Come out and have a great time at Alderson Strawberry Festival! Fun for the whole family with bands, shopping, music, food, and kids activities!
Friday, June 30 7-11pm: Fireman’s Rodeo – Alderson Memorial Football Field Saturday, July 1: 7:30am – Run for Snacks 5k (Walk or Run) -- Alderson Public Library 11am – Cornhole Tournament – Alderson Memorial Football Field 12pm – All-American Baking Contest – Alderson Community Center Kitchen 1pm – Horse Show – Glen Ray City Building 6:30pm – 4th of July Banquet – Alderson Community Center Sunday, July 2: 12pm – White Water Canoe Race – Fort Spring 7pm – Gospel Sing – Alderson Memorial Football Field Monday, July 3: 7-10pm – 7-Mile Ford Band – Alderson Memorial Field Tuesday, July 4: 9am-3pm – Throttle Throbs Car Show – Old Greenbrier Baptist Church Lot 10:30am – Grand Parade (lineup starts at 8am at Alderson Elementary School) 1pm – Presentation of Colors – Alderson Memorial Football Field 7-10pm – The Worx Band – Alderson Memorial Football Field Wednesday, July 5: 6pm – Ducks on the River Rubber Duck Race – Alderson Mini Park
Alderson Riverside Summer Events will present "A Tribute to Bricktop" featuring The Robinson-Kenga Trio on Sunday, August 28 from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Bring your chair and come out to hear Bricktop's music and times brought to life at this special musical event. "An Alderson Original, Ada Beatrice Queen Victoria Louise Virginia Smith, a.k.a. "BRICKTOP" Smith was a 1920-50's singer, dancer and Paris Club owner. She was called Bricktop because of her auburn hair and a face full of freckles. After the death of her father, the family moved to Chicago where Ada discovered her talent for entertaining and hosting. When she moved to Paris in the early 1920s, she decided to open her own club called Chez Bricktop. Cole Porter was a fan and after hearing Bricktop talk about a lynching, wrote a song for her based on a comment she made (this song will be performed by Suzanna Robinson-Kenga). Ada used to say that the success of a night at her club was based on the number of Kings in attendance. The most was 5.....not counting the Prince of Wales. Bricktop was always proud of her West Virginia heritage. She would tell interviewers that she was born in "West, by God, Virginia". Her very interesting life has been depicted on stage and in books. A food vendor will be on hand selling drinks and snacks.