a balloon artist stilt walker, Trillium Performing Arts performances, ukulele music, WV Department of Tourism traveling exhibit, an electric jeep display, and more.
And the galleries in Carnegie Hall will be open! A great jazz duo, Penn and Hoffman, in Carnegie’s Lobby Gallery with Susanna Robinson and Sherri O’Day will be in the Old Stone Room, as part of the art receptions for the last month of Carnegie’s Fall Art show. The Museum of Natural, Technological and Sociological Wonders Exhibit Curator and Creator Steven Hutchins will be in the Museum Gallery. Please visit!
Radio Greenbrier will provide its 103.1FM live feed and “The Bear” mascot will be on location.