September 21, 2012: Frontier Days 2012 is in full swing.  Shinnston was chartered in 1852 so 2012 is the 160th birthday of Shinnston as an incorporated city.

Wednesday night Phil Stacey, an American Idol Finalist, was the headliner for Gospel Night to lead off Frontier Days. Josh Powers was the opener for Phil. What performers!! Both had the crowd wanting more. (After the show, Phil and his family came to the Gillum House with their friends for a “get-together” before the Stacey family went upstairs for the night.)

Thursday crowd at Kiddie Rides

Early crowd Thursday, Sept 20, 2012

There was a nice crowd Thursday even though it was a bit on the chilly side..

The headliner entertainment for Thursday was  Chris Newbrough . Confederate Country performed at 5:00 PM and Center Fire performed at 6:30.  Friday, Center Fire performs at 5:00 PM and the Hoof and Paw Parade is at 6:30. Ryan Cain and the Ables take the stage at 8:00PM. Saturday Blackhander performs at 1:30 after the Parade. With the Relay For Life Kick-off scheduled for 3:00 PM. The entertainment continues at 5:00 with Jenna Won’t Sing, Eighties Enough at 6:30, and David Daughtery at 8:00.

The kids had fun eating!

Food was fun for the kids!

The food was great! Just ask the kids!


Friday and Saturday nights big crowds are expected (the Cougars do not have a football game this week!). The Carnival will be open Saturday from 1:00 to 5:00 PM and then 6:00 to 11:00 PM.


Lots of rides

The big rides area is a hit!

The Parade will start at Noon Saturday. Visit the booths of the organizations of Shinnston as well as stopping at the various vendors. Come visit Shinnston Development Authority at their booth Friday and Saturday by the Library to buy your Shinnston mugs and travel mugs. The Kiwanis will have a ring toss for Pepsi products near the Library Saturday.

Sunday there is a Bocce Tournament, a Horseshoe Tournament, and a Cornhole Tournament all taking place at Ferguson Memorial Park starting at 1 PM.



The Shinnston Police Department is ensuring the safety of those attending Frontier Days. A patrol car will not do but Officer Goad on his official Police Bicycle can get anywhere in the festival – quickly and quietly!

Cops ride bikes.

Officer Goad will be patrolling

The weather has been beautiful for Frontier Days 2012!

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