[caption id="attachment_13795" align="alignleft" width="600"]<a href="http:\/\/pocahontastimes.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/25\/2016\/09\/IMG_7236.jpg"><img src="http:\/\/pocahontastimes.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/25\/2016\/09\/IMG_7236.jpg" alt="Long lines formed in front of the RoadKill Cook-off booths Saturday as visitors waited to taste the culinary creations found only at this one-of-a-kind festival. For more photos from the event, turn to page 10. Photo courtesy of Tom Walker" width="600" height="316" class="size-full wp-image-13795" \/><\/a> Long lines formed in front of the RoadKill Cook-off booths Saturday as visitors waited to taste the culinary creations found only at this one-of-a-kind festival. For more photos from the event, turn to page 10. Photo courtesy of Tom Walker[\/caption]\r\n\r\nSuzanne Stewart\r\nStaff Writer\r\n\u00a0\r\nThe streets of Marlinton were lined with vendors selling food and wares during the Autumn Harvest Festival Saturday.\r\n\r\nIndividuals sold their handmade items, organizations sold tickets and goodies to raise funds for goodwill trips, and civic groups and small businesses sold both sweet and savory treats for adventurous palettes.\r\n\r\nThe crowd enjoyed longtime favorites like the Marlinton Lions Club\u2019s pork barbecue sandwiches, New Hope Lutheran Church\u2019s baked potatoes, Marlinton Woman\u2019s Club\u2019s kettle corn and the Marlinton Rotary\u2019s pork rinds, as well as newcomers like the First Baptist Church Huntersville\u2019s polish sausage sandwiches and Pocahontas County High School FBLA club\u2019s cotton candy, made fresh on-site.\r\n\r\nMixed in among the food vendors were crafters selling jewelry, primitives, pottery, home d\u00e9cor \u00a0and more.\r\n\r\nFirst timer, Courtney Horner, of Hot Springs, Virginia, sold an array of pottery including mugs, trays and bowls.\r\n\r\n\u201cI wanted to see the event for myself, and I like to share my pottery with people, so I thought it would be a good way to get out there,\u201d Horner said. \u201cSince probably I was in kindergarten, I just remember I wanted to do something with art forever, so I do this, and I also teach.\u201d\r\n\r\nHorner said that she definitely plans to return for the Autumn Harvest Festival in the future because she enjoyed the atmosphere and introducing people to her style of pottery.\u00a0\r\n\r\nAlong with newcomers and veteran vendors, several Pocahontas County artists returned \u201chome\u201d to share their creations.\r\nHillsboro native, Sharlie McComb Meade, now of Lexington, Kentucky, was joined by friend Brandy Cassell, of Marlinton, to sell her jewelry. Meade makes bracelets, necklaces and baby bandana bibs.\r\n\r\nAlso returning was Cole Mahaffey, formerly of Marlinton, now of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, who brought an antique art into the modern world.\r\n\r\nA photographer, Mahaffey has studied the art of tin type photography and had a booth where he took photos of customers and printed the image on a piece of treated tin.\r\n\r\n\u201cI started with ambrotypes first \u2013 those are on glass,\u201d he said. \u201cI started those about four years ago and then I kind of learned tin types. I took some more workshops to learn how to make the chemistry and just ran from there.\u201d\r\n\r\nWorking in an outdoor studio, there are some things a photographer cannot be prepared for, including weather, temperature and the number of people in the photo.\r\n\r\n\u201cI wasn\u2019t prepared for a big group, so it\u2019s not the exposure I wanted one hundred percent,\u201d he said as he developed an image. \u201cThat\u2019s the thing about this process, it\u2019s the imperfections that make the process what it is.\u201d\r\n\r\nWhile many of the vendors were hoping to make a profit for themselves, several non-profits were raising funds for projects and organizations.\r\n\r\nThe Hillsboro Senior Center was selling tickets for a chance to win a handmade quilt with panels depicting state parks of West Virginia.\r\n\r\nThe PCHS Spanish Club sold walking tacos to raise funds for an upcoming trip to Spain, and Boy Scout Troop #33 and the PCHS FBLA were raising funds for future trips, as well.\r\n\r\nFour individuals \u2013 Karen Larson, Mary Walkup, Keri Dunz and Max Dunz \u2013 were selling baked goods and treats for an upcoming mission trip to Guatemala.\r\n\r\nWith food, crafts and good deeds, all that was left was entertainment, including a special performance by the Pride of Pocahontas County Warrior marching band. The band performed its field show at the Marlinton Elementary School football field before marching over to Third Avenue where it performed several numbers for the crowd.\r\n\r\nWinners ~ 2016 West Virginia RoadKill Cook-off\r\n\r\nFirst place \u2013 $1,200 prize\r\nWinner - East Meets West Virginia for their \u201cOne Ton Won Tons: Smashed Pota\u201ddoe\u201d Patties, Chinese Chef Boar R-D Noodles, T-Boned Elk over Grits, Thumper Bumper over Grits.\u201d\r\nRoadkill feature: Venison, Boar, Rabbit and Elk\r\nHead chefs: Janet Mitchell and Paul Wong\r\nAssistant cooks: Mark Mitchell, Patrick Mitchell, James Mitchell, Anne Mitchell and Mark Hengemihle.\r\n\r\nSecond place - $600 prize\r\nWinner \u2013 T\u2019Ain\u2019t EZ Bein Green for their \u201cRest in Bits and Pieces \u2013 6 Ft. Under Greener Pastures.\u201d\r\nRoadkill feature: Venison, Duck, Chukar, Pheasant and Quail.\r\nHead chefs: Patty Normandin and Alicia Kuhn\r\nAssistant cooks: Norm Normandin, Dan Kuhn, Nickie Kuhn and Chad Draine.\r\n\r\nThird place - $300 prize\r\nWinner - You Hit \u2018em... We Spit \u2018em for their \u201cI Wanna Iguana Nachos.\u201d\r\nRoadkill feature: Iguana\r\nHead chef: Cher Megasdo\r\nAssistant cook: Greg Todd\r\n\r\nShowmanship \u2013 The Coal Hollow Brothers\r\n\r\nPeople\u2019s Choice \u2013 T\u2019Ain\u2019t EZ Bein Green\r\n\r\nAward plaques were provided by Pendleton Community Bank, Snowshoe Moun- tain Resort, The Dairy Queen and The Men\u2019s Shop, NRAO Science Center and the Greater Greenbrier Community Foundation.