Contests and Pageants


The gigantic pumpkin contest has become quite popular since it first began fourteen years ago. The largest pumpkin entry was in 2011 and weighed in at 1,105 pounds. Join us and the pumpkins on Saturday, September 18 at the Pendleton County Health Department.


The 2020 Miss Treasure Mountain Festival Pageant will be held on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 7:00 p.m. at the Pendleton County High School Auditorium. The pageant is open to all young ladies that are legal residents of West Virginia and that fulfill the regulations for the appropriate category of their age.


Treasure Mountain Festival is hosting the annual Youth Heritage Pageant on Friday, Sept. 17, at 3 p.m. on the Main Stage. All young ladies between the ages of 18 months to 12 years are eligible to enter one of five categories. 


A Muzzleload Shooting and Knife and Hawk contest sponsored by the Killbuck Riflemen Muzzleloading Club will be held at their shooting range located in Fort Seybert, 10 miles east of Franklin on the Fort Seybert Road in the field adjacent to the old fort site. Just follow the signs.

Mustache and Beard

Anyone with a beard and/or mustache is welcome to enter, without charge. Judging will be done by a committee on the basis of the overall appearance and grooming of the contestant’s beard or mustache.

Childrens Games

A variety of games and contests for the kids. Three-legged race, watermelon seed spitting, frog jumping, softball throw, treasure in the haystack and more.


Come play the game that everyone loves! A cornhole tournament will be held at the Franklin Town Park ball field on Saturday unless it rains.


After a 10 year absence, Turkey Calling and Owl Hooting once again sounded off at Treasure Mountain Festival in 2016. The Contest will be on Sunday, Sept. 19 at 1 p.m. on the Main Stage.