Marble Fest a Great Success
This year’s greatly-anticipated Marble Festival was a great success with various vendors setting up shop, children enjoying the provided games, guests walking the streets with happy smiles, and of course, marbles galore.
The city of Sistersville dedicated two downtown streets – Wells Street and Main Street – for this event, and each corner was packed out with vendors, marbles, food, and more.
Guests were able to explore historic Sistersville and take a peak into the past at Sistersville Museum. Local restaurants, including the new addition – Bankers Corner Coffee Shop – were open for business, sending festival-goers away with a full stomach. For those wanting a quick bite, food trucks were also on-site, offering various menu items. Sweet, wonderful smells from sweets and treats at one food vendor, Nana’s Pie Shop, filled the festival’s air, enticing guests to stop and grab a bite.
Vendors on-site included many different craft items, antiques, home decor, and other various finds along with the vast amount of marbles.
Marbles of all sizes and color were on display and available for purchase by guests to add to their personal collection. While some marbles could be purchased in sets or in bulk for a set price, one marble catching the eye of a local paramedic was priced at $1,000. This beautiful marble was designed to resemble the Earth.
Also available to guests to peruse was various antiques including Korean War era patches, old children sled’s, lanterns, and more. Many festival-goers were enamored by the finds at this booth.
While avid marble lovers and all those interested walked the streets in search of the one that would catch their eye, children were given the chance to use their imaginations and creativity with the games available.
In addition to the game booths lining the streets, free games including hula-hoops and other traditional games were also available.
Although guests were sad to see everything packed away on Sunday, September 29, they wait in anticipation for the 21st annual Marble Fest weekend.