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TCFA Offers Seasonal Staples, Plans Baked Steak Dinner

By Staff | Oct 14, 2020

The Tyler County Fair Association has been selling seasonal staples such as cornmeal and apple butter at its information booth, located at the Tyler County Fairgrounds. The booth will be open again, with the addition of sorghum, Oct. 17 and 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Despite the COVID-19 related cancellation of its 2020 Middle Island Harvest Festival, the Tyler County Fair Association is attempting to still offer a bit of fall tradition to the communities it serves. Lately, fair association members and supporters have been hard at work producing seasonal staples such as corn meal and apple butter. The products were available for sale the weekend of Oct. 3-4 at the TCFA information booth, located at the fairgrounds, with further sales anticipated upcoming weekends. Prices are $6 a quart, $4 a pint, and $2 for a half pint. Also available are pints of sugar free apple butter, at $4 each.

Cornmeal has also been for sale for $3.

“We wanted to be able to have the harvest festival this year, but unfortunately, West Virginia’s fairs and festivals are still under restrictions, placed by the governor, due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” TCFA President Andy Weekley stated.

“We know there are plenty of disappointed folks in the community who were looking forward to the annual wholesome, family-friendly activities the Middle Island Harvest Festival offers. We were disappointed as well. Furthermore, just because the festival is cancelled, it doesn’t mean the sorghum didn’t need to be harvested. With this in mind, the TCFA decided to continue with certain traditions, such as the production of apple butter and sorghum, as well as the sale of these products.”

Weekley said specific times of upcoming sales would be posted on the TCFA’s Facebook page, as well as published in the local newspapers. The products will definitely be available for sale Oct. 17 and 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The TCFA is also excited about offering baked steak dinners on Sunday, Oct. 18. The dinner is takeout only from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Details are forthcoming.