2020 Schedule of Events

Alderson, WV



  • 7:00p.m. Miss Fireworks Pageant (Alderson Community Center) $5 admission Children 5 and under are free. 


  • 1:00p.m. Baby Sparkler, Little Mr. & Miss Sparkler, Mr.& Miss Sparkler, Little Miss Fireworks, Junior Miss Fireworks, Senior Miss Fireworks (Alderson Community Center) $5 admission Children 5 and under are free. Contact Karen Lobban (304-667-5049) Applications can be printed from 


  • 7:00p.m. to 11:00p.m. Firemen’s Rodeo (Alderson Memorial Football Field) Free Admission – Sponsored by Alderson Fire Department & EMS. Contact Rick Honaker (304-445-7420)


  • 8:00a.m. Youth Bicycle Race Registration – Virginia St & Elmwood Ave
    • (Three age divisions) 4 to 6, 7 to 9, and 10 to 12
  • 9:00a.m. Youth Bicycle Race - Presented by Tri-County Fire Company.  Contact Jimmy Massey (304-667-3475)


  • 1:00p.m. Judging Home and Business Decorating Contest.  Contact Brenda Gabbert (304-445-7210)


  • 7:00p.m. Kids Night (Alderson Memorial Football Field) Bring the kids out for a free fun evening! Contact Briton Kirby (304-304-646-0841) or Rose Spencer (304-445-2042)


  • 12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m. “All American Baking Contest” (Community Center Kitchen) Entries must be dropped off between Noon-1:00p.m.
  • 2020 Theme: Best decorated 4th of July cake. Contact Brenda Gabbert (304-445-7210) - 1st $75.00, 2nd $50 and 3rd $25.00  Sponsored by Little Debbie Distributor 
  • 1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m. Ice Cream Social – Alderson Depot.  Contact Judy Lohmeyer, Alderson Main Street (304-992-2366)
  • 4:00p.m. to 6:00p.m. Open House at Alderson Community Center
  • 6:30p.m. 4th of July Dinner (Alderson Community Center) Served buffet style with catered food – Please make reservations by June 29 to ensure you have a seat - $18.00 per person, 12 and under $8.00. Contact Linda Loudermilk (304-445-7520) or by emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • 7:00 p.m. to 10:00p.m. Virginia Magic Band (Alderson Memorial Football Field) Free Admission – Bring your own chair (Rain or Shine)


  • 8:00a.m. Arts, Crafts & Commercial Sales (Alderson Elementary School Grounds).  Contact Karen Lobban (304-667-5049)
  • 8:00a.m. Parade Line Up - Alderson Elementary School on Virginia St. Line up depends on your arrival time. Contact Jessie Willis (304-646-7893) 
  • 10:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. Throttle Throbs Car Show (Old Greenbrier Baptist Church Parking Lot) North Monroe Street.  Contact Ron Ness (304-645-5055)
  • 10:30a.m. 2020 Grand Parade – Queens, floats, cars, bicycles, tractors, horses and fire engines. Trophies and prizes in all categories.  Something for everyone! After parade, trophies and prizes can be picked up at Alderson Memorial Football Field.  Contact Jessie Willis (304-646-7893)
  • 1:00p.m. Stuart’s Hot Dawg Eating Contest - Stuart’s Smokehouse, Rt. 63 Registration begins at 12:00 noon.
    • 1st $500.00, 2nd $100.00, and 3rd $50.00. 12 & under 1st $50.00, 2nd $25.00 and 3rd $10.00 For more information call (304-445-DAWG (3294)
  • 1:00p.m. 4th Annual Horse Show– Cross River Country Church - $10 Entry Fee and 4 Jackpot Classes $25.  Contact Corianna Spinks (304-520-8937) Show begins at 3pm.
  • 1:00p.m. Presentation of Colors – Introduction of Miss Fireworks and her Court, Sr. Miss Fireworks, Junior Miss Fireworks, Little Miss Fireworks, Mr. and Miss Sparkler, Mr. and Miss Baby Sparkler, and Fourth of July Salute - Awarding of parade prizes - raising of flag by Greenbrier East High School J.R.O.T.C.and the VFW Post#6723 (Alderson Memorial Football Field)
  • 1:30p.m. Field Events – Afternoon filled with fun and events for everyone-Races of all kinds. (No pre-registration required)  Alderson Memorial Football Field.  Contact Jimmy Massie (304-667-3475) or Jessie Willis 304-646-7893) 
  • 4:00p.m. Tug of War – Greenbrier vs. Monroe and Kids Tug of War
  • 8:00p.m. to 9:30p.m.  Davisson Brothers (Alderson Memorial Football Field) 
    • Admission $5 per person for show and fireworks. Children 6 and under free. Bring your own chair – (Rain or Shine)
    • Gates will not open until after the fireworks
  • 10:00p.m. Introduction of Miss Fireworks 2020 and her Court
  • 10:15p.m. Grand Fireworks Display -The Alderson Fire Department will put on the best show in Greenbrier County featuring marvelous aerial and ground displays - (Alderson Memorial Football Field)

Concessions ★ Inflatables ★ Duck Tickets on Sale All Day – Contact Greg Eary (304-646-1762) or Pam Shields (304-520-4233)


  • 11:00a.m. Sunday Worship Service – Alderson Area Churches cordially invite you to attend the church of your choice
  • 12:00p.m. White Water Canoe Race – Fort Spring – Registration starts at 12:00p.m. and the race starts at 1:00p.m.–a timed event on the Greenbrier River, total distance 7 miles – canoe & kayak divisions.  Contact Jessie Willis (304-646-7893)
  • 1:30p.m. River Events – Enjoy an afternoon of fun in the cozy green water of the Greenbrier River at the Alderson Mini Park Bring a seat and enjoy!  Men, women and children and anything that floats races. Contact Jessie Willis (304-646-7893)
  • 6:00p.m. Ducks on the Greenbrier-Rubber Duck Race (Alderson Mini Park)
    • Grand Prize: $5,000, Second Prize: $1,000 Cash, Third Prize: Two night stay at Virginia Beach.  Plus many other prizes.
    • For tickets and information, contact Pam Shields (304-520-4233)
  • 7:00p.m. Gospel Sing (Alderson Memorial Football Field). Bring your own lawn chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of gospel music by various local artists. Sponsored by the Alderson River of Life Church. Contact Anthony Carter (304-732-6124).
    • In the event of inclement weather, the gospel sing will be moved to the Alderson River of Life Church on Rt.63


  • 7:30a.m. to 8:00a.m. Run for Snacks 5K Registration – Alderson Public Library
  • 9:00a.m. Run for Snacks 5K Race & Kids Fun Run – Walk or Run Event. All ages welcome. Contact Laurie Bennett (540-798-5737)


Rubber Duck Tickets on Sale Now & Every Day During Celebration -- YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE PRESENT TO WIN

Presented By: Alderson 4th of July Committee, Alderson Fire Dept. & EMS, Miss Fireworks Committee, and the Woman’s Club of Alderson

Sponsored By: Alderson 4th of July Committee, Alderson Lions Club, Alderson Fire Dept. & EMS, Town of Alderson, Tri-County Fire Company, Alderson Main Street

NO PETS ALLOWED - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

Visit us on Facebook - Alderson 4th of July Celebration