Denise Lang, a festival committee member and South Fork resident, said that the success of the inaugural festival gave committee members all the more reason to make it a tradition.
Last year involved a committee consisting of approximately 15 people working together to create an event that celebrated the town's coal and railroad history.
That committee re-assembled again this year to create a line-up that spans four days and spells variety, making the town's 125th anniversary a year organizers hope will be memorable.
A kick-off banquet is scheduled for Thursday beginning at 6 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church. Hard Rock, Koko and Joe are set to perform from 8 to 10 p.m.
Friday marks the first full day of craft and food vendors, along with around-the-clock entertainment. The food and craft vendors will line Main Street and the Wesley United Methodist Church lot beginning at 3 p.m.
The fire hall will host chuck-a-luck and a beverage tent, while the library will showcase a museum of memorabilia. A race, wine tasting and mug night are featured on Friday's schedule, along with an outdoor movie and dance. Cobblestone and The Runaways will close the night with performances at the fire hall.
The Bill Lewis Memorial 5K Run commences Saturday's line-up. Lang said that Phil and his wife Stacy were instrumental in bringing South Fork Heritage Days to fruition. Phil was able to attend last year's event, but passed away shortly thereafter. Lang said it was only appropriate, therefore, to host a run in his honor.
Dancers, walking tours, bingo and clowns are just a few of many forms of entertainment scheduled for Saturday. Bands on the line-up include Rosie and the Jammers, Swing City, Full Kilt, Button Box and Who's Your Daddy?
Sunday's concluding events include a breakfast at Most Holy Trinity Church Hall from 8 to 11 a.m. An ecumenical service beginning at 6 p.m. at the park gazebo will be given by Reverend Arlene Bobrowicz.
Parking will be available along the streets. There is no charge for parking nor admission, aside from a few specific events such as the wine tasting and golf outing.
Lang said that the committee has catered not only toward adults, but also children. Carriage rides, a movie night and clowns are just a few examples of how South Fork Heritage Days will appeal to children.
Visit www.southforkheritagedays.com online for the complete weekend line-up, as well as other important information about the event.
The South Fork Heritage Days committee has a specific goal in mind, Lang said.
"We want people to realize that South Fork is here. We're a little town, but we're a nice little town," Lang said.