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13th Annual MountainFest Bringing Motorcycles and Music to Morgantown

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The 13th annual Wild and Wonderful MountainFest will take place in Morgantown this Thursday through Sunday, and the transformation at Mylan Park and Triple S Harley-Davidson has already begun.

Organizers said they could have more than 60,000 people attend the event if the weather cooperates and they're looking forward to showcasing new developments at Mylan Park and the area's beauty.

"It is a great party in North Central West Virginia that brings together motorcyclists from all over the region, multiple states," said Event Director Jamie Summerlin. "We've got over 30 states represented coming to the event this year."

Motorcyclists or music enthusiasts, Summerlin said there's something for everyone who wants to have a good time.

Guests will notice a few changes this year, including a new vendor layout at Mylan Park and the option to purchase a VIP experience.

Summerlin said ticket sales are already better than they've had in the past.

"The other beautiful part about it is we've got some tremendous roads to ride on all around West Virginia," he said. "When people come to MountainFest, while they spend some time here at the event especially during the day they'll check out the vendors, but then they go off and they ride through our beautiful mountains and it's a great tourist opportunity for people coming in to check out our beautiful state."

The weekend schedule is also packed with music including headliners Hank Williams Jr., WAR, and George Thorogood and the Destroyers.

As well as other names visitors might recognize like the Davisson Brothers, Amish Outlaws, Frank Foster and the Guilty Pleasure Band.

There will also be other events including the Blessing of the Bikes at the Coliseum and the BFS Poker Run.

"We've got a mobile app that we'll be using this year where we'll be able to do push notifications," Summerlin said. "It's got the schedule of events. It'll have some maps embedded in it as well."

With so many guests expected, Summerlin encourages all visitors to plan to arrive early, especially for the entertainment.

"The Hank Williams Jr. concert starts at  7:15 [p.m.] on Friday, we know people are getting off work that evening, the BlackBears have a baseball game that evening as well so the earlier the people can get here the better and beat the traffic and just come out and experience the event," he said.

To purchase tickets and see a full schedule of events, visit wvmountainfest.com.

Tickets are also being sold at Triple S Harley-Davidson and will be available the gate, but advanced purchases are encouraged. 

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