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Heritage Farm to host sixth annual Cast Iron Cook-Off Way Back Weekend

It’s time to rekindle the fires and refresh your taste buds for Heritage Farm Museum & Village’s sixth annual Cast Iron Cook-Off, Way Back Weekend! On October 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. area chefs will face off in a regional competition to give visitors a taste of how their Appalachian ancestors used an open fire to create the finest cuisine. Representatives from the community will serve as judges for the event and decide the winners for first, second, and third place. Way Back Weekend visitors will also have a chance to participate as they decide the winner of the people’s choice award.

“The Cast Iron Cook-Off is yet another example of the wholesome, family-friendly events at Heritage Farm Museum and Village that educate our community and region about the history of Appalachia and its ingenuity that is still alive and well today,” said Huntington Mayor Steve Williams, who will be one of the judges for this year’s cook-off. “I’m looking forward to the culinary creations at this event, which is quickly becoming a wonderful fall-time tradition.”

To attend the sixth annual Cast Iron Cook-Off tickets are $15 per adult and $10 child (2 and under, free) or purchase an Annual Saturday pass, which will give entry into every Saturday, including Way Back Weekends, valid for one year after purchase date. Individual passes are $30 each, and family passes, which cover two adults and any child under 18 in the home, are $75. To purchase tickets or find out more information on the rules for the cook-off visit heritagefarmmuseum.com/events, follow #HeritageFarmWV #WayBackWeekend or call 304-522-1244. This year’s Cast Iron Cook-off Way Back Weekend is presented by Chase bank.

Located at 3300 Harvey Road, Huntington, West Virginia, and founded in 1996, Heritage Farm is home to the area’s largest collection of historically significant Appalachian artifacts in seven award-winning museums, and was recently named West Virginia's first Smithsonian Affiliate. Heritage Farm consists of more than thirty structures including 5 Log Cabin Inns and a Barn Retreat Center sleeping forty people, wired with today’s technology. Artisans, crafters, and re-enactors are on-site daily bringing Appalachian history to life. To learn more about Heritage Farm Museum and Village, call 304-522-1244 or visit heritagefarmmuseum.com