Highlights TV Show Features Yak Fest & Tour de Coal


Highlights is a 30 minute weekly TV show featuring organizations, events, grass-roots efforts and people who move our state and community forward in a positive way.

The show is a collaboration with HD MediaThe Media Center and Jim Strawn & Company.

The show taped and premiering at 8:30 p.m. on June 6, 2022 highlights the Yak Fest and Tour de Coal, both City of St. Albans, WV sanctioned events.

We interviewed Adam Bryan, Committee Member, Yak Fest and Bill Currey, Chair of the Coal River Group.


Bill discussed the humble beginnings of the Tour de Coal and how it has swelled to approximately 1700 Kayakers. Folks can register and learn all about the event set for Saturday June 18th at CoalRiverGroup.com.

The float is a 12-mile easy pace down the Coal River.

Adam talked about the Yak Fest scheduled for June 17th & 18th at the Old Main Plaza in the heart of St. Albans, WV.

He spoke passionately about the music line-up, highlighted by the Davisson Brothers Band playing Friday evening and Cody Clayton Eagle on Saturday evening.

In it’s first year, Yak Fest was voted the #1 Outdoor Festival in West Virginia by StepOutside.org! It started in 2018.
If you would like to learn more about the Highlights Program, contact Host and Executive Producer Jim Strawn at 304-541-4756.
YakFest features live music, art, food, and craft beer along with many vendors highlighting kayaking, fishing, and other recreational activities. 


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