The First Permanent English Settlement West of the Alleghenies
 
As I begin my fourth year in the Mayor’s office, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2018 Pioneer Days Festival, now, in its 52nd year.

Pocahontas County is a treasure and one of the Best Kept Secrets in the East. With nearly a thousand square miles, the county is home to eight rivers and three traffic lights.

Once you have experienced the area’s climate and tradition of friendly hospitality, you will want to return again and again.

While in Marlinton, take time to learn about other Pocahontas County attractions. The area has a lot to offer. Certainly too much to see in one visit.

Do some shopping, visit a restaurant or take a walk on the Greenbrier River Trail. Each will provide an opportunity to take in the sights and sounds of small-town life. 

One thing is sure: Pioneer Days is always a good time – a good time for family reunions, class reunions and reunions with old friends.

As locals, Pioneer Days assures us one of our two welcomed traffic jams per year.

I encourage each of you to take a deep breath and enjoy your time with us.

You are always welcome to our Festival, our County, and our Town. If you need further information, visit the friendly staff at the Pocahontas County Convention and Visitors Bureau on the corner of Main Street and Third Avenue.

I would like to thank the Marlinton Volunteer Fire Department for cleaning Main Street in preparation for this special event.

Sam Felton, Mayor, Town of Marlinton