POINT PLEASANT — The 2016 West Virginia Auto Fair, hosted by the New Haven Road Angels car club, is set to take place May 13-14 at the Mason County Fairgrounds.
New to the event this year will be a music showcase, set for Friday from 6 to 10 p.m., according to Ed Carson, a Road Angels member.
The car club hosts the auto fair yearly, and proceeds from the event go to benefit local schools and charities. The event consists of a swap meet, car show and car corral.
The swap meet and car corral will be held Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Indoor and outdoor spaces are available to buy, sell or trade anything automotive. In the past, Carson said there have been parts for hot rods, muscle cars, classics, trucks, drag and dirt track vehicles. The cost of the swap meet and car corral is $25 for the weekend.
Friday evening’s music showcase will offer selections from eight different groups and individuals. They include Brent Patterson and Friends, of Pomeroy, Ohio; the Levi Westfall Band, of Marietta, Ohio; Matt Metheney, of Pomeroy; Dwight Holsopple Jr. of Tornado, W.Va.; Don Stamper and Jerry Spradling, of New Haven; Keith McGrath, of Albany, Ohio; Jake Dunn and the Blackbirds, of Marietta; and Mason Dixon and the Backwoods Brotherhood, of Point Pleasant.
A car show will be featured Saturday. Registration is from 9 a.m. to noon, with awards at 3 p.m. There will be a cash prize and trophy to the Best of Show, with over 30 trophies for other winners.
The entry fee for the car show is $10, which includes the driver’s entry to the entire show. There is also a limited number of indoor car display spaces for $25 that allow the owner to leave the car inside, then bring it out for the show.
Camping with full hookup is available onsite. There will also be door prizes and 50/50 drawings.
General admission is $5 at the gate, and free for children 12 years and under. For more information, phone 304-675-0975 or 304-593-9665.
Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer who lives in Mason County.