The Times West Virginian

July 14, 2013

Crowd turns out to enjoy arts: VIDEO AND PHOTOS

Heston Arts and Music Festival raises funds for United Way

By Jonathan Williams
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — After a week of rain, Marion County crowds took advantage of the sunlight over the weekend just in time for the annual Heston Arts and Music Festival, though the weather took its dues Saturday with a brief storm that did little to dampen spirits.

“So far today, we’ve exceeded expectations,” said John Provins, events director for Heston Farm. “This is a crowd we would be proud of.”

Entering its second year, the HAM Festival is the brainchild of Heston Farm owners Mickey Heston and Julie Smith along with Provins. The name not only describes what the event is all about — arts and music — but is a sly reference to the pig-shaped bottles of corn whiskey sold by Heston’s Pinchgut Distillery.

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