Change in Date Didn't Change Enthusiasm for Ag Parade and Carnival
July 28, 2022
Any concerns that Martinsburg's annual Ag Parade and carnival would suffer a decline in attendance were alleviated when the numbers started rolling in.
The parade and carnival are traditionally held on the week of July 4, but because of a conflict in scheduling with Bartlebaugh Amusements, who provide the rides, the park elected to hold the festivities the following week. A conflict also arose in 2019 and the park board elected to hold the carnival without rides with mixed results. COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the carnival in 2020 and reduced the length of the parade.
Last year saw t...