Logan, WV – Thousands of people packed the streets of downtown Logan West Virginia for the return of the WV Freedomfest that ran July 6, 7, & 8. After a short break last year the city and it’s top notch team of officials and friends gathered and made the decision to go big or go home. They delivered on their promise with the return of the festival to the streets of Logan.
Comments from folks on the streets ranged from, “This is the best the festival has ever been”, to “We can’t believe the lineup of entertainment”, to “The rides and games are bigger and better than we have ever seen here.”
Mayor Serefino Noletti, Amber Miller-Vairs, and Stevie Trent along with Joe Eddins at MPE Entertainment all came together to provide an awesome lineup of entertainment to include Thunderstruck: Americas Tribute to AC/DC on Thursday, Resurrection: A Journey Tribute on Friday, and country superstar Mark Wills to close the festival on Saturday just prior to the festival’s signature simultaneous fireworks displays.
Mark Wills, who played at the Logan Theater in 1998 said he was excited to come back and play for the people of WV. Wills is best know for his stacked up hits including, “19 Somethin”, “Jacob’s Ladder”, “Don’t Laugh At Me”, and “Loving Every Minute.” In a chat after the show Wills said he cant wait to come back to WV and would love to perform again at the festival or the local theater.
Local favorites Corey Stephenson, Anderson Road, Jacey Fuller, and A Mile To Nowhere provided great support to the main stage entertainment.
Whether you were there for the entertainment, the carnival, the games, the Ferris wheel, the vendors, the food, wrestling show, the world of wonders side show, old time photos, inflatables, magic shows, or the old time soda, you were sure to get your fill at this year’s festival. The festival officials really outdid themselves and offered many games, attractions, and entertainment, completely free for everyone to enjoy.
“Our hats are off to the people of Logan, WV, The Mayor, Amber, Stevie, the local Fire Department, and all the other volunteers and staff that help to make this festival happen,” said Joe Eddins, Vice President of MPE Entertainment.
The WV Freedomfest looks to make its return in 2018 however, it will be hard to beat the 2017 records that were set. In talking with festival organizers they are confident that they can make each year better than the last and look forward to bringing this great festival to the people of WV and the city of Logan.
Pictures from the 2017 festival as well as meet and greet photos can be found below.