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Friends of the Cheat presents

Saturday, August 27

Cheat Fest Grounds – 139 Beech Run Road, Albright, WV 26519

Gates open to the public and activities commence Saturday at 12 noon!


Day of Ticket Prices Below:

Saturday Adult Admission – $25

Under 18 with an Adult – $10


“Howl at the Moon” Packages:

Saturday Adult Admission + Saturday Night Camping – $35

Saturday Adult Admission + Friday & Saturday Night Camping – $50


Elite Group Camping Package – $400 ($100 per person)

4 guests enjoy Sat Admission, Fri & Sat night camping in a 30 x 20 reserved shaded space – complete with fire ring, access to private portojohn and sink, and private beer garden entrance. PLUS – 4 merch bags with swag. Total worth – $550.  


Event Highlights – subject to change

Live Music – Donna the Buffalo, The Company Stores, Allen Davis, Blackwater Mojo, 18 Strings, Jake & Jesse Pitzer, Paul Burger

Craft Beer Garden:

$5 per ticket – Screech Owl Brewing: Rykers Revenge IPA, Wild & Wonderful Strawberry Ale, Bold Blonde Ale.  Oskar Blues Brewery: Pinner Throwback IPA, Mama’s Little Yella Pils.  Bell’s Brewery: Two-Hearted Ale, Kalamazoo Stout.

$4 per ticket – Anheuser-Busch: Bud Light.

Preston County Animal Shelter Adoption Event:  Meet dogs and puppies looking for a fur-ever home.  From noon to 4pm, the dedicated staff of the Preston County Animal Shelter will have pets ready for adoption on site.  All animals are spayed/neutered, microchipped, treated for parasites, fully vaccinated, and available for adoption by responsible adults at least 21 years old for $150.  Pups & Pints admission fees will be refunded for anyone adopting a pet.

Search & Rescue Dog Demonstration:  Learn from expert handlers what qualities make good search and rescue dogs.  Watch demonstrations of their rigorous training exercises and hear first-hand accounts of search and rescue success stories.

Obedience 101 – Tips from an Expert, Dog Tags Training School:  Interact with dog training professionals from Dog Tags Training School.  Learn a few training basics including what not to do in this free workshop.

Meet the Old Hemlock Setters, LeJay Graffious and the Old Hemlock Irish Setters:  The Old Hemlock Setters are a line of English Setters developed by the famous George and Kay Evans.  These companion gun dogs are one part of George and Kay Evan’s legacy preserved by the work of the Old Hemlock Foundation, based in Bruceton Mills.

Best Trick, Longest Sit, and Lookalike contests – Win cash and goodies for your pooch!  Contest signups begin at 12 noon.

Silent Auction & Raffles – Prizes include outdoor gear, pet supplies and services, local arts and crafts, gift certificates