Road Kill Cook-Off
MARLINTON, W.Va. – The Pocahontas County Road Kill Cook-Off is one of West Virginia’s more popular and unusual festivals, and this year the event will get a little extra star power.
The festival, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 26, will be featured on the premier episode of Fest Quest, a new television show on the Fine Living Channel. The show’s host is Adam Gertler of the Food Network.
Gertler, who was featured on The Next Food Network Star, also will take part in the cook off. “The episode is scheduled to run in April,” said David Cain, organizer of the festival. “They wanted Road Kill to be the first one out the gate.”
This year’s cook-off will feature 10 teams that will prepare a variety of dishes made of venison, frog, kangaroo, groundhog and turkey.
Judges for the cook-off are Nicole Bowman, editor of West Virginia Living Magazine; Kathleen Wilcox, writer for Web site Eat Me Daily; and Jay R. Mahoney, chef and instructor at Pierpont Culinary Academy. The festival is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Marlinton. Tickets to sample Road Kill fare are $2.
For more information about the Road Kill Cook-Off, visit pocahontascountywv.com or call 1-800-336-7009.